Diana Rossi
University of Buenos Aires - Professor and Researcher, School of Social Sciences
SW, Social Sciences, Buenos Aires University
Research Interests
HIV and drug use, Drug policy, HIV prevention, Community based interventions, Big Events and epidemics
Diana Rossi is a Social Worker and Specialist in youngsters’ social problems from the University of Buenos Aires. She was professor and researcher of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires until 2019. She is a founding member of Intercambios Civil Association, an Argentinean non-governmental organization working on research, training, advocacy and community interventions with drug related problems to ensure the health and human rights of drug users through evidence-based programs. Until 2018, she was member of the board of directors and research coordinator of Intercambios, where she continues to be a technical consultant. She has directed research projects involving professionals from different disciplines of the social sciences. She has participated in and directed multiple investigations related to blood and sexual transmitted infections in people who use drugs in collaboration with Medicine and Biochemistry researchers. She collaborates with other national and international organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies and universities. Former member of the United Nations Reference Group on HIV and injecting drug use and of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Drug Policy, currently she integrates the board of the International Confederation of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Research Associations (ICARA). At present, she is collaborating with Georgios Nikolopoulos and with Samuel R. Friedman on writing a book on the HIV epidemic. She is author of many papers, books and book chapters in national and international publications.


Friedman SR, Mateu-Gelabert P, Nikolopoulos GK, Cerda M, Rossi D, Jordan AE, Townsend T, Khan MR, Perlman DC (2021).
Big events theory and measures may help explain emerging long-term effects of current crises
Global Public Health, 16 (8-9), 1167-1186. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1903528. PMCID: PMC8338763.

Friedman SR, Pouget ER, Sandoval M, Rossi D, Mateu-Gelabert P, Nikolopoulos GK, Schneider JA, Smyrnov P, Stall RD (2017).
Interpersonal attacks on the dignity of members of HIV key populations: A descriptive and exploratory study
AIDS and Behavior, 21 (9), 2561–2578. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1578-4. PMCID: PMC5393962.

Wiessing L, Ferri M, Belackova V, Carrieri P, Friedman SR, ..., Uuskula A, ..., Rossi D, ..., Griffiths P (2017).
Monitoring quality and coverage of harm reduction services for people who use drugs: A consensus study
Harm Reduction Journal, 14, 19. doi: 10.1186/s12954-017-0141-6. PMCID: PMC5401609.

Pouget ER, Sandoval M, Nikolopoulos GK, Mateu-Gelabert P, Rossi D, Smyrnov P, Jones Y, Friedman SR (2016).
Developing measures of pathways that may link macro social/structural changes with HIV epidemiology
AIDS and Behavior, 20 (8), 1808-1820. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1291-3. PMCID: PMC4945500.

Friedman SR, Rossi D, Ralon G (2015).
Dignity denial and social conflicts
Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society, 27 (1), 65-84. doi: 10.1080/08935696.2014.980675.

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