Joy Scheidell
Joy D. Scheidell, PhD, MPH
University of Central Florida - Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences
PhD, Epidemiology, New York University
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida
BS, Community Health, Florida Gulf Coast University
Research Interests
Sexual and reproductive health, criminal justice involvement, substance use, mental health, health inequities
Joy Scheidell is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from NYU and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Florida. She is a former predoctoral fellow of the NIDA-funded Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program (T32 DA7233) and scholar in the NIDA Diversity Scholars Network 2022 cohort. Dr. Scheidell’s research seeks to understand the intersections of mental health, substance use, and sexual and reproductive health, with a specific focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations. In addition to conducting her research, Dr. Scheidell is a devoted instructor of epidemiologic and population health research methods.
Principal Investigator, Influence of Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Engagement on Sexual Health among People Who Use Illicit Opioids in New York City. Completed
Principal Investigator, Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Treatment for Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Associations with Health. Completed


Scheidell JD, Elliott LC, Bennett AS, Mahachi M, Lapple D, Nelson JA, Hobbs MM (2023).
Evaluation of self-directed specimen collection for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among people who use drugs
International Journal of STD and AIDS [Epub 2023 Nov 16]. doi: 10.1177/09564624231215859.

Feelemyer J, Abrams J, Mazumdar M, Irvine NM, Scheidell JD, Turpin RE, Dyer TV, Brewer RA, Hucks-Ortiz C, Caniglia EC, Remch M, Scanlon F, Gaydos CA, Sandh S, Cleland CM, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2023).
Age differences in the associations between incarceration and subsequent substance use, sexual risk-taking, and incident STI among Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women in the HIV Prevention Trials 061 cohort
American Journal of Men's Health, 17 (6), 15579883231204120. doi: 10.1177/15579883231204120. PMCID: PMC10637158.

Feelemyer JP, Richard E, Khan MR, Scheidell JD, Caniglia EC, Manandhar-Sasaki P, Ban KF, Charles D, Braithwaite RS (2023).
Does the association between stimulant use and high risk sexual behavior vary by injection drug use, sexual minority status, or HIV infection status? A meta-analysis
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (9), 2883-2890. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04012-4. PMCID: PMC10423740.

Feelemyer JP, Duncan DT, Remch M, Kaufman JS, Cleland CM, Geller AB, Dyer TV, Scheidell JD, Turpin RE, Brewer RA, Hucks-Ortiz C, Mazumdar M, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2023).
Associations between police harassment and distrust in and reduced access to healthcare among Black sexual minority men: A longitudinal analysis of HPTN 061
PLoS One, 18 (8), e0290378. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0290378. PMCID: PMC10437825.

Remch M, Scheidell JD, Cleland CM, Turpin R, Duncan DT, Dyer TT, Kaufman JS, Mazumdar M, Brewer R, Feelemyer J, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2023).
Mediation of the effect of incarceration on selling sex among Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women in the HPTN 061 study
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (8), 2791-2802. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04003-5.


Scheidell JD, Lejuez CW, Golin CE, Hobbs MM, Wohl DA, Adimora AA, Khan MR (2016).
Borderline personality disorder symptom severity and sexually transmitted infection and HIV risk in African American incarcerated men
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43 (5), 317-323. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000433. PMCID: PMC4840466.

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