Joy D. Scheidell, MPH
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Predoctoral fellow
NYU Langone Health - Doctoral student, Epidemiology, Department of Population Health
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida
BS, Community Health, Florida Gulf Coast University
Research Interests
Sexual and reproductive health, Criminal justice involvement, Substance use
Joy Scheidell is a PhD student in epidemiology at NYU School of Medicine and a predoctoral fellow in the NIDA-funded Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research T32 program. Her research focuses on psychosocial, behavioral, and structural determinants of sexual and reproductive health in vulnerable populations. She has extensive research experience, including a NIDA-funded longitudinal cohort study conducted among African American men being released from prison in North Carolina, a pilot test of a couples-based HIV prevention intervention for incarcerated men and their community-dwelling female partners, and a secondary data analysis study using Add Health to examine the role of childhood traumatic experiences on HIV-related drug and sexual risk and criminal justice involvement across the life course.


Beharie N, Scheidell JD, Quinn K, McGorray S, Vaddiparti K, Kumar PC, Frueh BC, Boone L, Khan MR (2019).
Associations of adolescent exposure to severe violence with substance use from adolescence into adulthood: Direct versus indirect exposures
Substance Use and Misuse, 54 (2), 191-202. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1495737.

Khan MR, McGinnis KA, Grov C, Scheidell JD, Hawks L, Edelman EJ, Fiellin DA, McInnes DK, Braithwaite RS, Justice AC, Wang EA (2019).
Past year and prior incarceration and HIV transmission risk among HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the US
AIDS Care, 31 (3), 349-356. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1499861.

Scheidell JD, Madsen Beau De Rochars V, Seraphin MN, Hobbs MM, Morris JG, Celestin JP, Cottler LB, Khan MR (2018).
Socioeconomic vulnerability and sexually transmitted infection among pregnant Haitian women
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 45 (9), 626-631. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000861. PMCID: PMC6086731.

Khan MR, Scheidell JD, Golin CE, Friedman SR, Adimora AA, Lejuez CW, Hu H, Quinn K, Wohl DA (2018).
Dissolution of committed partnerships during incarceration and STI/HIV-related sexual risk behavior after prison release among African American men
Journal of Urban Health, 95 (4), 479-487. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0274-2. PMCID: PMC6095753.

Scanlon FA, Scheidell JD, Cuddeback GS, Samuelsohn D, Wohl DA, Lejuez CW, Latimer WW, Khan MR (2018).
Depression, executive dysfunction, and prior economic and social vulnerability associations in incarcerated African American men
Journal of Correctional Health Care, 24 (3), 295-308. doi: 10.1177/1078345818782440. PMCID: PMC6040589.


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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