Anneli Uusküla, MD, PhD
University of Tartu - Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of Tartu - Attending Physician, Clinic of Dermatology
MD, University of Tartu
PhD, University of Tartu
MSc, Epidemiology, University at Albany, State University of New York
Research Interests
HIV, STI, Drug Use, Epidemiology
Anneli Uusküla is a professor at the Department of Public Health, and physician practicing Dermatovenerology at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She has been in medicine and public health for over 20 years. Dr. Uusküla has received a number of research grants and continues to have ongoing financial support for the research in the fields of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and injection drug use from the United States National Institutes of Health, European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNAIDS/National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. She also serves as a member and a technical expert for several highly reputable professional organizations such as the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), and Estonian Research Council.


Uuskula A, Talu A, Vorobjov S, Salekesin M, Rannap J, Lemsalu L, Des Jarlais D (2020).
The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: Factors in its evolution and opportunities for a comprehensive public health response, a scoping review
International Journal of Drug Policy, 81, 102757. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102757. PMCID: PMC7337094.

Uuskula A, Des Jarlais D, Vorobjov S (2019).
The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: Opportunities for a comprehensive public health response
Lancet Psychiatry, 6 (12), 985. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30436-5.

Des Jarlais D, Uuskula A, Talu A, Barnes DM, Raag M, Arasteh K, Org G, Demarest D, Feelemyer J, Berg H, Tross S (2019).
Implementing an updated “Break the Cycle” intervention to reduce initiating persons into injecting drug use in an Eastern European and a US “opioid epidemic” setting
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (9), 2304-2314. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02467-y. PMCID: PMC6746607.

Raag M, Vorobjov S, Uuskula A (2019).
Prevalence of injecting drug use in Estonia 2010-2015: A capture-recapture study
Harm Reduction Journal, 16 (1), 19. doi: 10.1186/s12954-019-0289-3.

Jogeda EL, Avi R, Pauskar M, Kallas E, Karki T, Des Jarlais D, Uuskula A, Toompere K, Lutsar I, Huik K (2018).
Association of IFNlambda4 rs12979860 polymorphism with the acquisition of HCV and HIV infections among people who inject drugs
Journal of Medical Virology, 90 (11), 1779-1783. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25258. PMCID: PMC6158102.


Low N, Redmond S, Uuskula A, van Bergen J, Ward H, Andersen B, Gotz H (2016).
Screening for genital chlamydia infection
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, CD010866. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010866.pub2.

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