Leslie Williams
Leslie D. Williams, PhD
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. - Principal Research Associate
Research Interests
Setting-level & sociocultural predictors of health, HIV stigma, Multilevel relationships, Setting- & policy-level health interventions, Health service barriers, Interdisciplinary & holistic epidemiological frameworks


Psichogiou M, Giallouros G, Pantavou K, Pavlitina E, Papadopoulou M, Williams LD, Hadjikou A, Kakalou E, Skoutelis A, Protopapas K, Antoniadou A, Boulmetis G, Paraskevis D, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Nikolopoulos GK (2019).
Identifying, linking, and treating people who inject drugs and were recently infected with HIV in the context of a network-based intervention
AIDS Care [Epub 2019 Apr 2]. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1601671.

Kostaki EG, Frampton D, Paraskevis D, Pantavou K, Ferns B, Raffle J, Grant P, Kozlakidis Z, Hadjikou A, Pavlitina E, Williams LD, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Nastouli E, Nikolopoulos GK (2019).
Near full-length genomic sequencing and molecular analysis of HIV-infected individuals in a network-based intervention (TRIP) in Athens, Greece: Evidence that transmissions occur more frequently from those with high HIV-RNA
Current HIV Research, 16 (5), 345-353. doi: 10.2174/1570162X17666190130120757. PMCID: PMC6446520.

Williams LD, Aber JL (2019).
The multilevel relationships of HIV-related stigma to child and caregiver mental health among HIV-affected households in South Africa
American Journal of Community Psychology, 63 (1-2), 3-16. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12280.

Williams LD, Aber JL (2019).
Using a multi-level framework to test empirical relationships among HIV/AIDS-related stigma, health service barriers, and HIV outcomes in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2019 Feb 23]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02439-2.

Tempalski B, Cooper HLF, Kelley ME, Linton SL, Wolfe ME, Chen YT, Ross Z, Des Jarlais DC, Friedman SR, Williams LD, Semaan S, DiNenno E, Wejnert C, Broz D, Paz-Bailey G (2019).
Identifying which place characteristics are associated with the odds of recent HIV testing in a large sample of people who inject drugs in 19 US metropolitan areas
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (2), 318-335. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2217-z. PMCID: PMC6318077.