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


Ibragimov U, Beane S, Friedman SR, Komro K, Adimora AA, Edwards JK, Williams LD, Tempalski B, Livingston MD, Stall RD, Wingood GM, Cooper HLF (2019).
States with higher minimum wages have lower STI rates among women: Results of an ecological study of 66 US metropolitan areas, 2003-2015
PLoS One, 14 (10), e0223579. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0223579. PMCID: PMC6785113.

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, 31 (11), 1376-1383. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1601671. PMCID: PMC6818705.

Ibragimov U, Beane S, Friedman SR, Smith JC, Tempalski B, Williams L, Adimora AA, Wingood GM, McKetta S, Stall RD, Cooper HL (2019).
Police killings of Black people and rates of sexually transmitted infections: A cross-sectional analysis of 75 large US metropolitan areas, 2016
Sexually Transmitted Infections [Epub 2019 Aug 23]. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2019-054026.

Korobchuk A, Davtyan H, Denisiuk O, Zachariah R, Nikolopoulos GK, Paraskevis D, Skaathun B, Schneider J, Vasylyeva TI, Williams LD, Smyrnov P, Friedman SR (2019).
People with high HIV viral load within risk networks: Who are these people and who refers them best?
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 13 (7S), 103S-110S. doi: 10.3855/jidc.11273. PMCID: PMC6779172.

Williams LD, Korobchuk A, Smyrnov P, Sazonova Y, Nikolopoulos GK, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Schneider J, Vasylyeva TI, Duong YT, Chernyavska S, Goncharov V, Kotlik L, Friedman SR (2019).
Social network approaches to locating people recently infected with HIV in Odessa, Ukraine
Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22 (6), e25330. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25330. PMCID: PMC6595706.