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


Magiorkinis G, Karamitros T, Vasylyeva TI, Williams LD, Mbisa JL, Hatzakis A, Paraskevis D, Friedman SR (2018).
An innovative study design to assess the community effect of interventions to mitigate HIV epidemics using transmission-chain phylodynamics
American Journal of Epidemiology, 187 (12), 2615-2622. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwy160. PMCID: PMC6269241.

Ibragimov U, Beane S, Adimora AA, Friedman SR, Williams L, Tempalski B, Stall R, Wingood G, Hall HI, Johnson AS, Cooper HLF (2018).
Relationship of racial residential segregation to newly diagnosed cases of HIV among Black heterosexuals in US metropolitan areas, 2008-2015
Journal of Urban Health [Epub 2018 Sep 4]. doi: 10.1007/s11524-018-0303-1.

Williams LD, Kostaki E, Pavlitina E, Paraskeva D, Hatzakis A, Schneider J, Smyrnov P, Hadjikou A, Nikolopoulos GK, Psichogiou M, Friedman SR (2018).
Pockets of HIV non-infection within highly-infected risk networks in Athens, Greece
Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 1825. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01825. PMCID: PMC6117409.

Tempalski B, Cleland CM, Williams LD, Cooper HLF, Friedman SR (2018).
Change and variability in drug treatment coverage among people who inject drugs in 90 large metropolitan areas in the USA, 1993-2007
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy, 13, 28. doi: 10.1186/s13011-018-0165-2. PMCID: PMC6085615.

Kostaki EG, Pavlitina E, Williams L, Magiorkinis G, Schneider J, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Psichogiou M, Daikos GL, Sypsa V, Smyrnov P, Korobchuk A, Malliori M, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Paraskevis D (2018).
Molecular analysis of HIV-1 infected individuals in a network-based intervention (TRIP): Phylogenetics identify HIV-1 infected individuals with social links
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 218 (5), 707-715. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy239.