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, 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.

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.

Williams LD, Korobchuk A, Pavlitina E, Nikolopoulos GK, Skaathun B, Schneider J, Kostaki EG, Smyrnov P, Vasylyeva TI, Psichogiou M, Paraskevis D, Morgan E, Hadjikou A, Downing MJ, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR (2019).
Experiences of stigma and support reported by participants in a network intervention to reduce HIV transmission in Athens, Greece; Odessa, Ukraine; and Chicago, Illinois
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (5), 1210-1224. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02402-1. PMCID: PMC6511315.

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.

Bell A, Bennett AS, Jones TS, Doe-Simkins M, Williams LD (2019).
Amount of naloxone used to reverse opioid overdoses outside of medical practice in a city with increasing illicitly manufactured fentanyl in illicit drug supply
Substance Abuse, 40 (1), 52-55. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1449053.