Ariadna Capasso
Ariadna Capasso, PhD
Health Resources in Action - Director of Research and Evaluation
PhD, Public Health, NYU School of Global Public Health
MFA, Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder
BA, Arts and Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Ariadna Capasso is Director of Research and Evaluation at Health Resources in Action, where she oversees a large portfolio of community assessments and evaluations, including in the fields of perinatal substance use and in the intersection of violence and substance use.

Dr. Capasso has over fifteen years of experience providing technical support to United Nations agencies, such as the United Nations Population Fund and the Pan American Health Organization. She was a senior technical advisor at Management Sciences for Health, where she provided strategic leadership and managed a wide range of sexual and reproductive health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Capasso’s research focuses on the adaptation of the Theory of Gender and Power to predict problem alcohol use among Black and Latina women and on the intersection of alcohol use, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health among women of color. In 2018, Dr. Capasso was a fellow of the NIDA-funded Substance Abuse Research Education & Training (SARET) at the NYU School of Medicine and was a recipient of a National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship. In 2021, she was a Behavioral Science Training in Drug Abuse Research predoctoral fellow at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In 2022, Dr. Capasso received a PhD in Public Health from New York University School of Global Public Health. Dr. Capasso is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism.


Rushwan S, Skipalska H, Capasso A, Navario P, Castillo T (2023).
Understanding domestic violence among older women in Ukraine: A secondary analysis using gender-based violence screening data
Journal of Interpersonal Violence [Epub 2023 Dec 15]. doi: 10.1177/08862605231214594.

Brown JL, Capasso A, Revzina N, Boeva E, Rassokhin V, Sales JM, Gutova LV, Khalezova NB, Hitch AE, Twitty TD, DiClemente RJ (2023).
Concordance of ethyl glucuronide, blood alcohol content, and self-reported alcohol use in Russian women with HIV and hepatitis C virus co-infection
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (12), 4062-4069. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04120-1.

Batool-Anwar S, Robbins R, Ali SH, Capasso A, Foreman J, Jones AM, Tozan Y, DiClemente RJ, Quan SF (2023).
Examining changes in sleep duration associated with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic: Who is sleeping and who is not?
Behavioral Medicine, 49 (2), 162-171. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2021.2002800. PMCID: PMC9288172.

Pahl K, Williams SZ, Capasso A, Lewis CF, Lekas HM (2023).
A longitudinal pathway from ethnic-racial discrimination to sexual risk behaviors among Black women and Latinas: Ethnic-racial identity exploration as a protective factor
Social Science and Medicine, 316, 115061. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115061.

Capasso A, Skipalska H, Chakrabarti U, Guttmacher S, Navario P, Castillo TP (2022).
Patterns of gender-based violence in conflict-affected Ukraine: A descriptive analysis of internally displaced and local women receiving psychosocial services
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37 (23-24), NP21549-NP21572. doi: 10.1177/08862605211063009. PMCID: PMC9240103.


Capasso A, Skipalska H, Guttmacher S, Tikhonovsky NG, Navario P, Castillo TP (2021).
Factors associated with experiencing sexual violence among female gender-based violence survivors in conflict-afflicted eastern Ukraine
BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 789. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10830-9. PMCID: PMC8067375.

Capasso A, Jones AM, Ali SH, Foreman J, Tozan Y, DiClemente RJ (2021).
Increased alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic: The effect of mental health and age in a cross-sectional sample of social media users in the U.S.
Preventive Medicine, 145, 106422. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106422.

Capasso A, DiClemente RJ, Wingood GM (2019).
Pregnancy coercion as a risk factor for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among young African American women
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 82 Suppl 2, S155-S161. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002174. PMCID: PMC6820702.

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