Farzana Kapadia, PhD, MPH
NYU School of Global Public Health - Associate Professor
PhD, Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
MPH, Community Public Health, New York University
BS, Biology and History, Binghamton, SUNY
Research Interests
HIV/STIs, Epidemiology, HIV prevention, Urban populations
Farzana Kapadia is an epidemiologist whose research seeks to understand the distribution, determinants and consequences of HIV/AIDS across the lifespan. Dr. Kapadia conducts research that explores contextual factors influencing HIV/AIDS risk and related outcomes among vulnerable and, often marginalized adolescents and young adults. Given the chronic nature of HIV/AIDS, her research also seeks to understand the impact of HIV/AIDS on the physical, mental, and behavioral health of older, HIV+ adults. Across these lines of inquiry, her focus is on how contextual factors such as social and sexual network level factors, promote the diffusion of information, disease risk or disease progression. Thus, her research focuses on the salience of social and sexual networks in creating opportunities to engage in HIV related risk behavior but also as a means of promoting resilience to HIV/AIDS and its associated outcomes.
Principal Investigator, Evaluating the Efficacy and Feasibility of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among Male Sex Workers in Eastern Kenya. Active
Principal Investigator, Application of a Syndemic Framework to HPV and HSV Infection in Emergent Adult Men. Completed
Principal Investigator, Feasibility Assessment of Real-Time Geospatial Methods to Explore Social and Spatial Contexts of Substance Use and HIV Risk in YMSM. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing a Model of Resilience to Develop an Intervention for Healthy Aging in Older HIV-Seropositive Adults. Completed
Principal Investigator, Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators to Healthcare Access among Young Gay and Bisexual Men. Completed


Khan MR, Kapadia F, Geller A, Mazumdar M, Scheidell JD, Krause KD, Martino RJ, Cleland CM, Dyer TV, Ompad DC, Halkitis PN (2021).
Racial and ethnic disparities in “stop-and-frisk” experience among young sexual minority men in New York City
PLoS One, 16 (8), e0256201. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256201. PMCID: PMC8389488.

Stults CB, Javdani S, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2021).
Determinants of intimate partner violence among young men who have sex with men: The P18 cohort study
Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260519831374.

Cook SH, Wood EP, Scott M, Pierce KA, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2020).
Predicting trajectories of substance use during emerging adulthood: Exploring the benefits of group-based trajectory modeling for zero-inflated outcomes
Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 27 (3), 291-311. doi: 10.4473/TPM27.3.1.

Jaiswal J, LoSchiavo C, Maiolatesi A, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2020).
Misinformation, gendered perceptions, and low healthcare provider communication around HPV and the HPV vaccine among young sexual minority men in New York City: The P18 cohort study
Journal of Community Health, 45 (4), 702-711. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00784-w. PMCID: PMC7774381.

Kapadia F, Landers S (2020).
Ending the HIV epidemic: Getting to zero AND staying at zero
American Journal of Public Health, 110 (1), 15-16. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305462. PMCID: PMC6893343.

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