Danielle Ompad
Danielle C. Ompad, PhD
CDUHR - Deputy Director and Associate Director, Transdisciplinary Research Methods Core
NYU School of Global Public Health - Associate Dean for Education & Associate Professor
PhD, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
BS, Biology, Bowie State University
Research Interests
PWUDs, PWIDs, Club drugs, Natural history, Social determinants, Drug cessation, Urban health
Danielle C. Ompad is the Deputy Director for CDUHR and Director of CDUHR’s Dissemination & Implementation Core.  She is also an Associate Professor at NYU’s School of Global Public Health.  Dr. Ompad is an infectious disease epidemiologist with extensive experience in design, conduct, and analysis of community-based cross-sectional and prospective studies.  Her research interests include illicit substance use, sexual risk behaviors, infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, HBV, HCV, HSV, and HPV), adult access to vaccines, and urban health.  She has studied HIV risk, and social determinants of that risk, among drug using populations in the US (Baltimore and New York, in particular), Ukraine, and Russia.  Dr. Ompad was a member of the Synergy Circle of the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings, a network created by WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health to consider the role of urbanization in health outcomes. She has also been a consultant to the WHO and PAHO on urban health issues. She was a member of the Rockefeller Foundation-funded Roundtable for Urban Living Environment Research (RULER) group. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Urban Health and former secretary for the International Society for Urban Health.
Principal Investigator, Application of a Syndemic Framework to HPV and HSV Infection in Emergent Adult Men. Active
Principal Investigator, New Marijuana Products: Implications for Sexual Effects and Sexual Risk Behavior. Active
Principal Investigator, Feasibility of PrEP for Persons Who Inject Amphetamines in New York City and Rural Illinois. Completed
Principal Investigator, HIV Research Capacity Building in the Philippines. Completed
Principal Investigator, Heroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing a Model of Resilience to Develop an Intervention for Healthy Aging in Older HIV-Seropositive Adults. Completed


Ezell JM, Ompad DC, Walters S (2021).
How urban and rural built environments influence the health attitudes and behaviors of people who use drugs
Health and Place, 69, 102578. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102578. PMCID: PMC8154703.

Muncan B, Jordan AE, Perlman DC, Frank D, Ompad DC, Walters SM (2021).
Acceptability and effectiveness of hepatitis C care at syringe service programs for people who inject drugs in New York City
Substance Use and Misuse, 56 (5), 728-737. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2021.1892142.

Friedman SR, Krawczyk N, Perlman DC, Mateu-Gelabert P, Ompad DC, Hamilton L, Nikolopoulos G, Guarino H, Cerda M (2020).
The opioid/overdose crisis as a dialectics of pain, despair, and one-sided struggle
Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 540423. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.540423. PMCID: PMC7676222.

Meteliuk A, Prokhorova T, Filippovych S, Ompad DC, Zaller N (2020).
The role of access to integrated services at opioid agonist treatment sites in reaching 90-90-90 cascade in people who inject drugs in Ukraine: Country-level data
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 216, 108216. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108216.

Muncan B, Walters SM, Ezell J, Ompad DC (2020).
“They look at us like junkies”: Influences of drug use stigma on the healthcare engagement of people who inject drugs in New York City
Harm Reduction Journal, 17 (1), 53. doi: 10.1186/s12954-020-00399-8. PMCID: PMC7393740.


Ompad DC, Bell DL, Amesty S, Nyitray AG, Papenfuss M, Lazcano-Ponce E, Villa LL, Giuliano AR (2013).
Men who purchase sex, who are they? An interurban comparison
Journal of Urban Health, 90 (6), 1166-1180. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9809-8. PMCID: PMC3853174.

Ompad DC, Nandi V, Cerda M, Crawford N, Galea S, Vlahov D (2012).
Beyond income: Material resources among drug users in economically-disadvantaged New York City neighborhoods
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120 (1-3), 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.07.008. PMCID: PMC3225725.

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