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Joy Scheidell
Joy D. Scheidell, PhD, MPH
University of Central Florida - Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Education
PhD, Epidemiology, New York University
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida
BS, Community Health, Florida Gulf Coast University
Research Interests
Sexual and reproductive health, criminal justice involvement, substance use, mental health, health inequities
BIO
Joy Scheidell is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from NYU and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Florida. She is a former predoctoral fellow of the NIDA-funded Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program (T32 DA7233) and scholar in the NIDA Diversity Scholars Network 2022 cohort. Dr. Scheidell’s research seeks to understand the intersections of mental health, substance use, and sexual and reproductive health, with a specific focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations. In addition to conducting her research, Dr. Scheidell is a devoted instructor of epidemiologic and population health research methods.
Projects
Principal Investigator, Influence of Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Engagement on Sexual Health among People Who Use Illicit Opioids in New York City. Completed
Principal Investigator, Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Treatment for Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Associations with Health. Completed
Publications

Recent

Scheidell JD, Pitre M, Andraka-Christou B (2024).
Racial and ethnic inequities in substance use treatment among women with opioid use disorder
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse [Epub 2024 Jan 31]. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2023.2291748.

Engelberg RS, Scheidell JD, Islam N, Thorpe L, Khan MR (2024).
Associations between incarceration history and risk of hypertension and hyperglycemia: Consideration of differences among Black, Hispanic, Asian and White subgroups
Journal of General Internal Medicine, 39 (1), 5-12. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08327-9. PMCID: PMC10817868.

Feelemyer J, Bershteyn A, Scheidell JD, Brewer R, Dyer TV, Cleland CM, Hucks-Ortiz C, Justice A, Mayer K, Grawert A, Kaufman JS, Braithwaite S, Khan MR (2023).
Impact of decarceration plus alcohol, substance use, and mental health screening on life expectancies of Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women (BSMM/BTW) living with HIV in the United States: A simulation study based on HPTN 061
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes [Epub 2023 Nov 28]. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003354.

Scheidell JD, Elliott LC, Bennett AS, Mahachi M, Lapple D, Nelson JA, Hobbs MM (2023).
Evaluation of self-directed specimen collection for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among people who use drugs
International Journal of STD and AIDS [Epub 2023 Nov 16]. doi: 10.1177/09564624231215859.

Feelemyer J, Abrams J, Mazumdar M, Irvine NM, Scheidell JD, Turpin RE, Dyer TV, Brewer RA, Hucks-Ortiz C, Caniglia EC, Remch M, Scanlon F, Gaydos CA, Sandh S, Cleland CM, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2023).
Age differences in the associations between incarceration and subsequent substance use, sexual risk-taking, and incident STI among Black sexual minority men and Black transgender women in the HIV Prevention Trials 061 cohort
American Journal of Men's Health, 17 (6), 15579883231204120. doi: 10.1177/15579883231204120. PMCID: PMC10637158.


Notable

Scheidell JD, Lejuez CW, Golin CE, Hobbs MM, Wohl DA, Adimora AA, Khan MR (2016).
Borderline personality disorder symptom severity and sexually transmitted infection and HIV risk in African American incarcerated men
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43 (5), 317-323. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000433. PMCID: PMC4840466.

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