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Anneli Uusküla, MD, PhD
University of Tartu - Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of Tartu - Attending Physician, Clinic of Dermatology
Education
MD, University of Tartu
PhD, University of Tartu
MSc, Epidemiology, University at Albany, State University of New York
Research Interests
HIV, STI, Drug Use, Epidemiology
BIO
Anneli Uusküla is a professor at the Department of Public Health, and physician practicing Dermatovenerology at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She has been in medicine and public health for over 20 years. Dr. Uusküla has received a number of research grants and continues to have ongoing financial support for the research in the fields of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and injection drug use from the United States National Institutes of Health, European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNAIDS/National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. She also serves as a member and a technical expert for several highly reputable professional organizations such as the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), and Estonian Research Council.
Publications

Recent

Uuskula A, Talu A, Rannap J, Barnes DM, Des Jarlais D (2021).
Rapid point-of-care (POC) testing for hepatitis C antibodies in a very high prevalence setting: Persons injecting drugs in Tallinn, Estonia
Harm Reduction Journal, 18 (1), 39. doi: 10.1186/s12954-021-00485-5. PMCID: PMC8015736.

Tisler A, Ojavee SE, Veerus P, Soodla P, Uuskula A (2023).
Cervical cancer screening patterns among HIV-positive women in Estonia: A population-based retrospective cohort study
BMC Cancer, 21 (1), 350. doi: 10.1186/s12885-021-08076-0. PMCID: PMC8017631.

Des Jarlais DC, Arasteh K, Barnes DM, Feelemyer J, Berg H, Raag M, Talu A, Org G, Tross S, Uuskula A (2021).
A multistage process model of how a person who currently injects drugs comes to assist persons who do not inject with their first injections
Frontiers in Sociology, 6, 619560. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.619560. PMCID: PMC8022482.

Veerus P, Salumets A, Naaber P, Krjutskov K, Tilk K, Laanpere M, Uuskula A (2020).
Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among pregnant women in Estonia: A call for epidemiological studies
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 99 (12), 1736-1737. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13995. PMCID: PMC7537018.

Uuskula A, Talu A, Vorobjov S, Salekesin M, Rannap J, Lemsalu L, Des Jarlais D (2020).
The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: Factors in its evolution and opportunities for a comprehensive public health response, a scoping review
International Journal of Drug Policy, 81, 102757. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102757. PMCID: PMC7337094.


Notable

Low N, Redmond S, Uuskula A, van Bergen J, Ward H, Andersen B, Gotz H (2016).
Screening for genital chlamydia infection
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9, CD010866. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010866.pub2.

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