Anneli Uusküla, MD, PhD
University of Tartu - Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
University of Tartu - Attending Physician, Clinic of Dermatology
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
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.


Uuskula A, Rannap J, Weijler L..., Des Jarlais D..., Hatzakis A..., EMCDDA Study Group (2023).
Incarceration history is associated with HIV infection among community-recruited people who inject drugs in Europe: A propensity-score matched analysis of cross-sectional studies
Addiction, 118 (11), 2177-2192. doi: 10.1111/add.16283.

Des Jarlais DC, McKnight C, Weng CA, Feelemyer J, Tross S, Raag M, Org G, Talu A, Uuskula A (2023).
Field testing the “Avoid the Needle” intervention for persons at risk for transitioning to injecting drug use in Tallinn, Estonia and New York City, USA
AIDS and Behavior, 27 (11), 3767-3779. doi: 10.1007/s10461-023-04094-0. PMCID: PMC10227783.

Uuskula A, Feelemyer J, Des Jarlais DC (2023).
HIV treatment, antiretroviral adherence and AIDS mortality in people who inject drugs: A scoping review
European Journal of Public Health, 33 (3), 381-388. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad008. PMCID: PMC10234656.

Soomagi A, Meister T, Vorobjov S, Suija K, Kalda R, Uuskula A (2023).
Fear of COVID-19 among patients with prior SARS-CoV-2 infection: A cross-sectional study in Estonian family practices
European Journal of General Practice, 29 (2), 2195163. doi: 10.1080/13814788.2023.2195163. PMCID: PMC10249452.

Uuskula A, Raag M, Barnes DM, Tross S, Talu A, Des Jarlais DC (2023).
Adapted “Break the Cycle for Avant Garde” intervention to reduce injection assisting and promoting behaviours in people who inject drugs in Tallinn, Estonia: A pre- post trial
PLoS One, 18 (5), e0266815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0266815. PMCID: PMC10231841.


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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