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Angela R. Bazzi, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences
Phone(617) 414-1355
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6828-1919
 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2014-2016Harvard University Center for AIDS Research: Scholar Award (PI)
2015-2016Boston University School of Public Health: Pilot Grant (PI)
2015-2018Boston University: Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
2015-2016Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research: Collaborative Grant (mPI)
2016-2017Boston University School of Public Health: Pilot Grant (Co-I)
2016Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Angela Robertson Bazzi, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and a Boston University Peter Paul Career Development Professor. Dr. Bazzi received a PhD in Global Health from the University of California, San Diego, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed postdoctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to her research training, she was a reproductive health policy fellow at the United States Agency for International Development.

The goal of Dr. Bazzi’s research is to identify, develop, and refine strategies to improve the health of socially marginalized populations. Informed by social science perspectives, she employs quantitative and qualitative research methods to identify opportunities for prevention in diverse populations affected by HIV and substance use. Recent and ongoing research projects have documented the HIV/STI prevention needs of female and male sex workers and their partners, male couples, and people who use drugs in Mexico, Kenya, Ghana, and Boston. Dr. Bazzi is currently investigating the underutilization of antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs. At Boston University School of Public Health, she teaches Intervention Strategies (SB821) and Women and Substance Use (MC782).

 Self-Described Keywords
  • social epidemiology
  • social marginalization
  • substance use
  • sexual health
 Publications
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  1. Byg B, Bazzi AR, Funk D, James B, Potter J. The Utility of a Syndemic Framework in Understanding Chronic Disease Management Among HIV-Infected and Type 2 Diabetic Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Community Health. 2016 Dec; 41(6):1204-1211. PMID: 27137196.
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  2. Bazzi AR, Fergus KB, Stephenson R, Finneran CA, Coffey-Esquivel J, Hidalgo MA, Hoehnle S, Sullivan PS, Garofalo R, Mimiaga MJ. A Dyadic Behavioral Intervention to Optimize Same Sex Male Couples' Engagement Across the HIV Care Continuum: Development of and Protocol for an Innovative Couples-based Approach (Partner Steps). JMIR Res Protoc. 2016; 5(3):e168. PMID: 27562905.
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  3. Tracas A, Bazzi AR, Artamonova I, Rangel MG, Staines H, Ulibarri MD. Changes in Condom Use Over Time Among Female Sex Workers and Their Male Noncommercial Partners and Clients. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 Aug; 28(4):312-24. PMID: 27427926.
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  4. Biello KB, Malone J, Mayer KH, Bazzi AR, Mimiaga MJ. Designing a sexual network study of men who have sex with other men: exploring racial and ethnic preferences in study design and methods. AIDS Care. 2017 Jan; 29(1):56-60. PMID: 27315021.
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  5. White Hughto JM, Hidalgo AP, Bazzi AR, Reisner SL, Mimiaga MJ. Indicators of HIV-risk resilience among men who have sex with men: a content analysis of online profiles. Sex Health. 2016 Jun 02. PMID: 27248854.
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  6. Rudolph AE, Bazzi AR, Fish S. Ethical considerations and potential threats to validity for three methods commonly used to collect geographic information in studies among people who use drugs. Addict Behav. 2016 Oct; 61:84-90. PMID: 27249807.
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  7. Bazzi AR, Clark MA, Winter M, Tripodis Y, Boehmer U. Recruitment of breast cancer survivors and their caregivers: implications for dyad research and practice. Transl Behav Med. 2016 May 06. PMID: 27154790.
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  8. Bazzi AR. Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention is highly effective in community settings. Evid Based Med. 2016 06; 21(3):99. PMID: 27029888.
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  9. Boehmer U, Tripodis Y, Bazzi AR, Winter M, Clark MA. Fear of cancer recurrence in survivor and caregiver dyads: differences by sexual orientation and how dyad members influence each other. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Oct; 10(5):802-13. PMID: 26899851.
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  10. Palinkas LA, Bazzi AR, Syvertsen JL, Ulibarri MD, Hernandez D, Rangel MG, Martinez G, Strathdee SA. Measuring Current Drug Use in Female Sex Workers and Their Noncommercial Male Partners in Mexico: Concordance Between Data Collected From Surveys Versus Semi-Structured Interviews. Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Jan 2; 51(1):23-33. PMID: 26683591.
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  11. Bazzi AR, Syvertsen JL, Rolón ML, Martinez G, Rangel G, Vera A, Amaro H, Ulibarri MD, Hernandez DO, Strathdee SA. Social and Structural Challenges to Drug Cessation Among Couples in Northern Mexico: Implications for Drug Treatment in Underserved Communities. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Feb; 61:26-33. PMID: 26470596.
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  12. Bazzi AR, Whorms DS, King DS, Potter J. Adherence to Mammography Screening Guidelines Among Transgender Persons and Sexual Minority Women. Am J Public Health. 2015 Nov; 105(11):2356-8. PMID: 26378843.
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  13. Syvertsen JL, Bazzi AR. Sex Work, Heroin Injection, and HIV Risk in Tijuana: A Love Story. Anthropol Conscious. 2015; 26(2):182-194. PMID: 26478687.
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  14. Mimiaga MJ, Biello KB, Robertson AM, Oldenburg CE, Rosenberger JG, O'Cleirigh C, Novak DS, Mayer KH, Safren SA. High prevalence of multiple syndemic conditions associated with sexual risk behavior and HIV infection among a large sample of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking men who have sex with men in Latin America. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Oct; 44(7):1869-78. PMID: 26159862.
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  15. Syvertsen JL, Bazzi AR, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Ulibarri MD, Fergus KB, Amaro H, Strathdee SA. Love, Trust, and HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers and Their Intimate Male Partners. Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug; 105(8):1667-74. PMID: 26066947.
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  16. Clavelle K, King D, Bazzi AR, Fein-Zachary V, Potter J. Breast Cancer Risk in Sexual Minority Women during Routine Screening at an Urban LGBT Health Center. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Jul-Aug; 25(4):341-8. PMID: 26060123.
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  17. Bazzi AR, Rangel G, Martinez G, Ulibarri MD, Syvertsen JL, Bazzi SA, Roesch S, Pines HA, Strathdee SA. Incidence and Predictors of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Sex Workers and Their Intimate Male Partners in Northern Mexico: A Longitudinal, Multilevel Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 May 1; 181(9):723-31. PMID: 25769307.
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  18. Mimiaga MJ, O'Cleirigh C, Biello KB, Robertson AM, Safren SA, Coates TJ, Koblin BA, Chesney MA, Donnell DJ, Stall RD, Mayer KH. The effect of psychosocial syndemic production on 4-year HIV incidence and risk behavior in a large cohort of sexually active men who have sex with men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Mar 1; 68(3):329-36. PMID: 25501609.
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  19. Rothman EF, Bazzi AR, Bair-Merritt M. “I’ll do whatever as long as you keep telling me that I’m important”: a case study illustrating the link between adolescent dating violence and sex trafficking victimization. Journal of Applied Research on Children. 2015; 6(1).
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  20. Pines HA, Patterson TL, Rangel G, Martinez G, Bazzi AR, Ulibarri MD, Syvertsen JL, Martin NK, Strathdee SA. STI/HIV test result disclosure between female sex workers and their primary, non-commercial male partners in two Mexico-US border cities: a prospective study. Sex Transm Infect. 2015 May; 91(3):207-13. PMID: 25298381.
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  21. Syvertsen JL, Robertson Bazzi AM, Scheibe A, Adebajo S, Strathdee SA, Wechsberg WM. The promise and peril of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): using social science to inform prep interventions among female sex workers. Afr J Reprod Health. 2014 Sep; 18(3 Spec No):74-83. PMID: 26050379.
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  22. Biello KB, Rosenberger JG, Novak DS, Robertson AM, Mayer KH, Mimiaga MJ. Epidemiology of sexual health in the virtual environment: a multinational online survey of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking men who use an internet sexual networking site. AIDS Behav. 2014 Sep; 18(9):1675-85. PMID: 24980249.
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  23. Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Ulibarri MD, Rangel MG, Martinez G, Strathdee SA. Prevalence and correlates of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers and their non-commercial male partners in two Mexico-USA border cities. J Urban Health. 2014 Aug; 91(4):752-67. PMID: 24488651.
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  24. Stockman JK, Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Ludwig-Barron NT, Bergmann JN, Palinkas LA. Women's perspectives on female-initiated barrier methods for the prevention of HIV in the context of methamphetamine use and partner violence. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jul-Aug; 24(4):e397-405. PMID: 24837396.
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  25. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Robertson AM, Vera A, Lozada R, Ojeda VD. Perceived risk of HIV infection among deported male injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Glob Public Health. 2014; 9(4):436-54. PMID: 24650124.
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  26. Palinkas LA, Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Hernandez DO, Ulibarri MD, Rangel MG, Martinex G, Strathdee SA. Client perspectives on design and implementation of a couples-based intervention to reduce sexual and drug risk behaviors among female sex workers and their noncommercial partners in Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez, México. AIDS Behav. 2014 Mar; 18(3):583-94. PMID: 24510364.
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  27. Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Strathdee SA, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Wagner KD. Rethinking risk: gender and injection drug-related HIV risk among female sex workers and their non-commercial partners along the Mexico-U.S. border. Int J Drug Policy. 2014 Sep; 25(5):836-44. PMID: 24641906.
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  28. Robertson AM, Garfein RS, Wagner KD, Mehta SR, Magis-Rodriguez C, Cuevas-Mota J, Moreno-Zuniga PG, Strathdee SA. Evaluating the impact of Mexico's drug policy reforms on people who inject drugs in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, and San Diego, CA, United States: a binational mixed methods research agenda. Harm Reduct J. 2014; 11:4. PMID: 24520885.
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  29. Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Palinkas LA, Vera A, Rangel G, Martinez G, Strathdee SA. Sex workers' noncommercial male partners who inject drugs report higher-risk sexual behaviors. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Oct; 40(10):801-3. PMID: 24275732.
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  30. Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Amaro H, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Patterson TL, Strathdee SA. Can't buy my love: a typology of female sex workers' commercial relationships in the Mexico-U.S. Border Region. J Sex Res. 2014; 51(6):711-20. PMID: 23659340.
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  31. Gaines TL, Rusch ML, Brouwer KC, Goldenberg SM, Lozada R, Robertson AM, Perkins E, Strathdee SA, Patterson TL. Venue-level correlates of female sex worker registration status: a multilevel analysis of bars in Tijuana, Mexico. Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(4):405-16. PMID: 23534477.
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  32. Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Rolón ML, Palinkas LA, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Strathdee SA. "Eyes that don't see, heart that doesn't feel": coping with sex work in intimate relationships and its implications for HIV/STI prevention. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jun; 87:1-8. PMID: 23631772.
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  33. Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Palinkas LA, Rangel MG, Martinez G, Strathdee SA. 'Where sex ends and emotions begin': love and HIV risk among female sex workers and their intimate, non-commercial partners along the Mexico-US border. Cult Health Sex. 2013; 15(5):540-54. PMID: 23473586.
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  34. Rolon ML, Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Rangel MG, Martinez G, Ulibarri MD, Servin A, Strathdee SA. The influence of having children on HIV-related risk behaviors of female sex workers and their intimate male partners in two Mexico-US border cities. J Trop Pediatr. 2013 Jun; 59(3):214-9. PMID: 23418131.
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  35. Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Palinkas LA, Stockman JK, Ulibarri MD, Strathdee SA. Acceptability of vaginal microbicides among female sex workers and their intimate male partners in two Mexico-US border cities: a mixed methods analysis. Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(5):619-33. PMID: 23398385.
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  36. Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Rangel MG, Staines HS, Morris M, Patterson TL, Ulibarri MD, Strathdee SA. Concurrent sexual partnerships among female sex workers and their non-commercial male partners in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Sex Transm Infect. 2013 Jun; 89(4):330-2. PMID: 23172036.
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  37. Robertson AM, Ojeda VD, Nguyen L, Lozada R, Martínez GA, Strathdee SA, Patterson TL. Reducing harm from HIV/AIDS misconceptions among female sex workers in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: A cross sectional analysis. Harm Reduct J. 2012; 9:35. PMID: 22867427.
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  38. Robertson AM, Lozada R, Pollini RA, Rangel G, Ojeda VD. Correlates and contexts of US injection drug initiation among undocumented Mexican migrant men who were deported from the United States. AIDS Behav. 2012 Aug; 16(6):1670-80. PMID: 22246511.
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  39. Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Abramovitz D, Rangel MG, Martinez G, Patterson TL, Ulibarri MD, Vera A, El-Bassel N, Strathdee SA. Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:136. PMID: 22348625.
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  40. Robertson AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Palinkas LA, Burgos JL, Magis-Rodriguez C, Rangel G, Ojeda VD. Deportation experiences of women who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. Qual Health Res. 2012 Apr; 22(4):499-510. PMID: 21917563.
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  41. Robertson AM, Rangel MG, Lozada R, Vera A, Ojeda VD. Male injection drug users try new drugs following U.S. deportation to Tijuana, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 1; 120(1-3):142-8. PMID: 21835559.
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  42. Morris MD, Case P, Robertson AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Clapp JD, Medina-Mora ME, Strathdee SA. Prevalence and correlates of 'agua celeste' use among female sex workers who inject drugs in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Sep 1; 117(2-3):219-25. PMID: 21441001.
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  43. Ojeda VD, Robertson AM, Hiller SP, Lozada R, Cornelius W, Palinkas LA, Magis-Rodriguez C, Strathdee SA. A qualitative view of drug use behaviors of Mexican male injection drug users deported from the United States. J Urban Health. 2011 Feb; 88(1):104-17. PMID: 21246301.
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  44. Semple SJ, Strathdee SA, Gallardo Cruz M, Robertson A, Goldenberg S, Patterson TL. Psychosexual and social-cognitive correlates of sexual risk behavior among male clients of female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico. AIDS Care. 2010 Dec; 22(12):1473-80. PMID: 21154035.
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  45. Rodwell TC, Robertson AM, Aguirre N, Vera A, Anderson CM, Lozada R, Chait L, Schooley RT, Zhang XQ, Strathdee SA. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Surveillance in Marginalized Populations, Tijuana, Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Aug; 16(8):1292-5. PMID: 20678328.
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  46. Robertson AM, Vera AY, Gallardo M, Pollini RA, Patterson TL, Case P, Nguyen L, Strathdee SA. Correlates of seeking injection assistance among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Addict. 2010 Jul-Aug; 19(4):357-63. PMID: 20653644.
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  47. Vlahov D, Robertson AM, Strathdee SA. Prevention of HIV infection among injection drug users in resource-limited settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 May 15; 50 Suppl 3:S114-21. PMID: 20397939.
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