Angela R. Bazzi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

PhD, University of California, San Diego
MPH, Johns Hopkins University

Angela 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 Professor. Dr. Bazzi’s quantitative and qualitative research seeks to identify and intervene upon the social and structural drivers of infectious disease transmission. Her research has explored how HIV, sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases disproportionately affect socially marginalized populations of people who use and inject drugs in the United States and globally. With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research, she is currently developing and implementing interventions to improve the utilization of antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs. She is also investigating the impacts of novel and persistent structural forces on access to critical prevention services among disenfranchised people who use drugs. She is an Editorial Fellow at Drug and Alcohol Dependence and teaches a course on women and substance use. Dr. Bazzi completed an MPH at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, a PhD in Global Health at the University of California, San Diego, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to her research training, she was a Reproductive Health Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development.

2020 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Research Early Career Award
2019-2021 Drug and Alcohol Dependence: Editorial Fellow
2018-2019 Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research: Supplemental Research Award (mPI)
2016-2017 Boston University School of Public Health: Pilot Grant (Co-I)
2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award
2015-2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Pilot Grant (PI)
2015-2016 Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research: Collaborative Grant (mPI)
2015-2018 Boston University: Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
2014-2016 Harvard University Center for AIDS Research: Scholar Award (PI)

Implementing pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Efficacy of a community-based PrEP uptake intervention for people who inject drugs in the US Northeast
07/01/2020 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Brown University NIH NIDA

A qualitative examination of racial inequities in receipt of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment post-opioid overdose
11/01/2019 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Public Health Commission RIZE Massachusetts

Rapid Assessment of PrEP Acceptability and Need among Non-Urban PWID in the US Northeast
08/06/2018 - 02/05/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID


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  1. Benintendi A, Kosakowski S, Lagisetty P, Larochelle M, Bohnert ASB, Bazzi AR. "I felt like I had a scarlet letter": Recurring experiences of structural stigma surrounding opioid tapers among patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Mar 18; 108664.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33757709
  2. Stephenson R, Garofalo R, Sullivan PS, Hidalgo MA, Bazzi AR, Hoehnle S, Bratcher A, Finneran CA, Mimiaga MJ. Stronger Together: Results from a Randomized Controlled Efficacy Trial of a Dyadic Intervention to Improve Engagement in HIV Care Among Serodiscordant Male Couples in Three US Cities. AIDS Behav. 2021 Feb 25. PMID: 33630199
  3. Taylor JL, Ruiz-Mercado G, Sperring H, Bazzi AR. A collision of crises: Addressing an HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in the midst of COVID-19. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 05; 124:108280.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33771280; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108280;
  4. Childs E, Biello KB, Valente PK, Salhaney P, Biancarelli DL, Olson J, Earlywine JJ, Marshall BDL, Bazzi AR. Implementing harm reduction in non-urban communities affected by opioids and polysubstance use: A qualitative study exploring challenges and mitigating strategies. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Dec 16; 90:103080. PMID: 33340947; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.103080;
  5. Earlywine JJ, Bazzi AR, Biello KB, Klevens RM. High Prevalence of Indications for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Among People Who Inject Drugs in Boston, Massachusetts. Am J Prev Med. 2021 03; 60(3):369-378. PMID: 33229144
  6. Kimmel SD, Bazzi AR, Barocas JA. Integrating harm reduction and clinical care: Lessons from Covid-19 respite and recuperation facilities. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2020; 118. View Publication
  7. Motavalli D, Taylor JL, Childs E, Valente PK, Salhaney P, Olson J, Biancarelli DL, Edeza A, Earlywine JJ, Marshall BDL, Drainoni ML, Mimiaga MJ, Biello KB, Bazzi AR. "Health Is on the Back Burner:" Multilevel Barriers and Facilitators to Primary Care Among People Who Inject Drugs. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan; 36(1):129-137.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32918199; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06201-6;
  8. Valente PK, Bazzi AR, Childs E, Salhaney P, Earlywine J, Olson J, Biancarelli DL, Marshall BDL, Biello KB. Patterns, contexts, and motivations for polysubstance use among people who inject drugs in non-urban settings in the U.S. Northeast. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 11; 85:102934. PMID: 32911318; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102934;
  9. Kimmel SD, Bazzi AR, Barocas JA. Integrating harm reduction and clinical care: Lessons from Covid-19 respite and recuperation facilities. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 11; 118:108103.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32972644; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108103;
  10. Biello K, Salhaney P, Valente PK, Childs E, Olson J, Earlywine JJ, Marshall BD, R Bazzi A. Ecological momentary assessment of daily drug use and harm reduction service utilization among people who inject drugs in non-urban areas: A concurrent mixed-method feasibility study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 09 01; 214:108167. PMID: 32679521; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108167;
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substance use
sexual health
social marginalization
social epidemiology
qualitative methods

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