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, develop, and refine strategies to improve the health of socially marginalized populations affected by HIV and substance use. Recent and ongoing research projects have explored the HIV/STI prevention needs of female and male sex workers and their partners, male couples, and people who use and inject drugs in Mexico, Kenya, Ghana, and Boston. With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; K01DA043412) and the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), she is currently investigating the underutilization of antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention among people who inject drugs in urban and non-urban areas of the U.S. Northeast. 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 Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development.

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)
2015-2018 Boston University: Peter Paul Career Development Professorship
2015-2016 Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research: Collaborative Grant (mPI)
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

Rapid Assessment of PrEP Acceptability and Need among Non-Urban PWID in the US Northeast
08/06/2018 - 08/05/2019 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID

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  1. Choi S, Biello KB, Bazzi AR, Drainoni ML. Age differences in emergency department utilization and repeat visits among patients with opioid use disorder at an urban safety-net hospital: A focus on young adults. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jul 01; 200:14-18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31071494.
  2. Bazzi AR, Yotebieng K, Otticha S, Rota G, Agot K, Ohaga S, Syvertsen JL. PrEP and the syndemic of substance use, violence, and HIV among female and male sex workers: a qualitative study in Kisumu, Kenya. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Apr; 22(4):e25266. PMID: 30983147; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25266;.
  3. Biancarelli DL, Biello KB, Childs E, Drainoni M, Salhaney P, Edeza A, Mimiaga MJ, Saitz R, Bazzi AR. Strategies used by people who inject drugs to avoid stigma in healthcare settings. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 May 01; 198:80-86.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30884432.
  4. Biello KB, Edeza A, Salhaney P, Biancarelli DL, Mimiaga MJ, Drainoni ML, Childs ES, Bazzi AR. A missing perspective: injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis for people who inject drugs. AIDS Care. 2019 Mar 01; 1-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30822103; DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1587356;.
  5. Childs E, Assoumou SA, Biello KB, Biancarelli DL, Drainoni ML, Edeza A, Salhaney P, Mimiaga MJ, Bazzi AR. Evidence-based and guideline-concurrent responses to narratives deferring HCV treatment among people who inject drugs. Harm Reduct J. 2019 Feb 11; 16(1):14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30744628; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-019-0286-6;.
  6. Zhu W, Bazzi SA, Bazzi AR. Behavioral changes following HIV seroconversion during the historical expansion of HIV treatment in the United States. AIDS. 2019 Jan 27; 33(1):113-121. PMID: 30325770; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002048;.
  7. Bazzi AR, Drainoni ML, Biancarelli DL, Hartman JJ, Mimiaga MJ, Mayer KH, Biello KB. Systematic review of HIV treatment adherence research among people who inject drugs in the United States and Canada: evidence to inform pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence interventions. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jan 08; 19(1):31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30621657.
  8. Raifman JR, Schwartz SR, Sosnowy CD, Montgomery MC, Almonte A, Bazzi AR, Drainoni ML, Stein MD, Willie TC, Nunn AS, Chan PA. Brief Report: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Awareness and Use Among Cisgender Women at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Jan 01; 80(1):36-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30531295; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001879;.
  9. Gnatienko N, Wagman JA, Cheng DM, Bazzi AR, Raj A, Blokhina E, Toussova O, Forman LS, Lioznov D, Bridden C, Sullivan M, Bryant K, Samet JH, Tsui JI. Serodiscordant partnerships and opportunities for pre-exposure prophylaxis among partners of women and men living with HIV in St. Petersburg, Russia. PLoS One. 2018; 13(11):e0207402.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30444903; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207402;.
  10. Bazzi A, Saitz R. Screening for Unhealthy Alcohol Use. JAMA. 2018 11 13; 320(18):1869-1871.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30422181; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.16069;.
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substance use
sexual health
social marginalization
social epidemiology
qualitative methods

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