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 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 public health and 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 with funding from the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She teaches Intervention Strategies (SB821) and Women and Substance Use (MC782).

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

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Bazzi AR, Clark MA, Winter MR, Ozonoff A, Boehmer U. Resilience Among Breast Cancer Survivors of Different Sexual Orientations. LGBT Health. 2018 Jun 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29878863; DOI: 10.1089/lgbt.2018.0019;.
  2. Miller DP, Bazzi AR, Allen HL, Martinson ML, Salas-Wright CP, Jantz K, Crevi K, Rosenbloom DL. A Social Work Approach to Policy: Implications for Population Health. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(S3):S243-S249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29236535; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304003;.
  3. Mittal ML, Bazzi AR, Rangel MG, Staines H, Yotebieng K, Strathdee SA, Syvertsen JL. 'He's not my pimp': toward an understanding of intimate male partner involvement in female sex work at the Mexico-US border. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Nov 24; 1-15. PMID: 29171796.
  4. Malone J, Syvertsen JL, Johnson BE, Mimiaga MJ, Mayer KH, Bazzi AR. Negotiating sexual safety in the era of biomedical HIV prevention: relationship dynamics among male couples using pre-exposure prophylaxis. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Sep 05; 1-15. PMID: 28872441.
  5. Bazzi AR, Yotebieng KA, Agot K, Rota G, Syvertsen JL. Perspectives on biomedical HIV prevention options among women who inject drugs in Kenya. AIDS Care. 2018 Mar; 30(3):343-346. PMID: 28780885.
  6. Bazzi AR, Leech AA, Biancarelli DL, Sullivan M, Drainoni ML. Experiences Using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Safer Conception Among HIV Serodiscordant Heterosexual Couples in the United States. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2017 08; 31(8):348-355.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28719229.
  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. 2017 Jun; 7(2):300-308.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27154790.
  8. Bazzi AR, Mogro-Wilson C, Negi NJ, Gonzalez JMR, Cano MÁ, Castro Y, Cepeda A. Developing scientists in Hispanic substance use and health disparities research through the creation of a national mentoring network. Mentor Tutoring. 2017; 25(2):151-165. PMID: 28804254.
  9. Syvertsen JL, Bazzi AR, Mittal ML. Hope Amidst Horror: Documenting the Effects of the "War On Drugs" Among Female Sex Workers and Their Intimate Partners in Tijuana, Mexico. Med Anthropol. 2017 Aug-Sep; 36(6):566-583. PMID: 28414530; DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2017.1317770;.
  10. 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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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

substance use
sexual health
social marginalization
social epidemiology
qualitative methods

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