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
2019-2020 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)
2015-2018 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 - 02/05/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID


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  1. 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
  2. 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. 2020 Sep 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32918199; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06201-6;
  3. 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 Sep 07; 85:102934. PMID: 32911318; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102934;
  4. 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 Sep 01; 214:108167. PMID: 32679521; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108167;
  5. Drainoni ML, Childs E, Biello KB, Biancarelli DL, Edeza A, Salhaney P, Mimiaga MJ, Bazzi AR. "We don't get much of a voice about anything": perspectives on photovoice among people who inject drugs. Harm Reduct J. 2019 11 27; 16(1):61.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31775757
  6. Boehmer U, Stokes JE, Bazzi AR, Clark MA. Dyadic quality of life among heterosexual and sexual minority breast cancer survivors and their caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Jun; 28(6):2769-2778.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31724075; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-019-05148-7;
  7. Taylor JL, Walley AY, Bazzi AR. Stuck in the window with you: HIV exposure prophylaxis in the highest risk people who inject drugs. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(4):441-443.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31644387; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1675118;
  8. Edeza A, Bazzi A, Salhaney P, Biancarelli D, Childs E, Mimiaga MJ, Drainoni ML, Biello K. HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for People Who Inject Drugs: The Context of Co-occurring Injection- and Sexual-Related HIV Risk in the U.S. Northeast. Subst Use Misuse. 2020; 55(4):525-533.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31596171; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1673419;
  9. 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 07 01; 200:14-18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31071494
  10. 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 04; 22(4):e25266. PMID: 30983147; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25266;
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substance use
sexual health
social marginalization
social epidemiology
qualitative methods

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