- Professor, University of Tartu
Dr. Uuskula's major research efforts include scientific investigation of health and causes of disease occurrence in population, including characteristics of individuals and their physical and social environment. Concentration on infectious diseases, and substance abuse. Experimental and observational epidemiological studies of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and injection drug use. Determinants and behavioral patterns associated with the STI/HIV/IDU epidemics explored at multiple levels (community, individual).Her research combines laboratory, operational, and ethnographic analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of HIV prevention intervention programs. Dr. Uuskula is jointly involved in the Clinic of Dermatology of the University of Tartu.