Yale University

Nadia Abdala, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Roles:
  • Research Scientist in Epidemiology, Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale School of Public Health
  • Member, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, CIRA
Contact:
(203) 785-2747

Biography:

Nadia Abdala, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Abdala's background lies in the field of diagnostics of infectious diseases, especially of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) including HIV infection. Her past research and professional experience focused on answering epidemiological questions regarding HIV transmission through injection drug use. Most recently she began to focus her research on the investigation of HIV transmission via sexual route. Dr Abdala has conducted several studies to investigate the risk factors that facilitate the sexual transmission of STDs/HIV among populations at risk for HIV in Russia and is currently conducting a randomized clinical trial to pilot test a behavior intervention to reduce HIV and alcohol related sexual risk behaviors among STD clinic patients in St Petersburg, Russia.

Selected Publications:

  • Abdala, N., Kershaw, T., Krasnoselskikh, T.V., Kozlov, A.P.. "Contraception Use and Unplanned Pregnancies Among Injection Drug Using Women in St Petersburg, Russia." J of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care (2011), Jul; 37 (3): 158-64.

  • Zhan, W., Krasnoselskikh, Niccolai, L.M., Golovanov, S., T.V., Kozlov, A.P. Abdala, N.. "Concurrent Sexual Partnerships and Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk in Russia." STD (2011). Jan 20.

  • Zhan, W., Krasnoselskikh, Golovanov, S., T.V., Kozlov, A.P. Abdala, N.. "Gap between Consecutive Sexual Partnerships and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among STI Clinic Patients in St Petersburg, Russia." AIDS and Behavior (2011). Mar 30.

  • Zhan, W., Krasnoselskikh, Golovanov, S., T.V., Kozlov, A.P. Abdala, N.. "Alcohol misuse, drinking contexts and intimate partner violence in St Petersburg, Russia." BMC Public Health (2011), 11:629.

  • Abdala, N., Hansen, N., Toussova, O.V. Krasnoselskikh, T.V., Kozlov, A.P., Heimer, R.. "Age of First Drink and Sex Risks Among a Sample of Injection Drug Users (IDUs) and non-IDUs who are sexual partners of IDUs in St Petersburg, Russia." AIDS and Behavior (2011) July 29.

  • Zhan, W., Hansen, N., Shaboltas, A., Skochilov, R., Kozlov, A.P., Krasnoselskikh, Abdala, N.. "Violence perpetration and victimization, and HIV risk behaviors in St Petersburg, Russia." Journal of Traumatic Stress. (In press).

  • Abdala, N., Zhan, W., Shaboltas, A., Skochilov, R., Kozlov, A.P., Krasnoselskikh. "Correlates of Abortions and Condom Use Among High Risk Women Attending an STD Clinic in St Petersburg, Russia." Reproductive health (2011), 8:28.

  • Abdala, N., Grau, L.E., Zhan, W., Shaboltas, A., Skochilov, R., Kozlov, A.P., Krasnoselskikh. "Inebriation, Drinking Motivations and Sexual Risk Taking Among Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Patients in St Petersburg, Russia." AIDS and Behavior (2011),.

Areas of Expertise:
  • HIV/STD prevention research