Yale University

Lyu Azbel, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA


Dr. Azbel earned a PhD in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2020. Since then, they have worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale AIDS program at the School of Medicine. Dr. Azbel's research provides insights into how medical interventions are made up within local health practices. They use qualitative methods to unpack the social relations of treatment, especially where drug use, infectious diseases, and incarceration intersect. Their work provides insight into how to tackle some of the most stubborn impasses to implementing harm reduction interventions at the heart of the world's fastest growing HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The theoretical takeaways from their research generate a space where new forms of treatment are possible. Dr. Azbel's mentor is Dr. Rick Altice.