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- Adjunct
Steffanie Strathdee

Departmental Affiliations


Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe St.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Hepatitis C
  • prevention
  • interventions
  • injection drug users
  • sex workers
  • access to care
  • needle exchange programs
Experiences & Accomplishments

Prevention interventions to reduce incidence of HIV and Viral Hepatitis among injection drug users; access to HIV care and among vulnerable populations, evaluation of needle exchange programs, border health, training of Hispanic researchers

Honors & Awards

1999-Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. 1998-Caldwell Partner’s International (“Canada’s Top 40 Under 40”) 1997 - 2003 National Health Research Scholar Award, Health Canada (1998-03 deferred); 1997-Dean’s Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia 1997-MacLean’s Magazine (“Top 100 Canadians to Watch”); 1996- XI International Conference on AIDS Young Investigators Award (International, highest scoring abstract, Epidemiology and Public Health)

Select Publications
  • Strathdee SA, Ricketts EP, Huettner S, Cornelius L, Bishai D, Havens JR, Beilenson P, Rapp C, Lloyd J, Latkin CA. Facilitating entry into drug treatment among injection drug users referred from needle exchange program: Results from a community-based behavioral intervention trial. Drug Alcohol Depend 2006;83(3):225-32

  • Strathdee SA, Latka M, Campbell J, O’Driscoll PT, Golub ET, Kapadia F, Pollini RA, Garfein RS, Thomas DL, Hagan H. for the STRIVE Project. Factors associated with interest in initiating HCV therapy among HCV-infected drug users. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 15;40 Suppl 5:S304-12.

  • Strathdee SA, Patterson TL. Behavioral Interventions for HIV-seropositive and HCV-seropositive drug users. AIDS and Behavior 2006;12;3;1-16.

  • Ompad DC, Strathdee SA, Celentano DD, Latkin C, Poduska J, Kellam S, Lalongo N. Predictors of early initiation of vaginal and oral sex among urban young adults in Baltimore, Maryland. Arch. Sex. Res. 2006;35(1):53-65.

  • Shrestha S, Strathdee SA, Galai N, Oleksyk T, Fallin D, Schaid D, Vlahov D, Thomas D, O’Brien S, Smith MW. Behavior risk exposure and host genetics of susceptibility to HIV-1 infection. Journal Infectious Diseases 2006;193(1):16-26.

(Hvtn) Hiv Vaccine Trials Network
Epidemiology of HIV and BBVs among IDUs in Tijuana
Global Health Partnership between UCSD and SDSU
Hispanic Serving Health Professional Schools training Program
Cross-Border HIV Prevention Training program in Northwestern Mexico
Training program in Substance Abuse, HIV and related Infections