Lauretta E Grau, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Research Interests

Attitude; HIV; Psychiatry and Psychology

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health; Drug Abuse/Addition; Families; Health behavior; Health Disparities; Hepatitis; HIV/AIDS; Needle Exchange; Risky Behaviors; Substance abuse

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Grau is a clinical psychologist with training in health psychology and has expertise in identifying the cognitive and emotional correlates of risk and preventive health behaviors. She has been involved in the field of HIV prevention research for over fifteen years and has been working with syringe exchange programs for almost a decade. Dr. Grau has conducted multisite, longitudinal evaluations of syringe exchange programs, including a feasibility and cost-effectiveness study of offering hepatitis vaccination through syringe exchanges. She also has experience in HIV and hepatitis prevention research with sexually active adolescents, minority and drug using populations, and most recently with older populations. In addition, she has led women’s support groups at the local syringe exchanges. On a broader level, Dr. Grau is interested in research that will result in the development and implementation of individual, family- and community-based harm reduction interventions.

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Contact Info

Lauretta E Grau, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 200
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
135 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034