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Roman Shrestha, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor Adjunct

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Roman Shrestha, PhD, MPH

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • AIDS

    135 College Street, Suite 323

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States



Dr. Shrestha is an Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Yale School of Medicine’s AIDS program. He is the Principal Investigator on the National Institute of Health funded K01 (NIDA: K01DA051346), R21 (NIDA: R21DA051934), and R21/R33 (FIC: R21TW011665) awards. His research has largely centered on enhancing the design, delivery, and placement of interventions that integrates evidence-based behavioral approach, biomedical components, and innovative use of mHealth strategies, aimed at improving health outcomes and the quality of life of underserved populations. Specifically, he is interested in syndemics of health issues that have profound implications for access to and utilization of healthcare services and overall HIV prevention efforts in a range of settings, including community and healthcare, addiction treatment, and criminal justice settings, both domestically and internationally. His current work focuses on reducing the HIV epidemic that disproportionately affects socioeconomically disadvantaged (i.e., drug users) and sexual minority group (i.e., men who have sex with men) using mHealth technologies as an innovative platform to scale-up prevention efforts.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
    University of Connecticut (2019)
  • PhD
    University of Connecticut, Public Health (2017)
  • MPH
    University of Connecticut, Public Health (2013)


  • mHealth App Development for HIV prevention
    Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2020
    mHealth App Development for HIV prevention
  • Expanding PrEP access to PWID (EPIC-P)
    New Haven, CT, United States 2020
    Expanding PrEP access to PWID (EPIC-P)

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