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Lyu Azbel, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Lyu Azbel, PhD



Dr. Azbel is a public health sociologist exploring how medical interventions translate into new settings. They use qualitative methods to unpack the social relations of treatment where drug use and infectious diseases intersect, especially among queer people and people in prison. Their work tackles some of the most stubborn impasses to implementing harm reduction interventions in Latin America, South Asia, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia by generating a space where new forms of treatment are possible.

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  • PhD
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2020)

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