Lauretta Grau, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Research Interests

Attitude; HIV; Psychiatry and Psychology

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.


  • Developing a Comprehensive Model of the HIV Care Continuum in Nine Small Cities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Sturbridge, United States (2015 - 2015)

  • Opioid-Involved Fatalities among Connecticut Residents: 2009 - 2014 New Haven, United States (2015 - 2015)

  • The SHERPA Project: Findings on Injection Drug Use in the Suburbs of Southwestern Connecticut El Paso, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • Narrative Data Mining Workshop: Applying a Transdisciplinary Framework New Orleans, Serbia (2010 - 2010)

  • Qualitative Interviewing Skills and Public Health Research Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands (2009 - 2009)

  • Instrument Development for Public Health Research Projects Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands (2009 - 2009)

  • Evaluation of Psychometric Properties and Instrument Validation Capitol Hill, Northern Mariana Islands (2009 - 2009)

  • Opioid Overdose Surveillance in Connecticut New Brunswick, NJ, Serbia (2008 - 2008)

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Lauretta Grau, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste 200
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial DiseasesPO Box 208034
135 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034