Graduate Student, Community Medicine & Health Care (Affiliate)
Roman Shrestha is a doctoral candidate in Public Health at the University of Connecticut. He holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Connecticut Health Center. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of HIV prevention, with particular focus on combination approach to HIV prevention (i.e., integration of biomedical and behavioral interventions), neurocognitive impairment, and substance abuse. His research primarily involves the development and testing of innovative HIV prevention approaches, particularly among high risk populations. Roman has been undertaking and leading a bio-behavioral project that involves integrating an evidence-based biomedical approach (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis; PrEP) with a brief evidence-based behavioral approach (Community-friendly Health Recovery Program; CHRP) that incorporates innovative tools (e.g., mHealth technology, cognitive remediation strategies) specifically designed to accommodate the disruptive impact that neurocognitive impairment may have on PrEP adherence and HIV risk reduction behaviors. He has been involved in a number of NIDA- and CDC-funded research projects that deal with HIV risk reduction among priority populations within community-based, clinical, and criminal justice settings.
MPH, University of Connecticut Health Center, 2013
B.S., Wiley College, 2011 (Biology, Chemistry)
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