Roman Shrestha, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Allied Health Sciences (Affiliate)


Research Overview

Roman Shrestha is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Connecticut. He holds a Master in Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Public Health 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.

Education

2017 Ph.D., Public Health (University of Connecticut)
2013 Master of Public Health (University of Connecticut)
2011 B.S., (summa cum laude) with Highest Distinction (Wiley College)

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Contact Information
Emailroman.shrestha@uconn.edu
Phone203.781.4690
Mailing Address495 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519