Roman Shrestha, PhD

Assistant Professor (PI)

Department of Allied Health Sciences

Research Overview

Roman Shrestha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut. He completed his doctorate at the University of Connecticut and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. His research has primarily centered on interventions and implementation science at the interface of HIV and substance use with a particular focus on HIV prevention and treatment issues. Specifically, his work emphasizes on the design, delivery, and placement of biomedical and behavioral interventions for optimal use in various settings. More recently, his research has evolved to include the development, adaptation, and testing of mobile technologies (mHealth) apps to improve treatment outcomes in key populations. He has conducted research in a range of settings, including community and healthcare, addiction treatment, and criminal justice settings, both domestically and internationally.


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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Mailing Address358 Mansfield Rd
Unit 1101 (Koons Hall)
Storrs, CT 06269-1101