Sheela Shenoi, MD (Affiliate)

Assistant Professor

Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

I am interested in working to improve community-based HIV and TB testing strategies, improving linkage and retention in care for men in particular, and improving the implementation of HIV and TB preventive strategies. I am currently working on proposals for implementing TB preventive therapy and PrEP.

I firmly believe that a multidisciplinary team approach enhances science. I seek colleagues and collaborators to support the pursuit of rigorous science to improve public health in resource-limited settings.


MPH, Tulane University, 1997
MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2002

Recent Publications

1. Vasquez L, Moll AP, Kacin A, Ndlovu NE, Shenoi SV. Perceptions of HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis among young pregnant women from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 2019. 33(5):214-219. doi: 10.1089/apc.2018.0242. PubMed PMID: 31067125; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6531897.

2. Sinha P, Shenoi SV, Friedland GH. Opportunities for community health workers to contribute to global efforts to end tuberculosis. Glob Public Health. 2019 Sep 13;:1-11. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2019.1663361. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31516079; NIHMSID:NIHMS1540120.

3. Gray ME, Shenoi SV, Dillingham R. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis as HIV Prevention in High Risk Adolescents. J Pediatr Pediatr Med. 2018;2(1):5-10. Epub 2018 Jan 16. PubMed PMID: 30123892; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6095661.

4. Sinha P, Moll AP, Brooks RP, Deng YH, Shenoi SV. Synergism between diabetes and human immunodeficiency virus in increasing the risk of tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 Jul 1;22(7):793-799. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.17.0936. PubMed PMID: 29914606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6050202.

5. Aliyu MH, Sam-Agudu NA, Shenoi S, Goga AE, Ramraj T, Vermund SH, Audet CM. Increasing male engagement in the prevention of vertical transmission of HIV: what works in sub-Saharan Africa?. BMJ. 2019 Jun 6;365:l1965. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l1965. PubMed PMID: 31171558; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6598674.

6. Kambutse I, Igiraneza G, Shenoi S, Ogbuagu O. Correction: Perceptions of HIV transmission and pre-exposure prophylaxis among health care workers and community members in Rwanda. PLoS One. 2019;14(2):e0212933. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212933. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30794678; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6386218.

7. Shenoi SV, Moll AP, Brooks RP, Kyriakides T, Andrews L, Kompala T, Upadhya D, Altice F, Eksteen F, Friedland GH. Integrated TB/HIV Community-Based Case Finding in Rural South Africa: Implications for TB Control Efforts. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2017. PMID: 28695145; PMCID: PMC5499582.

8. Jacobson KB, Niccolai L, Mtungwa N, Moll AP, Shenoi SV. “It’s about my life”: facilitators of and barriers to isoniazid preventive therapy completion among people living with HIV in rural South Africa. AIDS Care. 2017;29(7):936-942. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1283390. PMID: 28147705; PMCID: PMC5545149.

9. Arnesen R, Moll AP, Shenoi SV. Predictors of loss to follow-up among patients on ART at a rural hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177168. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28542309; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5443492.

10. Upadhya D, Moll AP, Brooks RP, Friedland G, Shenoi SV. What motivates use of community-based human immunodeficiency virus testing in rural South Africa?. Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Jul;27(8):662-71. PubMed PMID: 26134323; PMCID: PMC4851612.

11. Loeliger KB, Niccolai LM, Mtungwa LN, Moll A, Shenoi SV. “I Have to Push Him with a Wheelbarrow to the Clinic”: Community Health Workers’ Roles, Needs, and Strategies to Improve HIV Care in Rural South Africa. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 Aug;30(8):385-94. PMID: 27509239 PMCID: PMC4991585.

12. Loeliger KB, Niccolai LM, Mtungwa LN, Moll A, Shenoi SV. Antiretroviral therapy initiation and adherence in rural South Africa: community health workers’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators. AIDS Care. 2016 Aug;28(8):982-93. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1164292. PMID: 27043077; PMCID: PMC4917424.

13. Gilbert JA, Shenoi SV, Moll AP, Friedland GH, Paltiel AD, Galvani AP. Cost-Effectiveness of Community-Based TB/HIV Screening and Linkage to Care in Rural South Africa. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 1;11(12):e0165614. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165614. PMID: 27906986; PMCID: PMC5131994.

14. Kompala T, Moll AP, Mtungwa N, Brooks RP, Friedland GH, Shenoi SV. Impact of nurse-delivered community-based CD4 services on facilitating pre-ART care in rural South Africa. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Aug 11;16(a):374. PMID: 27515233; PMCID: PMC4982129.

15. Gilbert JA, Long EF, Brooks RP, Friedland GH, Moll AP, Townsend JP, Galvani AP, Shenoi SV. Integrating Community-Based Interventions to Reverse the Convergent TB/HIV Epidemics in Rural South Africa. PLoS One. 2015;10(5):e0126267. PMID: 25938501; PMCID: PMC4418809.

Contact Information
Phone(203) 737-6133
Mailing Address135 College Street, Suite 323, New Haven, CT, 06510, United States
CampusYale University School of Medicine