Angela Parcesepe, Ph.D.
Angela Parcesepe, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.P.H. and M.S.W. at Columbia University.
Dr. Parcesepe is interested in the prevention of gender-based violence and the impact of violence on physical and mental health, with particular attention to the intersection of violence, substance use and HIV prevention and treatment. Her research works with key populations at risk of HIV, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia. Her past work investigated the impact of alcohol harm reduction on interpersonal violence and HIV sexual risk behaviors among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, as well as violence and HIV sexual risk behaviors among women engaged in sex work in adolescence.