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Epidemiology Seminar: Riley | "Housing, Substance Use and the ART of Interdisciplinary HIV Research"

Epidemiology Seminar: Riley | "Housing, Substance Use and the ART of Interdisciplinary HIV Research"

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
CHS 71-257 Los Angeles , CA
California US
Elise Riley, PhD, MPH
Event Contact 

Chelsea Castleberry
Administrative Analyst
Department of Epidemiology
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

About the Seminar
While progress in HIV care has been remarkable over the past 40 years, and while over two-thirds of people living with HIV in well-resourced areas are able to achieve a suppressed viral load, not everyone is benefitting equally. Individuals who experience homelessness and housing instability face substantial barriers to antiretroviral therapy (ART), viral suppression and optimal health. Reasons for these stark disparities in wealthy cities are numerous, interrelated and –despite local resources--consistently hard to overcome. In this talk, Riley will discuss her community-based research with people who experience housing instability, and the role of interdisciplinary research to effectively inform health care and public health practice.

About the Speaker
Elise Riley, PhD, MPH, is an infectious disease epidemiologist and professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine. She is interested in how clinical, biological and behavioral factors converge to influence health. Her community-based research focuses on understanding the effects of housing instability and associated conditions like substance use on health outcomes in people living with and without HIV. She leads a team of early and late-career investigators in a research program that aims to address real world and complex problems requiring multiple fields of study.

lunch will be provided