Angela Parcesepe

Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ph.D Maternal and Child Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.P.H Population and Family Health
Columbia University

M.S.W Social Welfare
Columbia University

Dr. Parcesepe is trained in both epidemiology and social work. Her research focuses on the intersection of violence, mental and substance use disorders, and HIV prevention and treatment across global settings. Her current work examines the impact of mental and substance abuse disorders on HIV treatment outcomes in the context of universal test and treat strategies in low-resource settings. She is also engaged in identifying promising strategies for integrating and scaling evidence-based mental health interventions into HIV care programs.

Dr. Parcesepe’s implementation science experience focuses on understanding the interrelationships between mental health, gender inequality and HIV care and treatment, the impact of alcohol harm reduction on violence and HIV sexual risk behaviors, and the provision of integrated mental health and HIV care in low-resource settings.

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Recent Publications:

Parcesepe AM, L'Engle KL, Martin SL, Green S, Suchindran C, Mwarogo P. Early Sex Work Initiation and Violence against Female Sex Workers in Mombasa, Kenya. J Urban Health. 2016 Dec;93(6):1010-1026.

L'Engle KL, Mangone ER, Parcesepe AM, Agarwal S, Ippoliti NB. Mobile Phone Interventions for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep;138(3).

Parcesepe AM, L'Engle KL, Martin SL, Green S, Suchindran C, Mwarogo P. Early sex work initiation and condom use among alcohol-using female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya: a cross-sectional analysis. Sex Transm Infect. 2016Dec;92(8):593-598.

Baumgartner JN, Parcesepe A, Mekuria YG, Abitew DB, Gebeyehu W, Okello F, Shattuck D. Correlates of postpartum common mental disorders: results from a population-based study in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 Oct;19(5):937-42.

Parcesepe AM, L Engle KL, Martin SL, Green S, Sinkele W, Suchindran C, SpeizerI S, Mwarogo P, Kingola N. The impact of an alcohol harm reduction intervention on interpersonal violence and engagement in sex work among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Apr 1;161:21-8.