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

angela_parcesepe@unc.edu

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.

Key Projects:

Recent Publications:

Parcesepe AM, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, Nash D. Household decision-making power and the mental health and well-being of women initiating antiretroviral treatment in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS Care. 2017 Aug 3:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1360998.

Parcesepe AM, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, Nash D. Psychological distress, health and treatment-related factors among individuals initiating ART in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS Care. 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1363367

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.