Ph.D Maternal and Child Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.P.H Population and Family Health
M.S.W Social Welfare
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.
Parcesepe AM, Mugglin C, Nalugoda F, Bernard C, Yunihastuti E, Althoff K, Jaquet A, Haas AD, Duda SN, Wester CW, and Nash D; International epidemiology to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Consortium. Screening and management of mental health and substance use disorders in HIV treatment settings in low- and middle-income countries within the global IeDEA consortium. J Int AIDS Soc. 2018 Mar;21(3):e25101. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25101.
Parcesepe A, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, and Nash D. HIV-Related Stigma, Social Support, and Psychological Distress Among Individuals Initiating ART in Ethiopia. AIDS Behav. 2018 Feb 16. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2059-8.
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, 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.
Wang Y, Chen H, Schwartz T, Duan N, Parcesepe A, Lewis-Fernández R. Assessment of a disease screener by hierarchical all-subset selection using area under the receiver operating characteristic curves. Stat Med. 2011 Jun 30;30(14):1751-60.