Denis Nash

ISPH Executive Director
Professor of Epidemiology

Ph.D Epidemiology
University of Maryland

M.P.H
Johns Hopkins University

B.S Physics
Drexel University

denis.nash@sph.cuny.edu

Dr. Nash has over 20 years of expertise in implementation science, and his research consistently generates new knowledge with clear programmatic and policy implications.  His experience includes extensive domestic and international work in implementation science, comparative effectiveness research and large-scale epidemiologic studies examining key outcomes among persons with HIV.

Dr. Nash brings seasoned expertise in study design and methodological approaches to large-scale, ‘real-world’, research projects.   Prior to joining CUNY, Dr. Nash was an EIS Officer and subsequently the Director of HIV/AIDS Surveillance, where he pioneered named reporting for HIV.  He also worked at ICAP at Columbia University as the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research, spearheading a multi-country initiative collecting routine medical records electronically.

Dr. Nash has extensive global health implementation and research experience. He has worked extensively on large scale initiatives and research projects in sub-Saharan Africa, including on the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Nigeria, sentinel HIV surveillance in Nigeria and Botswana, and rapid expansion/scale-up of HIV/AIDS care and treatment under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. He has recently begun a research project on non-communicable diseases, which includes household population health survey of 4 urban slums in Port au Prince, Haiti.

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Recent publications: 

Kulkarni S, Tymejczyk O, Gadisa T, Lahuerta M, Remien RH, Melaku Z, El-Sadr W, Elul B, Nash D, Hoffman S. "Testing, Testing": Multiple HIV-Positive Tests among Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Ethiopia. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Jan 1:2325957417737840. doi: 10.1177/2325957417737840.

Hoffman S, Tymejczyk O, Kulkarni S, Lahuerta M, Gadisa T, Remien RH, Melaku Z, Nash D, Elul B. Brief Report: Stigma and HIV Care Continuum Outcomes Among Ethiopian Adults Initiating ART. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 1;76(4):382-387. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001530. PMCID:PMC5659945

Weinberger AH, Gbedemah M, Martinez AM, Nash D, Galea S, Goodwin RD. Trends in depression prevalence in the USA from 2005 to 2015: widening disparities in vulnerable groups. Psychol Med. 2017 Oct 12:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717002781.

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.