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Sam Friedman
Samuel R. Friedman, PhD
CDUHR - Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Theory Core - Associate Director & Senior Theoretician
NYU Langone Health - Research Professor, Department of Population Health
Johns Hopkins University - Senior Associate, Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Education
PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan
MA, Sociology, University of Michigan
BA, Economics, Harvard University
Research Interests
Transdisciplinary HIV prevention, Networks, HIV, HCV, STIs, Phylogenetics, Metropolitan area cohort studies, Big Events and their sequelae, Recent infection, Prevention for positives, IDUs, MSM, High-risk heterosexuals, Cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), Theoretical and historical overview of the HIV epidemic as a whole
BIO
Sam Friedman has worked on research concerning people who use drugs and HIV since 1983. During this time, he has written widely on related epidemiology and prevention topics. His work has contributed substantially to what we know about drug users’ social networks and their relations to HIV epidemics; to our understanding of macro-social epidemiology of drug use and its associated diseases; to the theory and practice of drug users’ organizations and their efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and other infections among them; to efforts to prevent HIV transmission by drug users and others who have recently become infected; and to our understanding of how HIV and other epidemics among people who used drugs do or do not spread to non-users in their communities.
Projects
Principal Investigator, Metropolitan Trajectories of HIV Epidemics, Drug Use, and Responses in US Key Populations. Active
Principal Investigator, Preventing HIV Transmission by Recently Infected Drug Users. Active
Principal Investigator, Community Vulnerability and Responses to Drug-User-Related HIV/AIDS (CVAR). Completed
Principal Investigator, Developing Measures to Study How Structural Interventions May Affect HIV Risk. Completed
Principal Investigator, HIV, HCV, STI, OD and Other Risks Associated with Hard Drug Use Among Young Drug Users in St. Petersburg, Russia. Completed
Principal Investigator, Networks, Norms and HIV/STI Risk Among Youth (NNAHRAY). Completed
Principal Investigator, Staying Safe: Long-Term Injection Drug Users Who Avoided HIV & Hepatitis C. Completed
Publications

Recent

Schueler K, Ferreira M, Nikolopoulos G, Skaathun B, Paraskevis D, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Schneider JA (2019).
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and use within high HIV transmission networks
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (7), 1893-1903. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02411-0.

Goedel WC, King MRF, Lurie MN, Galea S, Townsend JP, Galvani AP, Friedman SR, Marshall BDL (2019).
Implementation of syringe services programs to prevent rapid human immunodeficiency virus transmission in rural counties in the United States: A modeling study
Clinical Infectious Diseases [Epub 2019 May 30]. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz321.

Williams LD, Korobchuk A, Pavlitina E, Nikolopoulos GK, Skaathun B, Schneider J, Kostaki EG, Smyrnov P, Vasylyeva TI, Psichogiou M, Paraskevis D, Morgan E, Hadjikou A, Downing MJ, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR (2019).
Experiences of stigma and support reported by participants in a network intervention to reduce HIV transmission in Athens, Greece; Odessa, Ukraine; and Chicago, Illinois
AIDS and Behavior, 23 (5), 1210-1224. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02402-1. PMCID: PMC6511315.

Meylakhs P, Friedman SR, Meylakhs A, Mateu-Gelabert P, Ompad DC, Alieva A, Dmitrieva A (2019).
A new generation of drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia? HIV, HCV, and overdose risks in a mixed-methods pilot study of young hard drug users
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2019 Apr 11]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02489-6.

Psichogiou M, Giallouros G, Pantavou K, Pavlitina E, Papadopoulou M, Williams LD, Hadjikou A, Kakalou E, Skoutelis A, Protopapas K, Antoniadou A, Boulmetis G, Paraskevis D, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR, Nikolopoulos GK (2019).
Identifying, linking, and treating people who inject drugs and were recently infected with HIV in the context of a network-based intervention
AIDS Care [Epub 2019 Apr 2]. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1601671.


Notable

Friedman SR, West BS, Tempalski B, Morton CM, Cleland CM, Des Jarlais DC, Hall HI, Cooper HL (2014).
Do metropolitan HIV epidemic histories and programs for people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men predict AIDS incidence and mortality among heterosexuals?
Annals of Epidemiology, 24 (4), 304-311. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.01.008. PMCID: PMC3954755.

Friedman SR, Sandoval M, Mateu-Gelabert P, Rossi D, Gwadz M, Dombrowski K, Smyrnov P, Vasylyeva T, Pouget ER, Perlman D (2013).
Theory, measurement and hard times: Some issues for HIV/AIDS research
AIDS and Behavior, 17 (6), 1915-1925. doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0475-3. PMCID: PMC3674169.

Friedman SR, Curtis R, Neaigus A, Jose B, Des Jarlais DC (1999).
Social networks, drug injectors’ lives, and HIV/AIDS.
New York: Plenum.

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Selected Press