Maria Khan
Maria R. Khan, PhD, MPH
CDUHR - Associate Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core
NYU Langone Health - Director, Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training (CEIRT) Program
NYU Langone Health - Associate Professor, Division of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Decision Science
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MPH, Maternal & Child Health, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Research Interests
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, Criminal justice involvement, Addictions, Social support, Adolescent health
Maria Khan is an epidemiologist who studies social determinants of STI/HIV-related drug and sex risk in vulnerable populations, who has considerable expertise measuring the influence of criminal justice involvement on STI/HIV risk. She developed a conceptual model that describes the likely pathways through which criminal justice involvement acts as a structural determinant of STI/HIV transmission; her funded studies have focused on testing this model in diverse populations. Her current NIDA-funded R01, “Stop-and-Frisk, Arrest, and Incarceration and STI/HIV Risk in Minority MSM,” aims to measure the effects of aggressive policing and incarceration on psychosocial vulnerability, mental health, stigma, and access to healthcare, and in turn STI/HIV risk among minority men who have sex with men (MSM). She also is funded to evaluate the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Health Justice Network (HJN), a trauma-informed program aiming to improve the health and well-being of justice-involved populations reentering their communities after release from jail and prison. Her prior studies have measured the influence of childhood traumas on criminal justice involvement and STI/HIV risk, and she has worked for years conducting STI/HIV prevention studies in international settings.
Principal Investigator, Stop-and-Frisk, Arrest and Incarceration and HIV/STI Risk in Minority MSM. Active
Principal Investigator, Development and Acceptability of a Novel STI/HIV Prevention Intervention for Couples Affected by Incarceration. Completed
Principal Investigator, Longitudinal Study of Trauma, HIV and Criminal Justice Involvement. Completed
Principal Investigator, Relationship Disruption During Incarceration and HIV Risk in African American Men. Completed


Scheidell JD, Thorpe LE, Adimora AA, Caniglia EC, Lejuez CW, Troxel AB, Khan MR (2020).
Perceived stress, sexually transmitted infection, and pelvic inflammatory disease: Examination of differences in associations among Black and white women
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 47 (9), 617-624. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001232.

Severe M, Scheidell JD, Dyer TV, Brewer RA, Negri A, Turpin RE, Young KE, Hucks-Ortiz C, Cleland CM, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2020).
Lifetime burden of incarceration and violence, internalized homophobia, and HIV/STI risk among Black men who have sex with men in the HPTN 061 study
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2020 Aug 14]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02989-w.

Stevens ER, Mazumdar M, Caniglia EC, Khan MR, Young KE, Edelman EJ, Gordon AJ, Fiellin DA, Maisto SA, Chichetto NE, Crystal S, Gaither JR, Justice AC, Braithwaite RS (2020).
Insights provided by depression screening regarding pain, anxiety, and substance use in a veteran population
Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 11, 2150132720949123. doi: 10.1177/2150132720949123. PMCID: PMC7418233.

Feelemyer J, Dyer TV, Turpin RE, Brewer RA, Hucks-Oritz C, van Der Mei WF, Cleland CM, Mazumdar M, Caniglia EC, Geller A, Scheidell JD, Feldman JM, Mayer KH, Khan MR (2020).
Longitudinal associations between the disruption of incarceration and community re-entry on substance use risk escalation among Black men who have sex with men; a causal analysis
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108123. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108123.

Dyer TV, Turpin RE, Stall R, Khan MR, Nelson L, Brewer R, Friedman MR, Mimiaga M, Cook R, O'Cleirigh C, Mayer K (2020).
Latent profile analysis of a syndemic of vulnerability factors on incident STI in a cohort of Black men who have sex with men only (BMSMO) and Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) in the HPTN061 Study
Sexually Transmitted Diseases [Epub 2020 Jun 2]. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001208.


Khan MR, Miller WC, Schoenbach VJ, Weir SS, Kaufman JS, Wohl DA, Adimora AA (2008).
Timing and duration of incarceration and high-risk sexual partnerships among African Americans in North Carolina
Annals of Epidemiology, 18 (5), 403-410. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2007.12.003. PMCID: PMC2877367.

Khan MR, Epperson MW, Mateu-Gelabert P, Bolyard M, Sandoval M, Friedman SR (2011).
Incarceration, sex with an STI- or HIV-infected partner, and infection with an STI or HIV in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY: A social network perspective
American Journal of Public Health, 101 (6), 1110-1117. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184721. PMCID: PMC3093283.

Khan MR, Behrend L, Adimora AA, Weir SS, Tisdale C, Wohl DA (2011).
Dissolution of primary intimate relationships during incarceration and associations with post-release STI/HIV risk behavior in a southeastern city
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38 (1), 43-47. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181e969d0. PMCID: PMC3569980.

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