Danielle C. Ompad, PhD
CDUHR - Deputy Director and Director, Dissemination & Implementation Core
NYU College of Global Public Health - Associate Professor
PhD, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
MHS, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
BS, Biology, Bowie State University
Research Interests
PWUDs, PWIDs, Club drugs, Natural history, Social determinants, Drug cessation, Urban health
Danielle C. Ompad is the Deputy Director for CDUHR and Director of CDUHR’s Dissemination & Implementation Core.  She is also an Associate Professor at NYU’s College of Global Public Health.  Dr. Ompad is an infectious disease epidemiologist with extensive experience in design, conduct, and analysis of community-based cross-sectional and prospective studies.  Her research interests include illicit substance use, sexual risk behaviors, infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, HBV, HCV, HSV, and HPV), adult access to vaccines, and urban health.  She has studied HIV risk, and social determinants of that risk, among drug using populations in the US (Baltimore and New York, in particular), Ukraine, and Russia.  Dr. Ompad was a member of the Synergy Circle of the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings, a network created by WHO’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health to consider the role of urbanization in health outcomes. She has also been a consultant to the WHO and PAHO on urban health issues. She was a member of the Rockefeller Foundation-funded Roundtable for Urban Living Environment Research (RULER) group. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Urban Health and former secretary for the International Society for Urban Health.
Principal Investigator, Application of a Syndemic Framework to HPV and HSV Infection in Emergent Adult Men. Active
Principal Investigator, Testing a Model of Resilience to Develop an Intervention for Healthy Aging in Older HIV-Seropositive Adults. Active
Principal Investigator, Heroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study. Completed


Palamar JJ, Griffin-Tomas M, Acosta P, Ompad DC, Cleland CM (2018).
A comparison of self-reported sexual effects of alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy in a sample of young adult nightlife attendees
Psychology and Sexuality [Epub 2018 Jan 8]. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2018.1425220.

Kupprat SA, Krause KD, Ompad DC, Halkitis PN (2017).
Substance use and cognitive function as drivers of condomless anal sex among HIV-positive gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men aged 50 and older: The Gold studies
LGBT Health, 4 (6), 434-441. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0163. PMCID: PMC5731547.

Deren S, Naegle M, Hagan H, Ompad DC (2017).
Continuing links between substance use and HIV highlight the importance of nursing roles
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28 (4), 622-632. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2017.03.005. PMCID: PMC5485853.

Koblin BA, Egan JE, Nandi V, Sang JM, Cerda M, Tieu HV, Ompad DC, Hoover DR, Frye V (2017).
Congruence of home, social and sex neighborhoods among men who have sex with men, NYCM2M study
Journal of Urban Health, 94 (3), 364-374. doi: 10.1007/s11524-016-0074-5. PMCID: PMC5481209.

Cerda M, Nandi V, Frye V, Egan JE, Rundle A, Quinn JW, Sheehan D, Hoover DR, Ompad DC, Van Tieu H, Greene E, Koblin B (2017).
Neighborhood determinants of mood and anxiety disorders among men who have sex with men in New York City
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52 (6), 749-760. doi: 10.1007/s00127-017-1379-8. PMCID: PMC5479697.


Ompad DC, Bell DL, Amesty S, Nyitray AG, Papenfuss M, Lazcano-Ponce E, Villa LL, Giuliano AR (2013).
Men who purchase sex, who are they? An interurban comparison
Journal of Urban Health, 90 (6), 1166-1180. doi: 10.1007/s11524-013-9809-8. PMCID: PMC3853174.

Ompad DC, Nandi V, Cerda M, Crawford N, Galea S, Vlahov D (2012).
Beyond income: Material resources among drug users in economically-disadvantaged New York City neighborhoods
Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120 (1-3), 127-134. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.07.008. PMCID: PMC3225725.

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