Danielle Ompad
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, HIV Research Capacity Building in the Philippines. Active
Principal Investigator, Heroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study. Completed
Principal Investigator, Testing a Model of Resilience to Develop an Intervention for Healthy Aging in Older HIV-Seropositive Adults. Completed


Ompad DC, Palamar JJ, Krause KD, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2018).
Reliability and validity of a material resources scale and its association with depression among young men who have sex with men: The P18 cohort study
American Journal of Men's Health, 12 (5), 1384-1397. doi: 10.1177/1557988316651206. PMCID: PMC6142116.

Mateu-Gelabert P, Guarino H, Quinn K, Meylakhs P, Campos S, Meylakhs A, Berbesi D, Toro-Tobon D, Goodbody E, Ompad DC, Friedman SR (2018).
Young drug users: A vulnerable population and an underutilized resource in HIV/HCV prevention
Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 15 (4), 324-335. doi: 10.1007/s11904-018-0406-z. PMCID: PMC6309604.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Ompad DC, Friedman SR (2018).
A qualitative investigation comparing psychosocial and physical sexual experiences related to alcohol and marijuana use among adults
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47 (3), 757-770. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0782-7. PMCID: PMC5250581.

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, 9 (1), 54-68. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2018.1425220. PMCID: PMC5801767.

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.


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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