Joy Scheidell
Joy D. Scheidell, PhD, MPH
NYU Langone Health - Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
PhD, Epidemiology, New York University
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Florida
BS, Community Health, Florida Gulf Coast University
Research Interests
Sexual and reproductive health, Criminal justice involvement, Substance use, Mental health, Health inequities
Joy Scheidell is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from NYU and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Florida. She is a former predoctoral fellow of the NIDA-funded Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program (T32 DA7233). Dr. Scheidell’s research seeks to understand the intersections of mental health, substance use, and sexual and reproductive health, with a specific focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations. In addition to conducting her research, Dr. Scheidell is a devoted instructor of epidemiologic and population health research methods.
Principal Investigator, Influence of Substance Use Treatment and Harm Reduction Engagement on Sexual Health among People Who Use Illicit Opioids in New York City. Active
Principal Investigator, Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Treatment for Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Associations with Health. Completed


Scheidell JD, Hoff L, Khan MR, Bennett AS, Elliott L (2022).
Parenting and childcare responsibilities, harm reduction service engagement, and opioid overdose among women and men who use illicit opioids in New York City
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Reports, 3, 100054. doi: 10.1016/j.dadr.2022.100054. PMCID: PMC9224239.

Scheidell JD, Ataiants J, Lankenau SE (2022).
Miscarriage and abortion among women attending harm reduction services in Philadelphia: Correlations with individual, interpersonal, and structural factors
Substance Use and Misuse, 57 (6), 999-1006. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2046100. PMCID: PMC9101319.

Khan MR, Brewer R, Abrams J, Mazumdar M, Scheidell JD, Feelemyer J, Dyer TV, Turpin RE, Hucks-Ortiz C, Gaydos CA, Severe M, Irvine NM, Kaufman JS, Cleland CM, Mayer KH (2022).
Incarceration and sexual risk behavior and incident STI/HIV in HPTN 061: Differences by study city and among Black sexual minority men who have sex with men, Black sexual minority men who have sex with men and women, and Black transgender women
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 49 (4), 284-296. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001594.

Bennett AS, Scheidell J, Bowles JM, Khan M, Roth A, Hoff L, Marini C, Elliott L (2022).
Naloxone protection, social support, network characteristics, and overdose experiences among a cohort of people who use illicit opioids in New York City
Harm Reduction Journal, 19 (1), 20. doi: 10.1186/s12954-022-00604-w. PMCID: PMC8894821.

Scheidell JD, Dyer TV, Knittel AK, Caniglia EC, Thorpe LE, Troxel AB, Lejuez CW, Khan MR (2022).
Incarceration and subsequent pregnancy loss: Exploration of sexually transmitted infections as mediating pathways
Journal of Women's Health, 31 (2), 242-251. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8980. PMCID: PMC8864438.


Scheidell JD, Lejuez CW, Golin CE, Hobbs MM, Wohl DA, Adimora AA, Khan MR (2016).
Borderline personality disorder symptom severity and sexually transmitted infection and HIV risk in African American incarcerated men
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43 (5), 317-323. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000433. PMCID: PMC4840466.

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