November 10, 2018

Dr. Angela Parcesepe

Dr. Angela Parcesepe

Angela Parcesepe, PhD, assistant professor of maternal and child health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been awarded a $155,092 training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Parcesepe will examine the impact of mental and substance use disorders (MSD) on HIV treatment outcomes and identify important barriers and facilitators to the integration of evidence-based MSD interventions into HIV care at three HIV clinics in Cameroon.

Using data gathered at the clinics, she will assess implementation gaps and capacity to integrate evidence-based MSD interventions at 57 HIV care sites in sub-Saharan Africa. The research will be embedded in the International Epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network, the largest global HIV/AIDS implementation research network of HIV care cohorts.

Parcesepe’s research focuses on the intersection of violence, mental and substance abuse disorders, and on HIV prevention and treatment across global settings. She joined the Gillings School faculty in 2017.


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