Adam Akullian

Postdoc Research Scientist

Adam Akullian

Postdoc Research Scientist


Adam Akullian has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and an Sc.B. in Environmental Science from Brown University. As a doctoral candidate, Adam studied the evolutionary ecology and spatial epidemiology of emerging enteric diseases in rural and urban Kenya, as well as the geography of HIV in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda. He is also a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Before graduate school, Adam worked as a research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley where he investigated the ecology and spatial patterns of Schistosoma japonicum in China. As a member of the IDM’s research team, Adam is focused on mathematical and epidemiological modeling of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of informing effective public health interventions.

Biography

Adam Akullian has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and an Sc.B. in Environmental Science from Brown University. As a doctoral candidate, Adam studied the evolutionary ecology and spatial epidemiology of emerging enteric diseases in rural and urban Kenya, as well as the geography of HIV in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda. He is also a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Before graduate school, Adam worked as a research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley where he investigated the ecology and spatial patterns of Schistosoma japonicum in China. As a member of the IDM’s research team, Adam is focused on mathematical and epidemiological modeling of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of informing effective public health interventions.

Publications

Monday, November 13, 2017
Ultimately, even strategies that successfully meet or exceed the 90–90–90 targets will leave up to 27% of people living with HIV/AIDS virally non-suppressed.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A spatial model is proposed to generate high-resolution maps of intranational estimates of HIV prevalence​ in sub-Saharan Africa
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

​Age of sexual partner is a major risk factor for HIV acquisition in both men and women, independent of one’s own age.​

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Monday, January 2, 2017
The VMMC program for HIV prevention has proven successful in reaching a large population of uncircumcised men in western Kenya, but as of 2014, pockets of low circumcision coverage still existed.​​
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The objective of this study was to understand the unique barriers PLHIV face when assessing healthcare compared with those not living with HIV in a rural area of sub-Saharan Africa.
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