Adam Akullian

Research Scientist

Adam Akullian

Research Scientist


Adam Akullian is a Scientist at IDM and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Adam 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 spatial epidemiology of emerging enteric diseases in Kenya, as well as the geography of HIV in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda. He is 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 dedicated to understanding what it will take to end the HIV epidemic, considering heterogeneous risk of acquisition and transmission across populations, and uses mathematical modeling and spatial epidemiology in his work.

Biography

Adam Akullian is a Scientist at IDM and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Adam 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 spatial epidemiology of emerging enteric diseases in Kenya, as well as the geography of HIV in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda. He is 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 dedicated to understanding what it will take to end the HIV epidemic, considering heterogeneous risk of acquisition and transmission across populations, and uses mathematical modeling and spatial epidemiology in his work.

Publications

Monday, October 29, 2018
Based on our experience, we suggest that groups needing population-representative sampling frames consider using satellite imagery instead of more laborious field enumeration, which is often not feasi
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
Clinic-based data can be used to accurately map the broad spatial structure of HIV prevalence and to identify most of the areas where the burden of the infection is concentrated (HIV ‘hotspots’).
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
In rural eastern Africa, both longer‐distance/permanent, and localized/shorter‐term forms of mobility are associated with higher‐risk behaviours, and are highly gendered.
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Sunday, April 1, 2018
Our modeling suggests that co-location of high-risk populations and generalized epidemics can further amplify the spread of HIV, but that large numbers of formal FSW and clients are not required to ob
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Friday, January 12, 2018
Multi-drug-resistant NTS is strongly associated with bacteremia among children and adults in western Kenya.
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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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