Monica Ruiz, PhD, MPH

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Monica Ruiz, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University


Office Phone: (202) 994-3676
950 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 300 Washington DC 20052

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • Evaluating changes in syringe exchange policies and their impact on HIV prevention efforts for injection drug users
  • Examining the impact of structural factors (such as housing availability) on access to services among injection drug users
  • Examining linkage to and retention in HIV care among individuals returning to communities following incarceration
  • Examining the sociocultural trajectories of substance use and addiction and how these factors increase HIV risk

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Instructor, PubH 6559: Interdisciplinary Approaches to HIV Prevention

Current HIV/AIDS Service Activities:

  • Ad Hoc Racial and Ethnic Minority Committee, Office of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Health
  • Scientific Advisory Board for the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Syringe Access Working Group, District of Columbia