Monica Ruiz, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Ave
Suite 300
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

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