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Suparna Das , PhD

Statistician, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA), DC Department of Health
Address: 899 North Capital NE
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-671-4913
[email protected]


Current HIV/AIDS-Related Research Activities

  • Mixed method analysis research that has the capacity to inform prevention-intervention within HAHSTA, DC DOH.
  • Expertise in statistical methods, spatial epidemiology, Geographical Information Science and its application in HIV and STI research.
  • Recent publications:
    • Das, S., Allston, A., Opoku, J., & Kharfen, M. (2020). A spatial approach for Ending the HIV Epidemic for the United States–A DC Model. Clinical Infectious Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1761
    • Das, S., Allan, A., Opoku, J. & Kharfen, M (2020)Geographic core areas of coinfections in Washington DC: Recommendations for planning prevention-intervention to mitigate HIV burden, Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa891, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa891
    • Das, S., Allston, A., & Kharfen, M. (2020). Detecting Spatial Cores and Temporal Trends of Repeat STIs to Plan Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Scale-up in DC. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 84(4), 372–378. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002348
    • Das, S., Li, J. J., Allston, A., & Kharfen, M. (2019). Planning area-specific prevention and intervention programs for HIV using spatial regression analysis. Public health, 169, 41-49. 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.01.009
    • Das, S., Opoku, J., Allston, A., & Kharfen, M. (2018). Detecting spatial clusters of HIV and hepatitis coinfections. PloS one, 13(9), e0203674.  10.1371/journal.pone.0203674
    • Das, S., Opoku, J., Kharfen, M., & Allston, A. (2018). Geographic patterns of poor HIV/AIDS care continuum in District of Columbia. AIDS research and therapy, 15(1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12981-018-0189-8
    • Castel, A. D., Kuo, I., Mikre, M., Young, T., Haddix, M., Das, S., ... & Reisen, C. (2017). Feasibility of using HIV care continuum outcomes to identify geographic areas for targeted HIV testing. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 74(Suppl 2), S96. 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001238
    • Zimmer, Z., & Das, S. (2014). The poorest of the poor: Composition and wealth of older person households in sub-Saharan Africa. Research on Aging, 36(3), 271-296. 10.1177/0164027513484589