Project Description

Adey (Adeline) Nyamanthi

Founding Dean

Distinguished Professor

Key Areas of Focus

  • Key Area of Focus 1: Integrative Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Key Area of Focus 2: Community Health
  • Key Area of Focus 6: Health Disparities and Diversity

Areas of Expertise

  • Health promotion
  • Coping and adjustment to illness
  • Nursing/community health worker models to reduce risk for HIV/AIDS, TB, HBV and HCV with vulnerable homeless and drug-addicted adults and youth; Rural women living with HIV/AIDS in India

Research Abstract

Dr. Adey Nyamathi is a highly respected researcher, academician, and a distinguished professor. Dr. Nyamathi has been the principal investigator in nine NIH-funded RO1s and other NIH grants funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, and NIAID. During her three decades of continuous RO1 NIH funding as a Principle Investigator, Dr. Nyamathi has conducted descriptive and randomized trials among vulnerable populations, including homeless, drug-addicted and incarcerated persons, gay/bisexual youth and men at risk for HIV/AIDS, and rural women living with AIDS in India. In her current NIH-funded study study with offenders, Dr. Nyamathi’s team is successfully working with women recently exiting jails and prisons to ensure they have access to psychological empowerment, health care services and life skills education needed to halt repeat drug use and incarcerations.

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