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Nadia N. Abuelezam

Assistant Professor


Nadia N. Abuelezam, Sc.D. is an assistant professor at the Connell School of Nursing and an epidemiologist. Her research interests are in the intersection of infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and HIV/AIDS. Her current research focuses on the use of mathematical models to better understand the impact of treatment and prevention strategies on HIV incidence and prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goals of her program of research are to use quantitative methods and novel data streams to better understand the inequalities in health care distribution and access in resource poor settings.

Selected Publications

  • Abuelezam, N. N., McCormick, A. W., Fussell, T., Afriyie, A. N., Wood, R., DeGruttola, V., … Seage, G. R. (2016). Can the heterosexual HIV epidemic be eliminated in South Africa using combination prevention? A modeling analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 184(3), 239–48.
  • Abuelezam NN, McCormick AW., et al. “Can the HIV epidemic be eliminated in South Africa using combination prevention? A modelling analysis.” American Journal of Epidemiology 184.3 (2016): 239-248.
  • Childs, L. Abuelezam NN. Murray M. Dye C. Williams B. Buckee C.  “Challenges in modelling HIV, TB, and malaria.” Epidemics 10 (2015), 102-107.
  • Abuelezam NN, McCormick AW, Rhode ER, Hou T, Walensky RP, Pei PP, Becker JE, DiLorenzo MA, Losina E, Freedberg KA, Lipsitch M, Seage III GR. “Development, Calibration and Performance of an HIV Transmission Model Incorporating Natural History and Behavioral Patterns: Application in South Africa.” PLoS One 9(5) e98272 (2014).
  • Abuelezam NN, Rough K, Seage III GR. “Individual-Based Simulation Models of HIV Transmission: Reporting Quality and Recommendations.” PLoS ONE, 8(9), e75624 (2013).