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Arpi Terzian, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor of the School of Health Professions

BA, Brown UniversityMPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public HealthPhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Description

Dr. Terzian is an Assistant Professor at LIU’s School of Health Professions, with a dual appointment in the BS Health Sciences and MPH programs where she teaches research and epidemiology. Dr. Terzian is an epidemiologist with research interests in HIV/AIDS, women’s health, substance use, and health disparities. She also serves as Senior Analyst at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DOHMH) Care, Treatment and Housing Program where she assesses HIV-related medical care outcomes for HIV-infected New Yorkers participating in HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), programs providing housing and social services to persons living with AIDS or clinical symptomatic HIV illness and their families. Prior to her position at LIU and at NYC DOHMH’s Care, Treatment and Housing, Dr. Terzian served as Assistant Director and Senior Analyst at NYC DOHMH’s HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program (HEFSP). At HEFSP, she conducted complex longitudinal analyses on repeated measurements using HIV-related laboratory surveillance data and geospatial analyses on persons newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Specialties

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Surveillance
  • Health Disparities
  • Medical care
  • Methods for longitudinal data analysis

Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Terzian A, Bodach S, Sepkowitz K, Wiewel E, Braunstein S, Bernard MA, and Shepard CW. Factors associated with sustained high viremia in HIV-infected New Yorkers, 2006-2007. (Poster presentation at the 2011 HIV Surveillance Workshop, July 2011, Atlanta GA).
  • Terzian A, Bodach S, Sepkowitz K, Wiewel E, Braunstein S, Bernard MA, and Shepard CW. Factors associated with persistent high viremia in HIV-infected New Yorkers, 2006-2007. (Themed oral and poster presentation at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Poster # W-173, February 2011, Boston MA).
  • Laraque F, Mavronicolas H, Gortakowski H, and Terzian A. Disparities in Community Viral Load among HIV-Infected Persons in NYC. (Themed oral and poster presentation at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 2011, Boston, MA).
  • Terzian A., Holman S., Nathwani N., Robison E., Weber K., Young M., Gange S. Characterizing Physical Functioning among HIV+ and HIV- Women in the Women's Interagency HIV Study. (Poster presentation at the Society of Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, June 2007, Boston, MA. Poster Session #3.)
  • Terzian A ., Holman S., Nathwani N., Robison E., Weber K., Young M., Gange S. Physical Functioning in Women with HIV (Oral presentation at the American Public Health Association's 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2006, Boston, MA. Abstract # 140258, Session 4229.0)
  • Terzian A., Holman S., Nathwani N., Robison E., Weber K., Young M., Gange S. Markers of Immunosuppression as Predictors of Slowness and Decreased Body Strength in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) (Poster presentation at the XVI International AIDS Conference, August 2006, Toronto. Abstract #MOPE0300)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Terzian A , Bodach S, Wiewel E, Braunstein S, Bernard MA, Sepkowitz K, Peters V, and Shepard C. Factors associated with persistent high viremia among HIV-infected New Yorkers, 2006-07.  (Submitted to PLoS One).
  • CW Shepard, MD, K Gallagher, MPH, SD Bodach, MPH, A Kowalski, MPH, AS Terzian, MPH PhD, E Begier, MD, MPH, I Weisfuse, MD, MPH, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). S Blank, MD, MPH, NYC DOHMH and Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. BM Branson, MD Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. Acute HIV Infection—New York City, 2008. MMWR Recomm Rep. 2009 Nov 26. Reprinted in JAMA 2010; 303(8): 725-727.
  • Terzian AS, Holman S, Nathwani N, Robison E, Weber K, Young M, Greenblatt RM, and Gange SJ.  Factors associated with preclinical disability and frailty among HIV-infected and – uninfected women in the era of cART. Journal of Women's Health 2009; 18(12): 1965-1974.
  • Beyrer C., Terzian A., Lowther S., Zambrano J., Galai N. and Mwandagalirwa K. (2006). Civil Conflict and Health Information: The Case of DR Congo. In C. Beyrer and H.F. Pizer (Eds.), Public Health & Human Rights: An Evidence-Based Approach. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Drug Abuse Dissertation Research: Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Services, and Women and Sex/Gender Differences, National Institute of Drug Abuse (2005-2007)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association (2007)
  • Recipient, Johnson and Johnson Health Care Scholarship, Baltimore, MD (2004-06)
  • Recipient, ASPH summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV, STD, and TB Prevention's Program Evaluation Research Branch, Atlanta, GA (2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research

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