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Serena Rajabiun, Ph.D.

Serena Rajabiun, Ph.D.

Serena Rajabiun
Serena Rajabiun, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

Expertise

Health Services Research; Social Determinants of Health; Community based participatory research

Research Interests

Health Services Research; Social Determinants of Health; Community based participatory research.

Education

  • MA, Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Ph.D., Boston University

Biosketch

Serena Rajabiun, MA, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, has over twenty years of international and domestic public health experience. Her research focuses on community based strategies and interventions to increase access to and the quality of health care services and reduce health disparities. She works with individuals across the life course, including immigrant children and their families, children and youth in the foster care system, and youth and adults living with HIV who experience homelessness. She has also developed national training programs and curricula for community health workers as part of a health care team to improve health outcomes. Rajabiun spent a decade working on community based programs to improve maternal and child health and nutrition and HIV prevention in Latin America and Africa.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Improving Care and Treatment Coordination for Black Women with HIV – The Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider (2020), Sponsored Research - Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau
    Rajabiun, S., Walter, A.W., Tucker, K.L.
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychosocial health and other social factors in a longitudinal cohort of Puerto Rican adults living on the US mainland (2020), Grant -
    Mangano, K.M., Feldeisen, S.N., Rajabiun, S., Falcón, L.M., Tucker, K.L.

Research Currently in Progress

  • Improving Care and Treatment Coordination for Black Women with HIV – The Evaluation and Technical Assistance Provider

    This project will support 12 demonstration sites across the U.S. by developing, evaluating, and disseminating interventions that engage and retain Black Women with HIV in care and treatment. We will examine implementation processes and outcomes of bundled interventions and disseminate findings to inform the replication of interventions to Ending the Epidemic (EtHE). This project is funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau.
    Rajabiun, S., Walter, A.W., Tucker, K.L.