Angela Aidala

Angela Aidala

Angela Aidala

Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences


722 W 168th St, R515
New York NY United States 10032



PhD, 1980, Columbia University
BA, 1967, Miami University


Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Editorial Boards

Editorial Board, AIDS & Behavior

Columbia Affiliations

Columbia Population Research Center

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology

Honors & Awards

Invited Presentation, White House special policy briefing on Housing and HIV/AIDS, 2009
Best Article of 1999, Awarded by the American Planning Association
Calderone Award, Columbia School of Public Health, 1995
Talmon International Prize for Scholarship in Family, Religion or Community

Areas of Expertise

Research Design and Methods, Community Programs and Outreach, Homelessness, Social / Cultural Issues, Underserved Populations, Poverty, HIV/AIDS, Sex Education and Safe Sex, Addiction/Drug Abuse, Urban Health

Select Urban Health Activities

Community Health Advisory & Information Network Project: Dr. Aidala is Co-Principal Director and Study Director of the Community Health Advisory & Information Network (CHAIN) Project, an ongoing study of persons living with HIV or at high risk of infection in New York City. CHAIN is conducted in collaboration with the HIV Planning Council and the New York Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Each year multiple reports are written, responding to the questions, interests, and priorities of the DOHMH and the Planning Council and its workgroups. To date, over 130 reports have been written examining a range of topics with focus on unmet health and social service needs, trends in service utilization, and various outcomes among multiple CHAIN cohorts. CHAIN has been a major source of service planning data for the City since 1994. All reports are available at no cost and widely distributed to provider, advocacy, and consumer communities.
Frequent Users of Services Enhancement ( FUSE) Evaluation: Dr. Aidala is currently the Principal Investigator for the New York City, Frequent Users of Services Enhancement ( FUSE) Evaluation. FUSE is a supportive housing intervention for homeless re-entry populations with multiple episodes of homelessness and correctional involvement. FUSE in an interagency initiative implemented by the New York City Departments of Correction (DOC), Homeless Services (DHS) and Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in collaboration with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and a local housing providers.

Select Publications

Wolitski RJ, Kidder DP, Pals SL, Royal S, Aidala A, Stall R, Holtgrave DR, Harre D, Courtney-Quick C. Randomized Trial of the Effects of Housing Assistance on the Health and Risk Behaviors of Homeless and Unstably Housed People Living with HIV AIDS and Behavior in print
Aidala AA, Lee G, Abramson DA, Messeri P, Siegler A. Housing need, housing assistance, and connection to HIV medical care. AIDS & Behavior 11(S2) S101-115 2007
Aidala A, Lee G, Moon Howard J, Caban M, Abramson A, Messeri P. HIV-positive men sexually active with women: Sexual behaviors and sexual risks. Journal of Urban Health 83(4) 637-655 2006
Aidala A, Lee G, Garbers S, Chiasson MA Sexual behaviors and sexual risk in a prospective cohort of HIV-positive men and women in New York City 1994 - 2004: Implications for prevention AIDS Education & Prevention 18(1) 12-32 2006
Aidala A, Cross J, Stall R, Sumartojo E, Harre D. Housing status and HIV risk behaviors: Implications for prevention and policy. AIDS & Behavior 9(3) 251-265 2005

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