Adjunct Lecturer

Christina M. Aivadyan

Dr. Aivadyan conducts structural HIV prevention research tailored to the developmental context of U.S. adolescents and young adults. Her current work explores the ways in which state laws and policies may contribute to age-based inequities in access to HIV prevention and serve as structural drivers of HIV transmission for young people in the United States. During her predoctoral training at the Columbia School of Social Work, Dr. Aivadyan received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine the impact of state laws concerning consent and confidentiality in sexual health services on U.S. adolescents’ HIV testing practices. Dr. Aivadyan received her PhD and MS in social work from Columbia University, BA in psychology from New York University, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program.