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Adeline Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN

Associate Dean for International Research and Scholarly Activities, Associate Dean for Research, Distinguished Professor

Location: 2-250 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 825-8405
Fax: (310) 206-7433
E-mail: Anyamath@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Coping and adjustments to illness, health promotion and risk reduction with vulnerable homeless and drug-addicted adults and adolescents at risk for HIV/AIDS, TB, HBV and HCV. Dr Nyamathi has led an impressive team of multidisciplinary investigators as Principal Investigator (PI) of nine NIH-funded RO1s, as well as a number of other NIH grants, funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD and NIAID over the past 26 years related to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, TB and other infectious diseases. Her numerous research activities in India relate to coping and adjustment to chronic illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS and TB. Dr Nyamathi is also Co-Director of the NIDA-funded Ruth Kirschstein T-32 Pre-Post Doctoral Fellowship and the HRSA Vulnerable Populations Training grant. Dr Nyamathi travels abroad extensively in her academic position and is also PI on additional studies based in India. She actively teaches in the doctoral program and is a certified nurse practitioner.
Clinical Expertise: Community Health



Professional Activities

2004 - 2008 Member and Vice Chair, California AIDS Research Program Chair
2006 - 2010 Editorial Board Member, Progress in Community health Partnerships
2008 - 2009 Chair, California AIDS Research Program Chair
2008 UCOP Global Planning Committee Attendee


1973 Hunter College Bellevue School of Nursing, BSN, Nursing
1978 State University New York at Stony Brook, MSN, Nursing
1983 Case Western Reserve University, PhD, Nursing

Honors and Awards

1992 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
1994 Distinguished UCLA Wellness Lecturer, University Series 2003 Adrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Community Health Research
2005 Fellow in the Western Academy of Nursing,
2011 Davis Sams Visiting Scholar, University of Indiana
2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, State University New York at Stony Brook
2013 Distinguished Alumna Award, Case Western Reserve University


(Selected among 175 journal publications)

Salem, B.E., Nyamathi, A., Idemundia, F., Slaughter, R., Ames, M. (2013). At a Crossroads: Reentry Challenges and Healthcare Needs among Homeless Female Ex-Offenders. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 9(1), 14-22. Nyamathi, A., Salem, B. E., Marlow, E., Zhang, S., & Yadav, K. (2013). Understanding Correlates of Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Homeless Recently Paroled Men. Journal of Forensic Nursing 9(3), 161-169.

Nyamathi, A., Sinha, S., Ganguly, K., Ramakrishna, P., Suresh, P., Carpenter, C. (2013). Impact of Protein Supplementation and Care and Support on Body Composition and CD4 Count among HIV-infected Women Living in Rural India: Results from Randomized Pilot Clinical Trial Using Trained Village Women. AIDS & Behavior [Epub Ahead of Print Jan 31].

Tyler, D., Nyamathi, A., Stein, J.A., Koniak-Griffin, D., Hodge, F., & Gelberg, L. (2013). Increasing Hepatitis C Knowledge among Homeless Adults: Results of a Community-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services Research [Epub Ahead of Print April 25]

Nyamathi, A., Ekstrand, E., Salem, B.E., Sinha, S., Ganguly, G., Leake, B., Marfisee, M. (2013). Impact of an ASHA Intervention on Stigma and Avoidant Coping among Rural Women Living with AIDS in India. Western Journal of Nursing Research. [Epub Ahead of Print March 27]

Salem, B.E., Nyamathi, A., Brecht, M.L., Phillips, L.R., Mentes, J., Sarkisian, C., Leake, B. (2013). Correlates of Frailty Among Homeless Adults. Western Institute of Nursing Research. [Epub Ahead of Print May]

Nyamathi, A., Salem, B., Farabee, D., Hall, E., Zhang, S., Khalilifard, F., Faucette, M., & Leake, B. (in press). Predictors of High Level of Hostility among Homeless Men on Parole. Journal of Offender Research.

Nyamathi, A., Ekstrand, E., Zolt-Gilburne, J., Ganguly, K., Sinha, S., Ramakrishnan, P., Suresh, P. Marfisee, M., & Leake, B. (2013). Correlates of Stigma among Rural Women Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS & Behavior, 17(1), 329-339.

Nyamathi, A., Salem, B. E., Reback, C., Shoptaw, S., Branson, C., Idemundia, F., Kennedy, B. Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., & Liu, Y. (2013). Correlates of Hepatitis B Virus and HIV Knowledge among Gay & Bisexual Young Adults in Hollywood. American Journal on Men’s Health, 7(1), 18-26.

Nyamathi, A., Albarran, C., Branson, C., Marfisee, M., Khalilifard, K., & Leake, B. (2012). Correlates of Depressive Symptoms among Methadone Maintained Adults who Report Alcohol Use. American Journal on Addictions, 21, S49-S55.

Nyamathi, A., Salem, B., Ernst, E., Keenan, C., Suresh, P., Sinha, S., Ganguly, K., Ramakrishnan, P., & Liu, Y. (2012). Correlates of Adherence among Rural Indian Women Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 11, 327-345.

Nyamathi, A., Marlow, E., Zhang, S., Hall, E., Farabee, D., Marfisee, M., Khalilifard, F., Faucette, M., & Leake, B. (2012). Correlates of Serious Violent Crime for Recently Released Parolees with a History of Homelessness. Violence & Victims, 27(5), 793-810.

Nyamathi, A., Heravian, A., Salem, B., Suresh, P., Sinha, S., Ganguly, K., Carpenter, C., Ramakrishnan, P., Marfisee, M., Liu, Y. (2012). Physical and Mental Health of Rural Women Living with AIDS in Southern India. Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Nyamathi, A., Branson, C., Kennedy, B., Salem, B., Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., Getzoff, D., & Leake, B. (2012). Impact of Nursing Intervention on Decreasing Substances among Homeless Youth. American Journal on Addictions. 21(6), 558-65.

Nyamathi, A., Hanson, A. Y., Salem, B. E., Sinha, S., Ganguly, K. K., Leake, B., Yadav, K., Marfisee, M. (2012). Impact of a Rural Village Women (ASHA) Intervention on Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Southern India. Nursing Research, 61, 353-362.

Nyamathi, A., Branson, C., Idemundia, F., Reback, C., Shoptaw, S., Marfisee, M., Keenan, C., Khalilifard, F., Liu, Y. & Yadav, K. (2012). Correlates of Depressed Mood among Young Stimulant-Using Homeless Gay and Bisexual Men. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33, 641-649.

Anaebere, A.K, Maliski, S., Nyamathi, A., Koniak-Griffin, D., Hudson , A. & Ford, C. (2012). “Getting to Know”: Exploring How Urban African American Women Conceptualize Safer and Risky Sexual Behaviors. Sexuality and Culture. doi: 10.1007/s12119-012-9142-5

Nyamathi, A., Kennedy, B., Branson, C., Salem, B., Khalilifard, F., Marfisee, M., Getzoff, D., Leake, B. (2012). Impact of Nursing Intervention on Improving HIV, Hepatitis Knowledge and Mental Health among Homeless Young Adults. Community Mental Health Journal, [Epub ahead of print July 15].

Gelberg, L., Robertson, M. J., Arangua, L., Leake, B., Sumner, G., Moe, A., Andersen, R.M., Morgenstern, H. & Nyamathi, A. (2012). Prevalence Distribution and Correlates of Hepatitis C Virus Infection among Homeless Adults in Los Angeles. Public Health Reports, 127, 407-421.

Nyamathi A ,Salem BE, Meyer V, Ganguly KK, Sinha S, Ramakrishnan P. (2012). Impact of an Asha Intervention on Depressive Symptoms among Rural Women Living with AIDS in India: Comparison of the Asha-Life and Usual Care Program. AIDS Education & Prevention, 24, 280-93.

Nyamathi A, Hudson A, Greengold B, Leake B. (2012). Characteristics of homeless youth who use cocaine and methamphetamine. American Journal of Addiciton, 21, 243-9.

Nyamathi AM, Marlow E, Branson C, Marfisee M, Nandy K. (2012). Hepatitis A/B vaccine completion among homeless adults with history of incarceration. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 8, 13-22.

Nyamathi A, Marfisee M, Slagle A, Greengold B, Liu Y, Leake B. (2012). Correlates of depressive symptoms among homeless young adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 34, 97-117.

Marlow E, Nyamathi A, Grajeda WT, Bailey N, Weber A, Younger J. (2012). Nonviolent communication training and empathy in male parolees. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 18, 8-19.

Hudson, A., Wright, K., Bhattacharya, D., Sinha, K., Nyamathi, A., Marfisee, M. (2012). Correlates of Adult Assault among Homeless Women.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved.

Nyamathi, A., Albarran, C. R., Zhang, S., Farabee, D., Marlow, E., Marfisee, M., Khalilifard, F., Faucette, M., & Leake, B. (2012). Correlates of Depressive Symptoms Among Homeless Men on Parole. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Nyamathi, A., Heravian, A., Zolt-Gilburne, J., Sinha, S., Ganguly, K., Liu, Y., Ramakrishnan, P., Marfisee, M., & Leake, B. (2012). Correlates of Depression among Rural Women living with AIDS in Southern India. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Nyamathi, A., Marlow, E., Marfisee, M., & Leake, B. (in press). Effects of a Nurse Managed Program on Hepatitis A and B Vaccine Completion among Homeless Adults with a History of Incarceration. Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Nyamathi, A., Slagle, A., Thomas, A., Hudson, A., Khalilifard, F., Avila, G., Orser, J., & Cuchilla, M. (in press). Art Messaging as a Medium to Engage Homeless Young Adults. Progress in Community Health Partnerships.

Nyamathi, A., Nandy, K., Greengold, B., Marfisee, M., Khalilifard, F., Cohen, A., & Leake, B. (2011). Effectiveness of Intervention on Improvement of Drug Use among Methadone Maintained Adults.  Journal of Addictive Disease, 30, 6-16.

Nyamathi, A., Sinha, S., Ganguly, K., William, R., Heravian, A., Ramakrishnan, P., Greengold, B., Ekstrand, M., &  Rao, P. V. (2011). Challenges Experienced by Rural Women in India Living with AIDS and Implications for the Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care. Health Care for Women International, 32, 300-313.

McNeese-Smith, D., Wickman, M., Nyamathi, A., Earvolino-Ramirez, M., Robertson, S., McCann, M., & Obert, J. (2010). Gender and Ethnicity Group Differences Among Substance Abuse Treatment Clients Insured Under Managed Care. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 20, 185-202

Hudson, A., Nyamathi, A., Greengold, B., Slagle, A., Koniak-Griffin, D., Khalilifard, F., Getzoff, D. (2010). Health Seeking Challenges Among Homeless Youth. Nursing Research, 59(3), 212-8.

Nyamathi, A., Shoptaw, S., Cohen, A., Greengold, B., Nyamathi, K., Marfisee, M., de Castro, V., Khalilifard, F., George, D., & Leake, B. (2010). Effects of Motivational Interviewing on Reduction of Alcohol Use. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 107, 23-30.

Nyamathi, A., Tyler, D., Sinha, K., Marfisee, M., Cohen, A., Greengold, B. (2010). Predictors of Hepatitis Knowledge Improvement among Methadone Maintained Clients Enrolled in a Hepatitis Intervention Program. Journal of Community Health, April [Epub Ahead of print].

Nyamathi, A., Casillas, A., King, M., Pierce, E., Farb, D., Gresham, L., & Weichmann, C. (2010) Computerized Bioterrorism Education and Training for Nurses on Bioterrorism Attacks. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 15, 1-10

Nyamathi, A., Sinha, K., Greengold, B., Cohen, A., Marfisee, M. (2010). Predictors of HAV/HBV Vaccination Completion among Methadone Maintenance Clients. Research in Nursing & Health, 32(2), 120-32.

George, S., Nyamathi, A., Lowe, A., Singh, V., Khurana, A., & Taneja, D. (2010). Assessing the Potential Role of Indian Homeopathic Practitioners in HIV Education and Prevention. World Medical & Health Policy

Stein, J.A., & Nyamathi, A. (2010). Completion and subject loss within an intensive hepatitis vaccination intervention among homeless adults: The role of risk factors, demographics and psychosocial variables. Health Psychology, 29, 317-23.

Nyamathi, A., Hudson, A., Greengold, B., Slagle, A., Marfisee, M., Khalilifard, F., & Leake, B. (2010). Correlates of Substance Use Severity among Homeless Youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23,214-222.

Nyamathi, A., Khurana, A., Singh, V., Srinkanth, N., Taneja, D., Choudhury, S. M., Fahey, J.L. & Nayak, C. (2010). Delivery of a Model HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Train-the-Trainer Program in India by Homeopathy and Ayruveda Practitioners and Educators.  World Medical & Health Policy 2(3), 47-72.

Albarran, C., & Nyamathi, A. (2010). HIV and Mexican Migrant Workers in the United States:  A Review Applying the Vulnerable Populations Conceptual Model. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. Epub Ahead of print December 23.

Nyamathi, A., William, R. R., Ganguly, K. K., Sinha, S., Heravian, A., Albarran, C., Thomas, A., Ramakrishnan, P., Greengold, B., Ekstrand, E., & Rama Rao, P. (2010). Perceptions of Women Living with AIDS in Rural India Related to the Engagement of HIV-Trained ASHAs for Care & Support. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 9, 385-404.

Teruya, C., Longshore, D., Andersen, R. M., Arangua, L., Nyamathi, A. & Leake, B. (2010). Health and Health Care Disparities among Homeless Women. Women & Health, 50, 719-36.

Suhadev, M., Nyamathi, A. M., Swaminathan, S., Suresh, A., Venkatesan, P. (2009). Factors Associated with Willingness to Participate in HIV Vaccine Trials among High-Risk Populations in South India. AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses, 25(2), 217-224.

Nyamathi, A., Compton, P., Cohen, A., Marfisee, M., Shoptaw, S., Greengold, B., de Castro, V., Reaves, M., Hasson, A., George, D., & Leake, B. (2009) Correlates of Hospitalization for Alcohol-Using Methadone-Maintained Persons with Physical Health Problems. Western Journal of Nursing Research., 31, 525-43.

Nyamathi, A., Cohen, A., Marfisee, M., Shoptaw, S., Greengold, B., De Castro, V., George, D., Leake, B. (2009). Correlates of Alcohol Use among Methadone Maintained Adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 101, 124-7.

Nyamathi, A., Sinha, K., Saab, S., Marfisee, M., Greengold, B., Leake, B., Tyler, D. (2009). Feasibility of Completing an Accelerated Vaccine Series for Homeless Adults. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 16, 666-73

Christiani, A., Hudson, A., Nyamathi, A., Mutere, M., Sweat, J., Gedzoff, D. (2008). Attitudes of Homeless and Drug-Using Youth Regarding Barriers and Facilitators in Delivery of Quality and Culturally Sensitive Health Care. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 21, 154-162

Nyamathi, A., Dixon, E., Shoptaw, S., Marfisee, M., Gelberg, L., Williams, S., Dominick, S., & Leake, B. (2008). Profile of Lifetime Methamphetamine Use among Homeless Adults in Los Angeles. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 92, 277-281.

Nyamathi, A., Nahid, P., Berg, J., Christiani, A., Aqtash, S., Morisky, D., & Leake, B. (2008). Efficacy of Nurse Case Managed Intervention for Latent Tuberculosis among Homeless Subsamples. Nursing Research, 57(1), 33-9.

Nyamathi, A., Koniak-Griffin, D., & Greengold, B. Development of Nursing Theory and Science in Vulnerable Populations Research. In Nyamathi, A., & Koniak-Griffin, Annual Review of Nursing Research, (2007), Vol. 25: pp. 3-25. Springer Publications.

Nyamathi, A., Covington, C. & Mutere, M. Vulnerable Populations in Thailand: Giving Voice to Women Living with HIV/AIDS. In Nyamathi, A.,& Koniak-Griffin, Annual Review of Nursing Research, (2007), Vol. 25: pp 339-355. Springer Publications.

Nyamathi, A., Stein, J. A., Schumann, A., Tyler, D. (2007). Latent Variable Assessment of Outcomes in a Nurse Case Managed Intervention to Increase Latent Tuberculosis Treatment Completion in Homeless Adults. Health Psychology, 26, 68-76.

Nyamathi A., Christiani, A., Nahid, P., Strehlow, A., Gregerson, P., Morisky, D., & Leake, B. (2006). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Treatment Programs for Homeless Adults with Latent Tuberculosis Infection. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 10, 775-82.

Nyamathi, A., Suhadev, M., Swaminathan, S., & Fahey, J. L. (2006). Perceptions of a Community Sample about Participation in Future HIV Vaccine Trials in South India. AIDS & Behavior.

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