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Susan L. Cassels, PhD, MPH

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology (primary department)
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Global Health

Contact Information
University of California (Santa Barbara)
Department of Geography
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4060
Tel: 805-755-4909

Center for AIDS Research
Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology
UW Statnet Modeling group

Research Interests
Dr. Cassels' research interests are in the areas of mathematical modeling, demography, social network analysis, sexual risk behavior, and infectious disease epidemiology, specifically HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Her current research is focused on migration and residential mobility and its affects on sexual network structure and HIV transmission. She has ongoing projects in Ghana and among men who have sex with men in Seattle.

Teaching Interests
Epidemic modeling, migration and health

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, School of Public Health 2010
PhD, Demography, Princeton University 2005

Selected Publications
Katz DA, Cassels S, Stekler JD. (2014) “Replacing Clinic-based Tests with Home-use Tests May Increase HIV Prevalence among Seattle Men Who Have Sex with Men: Evidence from a Mathematical Model.” Sexually Transmitted Diseases 41(1): 2-9. (PMCID: PMC3955208)

Cassels S, Manhart L, Jenness S, and Morris M. (2013) “Short-term mobility and increased partnership concurrency among men in Zimbabwe.” PLoS ONE 8(6): e66342. (PMCID: PMC368871)

Cassels S, Jenness SM, Khanna A. “Conceptual Framework and Research Methods for Migration and HIV Transmission Dynamics.” AIDS & Behavior: Epub ahead of print: 2013 Nov 21.

Goodreau SM, Cassels S, Kasprzyk D, Montaño D, Greek A, and Morris M. (2012) "Concurrent partnerships, Acute Infection and HIV Epidemic Dynamics among Young Adults in Zimbabwe." AIDS and Behavior 16(2): 312-322.

Cassels S and Goodreau SM. (2011) "Interaction of mathematical modeling and social and behavioral HIV/AIDS research." Current Opinion of HIV/AIDS 6:119 – 123.

Cassels S and Singer B. (2010) "Population Decline Induced by Gonorrhea and Tuberculosis Transmission: Micronesia during the Japanese Occupation, 1919 – 1945." Journal of Population Research 27(4): 293-313.

Cassels S, Menza TW, Goodreau SM, Golden MR. (2009) HIV serosorting as a harm reduction strategy: Evidence from Seattle, Washington. AIDS,23:2497-2506.

Cassels S, Clark S, Morris M. (2008) Mathematical Models for HIV Transmission Dynamics: Tools for social and behavioral science research. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr,47:S34 – S39.

Last Reviewed on 11/24/2014

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