Susan L. Cassels, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology (primary department)
Assistant Professor, Global Health
Harborview Medical Center
Ninth and Jefferson Building, 13NJ1316
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
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.
Dr. Cassels teaches EPI 554: Introduction to Epidemic Modeling for Infectious Diseases, offered in the Autumn quarter.
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, School of Public Health 2010
PhD, Demography, Princeton University 2005
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.
Pearson CR, Cassels S, Kurth AE, Montoya P, Micek M, and Gloyd S. (2011) "Change in Sexual Activity 12 months after ART initiation among HIV-positive southern Africans."AIDSand Behavior 15(4): 778 – 787.
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, Pearson CR, Walters K, Simoni JM, Morris M. Two-Spirit Native Americans' Sexual Partnerships: Sexual risk and concurrency as a function of sexual partnering groups. Sex Transm Dis 2010,37:272-278.
Cassels S, Menza TW, Goodreau SM, Golden MR. HIV serosorting as a harm reduction strategy: Evidence from Seattle, Washington. AIDS 2009,23:2497-2506.
Cassels S, Clark S, Morris M. Mathematical Models for HIV Transmission Dynamics: Tools for social and behavioral science research. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2008,47:S34 – S39.
Pearson CR, Kurth AE, Cassels S, Martin DP, Simoni JM, Hoff P, et al. Modeling HIV transmission risk among Mozambicans prior to initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Care 2007,19:594-604.
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