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Lauretta Grau, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Contact Information

Lauretta Grau, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    PO Box 208034, 135 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Grau is a clinical psychologist with training in health psychology
and has expertise in identifying the cognitive and emotional correlates
of risk and preventive health behaviors. She has been involved in the
field of HIV prevention research for over fifteen years and has been
working with syringe exchange programs for almost a decade. Dr. Grau
has conducted multisite, longitudinal evaluations of syringe exchange
programs, including a feasibility and cost-effectiveness study of
offering hepatitis vaccination through syringe exchanges. She also has
experience in HIV and hepatitis prevention research with sexually
active adolescents, minority and drug using populations, and most
recently with older populations. In addition, she has led women’s
support groups at the local syringe exchanges. On a broader level, Dr.
Grau is interested in research that will result in the development and
implementation of individual, family- and community-based harm
reduction interventions.


Research Interests

Attitude; HIV; Psychiatry and Psychology

Public Health Interests

Behavioral Health; Hepatitis; HIV/AIDS; Infectious Diseases; Substance Use, Addiction; Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants and Justice

Selected Publications