Tetyana Vasylyeva   

DPhil Student

Department of Zoology

University of Oxford

Peter Medawar Building

South Parks Road

Oxford, OX1 3SY, UK

My research focuses on a combination of various approaches, including phylogenetics, social network analysis, and epidemiological modelling, to describe the spread of viral infectious diseases in a population and assess different preventive strategies. My work so far has been concentrated on HIV-1, mostly in populations of people who inject drugs. I am supported by the Clarendon Fund and by a Hertford College graduate studies grant.

Research Interests

Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Lourenco J, Gupta S, Hatzakis A, Pybus OG, Katzourakis A, Smyrnov P, Karamitros T, Paraskevis D, Magiorkinis G (2016) Reducing HIV infection in people who inject drugs is impossible without targeting recently-infected subjects. AIDS 30:2885-2890

Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Paraskevis D, Magiorkinis G (2016) Integrating molecular epidemiology and social network analysis to study infectious diseases: Towards a socio-molecular era for public health. Infection, Genetics & Evolution 46:248-255

Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Gensburg L, Smyrnov P (2016) Engagement in sex work does not increase HIV risk for women who inject drugs in Ukraine. Journal of Public Health. In press

Magiorkinis G, Angelis K, Mamais I, Katzourakis A, Hatzakis A, Albert J, Lawyer G, Hamouda O, Struck D, Vercauteren J, Wensing A, Alexiev I, Åsjö B, Balotta C, Gomes P, Camacho RJ, Coughlan S, Griskevicius A, Grossman Z, Horban A, Kostrikis LG, Lepej SJ, Liitsola K, Linka M, Nielsen C, Otelea D, Paredes R, Poljak M, Puchhammer-Stöckl E, Schmit JC, Sönnerborg A, Staneková D, Stanojevic M, Stylianou DC, Boucher CA; SPREAD program., Nikolopoulos G, Vasylyeva T, Friedman SR, van de Vijver D, Angarano G, Chaix ML, de Luca A, Korn K, Loveday C, Soriano V, Yerly S, Zazzi M, Vandamme AM, Paraskevis D (2016) The global spread of HIV-1 subtype B epidemic. Infection, Genetics & Evolution 46:169-179.

Nikolopoulos GK, Pavlitina E, Muth SQ, Schneider J, Psichogiou M, Williams LD, Paraskevis D, Sypsa V, Magiorkinis G, Smyrnov P, Korobchuk A, Vasylyeva TI, Skaathun B, Malliori M, Kafetzopoulos E, Hatzakis A, Friedman SR (2016) A network intervention that locates and intervenes with recently HIV-infected persons: The Transmission Reduction Intervention Project (TRIP). Scientific Reports 6:38100

Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Smyrnov P, Bondarenko K (2015) A new approach to prevent HIV transmission: Project Protect intervention for recently infected individuals. AIDS Care 27:223-228

Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Magiorkinis G (2015) Prevention of early HIV transmissions might be more important in emerging or generalizing epidemics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:E1515

Friedman SR, Downing MJ Jr, Smyrnov P, Nikolopoulos G, Schneider JA, Livak B, Magiorkinis G, Slobodianyk L, Vasylyeva TI, Paraskevis D, Psichogiou M, Sypsa V, Malliori MM, Hatzakis A (2014) Socially-integrated transdisciplinary HIV prevention. AIDS & Behavior 18:1821-1834

Friedman SR, Sandoval M, Mateu-Gelabert P, Rossi D, Gwadz M, Dombrowski K, Smyrnov P, Vasylyeva T, Pouget ER, Perlman D (2013) Theory, measurement and hard times: some issues for HIV/AIDS research. AIDS & Behavior 17:1915-25

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