Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Aadia Rana is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and an Associate Scientist with the UAB Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Rana's primary research area focuses on disparities in access and adherence to medical treatment among people living with HIV, and implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve engagement with HIV care. Her work incorporates health services research, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and clinical medicine. She has a career developmental grant from the National Institute of Mental Health evaluating postpartum retention in HIV care in Mississippi, and is co-chair of a AIDS Clinical Trials Group randomized control trial testing a strategy of long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy with conditional economic incentives in HIV-infected patients with a history of non-adherence. She is also co-director of the UAB CFAR’s Ending HIV in Alabama Scientific Working Group which includes a broad range of clinical, epidemiologic, socio-behavioral researchers as well as community and public health partners catalyzing Birmingham and Alabama’s progression toward the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/cfar/core-facilities/90-90-90-initiative).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through CollaborationAmerican Journal of Public Health.  112:1399-1403. 2022
    2022 A Patient Decision Aid (i.ARTs) to Facilitate Women's Choice Between Oral and Long-Acting Injectable Antiretroviral Treatment for HIV: Protocols for its Development and Randomized Controlled Pilot TrialJMIR Research Protocols.  11. 2022
    2022 Using Implementation Mapping to Ensure the Success of PrEP Optimization Through Enhanced Continuum Tracking (PrOTECT) AL -A Structural Intervention to Track the Statewide PrEP Care Continuum in AlabamaJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association.  90:S161-S166. 2022
    2022 Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Retention in HIV Primary Care: A Longitudinal Multisite AnalysisAIDS and Behavior2022
    2022 Evaluation of peer-to-peer HIV counseling in Myanmar: a measure of knowledge, adherence, and barriersAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV.  34:762-770. 2022
    2022 Stigma determines antiretroviral adherence in adults with HIV in MyanmarJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association.  89:19-26. 2022
    2021 Study of Treatment and Reproductive Outcomes among Reproductive-Age Women with HIV Infection in the Southern United States: Protocol for a Longitudinal Cohort StudyJMIR Research Protocols.  10. 2021
    2021 Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy: Time for a new Standard of CareClinical Infectious Diseases.  73:134-136. 2021
    2021 Study of Treatment and Reproductive Outcomes Among Reproductive-Age Women With HIV Infection in the Southern United States: Protocol for a Longitudinal Cohort Study (Preprint) 2021
    2020 Advances in Long-Acting Agents for the Treatment of HIV InfectionDrugs.  80:535-545. 2020
    2020 Time from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression: Survival analysis of statewide surveillance data in Alabama, 2012 to 2014JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.  6. 2020
    2020 Estimating the First 90 of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Goal: A ReviewJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  19. 2020
    2019 Data for Care (D4C) Alabama: Clinic-Wide Risk Stratification With Enhanced Personal Contacts for Retention in HIV Care via the Alabama Quality Management GroupJAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  82:S192-S198. 2019
    2019 Time From HIV Diagnosis to Viral Suppression: Survival Analysis of Statewide Surveillance Data in Alabama, 2012 to 2014 (Preprint) 2019
    2019 How Big Data Science Can Improve Linkage and Retention in CareInfectious Disease Clinics of North America.  33:807-815. 2019
    2018 The effect of unstable housing on HIV treatment biomarkers: An instrumental variables approachSocial Science and Medicine.  214:70-82. 2018
    2018 Evaluating outcomes of mother-infant pairs using dolutegravir for HIV treatment during pregnancyAIDS.  32:2017-2021. 2018
    2017 Telephone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for People Living with HIV: A Qualitative 360° InquiryAIDS and Behavior.  21:3194-3201. 2017
    2017 Ten-year trends in antiretroviral therapy persistence among US Medicaid beneficiariesAIDS.  31:1697-1707. 2017
    2017 Phone-delivered mindfulness training to promote medication adherence and reduce sexual risk behavior among persons living with HIV: Design and methodsContemporary Clinical Trials.  53:162-170. 2017
    2016 Retention in Care of HIV-Positive Postpartum Females in Kumasi, GhanaJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  15:406-411. 2016
    2016 Using a mobile health intervention to support HIV treatment adherence and retention among patients at risk for disengaging with careAIDS Patient Care and Stds.  30:178-184. 2016
    2016 Human papillomavirus vaccination in HIV-infected women: Need for increased coverageExpert Review of Vaccines.  15:105-117. 2016
    2016 Pregnancy Desire, Partner Serodiscordance, and Partner HIV Disclosure among Reproductive Age HIV-Infected Women in an Urban ClinicInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2016. 2016
    2015 Delayed entry to care by men with HIV infection in Kumasi, GhanaPan African Medical Journal.  22. 2015
    2015 Less Bone Loss with Maraviroc- Versus Tenofovir-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5303 StudyClinical Infectious Diseases.  61:1179-1188. 2015
    2015 Multiple gaps in care common among newly diagnosed HIV patientsAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV.  27:679-687. 2015
    2015 Differences in antiretroviral safety and efficacy by sex in a multinational randomized clinical trialHIV Clinical Trials.  16:89-99. 2015
    2015 Health Literacy in HIV Treatment: Accurate Understanding of Key Biological Treatment Principles is Not Required for Good ART AdherenceAIDS and Behavior.  19:635-644. 2015
    2015 Monitored viral load: a measure of HIV treatment outcomes in an outpatient setting in Rhode IslandRhode Island medical journal.  98:26-30. 2015
    2015 Tick-borne illness in Rhode Island - how big a problem is it?Rhode Island medical journal.  98:35-37. 2015
    2014 Cognitive and Field Testing of a New Set of Medication Adherence Self-Report Items for HIV CareAIDS and Behavior.  18:2349-2358. 2014
    2014 Psychosocial predictors of non-adherence and treatment failure in a large scale multi-national trial of antiretroviral therapy for HIV: Data from the ACTG A5175/PEARLS trialPLoS One.  9. 2014
    2014 Pregnancy Intentions Among Women Living With HIV in the United StatesJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association.  65:306-311. 2014
    2013 The future of generic HIV drugs in Rhode IslandRhode Island medical journal.  96:30-33. 2013
    2013 HIV testing practices among New England college health centersAIDS Research and Therapy.  10. 2013
    2013 Decade of HIV in Rhode Island: demographic and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed in 2001 and 2010Rhode Island medical journal.  96:35-40. 2013
    2013 Jails as an opportunity to increase engagement in HIV Care: Findings from an observational cross-sectional studyAIDS and Behavior.  17. 2013
    2013 Short communication: New HIV infections at southern new england academic institutions: Implications for preventionAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  29:25-29. 2013
    2012 The changing face of HIV in pregnancy in Rhode Island 2004-2009Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2012. 2012
    2012 Concurrent sexual partnerships among African American women in Philadelphia: Results from a qualitative studySexual Health.  9:288-296. 2012
    2012 Effect of HSV-2 suppressive therapy on genital tract HIV-1 RNA shedding among women on HAART: A pilot randomized controlled trialInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2012. 2012
    2011 Addressing Mississippi's HIV/AIDS crisis.The Lancet.  378:1217. 2011
    2010 Testing for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis in jails: Still a missed opportunity for public health and HIV preventionJAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  55. 2010
    2010 Follow-up care among HIV-infected pregnant women in MississippiJournal of Women's Health.  19:1863-1867. 2010

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Non-Infectious Complications of HIV 2019
    2010 Approach to the patient with persistent bacteremia.  539-541. 2010
    2009 Global Incidence and Epidemiology of the AIDS Pandemic, Distribution of HIV Subtypes, and Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Infection Among HIV-Positive Individuals.  9-16. 2009

    Research Overview

  • pub
  • Principal Investigator On

  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Women Involved in Supporting Health (WISH), a Peer-Led Intervention to Improve Postpartum Retention in HIV Care  awarded by University of Pennsylvania
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Woment Involved in Supporting Health (WISH), a Peer-Led Intervention to Improve Postpartum Retention in HIV Care  awarded by Drexel University College of Medicine
  • A Type 2 Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial to Evaluate a Population Health Combination Intervention to Meet HIV Testing, Linkage, and Viral Suppression Goals in Coastal Alabama  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Group for Research on Therapeutics for HIV and Related Infections [ACTG LOC: PF Chair A5359]  awarded by University of California, Los Angeles
  • Geographic Variability in Time from HIV Diagnosis to Viral Suppression in the Deep South: A Roadmap to Accelerated Treatment Initiation  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Harvard University Center for AIDS Research: Clinical Decision Support for PrEP  awarded by Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard University Center for AIDS Research: EHRs to Scale Up Prep in the South  awarded by Harvard Medical School
  • Improving Retention in Care Among Postpartum HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • Leadership And Operations Center (LOC), AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) (UM1AI068636)  awarded by University of California, Los Angeles
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • Women's HIV Cohort Study: HIV Infection and Treatment Among Women of Reproductive Age  awarded by University of Miami
  • Investigator On

  • A-Z Clinical Trials Unit  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • A-Z Clinical Trials Unit  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • CAMELLIA Cohort: A Longitudinal Study to Understand Sexual Health and Prevention Among Women in Alabama  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Data 4 CARE Alabama: Clinics Achieving Retention & Engagement by Implementing CDC EBis via the Alabama Regional Quality Group  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Data 4 CARE Alabama: Clinics Achieving Retention & Engagement by Implementing CDC EBis via the Alabama Regional Quality Group  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Data 4 CARE Alabama: Clinics Achieving Retention & Engagement by Implementing CDC EBis via the Alabama Regional Quality Group  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Data 4 CARE Alabama: Clinics Achieving Retention & Engagement by Implementing CDC EBis via the Alabama Regional Quality Group  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Data 4 CARE Alabama: Clinics Achieving Retention & Engagement by Implementing CDC EBis via the Alabama Regional Quality Group  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Data 4 CARE Alabama: Clinics Achieving Retention & Engagement by Implementing CDC EBis via the Alabama Regional Quality Group  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Deep South Center to Reduce Disparities in Chronic Diseases  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Center to Reduce Disparities in Chronic Diseases - HIV Pilot Extension  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP
  • Race, Natriuretic Peptides and Physiological Perturbations  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Strengthening Training and Advancement in Research (STAR) – A Pipeline Program Geared to Promote Excellence Through Fostering Diversity  awarded by George Washington University
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) - A Dynamic COVID-19 Community-Engaged Testing Strategy in Alabama (COVID COMET AL)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) - EHE Implementation Science Consultation Hub  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) - ProTECT: PrEP Optimization Through Enhanced Continuum Tracking (Elopre)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research -SWG Core - Ending HIV in Alabama SWG  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research-Administrative Supplement-Shedding New Light on the Assessment of Retention in Care for the People living with HIV in the Deep South: A Novel Approach Using Longitudinal Datasets and Data Linkage  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB-MISS MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MACS/WIHS-CCS)  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB-MISS WIHS Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • Case Western Reserve University, Internship
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • The Miriam Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama 2003
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Philosophy, University of Alabama 1999
  • Full Name

  • Aadia Rana