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Melissa A. Davey-Rothwell, PhD

  • Associate Scientist

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Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2007
MPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2000


My research focuses on the influence of social networks among populations at risk for HIV/STIs including heterosexual women, MSM, people who use drugs, and people living with HIV. Specifically, I am interested in the role of perceived and social norms on the practice of behaviors.  In addition, my work focuses on utilizing implementation science concepts and methods to develop, test, and disseminate HIV and substance use interventions into the community.

Honors and Awards

NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient July 2008-2011

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Women & Gender Junior Investigator travel award 2007

NIDA Research Training Institute for Early Career Scientists, 2006

Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2005-2006

Department of Health Policy and Management John C. Hume Award, 2004

  • drug abuse
  • prevention
  • interventions
  • norms
  • women
  • implementation science
  • urban health
  • social networks
  • dissemination
  • community
  • Davey-Rothwell, MA, Tobin, K, Yang, C, Sun, CJ, and Latkin, CA (In Press) Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Peer Mentor HIV/STI prevention intervention for women over an 18month follow-up. Accepted to  AIDS and Behavior.

  • Davey-Rothwell, MA, Latimore, A, Hulbert A, and Latkin, CA. (In Press) Sexual networks and housing stability.  Accepted to Journal of Urban Health

  • Tobin, KE, Kuramoto, SJ, Davey-Rothwell, MA, Latkin CA.  (In press)  Results from The STEP into Action study: an experimental micro-social HIV prevention intervention with injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland.   Accepted to Addiction.

  • Neblett, RC, Davey-Rothwell, MA, Chander, G, Latkin, CA (In press)  Social Network Characteristics and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior among Urban African American Women  Accepted to Journal of Urban Health.

  • Tobin, KE, Davey-Rothwell, MA, Latkin, CA (2010). Social-Level Correlates of Shooting Gallery Attendance: a focus on networks and norms.  AIDS and Behavior, Epub Jan 23