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Shruti H. Mehta, PhD

  • Deputy Chair, Department of Epidemiology
  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6546
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2002
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1998


Primary research interests include working with hard-to reach populations to understand the epidemiology, natural and treated history of HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV/HCV co-infection; Populations of interest include injection drug users and men who have sex with men as well as their sexual partners in both Baltimore and international settings, particularly India; Special interest in identifying and overcoming barriers to care and treatment of HIV and hepatitis C virus among such populations.

Most recently have been working on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 related research including:

  • Epidemiology
  • HIV, Hepatitis C, injection drug users, HIV/HCV co-infection
  • India
  • Click here for a complete listing of Dr. Mehta's pubmed citations

  • Mehta SH, Kirk GD, Astemborski J, Galai N, Celentano DD. Temporal trends in HAART initiation among injection drug users in Baltimore, MD, 1996-2008. Clin Infect Dis (In Press).

  • Nandi A, Glass TA, Cole SR, Chu H, Galea S, Celentano DD, Kirk GD, Vlahov D, Lattimer WW, Mehta SH. Neighborhood poverty and injection cessation in a sample of injection drug users 2010;171:391-8.

  • Solomon SS, Celentano DD, Srikrishnan AK, Vasudevan CK, Anand S, Kumar MS, Solomon S, Lucas GM, Mehta SH. Mortality among injection drug users in Chennai, India (2005-2008). AIDS 2009;23:997-1004.

  • Kavasery R, Galai N, Astemborski J, Lucas GM, Celentano DD, Kirk GD, Mehta SH. Non-structured treatment interruptions (NTIs) among injection drug users in Baltimore, MD. J Acquire Immune Defic Syndr 2009;50:360-6.