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Yuri A. Amirkhanian, PhD
Professor; Director, CAIR International Research Core

yuri@mcw.edu

Dr. Amirkhanian carries out research evaluating HIV prevention interventions that rely on existing social structures of high-risk communities in Eastern Europe and the U.S. He particularly studies social network intervention approaches with Roma (Gypsy) ethnic minorities and men who have sex with men. Dr. Amirkhanian's work also identifies mechanisms accounting for how interventions produce their effects and why effects vary within the same population. His interests include methods to transfer research findings to service providers.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone: 414.955.7700
Fax: 414.287.4209

EDUCATION:
PhD - Sociology; St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Graduate Degree - Sociology; St. Petersburg State University, Russia

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., Kabakchieva, E., Antonova, R., Vassileva, S., DiFranceisco, W.J., McAuliffe, T.L., Vasilev, B., Petrova, E., & Khoursine, R.A. (in press). High-risk sexual behavior, HIV/STD prevalence, and risk predictors in the social networks of young Roma (Gypsy) men in Bulgaria. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Amirkhanian, Y.A. (2012). Condom use in Central and Easten Europe. Sexual Health, 9, 34-43.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., Kuznetsova, A.V., DiFranceisco, W.J., Musatov, V.B., & Pirogov, D.G. (2010). People with HIV in HAART-Era Russia: Transmission risk behavior prevalence, risk predictors, and psychosocial distress. AIDS and Behavior, 15, 767-777.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., Takacs, J., Kuznetsova, A.V., DiFranceisco, W.J., Mocsonaki, L., McAuliffe, T.L., Khoursine, R.A., & Toth, T.P. (2009). HIV/STD prevalence, risk behavior, and substance use patterns and predictors in Russian and Hungarian sociocentric social networks of men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 21(3), 266-279. PMCID: PMC2802572

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., Kirsanova, A.V., DiFranceisco, W., Khoursine, R.A., Semenov, A.V., and Rozmanova, V.N. (2006). HIV risk behavior patterns, predictors, and STD prevalence in young MSM social networks in St. Petersburg, Russia. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 17: 50-56.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., and McAuliffe, T.L. (2005). Identifying, recruiting, and assessing social networks at high risk for HIV/AIDS: Methodology, practice, and a case study in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Care, 17(1): 58-75.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., Kabakchieva, E., Kirsanova, A.V., Vassileva, S., Takacs, J., DiFranceisco, W.J., McAuliffe, T.L., Khoursine, R.A., Mocsonaki, L. (2005). A randomized social network HIV prevention trial with young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria. AIDS, 19: 1897-1905.

Amirkhanian, Y.A. (2005). Men practicing sex with men: an HIV/AIDS concern (Review of the behavioral research and steps toward solving the crisis). In: Denisov, B., ed. HIV Demography, Moscow, Max-Press. (in Russian).

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., Kabakchieva, E., McAuliffe, T.L., & Vassileva, S. (2003). Evaluation of a social network HIV prevention intervention program for young men who have sex with men in Russia and Bulgaria. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15, 205-221.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., & McAuliffe, T.L. (2003). Psychological needs, mental health, and HIV transmission risk behavior among people living with HIV/AIDS in St Petersburg, Russia. AIDS, 17, 2367-2373.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., & Issayev, D.D. (2001). AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in Russia: Results of a population-based, random-digit telephone survey. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 12, 50-57.

Amirkhanian, Y.A., Kelly, J.A., & Issayev, D.D. (2000). AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in Russia: Results of a population-based, random-digit telephone survey in St. Petersburg. International Journal of STDs and AIDS, 29 pgs.

Amirkhanian, Y.A. (1999). The analysis of factors that change gay men's risky sexual behavior. Russian Journal of HIV/AIDS and Related Problems, 3 (1).

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