Primary and secondary prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; impact of substance use on sexual risk behavior and medication adherence; nonmedical prescription drug use; patient-provider communication; and community-based participatory research.
Sarahmona M. Przybyla, PhD, MPH, is a public health interventionist with training in HIV/STI prevention, substance use, and mixed methods research. She completed a NIH predoctoral fellowship in HIV/STD prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol etiology and treatment at the Research Institute on Addictions before joining the faculty at UB.
Her methodological focus is on the use of quantitative and qualitative studies to support the development, implementation and evaluation of health behavior interventions. She is the principal investigator on a project that examines alcohol, marijuana, and medication adherence among HIV-positive adults. She also serves as a co-investigator on a pilot study exploring Hepatitis C knowledge and treatment motivation among emergency room patients presenting with heroin use.