Dr. Parcesepe is trained in both epidemiology and social work. Her research focuses on the intersection of violence, mental and substance use disorders, and HIV prevention and treatment across global settings. Her current work examines the impact of mental and substance abuse disorders on HIV treatment outcomes in the context of universal test and treat strategies in low-resource settings. She is also engaged in identifying promising strategies for integrating and scaling evidence-based mental health interventions into HIV care programs.
Dr. Parcesepe’s implementation science experience focuses on understanding the interrelationships between mental health, gender inequality and HIV care and treatment, the impact of alcohol harm reduction on violence and HIV sexual risk behaviors, and the provision of integrated mental health and HIV care in low-resource settings. She is Assistant Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she currently serves as the Chair of the IeDEA Mental Health Working Group.