Adeline M. Nyamathi


Distinguished Professor, UCLA School of Nursing
Associate Dean for International Research and Scholarly Activities
Associate Dean for Research

Home Department: Nursing

Areas of Interest

Coping and adjustments to illness, health promotion and risk reduction with vulnerable homeless and drug-addicted adults and adolescents at risk for HIV/AIDS, TB, HBV and HCV.




Dr. Adeline Nyamathi is the Audrienne H. Moseley Endowed Chair in Community Health Research, and Professor and Associate Dean for International Research and Scholarly Activities at the UCLA School of Nursing. She has led an impressive team of multidisciplinary investigators as Principal Investigator (PI) of eight NIH-funded RO1s, as well as a number of other NIH grants, funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD and NIAID over the past 25 years related to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, TB and other infectious diseases. She is also Director of the NIDA-funded Ruth Kirschstein T-32 Pre-Post Doctoral Fellowship, the HRSA Vulnerable Populations Training grant. She has disseminated her work nationally and internationally and has over 150 publications in leading interdisciplinary journals. She is also Principal Investigator on an R34 study in India currently and has had success in leading a team of investigators focused on improving the health of women with AIDS in India. Dr. Nyamathi has also successfully used cell phone technology in her studies.

Selected Research

1. “Impact of Asha Intervention on Stigma Among Rural Indian Women With AIDS.” Co-authors: Ekstrand Maria, Salem Benissa E, Sinha Sanjeev, Ganguly Kalyan K, Leake Barbara. Western journal of nursing research: 2013; 4.2 .

2. “HIV and Mexican migrant workers in the United States: a review applying the vulnerable populations conceptual model.” Co- author: Albarra¡n Cynthia R,. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC. 2012; 22(3): 173-85.

3.  “Vulnerable populations in Thailand: giving voice to women living with HIV/AIDS.” Co-authors: Covington Chandice, Mutere Malaika. Annual review of nursing research. 2007; 25(3): 339-55.