I hold an MSc in Public Health from the Kyiv-Mohyla academy in Ukraine and an MSc in Epidemiology from the State University of New York (Albany, NY, USA), which was funded through a Fogarty grant. I spent a few years working as a research project coordinator and later project director, leading HIV preventive interventions in different vulnerable groups. I have recently submitted a thesis for a DPhil in Zoology degree at the University of Oxford.
My current research focuses on a combination of various approaches, including phylogenetics, social network analysis, and epidemiological modelling, to describe the spread of viral infectious diseases in a population and assess different preventive strategies. My work so far has been concentrated on HIV-1, mostly in populations of people who inject drugs.
- Vasylyeva TI, Liulchuk M, Friedman SR, Sazonova I, Faria NR, Katzourakis A, et al. Molecular epidemiology reveals the role of war in the spread of HIV in Ukraine. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2018, 115(5):1051-1056.
- Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Lourenco J, Gupta S, Hatzakis A, Pybus OG, et al. Reducing HIV infection in people who inject drugs is impossible without targeting recently-infected subjects. AIDS 2016, 30:2885-2890.
- Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Paraskevis D, Magiorkinis G. Integrating molecular epidemiology and social network analysis to study infectious diseases: Towards a socio-molecular era for public health. Infect Genet Evol 2016, 46:248-255.
- Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Gensburg L, Smyrnov P. Engagement in sex work does not increase HIV risk for women who inject drugs in Ukraine. J Public Health 2017, 39 (3): e103-e110
- Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Smyrnov P, Bondarenko K. A new approach to prevent HIV transmission: Project Protect intervention for recently infected individuals. AIDS Care 2015, 27:223-228.
- Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Magiorkinis G. Prevention of early HIV transmissions might be more important in emerging or generalizing epidemics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015, 112:E1515.