Rachel Gicquelais, PhD, MPH

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: gicquelais@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5290

Address:
4257 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Rachel Gicquelais

Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health; HIV epidemiology
PhD, University of Michigan School of Public Health; epidemiology
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health; epidemiology
BS, Virginia Tech; Biology

Dr. Gicquelais’ research focuses on substance use, including drug overdose prevention, harm reduction, and the prevention and treatment of infections like HIV and hepatitis C. She is an epidemiologist and has a PhD and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in HIV epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health before joining the faculty at the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Some of her recent projects have examined strategies to support naloxone distribution during substance use treatment and examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted overdose-related trends in Wisconsin. Other projects are focusing on technology-based overdose harm reduction interventions.

Research focus areas

Mental Health & Substance Use

  • Overdose prevention
  • Harm reduction
  • Mobile health interventions to reduce risks related to substance use
  • Overdose education and naloxone distribution
  • HIV and hepatitis C prevention and treatment among people who use drugs

Health Systems & Public Health

  • Substance use and overdose epidemiology
  • Public health surveillance (e.g., overdose, HIV, and hepatitis C)
  • Vaccine uptake among people who use drugs

Health Systems & Public Health Mental Health & Substance Use

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