Rachel E. Gicquelais, PhD, MPH

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: gicquelais@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5290

Address:
4257 Signe Skott Cooper Hall

Rachel Gicquelais

PhD, University of Michigan School of Public Health: Epidemiological Sciences, 2018
MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health: Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology, 2012
BS, Virginia Tech; Biology. Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Medicine and Society, 2010

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 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in HIV epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Some of her recent projects have examined strategies to support naloxone distribution in substance use treatment facilities and examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted overdose risk in Wisconsin. Other projects focus on evaluating interventions to reduce overdose risk and characterizing how people use and benefit from engaging with harm reduction services like syringe services programs.

Research focus areas

Mental Health and 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 and Public Health

  • Substance use and overdose epidemiology
  • Public health surveillance (e.g., overdose, HIV, and hepatitis C)
  • Engagement with harm reduction services among people who use drugs

Health Systems and Public Health      Mental Health and Substance Use

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