Rachel Gicquelais, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

gicquelais@wisc.edu

608-263-5290

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. Rachel Gicquelais is a substance use and infectious disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on harm reduction and the prevention of overdose, HIV, and hepatitis C. She has a PhD and MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan and completed her 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.

Research focus areas

Mental Health & Substance Use

  • Substance use epidemiology
  • Overdose epidemiology, harm reduction, and prevention
  • Mobile health interventions to reduce overdose risk
  • Overdose education and naloxone distribution
  • HIV and hepatitis C harm reduction, prevention, and treatment among people who use drugs

Health Systems & Public Health

  • Substance use epidemiology
  • Leveraging public health surveillance system data (e.g., for HIV and hepatitis C) to predict population-level trends among people who use drugs
  • Vaccine uptake among people who use drugs

Health Systems & Public Health Mental Health & Substance Use

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