Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Maternal and Child Health
Dr. Parcesepe's research focuses on the intersection of violence, mental health disorders, and HIV treatment across global settings. She also is engaged in identifying promising strategies for integrating mental health interventions into HIV care programs across low-resource settings.
Dr. Angela Parcesepe earned a PhD from UNC-CH in Maternal and Child Health. After serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University, Dr. Parcesepe moved to UNC-CH to serve as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.
With training in epidemiology and social work, Dr. Parcesepe's research focuses on the intersection of violence, mental health disorders, and HIV prevention and treatment across global settings. Dr. Parcesepe received a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine the burden and impact of mental health disorders on HIV treatment outcomes in the context of universal test and treat strategies across low-resource settings. She also is engaged in identifying promising strategies for integrating and scaling evidence-based mental health interventions into HIV care programs. Dr. Parcesepe currently serves as Chair of the Mental Health Working Group for the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Consortium. Dr. Parcesepe is also leading research to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health in the U.S., with a particular focus on relationships between work and family arrangements and maternal mental health during the pandemic.
- Brief digital intervention to increase COVID-19 vaccination among individuals with anxiety or depression
- The COVID-19 pandemic: Impact on mental health and HIV outcomes