Katelyn M. Sileo

Katelyn M. Sileo, MPH, is a doctoral student in the University of California San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Global Health. Katelyn has worked on NIH and PEPFAR-funded behavioral research on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa since 2009. This experience has developed Katelyn’s expertise in research design and the implementation and evaluation of theory-driven interventions to increase engagement in HIV care and reduce HIV risk behaviors. She has consulted for UNICEF, and is an NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellow, as well as an NIDA T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow in HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.  Using both quantitative and qualitative research methods, Katelyn’s independent research explores psychosocial and structural barriers to HIV and reproductive health services for under-served populations. Her dissertation research sponsored by the GloCal Health Fellowship explores the intersection of substance abuse, masculinity, and engagement in HIV care among male fisherfolk living with HIV in Uganda.