Sarahmona Przybyla

PhD, MPH

Sarahmona Przybyla

PhD, MPH

Research Topics

Primary and secondary prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; impact of substance use on sexual risk behavior and medication adherence; nonmedical prescription drug use; patient-provider communication; and community-based participatory research.

Contact Information

319 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6750

Fax: (716) 829-6040

mona@buffalo.edu

Professional Summary

Sarahmona M. Przybyla, PhD, MPH, is a public health interventionist with training in HIV/STI prevention, substance use, and mixed methods research. She completed a NIH predoctoral fellowship in HIV/STD prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol etiology and treatment at the Research Institute on Addictions before joining the faculty at UB.

Przybyla teaches a course in high-risk sexual behavior (CHB 500). Her methodological focus is on the use of quantitative and qualitative studies to support the development, implementation and evaluation of health behavior interventions. She is the principal investigator on a project that examines alcohol, marijuana, and medication adherence among HIV-positive adults. She also serves as a co-investigator on a pilot study exploring Hepatitis C knowledge and treatment motivation among emergency room patients presenting with heroin use.

Education

  • PhD, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate in Health Disparities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Health and Society, University of Rochester 
Training
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Alcohol Etiology and Treatment Training Program, Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo
  • Predoctoral Fellow, HIV/STD Training Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • Research Society on Alcoholism
  • Society for Public Health Education