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Kiyomi Tsuyuki

Kiyomi Tsuyuki PhD, MPH

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Kiyomi Tsuyuki, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. She received a PhD in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health & an MPH degree in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr. Tsuyuki’s research applies a social justice framework, and a wide range of statistical and qualitative techniques, to elucidate how socio-structural inequity across the life course enhances social stress and exacerbates disparities in substance use, violence, and HIV in disadvantaged communities. Trained in population studies and health demography at the California Center for Population Research. Dr. Tsuyuki’s domestic and international research has been supported by numerous prestigious institutions, including the National Institute of Mental Health, The Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Chile Health and Human Development, the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN; UM1 AI 068619), the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and World Bank/Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). At UCSD, Dr. Tsuyuki is training in salivary, urinary, and blood-based biomarkers of stress and immune function, and how this associated with syndemic drug and alcohol use disorders, violence, and HIV/STI prevention and care outcomes among Black and Latino men and women in the U.S. and globally (Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, Zambia).