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Joshua Mendelsohn

Assistant Professor

College of Health Professions

Health Sciences

Location
  • @New York City

Biography


I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions at Pace University in New York City and a Module Organiser at LSHTM. My research investigates the effectiveness of immediate antiretroviral therapy for reducing incident HIV infections (Shanghai, China) and socio-structural factors associated with HIV risk among HIV-serodifferent couples in Canada. My work is supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. I received my PhD from the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I am a member of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group and an Associate Managing Editor for the journal Conflict & Health. I also hold an MSc in Environmental Change and Management (University of Oxford) and a BSc (Honors) in Zoology and Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Education


PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, 2012
Epidemiology and Population Health

MS, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2003
Environmental Change and Management

BS, University of Toronto, Canada, 1999
Zoology and Psychology

Awards and Honors


Pace University, April 18, 2020 - Scholarly Research Award - Teaching Release for Fall 2020
College of Health Professions, May 23, 2019 - Faculty Reader
Pace University, May 2, 2019 - Kenan Award
College of Health Professions, Pace University, April 12, 2019 - Dean's Summer Research Fund
Pace University, April 8, 2019 - Scholarly Research Award - Teaching Release for Fall 2019
Pace University, May 4, 2018 - Kenan Award
College of Health Professions, Pace University, April 24, 2018 - Dean's Scholarship Award
Pace University, April 24, 2018 - Scholarly Research Award - Teaching Release for Fall 2018
Pace University, April 19, 2017 - Scholarly Research Award - Teaching Release for Fall 2017
Pace University, December 1, 2016 - Kenan Award
Pace University, April 28, 2016 - Scholarly Research Award - Funding Grant
Pace University, January 20, 2016 - Scholarly Research Award - Teaching Release for Spring 2016
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012 - Research Support Award
International AIDS Society, July 2012 - International AIDS Conference Scholarship
Parkes Foundation, 2010 - Doctoral Research Award
Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 2008 - Doctoral Research Award
University of London, 2007 - Central Research Fund Award
University College London, 2007 - Graduate School Research Fund Award
University of Oxford, 2003 - Distinction

Publications


Shen, Y., Zheng, F., Sun, D., Ling, Y., Chen, J., Li , F., Li , T., Qian, Z., Zhang, Y., Xu, Q., Liu, L., Huang, Q., Shan, F., Xu, L., Wu, J., Zhu, Z., Song, Z., Li , S., Shi, Y., Zhang, J., Wu, X., Mendelsohn, J. B., Zhu, T. & Lu, H. (2020, June 23). Epidemiology and clinical course of COVID-19 in Shanghai, China. Emerging Microbes & Infections. Vol 9 (Issue 1) , pages 1537-1545.

Mendelsohn, J. B., Cheng, H., Calzavara, L., Wang, S., Bullock, S., Mishra, S., Burchell, A., Loutfy, M., Li, A., Hogg, R., Steele, S., Moineddin, R. & Kang, L. (2018, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Key gaps in the HIV continuum of care among men who have sex with men and migrants diagnosed with HIV: Findings from a surveillance study in Shanghai, China. Vol 392 (Issue S85) http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32714-4/fulltext

Mendelsohn, J. B., Spiegel, P., Grant, A., Doraiswamy, S., Schilperoord, M., Larke, N., Burton, J. W., Okonji, J. A., Zeh, C., Muhindo, B., Mohammed, I. M., Mukui, I. N., Patterson, N., Sondorp, E. & Ross, D. A. (2017, May 31). Low levels of viral suppression among refugees and host nationals accessing antiretroviral therapy in a Kenyan refugee camp. Conflict and health. Vol 11 , pages 11.

Daftary, A., Mendelsohn, J. B. & Calzavara, L. (2016, November 1). Negotiating “sero-imbalances” within HIV serodiscordant relationships in Canada: a pilot inquiry. Making "Difference": New Perspectives on HIV Serodiscordance. Springer.

PRESENTATIONS


Mendelsohn, J. B., Calzavara, L., Bullock, S., Daftary, A. & Positive Plus One Team, . (2019, July 23). 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. "Communication, compatibility, compromise, and commitment…we allow ourselves the room to grow and change": Qualitative findings from Canadian gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men in current HIV-serodifferent relationships (TUPED741). International AIDS Society, Mexico City.

Bullock, S., Calzavara, L., Mendelsohn, J. B., Tan, D., Burchell, A., Routy, J., Lebouché, B., Daftary, A., Allman, D., Thompson, T., , T., Masching, R., Conway, B. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2019, May 10). 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Beliefs and practices underlying "undetectable = uninfectious" in a study of serodiscordant couples enrolled in the Canadian national Positive Plus One study (EPHP2.04). Canadian Association for HIV Research, Saskatoon.

Bullock, S., Calzavara, L., Daftary, A., Mendelsohn, J. B., Lebouche, B., Gladstone, B., Bisaillon, L., Tan, D., Bourne, A., Routy, J., Loutfy, M., Thompson, T. & Positive Plus One Team, . (2018, July 26). 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). Transmission information and support needs of the HIV-negative partner in HIV-serodiscordant relationships: Results from the Canadian national Positive Plus One study. Amsterdam.

Mendelsohn, J. B., Li, A., Cheng, H., Kang, L., Chen, P., Cao, Z., Bao, Y., Ning, Y., Wang, J., Allman, D., Bullock, S. & Calzavara, L. (2018, July 23). 4th International Conference on the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV. Patient-identified facilitators and barriers to engagement with ART in the context of a new test-and-treat policy in Shanghai. Amsterdam.

Calzavara, L., Masching, R., Bullock, S., Iveniuk, J., Mendelsohn, J. B. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, September 28). Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network Wise Practices VI, Skills Building and AGM Gathering. Relationship quality and unmet needs among Indigenous Canadians in HIV-serodiscordant relationships. Calgary, Canada.

Iveniuk, J., Calzavara, L., Bullock, S., Mendelsohn, J. B., Allman, D., Burchell, A., Bisaillon, L., Daftary, A., Lebouché, B., Masching, R., Thompson, T., Watchorn, J. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, July 27). 1st North American Social Networks Conference. Social capital and HIV-serodiscordance: Differences in access to personal and professional resources for HIV-positive and HIV-negative partners. Washington DC, USA.

Bullock, S., Calzavara, L., Iveniuk, J., Mendelsohn, J. B., Tan, D., Burchell, A., Routy, J., Lebouché, B., Daftary, A., Allman, D., Thompson, T., Myers, T., Masching, R., Conway, B. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, July 24). 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. Beliefs and practices underlying “undetectable = uninfectious” in a study of serodiscordant couples enrolled in the Positive Plus One study in Canada (MOPEC0642). Paris, France.

Mendelsohn, J. B., Calzavara, L., Bullock, S., Iveniuk, J., Daftary, A., Allman, D., Burchell, A., Bisaillon, L., Lebouché, B., Myers, T., Tan, D., Masching, R., Loutfy, M. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, July 24). 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science. Disclosure of HIV-serodiscordant relationships to healthcare providers is associated with viral suppression in the HIV-positive partner: Preliminary findings from the Canadian Positive Plus One Study (MOPEC0644). Paris, France.

Iveniuk, J., Calzavara, L., Bullock, S., Mendelsohn, J. B., Allman, D. & Burchell, A. (2017, June 1). Canadian Sociological Association Conference. Social capital and HIV-serodiscordance: Disparities in access to personal and professional resources for HIV-positive and HIV-negative partners. Toronto, Canada.

Bullock, S., Calzavara, L., Iveniuk, J., Mendelsohn, J. B., Burchell, A., Loutfy, ., Lebouché, B., Daftary, A., Tan, D., Allman, D., Bisaillon, L., Thompson, T., Myers, T. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, April 6). 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. HIV-negative partners in serodiscordant relationships: A missing link in the HIV cascade of care?. Montreal, Canada.

Mendelsohn, J. B., Calzavara, L., Bullock, S., Iveniuk, J., Daftary, A., Allman, D., Burchell, A., Bisaillon, L., Lebouché, B., Myers, T., Tan, D., Thompson, T. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, April 6). 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. How are people talking about their serodiscordant relationships? Preliminary findings from the Positive Plus One Study (EPHP6.08). Montreal, Canada.

Iveniuk, J., Calzavara, L., Bullock, S., Mendelsohn, J. B., Allman, D., Burchell, A., Bisaillon, L., Daftary, A., Lebouché, B., Thompson, T., Watchorn, J. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, April 6). 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. Social capital and HIV-serodiscordance: Differences in personal and professional sources of help for HIV-positive and HIV negative partners (SSP6.05). Montreal, Canada.

Bullock, S., Calzavara, L., Iveniuk, J., Mendelsohn, J. B., Daftary, A., Tan, D., Allman, D., Bisaillon, L., Myers, T., Thompson, T., Dowdell, J., Skinner, S., Masching, R. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2017, April 6). 26th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. The Positive Plus One study: Enrolment and comparison of the survey sample to the distribution of people living with HIV across Canada. Montreal, Canada.

Bullock, S., Calzavara, L., Iveniuk, J., Mendelsohn, J. B., Burchell, A., Loutfy, M. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2016, October 24). The Ontario HIV Treatment Network HIV Endgame Conference "Closing the Gaps in the Care Cascade". The missing link in the HIV cascade of care: HIV-negative partners in serodiscordant relationships. Toronto, Canada.

Daftary, A., Mendelsohn, J. B. & Calzavara, L. (2016, July 18). XXI International AIDS Conference. Implicit inequities in serodiscordant relationships: the social construction and management of sero-imbalance by HIV-negative and positive partners in Canada (WEPED316). Durban, South Africa.

Calzavara, L., Mendelsohn, J. B., Bullock, S., Allman, D., Baril, J., Barrett, B., Bisaillon, L., Bourne, A., Burchell, A., Clement, K., Conway, B., Daftary, A., Edmiston, L., Gladstone, B., Harrop-Archibald, L., Howard, T., Iveniuk, J., Lacasse, G., Lebouché, B., Loutfy, M., Masching, R., Meili, R., Myers, T., Potts, J., Routy, J., Ryan, S., Sanche, S., Skinner, S., Stewart, K., Summers, M., Tharao, W., Thompson, T., Tsoukas, C., Watchorn, J., Wong, A. & The Positive Plus One Team, . (2016, May 12). 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research. The Positive Plus One Project: A national mixed-methods study of risk management, health and wellbeing for people living with HIV and their HIV-negative partners (EPHP14.01). Toronto, Canada.

RESEARCH INTEREST


HIV treatment and prevention, HIV-serodifferent couples, social epidemiology, mobile populations, conflict-affected settings.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


Reducing HIV-related stigma in school children in Northern Uganda: A multi-level arts-based intervention (Funded)
Mendelsohn, J. B., Fournier, B., Bilash, O., Maina, G., Ojok, S., Banks, K., Harrowing, J., Nykiforuk, C., Sommerfeldt, S., Strudwick, G. & Logie, C. January 2019 - June 2024. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant $592,874.00. Funded.

Preparing for the broader rollout of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among Shanghai and Chinese-Torontonian gbMSM (Funded)
Mendelsohn, J. B., Tan, D., Li, A., Tran, R., Xue, Z., Zheng, H., Chuang, D., He, N. & Mishra, S. March 2018 - March 2021. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Catalyst Grant $40,000.00. Funded.

Intellectual Property


Patent: Accessory Adapter System for Wearable Computing Device
United States

Patent: Integrated Bail and Pin
United States

Patent: Cover Attachment for a Wearable Computing Device
United States

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS


Nature Magazine [Magazine], June 3 2019
Featured in Dolgin E. "The hunt for the lesser-known funding source" June 3rd, 2019. Available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01734-1

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


American Public Health Association

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

International AIDS Society

International Civilian Response Corps

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