• Dr. Aadia Rana is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and an Associate Scientist with the UAB Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Rana's primary research area focuses on disparities in access and adherence to medical treatment among people living with HIV, and implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve engagement with HIV care. Her work incorporates health services research, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and clinical medicine. She has a career developmental grant from the National Institute of Mental Health evaluating postpartum retention in HIV care in Mississippi, and is co-chair of a AIDS Clinical Trials Group randomized control trial testing a strategy of long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy with conditional economic incentives in HIV-infected patients with a history of non-adherence. She is also co-director of the UAB CFAR’s Ending HIV in Alabama Scientific Working Group which includes a broad range of clinical, epidemiologic, socio-behavioral researchers as well as community and public health partners catalyzing Birmingham and Alabama’s progression toward the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals (https://www.uab.edu/medicine/cfar/core-facilities/90-90-90-initiative).
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Data for Care (D4C) Alabama: Clinic-Wide Risk Stratification With Enhanced Personal Contacts for Retention in HIV Care via the Alabama Quality Management GroupJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  82:S192-S198. 2019
    2019 How Big Data Science Can Improve Linkage and Retention in CareInfectious Disease Clinics of North America.  33:807-815. 2019
    2018 The effect of unstable housing on HIV treatment biomarkers: An instrumental variables approachSocial Science and Medicine.  214:70-82. 2018
    2018 Evaluating outcomes of mother-infant pairs using dolutegravir for HIV treatment during pregnancyAIDS.  32:2017-2021. 2018
    2017 Telephone-Delivered Mindfulness Training for People Living with HIV: A Qualitative 360° InquiryAIDS and Behavior.  21:3194-3201. 2017
    2017 Ten-year trends in antiretroviral therapy persistence among US Medicaid beneficiariesAIDS.  31:1697-1707. 2017
    2017 Phone-delivered mindfulness training to promote medication adherence and reduce sexual risk behavior among persons living with HIV: Design and methodsControlled Clinical Trials.  53:162-170. 2017
    2016 Retention in Care of HIV-Positive Postpartum Females in Kumasi, GhanaJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  15:406-411. 2016
    2016 Using a mobile health intervention to support HIV treatment adherence and retention among patients at risk for disengaging with careAIDS patient care.  30:178-184. 2016
    2016 Human papillomavirus vaccination in HIV-infected women: Need for increased coverageExpert Review of Vaccines.  15:105-117. 2016
    2016 Pregnancy Desire, Partner Serodiscordance, and Partner HIV Disclosure among Reproductive Age HIV-Infected Women in an Urban ClinicInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2016. 2016
    2015 Delayed entry to care by men with HIV infection in Kumasi, GhanaPan African Medical Journal.  22. 2015
    2015 Multiple gaps in care common among newly diagnosed HIV patientsAIDS Care.  27:679-687. 2015
    2015 Differences in antiretroviral safety and efficacy by sex in a multinational randomized clinical trialHIV Clinical Trials.  16:89-99. 2015
    2015 Health Literacy in HIV Treatment: Accurate Understanding of Key Biological Treatment Principles is Not Required for Good ART AdherenceAIDS and Behavior.  19:635-644. 2015
    2015 Less Bone Loss with Maraviroc- Versus Tenofovir-Containing Antiretroviral Therapy in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5303 StudyClinical Infectious Diseases.  61:1179-1188. 2015
    2015 Monitored viral load: a measure of HIV treatment outcomes in an outpatient setting in Rhode IslandRhode Island medical journal.  98:26-30. 2015
    2015 Tick-borne illness in Rhode Island - how big a problem is it?Rhode Island medical journal.  98:35-37. 2015
    2014 Cognitive and Field Testing of a New Set of Medication Adherence Self-Report Items for HIV CareAIDS and Behavior.  18:2349-2358. 2014
    2014 Psychosocial predictors of non-adherence and treatment failure in a large scale multi-national trial of antiretroviral therapy for HIV: Data from the ACTG A5175/PEARLS trialPLoS ONE.  9. 2014
    2014 Pregnancy Intentions Among Women Living With HIV in the United StatesJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  65:306-311. 2014
    2013 The future of generic HIV drugs in Rhode IslandRhode Island medical journal.  96:30-33. 2013
    2013 HIV testing practices among New England college health centersAIDS Research and Therapy.  10. 2013
    2013 Decade of HIV in Rhode Island: demographic and clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed in 2001 and 2010Rhode Island medical journal.  96:35-40. 2013
    2013 Jails as an opportunity to increase engagement in HIV Care: Findings from an observational cross-sectional studyAIDS and Behavior.  17. 2013
    2013 Short communication: New HIV infections at southern new england academic institutions: Implications for preventionAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  29:25-29. 2013
    2012 The changing face of HIV in pregnancy in Rhode Island 2004-2009Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2012. 2012
    2012 Concurrent sexual partnerships among African American women in Philadelphia: Results from a qualitative studySexual Health.  9:288-296. 2012
    2012 Effect of HSV-2 suppressive therapy on genital tract HIV-1 RNA shedding among women on HAART: A pilot randomized controlled trialInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2012. 2012
    2010 Testing for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and viral hepatitis in jails: Still a missed opportunity for public health and HIV preventionJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  55. 2010
    2010 Follow-up care among HIV-infected pregnant women in MississippiJournal of Women's Health.  19:1863-1867. 2010


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    2010 Approach to the patient with persistent bacteremia.  539-541. 2010

    Research Overview

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  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama 2003
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Philosophy, University of Alabama 1999
  • Case Western Reserve University, Internship 2006
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009
  • The Miriam Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007
  • Full Name

  • Aadia Rana