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Ph.D. Yale University
M.P.H. Yale University
M.Sc. University of Alberta
B.A. The Colorado College

Dr Fennie teaches courses related to biology, epidemiology, and public health. He is co-director of the interdisciplinary Health Culture and Societies joint AOC, and serves on the pre-med advisory committee. Dr Fennie’s research centers on infectious disease epidemiology, namely HIV/AIDS. He has been involved in several intervention (RCT) studies as an epidemiologist, methodologist, and analyst, and has expertise particularly in assessing and modelling longitudinal and multilevel data.

His research interests focus on HIV medication adherence, HIV disclosure, internal and external stigma, and trust in health provider. He currently is involved in a study examining patient-centered HIV care, and a study to assess a Qi Gong intervention to improve quality of life among older people living with HIV. He conducts research in the United States (namely Florida), and in Hunan, China. He also is involved with the Yale China Association, and is part of its Health Advisory Committee.

Recent Courses

AIDS Epidemiology
Epidemiology Matters: An Introduction
Epidemiology II
Global Health and Humanity
Tropical Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Recent Publications

Ward-Peterson, M., Fennie, K., Baird, S., Coxe, S., Trepka, M. J., & Madhivanan, P. (2021). Multilevel influences of women’s empowerment and economic resources on risky sexual behaviour among young women in Zomba district, Malawi. Journal of Biosocial Science, 53(6), 887–907.

Jimenez, A., Fennie, K., Munoz-Price, L. S., Ibrahimou, B., Pekovic, V., Abbo, L. M., Martinez, O., Rosello, G., Sposato, K., Doi, Y., & Trepka, M. J. (2021). Duration of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriales carriage among ICU patients in Miami, FL: A retrospective cohort study. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(10), 1281–1286.

Algarin, A. B., Hee Shrader, C., Hackworth, B. T., Varas-Diaz, N., Fennie, K. P., Sheehan, D. M., & Ibañez, G. E. (2021). Development and Validation of the Community PrEP-Related Stigma Scale (Community-PSS). AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education, 33(2), 120–128.

Gebrezgi, M. T., Fennie, K. P., Sheehan, D. M., Ibrahimou, B., Jones, S. G., Brock, P., Ladner, R. A., & Trepka, M. J. (2021). Predictors of chlamydia or gonorrhea among people with HIV in Miami-Dade County Ryan White Program in 2017. AIDS Care, 1–6.

Dawit, R., Sheehan, D. M., Gbadamosi, S. O., Fennie, K. P., Li, T., Curatolo, D., Maddox, L. M., Spencer, E. C., & Trepka, M. J. (2021). Identifying patterns of retention in care and viral suppression using latent class analysis among women living with HIV in Florida 2015-2017. AIDS Care, 33(1), 131–135.

Ibañez, G. E., Fennie, K., Larkey, L., Hu, N., Algarin, A. B., Valdivia, C., & Lavretsky, H. (2020). A tai chi/qigong intervention for older adults living with HIV: A study protocol of an exploratory clinical trial. Trials, 21(1), 804.