Aditya Khanna

Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dr. Khanna joined Brown University in January 2021. He is a computational epidemiologist, and his research uses social network analysis, agent-based modeling and predictive analytics to inform policy initiatives to achieve health equity. Much of his work currently focuses on mitigating psychosocial (e.g., substance use) and structural (e.g., incarceration) barriers to healthcare, particularly in HIV/STI prevention and management, addiction treatment, and some chronic diseases (particularly breast cancer and cardiovascular disease). He has been supported as PI or MPI by NIDA and NCI, and as a Co-I by NIAID and NIMH. Currently, he serves as a Project Leader in Brown University Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE).

He holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Ecology from the University of Washington and completed his postdoctoral training in Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the Universities of Washington and Chicago. He held a faculty appointment at The University of Chicago before joining Brown University.    

Selected Publications

  Khanna AS, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Green K, Young L, Schneider JA; uConnect Study Team. Preexposure Prophylaxis Awareness and Use in a Population-Based Sample of Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jan;176(1):136-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6536. PMID: 26571368; PMCID: PMC4790097. 

 Khanna AS, Schumm P, Schneider JA. Facebook network structure and awareness of preexposure prophylaxis among young men who have sex with men. Ann Epidemiol. 2017 Mar;27(3):176-180. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.11.006. Epub 2016 Nov 29. PMID: 28003117; PMCID: PMC5359033.

 Khanna AS, Goodreau SM, Michaels S, Schneider JA. Using Partially-Observed Facebook Networks to Develop a Peer-Based HIV Prevention Intervention: Case Study. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Sep 14;20(9):e11652. doi: 10.2196/11652. PMID: 30217793; PMCID: PMC6231846.

Khanna AS*, Schneider JA*, Collier N, Ozik J, Issema R, di Paola A, Skwara A, Ramachandran A, Webb J, Brewer R, Cunningham W, Hilliard C, Ramani S, Fujimoto K, Harawa N; BARS Study Group and Getting to Zero IL Research Evaluation and Data (RED) Committee. A modeling framework to inform preexposure prophylaxis initiation and retention scale-up in the context of 'Getting to Zero' initiatives. AIDS. 2019 Oct 1;33(12):1911-1922. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002290. PMID: 31490212; PMCID: PMC6760326.

Lee F, Sheeler D, Hotton A, Vecchio ND, Flores R, Fujimoto K, Harawa N, Schneider JA, Khanna AS. Stimulant use interventions may strengthen 'Getting to Zero' HIV elimination initiatives in Illinois: Insights from a modeling study. Int J Drug Policy. 2022 Feb 23;103:103628. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2022.103628. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35218990.

Scholarly Interests

Computational Epidemiology; Simulation and Computational Modeling for Public Health Planning; Social Network Analysis; Incarceration; Addiction