• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health

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Adam Akullian is a research scientist at the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM), part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. Adam has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and an Sc.B. in Environmental Science from Brown University. Adam's research focuses on geo-spatial, mathematical, and epidemiological modeling of HIV/AIDS and enteric infections in sub-Saharan Africa with the goal of understanding transmission dynamics in high-burden settings.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • ScB (Brown University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Geography
  • HIV Transmission
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Trop. Med (incl. Parasites)
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Akullian A, Morrison M, Garnet G, Mnisi Z, Lukhele N, Bershteyn B (2020). Effect of 90-90-90 on HIV-1 incidence and
mortality in the Kingdom of Eswatini: A mathematical modeling study. Lancet HIV.

Vandormael A, Akullian A, Dobra A, Tanser F (2019). A sharp decline in population-level male HIV incidence following
rapid ART scale-up in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2004-2015). Nature Communications.

Akullian A*, Ng’eno* E, Matheson A, Macharia D, Cosmas L, Bigogo G, John-Stewart G, Walson J, Wakefield J,
Montgomery J. (2015) Environmental transmission of typhoid fever in an urban slum. Plos Neglected Tropical Disease

Akullian A, Bershteyn A, Klein D, Vandormael A, Bärnighausen T, Tanser F. (2017) Sexual partnership age-pairings and
risk of HIV acquisition in rural South Africa: a population-based cohort study. AIDS.

Akullian A, Bershteyn A, Jewell B, Camlin, C. (2017) The missing 27%. AIDS