Nicky MehtaniNicky Mehtani delivered a pecha kucha style mini-TED talk entitled “Architecture of the opioid Epidemic,” at Talk20, a community event hosted by an architecture firm in San Francisco, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. The talk focused on the “demand side” of the opioid epidemic and how structural determinants of health and racisms have perpetuated the epidemic’s creation. Check it out here. Thanks Nicky!

Recent publication! Maddali MV, Mehtani NJ, Converse C, Kapoor S, Pham P, Li JZ, Shah M. Development and Validation of HIV-ASSIST, an Online, Educational, Clinical Decision Support Tool to Guide Patient-Centered ARV Regimen Selection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Oct 01; 82(2):188-194. PMID: 31513553. Read here. The goal of is to improve access to HIV treatment in lower-resourced and often rural settings that have limited availability to Infectious Disease specialists, including the southern United States, where we’ve seen drastic increases in HIV incidence, nearly 75% of which have been in Black and Latinx patients.