Martha Bojko, PhD

Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale School of Medicine

GHES U.S. Fellow 2012-2013

Fellowship Site: Ukrainian Institute for Public Health Policy, Kyiv, Ukraine

Research Interest: Sexual Health and HIV/STI Prevention; Substance Abuse; Addiction Medicine; Translational and Implementation Research

Dr. Bojko is currently working as a research associate at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Internal Medicine AIDS Program at Yale University School of Medicine. As an applied medical anthropologist with a public health focus, Dr. Bojko utilized a mixed methods approach in her research on gender, sexual health, substance use, and HIV/STI prevention and treatment among young adults in global settings, specifically in Ukraine.

As part of the GHES Fellowship, Dr. Bojko worked under the mentorship of Dr. Frederick Altice (Yale University) and Dr. Sergey Dvoryak (UIPHP) on a research project aimed at expanding access to and retention on medication-assisted therapies (MAT), including methadone (MMT) and buprenorphine treatment (BMT), for HIV prevention and treatment in Ukraine. Her research focused on identifying and assessing the barriers and facilitators at the client-, program-, and community-levels to receiving MAT. Macro-level structural factors (economic, political, social, cultural) associated with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse treatment in Ukraine was assessed.