Krishna Vaddiparti

Krishna Vaddiparti,

Assistant Professor

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-5746
Business Email: kvaddiparti@ufl.edu

About Krishna Vaddiparti

Dr. Krishna Vaddiparti is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology with expertise in social and psychiatric epidemiology. Dr. Vaddiparti received a Master of Philosophy and PhD, both in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore in India, and a Master in Psychiatric Epidemiology from Washington University in St. Louis. He has over fifteen years of clinical experience in mental health in India. In his present position in the Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Vaddiparti also serves as Coordinator of MPH Epidemiology Concentration. He is also affiliated as a core faculty member with the Southern HIV/AIDS Research Consortium (SHARC) housed in the Department of Epidemiology http://sharc-research.org/about/faculty/.

Dr. Vaddiparti’s work addresses four broad topics: a) adverse health and mental health consequences of exposure to trauma, especially violence and victimization and adverse childhood experiences; b) Cross-cultural research on mental health and their social determinants; c) HIV/AIDS-related stigma and links with substance use and mental health among vulnerable transgender and substance using populations; and d) use of medical marijuana in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. He has conducted cross-cultural international research in several parts of India and Haiti involving primary data collection and rigorous fieldwork In India, he investigated alcohol use problems and common mental disorders in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, the first epidemiological study in that region. In Haiti, Dr. Vaddiparti spearheaded along with colleagues in the Department of Epidemiology, the Haiti Health Study focusing on mental health conditions such as depression, panic attacks, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and social determinants of health.

Mentoring is an integral part of Dr. Vaddiparti’s academic career and welcomes potential students interested in doctoral work or MPH Epidemiology to contact him directly. In his leisure, Dr. Vaddiparti engages in painting, photography and spends time with family.

Research Profile

Dr. Vaddiparti’s current research focuses on the real-time monitoring of sleep quality, mood, and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among persons on medical marijuana in Florida. He is also researching gambling severity, depression, and suicidal behavior in Sikkim, India, funded by the International Center for Responsible Gaming. Dr. Vaddiparti as a co-investigator is involved in the following projects: NIH-funded Florida Cohort transgender supplement that aims to identify factors associated with HIV viral suppression and care engagement among the transgender population, with a special focus on factors related to alcohol consumption and its relationship with the HIV care continuum; NIDA funded Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS, a MAPLE Supplement Study; and a Florida Department of Health study on HIV/AIDS-related stigma and its association with clinical and quality of life outcomes.

Publications

2021
Change in marijuana use and its associated factors among persons living with HIV (PLWH) during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a prospective cohort.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 225 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108770. [PMID] 34049094.
2021
Identification of Typologies of Cocaine Use Based on Quantity, Frequency, and Duration of Use: A Latent Profile Analysis.
Journal of addiction medicine. 15(3):211-218 [DOI] 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000749. [PMID] 33009168.
2021
Impact of Reduction in Drinking vs. complete Cessation on the Severity and Type of Alcohol-Related Problems in Women Living with HIV.
Substance use & misuse. 56(5):704-710 [DOI] 10.1080/10826084.2021.1892138. [PMID] 33682614.
2020
The association between quantity, frequency and duration of cocaine use during the heaviest use period and DSM-5 cocaine use disorder.
Drug and alcohol dependence. 213 [DOI] 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108114. [PMID] 32563848.
2019
Associations of Adolescent Exposure to Severe Violence with Substance Use From Adolescence into Adulthood: Direct Versus Indirect Exposures.
Substance use & misuse. 54(2):191-202 [DOI] 10.1080/10826084.2018.1495737. [PMID] 30541369.
2019
Changes in patterns of mortality rates and years of life lost due to firearms in the United States, 1999 to 2016: A joinpoint analysis.
PloS one. 14(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0225223. [PMID] 31756227.
2019
Prevalence of Concurrent Prescription Opioid and Hazardous Alcohol Use Among Older Women: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study of Community Members.
Journal of community health. 44(1):172-177 [DOI] 10.1007/s10900-018-0569-y. [PMID] 30145703.
2018
Community-based diagnosis of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in rural and urban Haiti: a cross-sectional prevalence study.
BMJ open. 8(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020317. [PMID] 29678978.
2017
Personality disorders and pathological gambling.
Current opinion in psychiatry. 30(1):45-49 [PMID] 27798487.
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2016
Association Between Gambling and Exposure to Guns Among Cocaine-Using Women.
Violence and gender. 3(3):162-166 [PMID] 27703988.
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2016
Clinical Comorbidities among Cocaine Users Screened in the Community through HealthStreet.
Health behavior and policy review. 3(1):54-61 [PMID] 27030823.
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2015
Building global capacity for brain and nervous system disorders research.
Nature. 527(7578):S207-13 [DOI] 10.1038/nature16037. [PMID] 26580329.
2015
Mental health consequences of violence against women and girls.
Current opinion in psychiatry. 28(5):350-6 [DOI] 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000182. [PMID] 26181668.
2010
Feasibility and effectiveness of HIV prevention among wives of heavy drinkers in Bangalore, India.
AIDS and behavior. 14 Suppl 1:S168-76 [DOI] 10.1007/s10461-010-9729-5. [PMID] 20574636.
2010
Problem drinking among married men in India: comparison between husband’s and wife’s reports.
Drug and alcohol review. 29(5):557-62 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00177.x. [PMID] 20887581.
2009
Factors influencing consent to HIV testing among wives of heavy drinkers in an urban slum in India.
AIDS care. 21(5):615-21 [DOI] 10.1080/09540120802385603. [PMID] 19444670.
2006
The effects of childhood trauma on sex trading in substance using women.
Archives of sexual behavior. 35(4):451-9 [PMID] 16900413.
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Grants

May 2020 ACTIVE
Spatiotemporal analysis of HIV health and quality of life outcomes in Florida
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH via US HLTH RESOURCES AND SERV ADMN HIV/AIDS
Feb 2020 ACTIVE
A study of gambling severity, depression and suicidal behavior in Sikkim, India
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTERNATIONAL CTR FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING
Jul 2019 – Dec 2020
Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research
Role: Project Manager
Funding: STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF FLORIDA via FL LEGISLATURE
Apr 2018 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) Administrative and Research Support Core
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Arts and Wellbeing Indicators 2017-18
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF STATE DIV OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS via US NATL ENDOW FOR THE ARTS
Jul 2011 – May 2017
Transformative Approach To Reduce Research Disparities Towards Drug Abusers
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014,2016-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2016-2020
PHC6016 Social Epidemiology in Public Health
2020-2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2014,2016-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2013-2021
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2014-2015,2017-2021
PHC7000 Epidemiology Seminar II: Critical Evaluation, Research Proposals, and Methods
2018
PHC6003 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Disability
2018
PHC7918 Independent Study
2013-2014,2017
PHC4101 Public Health Concepts
2013
PHC7727 Grant Writing
2012
PHC7979 Advanced Research

Contact Details

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