Kelika Konda, PhD, MHS

Associate Clinical Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

Kelika Konda, PhD, MHS is a Clinical Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences. Dr. Konda is based in Lima, Peru and her research focuses on strategies to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) within the local social and epidemiologic context. Dr. Konda has worked on multiple social and behavioral HIV prevention trials with men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women in Peru. Her primary research interests include understanding the partnership characteristics and patterns among MSM populations to be able to design better HIV/STI prevention interventions.  Additionally, Dr. Konda is working on a cohort study to understand the patterns of syphilis infection and reinfection in a cohort of high-risk MSM in Lima, Peru. Currently Dr. Konda is working on a study of sexual relationships between gay men in Peru.  The information from this study will be used to develop an HIV prevention intervention for gay men, taking into account their sexual relationships and HIV status.