Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile
Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Anna  Rubtsova

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty, Behavioral/Social/Health Educ

My broad research interests include social determinants and psychosocial aspects of HIV/AIDS among women. My published research centered on HIV prevention, sexual risk behaviors, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and aging with HIV.  My current research interests and grant funding focus on women aging with HIV, and especially successful aging and frailty. I was trained as a sociologist and have expertise in social determinants of health, mixed methods research design, qualitative and quantitative data analyses, data management and database development.

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Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-9729


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Areas of Interest

  • Global Health
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Health/Behavior


  • PhD 2011, Emory University
  • MA 2008, Emory University
  • MSc 1999, London School of Economics and Political Science

Courses Taught

  • BSHES 539: Qualitative Data Analysis


  • , , “Focusing on positive outcomes in frailty research:” a step in a right direction, International Psychogeriatrics, 31, 759-761
  • , , Frailty and neurocognitive impairment: Impacts on quality of life in HIV, J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care, Nov 25, doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000142
  • , , Prevalence and Correlates of Self-Rated Successful Aging Among Older Women Living With HIV, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 82, S162-169
  • , , Psychosocial Correlates of Frailty Among HIV-Infected and HIV-Uninfected Adults, Behav Med, 45, 210-220
  • , , Healthy Aging in Women Living with HIV Infection: A Systematic Review of Psychosocial Factors., Curr HIV/AIDS Rep , 14 (1), 17-30
  • , , HIV and Aging Research in Women: An Overview., Curr HIV/AIDS Rep, 13 (6), 383-391
  • , , Young Adult Women and Correlates of Potential Adoption of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Results of a National urvey., Current HIV Research, 11, 543-8