Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

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Leyla Ismayilova

School of Social Service Administration University of Chicago 969 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL, USA


Leyla Ismayilova is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Professor Ismayilova specializes in the development and adaptation of family-based interventions to improve child well-being in the international context and has been involved in international research projects in sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and the former Soviet Union.

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Leyla Ismayilova research agenda focuses on developing culturally congruent interventions to improve mental health functioning and reduce risk behaviors (sexual risk behaviors and substance use) and exposure to violence among at-risk children and youth. She is incorporating computerized multi-media technologies in the delivery of preventive interventions to engage youth and assure intervention fidelity and cost-effectiveness of interventions. Professor Ismayilova is the Principal Investigator on the NIDA-funded study testing a multi-media family-based intervention designed to reduce sexual and drug-related risks among at-risk adolescents living in communities highly affected by heroin trade and use in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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