Angela A. Aidala

Angela A. Aidala

Research Interests

Biographical Notes

Dr. Aidala is Co-Principal Director and Study Director of the Community Health Advisory & Information Network (CHAIN) Project, an ongoing study of persons living with HIV or at high risk of infection in New York City. CHAIN is conducted in collaboration with the HIV Planning Council and the New York Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Each year multiple reports are written, responding to the questions, interests, and priorities of the DOHMH and the Planning Council and its workgroups. To date, over 130 reports have been written examining a range of topics with focus on unmet health and social service needs, trends in service utilization, and various outcomes among multiple CHAIN cohorts. CHAIN has been a major source of service planning data for the City since 1994. All reports are available at no cost and widely distributed to provider, advocacy, and consumer communities.

Dr. Aidala is currently the Principal Investigator for the New York City, Frequent Users of Services Enhancement ( FUSE) Evaluation. FUSE is a supportive housing intervention for homeless re-entry populations with multiple episodes of homelessness and correctional involvement. FUSE in an interagency initiative implemented by the New York City Departments of Correction (DOC), Homeless Services (DHS) and Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in collaboration with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and a local housing providers.


Ph.D., Columbia University, 1980




  • Aidala, A. A., Wilson, M. G., Shubert, V., Gogolishvili, D., Globerman, J., Rueda, S., ... & Rourke, S. B. (2016). Housing status, medical care, and health outcomes among people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review. American journal of public health106(1), e1-e23.


  • Aidala, A. A., Lee, G., Abramson, D. M., Messeri, P., & Siegler, A. (2007). Housing need, housing assistance, and connection to HIV medical care. AIDS and Behavior11(2), 101-115.
  • Aidala, A. A., & Sumartojo, E. (2007). Why housing?. AIDS and Behavior11(2), 1-6.