Shiu-Yee’s interests focus on the impact of patient-physician relationship on the level of engagement and retention in care of HIV-infected substance users. Specifically, her research uses the sociological concept of habitus to better understand physicians’ practices in the managing the health of HIV-infected substance users. Shiu-Yee has over 8 years of experience in HIV prevention research, including an undergraduate honors thesis on the economic impacts of HIV-related orphanhood in sub-Saharan Africa and a Master’s thesis on the impact of HIV-related stigma on HIV prevention services utilization in Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Oakland, California. Prior to starting the PhD program in Sociomedical Sciences, she worked for a local health department and a non-profit organization in California evaluating various reproductive health, sexually transmitted disease, and HIV prevention programs.
MPH, Infectious Disease and Vaccinology, University of California–Berkeley (2011)
BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California–Davis (2009)
BA, Economics (Highest Honors), University of California–Davis (2009)