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Mary Ellen Mackesy-Amiti, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Community Health Sciences


Building & Room:



1603 W. Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-4892

Selected Grants

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Emotion Dysregulation and Risky Behavior Among People Who Inject Drugs, PI

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Contextual risk factors for hepatitis C among young persons who inject drugs, Co-investigator

National Institute on Drug Abuse, MASLIHAT Intervention for Tajik Migrants Who Inject Drugs, PI

Selected Publications

Mackesy-Amiti ME, Boodram B. Feasibility of ecological momentary assessment to study mood and risk behavior among young people who inject drugs. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018;187:227-35. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.03.016. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5959794.

Mackesy-Amiti ME, Donenberg G. Negative affect and emotion dysregulation among people who inject drugs: An ecological momentary assessment study. Psychol Addict Behav. 2020;34(6):650-9. doi: 10.1037/adb0000577.

Mackesy-Amiti ME, Boodram B, Donenberg G. Negative affect, affect-related impulsivity, and receptive syringe sharing among people who inject drugs. Psychol Addict Behav. 2020. doi: 10.1037/adb0000590.

Levy JA, Mackesy-Amiti ME, Bakhromov M, Jonbekov J, Latkin CA. A network-based HIV prevention intervention for Tajik migrant workers who inject drugs. AIDS Behav. 2022;26:719-27.  doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03431-5.

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B.A. Mount Holyoke College 1985
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago 1993