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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

Office Hours - Fall 2023
Thursday 02:00pm – 04:00pm

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

National Institute on Drug Use, Promoting remote harm reduction and secondary services in rural settings (PROMOTE) study, MPI

Fogarty International Center & National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intersectional Stigma Reduction for Tajik Migrants Who Inject Drugs, MPI

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.

Mackesy-Amiti, Mary Ellen, Judith A. Levy, Mahbatsho Bahromov, Jonbek Jonbekov, and Casey M. Luc. 2023. “HIV and Hepatitis C Risk among Tajik Migrant Workers Who Inject Drugs in Moscow” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 20, no. 11: 5937.

Mackesy-Amiti, M.E., Boodram, B., Page, K. et al. Injection partnership characteristics and HCV status associations with syringe and equipment sharing among people who inject drugs. BMC Public Health 23, 1191 (2023).

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

Professional Memberships

American Public Health Association

Society for Prevention Research

Association for Psychological Science