Iryna Zablotska-Manos is a Senior Lecturer with the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is an epidemiologist with primary interest in behavioural risk factors and prevention of HIV and STI. During her research career she worked on sexual behavior and behavioural surveillance for HIV and STI, reproductive health, and evaluation of public health and health communication programs.
Her current research interests include: social and behavioural aspects of HIV transmission among gay men, and the interaction of biomedical prevention strategies (antiretroviral treatment and prophylaxis before and after HIV exposure) with practices related to HIV/STI transmission. Iryna is particularly interested in new quantitative research methodologies in behavioural epidemiology. She currently leads the CONNECT study of norms regarding HIV risk and risk reduction in different networks of gay men, the Mapping of Gay Networks in Sydney Study, and is an Investigator on the Gay Community Periodic Surveys.