Mariam Davtyan

Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics

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Dr. Mariam Davtyan obtained her PhD in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine in 2018. Her research focuses on the effects of in utero exposure to HIV and antiretroviral medications among children and young adults, HIV-associated stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings, the impact of internalized HIV stigma on clinical and social outcomes, and resilience factors in women of color living with HIV in the era of COVID-19. She has published a number of peer-reviewed manuscripts on her research interests, and her work has been exhibited at various national and international conferences, including the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, the United States Conference on HIV/AIDS, and the International Conference on Stigma. Dr. Davtyan is also the founder and liaison of the MCA Center’s English-speaking Community Advisory Board (CAB), consisting of patients living with HIV. The CAB provides critical feedback and expert advice on clinical services and research protocols to ensure that they align with the needs of the HIV community that the MCA Center serves.


  • Nomination, Lecturer of the Year, University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, 2019
  • Research Excellence in Study Coordination, NIH/Harvard School of Public Health, Pediatric HIV/AIDS C, 2018
  • Research Excellence, University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, 2018
  • Dissertation Writing Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, 2018
  • Exceptional Dedication as Graduate Student IRB Ambassador, University of California, Irvine, Office, 2017
  • Certificate of Recognition for Oral Presentation, 5th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs,, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health, 2017
  • Graduate Student Fellow, University of California, Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society, 2014-2015
  • Graduate Student Fellow, University of California Global Health Institut, 2013-2014
  • Best Conference Paper, the International Conference on Stigma, Howard University, 2012


  • Factors associated with internalized HIV-related stigma among biological mothers living with HIV enrolled in a US cohort study AIDS Care. 2024 Feb; 36(2):220-226. . View in PubMed
  • The role of internalised HIV stigma in disclosure of maternal HIV serostatus to children perinatally HIV-exposed but uninfected: a prospective study in the United States J Int AIDS Soc. 2023 Oct; 26 Suppl 4:e26167. . View in PubMed
  • Internalized HIV-related stigma in women of color obtaining care at an HIV specialty center in Los Angeles County, California AIDS Care. 2023 05; 35(5):658-662. . View in PubMed
  • Determinants of COVID-19 vaccine acceptability among older adults living with HIV Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Aug 05; 101(31):e29907. . View in PubMed
  • HIV-related Stigma, Personal Mastery, Mindfulness, and Social Support in Older Adults Living with HIV in Coachella Valley, California Ageing International. 2022; 1-12. . View in PubMed
  • Living With HIV During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts for Older Adults in Palm Springs, California AIDS Educ Prev. 2021 08; 33(4):265-275. . View in PubMed
  • Perceptions of the Importance of Advance Care Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Older Adults Living With HIV Front Public Health. 2021; 9:636786. . View in PubMed
  • Using Social Media and Technology to Communicate in Pediatric HIV Research: Qualitative Study With Young Adults Living With or Exposed to Perinatal HIV JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2020 Jun 23; 3(1):e20712. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the Efficacy of a PhotoVoice-Informed HIV Stigma Training for Health Care Workers AIDS Behav. 2020 Jan; 24(1):65-80. . View in PubMed
  • Addressing HIV Stigma in Health Care Am J Nurs. 2018 03; 118(3):11. . View in PubMed
  • A Grounded Theory Study of HIV-Related Stigma in US. -Based Health Care Settings. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 Nov – Dec; 28(6):907-922. . View in PubMed
  • Women of Color Reflect on HIV-Related Stigma through PhotoVoice J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2016 Jul-Aug; 27(4):404-18. . View in PubMed
  • Lower Newborn Bone Mineral Content Associated With Maternal Use of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate During Pregnancy Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15; 61(6):996-1003. . View in PubMed
  • Peruvian Female Sex Workers’ Ethical Perspectives on Their Participation in an HPV Vaccine Clinical Trial Ethics Behav. 2015; 25(2):115-128. . View in PubMed
  • A prospective cohort study characterising the role of anogenital warts in HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men: a study protocol BMJ Open. 2014 Sep 16; 4(9):e005687. . View in PubMed
  • Addressing Ebola-related stigma: lessons learned from HIV/AIDS Glob Health Action. 2014; 7:26058. . View in PubMed
  • The role of human papillomavirus in human immunodeficiency virus acquisition in men who have sex with men: a review of the literature Viruses. 2012 Dec 18; 4(12):3851-8. . View in PubMed

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