Simon Sandh

Assistant Teaching Professor, Epidemiology



MPH Community Health Education, City University of New York, 2016



Box 351619
Department of Epidemiology
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 882


Simon Sandh focuses his work on sexual health as well as substance use. His interest in the field began through his activism work in New York City where he witnessed the detrimental impact of health disparities in outcomes such as HIV, particularly among the most marginalized. His motivation to understand the causes of these health disparities led him to obtain his Master of Public Health degree where he focused on understanding barriers and facilitators to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Most recently, his work has expanded to the Philippines where he conducted Fulbright funded research exploring how social networks and cultural interpretations of sexuality impact sexual health outcomes in transgender women and men who have sex with men. Simon also brings with him years of teaching experience utilizing a student centered approach and focuses his pedagogy around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Research Interests

Sexual health & substance use

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Age Differences in the Associations Between Incarceration and Subsequent Substance Use, Sexual Risk-Taking, and Incident STI Among Black Sexual Minority Men and Black Transgender Women in the HIV Prevention Trials 061 Cohort.
(2023 Nov-Dec)
Am J Mens Health 17(6): 15579883231204120
Feelemyer J, Abrams J, Mazumdar M, Irvine NM, Scheidell JD, Turpin RE, Dyer TV, Brewer RA, Hucks-Ortiz C, Caniglia EC, Remch M, Scanlon F, Gaydos CA, Sandh S, Cleland CM, Mayer KH, Khan MR

Predictors of Past-Year Health Care Utilization Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Using Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Service Use.
(2022 Oct)
LGBT Health 9(7): 471-478
Diaz JE, Sandh S, Schnall R, Garofalo R, Kuhns LM, Pearson CR, Bruce J, Batey DS, Radix A, Belkind U, Hidalgo MA, Hirshfield S

Presence of Content Appealing to Youth on Cannabis-Infused Edibles Packaging.
Subst Use Misuse 57(8): 1215-1219
Tan ASL, Weinreich E, Padon A, Sanchez M, Snyder KM, Vasilyeva A, Sandh S, Goldmann E, Goodman M, Ompad DC

Copycat and lookalike edible cannabis product packaging in the United States.
(2022 Jun 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 235(): 109409
Ompad DC, Snyder KM, Sandh S, Hagen D, Collier KJ, Goldmann E, Goodman MS, Tan ASL

Construction trade and extraction workers: A population at high risk for drug use in the United States, 2005-2014.
(2019 Dec 1)
Drug Alcohol Depend 205(): 107640
Ompad DC, Gershon RR, Sandh S, Acosta P, Palamar JJ

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