Aleya Khalifa

Aleya Khalifa, MPH is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology studying the impact of mobility on the HIV epidemic. Her dissertation research - unpacking the HIV epidemic among people on the move in Uganda - is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health under the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral National Research Service Award. Ms. Khalifa’s research aims to improve HIV programs and research methodologies for migrant and other mobile populations. Ms. Khalifa also has experience in global HIV implementation science, epidemic modeling, and monitoring of HIV programs for vulnerable populations. As a Global Health Fellow from 2014-17, she supported CDC projects related to HIV clinical surveillance and population-based surveys in sub-Saharan African countries. Ms. Khalifa received her MPH in Epidemiology from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Research Interests

Global Migration Trends
Health Inequities
HIV Interventions
HIV Prevention
HIV Treatment and Care
Internal Migration
International Migration
Key Populations
LGBT Populations
Life Course Perspectives on Migration
Migrant Health
Place-Based Interventions
Reproductive Justice
Sexual Violence
Sexually Transmitted Infections


Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)
Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)
Population-based HIV Impact Assessments (PHIA)
Rakai Community Cohort Study (RCCS)