David Ansari


PhD Comparative Human Development, The University of Chicago (expected 2016)
MSc Health, Community and Development, The London School of Economics (2010)
BA Psychology, The University of Minnesota (2007)

Research Experience

King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry,
Department of Health Service and Population Research, Section of Social Psychiatry, London, UK
October, 2010-September, 2011

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Laboratory on Personality and Cognition, Baltimore, USA
September 2008-September 2009

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Baltimore, USA
May 2009-September 2009

Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship Program, Dakar, Senegal
September 2007-September 2008

Selected Papers and Presentations

Ansari, D. Mobilizing for sexual health: The experiences of South Asian men who have sex with men in London. International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society 8th Annual Conference. Naming and Framing: The making of sexual (in)equality. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 6-9 July, 2011.

Ansari, D. & Gaestel, A. (2010). Senegalese religious leaders' perceptions of HIV/AIDS and implications for challenging stigma and discrimination. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 12(6): 633-648.

Terracciano A, Martin B, Ansari D, Tanaka T, Ferrucci L, Maudsley S, Mattson MP, & Costa PT Jr. (2010) Plasma BDNF Concentration, Val66Met Genetic Variant, and Depression-Related Personality Traits. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 9(5): 512- 518.

Wu, T., Perdigao, J., Umhoefer, T., Cao, J., Ansari, D., Albrecht, T., Knutson, E., Rose, W., Jorgensen, A., Ryan, L., Abdalla, L., & Fleischmann, W. (2009). Heterogeneous IL-15 Inducibilities in Murine B16 Melanoma and RM-1 Prostate Carcinoma by IFN-α treatment. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research, 29(11): 719-728.

Ansari, D., Tuite, P., Luciana, M. The effects of antiparkinsonian medication on perception of surgical risks and benefits in Parkinson's disease patients. Impulse control disorders meeting in Parkinson's disease. Toronto, Ontario 12- 13 July 2007.