Paula A. Alio, Ph.D.

Paula A. Alio, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Public Health Sciences
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-0482
Fax: (585) 424-1469

Research Bio

Research: Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Women's Health; Maternal Child Health; Perinatal outcomes; Program Evaluation; Global Health; Community Based Participatory Research.

Dr. Alio has extensive experience in community-based participatory research, qualitative and quantitative methods, and evaluation design. Her research areas include racial/ethnic health disparities and global health. Specifically, Dr. Alio focuses on the impact of behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors on pregnancy outcomes, particularly among African Americans. Her international research is in women's reproductive health, HIV prevention, intimate partner violence and pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Awards & Honors (National)

Young Professional Achievement Award | National MCH Epidemiology, CDC | Nat'l Ctr Chronic Disease & Public Health Promotion 2010

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Research Achievement Award | Research & Innovations Univ of South Florida | Tampa, FL 2010

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 80 available »

Alio AO, Lewis CA, Scarborough K, Harris K, Fiscella K. "A community perspective on the role of fathers during pregnancy: a qualitative study". BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013; 13: 60 PMCID: PMC3606253. Link
Salihu HM, Mogos MF, August EM, Dejoy S, de la Cruz C, Alio AP, Marty PJ. "HIV infection and its impact on fetal outcomes among women of advanced maternal age: a propensity score weighted matching approach". AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013; 29(3): 581-7. Link
2012 Dec
Salihu HM, August EM, Salemi JL, Weldeselasse H, Sarro YS, Alio AP. "The association between female genital mutilation and intimate partner violence". BJOG. 2012; 119(13): 1597-1605 Epub 2012 Aug 24. Link
2012 Nov
Salihu HM, August EM, Mbah AK, Alio AP, de Cuba RJ, Jaward FM, Berry EL. "Effectiveness of a federal healthy start program in reducing the impact of particulate air pollutants on feto-infant morbidity outcomes". Matern Child Health J. 2012; 16(8): 1602-11. Link
2012 Nov
Salihu HM, Ghaji N, Mbah AK, Alio AP, August EM, Boubakari I. "Particulate pollutants and racial/ethnic disparity in feto-infant morbidity outcomes". Matern Child Health J. 2012; 16(8): 1679-87. Link

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Center for Community Health


PhD | Applied Anthropology | University of South Florida2000
MA | Francophone Cultures | University of South Florida1994
BA | Linguistics | Liberty University1992