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Anastasia Meylakhs

  • Anastasia Meylakhs has been at HSE University since 2017.



Degree in Philology
Samara State University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

MA degree in Sociology (validated by University of Helsinki), Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, the European University at St.Petersburg

University degree in Russian Studies (with honors), Faculty of Russian Language and Literature, Samara State University

Postgraduate Studies

1st year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Russian Cryptomarketplace: It’s Structure, Stability, and Coordination
Academic Supervisor: Krupets, Yana

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers




Patients’ perceptions on medical care and adherence to medication after MI diagnosis in St. Petersburg, Russia (HSE SPb, International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and Policy).


HIV, HCV, STI, OD and other risks associated with hard drug use among young drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia


Social network intervention to engage out-of-care PLH into treatment (Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), Medical College of Wisconsin).


Expanding employment opportunities for women from particularly vulnerable groups who are subject to stigmatization in Russia and other BRICS countries (OXFAM, НП Е.В.А.)


Network Governance: A tool for Understanding Russian policy-making? (NIBR, Norway).


Staying Safe in St. Petersburg: how long-term IDUs avoid HIV infection - A Pilot Study (NDRI, USA).


Social Network Intervention to engage out-of-care PLH into treatment network leader training phase / Pilot Trial (Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR), Medical College of Wisconsin) - project assistance, network analysis.


Prevention of HIV infection in high-risk social networks of African American MSM (NIMH, Medical College of Wisconsin) - project assistance, network analysis.


Randomized trial of quality of life improvement among PLH (Fostering an AIDS research and training infrastructure in Russia) (NIMH, ICART, Medical College of Wisconsin) – research assistant.


Advocacy of accessibility and quality of health services in the field of diagnostics and treatment of drug dependence, HIV/AIDS /viral Hepatitis /TB: Patients` Monitoring and Evaluation Project "Simona+"


Safe practices in the personal networks of the long injecting IDU (ICART, Medical College of Wisconsin)


Women, Drug Use, and Harm Reduction in Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine (IHRD).


Realization of Rights of HIV-Positive Drug Users on Anti-Retroviral Therapy: The Search for Possibilities of Compromise (Ford Foundation).


Sexual and fertile practices in Russia: freedom and responsibility (St.Petersburg, Beginning of the 21st Century) – collective project (Gender Program of European University at St.Petersburg, Ford Foundation)


Transformation of Rural Areas in European Post-Socialist Countries (Aleksanteri Institute/Finnish Centre for Russian and East European Studies)


"Reproductive Practices in Modern Religious Families” in the collective research project “New Ways of Life: Forms of Family Organization and Changing of Domestic Space”, (Finnish Academy of Sciences)

Employment history

2008 - 2017. Botkin Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Interdisciplinary Center for AIDS Research and Training (ICART), St. Petersburg, Russia (http://www.icartonline.ru).

2005 - 2017. The Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR) (https://cisr.ru).


Timetable for today

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Presenting a review of the book chapter about the interaction between the state and civil society in HIV prevention among drug users

The study 'Adjusting the Scope of Interaction Between State and Civil Society: HIV Prevention Among Drug Users.' had been conducted by a CHEMP Junior Research Fellow, Anastasia Meilakhs, and her foreign colleague, Aadne Aasland.

Congratulations to our colleagues on the publication in a quarterly peer-reviewed medical review journal ‘Current HIV/AIDS Reports’ (Q1)

In collaboration with foreign colleagues, Peter Meylakhs and Anastasia Meylakhs have presented the results of the study 'Young Drug Users: a Vulnerable Population and an Underutilized Resource in HIV/HCV Prevention'.