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Gabriella Newes-Adeyi, Ph.D.

Principal Associate, Health & Environment

Gabriella Newes-Adeyi, Ph.D. Gabriella Newes-Adeyi, Ph.D.
Gabriella Newes-Adeyi is an expert in public health research and evaluation planning and implementation. A skilled manager, she has directed a number of large, complex multi-site research and evaluation projects.

She leads studies for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to examine seasonal and pandemic influenza-related illness and complications in multiple settings, including in the U.S. and other countries. Newes-Adeyi also is on the leadership team for the evaluation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Oncology Care Model, an innovative payment method to encourage enhanced care coordination, appropriate oncology care, and patient access at reduced costs.

Newes-Adeyi previously led a project for the Agency for Health Research Quality (AHRQ) to support primary care Practice Based Research Networks. She managed work for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) involving the provision of web-based clinical risk management, patient safety, and continuing education services to HRSA-supported health centers and free clinics.

She has directed a surveillance contract providing data collection and coding support for the CDC’s multi-site National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) and its follow-on Birth Defects Study to Evaluate Pregnancy exposures (BD-STEPS). She also provided technical support to three CDC-funded studies examining novel H1N1 influenza A virus infection and vaccine effectiveness in pregnant women, healthcare workers and children, and led a pilot test of the Influenza Vaccine Surveillance System for CDC, an active surveillance system to monitor vaccine reports of adverse events following receipt of influenza vaccination.

Newes-Adeyi holds a Ph.D. and MPH in International health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 
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  • Evaluation
  • Public Health Research
  • Learning Improvement
  • Project and Contract Management
  • Technical Assistance

Key Projects

  • The Epidemiology of Novel Influenza Virus Infection and Evaluation of Antiviral and Vaccine Effectiveness: Inpatient Study and Ambulatory Study (CDC). Abt is supporting the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases to establish the research infrastructure for, and to conduct, epidemiologic studies of novel influenza virus infections, including H7N9 Influenza, and the evaluation of antiviral and vaccine effectiveness, in several populations, including inpatients and outpatients.
  • Development of Rapid-Learning Networks in Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  In support of AHRQ’s primary care Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN) Initiative, Abt serves as the Resource Center for PBRNs, providing technical assistance for AHRQ-registered PBRNs around research and learning improvement.
  • Off-site Interviewer and Coder, and Off-site and On-site Scientific Support Services for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (CDC).  For CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Abt supported the multi-site, case-control National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) and its follow-on study, Birth Defects – Study to Evaluate Pregnancy exposureS (BD-STEPS).  Project staff identified cases for the Atlanta site, and conducted computer-assisted telephone interviewing and coding of open-ended survey responses.

Selected Publications

  • Newes-Adeyi, G., Greece, J., Bozeman, S., Walker, D.K., et al. 2012. Active Surveillance for Influenza Vaccine Adverse Events: The Integrated Vaccine Surveillance System. Vaccine, 30: 1044-1049.
  • Faden, V.B., Ruffin, B., Newes-Adeyi, G., Chen, C. 2010. The Relationship among Pubertal Stage, Age, and Drinking in Adolescent Boys and Girls. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 19:1, 1-15.
  • Newes-Adeyi, G., Helitzer, D.L., Caulfield, L.E., and Bronner, Y. 2000. Applying the ecological model: Formative research to inform a training program for WIC providers in New York State. Health Education Research: Theory and Practice 15(3):283–91.
  • Newes-Adeyi, G., Helitzer, D.L, Roter, D., and Caulfield, L.E. 2004. Improving client-provider communication: Evaluation of a training program for women, infants and children (WIC) professionals in New York State. Patient Education and Counseling. 55:210-7.
  • Newes-Adeyi, G.M., and Maxwell, J.P. 2000. Preventive care-seeking among inner-city African-American pregnant women. American Journal of Health Behavior 24(4):254–67.