Dr. Claudia Stoicescu is a public health researcher who is passionate about understanding and reducing health inequities faced by marginalized and stigmatized populations. She joined the Monash University Indonesia founding academic team in early 2022, bringing over twelve years of experience in global health research and practice on evidence-based responses to HIV and gender-based violence among people who use drugs. Dr. Stoicescu’s research has been published in leading global health journals, including The Lancet, AIDS and Behavior, International Journal of Drug Policy, and Advances in Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Stoicescu received a DPhil (PhD) in Social Intervention (2018) and an MSc in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (2010) from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), where she was a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar. Her current research examines the gendered impacts of police enforcement activities on HIV risk, prevention and treatment outcomes among marginalized populations, including women who inject drugs and other persons involved with the Indonesian criminal justice system.
Dr. Stoicescu is enthusiastic about using her public health expertise for social change. Dr. Stoicescu has worked extensively in the field of HIV and AIDS, substance use and drug policy as a frontline harm reduction service provider, policy analyst, and advocate in a wide range of settings internationally. She regularly consults for and provides technical assistance to United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, community networks, and governments on key issues affecting marginalized communities through data- driven, strategics and timely programming and policy advice.