Off-hours with Sabrina A. Assoumou, an Infectious Diseases Clinician-investigator and Boston Runner

By Bonnie Tse June 14, 2024
Sabrina Assoumou poses in front of and points to the billboard that talks about staying up to date with covid and flu vaccines.
Sabrina Assoumou, an infectious diseases physician, was featured on a billboard in Boston as part of a statewide effort to increase confidence about COVID and flu vaccines. Photo credit: Sabrina Assoumou.

In recent years, CHERISH Research Affiliate Sabrina A. Assoumou has become a familiar face in Boston and a trusted voice in the scientific community.

Q: Congratulations, again on joining the 2024-2026 New Voices cohort! As you meet experts across the country, what insights or advice do you have on building connections and collaborations on a national level?

Sabrina Assoumou poses in front of a poster board featuring a grid display of New Voices cohort members.
Assoumou is a new member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s New Voices program that brings together STEM leaders across the country to address public health and policy challenges. Photo credit: Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Q: Last fall, you were awarded an R01 grant to investigate the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions to increase HIV PrEP uptake and treat opioid use disorder. What implications are on the horizon if the intervention achieves its objectives?

Q: Knowing that you are juggling multiple tasks as an investigator and attending physician, can you tell us about how you find time to reset?