- Causal inference
- Social epidemiology
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Infectious diseases
Her research interests are in causal inference, social epidemiology, sexually transmitted diseases, and infectious diseases.
Dr. Ludema's research and training have focused on social and structural contributors to sexually transmitted disease outcomes and causal inference methodology. She has been involved in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a large prospective cohort of HIV-infected and -uninfected women in the US since 2013. Her current research interests include women's health, health insurance policy, food insecurity, transportation, and HIV control and comorbidities.