Visiting Professors’ Accomplishments

Grants Received

Past and current participants have been awarded grants totaling over $150 million in funding for their research programs. Please see the list of funding achievements to date.

Selected NIH grants awarded in 2012 to previous program participants

R01     Lisa Bowleg, Principal Investigator

Evaluating a structural and behavioral HIV risk reduction program for black men

R01     Nelson Varas Díaz, Principal Investigator

Testing a Latino web-based parent-adolescent sexual communication intervention

R15     Scyatta Wallace, Principal Investigator

Social norms associated with HIV risk among young heterosexual Black men with a history of incarceration

R34     Dexter Voisin, Principal Investigator

Network supported engagement in HIV care for younger black men


Manuscripts Published

Past and current participants have had over 570 publications since beginning their participation. Please see the complete list of publications to date.

Selected new publications in 2012 (program participants’ names appear in bold)

Akl, E.A., Kennedy, C., Konda, K., Caceres, C.F., Horvath, T., Ayala, G., Doupe, A., Gerbase, A., Wiysonge, C.S., Segura, E.R., Schunemann, H.J., and Lo, Y.R. (2012). Using GRADE methodology for the development of public health guidelines for the prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs among men who have sex with men and transgender people. BMC Public Health, 12(1): 386. PMCID: PMC3490932 (Open Access article)

Bangpan, M., and Operario, D. (2012). Understanding the role of family on sexual-risk decisions of young women: a systematic review. AIDS Care, 24(9): 1163-72. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Bianchi, F.T., Reisen, C.A., Gonzales, F.A., Arroyo, J.C., Zea, M.C., and Poppen, P.J. (2012). Sex with sex workers among Latino day laborers in suburban Maryland. Arch Sex Behav. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Bird, J.D., Kuhns, L., and Garofalo, R. (2012). The impact of role models on health outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. J Adolesc Health, 50(4): 353-7. PMCID: PMC3313463 [Available on 2013/4/1]

Bouris, A., Guilamo-Ramos, V., K., C., Dittus, P., S., M., and Gloppen, K. (2012). Preventing rapid repeat births among Latina adolescents: the role of parents. Am J Pub Health, 102(10): 1842-7. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Bowleg, L. (2012). The problem with the phrase women and minorities: intersectionality-an important theoretical framework for public health. Am J Public Health, 102(7): 1267-73. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Bowleg, L., Burkholder, G.J., Massie, J.S., Wahome, R., Teti, M., Malebranche, D.J., and Tschann, J.M. (2012). Racial discrimination, social support, and sexual HIV risk among black heterosexual men. AIDS Behav. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Bowleg, L., Teti, M., Malebranche, D., and Tschann, J. (2012). “It’s an uphill battle everyday”: Intersectionality, low-income black heterosexual men, and implications for HIV prevention research and interventions Psychol Men Masc. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Calabrese, S.K., Reisen, C.A., Zea, M.C., Poppen, P.J., and Bianchi, F.T. (2012). The pleasure principle: the effect of perceived pleasure loss associated with condoms on unprotected anal intercourse among immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care STDS, 26(7): 430-5. PMCID: 3389381 [Available on 2013/7/1]

Cooper, H.L., Wodarski, S., Cummings, J., Hunter-Jones, J., Karnes, C., Ross, Z., Druss, B., and Bonney, L.E. (2012). Public housing relocations in Atlanta, Georgia, and declines in spatial access to safety net primary care. Health Place, 18(6): 1255-60. PMCID: PMC3501556 [Available on 2013/11/1]

Cornelius, J.B., Dmochowski, J., Boyer, C., St Lawrence, J., Lightfoot, M., and Moore, M. (2012). Text-messaging-enhanced HIV intervention for African American adolescents: a feasibility study. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care.

DiStefano, A.S., Hui, B., Barrera-Ng, A., Quitugua, L.F., Peters, R., Dimaculangan, J., Vunileva, I., Tui’one, V., Takahashi, L., and Tanjasiri, S.P. (2012). Contextualization of HIV and HPV risk and prevention among Pacific Islander young adults in Southern California. Soc Sci Med, 75(4): 699-708. PMCID: PMC3383406 [Available on 2013/8/1]

Garcia, L.I., Lechuga, J., and Zea, M.C. (2012). Testing comprehensive models of disclosure of sexual orientation in HIV-positive Latino men who have sex with men (MSM). AIDS Care, 24(9): 1087-91. PMCID: PMC3399020 [Available on 2013/9/1]

Gonzales, F.A., Zea, M.C., Reisen, C.A., Bianchi, F.T., Betancourt Rodriguez, C.F., Aguilar Pardo, M., and Poppen, P.J. (2012). Popular perceptions of circumcision among Colombian men who have sex with men. Cult Health Sex, 14(9): 991-1005. PMCID: PMC3463718 [Available on 2013/10/1]

Guilamo-Ramos, V., Bouris, A., Lee, J., McCarthy, K., Michael, S.L., Pitt-Barnes, S., and Dittus, P. (2012). Paternal influences on adolescent sexual risk behaviors: a structured literature review. Pediatrics, 130(5): e1313-25. [PMC Journal - In Process]

Hood, K.B., Hart, A., Jr., Belgrave, F.Z., Tademy, R.H., and Jones, R.A. (2012). The role of trust in health decision making among African American men recruited from urban barbershops. J Natl Med Assoc, 104(7-8): 351-9. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Hussen, S.A., Bowleg, L., Sangaramoorthy, T., and Malebranche, D.J. (2012). Parents, peers and pornography: the influence of formative sexual scripts on adult HIV sexual risk behaviour among Black men in the USA. Cult Health Sex, 14(8): 863-77. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Ismayilova, L., Ssewamala, F., Mooers, E., Nabunya, P., and Sheshadri, S. (2012). Imagining the future: community perceptions of a family-based economic empowerment intervention for AIDS-orphaned adolescents in Uganda. Child Youth Serv Rev, 34(10): 2042-51. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Kagotho, N., and Ssewamala, F. (2012). Correlates of depression among caregivers of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda: findings from the suubi-maka family study. AIDS Care, 24(10): 1226-32. PMCID: PMC3422693 [Available on 2013/10/1]

Karimli, L., Ssewamala, F.M., and Ismayilova, L. (2012). Extended families and perceived caregiver support to AIDS orphans in Rakai district of Uganda. Child Youth Serv Rev, 34(7): 1351-8. PMCID: PMC3505487 [Available on 2013/7/1]

Kuo, C., Fitzgerald, J., Operario, D., and Casale, M. (2012). Social support disparities for caregivers of AIDS-orphaned children in South Africa. J Community Psychol, 40(6): 631-44. PMCID: PMC3420007 [Available on 2013/8/1]

Kuo, C., Operario, D., and Cluver, L. (2012). Depression among carers of AIDS-orphaned and other-orphaned children in Umlazi Township, South Africa. Glob Public Health, 7(3): 253-69. PMCID: PMC3273578 (Open Access article)

Lankenau, S.E., Teti, M., Silva, K., Bloom, J.J., Harocopos, A., and Treese, M. (2012). Patterns of Prescription Drug Misuse among Young Injection Drug Users. J Urban Health. [PMC Journal - in process]

Lloyd, S., and Operario, D. (2012). HIV risk among men who have sex with men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse: Systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS Educ Prev, 24(3): 228-41. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Lorvick, J., Bourgois, P., Wenger, L.D., Arreola, S.G., Lutnick, A., Wechsberg, W.M., and Kral, A.H. (2012). Sexual pleasure and sexual risk among women who use methamphetamine: a mixed methods study. Int J Drug Policy, 23(5): 385-92. PMCID: PMC3466046 [Available on 2013/9/3]

Malave-Rivera, S., Ortiz-Torres, B., and Varas-Diaz, N. (2012). Knowledge of legal rights among persons living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico: implications for stigma management. P R Health Sci J, 31(3): 130-7.

Malebranche, D.J., Gvetadze, R., Millett, G.A., and Sutton, M.Y. (2012). The relationship between gender role conflict and condom use among black MSM. AIDS Behav, 16(7): 2051-61. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Mazzeo, S.E., Kelly, N.R., Stern, M., Palmberg, A.A., Belgrave, F.Z., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Latzer, Y., and Bulik, C.M. (2012). LIBER8 design and methods: An integrative intervention for loss of control eating among African American and White adolescent girls. Contemp Clin Trials. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Mizuno, Y., Borkowf, C., Millett, G.A., Bingham, T., Ayala, G., and Stueve, A. (2012). Homophobia and racism experienced by Latino men who have sex with men in the United States: correlates of exposure and associations with HIV risk behaviors. AIDS Behav, 16(3): 724-35. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Organista, K.C., Worby, P.A., Quesada, J., Arreola, S.G., Kral, A.H., and Khoury, S. (2012). Sexual health of Latino migrant day labourers under conditions of structural vulnerability. Cult Health Sex. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Romo, L.F., and Berenson, A.B. (2012). Tampon Use in Adolescence: Differences among European American, African American and Latina Women in Practices, Concerns, and Barriers. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol, 25(5): 328-33. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Russ, L.W., Meyer, A.C., Takahashi, L.M., Ou, S., Tran, J., Cruz, P., Magalong, M., and Candelario, J. (2012). Examining barriers to care: provider and client perspectives on the stigmatization of HIV-positive Asian Americans with and without viral hepatitis co-infection. AIDS Care, 24(10): 1302-7. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Russ, L.W., Takahashi, L.M., Ho, W., Tseng, W., and Ponce, N.A. (2012). Bridging academic-legislative divides: models of policy-relevant health research and practice by the University of California. Prog Community Health Partnersh, 6(1): 95-102. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Schneider, J., Michaels, S., and Bouris, A. (2012). Family network proportion and HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 61(5): 627-35. PMCID: PMC3508259 [Available on 2013/12/15]

Song, D., Zhang, H., Wang, J., Liu, Q., Wang, X., Operario, D., She, M., Wang, M., and Zaller, N. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of HIV infection and unrecognized HIV status among men who have sex with men and women in Chengdu and Guangzhou, China. AIDS Behav. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Trapence, G., Collins, C., Avrett, S., Carr, R., Sanchez, H., Ayala, G., Diouf, D., Beyrer, C., and Baral, S.D. (2012). From personal survival to public health: community leadership by men who have sex with men in the response to HIV. The Lancet, 380(9839): 400-10. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Van der Elst, E.M., Mbogua, J., Operario, D., Mutua, G., Kuo, C., Mugo, P., Kanungi, J., Singh, S., Haberer, J., Priddy, F., and Sanders, E.J. (2012). High acceptability of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis but challenges in adherence and use: qualitative insights from a Phase I trial of intermittent and daily PrEP in at-risk populations in Kenya. AIDS Behav. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Voisin, D., and Bird, J.D. (2012). ‘You get more respect,’ reasons for sex among African American high school youth: A qualitative study. J Soc Serv Res, 38(3): 392-401. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Voisin, D.R., Salazar, L.F., Crosby, R., and Diclemente, R.J. (2012). The relationship between ethnic identity and Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections among low-income detained African American adolescent females. Psychol Health Med. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Voisin, D.R., Tan, K., Salazar, L.F., Crosby, R., and DiClemente, R.J. (2012). Correlates of sexually transmitted infection prevention knowledge among African American girls. J Adolesc Health, 51(2): 197-9. PMCID: PMC3405536 [Available on 2013/8/1]

Walstrom, P., Operario, D., Zlotnick, C., Mutimura, E., Benekigeri, C., and Cohen, M.H. (2012). ‘I think my future will be better than my past’: Examining support group influence on the mental health of HIV-infected Rwandan women. Glob Public Health. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Williams, T.T., Dodd, D., Campbell, B., Pichon, L.C., and Griffith, D.M. (2012). Discussing adolescent sexual health in African-American churches. J Relig Health. PMCID: PMC3504615 [Available on 2014/1/20]

Yoshikawa, H., Aber, J.L., and Beardslee, W.R. (2012). The effects of poverty on the mental, emotional and behavioral health of children and youth: Implications for prevention. American Psychologist, 67(4): 272-84. [Not applicable to NIH Public Access Policy]

Last modified: December 21, 2012