Accomplishments

Grants Received

Since the VP program’s inception in 1997, past and current participants in the Visiting Professor program have been awarded grants totaling over $144 million in research funding during and following their program participation. These research awards have included 31 R01s, two NIH K awards, eight CDC grants, and various grants from non-federal sources.

The following are a few of the NIH grants awarded in 2015-2016 to program participants:

Louis Graham, Principal Investigator: MOCHA moving forward: A CBPR investigation of chronic disease prevention in older, low-income African-American men (U01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities)

LaRon Nelson, Principal Investigator: Exploring Stigmas and HIV Diagnosis Delay, Linkage and Retention for MSM in Ghana (R21 grant from National Institute of Mental Health

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Principal Investigator: Fathers Raising Responsible Men: Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Adolescent Males (U01 grant from National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

Stacey Daughters, Principal Investigator: Technology Enhanced Behavioral Activation Treatment for Substance Use (R01 grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse)

Don Operario, co-Principal Investigator: Technology-based Intervention for Alcohol & HIV Risk in Men who Have Sex with Men (R34 grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, co-Principal Investigator: Mechanisms of Health Promotion in Diverse Youth Through Gay-Straight Alliances (R01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities)

Faye Belgrave, Principal Investigator: Developing Capacity for Integrated HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention Services. (Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Manuscripts Accepted/Published

Past and current Visiting Professors have had over 1000 publications since beginning their participation in the training program. The following list are selected new publications in 2016 (program participants’ names appear in bold).

Arnold EA, Sterrett-Hong E, Jonas A, Pollack LM. Social networks and social support among ball-attending African American men who have sex with men and transgender women are associated with HIV-related outcomes. Glob Public Health 2016:1-15. PMCID: PMC5106335

Ayala G, Santos GM. Will the global HIV response fail gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men? J Int AIDS Soc 2016;19(1):21098. PMCID: PMC5120409.

Bermudez LG, Jennings L, Ssewamala FM, Nabunya P, Mellins C, McKay M. Equity in adherence to antiretroviral therapy among economically vulnerable adolescents living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Care 2016;28(suppl 2):83-91. PMCID: PMC4940111.

Bogart LM, Wagner GJ, Green HD, Jr., Mutchler MG, Klein DJ, McDavitt B, Lawrence SJ, Hilliard CL. Medical mistrust among social network members may contribute to antiretroviral treatment nonadherence in African Americans living with HIV. Soc Sci Med 2016;164:133-40. PMCID: PMC4981525 [Available on 2017-09-01].

Bouris A, Everett B, Heath RD, Elsaesser CE, Neilands TB. Effects of victimization and violence on suicidal ideation and behaviors among sexual minority and heterosexual adolescents. LGBT Health 2016;3(2):153-61. PMCID: PMC4841901.

Bowleg L, English D, Del Rio-Gonzalez AM, Burkholder GJ, Teti M, Tschann JM. Measuring the Pros and Cons of What It Means to Be a Black Man: Development and Validation of the Black Men’s Experiences Scale (BMES). Psychol Men Masc 2016;17(2):177-88. PMCID: PMC4827438.

Chen AC-C, Neilands TB, Chan S-M, Lightfoot M. Contextual influence of Taiwanese adolescents’ sexual attitudes and behavioral intent. Nurs Health Sci 2016;18(3):355-61. PMCID: PMC5008982 [Available on 2017-09-01].

Chin JJ, Neilands TB. Chinese Immigrant Religious Institutions’ Variability in Views on Preventing Sexual Transmission of HIV. Am J Public Health 2016;106(1):110-8. PMCID: PMC4695928.

Cintron-Bou F, Varas-Diaz N, Marzan-Rodriguez M, Neilands TB. Experiences related to an intervention to reduce stigma related to HIV/AIDS among medical students in Puerto Rico. Revista interamericana de psicologia = Interamerican journal of psychology 2016;50(1):137-48. PMCID: PMC5098557.

Cornelius JB, Appiah JA. Using mobile technology to promote safe sex and sexual health in adolescents: current practices and future recommendations. Adolesc Health Med Ther 2016;7:43-57. PMCID: PMC4829103.

Gamarel KE, Kahler CW, Lee JH, Reisner SL, Mereish EH, Matthews AK, Operario D. Sexual orientation disparities in smoking vary by sex and household smoking among US adults: Findings from the 2003-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Prev Med 2016;82:1-6. PMCID: PMC4803669.

Gamarel KE, Mereish EH, Manning D, Iwamoto M, Operario D, Nemoto T. Minority Stress, Smoking Patterns, and Cessation Attempts: Findings From a Community-Sample of Transgender Women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nicotine Tob Res 2016;18(3):306-13. PMCID: PMC4757930.

Glynn TR, Gamarel KE, Kahler CW, Iwamoto M, Operario D, Nemoto T. The role of gender affirmation in psychological well-being among transgender women. Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers 2016;3(3):336-44. PMCID: PMC5061456.

Harper GW, Tyler AT, Bruce D, Graham L, Wade RM. Drugs, Sex, and Condoms: Identification and Interpretation of Race-Specific Cultural Messages Influencing Black Gay and Bisexual Young Men Living with HIV. Am J Community Psychol 2016;58(3-4):463-76. PMCID: PMC5161543.

Kuhns LM, Hotton AL, Garofalo R, Muldoon AL, Jaffe K, Bouris A, Voisin D, Schneider J. An Index of Multiple Psychosocial, Syndemic Conditions Is Associated with Antiretroviral Medication Adherence Among HIV-Positive Youth. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2016;30(4):185-92. PMCID: PMC4827312.

Lee JH, Gamarel KE, Bryant KJ, Zaller ND, Operario D. Discrimination, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders Among Sexual Minority Populations. LGBT Health 2016;3(4):258-65. PMCID: PMC4976222.

Levy ME, Watson CC, Glick SN, Kuo I, Wilton L, Brewer RA, Fields SD, Criss V, Magnus M. Receipt of HIV prevention interventions is more common in community-based clinics than in primary care or acute care settings for Black men who have sex with men in the District of Columbia. AIDS Care 2016;28(5):660-4. PMCID: PMC4959797.

Matthews DD, Smith JC, Brown AL, Malebranche DJ. Reconciling Epidemiology and Social Justice in the Public Health Discourse Around the Sexual Networks of Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Public Health 2016;106(5):808-14. PMCID: PMC4985087.

Nelson LE, Wilton L, Moineddin R, Zhang N, Siddiqi A, Sa T, Harawa N, Regan R, Dyer TP, Watson CC, Koblin B, Del Rio C, Buchbinder S, Wheeler DP, Mayer KH. Economic, Legal, and Social Hardships Associated with HIV Risk among Black Men who have Sex with Men in Six US Cities. J Urban Health 2016;93(1):170-88. PMCID: PMC4794466.

Nguyen TQ, Poteat T, Bandeen-Roche K, German D, Nguyen YH, Vu LK, Nguyen NT, Knowlton AR. The Internalized Homophobia Scale for Vietnamese Sexual Minority Women: Conceptualization, Factor Structure, Reliability, and Associations With Hypothesized Correlates. Arch Sex Behav 2016;45(6):1329-46. PMCID: PMC4945363.

Wagner GJ, Bogart LM, Mutchler MG, McDavitt B, Mutepfa KD, Risley B. Increasing Antiretroviral Adherence for HIV-Positive African Americans (Project Rise): A Treatment Education Intervention Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc 2016;5(1):e45. PMCID: PMC4829729.

Williams TT, Pichon LC, Davey-Rothwell M, Latkin CA. Church Attendance as a Predictor of Number of Sexual Health Topics Discussed Among High-Risk HIV-Negative Black Women. Arch Sex Behav 2016;45(2):451-8. PMCID: PMC4644119.

Zea MC, Bowleg L. The Final Frontier-Transitions and Sustainability: From Mentored to Independent Research. AIDS Behav 2016;20(Suppl 2):311-7. PMCID: PMC5380222.