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 2015 (program participants’ names appear in bold).

Chin JJ, Kim AJ, Takahashi L, Wiebe DJ. Do Sexually Oriented Massage Parlors Cluster in Specific Neighborhoods? A Spatial Analysis of Indoor Sex Work in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. Public Health Rep 2015;130(5):533-42. PMCID: PMC4529837.

Fields EL, Bogart LM, Smith KC, Malebranche DJ, Ellen J, Schuster MA. “I Always Felt I Had to Prove My Manhood”: Homosexuality, Masculinity, Gender Role Strain, and HIV Risk Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Pub Health 2015;105(1):122-31. PMCID: PMC4265897.

Holloway IW, Padilla MB, Willner L, Guilamo-Ramos V. Effects of Minority Stress Processes on the Mental Health of Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women: A Qualitative Study. Arch Sex Behav 2015;44(7):2087-97. PMCID: PMC4418960.

Hussen SA, Andes K, Gilliard D, Chakraborty R, Del Rio C, Malebranche DJ. Transition to Adulthood and Antiretroviral Adherence Among HIV-Positive Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Pub Health 2015;105(4):725-31. PMCID: PMC4358185.

Irvin R, Vallabhaneni S, Scott H, Williams JK, Wilton L, Li X, Buchbinder S. Examining Levels of Risk Behaviors among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) and the Association with HIV Acquisition. PloS one 2015;10(2):e0118281. PMCID: PMC4331540.

Jemmott JB, 3rd, Jemmott LS, O’Leary A, Icard LD, Rutledge SE, Stevens R, Hsu J, Stephens AJ. On the Efficacy and Mediation of a One-on-One HIV Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AIDS Behav 2015;19(7):1247-62. PMCID: PMC4503868.

Levy ME, Watson CC, Wilton L, Criss V, Kuo I, Glick SN, Brewer RA, Magnus M. Acceptability of a Mobile Smartphone Application Intervention to Improve Access to HIV Prevention and Care Services for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in the District of Columbia. Digit Cult Educ 2015;7(2):169-91. PMCID: PMC4652936.

Montague BT, Kahler CW, Colby SM, McHugh RK, Squires D, Fitzgerald B, Operario D, Gallagher D, Monti PM, Mayer KH. Attitudes and Training Needs of New England HIV Care and Addiction Treatment Providers: Opportunities for Better Integration of HIV and Alcohol Treatment Services. Addict Disord Their Treat 2015;14(1):16-28. PMCID: PMC4346155.

Monteiro JF, Marshall BD, Escudero D, Sosa-Rubi SG, Gonzalez A, Flanigan T, Operario D, Mayer KH, Lurie MN, Galarraga O. Preventing HIV Transmission Among Partners of HIV-Positive Male Sex Workers in Mexico City: A Modeling Study. AIDS Behav 2015;19(9):1579-88. PMCID: PMC4495010 [Available on 2016-09-01].

Mutchler MG, McDavitt B, Ghani MA, Nogg K, Winder TJ, Soto JK. Getting PrEPared for HIV Prevention Navigation: Young Black Gay Men Talk About HIV Prevention in the Biomedical Era. AIDS Patient Care STDS 2015;29(9):490-502. PMCID: PMC4553379.

Nelson LE, Wilton L, Agyarko-Poku T, Zhang N, Zou Y, Aluoch M, Apea V, Hanson SO, Adu-Sarkodie Y. Predictors of condom use among peer social networks of men who have sex with men in Ghana, West Africa. PloS one 2015;10(1):e0115504. PMCID: PMC4312093.

Norwood C, Zhang Y. Condom Attitudes and Use among African American College Women Students. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships 2015;2(1):83-99.

Pichon LC, Rossi KR, Ogg SA, Krull LJ, Griffin DY. Social Support, Stigma and Disclosure: Examining the Relationship with HIV Medication Adherence among Ryan White Program Clients in the Mid-South USA. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015;12(6):7073-84. PMCID: PMC4483749.

Poteat T, Wirtz AL, Radix A, Borquez A, Silva-Santisteban A, Deutsch MB, Khan SI, Winter S, Operario D. HIV risk and preventive interventions in transgender women sex workers. Lancet 2015;385(9964):274-86. PMCID: PMC4320978.

Schneider JA, Bouris A, Smith DK. Race and the Public Health Impact Potential of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2015;70(1):e30-2.

Sterrett EM, Birkett M, Kuhns L, Mustanski B. Non-Parental Adults in the Social and Risk Behavior Networks of Sexual Minority Male Youth. Child Youth Serv Rev 2015;55:62-70. PMCID: PMC4461068.

Tieu HV, Liu TY, Hussen S, Connor M, Wang L, Buchbinder S, Wilton L, Gorbach P, Mayer K, Griffith S, Kelly C, Elharrar V, Phillips G, Cummings V, Koblin B, Latkin C. Sexual Networks and HIV Risk among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in 6 U.S. Cities. PLoS One 2015;10(8):e0134085. PMCID: PMC4524662.

Washington TA, D’Anna L, Meyer-Adams N, Malotte CK. From Their Voices: Barriers to HIV Testing among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men Remain. Healthcare (Basel) 2015;3(4):933-47. PMCID: PMC4688038.

Witte SS, Aira T, Tsai LC, Riedel M, Offringa R, Chang M, El-Bassel N, Ssewamala F. Efficacy of a Savings-Led Microfinance Intervention to Reduce Sexual Risk for HIV Among Women Engaged in Sex Work: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Am J Pub Health 2015;105(3):e95-e102. PMCID: PMC4330842.

Zea MC, Reisen CA, del Rio-Gonzalez AM, Bianchi FT, Ramirez-Valles J, Poppen PJ. HIV Prevalence and Awareness of Positive Serostatus Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women in Bogota, Colombia. Am J Public Health 2015;105(8):1588-95.PMCID: PMC4504275.

Zhang N, Tsark J, Campo S, Teti M. Facebook for Health Promotion: Female College Students’ Perspectives on Sharing HPV Vaccine Information Through Facebook. Hawaii J Med Public Health 2015;74(4):136-40. PMCID: PMC4407456.