How a menu of adherence support strategies facilitated high adherence to HIV prevention products among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed methods analysis

Sybil Hosek, PhD, and colleagues recently published an article in the Journal of International AIDS Society on the results of MTN-034, “Reversing the Epidemic in Africa with Choices in HIV Prevention” (REACH) trial. To address low PrEP uptake and persistence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa, MTN-034/REACH offered AGYW a menu of adherence [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:55:08-06:00November 7th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on How a menu of adherence support strategies facilitated high adherence to HIV prevention products among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed methods analysis

The association between violence victimization and subsequent unplanned pregnancy among adolescent girls in Uganda: Do primary schools make a difference?

Kate Merrill, PhD, and colleagues published a paper in PLOS Global Public Health, "The association between violence victimization and subsequent unplanned pregnancy among adolescent girls in Uganda: Do primary schools make a difference?" They analyzed data from the Contexts of Violence in Adolescence Cohort (CoVAC) study in Luwero District, Uganda to see if there are [...]

By |2023-09-25T10:44:57-05:00August 25th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on The association between violence victimization and subsequent unplanned pregnancy among adolescent girls in Uganda: Do primary schools make a difference?

Special Issue: Implementation Science in Gerontology

Drs. Julie Bobitt and Shannon Jarrott guest edited a special issue of The Gerontologist focused on Implementation Science (IS) in aging research. This issue offers a collection of articles addressing the application of IS to plan, evaluate, tailor, scale up, and sustain interventions in gerontology. Articles address frameworks, theories, and models, integrating technology methods, mitigating barriers [...]

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The Role of the Strong Black Woman in Black Female Sexual Development

CDIS Faculty Affiliates, Drs. Natasha Crooks and Randi Singer, and CDIS Director, Dr. Geri Donenberg published an article in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior on "The Role of the Strong Black Woman in Black Female Sexual Development." The paper explores the disproportionate impact of sexual health disparities on black girls and women and utilizes the [...]

By |2023-12-07T09:50:33-06:00June 7th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on The Role of the Strong Black Woman in Black Female Sexual Development

Preliminary effectiveness and implementation outcomes of the IMARA-South Africa sexual health intervention on adolescent girls and young women: A pilot randomized trial

Kate Merrill, PhD and colleagues published preliminary outcomes from the IMARA South Africa pilot. The authors examined the preliminary effectiveness and implementation outcomes of Informed, Motivated, Aware, and Responsible Adolescents and Adults—South Africa (IMARA-SA), an evidence-based intervention for South African AGYW (15–19 years) and their female caregivers.  Primary outcomes were HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) uptake, STI incidence (gonorrhea, chlamydia), and pre-exposure [...]

By |2023-03-23T14:08:17-05:00March 23rd, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Preliminary effectiveness and implementation outcomes of the IMARA-South Africa sexual health intervention on adolescent girls and young women: A pilot randomized trial

Prevention, Practice, and Policy: Older US Veterans’ Perspectives on Cannabis Use

Julie Bobitt, PhD and colleagues explored the use of cannabis among older Veterans. Their results showed older Veterans are using medical cannabis as a means of harm reduction as an adjunct or substitute for other medications and substances with limited guidance from their healthcare providers. Veterans also reported that there exists an inconsistency across the [...]

By |2023-01-18T11:04:40-06:00January 18th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Prevention, Practice, and Policy: Older US Veterans’ Perspectives on Cannabis Use

Introducing a real-time method for identifying the predictors of non-compliance with event-based reporting of tobacco use in ecological momentary assessment

Ashley Kendall, PhD recently published an article, "Introducing a real-time method for identifying the predictors of non-compliance with event-based reporting of tobacco use in ecological momentary assessment" in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. This study introduced a real-time method for identifying person- and moment-level predictors of failing to self-initiate tobacco event reports during ecological momentary assessment [...]

By |2023-01-05T10:23:50-06:00January 5th, 2023|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Introducing a real-time method for identifying the predictors of non-compliance with event-based reporting of tobacco use in ecological momentary assessment

Barriers to PrEP uptake among Black female adolescents and emerging adults

CDIS Faculty Affiliate, Natasha Crooks, PhD and colleagues published a paper, "Barriers to PrEP uptake among Black female adolescents and emerging adults" in Preventative Medicine Reports. The purpose of this paper is to understand the characteristics of age, race, gender, history, and medical mistrust as barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among Black female adolescents [...]

By |2023-01-11T10:17:06-06:00December 1st, 2022|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Barriers to PrEP uptake among Black female adolescents and emerging adults

Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation and Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Early Childcare Settings: a Systematic Review

CDIS Faculty Affiliate, Angela Kong, PhD, MPH, RDN and colleagues published the "Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation and Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Early Childcare Settings: a Systematic Review" in Prevention Science. The purpose of this systematic review was to synthesize existing research on facilitators and barriers to implementation and sustainability of nutrition [...]

By |2022-10-28T10:16:06-05:00October 28th, 2022|DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation and Sustainability of Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions in Early Childcare Settings: a Systematic Review

Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers

Ashley Kendall, PhD has received funding from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to conduct a Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers. Juvenile justice officers (JJOs) face high chronic workplace stress. This stress is implicated in a constellation of adverse [...]

By |2023-09-25T10:58:01-05:00September 12th, 2022|DOM CDIS News, DOM CDIS Publications|Comments Off on Feasibility Trial of a Mindfulness-based mHealth Intervention to Mitigate the Effects of Chronic Workplace Stress among Juvenile Justice Officers
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