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Melissa A. Davey-Rothwell, PhD

Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health, Behavior and Society

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

2213 McElderry Street
2nd Floor
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

410-614-5854
410-502-5385

The Lighthouse: http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/self-help-through-intervention-and-prevention/

Education

PhD , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2007
MPH , Emory University Rollins School of Public Health , 2000

Overview

My research focuses on the influence of social networks among populations at risk for HIV/STIs including heterosexual women, drug users, and MSM. Specifically, I am interested in the role of perceived and social norms on the practice of behaviors.  In addition, my work focuses on development, testing, and dissemination of HIV prevention interventions into the community. I am currently the PI of a study that is examining implementation of an evidence-based intervention for drug users in community settings across the US.

Honors and Awards

NIH Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Recipient July 2008-2011

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Women & Gender Junior Investigator travel award 2007

NIDA Research Training Institute for Early Career Scientists, 2006

Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2005-2006

Department of Health Policy and Management John C. Hume Award, 2004

HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, prevention, interventions, norms, women, implementation science, urban health, social networks, dissemination, community

  • Davey-Rothwell, MA, Tobin, K, Yang, C, Sun, CJ, and Latkin, CA (In Press) Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial of a Peer Mentor HIV/STI prevention intervention for women over an 18month follow-up. Accepted to  AIDS and Behavior.

  • Davey-Rothwell, MA, Latimore, A, Hulbert A, and Latkin, CA. (In Press) Sexual networks and housing stability.  Accepted to Journal of Urban Health

  • Tobin, KE, Kuramoto, SJ, Davey-Rothwell, MA, Latkin CA.  (In press)  Results from The STEP into Action study: an experimental micro-social HIV prevention intervention with injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland.   Accepted to Addiction.

  • Neblett, RC, Davey-Rothwell, MA, Chander, G, Latkin, CA (In press)  Social Network Characteristics and HIV Sexual Risk Behavior among Urban African American Women  Accepted to Journal of Urban Health.

  • Tobin, KE, Davey-Rothwell, MA, Latkin, CA (2010). Social-Level Correlates of Shooting Gallery Attendance: a focus on networks and norms.  AIDS and Behavior, Epub Jan 23