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Articles Based on Student Research of PhD Students


Fonner VA, Armstrong KS, Kennedy CE, O’Reilly KR, Sweat MD (2014) School Based Sex Education and HIV Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE. 9(3): e89692. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089692. 

Monroe A, Harvey SA, Lam Y, Muhangi D, Loll D, Kabali AT, Weber R. 2014. "People will say that I am proud": a qualitative study of barriers to bed net use away from home in four Ugandan districts. Malar J.  Mar 6;13(1):82. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-82.

Poulsen MN,  Hulland KRS, Gulas CA, Pham H, Dalglish SL, Wilkinson RK and Winch PJ. 2014.  Growing an Urban Oasis: A Qualitative Study of the Perceived Benefits of Community Gardening in Baltimore, Maryland. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment. 36(2). doi: 10.1111/cuag.12035

Saleem H, Kyeyagalire R, Lunsford SS. Patient and provider perspectives on improving the linkage of HIV-positive pregnant women to long-term HIV care and treatment in eastern Uganda. Afr J AIDS Res. 2014;13(1):45-51. doi: 10.2989/16085906.2014.892015.

Lam Y, Harvey SA, Monroe A, Muhangi D, Loll D, Kabali AT and Weber R. Decision-making on intra-household allocation of bed nets in Uganda: do households prioritize the most vulnerable members? Malaria Journal 2014, 13:183.  doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-183


Fonner VA, Kerrigan, DL, Mnisi Z, Ketende S, Kennedy CE, Baral, S. (2013). Social cohesion, social participation, and HIV related risk among female sex workers in Swaziland. PLoS ONE. 9(1): e87527. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087527.

Fonner VA, Kennedy CE, O’Reilly KR, Sweat MD (2013). Systematic assessment of condom use measurement in evaluation of HIV prevention interventions: need for standardization of measures. AIDS Behav. 2013 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Harvey SA, Paredes Olórtegui M, Leontsini E, Ramal Asayag C, Scott K, Winch PJ. Trials of improved practices (TIPs): a strategy for making long-lasting nets last longer? Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jun;88(6):1109-15. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.12-0641. Epub 2013 Mar 25.


Barrington C, Latkin C, Sweat M, Moreno L, Ellen J, Kerrigan D. Talking the talk, walking the walk: Social network norms, communication patterns, and condom use among the male partners of female sex workers in La Romana, Dominican Republic.  Social Science and Medicine. 


Ashburn K, Kerrigan D, Sweat M. Micro-credit, women's groups, control of own money: HIV-related negotiation among partnered Dominican women. AIDS Behav. 2008 May;12(3):396-403.

Denison JA, McCauley AP, Dunnett-Dagg WA, Lungu N, Sweat MD. The HIV testing experiences of adolescents in Ndola, Zambia: do families and friends matter? AIDS Care. 2008 Jan;20(1):101-5.

Ho LS, Gittelsohn J, Rimal R, Treuth M, Sharma S, Rosecrans A, Harris SB. An integrated multi-institutional diabetes prevention program improves knowledge and healthy food acquisition in northwestern Ontario First Nations. Health Education and Behavior, 2008;35(4): 561-73.

Ho LS, Gittelsohn J, Sharma S, Cao X, Treuth M, Rimal R, Harris SB.  Food related behavior, physical activity, and dietary intake in First Nations – a population at high risk for diabetes, Ethnicity and Health, 2008 Sep;13(4):335-49.


Aronson RE, Wallis AB, O'Campo PJ, Whitehead TL, Schafer P. Ethnographically informed community evaluation: a framework and approach for evaluating community-based initiatives. Matern Child Health J 2007 Mar;11(2):97-109.

Corsi KF, Winch PJ, Kwiatkowski CF, Booth RE. Childhood factors that precede drug injection: Is there a link? Journal of Child and Family Studies 2007;16(6):808-18.

Gammino VM, Gittelsohn J, Langidrik J. Dietary intake in infants and young children in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Pacific Health Dialogue, 2007;14(1):11-20.

Haws RA, Darmstadt GL. Integrated, evidence-based approaches to save newborn lives in developing countries. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007 Jan;161(1):99-102.

Haws RA, Thomas AL, Bhutta ZA, Darmstadt GL. Impact of packaged interventions on neonatal health: a review of the evidence. Health Policy Plan 2007 Jul;22(4):193-215.

Sharma S, Cao X, Gittelsohn J, Ho LS, Ford E, Rosecrans A, Hanley A, Zinman B. (2007) Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for a lifestyle intervention to reduce risk of chronic diseases in Canadian First Nations. Public Health Nutrition, 2007; 10(9): 948-56.


Robert, RC, Gittelsohn, J., Creed-Kanashiro, H.M., Penny, M.E., Caulfield, L.E., Narro, M.R., and Black, R.E. (2006) Determining the pathway to success:  Process evaluation of a health center-delivered, nutrition education intervention for infants in Trujillo, Peru Journal of Nutrition; 136(3): 634-41.

Robert RC, Gittelsohn J, Creed-Kanashiro HM, Penny ME, Caulfield LE, Narro MR, Steckler A, and Black RE (2006) "Implementation Examined in a Health Center-Delivered, Educational Intervention that Improved Infant Growth in Trujillo, Peru:  Successes and Challenges", Health Education Research, Aug 31; [Epub ahead of print].


Saksvig, B.I., Gittelsohn, J., Harris, S.B., Hanley, A.J.G., Valente, T.W., and Zinman, B. (2005) A Pilot School-Based Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Intervention Improves Diet, Food Knowledge and Self-Efficacy for Native Canadian Children, Journal of Nutrition;135(10): 2392-8.

Morrow OI, Sweat MD, Morrow RH. The matalisi: pathway to early sexual initiation among the youth of Mpigi, Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2004 Dec;8(4):365-78.


Kerrigan D, Ellen JM, Moreno L, Rosario S, Katz J, Celentano DD, Sweat M. Environmental-structural factors significantly associated with consistent condom use among female sex workers in the Dominican Republic. AIDS. 2003 Feb 14;17(3):415-23.

Lurie MN, Williams BG, Zuma K, Mkaya-Mwamburi D, Garnett G, Sturm AW, et al. The impact of migration on HIV-1 transmission in South Africa: a study of migrant and nonmigrant men and their partners. Sex Transm Dis 2003 Feb;30(2):149-56.

Lurie MN, Williams BG, Zuma K, Mkaya-Mwamburi D, Garnett GP, Sweat MD, et al. Who infects whom? HIV-1 concordance and discordance among migrant and non-migrant couples in South Africa. AIDS 2003 Oct 17;17(15):2245-52.

Malouin R, Winch P, Leontsini E, Glass G, Simon D, Hayes EB, et al. Longitudinal evaluation of an educational intervention for preventing tick bites in an area with endemic lyme disease in Baltimore County, Maryland. Am J Epidemiol 2003 Jun 1;157(11):1039-51.

Maman S, Mbwambo JK, Hogan NM, Weiss E, Kilonzo GP, Sweat MD. High rates and positive outcomes of HIV-serostatus disclosure to sexual partners: reasons for cautious optimism from a voluntary counseling and testing clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2003 Dec;7(4):373-82.


Amin A, Bentley ME. The influence of gender on rural women's illness experiences and health-seeking strategies for gynecological symptoms. Journal of Health Management 2002;4(2):229-49.

Kielmann K. Theorizing health in the context of transition: the dynamics of perceived morbidity among women in peri-urban Maharashtra, India. Med Anthropol 2002 Apr-Jun;21(2):157-205.

Maman S, Mbwambo JK, Hogan NM, Kilonzo GP, Campbell JC, Weiss E, Sweat MD. HIV-positive women report more lifetime partner violence: findings from a voluntary counseling and testing clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Am J Public Health. 2002 Aug;92(8):1331-7.

Oomman N, Ganatra BR. Sex selection: the systematic elimination of girls. Reprod Health Matters 2002 May;10(19):184-8.


Maman S, Mbwambo J, Hogan NM, Kilonzo GP, Sweat M. Women's barriers to HIV-1 testing and disclosure: challenges for HIV-1 voluntary counselling and testing. AIDS Care. 2001 Oct;13(5):595-603.

Hanley, A.J.G., Harris, S.B., Gittelsohn, J., Wolever, T.M.S., Saksvig, B., and Zinman, B. (2000) Obesity among Children and Adolescents in a Native Canadian Community: Prevalence and Associated Factors,  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 71(3):693-700.

Maman S, Campbell J, Sweat MD, Gielen AC. The intersections of HIV and violence: directions for future research and interventions. Soc Sci Med. 2000 Feb;50(4):459-78.


Bond KC, Valente TW, Kendall C. Social network influences on reproductive health behaviors in urban northern Thailand. Soc Sci Med 1999 Dec;49(12):1599-614.

Mehl GL, Seimon T, Winch PJ. Funerals, big matches and jolly trips: Contextual spaces of smoking risk for Sri Lankan adolescents. Anthropology and Medicine 1999;6(3):337-57.

Seimon T, Mehl GL. Strategic marketing of cigarettes to young people in Sri Lanka: "go ahead--I want to see you smoke it now". Tob Control 1998 Winter;7(4):429-33.

Chand AD, Bhattacharyya K. The Marathi "taskonomy" of respiratory illnesses in children. Med Anthropol 1994 May;15(4):395-408.

Lloyd LS, Winch P, Ortega-Canto J, Kendall C. The design of a community-based health education intervention for the control of Aedes aegypti. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1994 Apr;50(4):401-11.

Brieger WR, Kendall C. Learning from local knowledge to improve disease surveillance: perceptions of the guinea worm illness experience. Health Educ Res 1992 Dec;7(4):471-85.

Lloyd LS, Winch P, Ortega-Canto J, Kendall C. Results of a community-based Aedes aegypti control program in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1992 Jun;46(6):635-42.

Articles Based on SBI Master's Internships


Fielding-Miller R, Mnisi Z, Adams D, Baral S, Kennedy C. "There is hunger in my community": a qualitative study of food security as a cyclical force in sex work in Swaziland. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jan 25;14:79. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-79.

Layer EH, Kennedy CE, Beckham SW, Mbwambo JK, Likindikoki S, Davis WW, Kerrigan DL, Brahmbhatt H; LTC Tanzania Collaborative Study Team. Multi-level factors affecting entry into and engagement in the HIV continuum of care in Iringa, Tanzania. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 13;9(8):e104961. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104961. eCollection 2014.

Layer EH, Brahmbhatt H, Beckham SW, Ntogwisangu J, Mwampashi A, Davis WW, Kerrigan DL, Kennedy CE. "I pray that they accept me without scolding:" experiences with disengagement and re-engagement in HIV care and treatment services in Tanzania. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Sep;28(9):483-8. doi: 10.1089/apc.2014.0077. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

Monroe A, Harvey SA, Lam Y, Muhangi D, Loll D, Kabali AT, Weber R. "People will say that I am proud": a qualitative study of barriers to bed net use away from home in four Ugandan districts. Malar J. 2014 Mar 6;13:82. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-82.

Ssekubugu R1, Leontsini E, Wawer MJ, Serwadda D, Kigozi G, Kennedy CE, Nalugoda F, Sekamwa R, Wagman J, Gray RH. Contextual barriers and motivators to adult male medical circumcision in Rakai, Uganda. Qual Health Res. 2013 Jun;23(6):795-804. doi: 10.1177/1049732313482189. Epub 2013 Mar 20.



Cunningham SD, Meyers T, Kerrigan D, Ellen JM. Psychosocial factors influencing the disclosure of sexually transmissible infection diagnoses among female adolescents. Sex Health. 2007 Mar;4(1):45-50.
Ellis AA, Winch P, Daou Z, Gilroy KE, Swedberg E. Home management of childhood diarrhoea in southern Mali--implications for the introduction of zinc treatment. Soc Sci Med 2007 Feb;64(3):701-12.

Gittelsohn J, Dyckman W, Alfred J, Boggs MK, Haberle H., Fricke KD, Vastine AV, and Palafox N.  A Pilot Food Store Intervention is Associated with Improved Health Knowledge, Food Purchasing and Preparation Behaviors in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Pacific Health Dialogue. 2007;14(2):43-53.

Gittelsohn J, Franceschini MC, Rasooly I, Ries AV, Ho LS, Pavlovich W, Santos VT, Jennings S and Frick KD.  (2007) Understanding the food environment in a low income urban setting: Implications for food store interventions, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 2(2/3): 33-50.

Maganja R, Maman S, Groves A, Mbwambo J. Skinning the goat and pulling the load: transactional sex among youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AIDS Care. 2007;19(8):974-981.

Murray L, Moreno L, Rosario S, Ellen J, Sweat M, Kerrigan D. The role of relationship intimacy in consistent condom use among female sex workers and their regular paying partners in the Dominican Republic. AIDS Behav. 2007 May;11(3):463-70.

Rosecrans AM, Gittelsohn J, Ho LS, Harris S, Nagshbandi M, Sharma S, (2007) Process Evaluation of a Multi-institutional Community-based Program for Diabetes Prevention among First Nations, Health Education Research, Jul 26; [Epub ahead of print].


Andrinopoulos K, Kerrigan D, Ellen JM. Understanding sex partner selection from the perspective of inner-city black adolescents. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2006 Sep;38(3):132-8.

Fehringer J, Bastos FI, Massard E, Maia L, Pilotto JH, Kerrigan D. Supporting adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy and protected sex among people living with HIV/AIDS: the role of patient-provider communication in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2006 Sep;20(9):637-48.

Gittelsohn J, Anliker JA, Sharma S, Vastine AE, Caballero B and Ethelbah B (2006) Psychosocial determinants of food purchasing and preparation in American Indian households, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, May-Jun;38(3):163-8.

Gittelsohn, J., Dyckman, W., Tan, M.L., Boggs, M.K., Frick, K.D., Alfred, J., Winch, P.J., Haberle, H., and Palafox, N.  (2006) Development and Implementation of a Food Store Intervention to Improve Diet in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Health Promotion Practice, Aug 2; [Epub ahead of print].

Hernandez LS, Winch PJ, Parker K, Gilman RH. Understandings of reproductive tract infections in a peri-urban pueblo joven in Lima, Peru. BMC Womens Health 2006;6:7.

Ho LS, Gittelsohn J, Harris SB, and Ford E. (2006) Development of an integrated diabetes prevention program with First Nations in Canada, Health Promotion International, Jun;21(2):88-97.

Patterson AE, Winch PJ, Gilroy KE, Doumbia S. Local terminology for medicines to treat fever in Bougouni District, Mali: implications for the introduction and evaluation of malaria treatment policies. Trop Med Int Health 2006 Oct;11(10):1613-24.


Cunningham SD, Kerrigan D, Pillay KB, Ellen JM. Understanding the role of perceived severity in STD-related care-seeking delays. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Jul;37(1):69-74.

Vastine, A.E., Gittelsohn, J., Ethelbah, B., Anliker, J., and Caballero, B. (2005) Formative research and stakeholder participation in intervention development. Am J Health Behavior, 29(1): 57-69.

Lary H, Maman S, Katebalila M, McCauley A, Mbwambo J. Exploring the association between HIV and violence: young people’s experiences with infidelity, violence and forced sex in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. International Family Planning Perspectives. 2004;30(4):200-206.


Gittelsohn, J., Haberle, H., Vastine, A., Dyckman, W., and Palafox, N. (2003) Macro and Micro-level Processes Affect Food Choice and Nutritional Status in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Journal of Nutrition 133(1): 310S-313S.

Harvey SA, Winch PJ, Leontsini E, Torres Gayoso C, Lopez Romero S, Gilman RH, et al. Domestic poultry-raising practices in a Peruvian shantytown: implications for control of Campylobacter jejuni-associated diarrhea. Acta Trop 2003 Apr;86(1):41-54.

Grieser, M., Gittelsohn, J., Shankar, A.V., Koppenhaver, T., LeGrand, T.K., Marindo, R., Mahvu, W., Hill, K. (2001)  Reproductive Decision Making and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Zimbabwe, Journal of Southern African Studies 27(2):225-243.


Moss W, Bentley M, Maman S, Ayuko D, Egessah O, Sweat M, Nyarang'o P, Zenilman J, Chemtai A, Halsey N. Foundations for effective strategies to control sexually transmitted infections: voices from rural Kenya. AIDS Care. 1999;11:95-111.

Muroki NM, Maritim GK, Karuri EG, Tolong HK, Imungi JK, Kogi-Makau W, Maman S, Carter E, Maretzki AN. Involving rural Kenyan women in the development of nutritionally improved weaning foods: a nutribusiness strategy. Journal of Nutrition Education. 1997;29(6):335-342.