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Social and Behavioral Interventions (SBI)

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Articles Based on PhD Student Dissertations


Dalglish SL, Rodríguez DC, Harouna A, Surkan PJ. Knowledge and power in policy-making for child survival in Niger. Social Science & Medicine. 2017;177:150-157.

Hurley EA, Harvey SA, Keita M, et al. Patient-provider communication styles in HIV treatment programs in Bamako, Mali: A mixed-methods study to define dimensions and measure patient preferences. SSM - Population Health. 2017;3:539-548.

Kodish SR, Aburto NJ, Nseluke Hambayi M, Dibari F, Gittelsohn J. Patterns and determinants of small-quantity LNS utilization in rural Malawi and Mozambique: considerations for interventions with specialized nutritious foods. Maternal & child nutrition. 2017;13(1).

Koegler E, Kennedy CE, Thompson CB, et al. Association between self-reported sexually transmitted infection treatment and mental health symptoms in conflict-affected eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. International journal of STD & AIDS. 2017:956462417722128.

Scott K, George AS, Harvey SA, Mondal S, Patel G, Sheikh K. Negotiating power relations, gender equality, and collective agency: are village health committees transformative social spaces in northern India? International journal for equity in health. 2017;16(1):84.

Scott K, George AS, Harvey SA, et al. Beyond form and functioning: Understanding how contextual factors influence village health committees in northern India. PLoS One. 2017;12(8):e0182982.


Chase RP, McMahon SA, Winch PJ. "Tell Me What You Don't Remember": Care-Seeking Facilitators and Barriers in the Decade Following Repetitive Blast Exposure Among Army Combat Veterans. Military medicine. 2016;181(2):116-122.

McMahon SA, Chase RP, Winch PJ, et al. Poverty, partner discord, and divergent accounts; a mixed methods account of births before arrival to health facilities in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2016;16(1):284.

McMahon SA, Kennedy CE, Winch PJ, Kombe M, Killewo J, Kilewo C. Stigma, Facility Constraints, and Personal Disbelief: Why Women Disengage from HIV Care During and After Pregnancy in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. AIDS and behavior. 2016:1-13.

Ruark A, Kennedy CE, Mazibuko N, et al. From first love to marriage and maturity: a life-course perspective on HIV risk among young Swazi adults. Culture, health & sexuality. 2016;18(7):812-825.

Saleem HT, Surkan PJ, Kerrigan D, Kennedy CE. Childbearing Experiences Following an HIV Diagnosis in Iringa, Tanzania. Qualitative health research. 2016;26(11):1473-1482.

Saleem HT, Surkan PJ, Kerrigan D, Kennedy CE. Application of an ecological framework to examine barriers to the adoption of safer conception strategies by HIV-affected couples. AIDS Care. 2016;28(2):197-204.

Shaw B, Amouzou A, Miller NP, Tafesse M, Bryce J, Surkan PJ. Access to integrated community case management of childhood illnesses services in rural Ethiopia: a qualitative study of the perspectives and experiences of caregivers. Health policy and planning. 2016;31(5):656-666.

Singh NS, Jakhaia N, Amonashvili N, Winch PJ. "Finding a way out": Case histories of mental health care-seeking and recovery among long-term internally displaced persons in Georgia. Transcultural psychiatry. 2016;53(2):234-256.


Beckham SW, Shembilu CR, Brahmbhatt H, Winch PJ, Beyrer C, Kerrigan DL. Female sex workers' experiences with intended pregnancy and antenatal care services in southern Tanzania. Studies in family planning. 2015;46(1):55-71.

Beckham SW, Shembilu CR, Winch PJ, Beyrer C, Kerrigan DL. 'If you have children, you have responsibilities': motherhood, sex work and HIV in southern Tanzania. Culture, health & sexuality. 2015;17(2):165-179.

Chase RP, McMahon SA, Winch PJ. Injury careers after blast exposure among combat veterans deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Social science & medicine (1982). 2015;147:309-316.

Chase RP, Nevin RL. Population estimates of undocumented incident traumatic brain injuries among combat-deployed US military personnel. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation. 2015;30(1):E57-64.

Dalglish SL, Surkan PJ, Diarra A, Harouna A, Bennett S. Power and pro-poor policies: the case of iCCM in Niger. Health policy and planning. 2015;30 Suppl 2:ii84-ii94.

Kodish S, Aburto N, Dibari F, Brieger W, Agostinho SP, Gittelsohn J. Informing a Behavior Change Communication Strategy: Formative Research Findings From the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement in Mozambique. Food and nutrition bulletin. 2015;36(3):354-370.

Kodish S, Aburto N, Hambayi MN, Kennedy C, Gittelsohn J. Identifying the Sociocultural Barriers and Facilitating Factors to Nutrition-related Behavior Change: Formative Research for a Stunting Prevention Program in Ntchisi, Malawi. Food and nutrition bulletin. 2015;36(2):138-153.

Shaw B, Amouzou A, Miller NP, et al. Determinants of Utilization of Health Extension Workers in the Context of Scale-Up of Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses in Ethiopia. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2015;93(3):636-647.


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.

Articles Based on SBI Master's Internships


Burke VM, Nakyanjo N, Ddaaki W, et al. HIV self-testing values and preferences among sex workers, fishermen, and mainland community members in Rakai, Uganda: A qualitative study. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(8):e0183280.

Long A, Mbabali I, Hutton HE, et al. Design and Implementation of a Community Health Worker HIV Treatment and Prevention Intervention in an HIV Hot Spot Fishing Community in Rakai, Uganda. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC). 2017:2325957417709089.

Monroe A, Nakigozi G, Ddaaki W, et al. Qualitative insights into implementation, processes, and outcomes of a randomized trial on peer support and HIV care engagement in Rakai, Uganda. BMC infectious diseases. 2017;17(1):54.


Houston KT, Shrestha A, Kafle HM, et al. Social isolation and health in widowhood: A qualitative study of Nepali widows' experiences. Health care for women international. 2016;37(12):1277-1288.


Rothstein JD, Leontsini E, Olortegui MP, Yori PP, Surkan PJ, Kosek M. Determinants of Caregivers' Use and Adoption of Household Water Chlorination: A Qualitative Study with Peri-urban Communities in the Peruvian Amazon. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2015;93(3):626-635.


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.