Faculty Publications

Espinosa, S., Marks, C., &  Fondevila G. (2022). Identifying archetypal cannabis consumers to inform drug policy design: a Q-sort assessment of young adults’ attitudes in Mexico City’s metropolitan area. Journal of Cannabis Research, 4 (5). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42238-021-00107-8

Pitpitan, E.V., § Mittal, M.L., & Smith, L.R. (2020). Perceived Need and Acceptability of a Community-based Peer Navigator Model to Engage Key Populations in HIV Care in Tijuana, Mexico. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, 19:1-8. PMCID: PMC7175050

Felsher M., Ziegler E., Smith L.R., Sherman S.G., Amico K.R., Fox R., Madden K. & Roth A.M. (2020). An Exploration of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiation among Women who Inject Drugs. Archives of Sexual Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01684-0 Epub Apr. 9, 2020. PMCID: Pending

Smith, L.R., § Mittal, ML, Wagner, K., Copenhaver, M.M., Cunningham, C.O., Earnshaw, V.A. (2020). Factor structure, internal reliability and construct validity of the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Stigma Mechanisms Scale (MMT-SMS). Addiction, 115(2):354-367. PMCID: PMC7089617

Tsai, A.C., Kiang, V., Barnett, M.L., Beletsky, L., Keyes, K.M., McGinty, E.E., Smith, L.R., Strathdee, S., Wakeman, S.E., Venkatarmani, A.S. (2019). Stigma as a fundamental hindrance to the U.S. opioid overdose crisis and response. PLOSOne Medicine, 16(11):e1002969. PMCID: PMC6957118

Pitpitan, E.V., Rocha, T., Salazar, M., Chavarin, C., Magis-Rodriguez. (2019). A mixed methods analysis of the venue-related social and structural context of drug use during sex among male clients of female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico. AIDS and Behavior. PMID: 31093819. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02519-3.

Semple, S.J., Pitpitan, E.V., Pines, H.A., Harvey-Vera, A., Martinez, G., Rangel, M.G., Strathdee, S.A., & Patterson, T.L. (2019). Hazardous alcohol consumption moderates the relationship between safer sex maintenance strategies and condomless sex with clients among female sex workers in Mexico. Health Education and Behavior. PMID: 31434502

Pepper N., Zúñiga M.L., Reed M.B. (2019). Prevalence and correlates of “popper” (amyl nitrite inhalant) use among HIV-positive Latinos living in the U.S.-Mexico border region. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2019 Jan 7:1-18. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2018.1540955.

Meyers, S.A., Smith, L.R., §Mittal, ML, Strathdee, S.A., Garfein, R.S., Guise, A., Werb, D., & Rafful, C. (2019). The role of gender and power dynamics in injection initiation events within intimate partnerships in the US-Mexico border region. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 18:1-16. Epub Oct. 18, 2018. PMID: 31625809.

Pitpitan, E.V., Semple, S.J., Zians, J., Strathdee, S.A., & Patterson, T.L. (2018). Mood, meth, condom use, and gender: Latent growth curve modeling results from a randomized trial. AIDS and Behavior. (epub: 2018 May). PMCID: PMC6231985

Tsuyuki, K., Pitpitan, E.V., Levi-Minzi, M.A., Surrat, H.L., Kurtz, S.P., Urada, L.A., & Stockman, J.K. (2017). Substance abuse, violence, HIV, and mental health: Differentiating a syndemic factor by gender and sexuality. AIDS and Behavior. (epub: 2017 Aug). PMID: 28669024.

Pitpitan, E.V., Patterson, T.L., Abramovitz, D., Vera, A., Martinez, G., Staines, H., & Strathdee, S.A. (2015). Policing Behaviors, Safe Injection Self-Efficacy, and Intervening on Injection Risks: Moderated Mediation Results from a Randomized Trial. Health Psychology. (epub: 2015 June 29). PMID: 26120851.

Semple, S.J., Pitpitan, E.V., Chavarin, C.V., Strathdee, S.A., Zavala, R.I., Aarons, G.A., & Patterson, T.L. (2015). Prevalence and correlates of hazardous drinking among female sex workers in 13 Mexican cities. Alcohol and Alcoholism. (epub: 2015 Nov 5). PMID: 26546017.

Pitpitan, E.V., & Kalichman, S.S. (2015). Reducing HIV Risks in the Places where People Drink: Prevention Interventions in Alcohol Venues. AIDS and Behavior. (epub: 2015 June 23). PMID: 26099244.

Pitpitan, E.V., Semple, S, J., Zians, J., Strathdee, S.A., & Patterson, T.L. (2014). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for HIV-negative heterosexual meth users: The FASTLANE II intervention. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 21(2), 176-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.09.004