A Raj

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence associated with poor health outcomes in U.S. South Asian women
    Elizabeth J Himelfarb Hurwitz
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 8:251-61. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sexual abuse and sexual risk among high school students: findings from the 1997 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey
    A Raj
    Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:125-34. 2000
  3. pmc Binge drinking and unsafe sex: a study of narcology hospital patients from St. Petersburg, Russia
    A Raj
    Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, Boston University of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 30:213-22. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Sex trade, sexual risk, and nondisclosure of HIV serostatus: findings from HIV-infected persons with a history of alcohol problems
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:149-57. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Violence against women associated with arrests for sex trade but not drug charges
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, T2W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 29:204-11. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence perpetration, risky sexual behavior, and STI/HIV diagnosis among heterosexual African American men
    Anita Raj
    Social Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Mens Health 2:291-5. 2008
  7. pmc Prevalence of child marriage and its effect on fertility and fertility-control outcomes of young women in India: a cross-sectional, observational study
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Lancet 373:1883-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The associations of binge alcohol use with HIV/STI risk and diagnosis among heterosexual African American men
    Anita Raj
    Social Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 101:101-6. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Contexts of condom use and non-condom use among young adolescent male perpetrators of dating violence
    A Raj
    Boston University School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Care 19:970-3. 2007
  10. pmc Correlates of any condom use among Russian narcology patients reporting recent unprotected sex
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street Talbot Building, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:310-7. 2009

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Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence associated with poor health outcomes in U.S. South Asian women
    Elizabeth J Himelfarb Hurwitz
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 8:251-61. 2006
    ..Experiences of IPV are related to increased poor health among South Asian women. This elevated risk demands intervention. Healthcare providers should be trained to screen and refer South Asian patients for partner violence...
  2. ncbi request reprint The relationship between sexual abuse and sexual risk among high school students: findings from the 1997 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey
    A Raj
    Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:125-34. 2000
    ..To assess whether adolescents with a history of sexual abuse were more likely than those with no such history to engage in sexual risk behaviors...
  3. pmc Binge drinking and unsafe sex: a study of narcology hospital patients from St. Petersburg, Russia
    A Raj
    Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, Boston University of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Subst Abus 30:213-22. 2009
    ..01, ns). Findings document substantial HIV/STD risk and prevalence among Russian narcology patients, but no link between binge drinking and unprotected sex in this population, possibly due to very low rates of condom use generally...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sex trade, sexual risk, and nondisclosure of HIV serostatus: findings from HIV-infected persons with a history of alcohol problems
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:149-57. 2006
    ..Programs that emphasize serostatus disclosure and/or consistent condom use in the context of sex trade and with multiple sexual partners will be particularly important...
  5. ncbi request reprint Violence against women associated with arrests for sex trade but not drug charges
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, T2W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Law Psychiatry 29:204-11. 2006
    ..Interventions for incarcerated women are needed to consider and address history of victimization from gender-based violence and its relation to women's historic and future sex trade involvement...
  6. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence perpetration, risky sexual behavior, and STI/HIV diagnosis among heterosexual African American men
    Anita Raj
    Social Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Mens Health 2:291-5. 2008
    ..IPV perpetration is pervasive among heterosexually at-risk African American men presenting for clinical care, and those perpetrating IPV are at heightened risk for STI/HIV...
  7. pmc Prevalence of child marriage and its effect on fertility and fertility-control outcomes of young women in India: a cross-sectional, observational study
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Lancet 373:1883-9. 2009
    ..We assessed the prevalence of child marriage-ie, before 18 years of age-in young adult women in India, and the associations between child marriage and women's fertility and fertility-control outcomes...
  8. doi request reprint The associations of binge alcohol use with HIV/STI risk and diagnosis among heterosexual African American men
    Anita Raj
    Social Behavioral Sciences Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 101:101-6. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Contexts of condom use and non-condom use among young adolescent male perpetrators of dating violence
    A Raj
    Boston University School of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Care 19:970-3. 2007
    ..Sexual health interventions integrated with dating violence and sexual assault prevention efforts and tailored to adolescents are needed...
  10. pmc Correlates of any condom use among Russian narcology patients reporting recent unprotected sex
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street Talbot Building, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:310-7. 2009
    ..4, 95% CI = 1.1-5.1) in the past 6 months had significantly higher odds of reporting any condom use in this same timeframe. HIV/STI and substance use were not associated with increased odds of condom use...
  11. ncbi request reprint South Asian victims of intimate partner violence more likely than non-victims to report sexual health concerns
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    J Immigr Health 7:85-91. 2005
    ..Study findings demonstrate the need for increased gynecologic health outreach to abused South Asian women in the U.S...
  12. pmc The effect of maternal child marriage on morbidity and mortality of children under 5 in India: cross sectional study of a nationally representative sample
    Anita Raj
    Boston University of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMJ 340:b4258. 2010
    ..Data about child morbidity and mortality reported by participants. Analyses restricted to births in past five years reported by ever married women aged 15-24 years (n=19 302 births to 13 396 mothers)...
  13. pmc Transactional sex risk and STI among HIV-infected female sex workers and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India
    Anita Raj
    Boston University School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 23:1374-81. 2011
    ..e., greater number of partners) and STI (i.e., unprotected sex) only held true for males. Further research is needed to guide an understanding of sex risk and STI among HIV-infected FSWs in India...
  14. doi request reprint Abuse from in-laws during pregnancy and post-partum: qualitative and quantitative findings from low-income mothers of infants in Mumbai, India
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Mass Ave, Crosstown Building 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:700-12. 2011
    ..Programs and interventions that screen and address IPV in pregnant and post-partum populations in India should be developed to include consideration of in-laws...
  15. pmc Is a general women's health promotion program as effective as an HIV-intensive prevention program in reducing HIV risk among Hispanic women?
    A Raj
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T2W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:599-607. 2001
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  16. pmc Immigrant South Asian women at greater risk for injury from intimate partner violence
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:435-7. 2003
  17. ncbi request reprint Associations between alcohol, heroin, and cocaine use and high risk sexual behaviors among detoxification patients
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:169-78. 2007
    ..3, 95% CI = 1.1-4.8) and selling sex (OR(adj) = 2.6, 95% CI = 1.3-5.3). Alcohol and heroin were not significantly associated with sexual activity, high risk sexual behaviors or STD in this sample...
  18. ncbi request reprint Abused women report greater male partner risk and gender-based risk for HIV: findings from a community-based study with Hispanic women
    A Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Care 16:519-29. 2004
    ..58, 95% CI=1.57-13.32). Results support the need for emphasis on IPV prevention within HIV prevention programmes and demonstrate the need for HIV prevention efforts directed at men with a history of IPV perpetration...
  19. pmc Perpetration of intimate partner violence associated with sexual risk behaviors among young adult men
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Mass 02118, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1873-8. 2006
    ..We assessed the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration and sexual risk behaviors and fatherhood (having fathered children) among young men...
  20. pmc Association between adolescent marriage and marital violence among young adult women in India
    Anita Raj
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 110:35-9. 2010
    ..To assess whether a history of adolescent marriage (<18 years) places women in young adulthood in India at increased risk of physical or sexual marital violence...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dating violence against adolescent girls and associated substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk behavior, pregnancy, and suicidality
    J G Silverman
    Division of Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, 1552 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    JAMA 286:572-9. 2001
    ..However, no representative epidemiologic studies of lifetime prevalence of dating violence among adolescents have been conducted...
  22. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted disease symptoms in a national sample of married Bangladeshi women
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 100:18-23. 2008
    ..To assess associations of intimate partner violence (IPV) with women's sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms, and to clarify biological and behavioral mechanisms underpinning heightened STD rates among abused women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and unwanted pregnancy, miscarriage, induced abortion, and stillbirth among a national sample of Bangladeshi women
    J G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BJOG 114:1246-52. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Immigration policies increase south Asian immigrant women's vulnerability to intimate partner violence
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 60:26-32. 2005
    ..To explore forms of immigration-related partner abuse and examine the association of such abuse and immigration status with physical and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) among South Asian women residing in greater Boston...
  25. pmc Intimate partner violence functions as both a risk marker and risk factor for women's HIV infection: findings from Indian husband-wife dyads
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:593-600. 2009
    ....
  26. pmc Sexually transmitted infections among HIV-infected heavy drinkers in St Petersburg, Russia
    C A Pace
    Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 23:853-8. 2012
    ..00, 95% CI 1.13, 3.55). Given that STIs were common in this HIV-infected cohort, and that few patient characteristics predicted STI, the current practice of screening HIV-infected Russians for syphilis alone merits re-evaluation...
  27. pmc Racial/ethnic disparities in the HIV and substance abuse epidemics: communities responding to the need
    H Amaro
    Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:434-48. 2001
    ....
  28. pmc Intimate partner violence perpetration, standard and gendered STI/HIV risk behaviour, and STI/HIV diagnosis among a clinic-based sample of men
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 85:555-60. 2009
    ..To date, little empirical data exist to characterise the nature of men's sexual risk as it relates to both their violence perpetration, and STI/HIV infection...
  29. pmc Indian men's use of commercial sex workers: prevalence, condom use, and related gender attitudes
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:240-6. 2010
    ..The current study assesses the prevalence of past year CSW contact, condom nonuse therein, and associations with demographic characteristics and gendered attitudes among a national sample of Indian men...
  30. ncbi request reprint Immigration-based disparities in adolescent girls' vulnerability to dating violence
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:37-43. 2007
    ..The present study assessed disparities in experiences of physical and sexual dating violence based on immigrant status and language spoken at home among a large representative sample of adolescent girls...
  31. ncbi request reprint Experiences of sex trafficking victims in Mumbai, India
    J G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 97:221-6. 2007
    ..To explore mechanisms and contexts related to sex trafficking victimization among South Asian women and girls rescued from brothels in Mumbai, India...
  32. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence against South Asian women in greater Boston
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social, Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 57:111-4. 2002
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Dating violence and associated sexual risk and pregnancy among adolescent girls in the United States
    Jay G Silverman
    Division of Public Health Practice, Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e220-5. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and predictors of infection in sex-trafficked Nepalese girls and women
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:536-42. 2007
    ..Inadequate empirical data exist to characterize this phenomenon and its related health consequences, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  35. pmc Male perpetration of intimate partner violence and involvement in abortions and abortion-related conflict
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1415-7. 2010
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Maternal experiences of intimate partner violence and child morbidity in Bangladesh: evidence from a national Bangladeshi sample
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:700-5. 2009
    ..To provide an estimate of the risk of recent acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) and diarrhea among children 5 years and younger based on recent violence against their mothers...
  37. doi request reprint Social and environmental contexts of adolescent and young adult male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth Reed
    Department for Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Mens Health 2:260-71. 2008
    ..Efforts to support young males regarding a broad array of concerns should be included in programming to reduce IPV perpetration...
  38. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence victimization prior to and during pregnancy among women residing in 26 U.S. states: associations with maternal and neonatal health
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:140-8. 2006
    ..To conduct a population-based assessment of associations of intimate partner violence in the year prior to and during pregnancy with maternal and neonatal morbidity...
  39. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence and HIV infection among married Indian women
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:703-10. 2008
    ..Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been described as being associated with heterosexual transmission of HIV to women in India and elsewhere...
  40. pmc Violence against wives, sexual risk and sexually transmitted infection among Bangladeshi men
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 83:211-5. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between men's reported violence against wives and their sexual risk behaviours and sexual health. Design,..
  41. pmc Masculine gender roles associated with increased sexual risk and intimate partner violence perpetration among young adult men
    M Christina Santana
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, T2W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Urban Health 83:575-85. 2006
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and predictors among rescued sex-trafficked women and girls in Mumbai, India
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:588-93. 2006
    ..The present study examines the prevalence and predictors of HIV infection among sex-trafficked women and girls rescued from brothels in Mumbai, India...
  43. pmc Alcohol use and sex risk behaviors among HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India
    Jeffrey H Samet
    Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:S74-83. 2010
    ..Such efforts to reduce drinking will be an important dimension to secondary HIV prevention in India...
  44. pmc Mitigating risky sexual behaviors among Russian narcology hospital patients: the PREVENT (Partnership to Reduce the Epidemic Via Engagement in Narcology Treatment) randomized controlled trial
    Jeffrey H Samet
    Department of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, Clinical Addiction Research and Education CARE Unit, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Addiction 103:1474-83. 2008
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a sexual risk reduction intervention in the Russian narcology hospital setting...
  45. pmc Implications of cannabis use and heavy alcohol use on HIV drug risk behaviors in Russian heroin users
    Alexander Y Walley
    Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, 91 E Concord St, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:662-9. 2008
    ..1 points). Because of the central role of risky drug behaviors in the Russian HIV epidemic, it is important to understand how the use of multiple substances, including cannabis and alcohol, impacts risky drug behaviors...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sexual violence against adolescent girls: influences of immigration and acculturation
    Michele R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Violence Against Women 13:498-513. 2007
    ..Immigrant status conferred risk among adolescent girls aged 15 and younger, Black adolescent girls, and sexually active Hispanic girls. No differences were detected in sexual assault victimization based on acculturation...
  47. doi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of sexual assault across the life span among incarcerated women
    Anita Raj
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Violence Against Women 14:528-41. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the lifetime sexual victimization pattern of incarcerated women differs from that seen in the general population...
  48. ncbi request reprint Dating violence and sexually transmitted disease/HIV testing and diagnosis among adolescent females
    Michele R Decker
    Health and Division of Public Health Practice, Department of Society, Human Development, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e272-6. 2005
    ..The present study assesses associations between dating violence and STD/HIV testing and diagnosis among a representative sample of sexually active adolescent girls...
  49. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy: association with breastfeeding behavior
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:934-40. 2006
    ..To assess associations of experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and breastfeeding behaviors among a large, population-based sample of U.S. women...
  50. pmc Social norms and beliefs regarding sexual risk and pregnancy involvement among adolescent males treated for dating violence perpetration
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 83:723-35. 2006
    ..Further research focused on the context of male sexual risk and abusive relationship behaviors is needed to inform intervention with young men to promote sexual health and prevent rape, dating violence, and adolescent pregnancy...
  51. pmc Syphilis and hepatitis B Co-infection among HIV-infected, sex-trafficked women and girls, Nepal
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:932-4. 2008
    ..Those who were HIV positive were more likely than those who were HIV negative to be infected with syphilis and/or hepatitis B...
  52. doi request reprint Sex purchasing and associations with HIV/STI among a clinic-based sample of US men
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:355-9. 2008
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Tuberculosis and HIV: a global menace exacerbated via sex trafficking
    Ashwin S Dharmadhikari
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, FXB Building, 7th Floor, 651 Huntington Avenue, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 13:543-6. 2009
    ..We sought to examine the prevalence of TB among repatriated sex trafficked Nepalese girls and women in whom a high HIV prevalence was previously reported...
  54. doi request reprint Driven to a fiery death--the tragedy of self-immolation in Afghanistan
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 358:2201-3. 2008
  55. ncbi request reprint Migration, sexual exploitation, and women's health: a case report from a community health center
    Elizabeth Miller
    University of California, Davis Medical Center, USA
    Violence Against Women 13:486-97. 2007
    ..Health care providers are in a unique position to identify and support U.S. sex trafficking victims; thus, education and training for health care professionals on trafficking is needed...
  56. ncbi request reprint Male partner pregnancy-promoting behaviors and adolescent partner violence: findings from a qualitative study with adolescent females
    Elizabeth Miller
    Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:360-6. 2007
    ..This paper reports on a subset of females who described abusive male partners' explicit pregnancy-promoting behaviors (ie, messages and behaviors that led females to believe their partner was actively trying to impregnate them)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Substance abuse treatment and risk behaviors among HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems
    Anita Palepu
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 28:3-9. 2005
    ..Although the opportunity exists to address HIV risk behaviors in the setting of substance abuse treatment, effective institutionalization of this challenging behavior change effort has not yet been realized...
  58. ncbi request reprint History of incarceration and gang involvement are associated with recent sexually transmitted disease/HIV diagnosis in African American men
    Anita Raj
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:131-4. 2008
  59. pmc Substance use during sexual and physical assault in HIV-infected persons
    Cynthia H Chuang
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033 0850, USA
    Violence Vict 22:216-25. 2007
    ..9, 95% CI 1.7 to 20.6) in adjusted analysis. Of the physically assaulted participants, 66% of victims and 85% of assailants used drugs/alcohol during physical assault; these results did not differ by gender...
  60. ncbi request reprint Victims of intimate partner violence more likely to report abuse from in-laws
    Anita Raj
    Boston University, School of Public Health, MA, USA
    Violence Against Women 12:936-49. 2006
    ..g., isolation, social and economic control, and domestic servitude), awareness or support of IPV, and direct physical abuse. Domestic violence interventions with South Asian women must consider abuse from in-laws and IPV experiences...
  61. ncbi request reprint Heterosexual behavioral maintenance and change following HIV counseling and testing
    Hortensia Amaro
    Institute on Urban Health Research, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntingdon Avenue, Stearns Center, Suite 503, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:287-300. 2005
    ..Behaviors with main partners were particularly resistant to change. Predictors of change varied by stage at pre-test. C&T services should tailor approaches and referrals based on stage of change and other client characteristics...

Research Grants3

  1. Gender Equity-Focused, Male-Centered Family Planning for Rural India
    Anita Raj; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In-depth interviews will also be conducted with key informants from the village and public and rural health systems to assess sustainability and institutionalization of the model. ..
  2. Gender Equity-Focused, Male-Centered Family Planning for Rural India
    Niranjan Saggurti; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In-depth interviews will also be conducted with key informants from the village and public and rural health systems to assess sustainability and institutionalization of the model. ..