Nabila El-Bassel

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint People who inject drugs in intimate relationships: it takes two to combat HIV
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:45-51. 2014
  2. pmc Tuberculosis in Kazakhstan: analysis of risk determinants in national surveillance data
    Assel Terlikbayeva
    Columbia University Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    BMC Infect Dis 12:262. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint HIV among injection drug users and their intimate partners in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Ave, Room 814, New York, NY 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:2490-500. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Dual HIV risk and vulnerabilities among women who use or inject drugs: no single prevention strategy is the answer
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 7:326-31. 2012
  5. pmc Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research
    Jennifer L Syvertsen
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, 4202 East FowlerAvenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620 7200, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:136. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV and intimate partner violence among methadone-maintained women in New York City
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:171-83. 2005
  7. pmc Intimate partner violence prevalence and HIV risks among women receiving care in emergency departments: implications for IPV and HIV screening
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Emerg Med J 24:255-9. 2007
  8. pmc Perpetration of intimate partner violence among men in methadone treatment programs in New York City
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1230-2. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of an HIV/STI sexual risk reduction intervention for heterosexual couples
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:1-13. 2005
  10. pmc A social network profile and HIV risk among men on methadone: do social networks matter?
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 83:602-13. 2006

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. ncbi request reprint People who inject drugs in intimate relationships: it takes two to combat HIV
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 11:45-51. 2014
    ..HIV prevention among drug-using couples must address the importance of the relationship dyad and micro-social contexts. ..
  2. pmc Tuberculosis in Kazakhstan: analysis of risk determinants in national surveillance data
    Assel Terlikbayeva
    Columbia University Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    BMC Infect Dis 12:262. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the most salient risk factors for TB disease as well as multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) at the oblast (provincial) level in Kazakhstan...
  3. ncbi request reprint HIV among injection drug users and their intimate partners in Almaty, Kazakhstan
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Ave, Room 814, New York, NY 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:2490-500. 2013
    ..The findings call for increasing efforts to improve access to HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and care for IDUs in Almaty, Kazakhstan. ..
  4. doi request reprint Dual HIV risk and vulnerabilities among women who use or inject drugs: no single prevention strategy is the answer
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 7:326-31. 2012
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  5. pmc Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research
    Jennifer L Syvertsen
    Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, 4202 East FowlerAvenue, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620 7200, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:136. 2012
    ..We provide an overview of our study and specifically focus on the sampling, recruitment, screening, and successful enrollment of high risk couples into a public health study in this context...
  6. ncbi request reprint HIV and intimate partner violence among methadone-maintained women in New York City
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:171-83. 2005
    ..41, p<.01) and always requesting that a partner use condoms (OR=.42, p=.02). The implications of the findings for HIV prevention interventions for women on methadone are discussed...
  7. pmc Intimate partner violence prevalence and HIV risks among women receiving care in emergency departments: implications for IPV and HIV screening
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Emerg Med J 24:255-9. 2007
    ....
  8. pmc Perpetration of intimate partner violence among men in methadone treatment programs in New York City
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1230-2. 2007
    ..Significant associations between intimate partner violence and illicit drug use varied by types of drugs and whether the female partner or both partners were using drugs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of an HIV/STI sexual risk reduction intervention for heterosexual couples
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:1-13. 2005
    ..No significant differences were observed when comparing whether couples received the intervention together or when the woman received it alone...
  10. pmc A social network profile and HIV risk among men on methadone: do social networks matter?
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 83:602-13. 2006
    ..Implications of the findings for HIV prevention network interventions for men in MMTPs are discussed...
  11. pmc Addressing the unique needs of African American women in HIV prevention
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:996-1001. 2009
    ..We also recommend ways to improve HIV prevention programs by taking into consideration the unique life experiences of adult African American women...
  12. pmc Posttraumatic stress disorder and HIV risk among poor, inner-city women receiving care in an emergency department
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:120-7. 2011
    ..We examined the associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and HIV risk behaviors among a random sample of 241 low-income women receiving care in an urban emergency department...
  13. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence and HIV among drug-involved women: contexts linking these two epidemics--challenges and implications for prevention and treatment
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:295-306. 2011
    ..Also addressed are the challenges that substance user treatment programs face in dealing with female clients who experience IPV and the implications for HIV prevention...
  14. doi request reprint Couple-based HIV prevention in the United States: advantages, gaps, and future directions
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S98-101. 2010
    ..There is a particular need to develop couple-based intervention strategies for men who have sex with men and for drug-involved couples...
  15. pmc Implications of mobility patterns and HIV risks for HIV prevention among migrant market vendors in Kazakhstan
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1075-81. 2011
    ..We examined the relationships between mobility characteristics and sexual risk behaviors among male and female migrant market vendors in Almaty, Kazakhstan...
  16. doi request reprint Couple-based HIV prevention for low-income drug users from New York City: a randomized controlled trial to reduce dual risks
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 58:198-206. 2011
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  17. pmc Relationship between drug abuse and intimate partner violence: a longitudinal study among women receiving methadone
    Nabila El-Bassel
    DSW, Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:465-70. 2005
    ..We examined whether frequent drug use increases the likelihood of subsequent sexual or physical intimate partner violence (IPV) and whether IPV increases the likelihood of subsequent frequent drug use...
  18. ncbi request reprint Deconstructing the relationship between intimate partner violence and sexual HIV risk among drug-involved men and their female partners
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University, School of Social Work, New York 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:429-39. 2004
    ..Implications for HIV prevention efforts targeting drug-involved men and their sexual partners are discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship between drug abuse and sexual performance among women on methadone. Heightening the risk of sexual intimate violence and HIV
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Addict Behav 28:1385-403. 2003
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  20. pmc The efficacy of a relationship-based HIV/STD prevention program for heterosexual couples
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:963-9. 2003
    ..This study examined the efficacy of a relationship-based HIV/sexually transmitted disease prevention program for heterosexual couples and whether it is more effective when delivered to the couple or to the woman alone...
  21. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and substance abuse among minority women receiving care from an inner-city emergency department
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York City, New York 10025, USA
    Womens Health Issues 13:16-22. 2003
    ..A woman's drug and alcohol use has been found to increase her risk of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sex trading and psychological distress among women on methadone
    N El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, New York 10025, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 15:177-84. 2001
    ..The findings emphasize the need to consider the interrelation of psychological distress, abuse, and addiction in designing public health interventions addressing methadone maintained women...
  23. ncbi request reprint HIV risks of men in methadone maintenance treatment programs who abuse their intimate partners: a forgotten issue
    N El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group SIG, Columbia University School of Social Work, 622 West 113th Street, New York, NY 10025, USA
    J Subst Abuse 13:29-43. 2001
    ..This study showed that men who perpetrated partner violence were at higher risk for HIV transmission. HIV prevention interventions need to consider the complex relationship between partner violence and HIV risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint Correlates of partner violence among female street-based sex workers: substance abuse, history of childhood abuse, and HIV risks
    N El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 15:41-51. 2001
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  25. ncbi request reprint Physical and sexual intimate partner violence among women in methadone maintenance treatment
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 18:180-3. 2004
    ..Similar results were found for women using both cocaine and heroin...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sex trading and psychological distress in a street-based sample of low-income urban men
    N El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, New York 10025, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 32:259-67. 2000
    ..The high levels of psychological distress and crack cocaine dependence among sex traders may undermine their ability to adopt safer sex behaviors and should be considered in intervention designs...
  27. ncbi request reprint Personal social networks and HIV status among women on methadone
    N El-Bassel
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025, USA
    AIDS Care 10:735-49. 1998
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  28. ncbi request reprint Fear and violence: raising the HIV stakes
    N El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 12:154-70. 2000
    ..The study provides a discussion on the implications of the findings to HIV prevention for women who are risk for both HIV and partner violence...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of the female condom among STD clinic patients
    N El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 10:465-80. 1998
    ..These and other study findings suggest that need to promote and expand the use of the female condom as a device that protects women from STD transmissions including HIV and AIDS...
  30. pmc Intervention to influence behaviors linked to risk of chronic diseases: a multisite randomized controlled trial with African-American HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:728-36. 2011
    ..The high morbidity and mortality in African Americans associated with behavior-linked chronic diseases are well documented...
  31. doi request reprint Substance use and partner violence among urban women seeking emergency care
    Louisa Gilbert
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 26:226-35. 2012
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  32. ncbi request reprint Recruitment of minority women and their main sexual partners in an HIV/STI prevention trial
    Susan S Witte
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:1137-47. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Considering HIV risk and intimate partner violence among older women of color: a descriptive analysis
    Mary Sormanti
    Center for Intervention and Prevention Research in HIV and Drug Abuse at the Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Women Health 39:45-63. 2004
    ..Results indicate that many of these women are engaged in sexual risk behaviors, and such behaviors are associated with increased likelihood of IPV for this cohort. Implications for health care professionals are discussed...
  34. pmc Intimate partner violence and HIV risks: a longitudinal study of men on methadone
    Louisa Gilbert
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 84:667-80. 2007
    ..The temporal relationships between perpetration of IPV and HIV risks found in this study underscore the need for HIV prevention interventions targeting men on methadone to consider IPV and HIV risks as co-occurring problems...
  35. ncbi request reprint An integrated relapse prevention and relationship safety intervention for women on methadone: testing short-term effects on intimate partner violence and substance use
    Louisa Gilbert
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Violence Vict 21:657-72. 2006
    ..3, p = .08). This study provides preliminary evidence that the RPRS intervention is effective in reducing IPV and drug use among women on methadone...
  36. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence and HIV sexual risk behavior among Latino gay and bisexual men
    Matthew B Feldman
    Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J LGBT Health Res 3:9-19. 2007
    ..Sexual abuse [RR = 3.22; 95% CI = 1.00, 10.37], emerged as significant even while controlling for the other two dimensions of IPV...
  37. doi request reprint Reducing sexual HIV/STI risk and harmful alcohol use among female sex workers in Mongolia: a randomized clinical trial
    Susan S Witte
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, Columbia University Social Intervention Group, New York, NY 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1785-94. 2011
    ..Findings suggest that even low impact behavioral interventions can achieve considerable reductions of HIV/STI risk and harmful alcohol use with a highly vulnerable population in a low resourced setting...
  38. ncbi request reprint Enrollment of minority women and their main sexual partners in an HIV/STI prevention trial
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York 10027, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 17:41-52. 2005
    ..These findings underscore the need to ensure sufficient representation of all risk groups in RCTs, especially those testing innovative HIV/STI preventive intervention approaches or using novel enrollment strategies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Dyadic HIV status and psychological distress among women on methadone
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Womens Health Issues 16:113-21. 2006
    ..Specifically, we examine psychological distress as a function of dyadic HIV status--that is, the combination of a participant and her partner's HIV statuses--among women attending methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTPs)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and HIV risk among urban minority women in primary health care settings
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 475 Riverside Drive 1842, New York, NY 10115, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:291-301. 2003
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  41. doi request reprint Feasibility and promise of a couple-based HIV/STI preventive intervention for methamphetamine-using, black men who have sex with men
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1745-54. 2011
    ..These findings indicate that couple-based HIV/STI intervention is feasible and promising for at-risk black MSM couples...
  42. ncbi request reprint Promoting female condom use to heterosexual couples: findings from a randomized clinical trial
    Susan S Witte
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 38:148-54. 2006
    ..The female condom remains the only female-initiated method for preventing pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. Innovative methods for promoting its use, and for involving male partners in its use, are needed...
  43. doi request reprint Couple-based HIV prevention for injecting drug users in Kazakhstan: a pilot intervention study
    Louisa Gilbert
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Prev Interv Community 38:162-76. 2010
    ..This pilot trial demonstrates the feasibility and preliminary effects of the CHSR in reducing drug-related and sexual HIV risks...
  44. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic disparities in supplemental service utilization among male methadone patients
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 475 Riverside Drive 1842, New York, NY 10115, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 26:197-202. 2004
    ..There is a need to improve access to supplemental services for minority and disadvantaged MMTP patients, and MMTPs may represent an important venue to address health disparities in general...
  45. ncbi request reprint Predictors of discordant reports of sexual and HIV/sexually transmitted infection risk behaviors among heterosexual couples
    Susan S Witte
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:302-8. 2007
    ..Increases in heterosexual transmission of HIV worldwide support more attention on the quality and use of couple-level sexual risk assessment...
  46. pmc National Institute of Mental Health Multisite Eban HIV/STD Prevention Intervention for African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples: a cluster randomized trial
    Nabila El-Bassel
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1594-601. 2010
    ..Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has disproportionately affected African Americans. Couple-level interventions may be a promising intervention strategy...
  47. doi request reprint Lack of awareness of partner STD risk among heterosexual couples
    Susan S Witte
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 42:49-55. 2010
    ..Individuals' accurate assessment of their exposure to the risk of HIV and other STDs requires awareness of their sexual partners' risk behaviors and disease status...
  48. pmc Effects of receiving additional off-site services on abstinence from illicit drug use among men on methadone: a longitudinal study
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, USA
    Eval Program Plann 33:403-9. 2010
    ..These findings indicate that receipt of additional medical and/or psychosocial services enhances the efficacy of methadone treatment in increasing abstinence from illicit drug use...
  49. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sharing drugs among injection drug users in the South Bronx: implications for HIV transmission
    Daniel Fernando
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 35:227-36. 2003
    ..Prevention strategists and outreach organizations should be aware of the HIV risks inherent in the widespread practice of drug sharing...
  50. pmc Increased HIV risk associated with criminal justice involvement among men on methadone
    Matthew Epperson
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:51-7. 2008
    ..Findings underscore the need for targeted HIV prevention efforts for men on methadone with a recent history of arrest or incarceration...
  51. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk factors for HIV and violence among Puerto Rican women in New York City
    Claudia L Moreno
    Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University, New York, NY 10024, USA
    Health Soc Work 36:87-97. 2011
    ..HIV prevention intervention strategies for Puerto Rican women must address differences in heterosexual risk according to language and place of birth...
  52. doi request reprint Traditional male ideology and service system involvement among drug-involved men who perpetrate intimate partner violence: a longitudinal study
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York 10027, USA
    J Interpers Violence 26:1646-63. 2011
    ..These findings suggest targeted assessment and engagement strategies may be required to involve a greater number of drug-involved men who perpetrate IPV with a wider spectrum of health and social services...
  53. ncbi request reprint Scaling up HIV prevention efforts targeting people who inject drugs in Central Asia: a review of key challenges and ways forward
    Azizbek A Boltaev
    ICAP, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:S41-7. 2013
    ..In Central Asia, between 33% and 72% of cumulative HIV infections has been attributed to unsafe injection practices among people who inject drugs (PWID)...
  54. pmc Redressing the epidemics of opioid overdose and HIV among people who inject drugs in Central Asia: the need for a syndemic approach
    Louisa Gilbert
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:S56-60. 2013
    ..This paper aims to provide a regional overview of the hidden epidemic of overdose and how it is linked to HIV among PWID in Central Asia, using a syndemic framework that is guided by risk environment research...
  55. pmc Access to HIV counseling and testing among people who inject drugs in Central Asia: strategies for improving access and linkages to treatment and care
    Assel Terlikbayeva
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, Kazakhstan Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 132:S61-4. 2013
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  56. pmc Effectiveness of HIV/STD sexual risk reduction groups for women in substance abuse treatment programs: results of NIDA Clinical Trials Network Trial
    Susan Tross
    Department of Psychiatry, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:581-9. 2008
    ..Because drug-involved women are among the fastest growing groups with AIDS, sexual risk reduction intervention for them is a public health imperative...
  57. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and HIV sexual risk behavior among Latino gay and bisexual men: the role of situational factors
    Matthew B Feldman
    Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc, New York, NY, USA
    J LGBT Health Res 3:75-87. 2007
    ..Results suggest HIV prevention and research should investigate immediate circumstances of the sexual encounter that may make engaging in HIV sexual risk behavior more likely...
  58. pmc Masivukeni: development of a multimedia based antiretroviral therapy adherence intervention for counselors and patients in South Africa
    Robert H Remien
    HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive 15, New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1979-91. 2013
    ..In this paper, we describe the foundations of this new intervention, the process of its development, and the evidence of its high acceptability and feasibility...
  59. pmc Predictors of drug use in prison among incarcerated Black men
    Tawandra L Rowell
    HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 38:593-7. 2012
    ..Drug dependence is common among prison populations, and US prisons are high-risk environments for drug use. Prison drug use exacerbates health problems disproportionately prevalent among Black men and prisoners...
  60. pmc Prior incarceration and barriers to receipt of services among entrants to alternative to incarceration programs: a gender-based disparity
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, USA
    J Urban Health 89:384-95. 2012
    ..ATI programs can improve the public health of urban communities if such programs are prepared and resourced to facilitate the receipt of services among program participants, especially men who have more extensive incarceration histories...
  61. ncbi request reprint Couple-focused support to improve HIV medication adherence: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert H Remien
    HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    AIDS 19:807-14. 2005
    ..To assess the efficacy of a couple-based intervention to improve medication-taking behavior in a clinic population with demonstrated adherence problems...
  62. ncbi request reprint Moving from theory to research to practice. Implementing an effective dyadic intervention to improve antiretroviral adherence for clinic patients
    Robert H Remien
    HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:S69-78. 2006
    ..Finally, we discuss some of the challenges of translating findings from the randomized clinical trial of this intervention into clinical practice and offer recommendations for integration of lessons learned into ongoing clinical care...
  63. ncbi request reprint Multilevel stigma as a barrier to HIV testing in Central Asia: a context quantified
    Alex Smolak
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10027, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:2742-55. 2013
    ..These findings have important interventions implications to improve uptake of HIV testing and receipt of HIV test results...
  64. ncbi request reprint Drug use as a driver of HIV risks: re-emerging and emerging issues
    Nabila El-Bassel
    aGlobal Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York bDepartment of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California cJoint Doctoral Program in Public Health Global Health, San Diego State University University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Curr Opin HIV AIDS 9:150-5. 2014
    ..We reviewed the studies published in 2012-2013 that focused on re-emerging and emerging injection and noninjection drug use trends driving HIV risk behaviors and transmission in some parts of the world...
  65. doi request reprint Rates and correlates of HIV and STI infection among homeless women
    Carol L M Caton
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:856-64. 2013
    ..Findings underscore the importance of offering HIV/STI testing, counseling, and HIV risk prevention interventions to homeless women and suggest that interventions should be tailored to the needs of specific subgroups of homeless women...
  66. ncbi request reprint Safe havens and rough waters: Networks, place, and the navigation of risk among injection drug-using Malaysian fishermen
    Brooke S West
    Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA Electronic address
    Int J Drug Policy 25:575-82. 2014
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  67. doi request reprint Major ingredients of fidelity: a review and scientific guide to improving quality of intervention research implementation
    Robin Edward Gearing
    Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:79-88. 2011
    ..This review and guide can be used by practitioners and researchers in their scientific process of designing and implementing community-based psychological, social, and behavioral intervention research...
  68. pmc State of the science of adherence in pre-exposure prophylaxis and microbicide trials
    Felix M Muchomba
    Global Health Research Center of Central Asia, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 61:490-8. 2012
    ..Most trials failed to systematically identify barriers and monitor and promote adherence, although adherence moderated outcomes. Recommendations for attending to adherence in future trials are provided...
  69. pmc Adaptation of a Couple-Based HIV Intervention for Methamphetamine-Involved African American Men who have Sex with Men
    Elwin Wu
    Social Intervention Group, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY, USA
    Open AIDS J 4:123-31. 2010
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  70. ncbi request reprint Social support among Afro-Trinidadian women experiencing intimate partner violence
    Linda F Hadeed
    University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
    Violence Against Women 12:740-60. 2006
    ..Although some women felt they had family and friends to turn to, many were dissatisfied with the support. Women also expressed dissatisfaction with legal and social services...
  71. doi request reprint An examination of the perceived social support levels of women in methadone maintenance treatment programs who experience various forms of intimate partner violence
    Subadra Panchanadeswaran
    Adelphi University School of Social Work, Garden City, NY 11530, USA
    Womens Health Issues 18:35-43. 2008
    ..Intimate partner violence (IPV) has emerged as a serious problem among women in drug treatment programs. Research has underscored the importance of social support for abused women as well as women who use substances...
  72. ncbi request reprint Heterosexual women of color and HIV risk: sexual risk factors for HIV among Latina and African American women
    Claudia L Moreno
    The State University of New Jersey, 536 George St, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, USA
    Women Health 45:1-15. 2007
    ..Intervention strategies for HIV prevention must address ethnic/racial differences in sexual risk factors for HIV among Latina and African American women...
  73. ncbi request reprint Typologies of abuse among Afro-Trinidadian women
    Linda F Hadeed
    University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad
    J Interpers Violence 22:479-97. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that women experience multiple types of abuse including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and controlling behaviors. This article discusses the implications of the findings for interventions with abused women...
  74. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and monogamy among women in methadone treatment
    Kimberly D Hearn
    Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York, NY 10032, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:177-86. 2005
    ..In addition, men's suspicions about violations of monogamy on the part of the women often resulted in extreme violence...
  75. ncbi request reprint Perceived positive aspects of intimate relationships among abused women in methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTP)
    Miriam Schiff
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Israel
    J Interpers Violence 21:121-38. 2006
    ..Women intending to continue the relationship (more than two thirds of the participants) reported less physical or sexual IPV and experienced less psychological distress. Policy and practice implications are discussed...

Research Grants31

  1. HIV RISK AND PARTNER VIOLENCE--MEN ON METHADONE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Data from the proposed study will help inform assessment, treatment and referral protocols to reduce partner violence and HIV-risk behaviors among men and women in MMTPs. ..
  2. HIV/STD Risk Reduction For African American Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings will contribute significantly to the field of HIV/STI risk reduction by developing and testing an intervention with African American couples that can be offered to HIV clinics and CBOs. ..
  3. HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dr. E1-Bassel, the Social Intervention Group Behavioral Studies at the NY State Psychiatric the study: Dr. Steinglass from the Ackerman Angeles, Dr. Sharp from St. Luke's Hospital tt the University of Buffalo. ..
  4. HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Dr. E1-Bassel, the Social Intervention Group Behavioral Studies at the NY State Psychiatric the study: Dr. Steinglass from the Ackerman Angeles, Dr. Sharp from St. Luke's Hospital tt the University of Buffalo. ..
  5. HIV/STI Risks Among Migrant Market Workers in Kazakhstan
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The findings from this study will inform future prevention efforts to stem heterosexual transmission of HIV and STIs in Central Asia among male migrant workers. ..
  6. Couples-Based HIV/STI Prevention for Injecting Drug Users in Kazakhstan
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..There is a race to develop and implement effective HIV preventive interventions for IDUs and their sexual partners to stem the spread of HIV, HCV and other STIs in Shu and other Central Asian towns along drug trafficking routes. ..
  7. Multimedia HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Female Offenders
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  8. Couples-Based HIV/STI Prevention for Injecting Drug Users in Kazakhstan
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..There is a race to develop and implement effective HIV preventive interventions for IDUs and their sexual partners to stem the spread of HIV, HCV and other STIs in Shu and other Central Asian towns along drug trafficking routes. ..
  9. Multimedia HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Female Offenders
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  10. HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Minority New Investigators
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..All these Centers have been collaborating on HIV, trauma/PTSD, and/or health disparities research and have designed mechanisms of collaborations that would serve vehicles of training of the REM new investigators. ..
  11. HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Long shore from the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Sharp from St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and Dr. Fals-Stewart from the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo. ..
  12. HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction for African American Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings will contribute significantly to an understanding of HIV/STD risk reduction among African American serodiscordant couples, a population at high risk of transmission. ..
  13. PARTNER ABUSE AND HIV IN WOMEN RECEIVING EMERGENCY CARE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ....
  14. HIV RISK AND PARTNER VIOLENCE--MEN ON METHADONE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Data from the proposed study will help inform assessment, treatment and referral protocols to reduce partner violence and HIV-risk behaviors among men and women in MMTPs. ..
  15. HIV RISK AND PARTNER VIOLENCE--MEN ON METHADONE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Data from the proposed study will help inform assessment, treatment and referral protocols to reduce partner violence and HIV-risk behaviors among men and women in MMTPs. ..
  16. PARTNER ABUSE AND HIV IN WOMEN RECEIVING EMERGENCY CARE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  17. HIV/STD Risk Reduction For African American Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The findings will contribute significantly to the field of HIV/STI risk reduction by developing and testing an intervention with African American couples that can be offered to HIV clinics and CBOs. ..
  18. HIV RISK AND PARTNER VIOLENCE--MEN ON METHADONE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Data from the proposed study will help inform assessment, treatment and referral protocols to reduce partner violence and HIV-risk behaviors among men and women in MMTPs. ..
  19. PARTNER ABUSE AND HIV IN WOMEN RECEIVING EMERGENCY CARE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  20. PARTNER ABUSE AND HIV IN WOMEN RECEIVING EMERGENCY CARE
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  21. HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Long shore from the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Sharp from St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and Dr. Fals-Stewart from the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo. ..
  22. Preventing HIV and other STDs among drug-involved women
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The SWRD Program will be directed by Dr. Nabila El-Bassel and co-directed by Drs. Steven Schinke and Mary McKay, all CUSSW faculty with strong programs of federally funded research related to substance abuse and HIV. ..
  23. HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Long shore from the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Sharp from St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and Dr. Fals-Stewart from the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo. ..
  24. HIV/STD Risk Reduction For African American Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The findings will contribute significantly to the field of HIV/STI risk reduction by developing and testing an intervention with African American couples that can be offered to HIV clinics and CBOs. ..
  25. HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Couples
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Long shore from the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Sharp from St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and Dr. Fals-Stewart from the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo. ..
  26. HIV/STI Risks Among Migrant Market Workers in Kazakhstan
    Nabila El Bassel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings from this study will inform future prevention efforts to stem heterosexual transmission of HIV and STIs in Central Asia among male migrant workers. ..