Elwin Wu

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. 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
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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. ..
  16. 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
    ....
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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
    ....
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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
    ....
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Evaluation of a system designed to link people living with HIV/AIDS with mental health services at an AIDS-service organization
    Matthew B Feldman
    Gay Men s Health Crisis, New York, NY, USA
    Eval Program Plann 35:133-8. 2012
    ..Strategies that reduce the period of time between the initial referral and initiation of services may facilitate linkage with mental health treatment, particularly in the context of larger multi-service organizations...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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)...
  40. pmc Attendance and substance use outcomes for the Seeking Safety program: sometimes less is more
    Denise A Hien
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate Center, City College of the City University of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10030, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 80:29-42. 2012
    ....
  41. 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...

Research Grants7

  1. Service Use by Men on Methadone Commiting Partner Abuse
    Elwin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This study will provide pilot findings for the development of an R01 study testing the efficacy of an intervention designed to increase service utilization among men attending MMTPs who perpetrate IPV. ..
  2. NIDA SWRD Programs' Promising New Investigators Meeting
    Elwin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  3. Service Use, ATI Program Outcomes, and Pro-Social Change
    Elwin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed study will be conducted by Dr. Elwin Wu and Dr. Nabila EI-Bassel of the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work.
  4. Service Use, ATI Program Outcomes, and Pro-Social Change
    Elwin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed study will be conducted by Dr. Elwin Wu and Dr. Nabila EI-Bassel of the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work.
  5. Novel HIV Prevention for African American, Methamphetamine-Involved Male Couples
    Elwin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed study will be conducted by Drs Elwin Wu and Drs Nabila EI-Bassel of the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work, and ..
  6. Service Use, ATI Program Outcomes, and Pro-Social Change
    Elwin Wu; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study will be conducted by Dr. Elwin Wu and Dr. Nabila EI-Bassel of the Social Intervention Group at the Columbia University School of Social Work...