ROBERT B STEPHENSON

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint District-level religious composition and adoption of sterilization in India
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:100-6. 2006
  2. doi request reprint The demographic profile of sero-discordant couples enrolled in clinical research in Rwanda and Zambia
    R Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, US
    AIDS Care 20:395-405. 2008
  3. pmc Dyadic Characteristics and Intimate Partner Violence among Men Who Have Sex with Men
    Rob Stephenson
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 12:324-32. 2011
  4. pmc Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence among Men Who Have Sex with Men in an Online Survey
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 11:242-6. 2010
  5. pmc The role of place in shaping contraceptive use among women in Africa
    K Miriam Elfstrom
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40670. 2012
  6. pmc Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Risk-taking among Men Who Have Sex with Men in South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 12:343-7. 2011
  7. pmc Community influences on married men's uptake of HIV testing in eight African countries
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, 7025, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:2352-66. 2013
  8. pmc Community environments shaping transactional sex among sexually active men in Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emroy University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Care 25:784-92. 2013
  9. pmc Attitudes toward couples-based HIV counseling and testing among MSM in Cape Town, South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, 7025, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:S43-50. 2013
  10. pmc Physical domestic violence and subsequent contraceptive adoption among women in rural India
    Rob Stephenson
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Interpers Violence 28:1020-39. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint District-level religious composition and adoption of sterilization in India
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:100-6. 2006
    ....
  2. doi request reprint The demographic profile of sero-discordant couples enrolled in clinical research in Rwanda and Zambia
    R Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, US
    AIDS Care 20:395-405. 2008
    ..The profiles of sero-discordant couples highlight several potential intervention points, and call for attention to be focused towards prevention efforts aimed at young women and their male partners...
  3. pmc Dyadic Characteristics and Intimate Partner Violence among Men Who Have Sex with Men
    Rob Stephenson
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 12:324-32. 2011
    ..This paper examined associations between dyadic characteristics, including relationship satisfaction, communal coping and efficacy, and perpetrating and experiencing IPV among a sample of United States men who have sex with men (MSM)...
  4. pmc Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence among Men Who Have Sex with Men in an Online Survey
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 11:242-6. 2010
    ..This paper examines the use of an online survey, marketed through a popular social networking site, to collect data on the experience and perpetration of IPV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States...
  5. pmc The role of place in shaping contraceptive use among women in Africa
    K Miriam Elfstrom
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40670. 2012
    ..The analysis builds on previous studies through an examination of the individual, household and community level factors that shape contraceptive use...
  6. pmc Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Risk-taking among Men Who Have Sex with Men in South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA
    West J Emerg Med 12:343-7. 2011
    ..This paper examines reporting of IPV among a sample of predominantly white, gay internet-recruited MSM in South Africa and examines associations between IPV and sexual risk-taking...
  7. pmc Community influences on married men's uptake of HIV testing in eight African countries
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, 7025, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:2352-66. 2013
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  8. pmc Community environments shaping transactional sex among sexually active men in Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emroy University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Care 25:784-92. 2013
    ..Programs that understand, discuss, and challenge community factors that influence men's sexual behavior may be able to provide a more effective intervention resulting in opportunities for communities to initiate behavioral change...
  9. pmc Attitudes toward couples-based HIV counseling and testing among MSM in Cape Town, South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, 7025, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:S43-50. 2013
    ..These results suggest CVCT would be highly welcomed and could work to fill the significant lack of services available and accessible to MSM couples in Cape Town...
  10. pmc Physical domestic violence and subsequent contraceptive adoption among women in rural India
    Rob Stephenson
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Interpers Violence 28:1020-39. 2013
    ..The results point to the need to include domestic violence screening and referral services into family planning services...
  11. ncbi request reprint Constructs of power and equity and their association with contraceptive use among men and women in rural Ethiopia and Kenya
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Glob Public Health 7:618-34. 2012
    ..However, further work with larger sample sizes is needed to confirm these findings, and to examine the extent to which these scales can be applied to other social and cultural contexts...
  12. pmc High levels of acceptability of couples-based HIV testing among MSM in South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Care 24:529-35. 2012
    ..Future studies should survey a more heterogeneous population of MSM, explore the complex nature of same-sex male relationships, and why respondents would or would not use these HIV testing services...
  13. pmc Promotion of couples' voluntary counselling and testing for HIV through influential networks in two African capital cities
    Susan Allen
    The Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, 1520 Clifton Road, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    BMC Public Health 7:349. 2007
    ..Couples' Voluntary Counselling and Testing (CVCT) is an effective prevention strategy for this group. We present our experience with a community-based program for the promotion of CVCT in Kigali, Rwanda and Lusaka, Zambia...
  14. pmc A randomized controlled trial to promote long-term contraceptive use among HIV-serodiscordant and concordant positive couples in Zambia
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:567-74. 2011
    ....
  15. pmc Attitudes towards couples-based HIV testing among MSM in three US cities
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, 722, Emory, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:S80-7. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that there may be a demand for CVCT among MSM in the United States, but some modifications to the existing African CVCT protocol may be needed...
  16. pmc The influence of informed consent content on study participants' contraceptive knowledge and concerns
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, School of Medicine, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 41:217-24. 2010
    ....
  17. pmc Community-level gender equity and extramarital sexual risk-taking among married men in eight African countries
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health 36:178-88. 2010
    ..However, the ways in which aspects of community environments-particularly those related to gender equity-shape men's extramarital sexual risk-taking are not well understood...
  18. pmc Contextual influences on the use of health facilities for childbirth in Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:84-93. 2006
    ..Previous studies of maternal health-seeking behavior focused on individual- and household-level factors. We examined community-level influences on the decision to deliver a child in a health facility across 6 African countries...
  19. pmc Community factors shaping HIV-related stigma among young people in three African countries
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Care 21:403-10. 2009
    ..Behavioral change interventions must address HIV-related stigma in order to encourage behavior change, and must take into account the social, economic and cultural environments in which young people exist...
  20. pmc A community perspective on young people's knowledge of HIV/AIDS in three African countries
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    AIDS Care 21:378-83. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India
    Rob Stephenson
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 37:75-86. 2006
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence and symptoms of gynecologic morbidity among women in North India
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 32:201-8. 2006
    ....
  23. pmc Contextual influences on modern contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1233-40. 2007
    ..We examined the role of community-level factors in explaining geographic variations in modern contraceptive use in 6 African countries...
  24. ncbi request reprint The influence of motivational messages on future planning behaviors among HIV concordant positive and discordant couples in Lusaka, Zambia
    R Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Care 20:150-60. 2008
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Contextual influences on contraceptive use in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, 722, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Health Place 14:841-52. 2008
    ..The residual variation in contraceptive use highlights the deficits that exist in current datasets for capturing community influences on contraceptive behavior...
  26. doi request reprint The impact of project closure on HIV incidence and mortality in a cohort of couples in Lusaka, Zambia
    R Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, US
    AIDS Care 20:683-91. 2008
    ..Research projects should make transition plans and budget for mechanisms to reduce the negative impact on participants of project closures...
  27. doi request reprint Community and health facility influences on contraceptive method choice in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 34:62-70. 2008
    ..Although a growing number of studies have examined how community factors influence contraceptive use, few have explored how such factors affect method choice...
  28. pmc Community influences on young people's sexual behavior in 3 African countries
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:102-9. 2009
    ..I examined the role of community-level factors in the reporting of risky sexual behaviors among young people aged 15 to 24 years in 3 African countries with varying HIV prevalence rates...
  29. pmc Domestic violence, contraceptive use, and unwanted pregnancy in rural India
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 39:177-86. 2008
    ..The need to improve the measurement of pregnancy intendedness is clear, and a move toward using prospective measures as the standard is necessary...
  30. doi request reprint Domestic violence and contraceptive use in a rural Indian village
    Lyndsey Wilson-Williams
    Emory University, GA, USA
    Violence Against Women 14:1181-98. 2008
    ..Although women's ability to make autonomous decisions is shown to be limited, the study explores covert strategies used to avoid pregnancy, which also tend to increase women's risk of experiencing domestic violence...
  31. pmc Knowledge, use, and concerns about contraceptive methods among sero-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia
    Kristina Grabbe
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1449-56. 2009
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The relationship between alcohol consumption and unprotected sex among known HIV-discordant couples in Rwanda and Zambia
    Matthew E Coldiron
    Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:594-603. 2008
    ..Counseling about alcohol use should be part of HIV testing and counseling programs, particularly among those found to be HIV-positive...
  33. doi request reprint Development and validation of HIV-related dyadic measures for men who have sex with men
    Laura F Salazar
    Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 3995, USA
    J Sex Res 50:164-77. 2013
    ..The results indicate that these dyadic scales are psychometrically sound and can be used in future HIV prevention research and practice with men who have sex with men couples...
  34. doi request reprint New heterosexually transmitted HIV infections in married or cohabiting couples in urban Zambia and Rwanda: an analysis of survey and clinical data
    Kristin L Dunkle
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education and Emory Center for AIDS Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Lancet 371:2183-91. 2008
    ..We aimed to estimate the proportion of heterosexual transmission of HIV which occurs within married or cohabiting couples in urban Zambia and Rwanda each year...
  35. doi request reprint Diabetes prevalence by length of residence among US immigrants
    Reena Oza-Frank
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:1-8. 2011
    ..Diabetes prevalence reaches a plateau at 10+ years of residence and diabetes prevention efforts should, therefore, start soon after migration...
  36. pmc Maternal behavior and experience, care access, and agency as determinants of child diarrhea in Bolivia
    Bethany Caruso
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Center for Global Safe Water, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 28:429-39. 2010
    ..Because a child's world is predominantly controlled by and experienced through his or her mother, this investigation aims to understand what maternal dimensions may determine child diarrhea...
  37. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy, hormonal contraceptive use, and HIV-related death in Rwanda
    Susan Allen
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1017-27. 2007
    ..Few studies have examined the influence of pregnancy and hormonal contraception on HIV-related deaths in African women. Rwanda is a country with high fertility, high HIV prevalence, and frequent use of hormonal contraception in urban areas...
  38. ncbi request reprint Child maltreatment among school children in the Kurdistan Province, Iran
    Payam Sheikhattari
    Hubert Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE 722, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 30:231-45. 2006
    ..A greater understanding of the factors associated with child maltreatment has the potential to inform public health interventions aimed at reducing specific forms of maltreatment and at identifying at risk populations...

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