C E Sterk

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Women and AIDS: a brief update
    C E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 9:16-8. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Getting into ecstasy: comparing moderate and heavy young adult users
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 39:103-13. 2007
  3. pmc Individual action and community context: the Health Intervention Project
    Claire E Sterk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:S177-81. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of emotional distress on HIV risk reduction among women
    Claire E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:157-73. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint African American female drug users and HIV risk reduction challenges with criminal involvement
    Claire E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:89-107. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Perceived condom use self-efficacy among at-risk women
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:175-82. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint HIV risk reduction among African-American women who inject drugs: a randomized controlled trial
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:73-86. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Who's getting the message? Intervention response rates among women who inject drugs and/or smoke crack cocaine
    Claire E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Med 37:119-28. 2003
  9. pmc The Health Intervention Project: HIV risk reduction among African American women drug users
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:S88-95. 2002
  10. pmc Health care utilization among drug-using and non-drug-using women
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Urban Health 79:586-99. 2002

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Women and AIDS: a brief update
    C E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 9:16-8. 1998
    ..To reduce heterosexual transmission of HIV, it will be necessary to provide women with female-controlled prevention methods and to develop programs that consider the sociocultural context in which heterosexual transmission occurs...
  2. ncbi request reprint Getting into ecstasy: comparing moderate and heavy young adult users
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 39:103-13. 2007
    ..A better understanding of initial and current Ecstasy use patterns, including polydrug use, is essential for effective prevention and intervention efforts...
  3. pmc Individual action and community context: the Health Intervention Project
    Claire E Sterk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:S177-81. 2007
    ..Social capital provides social relationships and potential resources that may hinder or trigger risk or protective health behaviors, especially for individuals with limited economic means...
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of emotional distress on HIV risk reduction among women
    Claire E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:157-73. 2006
    ..Findings suggest the need for effective interventions and mental health resources among subgroups of high-risk women who may be most resistant to behavioral change...
  5. ncbi request reprint African American female drug users and HIV risk reduction challenges with criminal involvement
    Claire E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:89-107. 2005
    ..The unique needs of women such as those in this sample must be taken into account when designing intervention and prevention programs, both within and outside the criminal justice system...
  6. ncbi request reprint Perceived condom use self-efficacy among at-risk women
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:175-82. 2003
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  7. ncbi request reprint HIV risk reduction among African-American women who inject drugs: a randomized controlled trial
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:73-86. 2003
    ..Results indicate the value of including additional components in interventions designed to reduce the risk of infection with HIV among women who inject drugs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Who's getting the message? Intervention response rates among women who inject drugs and/or smoke crack cocaine
    Claire E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Med 37:119-28. 2003
    ..Injection drug users (IDUs) who also smoke crack may be at greatest risk for infection with HIV as well as other blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections and in most need of positive behavioral changes...
  9. pmc The Health Intervention Project: HIV risk reduction among African American women drug users
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:S88-95. 2002
    ..This article describes the Health Intervention Project, an intervention for African American women in Atlanta, Georgia, who are crack cocaine users...
  10. pmc Health care utilization among drug-using and non-drug-using women
    Claire E Sterk
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Urban Health 79:586-99. 2002
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  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological indicators and ethnographic realities of female cocaine use
    C E Sterk
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 34:2057-72. 1999
    ..The findings indicate that epidemiological indicators may misrepresent the gender distribution among drug users...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a risk reduction intervention among African American women who use crack cocaine
    Claire E Sterk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 15:15-32. 2003
    ..Findings suggest that combined components of our culturally appropriate, gender-tailored intervention may be most effective at enhancing preventive behavior among similar populations...
  13. doi request reprint Depression and HIV risk behavior practices among at risk women
    Hugh Klein
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Women Health 48:167-88. 2008
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  14. pmc Young adult Ecstasy users and multiple sexual partners: understanding the factors underlying this HIV risk practice
    Claire E Sterk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 40:237-44. 2008
    ..The HIV prevention- and intervention-related implications of these findings are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Childhood neglect and adulthood involvement in HIV-related risk behaviors
    Hugh Klein
    Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 31:39-53. 2007
    ..This study examines the role that childhood neglect has on adult women's involvement in HIV-related risky behaviors...
  16. pmc Factors associated with positive HIV serostatus among women who use drugs: continued evidence for expanding factors of influence
    Katherine P Theall
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 118:415-24. 2003
    ..To identify risk factors associated with positive HIV serostatus among African American women who smoke crack and/or inject drugs and who are not enrolled in drug treatment or another institutional setting...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of condom-related attitudes among at-risk women
    Claire E Sterk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 13:676-88. 2004
    ..Little has been written about the factors that influence women's attitudes toward condom use, and this has implications for HIV intervention efforts...
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-esteem and "at risk" women:determinants and relevance to sexual and HIV-related risk behaviors
    Claire E Sterk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, 1st Floor, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Women Health 40:75-92. 2004
    ..The findings indicate that self-esteem is highly relevant to "at risk" women's HIV risk behavior practices, and this has important implications for HIV intervention programs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Partner communication and HIV risk behaviors among "at risk" women
    Hugh Klein
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 49:363-74. 2004
    ..main research questions: First, what is the relationship between partner communication and involvement in HIV risk behaviors? Second, which factors predict women's level of partner communication about key issues salient in their lives?..
  20. ncbi request reprint Safe living: the impact of unstable housing conditions on HIV risk reduction among female drug users
    Kirk W Elifson
    Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:45-55. 2007
    ..The findings suggest that unstable housing conditions form a structural barrier to HIV risk reduction irrespective of the message. Future interventions should consider such conditions and the larger social context of the women's lives...
  21. ncbi request reprint Past and new victimization among African American female drug users who participated in an HIV risk-reduction intervention
    Katherine P Theall
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Sex Res 41:400-7. 2004
    ..Results indicate the need to incorporate strategies to reduce victimization in HIV/AIDS and other health-related prevention and intervention programs...
  22. pmc Ecstasy and gateway drugs: initiating the use of ecstasy and other drugs
    Lesley W Reid
    Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 5020, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:74-80. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sexual risk-taking among new drug users
    Kirk W Elifson
    Georgia State University, Department of Sociology, University Plaza, General Classroom Building, Room 1041, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Sex Res 43:318-27. 2006
    ..We discuss the need to incorporate new drug users in HIV/AIDS and other health-related prevention and intervention programs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Late-onset crack users: an emergent HIV risk group
    Wendell A Johnson
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 33:S229-32. 2003
    ..The findings suggest a typology of late-onset users with differing forms of HIV risk and prevention needs. The authors end the article with recommendations for effective HIV risk reduction programs for late-onset crack users...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sex, touch, and HIV risk among ecstasy users
    Katherine P Theall
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:169-78. 2006
    ..Results suggest that the setting of ecstasy use also may influence involvement in risk behaviors. Future longitudinal studies are needed on the relationship between ecstasy use, touch, sexual arousal and ability, and risk behavior...
  26. ncbi request reprint "At risk" women who think that they have no chance of getting HIV: self-assessed perceived risks
    Hugh Klein
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and the Kensington Research Institute, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Women Health 38:47-63. 2003
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  27. doi request reprint The cultural and community-level acceptance of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among traditional healers in Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Justin M Shuster
    The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center, Decatur, GA 30030, USA
    J Community Health 34:16-22. 2009
    ..Through an incorporation of these factors into future HIV/AIDS treatment programs, South Africa and other sub-Saharan countries may dramatically strengthen their ability to provide ART in resource-poor settings...
  28. ncbi request reprint Screening for vestibular disorders: a study of clinicians' compliance with recommended practices
    Sharon H Polensek
    Rehabilitation Research and Development, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Med Sci Monit 14:CR238-242. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine clinical assessments used by providers in evaluating dizzy patients in outpatient clinics and the emergency department...
  29. pmc Understanding recreational ecstasy use in the United States: a qualitative inquiry
    Masuma Bahora
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, 1518 Clifton Road N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 20:62-9. 2009
    ..In this paper, we explore the perceptions of ecstasy users about its recreational use as well as regarding the normalisation of use...
  30. pmc The limits of social capital: Durkheim, suicide, and social cohesion
    Howard I Kushner
    Rollins School of Public Health, 5th Floor, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1139-43. 2005
    ..A reexamination of Durkheim's data on female suicide and suicide in the military suggests that we should be skeptical about recent studies connecting improved population health to social capital...
  31. pmc Reconceptualizing early and late onset: a life course analysis of older heroin users
    Miriam Williams Boeri
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Gerontologist 48:637-45. 2008
    ..In this article, we apply a life course perspective to gain a further understanding of older adult drug use, specifically contrasting early- and late-onset heroin users...
  32. ncbi request reprint Predictors of suicidal ideation among "at risk" cocaine-using African American women
    Hugh Klein
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:336-48. 2006
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  33. ncbi request reprint Hug drug or thug drug? Ecstasy use and aggressive behavior
    Lesley Williams Reid
    Department of Sociology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Violence Vict 22:104-19. 2007
    ..Those who exhibit low self-control are more affected by ecstasy use than those who do not in terms of aggression. Our findings add an important dimension to our current knowledge about the relationship between aggression and ecstasy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Pharmacy student knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about selling syringes to injection drug users
    Wendy J Blumenthal
    Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 42:S34-9. 2002
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  35. ncbi request reprint Looking beyond stereotypes: exploring variations among crack smokers
    Danielle German
    Health Intervention Project, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 34:383-92. 2002
    ..Increased insight into the heterogeneity among crack users is relevant when designing comprehensive prevention and intervention programs...
  36. pmc Young adult Ecstasy users who forego necessary medical care: a fairly common occurrence with important health implications
    Kirk W Elifson
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 42:63-71. 2010
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  37. ncbi request reprint Craving and control: methamphetamine users' narratives
    Alexandra M Bruehl
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, 1557 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs . 2006
    ..This study complements the largely quantitative work on craving and highlights the importance of improving drug abuse treatment and harm reduction programs...
  38. ncbi request reprint Drug problems and "at risk" women's involvement in HIV risk behaviors
    Kirk W Elifson
    Department of Sociology, Georgia State University
    Soz Praventivmed 49:198-207. 2004
    ..on two research questions: is there a relationship between women's number of drug problems and the extent to which they engage in HIV risk behaviors? What factors influence the extent to which women experience drug-related problems?..
  39. ncbi request reprint Criminality among female drug users following an HIV risk-reduction intervention
    Katherine P Theall
    Emory University and Louisiana State University, USA
    J Interpers Violence 22:85-107. 2007
    ..The findings suggest the importance of considering individual characteristics that may influence the women's criminal behavior as well as the impact of their routine activities...
  40. ncbi request reprint Individual and structural influences shaping pharmacists' decisions to sell syringes to injection drug users in Atlanta, Georgia
    Jennifer Taussig
    Georgia Department of Corrections, Atlanta 30334, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 42:S40-5. 2002
    ..To better understand the individual (e.g., attitudes and beliefs) and structural (e.g., laws and regulations) factors that influence and shape pharmacists' decisions about selling syringes to injection drug users (IDUs)...