Michele R Decker

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Indian men's use of commercial sex workers: prevalence, condom use, and related gender attitudes
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:240-6. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Male partner pregnancy-promoting behaviors and adolescent partner violence: findings from a qualitative study with adolescent females
    Elizabeth Miller
    Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:360-6. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted disease symptoms in a national sample of married Bangladeshi women
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 100:18-23. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Dating violence and sexually transmitted disease/HIV testing and diagnosis among adolescent females
    Michele R Decker
    Health and Division of Public Health Practice, Department of Society, Human Development, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e272-6. 2005
  5. pmc Intimate partner violence perpetration, standard and gendered STI/HIV risk behaviour, and STI/HIV diagnosis among a clinic-based sample of men
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 85:555-60. 2009
  6. pmc Intimate partner violence functions as both a risk marker and risk factor for women's HIV infection: findings from Indian husband-wife dyads
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:593-600. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Sex purchasing and associations with HIV/STI among a clinic-based sample of US men
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:355-9. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Social and environmental contexts of adolescent and young adult male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth Reed
    Department for Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Mens Health 2:260-71. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Coercive forms of sexual risk and associated violence perpetrated by male partners of female adolescents
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 43:60-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Gender-based disparities in infant and child mortality based on maternal exposure to spousal violence: the heavy burden borne by Indian girls
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:22-7. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Indian men's use of commercial sex workers: prevalence, condom use, and related gender attitudes
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 53:240-6. 2010
    ..The current study assesses the prevalence of past year CSW contact, condom nonuse therein, and associations with demographic characteristics and gendered attitudes among a national sample of Indian men...
  2. ncbi request reprint Male partner pregnancy-promoting behaviors and adolescent partner violence: findings from a qualitative study with adolescent females
    Elizabeth Miller
    Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 7:360-6. 2007
    ..This paper reports on a subset of females who described abusive male partners' explicit pregnancy-promoting behaviors (ie, messages and behaviors that led females to believe their partner was actively trying to impregnate them)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence and sexually transmitted disease symptoms in a national sample of married Bangladeshi women
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 100:18-23. 2008
    ..To assess associations of intimate partner violence (IPV) with women's sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms, and to clarify biological and behavioral mechanisms underpinning heightened STD rates among abused women...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dating violence and sexually transmitted disease/HIV testing and diagnosis among adolescent females
    Michele R Decker
    Health and Division of Public Health Practice, Department of Society, Human Development, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e272-6. 2005
    ..The present study assesses associations between dating violence and STD/HIV testing and diagnosis among a representative sample of sexually active adolescent girls...
  5. pmc Intimate partner violence perpetration, standard and gendered STI/HIV risk behaviour, and STI/HIV diagnosis among a clinic-based sample of men
    M R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 85:555-60. 2009
    ..To date, little empirical data exist to characterise the nature of men's sexual risk as it relates to both their violence perpetration, and STI/HIV infection...
  6. pmc Intimate partner violence functions as both a risk marker and risk factor for women's HIV infection: findings from Indian husband-wife dyads
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:593-600. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Sex purchasing and associations with HIV/STI among a clinic-based sample of US men
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:355-9. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Social and environmental contexts of adolescent and young adult male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth Reed
    Department for Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Mens Health 2:260-71. 2008
    ..Efforts to support young males regarding a broad array of concerns should be included in programming to reduce IPV perpetration...
  9. doi request reprint Coercive forms of sexual risk and associated violence perpetrated by male partners of female adolescents
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Perspect Sex Reprod Health 43:60-5. 2011
    ..Sexually coercive and deceptive behaviors of male partners that increase female STD risk may be factors in this relationship...
  10. doi request reprint Gender-based disparities in infant and child mortality based on maternal exposure to spousal violence: the heavy burden borne by Indian girls
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:22-7. 2011
    ..To examine associations between intimate partner violence (IPV) against Indian women and risk of death among their infants and children, as well as related gender-based disparities...
  11. doi request reprint Intimate partner violence and HIV infection among married Indian women
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 300:703-10. 2008
    ..Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been described as being associated with heterosexual transmission of HIV to women in India and elsewhere...
  12. pmc Violence against wives, sexual risk and sexually transmitted infection among Bangladeshi men
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 83:211-5. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between men's reported violence against wives and their sexual risk behaviours and sexual health. Design,..
  13. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and predictors of infection in sex-trafficked Nepalese girls and women
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    JAMA 298:536-42. 2007
    ..Inadequate empirical data exist to characterize this phenomenon and its related health consequences, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  14. pmc Social norms and beliefs regarding sexual risk and pregnancy involvement among adolescent males treated for dating violence perpetration
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Urban Health 83:723-35. 2006
    ..Further research focused on the context of male sexual risk and abusive relationship behaviors is needed to inform intervention with young men to promote sexual health and prevent rape, dating violence, and adolescent pregnancy...
  15. pmc Male perpetration of intimate partner violence and involvement in abortions and abortion-related conflict
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1415-7. 2010
    ....
  16. pmc Multi-person sex among a sample of adolescent female urban health clinic patients
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Urban Health 89:129-37. 2012
    ..68-11.69), childhood sexual abuse victimization (APR, 4.30; 95% CI, 1.83-10.07) and past-month pornography exposure (APR, 4.79; 95% CI, 1.91-11.98). Additional study of the perpetration and prevention of adolescent MPS is urgently needed...
  17. doi request reprint Maternal experiences of intimate partner violence and child morbidity in Bangladesh: evidence from a national Bangladeshi sample
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:700-5. 2009
    ..To provide an estimate of the risk of recent acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) and diarrhea among children 5 years and younger based on recent violence against their mothers...
  18. pmc The effect of maternal child marriage on morbidity and mortality of children under 5 in India: cross sectional study of a nationally representative sample
    Anita Raj
    Boston University of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    BMJ 340:b4258. 2010
    ..Data about child morbidity and mortality reported by participants. Analyses restricted to births in past five years reported by ever married women aged 15-24 years (n=19 302 births to 13 396 mothers)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Immigration-based disparities in adolescent girls' vulnerability to dating violence
    Jay G Silverman
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Society, Human Development and Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:37-43. 2007
    ..The present study assessed disparities in experiences of physical and sexual dating violence based on immigrant status and language spoken at home among a large representative sample of adolescent girls...
  20. pmc Violence victimisation, sexual risk and sexually transmitted infection symptoms among female sex workers in Thailand
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 86:236-40. 2010
    ..This study sought to compare sexual risk and STI symptoms among FSW based on recent violence exposure...
  21. doi request reprint Abuse from in-laws during pregnancy and post-partum: qualitative and quantitative findings from low-income mothers of infants in Mumbai, India
    Anita Raj
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Mass Ave, Crosstown Building 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:700-12. 2011
    ..Programs and interventions that screen and address IPV in pregnant and post-partum populations in India should be developed to include consideration of in-laws...
  22. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and predictors among rescued sex-trafficked women and girls in Mumbai, India
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:588-93. 2006
    ..The present study examines the prevalence and predictors of HIV infection among sex-trafficked women and girls rescued from brothels in Mumbai, India...
  23. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy: association with breastfeeding behavior
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:934-40. 2006
    ..To assess associations of experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and breastfeeding behaviors among a large, population-based sample of U.S. women...
  24. doi request reprint School bullying perpetration and other childhood risk factors as predictors of adult intimate partner violence perpetration
    Kathryn L Falb
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:890-4. 2011
    ..School bullying perpetration and intimate partner violence perpetration are both thought to stem from desire for power and control over others...
  25. pmc Masculine gender roles associated with increased sexual risk and intimate partner violence perpetration among young adult men
    M Christina Santana
    Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany St, T2W, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Urban Health 83:575-85. 2006
    ....
  26. pmc Sex trafficking, sexual risk, sexually transmitted infection and reproductive health among female sex workers in Thailand
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:334-9. 2011
    ..To date, little research has compared sexual risk or health outcomes among female sex workers (FSWs) on the basis of experiences of sex trafficking...
  27. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence victimization prior to and during pregnancy among women residing in 26 U.S. states: associations with maternal and neonatal health
    Jay G Silverman
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:140-8. 2006
    ..To conduct a population-based assessment of associations of intimate partner violence in the year prior to and during pregnancy with maternal and neonatal morbidity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sexual violence against adolescent girls: influences of immigration and acculturation
    Michele R Decker
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Violence Against Women 13:498-513. 2007
    ..Immigrant status conferred risk among adolescent girls aged 15 and younger, Black adolescent girls, and sexually active Hispanic girls. No differences were detected in sexual assault victimization based on acculturation...
  29. doi request reprint Tuberculosis and HIV: a global menace exacerbated via sex trafficking
    Ashwin S Dharmadhikari
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, FXB Building, 7th Floor, 651 Huntington Avenue, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Infect Dis 13:543-6. 2009
    ..We sought to examine the prevalence of TB among repatriated sex trafficked Nepalese girls and women in whom a high HIV prevalence was previously reported...
  30. doi request reprint E-mail Use among a sample of intimate partner violence shelter residents
    Emily F Rothman
    Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Violence Against Women 15:736-44. 2009
    ..Additional research assessing the feasibility (i.e., safety, acceptability, and cost benefit) of remaining in contact with shelter residents via the Internet would be beneficial...
  31. doi request reprint Prevalence and patterns of sexual assault across the life span among incarcerated women
    Anita Raj
    Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Violence Against Women 14:528-41. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the lifetime sexual victimization pattern of incarcerated women differs from that seen in the general population...
  32. pmc Premigration exposure to political violence and perpetration of intimate partner violence among immigrant men in Boston
    Jhumka Gupta
    Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:462-9. 2009
    ..We examined associations between premigration political violence exposure and past-year intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration among immigrant men attending community health centers in Boston...
  33. pmc Witness of intimate partner violence in childhood and perpetration of intimate partner violence in adulthood
    Andrea L Roberts
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 21:809-18. 2010
    ..Witnessing such violence in childhood has been proposed as a principal cause of adulthood perpetration, yet it remains unknown whether the association between witnessing intimate partner violence and adulthood perpetration is causal...
  34. pmc The CARE Communities project: an academic, practitioner, and federal public health agency collaboration to improve intimate partner violence services for underserved communities
    Jay G Silverman
    Division od Public Health Practice, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:590-3. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint Migration, sexual exploitation, and women's health: a case report from a community health center
    Elizabeth Miller
    University of California, Davis Medical Center, USA
    Violence Against Women 13:486-97. 2007
    ..Health care providers are in a unique position to identify and support U.S. sex trafficking victims; thus, education and training for health care professionals on trafficking is needed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Asking about intimate partner violence: advice from female survivors to health care providers
    Judy C Chang
    Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Magee Womens Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 59:141-7. 2005
    ..They emphasized that a provider's asking about IPV is an opportunity to raise patient awareness of IPV, communicate compassion and provide information and not merely a screening test to diagnose a pathologic condition...

Research Grants1

  1. URBAN AFRICAN AMERICAN & HISPANIC MENS PERPETRATION OF MULTIPLE FORMS OF VIOLENCE
    Michele Decker; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Analyses of these community-based data will inform the influences of individual, family/relationship, and community risk and protective factors on the past-year perpetration of SA, IPV, and PV, for these two high risk groups. ..