Michele R Decker

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Female sex workers in three cities in Russia: HIV prevalence, risk factors and experience with targeted HIV prevention
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, E4142, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:562-72. 2014
  2. pmc Violence against women in sex work and HIV risk implications differ qualitatively by perpetrator
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe St, E4142, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:876. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Violence-related coping, help-seeking and health care-based intervention preferences among perinatal women in Mumbai, India
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Interpers Violence 28:1924-47. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Estimating the impact of reducing violence against female sex workers on HIV epidemics in Kenya and Ukraine: a policy modeling exercise
    Michele R Decker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Reprod Immunol 69:122-32. 2013
  5. pmc Transforming the healthcare response to intimate partner violence and taking best practices to scale
    Michele R Decker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population Family and Reproductive Health Women s and Children s Health Policy Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:1222-9. 2012
  6. pmc Induced abortion, contraceptive use, and dual protection among female sex workers in Moscow, Russia
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 120:27-31. 2013
  7. pmc Injection drug use, sexual risk, violence and STI/HIV among Moscow female sex workers
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, E4142, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 88:278-83. 2012
  8. pmc Intimate partner violence and partner notification of sexually transmitted infections among adolescent and young adult family planning clinic patients
    M R Decker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 22:345-7. 2011
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. doi request reprint Female sex workers in three cities in Russia: HIV prevalence, risk factors and experience with targeted HIV prevention
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, E4142, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:562-72. 2014
    ..Findings confirm FSWs as a core HIV risk population in Russia, and demonstrate the need to support FSW-oriented HIV services. Such efforts should address violence against FSWs...
  2. pmc Violence against women in sex work and HIV risk implications differ qualitatively by perpetrator
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe St, E4142, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:876. 2013
    ..Physical and sexual violence heighten STI/HIV risk for women in sex work. Against this backdrop, we describe the nature of abuse against women in sex work, and its STI/HIV implications, across perpetrators...
  3. doi request reprint Violence-related coping, help-seeking and health care-based intervention preferences among perinatal women in Mumbai, India
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Interpers Violence 28:1924-47. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Estimating the impact of reducing violence against female sex workers on HIV epidemics in Kenya and Ukraine: a policy modeling exercise
    Michele R Decker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Reprod Immunol 69:122-32. 2013
    ..Female sex workers (FSWs) worldwide suffer disproportionate burdens of HIV and gender-based violence. Despite evidence linking these threats, little is known about the potential HIV epidemic impact of reducing abuse...
  5. pmc Transforming the healthcare response to intimate partner violence and taking best practices to scale
    Michele R Decker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population Family and Reproductive Health Women s and Children s Health Policy Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:1222-9. 2012
    ..These policy developments require that effective clinic-based interventions be identified, easily implemented, and taken to scale...
  6. pmc Induced abortion, contraceptive use, and dual protection among female sex workers in Moscow, Russia
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 120:27-31. 2013
    ..To describe abortion history and current contraceptive use among female sex workers (FSWs) in Moscow, Russia...
  7. pmc Injection drug use, sexual risk, violence and STI/HIV among Moscow female sex workers
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, E4142, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 88:278-83. 2012
    ..The authors evaluated the prevalence of STI/HIV among Moscow-based FSWs and potential risk factors including IDU, sexual risks and violence victimisation...
  8. pmc Intimate partner violence and partner notification of sexually transmitted infections among adolescent and young adult family planning clinic patients
    M R Decker
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 22:345-7. 2011
    ..Clinical practices and policies to support effective partner notification should include IPV assessment, and provide mechanisms to address related fears concerning partner notification...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Recent partner violence and sexual and drug-related STI/HIV risk among adolescent and young adult women attending family planning clinics
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 90:145-9. 2014
    ..We evaluate the prevalence of IPV in the past 3 months and its associations with STI/HIV risk, STI and related care-seeking over the same time period...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
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  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for severe intimate partner violence and violence-related injuries among women in India
    Bushra Sabri
    a School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Women Health 54:281-300. 2014
    ..Policies and programs that focus on empowering abused women and holding perpetrators accountable may protect women at risk for severe IPV or injuries that may result in death. ..
  19. pmc Gender-equitable attitudes, bystander behavior, and recent abuse perpetration against heterosexual dating partners of male high school athletes
    Heather L McCauley
    Heather L McCauley, Maria Catrina Virata, and Elizabeth Miller are with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA Daniel J Tancredi is with the Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis School of Medicine Jay G Silverman is with the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Michele R Decker is with the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD S Bryn Austin and Marie C McCormick are with the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    Am J Public Health 103:1882-7. 2013
    ..We assessed the relationship between gender attitudes, identified as a critical component of violence prevention, and abuse toward dating partners among adolescent male athletes...
  20. pmc Urban teens and young adults describe drama, disrespect, dating violence and help-seeking preferences
    Caitlin Eileen Martin
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 733 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:957-66. 2012
    ..These data highlight the value of formative research in understanding terminology and help-seeking priorities so as to develop and refine dating violence prevention and intervention efforts for those most affected...
  21. 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
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  22. ncbi 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...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Sex trade among young women attending family-planning clinics in Northern California
    Michele R Decker
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 117:173-7. 2012
    ..To describe the prevalence and nature of sex trade in a clinic-based sample of young women and to evaluate associations with sexual and reproductive health...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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)...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. 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,..
  31. 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
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  32. 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...
  33. 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
    ....
  34. pmc 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...
  35. pmc Epidemic impacts of a community empowerment intervention for HIV prevention among female sex workers in generalized and concentrated epidemics
    Andrea L Wirtz
    Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e88047. 2014
    ..Mathematical modeling exercises provide theoretical insight into potential impacts of the intervention on HIV incidence and burden in settings where interventions have not yet been implemented...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Burden of HIV among female sex workers in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Stefan Baral
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 12:538-49. 2012
    ..However, three decades into the HIV pandemic, understanding of the burden of HIV among these women remains limited. We aimed to assess the burden of HIV in this population compared with that of other women of reproductive age...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint How you screen is as important as whether you screen: a qualitative analysis of violence screening practices in reproductive health clinics
    Daesha V Ramachandran
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Community Health 38:856-63. 2013
    ....
  45. 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...
  46. 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