Karin Elizabeth Tobin

Summary

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

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An examination of associations between social norms and risky alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men
    Karin Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 134:218-21. 2014
  2. pmc Unity in diversity: results of a randomized clinical culturally tailored pilot HIV prevention intervention trial in Baltimore, Maryland, for African American men who have sex with men
    Karin Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:286-95. 2013
  3. pmc Social geographies of African American men who have sex with men (MSM): a qualitative exploration of the social, spatial and temporal context of HIV risk in Baltimore, Maryland
    K E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society Bloomberg, School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University, 2213 McElderry Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Place 22:1-6. 2013
  4. pmc Social-level correlates of shooting gallery attendance: a focus on networks and norms
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:1142-8. 2010
  5. pmc The STEP into Action study: a peer-based, personal risk network-focused HIV prevention intervention with injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Karin Elizabeth Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Addiction 106:366-75. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Staying Alive programme: training injection drug users to properly administer naloxone and save lives
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2213 McElderry Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 20:131-6. 2009
  7. pmc A comparison of the social and sexual networks of crack-using and non-crack using African American men who have sex with men
    Karin Elizabeth Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 88:1052-62. 2011
  8. pmc The relationship between depressive symptoms and nonfatal overdose among a sample of drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    J Urban Health 80:220-9. 2003
  9. pmc HIV seropositive drug users' attitudes towards partner notification (PCRS): results from the SHIELD study in Baltimore, Maryland
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 67:137-42. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between change in social network characteristics and non-fatal overdose: results from the SHIELD study in Baltimore, MD, USA
    Karin E Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1629 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:63-8. 2007

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint An examination of associations between social norms and risky alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men
    Karin Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 134:218-21. 2014
    ..The present study sought to explore associations between risky alcohol use and perceived peer norms of alcohol use among a sample of urban African American men who have sex with men (AA MSM)...
  2. pmc Unity in diversity: results of a randomized clinical culturally tailored pilot HIV prevention intervention trial in Baltimore, Maryland, for African American men who have sex with men
    Karin Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:286-95. 2013
    ..These results contribute to the limited number of culturally appropriate models of HIV prevention intervention that are urgently needed for African American men who have sex with men to address their persistently high rates of HIV...
  3. pmc Social geographies of African American men who have sex with men (MSM): a qualitative exploration of the social, spatial and temporal context of HIV risk in Baltimore, Maryland
    K E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society Bloomberg, School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University, 2213 McElderry Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Place 22:1-6. 2013
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  4. pmc Social-level correlates of shooting gallery attendance: a focus on networks and norms
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:1142-8. 2010
    ..Future research is needed to understand how social networks and peer norms are specific to behavioral settings and how this may impede adoption of preventive behaviors...
  5. pmc The STEP into Action study: a peer-based, personal risk network-focused HIV prevention intervention with injection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Karin Elizabeth Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Addiction 106:366-75. 2011
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Staying Alive programme: training injection drug users to properly administer naloxone and save lives
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2213 McElderry Street, Second Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 20:131-6. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc A comparison of the social and sexual networks of crack-using and non-crack using African American men who have sex with men
    Karin Elizabeth Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Urban Health 88:1052-62. 2011
    ..HIV interventions are needed that are tailored to address the social context of crack-smoking AA MSM risk behaviors...
  8. pmc The relationship between depressive symptoms and nonfatal overdose among a sample of drug users in Baltimore, Maryland
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
    J Urban Health 80:220-9. 2003
    ..33 to 7.05) after adjusting for age, gender, injection frequency, and physical health impairment. These results suggest that drug users with depressive symptoms should be targeted for overdose prevention programs...
  9. pmc HIV seropositive drug users' attitudes towards partner notification (PCRS): results from the SHIELD study in Baltimore, Maryland
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 67:137-42. 2007
    ..To assess the attitudes of HIV seropositive current or former drug users towards HIV partner counseling and referral services (PCRS) and to determine if opinion varies by partner type...
  10. ncbi request reprint The association between change in social network characteristics and non-fatal overdose: results from the SHIELD study in Baltimore, MD, USA
    Karin E Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1629 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 87:63-8. 2007
    ..Yet, few studies have examined how changes in social network characteristics may influence overdose risk. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between changes in social network and non-fatal overdose...
  11. pmc Attitudes of Emergency Medical Service providers towards naloxone distribution programs
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Urban Health 82:296-302. 2005
    ..Incorporating information about substance abuse and harm reduction approaches in continuing education classes may improve the attitudes of provider toward naloxone training programs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Calling emergency medical services during drug overdose: an examination of individual, social and setting correlates
    Karin E Tobin
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1629 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addiction 100:397-404. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine individual, social and setting correlates of calling the emergency number, 911, during an overdose...
  13. ncbi request reprint Correlates of HIV antibody testing among a sample of injection drug users: the role of social and contextual factors
    Karin E Tobin
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    AIDS Behav 8:303-10. 2004
    ..Support of programs that are designed to serve hard-to-reach populations and target couples may be effective in increasing HIV testing among active IDUs...
  14. pmc An examination of social network characteristics of men who have sex with men who use drugs
    K E Tobin
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2213 McElderry Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 84:420-4. 2008
    ..Specifically, we were interested in examining the differences in structure of the networks and drug and sexual risk partners within the network...
  15. pmc Longitudinal analysis of the relationship between perceived norms and sharing injection paraphernalia
    Melissa A Davey-Rothwell
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:878-84. 2010
    ..Changing norms may lead to sustained behavior change. Accessible, norms-based interventions are needed to discourage drug injectors from sharing injection paraphernalia...
  16. doi request reprint "The life they save may be mine": diffusion of overdose prevention information from a city sponsored programme
    Susan G Sherman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, E6543 Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 20:137-42. 2009
    ..The current qualitative study examines diffusion of information and innovation among participants in Staying Alive, an overdose prevention and naloxone distribution programme in Baltimore, MD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Individual and social network factors that predict entry to drug treatment
    Melissa A Davey
    Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1629 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Am J Addict 16:38-45. 2007
    ..29, 95% CI: 1.07-1.56] and fewer network members who smoked crack [AOR: 0.86, 95% CI: 0.75-0.99] were more likely to enter treatment. Social network-based interventions that promote successful outcomes in drug treatment are needed...
  18. doi request reprint Discrepancies Between HIV Prevention Communication Attitudes and Actual Conversations About HIV Testing Within Social and Sexual Networks of African American Men Who Have Sex With Men
    Karin Elizabeth Tobin
    From the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD and Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Prevention Research Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
    Sex Transm Dis 41:221-6. 2014
    ..This study examined the attitudes of AA MSM on talking with peers about HIV testing and characteristics of their network members with whom they have these conversations...
  19. doi request reprint A case of heroin overdose reversed by sublingually administered buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone)
    Christopher Welsh
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Addiction 103:1226-8. 2008
    ..Opioid overdose is a major source of morbidity and mortality in injection drug users in the United States and many other countries...
  20. doi request reprint Acceptability of A-CASI by HIV-positive IDUs in a multisite, randomized, controlled trial of behavioral intervention (INSPIRE)
    Yuko Mizuno
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:S48-54. 2007
    ..Our research supports the feasibility and general acceptability of A-CASI with HIV-positive IDUs, and it suggests further research exploring the associations between A-CASI attitudes and characteristics of disadvantaged populations...
  21. doi request reprint Results from a randomized controlled trial of a peer-mentoring intervention to reduce HIV transmission and increase access to care and adherence to HIV medications among HIV-seropositive injection drug users
    David W Purcell
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:S35-47. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention to reduce sexual and injection transmission risk behaviors and to increase utilization of medical care and adherence to HIV medications among this population...
  22. doi request reprint Are feelings of responsibility to limit the sexual transmission of HIV associated with safer sex among HIV-positive injection drug users?
    Mary H Latka
    Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:S88-95. 2007
    ..Working with HIV-positive IDUs to increase or reinforce feelings of responsibility may reduce the sexual transmission of HIV...