S Deren

Summary

Affiliation: National Development and Research Institutes
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi The impact of syringe deregulation on sources of syringes for injection drug users: preliminary findings
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, Institute for AIDS Research, NDRI, New York 10010, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:717-21. 2006
  2. ncbi Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods: comparing HIV-related risk behaviors among Puerto Rican drug users in Puerto Rico and New York
    S Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1-24. 2003
  3. pmc Migration and HIV risk behaviors: Puerto Rican drug injectors in New York City and Puerto Rico
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:812-6. 2003
  4. doi Sex risk behaviors of drug users: a dual site study of predictors over time
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Insdtitutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, NY 10010, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 20:325-37. 2008
  5. ncbi The utility of the PRECEDE model in predicting HIV risk behaviors among Puerto Rican injection drug users
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:405-12. 2003
  6. ncbi HIV incidence among high-risk Puerto Rican drug users: a comparison of East Harlem, New York, and Bayamón, Puerto Rico
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:1067-74. 2004
  7. ncbi Predictors of injection drug use cessation among Puerto Rican drug injectors in New York and Puerto Rico
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:291-9. 2007
  8. pmc The Puerto Rico-New York airbridge for drug users: description and relationship to HIV risk behaviors
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institutes Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Urban Health 84:243-54. 2007
  9. pmc Research challenges to the study of HIV/AIDS among migrant and immigrant Hispanic populations in the United States
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institute, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Urban Health 82:iii13-25. 2005
  10. doi Migrant drug users: predictors of HIV-related sexual and injection risk behaviors
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:179-86. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. ncbi The impact of syringe deregulation on sources of syringes for injection drug users: preliminary findings
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, Institute for AIDS Research, NDRI, New York 10010, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:717-21. 2006
    ..The findings indicate that providing multiple sources of safe syringes for IDUs is necessary...
  2. ncbi Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods: comparing HIV-related risk behaviors among Puerto Rican drug users in Puerto Rico and New York
    S Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 38:1-24. 2003
    ..The integration of qualitative and quantitative methods can enhance comparability and understanding of findings, particularly when there are differences in behaviors between communities...
  3. pmc Migration and HIV risk behaviors: Puerto Rican drug injectors in New York City and Puerto Rico
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:812-6. 2003
    ..We compared injection-related HIV risk behaviors of Puerto Rican current injection drug users (IDUs) living in New York City and in Puerto Rico who also had injected in the other location with those who had not...
  4. doi Sex risk behaviors of drug users: a dual site study of predictors over time
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Insdtitutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, NY 10010, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 20:325-37. 2008
    ..However, only having primary partners was significant in longer-term behaviors. Results indicated the need for enhancing self-efficacy and for developing risk reduction strategies related to community differences...
  5. ncbi The utility of the PRECEDE model in predicting HIV risk behaviors among Puerto Rican injection drug users
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    AIDS Behav 7:405-12. 2003
    ..The need to address risks associated with joint drug purchasing in both locations and to enhance efforts to reduce risks among IDUs in Puerto Rico is indicated...
  6. ncbi HIV incidence among high-risk Puerto Rican drug users: a comparison of East Harlem, New York, and Bayamón, Puerto Rico
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 36:1067-74. 2004
    ..The need to address sexual risk behaviors in both locations was also indicated. Resources focusing on reducing HIV transmission in the Caribbean should include efforts to target the drug use-HIV epidemic in PR...
  7. ncbi Predictors of injection drug use cessation among Puerto Rican drug injectors in New York and Puerto Rico
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 33:291-9. 2007
    ..80; PR: AOR = 3.10). Increasing availability of methadone maintenance treatment, especially in PR, was indicated...
  8. pmc The Puerto Rico-New York airbridge for drug users: description and relationship to HIV risk behaviors
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institutes Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Urban Health 84:243-54. 2007
    ..05). Implications included the need to enhance risk reduction efforts for IDUs in PR and address sexual risk among mobile drug users...
  9. pmc Research challenges to the study of HIV/AIDS among migrant and immigrant Hispanic populations in the United States
    Sherry Deren
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, National Development and Research Institute, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Urban Health 82:iii13-25. 2005
    ..Continued study of the sociocultural and contextual factors affecting HIV risk for mobile populations, and addressing the research challenges, is crucial to developing effective intervention programs...
  10. doi Migrant drug users: predictors of HIV-related sexual and injection risk behaviors
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:179-86. 2010
    ..For the purpose of this paper, the term "migrant" was used to designate Puerto Rican drug users who had used drugs in Puerto Rico and were recruited in New York or New Jersey)...
  11. pmc Impact of the September 11th attacks in New York City on drug users: a preliminary assessment
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Incorporated, New York, New York, USA
    J Urban Health 79:409-12. 2002
    ..Responses included increased use of drugs and increased demand for drug treatment. The wide range of responses indicates that continued monitoring of the impact may be needed to assess long-term effects...
  12. pmc Declining seroprevalence in a very large HIV epidemic: injecting drug users in New York City, 1991 to 1996
    D C Des Jarlais
    Chemical Dependency Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Am J Public Health 88:1801-6. 1998
    ..This study assessed recent trends in HIV seroprevalence among injecting drug users in New York City...
  13. ncbi Drug use, HIV-related risk behaviors and dropout status of new admissions and re-admissions to methadone treatment
    S Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Two World Trade Center, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10048, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 20:185-9. 2001
    ..Efforts to identify concerns of new admissions early in treatment, and programs to continue drug treatment services to incarcerated clients, are indicated...
  14. ncbi Residential status and HIV risk behaviors among Puerto Rican drug injectors in New York and Puerto Rico
    J F Andía
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, Institute for AIDS Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 27:719-35. 2001
    ..High-risk behaviors were more likely among homeless IDUs in both sites. Programs to provide housing and target outreach and other prevention programs for homeless IDUs would be helpful in reducing HIV risk...
  15. ncbi HIV infection and patterns of risk among women drug injectors and crack users in low and high sero-prevalence sites
    S Tortu
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10048, USA
    AIDS Care 12:65-76. 2000
    ..Aggressive and innovative interventions are needed for women who exchange sex. AIDS research must investigate how socioeconomic factors impact women's risk for HIV infection...
  16. ncbi Trends in HIV seroprevalence and needle sharing among Puerto Rican drug injectors in Puerto Rico and New York: 1992-1999
    S Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10048, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 26:164-9. 2001
    ..Ongoing epidemiologic studies to monitor the epidemic and continued prevention efforts to help maintain or further these declines are needed, particularly to address the higher rates of needle sharing in Puerto Rico...
  17. ncbi Predictors of change in frequency of crack cocaine use in a street-recruited sample
    S Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10048, USA
    Am J Addict 8:94-100. 1999
    ..The identification of subgroups who may be most resistant to reducing drug use can be helpful in developing more effective interventions...
  18. ncbi Predictors of HIV infection among women drug users in New York and Miami
    S Tortu
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Institute for AIDS Research, New York, NY 10048, USA
    Women Health 27:191-204. 1998
    ..More research attention should be focused on examining the social context of HIV risk in order to develop innovative intervention strategies which focus on the link between contextual factors and HIV infection...
  19. ncbi Explaining the relationship between race/ethnicity and pharmacy purchased syringes among injection drug users in New York City
    Crystal M Fuller
    Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:589-96. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the factors that could explain the relationship between race/ethnicity and pharmacy use...
  20. doi Peer norms and sharing of injection paraphernalia among Puerto Rican injection drug users in New York and Puerto Rico
    Jonny F Andia
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, NY 10010, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 20:249-57. 2008
    ..Prevention programs to reduce indirect sharing behaviors should take into consideration different types of risk norms in order to reduce indirect sharing risk behaviors...
  21. ncbi Drug-scene roles and HIV risk among Puerto Rican injection drug users in East Harlem, New York and Bayamón, Puerto Rico
    Samuel R Friedman
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 34:363-9. 2002
    ..Although further research is needed, drug-scene role-holders should be targeted for interventions to affect their own risk and their communications with others...
  22. ncbi Relationships between childhood abuse and neglect experience and HIV risk behaviors among methadone treatment drop-outs
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 26:1275-89. 2002
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  23. ncbi Urban crack users: gender differences in drug use, HIV risk and health status
    S Tortu
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY, USA
    Women Health 27:177-89. 1998
    ..Future research should investigate the relationship between gender and other factors (e.g., ethnicity, geographic location) associated with HIV risk...
  24. ncbi Predicting treatment retention with a brief "Opinions About Methadone" scale
    Deborah J Kayman
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York 10010, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 38:93-100. 2006
    ..This would help them to identify and intervene promptly with those in greatest need of support for remaining in treatment...
  25. ncbi Health care utilization and risk behaviors among HIV positive minority drug users
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institute, Inc s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York City, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:265-75. 2006
    ..Programs for these populations should also take into account the different risk behaviors among different racial/ethnic groups, in order to tailor culturally sensitive programs for HIV care and intervention...
  26. ncbi Syringe disposal among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program
    Charles M Cleland
    National Development and Research Institutes NDRI, New York, New York 10010, USA org
    Health Educ Behav 34:390-403. 2007
    ..More detailed information on disposal practices is needed to capture the continuum from least to most safe practices and variation within individuals...
  27. doi Biculturality and HIV-risk behaviors among Puerto Rican drug users in New York City
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 44:578-92. 2009
    ..The study's limitations have been noted...
  28. doi An exploratory behavioral intervention trial to improve rates of screening for AIDS clinical trials among racial/ethnic minority and female persons living with HIV/AIDS
    Marya Viorst Gwadz
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research CDUHR, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc NDRI, 71 W 23 Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:639-48. 2010
    ..Interventions of greater duration and intensity, and which address multiple levels of influence (e.g., social, structural), may be needed to increase screening rates further...
  29. pmc Factors mediating and moderating the relationship between gender and utilization of health care among Puerto Rican drug users in New York
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, United States
    Drug Alcohol Depend 102:138-43. 2009
    ..The findings also indicate an on-going need for mental and other health services for drug users who have been victims of abuse...
  30. doi Gender differences in health status and care among HIV-infected minority drug users
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, USA
    AIDS Care 20:1146-51. 2008
    ..The findings demonstrate the importance of family and social support for HIV-positive drug users and also suggest a need for special attention to those who have childhood sexual abuse experience...
  31. pmc Training drug treatment patients to conduct peer-based HIV outreach: an ethnographic perspective on peers' experiences
    Honoria Guarino
    National Development and Research Institutes NDRI, Center for Technology and Health Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:414-36. 2010
    ..Results of the ethnographic component of this study are summarized. The role of ethnographic methods in implementing and evaluating this kind of intervention is also discussed...
  32. doi Gender comparisons of factors associated with drug treatment utilization among Puerto Rican drug users
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York 10010, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:73-9. 2009
    ..This study examined gender-specific effects of social bonds, network characteristics, and other factors on drug treatment enrollment among Puerto Rican drug users...
  33. ncbi Prevention of HIV among drug users
    Sherry Deren
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, 10010, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 37:1215-27. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi Evaluation of an alternative program for MMTP drop-outs: impact on treatment re-entry
    Marjorie F Goldstein
    National Development and Research Institutes Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 66:181-7. 2002
    ..Retention in a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) is predictive of abstaining from heroin and has other benefits. Many individuals leave treatment before they experience these positive outcomes...
  35. ncbi Effects of changes in perceived self-efficacy on HIV risk behaviors over time
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA
    Addict Behav 29:567-74. 2004
    ..HIV/AIDS prevention programs should include a focus on enhancing self-efficacy for reducing risk behaviors...
  36. ncbi Social support and HIV-related injection risk among Puerto Rican migrant and nonmigrant injection drug users recruited in New York City
    Milton Mino
    Center for Drug Use and HIV Research at the National Development and Research Institutes, NDRI, New York, NY 10010, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 18:81-90. 2006
    ..87, CI = 1.02-3.43; p = .041) among nonmigrants. The findings suggest that though migrants have less support than nonmigrants do, their support reduces risk and thus their likelihood of injection-related HIV infection...
  37. ncbi Egocentric HIV risk networks among Puerto Rican crack users in New York and in Puerto Rico: impact on sex risk behaviors over time
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York 10010, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 17:53-67. 2005
    ..More attention to sex risk behaviors are needed in HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs...
  38. ncbi Receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program
    Enrique R Pouget
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY 10010, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 39:471-7. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi HIV transmission behaviors in jail/prison among puerto rican drug injectors in New York and Puerto Rico
    Sung Yeon Kang
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, 71 West 23rd Street, New York 10010, USA
    AIDS Behav 9:377-86. 2005
    ..The findings indicate a need for effective drug treatment programs inside jail/prisons to reduce HIV-related risk behaviors among drug injectors during incarceration and after release...
  40. ncbi Concurrence of drug users' self-report of current HIV status and serotest results
    S M Strauss
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York City, NY 10048, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 27:301-7. 2001
    ....
  41. pmc Trends in the AIDS epidemic among New York City's injection drug users: localized or citywide?
    Russell Rockwell
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, New York, USA
    J Urban Health 79:136-46. 2002
    ..Enhancing access to services for IDUs in the boroughs outside Manhattan may be needed to continue the positive trends in all areas of New York City...
  42. doi Challenges in recruiting and training drug treatment patients as peer outreach workers: a perspective from the field
    Rosa M Colón
    National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, New York, NY, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:1892-908. 2010
    ..Recommendations for future efforts in training drug treatment patients as outreach workers are provided...
  43. ncbi An alternative program for methadone maintenance dropouts: description and preliminary data
    M F Goldstein
    Institute for AIDS Research, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc, Two World Trade Center, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10048, USA
    Mt Sinai J Med 68:33-40. 2001
    ..This paper describes the basis for development of the intervention, summarizes the methodology being used, and provides preliminary data on participation in the Alternative Program...
  44. ncbi The use of the Puerto Rican Biculturality Scale with Puerto Rican drug users in New York and Puerto Rico
    Dharma E Cortes
    Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Psychoactive Drugs 35:197-207. 2003
    ..This article also examines the relevance of the study of acculturation scales that can assist in identifying the influences of the cultures of origin and destination on substance abuse and HIV risk behaviors...
  45. ncbi Puerto Rican drug users experiences of physical and sexual abuse: comparisons based on sexual identities
    H Ann Finlinson
    Center for Addiction Studies, School of Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, Puerto Rico, 00960 6032
    J Sex Res 40:277-85. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi Determinants of health care use among Puerto Rican drug users in Puerto Rico and New York City
    Rafaela R Robles
    Center for Addiction Studies, Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Clin Infect Dis 37:S392-403. 2003
    ..Although Puerto Rican drug users in Puerto Rico are not an ethnic minority, they reported significant disparities in health services use compared with Puerto Rican drug users in New York...
  47. ncbi A longitudinal study of syringe acquisition by Puerto Rican injection drug users in New York and Puerto Rico: implications for syringe exchange and distribution programs
    H Ann Finlinson
    Center for Addiction Studies, School of Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Subst Use Misuse 41:1313-36. 2006
    ..The only source of free syringes, the SEP, permitted more syringes to be exchanged but the increase was not statistically significant. Implications for syringe exchange and distribution programs are discussed...
  48. ncbi Drug treatment disparities among Hispanic drug-using women in Puerto Rico and New York City
    Rafaela Rivera Robles
    Center for Addiction Studies, Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, P O Box 60327, Bayamon, PR 00960 6032, USA
    Health Policy 75:159-69. 2006
    ..Findings from these studies can help in developing appropriate public health policy and science-based drug treatment programs to eliminate disparities such as the ones detected in this study...
  49. pmc A comparative study of mortality among Puerto Rican injection drug users in East Harlem, New York, and Bayamon, Puerto Rico
    Hector Manuel Colon
    Center for Addiction Studies, School of Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe, Box 60327, Bayamon, 00960 6032, Puerto Rico
    J Urban Health 83:1114-26. 2006
    ..Furthermore, these results point to an urgent need to reduce excess mortality among IDUs in Puerto Rico...

Research Grants18

  1. An Intervention for Migrant Puerto Rican Drug Users
    Sherry Deren; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of this study will have implications for conducting interventions with migrant drug users, and will enhance our knowledge regarding multi-level interventions to reduce HIV risk. ..
  2. PR DRUG USERS IN NY & PR--HIV RISK BEHAVIOR DETERMINANTS
    Sherry Deren; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Linear and logistic regression techniques will be used to assess relationships between the potential determinants and both current risk behaviors and risk behavior changes. ..