K C Brouwer

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Correlates of STI symptoms among female sex workers with truck driver clients in two Mexican border towns
    Nadine E Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:1000. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Intraurban mobility and its potential impact on the spread of blood-borne infections among drug injectors in Tijuana, Mexico
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:244-53. 2012
  3. pmc Under- and over-nutrition among refugees in San Diego County, California
    Amanda J Rondinelli
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0507, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:161-8. 2011
  4. pmc Not sold here: limited access to legally available syringes at pharmacies in Tijuana, Mexico
    Robin A Pollini
    Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Harm Reduct J 8:13. 2011
  5. pmc Efficacy of integrated school based de-worming and prompt malaria treatment on helminths -Plasmodium falciparum co-infections: A 33 months follow up study
    Nicholas Midzi
    University of Zimbabwe, Department of Biochemistry, P, O Box MP167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:9. 2011
  6. pmc Knowledge attitudes and practices of grade three primary schoolchildren in relation to schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in Zimbabwe
    Nicholas Midzi
    National Institute of Health Research, Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe
    BMC Infect Dis 11:169. 2011
  7. pmc Trends in production, trafficking, and consumption of methamphetamine and cocaine in Mexico
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 93093 0622, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:707-27. 2006
  8. pmc Estimated numbers of men and women infected with HIV/AIDS in Tijuana, Mexico
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0622, La Jolla, San Diego, CA, 93093 0622, USA
    J Urban Health 83:299-307. 2006
  9. pmc Deportation along the U.S.-Mexico border: its relation to drug use patterns and accessing care
    K C Brouwer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0622, La Jolla, CA 93093 0622, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:1-6. 2009
  10. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis C virus and HIV infection among injection drug users in two Mexican cities bordering the U.S
    Emily Faye White
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 49:165-72. 2007

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Publications38

  1. pmc Correlates of STI symptoms among female sex workers with truck driver clients in two Mexican border towns
    Nadine E Chen
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:1000. 2012
    ..As part of an international collaborative pilot study, we interviewed FSWs servicing truck driver clients along two major transportation corridors to explore factors associated with recent STI symptoms...
  2. doi request reprint Intraurban mobility and its potential impact on the spread of blood-borne infections among drug injectors in Tijuana, Mexico
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:244-53. 2012
    ..Mobile IDUs should be targeted for outreach and further investigation. The study's limitations are noted...
  3. pmc Under- and over-nutrition among refugees in San Diego County, California
    Amanda J Rondinelli
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0507, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:161-8. 2011
    ..Addressing contextual factors of poor food choices may prevent some of the long term health consequences of poor nutrition...
  4. pmc Not sold here: limited access to legally available syringes at pharmacies in Tijuana, Mexico
    Robin A Pollini
    Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Harm Reduct J 8:13. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Efficacy of integrated school based de-worming and prompt malaria treatment on helminths -Plasmodium falciparum co-infections: A 33 months follow up study
    Nicholas Midzi
    University of Zimbabwe, Department of Biochemistry, P, O Box MP167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 11:9. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Knowledge attitudes and practices of grade three primary schoolchildren in relation to schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in Zimbabwe
    Nicholas Midzi
    National Institute of Health Research, Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe
    BMC Infect Dis 11:169. 2011
    ..This study sought to assess KAP of grade 3 children in relation to schistosomiasis, STHs and malaria in order to establish an effective school based health education for disease transmission control...
  7. pmc Trends in production, trafficking, and consumption of methamphetamine and cocaine in Mexico
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 93093 0622, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 41:707-27. 2006
    ....
  8. pmc Estimated numbers of men and women infected with HIV/AIDS in Tijuana, Mexico
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0622, La Jolla, San Diego, CA, 93093 0622, USA
    J Urban Health 83:299-307. 2006
    ..Our data suggest that up to one in every 125 persons aged 15-49 years in Tijuana is HIV-infected. Interventions to reduce ongoing spread of HIV are urgently needed...
  9. pmc Deportation along the U.S.-Mexico border: its relation to drug use patterns and accessing care
    K C Brouwer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0622, La Jolla, CA 93093 0622, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 11:1-6. 2009
    ..Our study is an indication that migration history might relate to current risk behaviors and access to health care. More in-depth studies to determine factors driving such behaviors are needed...
  10. pmc Prevalence of hepatitis C virus and HIV infection among injection drug users in two Mexican cities bordering the U.S
    Emily Faye White
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 49:165-72. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection and associated risk behaviors among injection drug users (IDUs) in two northern Mexican cities...
  11. pmc Shooting gallery attendance among IDUs in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: correlates, prevention opportunities, and the role of the environment
    Morgan Philbin
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0622, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:552-60. 2008
    ..Harm reduction interventions based within shooting galleries should also be considered to prevent transmission of blood-borne pathogens among IDUs...
  12. pmc Injecting drug users' experiences of policing practices in two Mexican-U.S. border cities: public health perspectives
    Cari L Miller
    University of California School of Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:324-31. 2008
    ..We undertook a qualitative study of IDUs' experiences of policing practices in two Mexican cities on the U.S. border...
  13. pmc A qualitative exploration of gender in the context of injection drug use in two US-Mexico border cities
    Michelle Firestone Cruz
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 9500 Gilman Drive, Ash Building, Room 118, Mail stop 0622, San Diego, CA, USA
    AIDS Behav 11:253-62. 2007
    ..In these two cities, venue-based interventions may be more appropriate for male IDUs, whereas personal network interventions may be more appropriate among female IDUs...
  14. pmc The color of meth: is it related to adverse health outcomes? An exploratory study in Tijuana, Mexico
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    Am J Addict 17:111-5. 2008
    ..Further study is needed to confirm and determine the mechanism of this association to better inform prevention messages...
  15. pmc Differential effects of migration and deportation on HIV infection among male and female injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2690. 2008
    ..Future studies are needed to elucidate the context of mobility and HIV acquisition in this region, and whether US immigration policies adversely affect HIV risk...
  16. pmc Influences of cross-border mobility on tuberculosis diagnoses and treatment interruption among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico
    Robert Deiss
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1491-5. 2009
    ..We sought to identify correlates of reported lifetime diagnoses of TB among injection drug users in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico...
  17. pmc Parsing social network survey data from hidden populations using stochastic context-free grammars
    Art F Y Poon
    Division of Comparative Pathology and Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e6777. 2009
    ..Moreover, current analytical models rely on unrealistic assumptions, e.g., that the traversal of social networks can be modeled by a Markov chain rather than a branching process...
  18. pmc Individual, social, and environmental influences associated with HIV infection among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:369-76. 2008
    ..We examined correlates of HIV infection among injection drug users (IDUs) in Tijuana, Mexico, a city bordering the United States, which is situated on major migration and drug trafficking routes...
  19. pmc High-risk sexual and drug using behaviors among male injection drug users who have sex with men in 2 Mexico-US border cities
    Robert G Deiss
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California 92093 0622, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:243-9. 2008
    ..The population of Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) and who are also injection drug users (IDUs) is understudied. We explored risk behaviors of MSM/IDUs compared with other male IDUs in 2 Mexican border cities...
  20. pmc Syringe possession arrests are associated with receptive syringe sharing in two Mexico-US border cities
    Robin A Pollini
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Addiction 103:101-8. 2008
    ..To identify factors associated with receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users (IDUs) and elucidate the association between syringe possession arrests and syringe sharing...
  21. doi request reprint Distribution of sexually transmitted diseases and risk factors by work locations among female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico
    Melanie L A Rusch
    Division of Global Public Health, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:608-14. 2010
    ..We examined the spatial distribution of STDs by work venue among FSWs in Tijuana...
  22. pmc Healthcare barriers of refugees post-resettlement
    Meghan D Morris
    Department of Medicine, Division of Global Public Health, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 93093 0507, USA
    J Community Health 34:529-38. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest the need for additional research into contextual factors surrounding health care access barriers, and the best avenues to reduce such barriers and facilitate access to existing services...
  23. pmc Respondent-driven sampling of injection drug users in two U.S.-Mexico border cities: recruitment dynamics and impact on estimates of HIV and syphilis prevalence
    Simon D W Frost
    Department of Pathology and Antiviral Research Center, University of California, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    J Urban Health 83:i83-97. 2006
    ..Although the frequency of HIV was low, syphilis prevalence was high, particularly in Tijuana. RDS-corrected estimates of syphilis prevalence were sensitive to model assumptions, suggesting that further validation of RDS is necessary...
  24. pmc Experimental infection of the neotropical malaria vector Anopheles darlingi by human patient-derived Plasmodium vivax in the Peruvian Amazon
    Ajay R Bharti
    University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA 92093 0741, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:610-6. 2006
    ..darlingi mosquitoes, raising the possibility that some degree of naturally occurring transmission-blocking immunity is present on a population basis in the Peruvian Amazon, an area of low intensity of malaria transmission...
  25. pmc "Vivo para consumirla y la consumo para vivir" ["I live to inject and inject to live"]: high-risk injection behaviors in Tijuana, Mexico
    Steffanie A Strathdee
    Division of International Health and Cross Cultural Medicine, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA
    J Urban Health 82:iv58-73. 2005
    ..Interventions are urgently needed to expand access to sterile injection equipment and offset the potential for a widespread HIV epidemic...
  26. pmc The relatedness of HIV epidemics in the United States-Mexico border region
    Sanjay R Mehta
    University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 26:1273-7. 2010
    ..Larger epidemiological studies are needed to quantify the magnitude and associations of cross-border mixing...
  27. pmc Cross-border drug injection relationships among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico
    Karla D Wagner
    Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive MC 0507, La Jolla, CA 92093 0507, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 113:236-41. 2011
    ..Among drug users, mobility increases risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in part through its effects on the social environment. However, the social dynamics of drug users living in border regions are understudied...
  28. doi request reprint The longitudinal association of venue stability with consistent condom use among female sex workers in two Mexico-USA border cities
    T L Gaines
    Division of Global Public Health, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 24:523-9. 2013
    ..Results from this analysis highlight the importance of considering local mobility, including venue type and venue stability, as these characteristics jointly influence HIV risk behaviours...
  29. pmc [Estimating the 2006 prevalence of HIV by gender and risk groups in Tijuana, Mexico]
    Esmeralda Iñiguez-Stevens
    School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Gac Med Mex 145:189-95. 2009
    ..Estimate the 2006 HIV prevalence among adults aged 15-49 from the general population and at-risk subgroups in Tijuana, Mexico...
  30. pmc Historical trends in the production and consumption of illicit drugs in Mexico: implications for the prevention of blood borne infections
    Jesus Bucardo
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 92093, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 79:281-93. 2005
    ..We review available literature on the history of opium production in Mexico, recent trends in drug use and its implications, and the Mexican response, with special emphasis on the border cities of Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana...
  31. pmc Urinary schistosomiasis in Zimbabwean school children: predictors of morbidity
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    The W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Afr Health Sci 4:115-8. 2004
    ..However, such diagnosis of Schistosoma haematobium morbidity is often hampered by lack of funds, proper equipment, or training...
  32. ncbi request reprint HIV prevalence and correlates of receptive needle sharing among injection drug users in the Mexican-U.s. border city of Tijuana
    Carlos Magis-Rodriguez
    Centro Nacional para la Prevencion y Control del VIH SIDA e ITS, Mexico City, Mexico
    J Psychoactive Drugs 37:333-9. 2005
    ..21-3.24). These results underscore the need to increase access to voluntary HIV testing and counseling to IDUs and migrants in Tijuana, as well as expand access to sterile syringes in an effort to avert widespread HIV transmission...
  33. ncbi request reprint Migration and transmission of blood-borne infections among injection drug users: understanding the epidemiologic bridge
    Beth Rachlis
    BC Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:107-19. 2007
    ..We also discuss the potential policy implications of addressing prevention and care issues in mobile drug using populations...
  34. pmc At the borders, on the edge: use of injected methamphetamine in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    Patricia Case
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Community Health, 7 Haviland Street, Boston, MA 02115 2683, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:23-33. 2008
    ..Juarez may experience a methamphetamine outbreak in the future. Robust targeted interventions for both injected and non-injected methamphetamine should be a public health priority in both cities...
  35. pmc Subclinical Plasmodium falciparum infection and HIV-1 viral load
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:351-3. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of CCR2 chemokine receptor polymorphism on HIV type 1 mother-to-child transmission and child survival in Western Kenya
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Centers for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 21:358-62. 2005
    ..Our results do not indicate an effect of CCR2-64I on perinatal HIV transmission and survival in Kenyan children...
  37. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of Fc receptor IIa for immunoglobulin G is associated with placental malaria in HIV-1-positive women in western Kenya
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    J Infect Dis 190:1192-8. 2004
    ..The present study was undertaken to examine the relationship between Fc gamma RIIa polymorphism and placental malaria (PM) in pregnant women of known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 status...
  38. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of Fc receptor IIa for IgG in infants is associated with susceptibility to perinatal HIV-1 infection
    Kimberly C Brouwer
    Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS 18:1187-94. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of polymorphism of the Fc gamma receptor IIa, which is associated with differential human IgG subclass binding, on perinatal HIV-1 transmission...

Research Grants5

  1. Using GIS to Study IDU Risk Environments in Tijuana
    KIMBERLY BROUWER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Data generated from this study will be used by the applicant to develop a subsequent R01 application. ..
  2. Evolving HIV/STI risk environments of FSWs on the Mexico/U.S. Border
    Kimberly C Brouwer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  3. Crossing Borders: HIV and Substance use at the Gateway to North America
    Kimberly C Brouwer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. and help inform the development of HIV interventions and prevention programs that intervene upon risky substance use behaviors before they become further established. ..