Don Operario

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Couples-Focused Prevention Program to Reduce HIV Risk Among Transgender Women and Their Primary Male Partners: Feasibility and Promise of the Couples HIV Intervention Program
    Don Operario
    School of Public Health, Brown University, 121 South Main St, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI, 02906, USA
    AIDS Behav . 2016
  2. pmc Conditional economic incentives for reducing HIV risk behaviors: integration of psychology and behavioral economics
    Don Operario
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Health Psychol 32:932-40. 2013
  3. pmc Pre-exposure prophylaxis state of the science: empirical analogies for research and implementation
    Sarit A Golub
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 7:201-9. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Risk for HIV and unprotected sexual behavior in male primary partners of transgender women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, G S121 5, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:1255-61. 2011
  5. pmc HIV infection and sexual risk behaviour among youth who have experienced orphanhood: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:25. 2011
  6. pmc HIV in transgender communities: syndemic dynamics and a need for multicomponent interventions
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 2906, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S91-3. 2010
  7. pmc Unprotected sexual behavior and HIV risk in the context of primary partnerships for transgender women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:674-82. 2011
  8. doi request reprint The Bruthas Project: evaluation of a community-based HIV prevention intervention for African American men who have sex with men and women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:37-48. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Sexual risk and substance use behaviors among African American men who have sex with men and women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:576-83. 2011
  10. pmc Systematic review of interventions to reduce problematic alcohol use in men who have sex with men
    Tyler B Wray
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 35:148-57. 2016

Research Grants

  1. Gender, Relationship Dynamics, and HIV Risk
    Don Operario; Fiscal Year: 2009

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. pmc Couples-Focused Prevention Program to Reduce HIV Risk Among Transgender Women and Their Primary Male Partners: Feasibility and Promise of the Couples HIV Intervention Program
    Don Operario
    School of Public Health, Brown University, 121 South Main St, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI, 02906, USA
    AIDS Behav . 2016
    ..45, SE = 0.4) compared with the control group. Findings provide support for the feasibility and promise of a couples-focused HIV prevention intervention for transgender women and their primary male partners...
  2. pmc Conditional economic incentives for reducing HIV risk behaviors: integration of psychology and behavioral economics
    Don Operario
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Health Psychol 32:932-40. 2013
    ..This article reviews psychology and behavioral economic approaches to HIV prevention, and examines the integration and application of these approaches in conditional economic incentive (CEI) programs for reducing HIV risk behavior...
  3. pmc Pre-exposure prophylaxis state of the science: empirical analogies for research and implementation
    Sarit A Golub
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York, Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 7:201-9. 2010
    ..As we prepare for the dissemination of new biomedical approaches to HIV prevention, integrating the state of the science across disciplines may result in innovative strategies for implementation that can enhance their success...
  4. doi request reprint Risk for HIV and unprotected sexual behavior in male primary partners of transgender women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, G S121 5, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 40:1255-61. 2011
    ..Prevention programs for these men should build condom use self-efficacy and address the contributions of alcohol intoxication, concurrent sex partnerships, and depression to sexual risk behavior...
  5. pmc HIV infection and sexual risk behaviour among youth who have experienced orphanhood: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Int AIDS Soc 14:25. 2011
    ..We examined the state of evidence regarding the association between orphan status and HIV risk in studies of youth aged 24 years and younger...
  6. pmc HIV in transgender communities: syndemic dynamics and a need for multicomponent interventions
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 2906, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 55:S91-3. 2010
    ..Multicomponent interventions are necessary to respond to the complex interacting syndemic factors that cumulatively determine HIV vulnerability in transgender individuals...
  7. pmc Unprotected sexual behavior and HIV risk in the context of primary partnerships for transgender women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:674-82. 2011
    ..Couples-focused interventions involving transgender women and their male primary partners can be particularly promising...
  8. doi request reprint The Bruthas Project: evaluation of a community-based HIV prevention intervention for African American men who have sex with men and women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 22:37-48. 2010
    ..Men also reported significantly increased social support, self-esteem, and reduced loneliness at follow-up. Positive outcomes suggest this is a promising approach for reducing HIV risk in this population...
  9. doi request reprint Sexual risk and substance use behaviors among African American men who have sex with men and women
    Don Operario
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:576-83. 2011
    ..Interventions to address sexual risk behaviors, especially partner concurrency, and substance use behavior for these men are warranted...
  10. pmc Systematic review of interventions to reduce problematic alcohol use in men who have sex with men
    Tyler B Wray
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, USA
    Drug Alcohol Rev 35:148-57. 2016
    ..Consequently, effective interventions to reduce heavy drinking and alcohol-related risk factors among MSM are needed...
  11. pmc Depression among carers of AIDS-orphaned and other-orphaned children in Umlazi Township, South Africa
    CAROLINE KUO
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Glob Public Health 7:253-69. 2012
    ..Mental health interventions are urgently needed to address an increased risk for depression among all orphan carers, not just those caring for AIDS-orphaned children...
  12. pmc Interactive Relationships Between Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies and Delay Discounting on Risky Sex
    Mark A Celio
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 40:638-46. 2016
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  13. pmc Co-occurring psychiatric and drug use disorders among sexual minority men with lifetime alcohol use disorders
    Ji Hyun Lee
    School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 151:167-72. 2015
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  14. pmc Posttraumatic stress symptoms among adults caring for orphaned children in HIV-endemic South Africa
    CAROLINE KUO
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Box G S121 Floor 4, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1755-63. 2013
    ..Household receipt of an old age pension was identified as a possible protective factor for PTSD symptoms among caregivers of orphaned children. Services are needed to address PTSD symptoms among caregivers of orphaned children...
  15. pmc The role of gender affirmation in psychological well-being among transgender women
    Tiffany R Glynn
    Brown University School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Providence, RI
    Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers 3:336-344. 2016
    ..Personalized assessment of gender affirmation may thus be a useful component of counseling and service provision for transgender women...
  16. pmc Preventing HIV Transmission Among Partners of HIV-Positive Male Sex Workers in Mexico City: A Modeling Study
    João Filipe G Monteiro
    School of Public Health, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Box G 121S 7, Providence, RI, 02912, USA
    AIDS Behav 19:1579-88. 2015
    ..2 % (FVS), respectively. Scaling up the number of male sex workers on ART and implementing interventions to ensure adherence is urgently required to decrease HIV incidence among male sex workers' partners in Mexico City. ..
  17. pmc Minority Stress, Smoking Patterns, and Cessation Attempts: Findings From a Community-Sample of Transgender Women in the San Francisco Bay Area
    Kristi E Gamarel
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
    Nicotine Tob Res 18:306-13. 2016
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  18. pmc Knowledge of acute human immunodeficiency virus infection among gay and bisexual male college students
    Benjamin Grin
    School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Am Coll Health 61:232-41. 2013
    ..To examine human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in at-risk college men who have sex with men (MSM), focusing on knowledge about acute HIV infection (AHI)...
  19. pmc Discrimination, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorders Among Sexual Minority Populations
    Ji Hyun Lee
    1 Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island
    LGBT Health 3:258-65. 2016
    ..However, few studies have examined associations between discrimination, mental health, and substance use disorders by gender among sexual minority populations...
  20. pmc Sexual orientation disparities in smoking vary by sex and household smoking among US adults: Findings from the 2003-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
    Kristi E Gamarel
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 82:1-6. 2016
    ..This study examined whether sexual orientation-related smoking disparities in males and females varied by household smoking behaviors in a nationally representative sample of American adults...
  21. pmc Prevalence of Heavy Drinking and Risky Sexual Behaviors in Adult Emergency Department Patients
    Nadine R Mastroleo
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 39:1997-2002. 2015
    ..The study aim was to assess the prevalence and co-occurrence of alcohol and sexual risk behaviors among emergency department (ED) patients in community hospitals...
  22. pmc The disproportionate burden of HIV and STIs among male sex workers in Mexico City and the rationale for economic incentives to reduce risks
    OMAR GALARRAGA
    Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, USA Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública INSP, Cuernavaca, Mexico
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:19218. 2014
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  23. pmc Implementation science of pre-exposure prophylaxis: preparing for public use
    Kristen Underhill
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 7:210-9. 2010
    ..The lessons from PrEP planning can benefit the scale-up of future combination interventions...
  24. pmc Developing family interventions for adolescent HIV prevention in South Africa
    CAROLINE KUO
    a Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 28:106-10. 2016
    ..These findings will inform design of a family intervention to be tested in a randomized pilot trial (ClinicalTrials.gov #NCT02432352)...
  25. pmc Sexual orientation disparities in psychiatric and drug use disorders among a nationally representative sample of women with alcohol use disorders
    Ethan H Mereish
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Brown University, Box G S121 4, Providence RI 02912, USA Electronic address
    Addict Behav 47:80-5. 2015
    ..We examined disparities in lifetime co-occurring psychiatric and drug use disorders among a nationally representative sample of women with lifetime AUDs...
  26. pmc Measuring child awareness for adult symptomatic HIV using a verbal assessment tool: concordance between adult-child dyads on adult HIV-associated symptoms and illnesses
    Elisabeth Becker
    Division of Community, Family Health and Equity, Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Sex Transm Infect 91:528-33. 2015
    ..This study also evaluated sociodemographic and household characteristics associated with child awareness of adult symptomatic HIV...
  27. pmc Stigmatization and Mental Health in a Diverse Sample of Transgender Women
    Mei Fen Yang
    1 Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    LGBT Health 2:306-12. 2015
    ..This study examined the hypothesis that exposure to transgender-related stigma (TRS) is associated with both higher levels of depression and anxiety among transgender women...
  28. pmc Dyadic dynamics of HIV risk among transgender women and their primary male sexual partners: the role of sexual agreement types and motivations
    Kristi E Gamarel
    a Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 28:104-11. 2016
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  29. pmc Drinking trajectories among HIV-infected men who have sex with men: a cohort study of United States veterans
    Brandon D L Marshall
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, 121 South Main Street, Box G S 121 2, Providence, RI 02912, USA Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 148:69-76. 2015
    ..We sought to identify alcohol use trajectories and correlates of hazardous alcohol use among HIV-infected MSM...
  30. pmc Heavy drinking trajectories among men who have sex with men: a longitudinal, group-based analysis
    Brandon D L Marshall
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 39:380-9. 2015
    ..Heavy episodic drinking (HED) is associated with sexual risk behavior and HIV seroconversion among men who have sex with men (MSM), yet few studies have examined heavy drinking typologies in this population...
  31. pmc Health of adults caring for orphaned children in an HIV-endemic community in South Africa
    CAROLINE KUO
    Department of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, USA
    AIDS Care 23:1128-35. 2011
    ..More research is needed to understand determinants of mental health disparities among orphan carers, which were not explained by socioeconomic characteristics...
  32. doi request reprint 'I think my future will be better than my past': examining support group influence on the mental health of HIV-infected Rwandan women
    Paige Walstrom
    Program in Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Glob Public Health 8:90-105. 2013
    ..Implementing psychosocial support groups may leverage clinical outcomes and rejuvenate the well-being of HIV-infected women with interpersonal trauma and/or PTSD and depressive symptoms, particularly those from post-conflict countries...
  33. doi request reprint HIV risk among men who have sex with men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shane Lloyd
    Brown University, Program in Public Health, 121 South Main Street, 5th Floor, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 24:228-41. 2012
    ..Inconsistencies across studies indicated a need to reach consensus among researchers and providers in defining CSA...
  34. ncbi request reprint Using Syndemics Theory to Investigate Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Condomless Sex Among Youth Living with HIV in 17 U.S. Cities
    Jacob J Van Den Berg
    Division of Infectious Diseases, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Behav . 2016
    ..Multi-faceted, tailored interventions that address individual risk and protective factors and their combined synergistic effects are urgently needed to prevent condomless sex among this population...
  35. doi request reprint Effect of a knowledge-based and skills-based programme for physicians on risk of sexually transmitted reinfections among high-risk patients in China: a cluster randomised trial
    Don Operario
    School of Public Health, Brown University, USA
    Lancet Glob Health 4:e29-36. 2016
    ..We aimed to assess a knowledge-based and skills-based programme for physicians in China to reduce patients' STI risk...
  36. pmc Daily co-occurrence of alcohol use and high-risk sexual behavior among heterosexual, heavy drinking emergency department patients
    Tyler B Wray
    Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, United States Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 152:109-15. 2015
    ....
  37. pmc Inclusion of trans women in pre-exposure prophylaxis trials: a review
    Daniel J Escudero
    a Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    AIDS Care 27:637-41. 2015
    ..These studies should focus on unique barriers that trans women may experience while obtaining access to PrEP, such as gender discrimination, transphobia, and violence. ..
  38. pmc HIV prevention for adults with criminal justice involvement: a systematic review of HIV risk-reduction interventions in incarceration and community settings
    Kristen Underhill
    at the time of the study, Kristen Underhill was with Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and Yale Law School, Yale University, New Haven, CT Dora Dumont was with The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, Miriam Hospital, Providence, and Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence Don Operario is with Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, School of Public Health, Brown University
    Am J Public Health 104:e27-53. 2014
    ..Future research should consider process evaluations, programs involving partners or families, and interventions integrating biomedical, psychosocial, and structural approaches...
  39. doi request reprint Challenging household dynamics: impact of orphanhood, parental absence, and children's living arrangements on education in South Africa
    Carolyn Chuong
    Program in Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Glob Public Health 7:42-57. 2012
    ..Findings offer a more nuanced understanding of household dynamics that may protect against or exacerbate educational delays among vulnerable youth...

Research Grants1

  1. Gender, Relationship Dynamics, and HIV Risk
    Don Operario; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Findings will contribute toward developing a theory-driven, culturally appropriate relationship-focused HIV prevention intervention with these groups. ..