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    Abigail Batchelder, MPH, PhD

    TitleAssociate Researcher
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOsher Center
    Address401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      Dr. Abigail Batchelder’s research focuses on the psychosocial underpinnings of health behaviors among underserved and marginalized populations. She is interested in developing interventions to address the unmet needs of individuals living with co-occurring physical and psycholosocial problems, or syndemics, that perpetuate health disparities (e.g., HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, diabetes, substance abuse and distress). Based on prior quantitative and qualitative work, she is interested in how self-conscious emotions relate to health behaviors within the context of stigmatized identities. Abigail aims to leverage her behavioral medicine and clinical psychology training to pursue multicomponent interventions that address unmet needs and foster modifiable precursors of resilience (e.g., emotional regulation, effective coping and self worth).


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      1. Carrico AW, Zepf R, Meanley S, Batchelder A, Stall R. Critical Review: When the Party is Over: A Systematic Review of Behavioral Interventions for Substance-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Nov 1; 73(3):299-306. PMID: 27258233.
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      2. Arias F, Arnsten JH, Cunningham CO, Coulehan K, Batchelder A, Brisbane M, Segal K, Rivera-Mindt M. Neurocognitive, psychiatric, and substance use characteristics in opioid dependent adults. Addict Behav. 2016 Sep; 60:137-43. PMID: 27131800.
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      3. Batchelder AW, Gonzalez JS, Palma A, Schoenbaum E, Lounsbury DW. A Social Ecological Model of Syndemic Risk affecting Women with and At-Risk for HIV in Impoverished Urban Communities. Am J Community Psychol. 2015 Dec; 56(3-4):229-40. PMID: 26370203.
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      4. Batchelder AW, Peyser D, Nahvi S, Arnsten JH, Litwin AH. "Hepatitis C treatment turned me around:" Psychological and behavioral transformation related to hepatitis C treatment. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Aug 1; 153:66-71. PMID: 26096534.
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      5. Roose RJ, Cockerham-Colas L, Soloway I, Batchelder A, Litwin AH. Reducing barriers to hepatitis C treatment among drug users: an integrated hepatitis C peer education and support program. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 May; 25(2):652-62. PMID: 24858874.
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      6. Starrels JL, Wu B, Peyser D, Fox AD, Batchelder A, Barg FK, Arnsten JH, Cunningham CO. It made my life a little easier: primary care providers' beliefs and attitudes about using opioid treatment agreements. J Opioid Manag. 2014 Mar-Apr; 10(2):95-102. PMID: 24715664; PMCID: PMC3983567.
      7. Batchelder AW, Brisbane M, Litwin AH, Nahvi S, Berg KM, Arnsten JH. "Damaging what wasn't damaged already": psychological tension and antiretroviral adherence among HIV-infected methadone-maintained drug users. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(11):1370-4. PMID: 23406479; PMCID: PMC3740002.
      8. Batchelder AW, Gonzalez JS, Berg KM. Differential medication nonadherence and illness beliefs in co-morbid HIV and type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med. 2014 Apr; 37(2):266-75. PMID: 23277233.
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      9. Gonzalez JS, Batchelder AW, Psaros C, Safren SA. Depression and HIV/AIDS treatment nonadherence: a review and meta-analysis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Oct 1; 58(2):181-7. PMID: 21857529; PMCID: PMC3858003.
      10. Gonzalez JS, Psaros C, Batchelder A, Applebaum A, Newville H, Safren SA. Clinician-assessed depression and HAART adherence in HIV-infected individuals in methadone maintenance treatment. Ann Behav Med. 2011 Aug; 42(1):120-6. PMID: 21503833; PMCID: PMC3639471.
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