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    Adam Carrico, PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
    DepartmentCommunity Health Systems
    Address2 Koret Way, Nursing
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      Loyola University ChicagoB.S.Psychology2000
      University of MiamiPh.D.Clinical-Health Psychology2006
      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral FellowHealth Psychology2006
      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral FellowReproductive Infectious Diseases2008

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      My research program focuses broadly on developing and testing behavioral interventions that address the biopsychosocial vulnerabilities to optimizing HIV/AIDS prevention with people who use stimulants such as methamphetamine. My work demonstrates that HIV-positive stimulant users experience substantial difficulties with HIV disease management that lead to higher viral load, greater risk of onward transmission, and faster disease progression. Cognitive-behavioral substance abuse treatment and contingency management are two evidence-based interventions that target stimulant use as a modifiable driver of HIV-related health disparities. In community-engaged research, I have documented the implementation of these substance abuse interventions with stimulant users in domestic and international settings. Building on this research, my team is currently testing novel behavioral approaches to target prevalent comorbidities such as trauma and cultivate psychological resilience to boost the effectiveness of substance abuse interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention.

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      Emotion Regulation, Revised Stress and Coping Theory, Substance Use, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Men who Have Sex with Men, Implementation Science, Community-Engaged Research, Psychoneuroimmunology, Neuroimmune Pharmacology

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      1. Carrico AW, Hunt PW, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike W, Ngabirano C, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Samet JH, Hahn JA. Unhealthy Alcohol Use is Associated with Monocyte Activation Prior to Starting Antiretroviral Therapy. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Oct 28.
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      2. Hahn JA, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Muyindike WR, Kekiibina A, Carrico AW, Woolf-King S, Shiboski S. Declining and rebounding unhealthy alcohol consumption during the first year of HIV care in rural Uganda, using phosphatidylethanol to augment self-report. Addiction. 2015 Sep 18.
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      3. Carrico AW, Gómez W, Siever MD, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Moskowitz JT. Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Integrative Intervention with Methamphetamine-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Oct; 44(7):1861-7.
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      4. Jerome RC, Woods WJ, Moskowitz JT, Carrico AW. The Psychological Context of Sexual Compulsivity Among Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2015 May 10.
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      5. Carrico AW, Shoptaw S, Cox C, Stall R, Li X, Ostrow DG, Vlahov D, Plankey MW. Stimulant use and progression to AIDS or mortality after the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Dec 15; 67(5):508-13.
        View in: PubMed PMC4232455
      6. Carrico AW, Flentje A, Gruber VA, Woods WJ, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Neilands TB, Jain J, Siever MD. Community-based harm reduction substance abuse treatment with methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. J Urban Health. 2014 Jun; 91(3):555-67.
        View in: PubMed PMC4074324
      7. Carrico AW, Woolf-King SE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Johnson MO. Stimulant use and HIV disease management among men in same-sex relationships. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Jun 1; 139:174-7.
        View in: PubMed PMC4048569
      8. Carrico AW, Moskowitz JT. Positive affect promotes engagement in care after HIV diagnosis. Health Psychol. 2014 Jul; 33(7):686-9.
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      9. Woolf-King SE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Carrico AW, Johnson MO. Alcohol use and HIV disease management: the impact of individual and partner-level alcohol use among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(6):702-8.
        View in: PubMed PMC4001861
      10. Carrico AW, Woods WJ, Siever MD, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Neilands TB, Miller N, Moskowitz JT. Positive affect and processes of recovery among treatment-seeking methamphetamine users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Oct 1; 132(3):624-9.
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      11. Chartier M, Carrico AW, Weiser SD, Kushel MB, Riley ED. Specific psychiatric correlates of acute care utilization among unstably housed HIV-positive adults. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(12):1514-8.
        View in: PubMed PMC3789372
      12. Carrico AW, Pollack LM, Stall RD, Shade SB, Neilands TB, Rice TM, Woods WJ, Moskowitz JT. Psychological processes and stimulant use among men who have sex with men. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jun 1; 123(1-3):79-83.
        View in: PubMed PMC3494990
      13. Carrico AW, Bangsberg DR, Weiser SD, Chartier M, Dilworth SE, Riley ED. Psychiatric correlates of HAART utilization and viral load among HIV-positive impoverished persons. AIDS. 2011 May 15; 25(8):1113-8.
        View in: PubMed PMC3601574
      14. Carrico AW, Riley ED, Johnson MO, Charlebois ED, Neilands TB, Remien RH, Lightfoot MA, Steward WT, Weinhardt LS, Kelly JA, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Morin SF, Chesney MA. Psychiatric risk factors for HIV disease progression: the role of inconsistent patterns of antiretroviral therapy utilization. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Feb 1; 56(2):146-50.
        View in: PubMed PMC3494991
      15. Carrico AW. Substance use and HIV disease progression in the HAART era: implications for the primary prevention of HIV. Life Sci. 2011 May 23; 88(21-22):940-7.
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      16. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Colfax GN, Moskowitz JT. Affective correlates of stimulant use and adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among HIV-positive methamphetamine users. AIDS Behav. 2010 Aug; 14(4):769-77.
        View in: PubMed PMC2891867
      17. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Remien RH, Riley ED, Hecht FM, Fuchs D. Stimulant use is associated with immune activation and depleted tryptophan among HIV-positive persons on anti-retroviral therapy. Brain Behav Immun. 2008 Nov; 22(8):1257-62.
        View in: PubMed PMC2783360
      18. Carrico AW, Chesney MA, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Neilands TB, Remien RH, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lennie Wong F. Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for HIV-positive persons: an investigation of treatment effects on psychosocial adjustment. AIDS Behav. 2009 Jun; 13(3):555-63.
        View in: PubMed PMC2737585
      19. Carrico AW, Antoni MH. Effects of psychological interventions on neuroendocrine hormone regulation and immune status in HIV-positive persons: a review of randomized controlled trials. Psychosom Med. 2008 Jun; 70(5):575-84.
        View in: PubMed PMC2737587
      20. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Moskowitz JT, Neilands TB, Morin SF, Charlebois ED, Steward WT, Remien RH, Wong FL, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lightfoot MA, Chesney MA. Affect regulation, stimulant use, and viral load among HIV-positive persons on anti-retroviral therapy. Psychosom Med. 2007 Nov; 69(8):785-92.
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      21. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Remien RH, Charlebois ED, Steward WT, Chesney MA. Correlates of suicidal ideation among HIV-positive persons. AIDS. 2007 May 31; 21(9):1199-203.
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