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Amy Conroy, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-6021
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    University of California San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellowship in AIDS Prevention Studies2016Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
    University of Colorado DenverPh.D.2013Health and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Colorado DenverM.P.H.2008Public Health
    University of IowaB.S.E.2002Biomedical Engineering
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    NIMH2010 - 2013F31 NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
    UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)2013 - 2014Mentored Scientist Award in HIV/AIDS Research
    NIMH2016 - 2020K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

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    I am a behavioral scientist with multidisciplinary training from the fields of public health, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. Broadly, my research seeks to understand and intervene upon health behaviors related to sexuality, HIV/AIDS, and intimate partner violence within international and domestic settings. Specifically, I am interested in dyadic aspects of health within heterosexual and same-sex couples. My primary line of research takes place in southern Africa (Malawi and South Africa) and aims to understand how relationship factors and partner influence shape engagement in HIV care and treatment. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop couples-based interventions for couples living with HIV to improve gender and relationship dynamics, and use of HIV care and treatment. I am also involved with other projects in Southern and East Africa examining how power in relationships affects relationship quality (i.e., intimacy, trust, couple communication) and intimate partner violence. My research is grounded in theory from the field of relationship science, and employs mixed-methods and innovative dyadic analysis techniques (qualitative and quantitative) to understand couple-level health behavior.


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    Relationship Factors and Engagement in HIV Care in Malawi: A Dyadic Investigation
    NIH K01MH107331Feb 5, 2016 - Jan 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Relationship Power and HIV Testing Behavior in Malawi
    NIH F31MH093260Nov 16, 2010 - Nov 15, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Conroy A, Dilworth SE, Lisha N, Taylor JM, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. A longitudinal study of persistent smoking among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in primary relationships. Addict Behav. 2016 Nov 18; 66:118-124. PMID: 27930901.
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    2. Conroy A, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Relationship Dynamics and Partner Beliefs About Viral Suppression: A Longitudinal Study of Male Couples Living with HIV/AIDS (The Duo Project). AIDS Behav. 2016 Jul; 20(7):1572-83. PMID: 27150895.
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    3. Conroy A, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Sauceda JA, Darbes LA, Dilworth SE, Taylor JM, Johnson MO, et al. Partner reports of HIV viral suppression predict sexual behavior in serodiscordant male couples. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jun 27. PMID: 27367791.
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    4. Conroy A, Tsai AC, Clark GM, Boum Y, Hatcher AM, Kawuma A, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR, Weiser SD. Relationship Power and Sexual Violence Among HIV-Positive Women in Rural Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2016 Apr 6. PMID: 27052844.
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    5. Conroy A, McGrath N, van Rooyen H, Hosegood V, Johnson MO, Fritz K, Marr A, Ngubane T, Darbes LA. Power and the association with relationship quality in South African couples: Implications for HIV/AIDS interventions. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Mar; 153:1-11. PMID: 26859436.
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    6. Conroy AA, Wong LH. How reliable are self-reports of HIV status disclosure? Evidence from couples in Malawi. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Nov; 144:28-37. PMID: 26379084; PMCID: PMC4609636 [Available on 11/01/16].
    7. Conroy AA, Chilungo A. Male victims of sexual violence in rural Malawi: the overlooked association with HIV infection. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(12):1576-80. PMID: 24992179; PMCID: PMC4222743 [Available on 12/01/15].
    8. Conroy AA. Marital infidelity and intimate partner violence in rural Malawi: a dyadic investigation. Arch Sex Behav. 2014 Oct; 43(7):1303-14. PMID: 24789050; PMCID: PMC4163080.
    9. Conroy AA. The influence of relationship power dynamics on HIV testing in rural Malawi. J Sex Res. 2015; 52(3):347-59. PMID: 24670263; PMCID: PMC4177026.
    10. Conroy AA. 'It means there is doubt in the house': perceptions and experiences of HIV testing in rural Malawi. Cult Health Sex. 2014; 16(4):397-411. PMID: 24580127; PMCID: PMC3991518.
    11. Haukoos JS, Campbell JD, Conroy AA, Hopkins E, Bucossi MM, Sasson C, Al-Tayyib AA, Thrun MW. Programmatic cost evaluation of nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening in the emergency department. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81565. PMID: 24391706; PMCID: PMC3877399.
    12. Conroy AA. Gender, power, and intimate partner violence: a study on couples from rural Malawi. J Interpers Violence. 2014 Mar; 29(5):866-88. PMID: 24227592; PMCID: PMC3946893.
    13. Conroy A, Yeatman S, Dovel K. The social construction of AIDS during a time of evolving access to antiretroviral therapy in rural Malawi. Cult Health Sex. 2013; 15(8):924-37. PMID: 23705846; PMCID: PMC3821758.
    14. Conroy, Amy A. Gender, Relationship Power, and HIV Testing in Rural Malawi. PhD Dissertation, University of Colorado, Denver: Proquest/UMI. 2013.
    15. Yeatman S, Dovel K, Conroy A, Namadingo H. HIV treatment optimism and its predictors among young adults in southern Malawi. AIDS Care. 2013 Aug; 25(8):1018-25. PMID: 23227888; PMCID: PMC3604120.
    16. Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Conroy AA, Silverman M, Byyny RL, Eisert S, Thrun MW, Wilson ML, Hutchinson AB, Forsyth J, Johnson SC, Heffelfinger JD. Routine opt-out rapid HIV screening and detection of HIV infection in emergency department patients. JAMA. 2010 Jul 21; 304(3):284-92. PMID: 20639562.
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    17. Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Byyny RL, Conroy AA, Silverman M, Eisert S, Thrun M, Wilson M, Boyett B, Heffelfinger JD. Design and implementation of a controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of routine opt-out rapid human immunodeficiency virus screening in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 16(8):800-8. PMID: 19673717.
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