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    Jaime Sepulveda, MD, DSc, MPH

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
    Address50 Beale Street
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-597-8136
      Other Positions
      TitleExecutive Director, UCSF Global Health Sciences


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      Dr. Jaime Sepulveda is the Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences, and Professor of Epidemiology, at the University of California, San Francisco. A member of the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet, he leads a team of over 260 faculty and staff engaged in translating UCSF's scientific leadership into programs that positively impact health and reduce inequities globally. Sepulveda oversees several education and training programs, including the Masters of Science in Global Health Sciences degree program, the first such program in the nation.

      Sepulveda's areas of research expertise include HIV/AIDS, vaccines, health surveillance and metrics, neglected infectious diseases, maternal & neonatal health, health policy, and global health initiatives.

      Sepulveda is the Principal Investigator for the FIRST (Fighting Infections through Research, Science & Technology) program, which tackles neglected infectious diseases in Mesoamerica. He is the co-director of the new UCSF Preterm Birth initiative, and has recently served as a guest editor for global health supplements in Health Affairs and Science.

      From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Sepulveda was a member of the Foundation Leadership Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He served at the BMGF in various roles: as Director of Integrated Health Solutions, Director of Special Initiatives and Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program. He also played a central role in shaping the foundation's overall global health strategy as part of its executive team. Dr. Sepulveda worked closely with key foundation partners—including the GAVI Alliance, where he chaired the Executive Committee—to increase access to vaccines and other effective health solutions in developing countries. As Vice-Chair of the GAVI Board, he contributed to improve the governance and management of the organization.

      Sepulveda worked for more than 20 years in a variety of senior health posts in the Mexican government. After graduating from Harvard University where he obtained his Doctorate, he became Mexico's Director-General of Epidemiology. At age 36, he was appointed Vice-Minister of Health. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Director of the National Institutes of Health of Mexico. He was for almost a decade Director-General of Mexico's National Institute of Public Health and Dean of the National School of Public Health.

      In addition to his research credentials, Sepulveda is an experienced implementer of effective health programs. Sepulveda designed Mexico's Universal Vaccination Program, which eliminated polio, measles, and diphtheria by achieving universal childhood immunization coverage. He also modernized the national health surveillance system, created the National Health Surveys System and founded Mexico's National AIDS Council.

      Sepulveda holds a medical degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico and two Masters and a Doctorate degree from Harvard University. In 1997, he was awarded the Harvard's Alumni Award of Merit. Dr. Sepulveda was elected to and served in the Harvard Board of Overseers (2002-2008). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
      Updated: May 2014


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      1. Sepúlveda J. The 'third wave' of HIV prevention: filling gaps in integrated interventions, knowledge, and funding. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jul; 31(7):1545-52.
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      2. Hernández-Ávila JE, Santos-Luna R, Palacio-Mejía LS, Salgado-Salgado AL, Ríos-Salgado VH, Rodríguez-López MH, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Automated geospatial model for health services strategic planning]. Salud Publica Mex. 2010 Sep-Oct; 52(5):432-46.
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      3. Valdespino-Gómez JL, de Lourdes Garcia-Garcia M, Fernandez-de-Castro J, Henao-Restrepo AM, Bennett J, Sepulveda-Amor J. Measles aerosol vaccination. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2006; 304:165-93.
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      4. Sánchez-Castillo CP, Velásquez-Monroy O, Lara-Esqueda A, Berber A, Sepulveda J, Tapia-Conyer R, James WP. Diabetes and hypertension increases in a society with abdominal obesity: results of the Mexican National Health Survey 2000. Public Health Nutr. 2005 Feb; 8(1):53-60.
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      5. Bellanti JA, Zeligs BJ, Mendez-Inocencio J, García-Garcia ML, Islas-Romero R, Omidvar B, Omidvar J, Kim G, Fernandez De Castro J, Sepulveda Amor J, Walls L, Bellini WJ, Valdespino-Gomez JL. Immunologic studies of specific mucosal and systemic immune responses in Mexican school children after booster aerosol or subcutaneous immunization with measles vaccine. Vaccine. 2004 Mar 12; 22(9-10):1214-20.
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      6. Aguilar-Salinas CA, Rojas R, Gómez-Pérez FJ, Valles V, Ríos-Torres JM, Franco A, Olaiz G, Rull JA, Sepulveda J. Analysis of the agreement between the World Health Organization criteria and the National Cholesterol Education Program-III definition of the metabolic syndrome: results from a population-based survey. Diabetes Care. 2003 May; 26(5):1635.
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      7. Rivera JA, Sepúlveda Amor J. Conclusions from the Mexican National Nutrition Survey 1999: translating results into nutrition policy. Salud Publica Mex. 2003; 45 Suppl 4:S565-75.
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      8. Resano-Pérez E, Méndez-Ramírez I, Shamah-Levy T, Rivera JA, Sepúlveda-Amor J. Methods of the National Nutrition Survey 1999. Salud Publica Mex. 2003; 45 Suppl 4:S558-64.
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      9. Hernández B, Cuevas-Nasu L, Shamah-Levy T, Monterrubio EA, Ramírez-Silva CI, García-Feregrino R, Rivera JA, Sepúlveda-Amor J. Factors associated with overweight and obesity in Mexican school-age children: results from the National Nutrition Survey 1999. Salud Publica Mex. 2003; 45 Suppl 4:S551-7.
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      10. Rivera JA, Monterrubio EA, González-Cossío T, García-Feregrino R, García-Guerra A, Sepúlveda-Amor J. Nutritional status of indigenous children younger than five years of age in Mexico: results of a national probabilistic survey. Salud Publica Mex. 2003; 45 Suppl 4:S466-76.
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      11. Bennett JV, Fernandez de Castro J, Valdespino-Gomez JL, Garcia-Garcia Mde L, Islas-Romero R, Echaniz-Aviles G, Jimenez-Corona A, Sepulveda-Amor J. Aerosolized measles and measles-rubella vaccines induce better measles antibody booster responses than injected vaccines: randomized trials in Mexican schoolchildren. Bull World Health Organ. 2002; 80(10):806-12.
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      12. Hernández-Avila JE, Rodríguez MH, Rodríguez NE, Santos R, Morales E, Cruz C, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Geographical coverage of the Mexican Healthcare System and a spatial analysis of utilization of its General Hospitals in 1998]. Salud Publica Mex. 2002 Nov-Dec; 44(6):519-32.
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      13. Sepúlveda-Amor J, Valdespino-Gómez JL, García-García Mde L, Bennett J, Islas-Romero R, Echaniz-Aviles G, de Castro JF. A randomized trial demonstrating successful boosting responses following simultaneous aerosols of measles and rubella (MR) vaccines in school age children. Vaccine. 2002 Jun 21; 20(21-22):2790-5.
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      14. Valles V, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Gómez-Pérez FJ, Rojas R, Franco A, Olaiz G, Rull JA, Sepulveda J. Apolipoprotein B and A-I distribution in Mexican urban adults: results of a nationwide survey. Metabolism. 2002 May; 51(5):560-8.
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      15. Meneses-González F, Márquez-Serrano M, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Hernández-Avila M. [The tobacco industry in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 2002; 44 Suppl 1:S161-9.
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      16. Valdés-Salgado R, Hernández Avila M, Sepúlveda Amor J. [Tobacco use in the region of the Americas: elements for a program of action]. Salud Publica Mex. 2002; 44 Suppl 1:S125-35.
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      17. Kumate J, Xavier de Balmis F, García-Procel E, Fernández-de Castro J, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Castro-Pérez R, Kretschmer R. [The bicentenary of smallpox vaccination]. Gac Med Mex. 1997 Mar-Apr; 133(2):91-120.
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      18. Posadas-Romero C, Tapia-Conyer R, Lerman-Garber I, Zamora-González J, Cardoso-Saldaña G, Salvatierra-Izaba B, Sepúlveda-Amor JA. Cholesterol levels and prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in a Mexican adult population. Atherosclerosis. 1995 Dec; 118(2):275-84.
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      19. Sepúlveda-Amor J, del Río-Zolezzi A, Valdespino-Gómez JL, García-García Mde L, Velázquez-Velázquez L, Volkow P. [The strategy for preventing HIV/AIDS transmission via the blood and its derivatives in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Nov-Dec; 37(6):624-35.
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      20. del Río-Zolezzi A, Liguori AL, Magis-Rodríguez C, Valdespino-Gómez JL, García-García Mde L, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [The HIV/AIDS epidemic and women in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Nov-Dec; 37(6):581-91.
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      21. García-García Mde L, Valdespino-Gómez JL, Palacios-Martínez M, Mayar-Maya ME, García-Sancho C, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Tuberculosis and AIDS in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Nov-Dec; 37(6):539-48.
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      22. García García ML, Valdespino Gómez JL, García Sancho MC, Salcedo Alvarez RA, Zacarías F, Sepúlveda Amor J. Epidemiology of AIDS and tuberculosis. Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1995 Mar; 29(1):37-58.
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      23. Rivera-Dommarco J, González-Cossío T, Flores M, Hernández-Avila M, Lezana MA, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Stunting and emaciation in children under 5 in distinct regions and strata in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Mar-Apr; 37(2):95-107.
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      24. Martínez H, González-Cossío T, Flores M, Rivera-Dommarco J, Lezana MA, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Anemia in women of reproductive age. The results of a national probability survey]. Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Mar-Apr; 37(2):108-19.
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      25. Olaiz-Fernández G, Lezana-Fernández MA, Fernández-Cantón SB, Wong-Luna R, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Private medicine in Mexico: the results of the National Census of Private Hospital Units]. Salud Publica Mex. 1995 Jan-Feb; 37(1):12-8.
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      26. Giono S, Gutiérrez Cogno L, Rodríguez Angeles G, del Rio Zolezzi A, Valdespino González JL, Sepúlveda Amor J. [Mexican phenotype and genotype Vibrio cholerae 01]. Gac Med Mex. 1995 Jan-Feb; 131(1):28-35; discussion 36-7.
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      27. Valdespino-Gomez JL, García-Garcia ML, Del Rio-Zolezzi A, Giono-Cerezo S, Salcedo-Alvarez RA, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Epidemiology and etiology of infectious diarrheas. The case of Mexico]. Rev Latinoam Microbiol. 1994 Oct-Dec; 36(4):307-24.
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      28. Alvarado-Alemán FJ, González-Bonilla C, Wong-Arambula C, Gutiérrez-Cogco L, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Kumate-Rodríguez J. [Identification of Vibrio cholerae O1 by flow cytometry]. Rev Latinoam Microbiol. 1994 Oct-Dec; 36(4):283-93.
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      29. García García ML, Valdespino Gómez JL, Palacios Martínez M, Izazola JA, Sepúlveda Amor J. [Education of Mexican health personnel on AIDS]. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam. 1994 Sep; 117(3):213-9.
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      30. García García ML, Valdespino Gómez JL, García Sancho MC, Salcedo Alvarez RA, Zacarías F, Sepúlveda Amor J. [Epidemiology of AIDS and tuberculosis]. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam. 1994 Jun; 116(6):546-65.
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      31. Caballero-Salcedo A, Viveros-Rogel M, Salvatierra B, Tapia-Conyer R, Sepulveda-Amor J, Gutierrez G, Ortiz-Ortiz L. Seroepidemiology of amebiasis in Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1994 Apr; 50(4):412-9.
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      32. Kumate J, Sepúlveda Amor J, Mota F, Sentíes Y, Velázquez A. [Symposium: world summit on childhood]. Gac Med Mex. 1994 Mar-Apr; 130(2):81-98.
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      33. Lerman-Garber I, Sepúlveda-Amor JA, Tapia-Conyer R, Magos-López C, Cardoso-Saldaña G, Zamora-González J, Salvatierra-Izaba B, Posadas-Romero C. Cholesterol levels and prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in Mexican children and teenagers. Atherosclerosis. 1993 Nov; 103(2):195-203.
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      34. Valle-Guerrero H, Pantoja-Olvera S, Crespo-Hernández A, Díaz-Ortega JL, Gómez-Campaña H, Herrera-Téllez JO, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Door-to-door vaccination as a strategy for eradication of poliomyelitis]. Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex. 1993 May; 50(5):295-301.
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      35. Sepúlveda-Amor J, Rico B. [Children and AIDS]. Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex. 1992 Sep; 49(9):541-2.
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      36. Guerena-Burgueno F, Benenson AS, Sepulveda-Amor J, Ascher MS, Vugia DJ, Gallo D. Prevalence of human T cell lymphotropic virus types 1 and 2 (HTLV-1/2) in selected Tijuana subpopulations. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1992 Aug; 47(2):127-32.
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      37. Herrera-Basto E, Prevots DR, Zarate ML, Silva JL, Sepulveda-Amor J. First reported outbreak of classical dengue fever at 1,700 meters above sea level in Guerrero State, Mexico, June 1988. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1992 Jun; 46(6):649-53.
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      38. Koopman JS, Prevots DR, Vaca Marin MA, Gomez Dantes H, Zarate Aquino ML, Longini IM, Sepulveda Amor J. Determinants and predictors of dengue infection in Mexico. Am J Epidemiol. 1991 Jun 1; 133(11):1168-78.
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      39. Güereña-Burgueño F, Benenson AS, Sepúlveda-Amor J. HIV-1 prevalence in selected Tijuana sub-populations. Am J Public Health. 1991 May; 81(5):623-5.
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      40. Tapia Conyer R, Sepúlveda Amor J, Salvatierra Izaba B, Tapia Díaz A, López Carrillo L, Canales Muñoz JL, Gallardo Rincón H. [Factors related to mortality in neonatal tetanus in the rural area of Jalisco]. Salud Publica Mex. 1991 May-Jun; 33(3):207-13.
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      41. Izazola-Licea JA, Valdespino-Gomez JL, Gortmaker SL, Townsend J, Becker J, Palacios-Martinez M, Mueller NE, Sepulveda Amor J. HIV-1 seropositivity and behavioral and sociological risks among homosexual and bisexual men in six Mexican cities. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1991; 4(6):614-22.
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      42. Sepúlveda-Amor J, Angel Lezana M, Tapia-Conyer R, Luis Valdespino J, Madrigal H, Kumate J. [Nutritional status of pre-school children and women in Mexico: results of a probabilistic national survey]. Gac Med Mex. 1990 May-Jun; 126(3):207-24; discussion 224-6.
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      43. Sepúlveda Amor J, de Lourdes García M, Domínguez Tórix JL, Valdespino Gómez JL. Prevention of HIV transmission through blood and blood products: experiences in Mexico. Bull Pan Am Health Organ. 1989; 23(1-2):108-14.
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      44. Sepúlveda Amor J, García García ML, Domínguez Torix JL, Valdespino Gómez JL. [Prevention of the transmission of HIV through blood. The Mexican experience]. Bol Oficina Sanit Panam. 1988 Nov-Dec; 105(5-6):605-14.
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      45. Gutiérrez G, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Tapia-Conyer R, Pérez-Heredia R, Solache-Alcaraz G, Valdespino JL. [The National Seroepidemiological Survey. I. Conceptual design and methodology]. Salud Publica Mex. 1988 Nov-Dec; 30(6):836-42.
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      46. Tapia-Conyer R, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Solache-Alcaraz G, Gutiérrez G. [The National Seroepidemiological Survey. II. Operational design]. Salud Publica Mex. 1988 Nov-Dec; 30(6):843-52.
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      47. Valdespino-Gómez JL, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Izazola-Licea JA, García-García ML, Mora-Galindo JL, Palacios-Martínez M, Rico-Galindo B. [Epidemiologic patterns and predictions of AIDS in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 1988 Jul-Aug; 30(4):567-92.
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      48. Izazola-Licea JA, Valdespino-Gómez JL, Sepúlveda-Amor J. [Risk factors associated with HIV infection in homosexual and bisexual men]. Salud Publica Mex. 1988 Jul-Aug; 30(4):555-66.
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      49. Sepúlveda-Amor J, Valdespino-Gómez JL, García-García ML, Izazola-Licea JA, Rico-Galindo B. [Epidemiological and cognitive characteristics of the transmission of HIV in Mexico]. Salud Publica Mex. 1988 Jul-Aug; 30(4):513-27.
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      50. Kumate J, Sepúlveda-Amor J, Valdespino JL, de Mucha J, Díaz-Ortega JL, García-Sáinz JA, Ruiz-Puente J, Jiménez-Paredes J, Ruiz-Arriaga A, Gutiérrez G, et al. [Mexican contributions to vaccines]. Gac Med Mex. 1988 Mar-Apr; 124(3-4):73-97.
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      51. Sepulveda-Amor J. [AIDS as a public health problem in Mexico]. Gac Med Mex. 1988 Jan-Feb; 124(1-2):35-7.
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      52. Valdespino Gómez JL, Parrilla Cerillo MC, Sepúlveda Amor J, Díaz Ortega JL, Camacho Amor ML, Luna Jiménez JL. [Quality of the drinking water in Mexico City in relation to the earthquakes of September 1985]. Salud Publica Mex. 1987 Sep-Oct; 29(5):412-20.
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      53. Tapia Conyer R, Sepúlveda Amor J, Medina Mora ME, Caraveo J, de la Fuente JR. [Prevalence of post-traumatic stress syndrome in the population surviving a natural disaster]. Salud Publica Mex. 1987 Sep-Oct; 29(5):406-11.
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      54. Sepúlveda Amor J, López Cervantes M, Fernández de Hoyos R. [Presentation of the new models for death and fetal death certificates]. Salud Publica Mex. 1986 Nov-Dec; 28(6):664-9.
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      55. Soberón Acevedo G, Frenk Mora J, Sepúlveda Amor J. [The reform of health care in Mexico: before and after the 1985 earthquakes]. Salud Publica Mex. 1986 Sep-Oct; 28(5):568-80.
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      56. de la Fuente JR, Sepúlveda Amor J. Does ethnicity affect DST results? Am J Psychiatry. 1986 Feb; 143(2):275-6.
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