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    Sarah Woolf-King, PhD, MPH

    TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address550 16th. Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
    Phone415-476-6415
    EmailSarah.Woolf-King@ucsf.edu
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      Arizona State UniversityB.S.Psychology2002
      Syracuse UniversityM.S./Ph.D.Clinical Psychology2010
      University of California, BerkeleyM.P.H.Epidemiology2011
      VA Palo Alto Health Care SystemInternBehavioral Medicine2010
      University of California, San FranciscoT32 Postdoctoral FellowshipCenter for AIDS Prevention Studies2013
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      Hellman Fellows Fund2015 - 2017Hellman Fellow
      NIH/NIAAA2013 - 2018Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
      NIH/NIAAA2011 - 2016Loan Repayment Program in Clinical Research
      NIH/NIAAA2008 - 2010Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)
      UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)2012 - 2014Mentored Scientist Award in HIV/AIDS

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      I am a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY28178) and my research is broadly concerned with the intersection between psychology and health. I focus on populations affected by substance use, HIV, and congenital heart defects (CHD). The primary aim of my HIV research is to better characterize the impact of alcohol use on HIV treatment and prevention in both domestic and international populations. To accomplish this aim, I am currently conducting an NIH/NIAAA-funded (K01) ecological momentary assessment (EMA) study examining the event-level relationship between alcohol use and sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). I am also involved with several projects in East Africa examining alcohol use among HIV-positive adults and assessing the impact of screening and brief interventions to reduce this alcohol use. I have a second line of research examining the behavioral health needs of parents of children with critical CHDs, and I currently have a Hellman-funded project in association with the Pediatric Heart Center at UCSF to support this work. By advancing this research program, I hope to design integrated behavioral medicine interventions that can enhance the care of patients and families coping with chronic medical conditions.


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      1. Navadeh S, Mirzazadeh A, McFarland W, Woolf-King S, Mansournia MA, et al. Using expert opinion to quantify unmeasured confounding bias parameters. Can J Public Health. 2016; 107(1):e43-8. PMID: 27348109.
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      2. Woolf-King SE, Muyindike W, Hobbs MM, Kusasira A, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Johnson MO, Hahn JA. Vaginal Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Is a Useful Biomarker of Semen Exposure Among HIV-Infected Ugandan Women. AIDS Behav. 2016 May 25. PMID: 27224979.
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      3. Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike W, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King S, Hahn JA. Alcohol Interactive Toxicity Beliefs and ART Non-adherence Among HIV-Infected Current Drinkers in Mbarara, Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2016 May 19. PMID: 27198557.
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      4. 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. 2016 Feb; 111(2):272-9. PMID: 26381193.
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      5. Sundararajan R, Wyatt MA, Woolf-King S, Pisarski EE, Emenyonu N, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA, Ware NC. Qualitative study of changes in alcohol use among HIV-infected adults entering care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in rural southwest Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2015 Apr; 19(4):732-41. PMID: 25323678; PMCID: PMC4392168.
      6. Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Carrico AW, Maisto SA, Hahn JA. Development and validation of the East Africa Alcohol Expectancy Scale (AFEXS). J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Mar; 76(2):336-43. PMID: 25785809.
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      7. Gamarel KE, Woolf-King SE, Carrico AW, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. Stimulant use patterns and HIV transmission risk among HIV-serodiscordant male couples. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Feb 1; 68(2):147-51. PMID: 25590269; PMCID: PMC4296895 [Available on 02/01/16].
      8. Woolf-King SE, Maisto SA. The effects of alcohol, relationship power, and partner type on perceived difficulty implementing condom use among African American adults: an experimental study. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Apr; 44(3):571-81. PMID: 25277692; PMCID: PMC4359030 [Available on 04/01/16].
      9. 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. PMID: 24726318; PMCID: PMC4048569.
      10. 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. PMID: 24215238; PMCID: PMC4001861.
      11. Woolf-King SE, Rice TM, Truong HM, Woods WJ, Jerome RC, Carrico AW. Substance use and HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men: the role of sexual compulsivity. J Urban Health. 2013 Oct; 90(5):948-52. PMID: 23974946; PMCID: PMC3795185.
      12. Woolf-King, SE, Steinmaus, CM, Reingold, AL, Hahn, JA. . An update on alcohol use and risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: Meta-analysis and future research directions. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. 2013; 1(2):99-110.
      13. Maisto SA, Palfai T, Vanable PA, Heath J, Woolf-King SE. The effects of alcohol and sexual arousal on determinants of sexual risk in men who have sex with men. Arch Sex Behav. 2012 Aug; 41(4):971-86. PMID: 22009480; PMCID: PMC3745008.
      14. Hahn JA, Woolf-King SE, Muyindike W. Adding fuel to the fire: alcohol's effect on the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2011 Sep; 8(3):172-80. PMID: 21713433.
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      15. Woolf-King SE, Maisto S, Carey M, Vanable P. Selection of film clips and development of a video for the investigation of sexual decision making among men who have sex with men. J Sex Res. 2010 Nov; 47(6):589-97. PMID: 19760530; PMCID: PMC3734861.
      16. Woolf-King SE, Maisto SA. Alcohol use and high-risk sexual behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa: a narrative review. Arch Sex Behav. 2011 Feb; 40(1):17-42. PMID: 19705274.
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      17. Woolf SE, Maisto SA. Alcohol use and risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2009 Aug; 13(4):757-82. PMID: 18236149.
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      18. Woolf, SE, Maisto, SA. . Gender differences in condom use behavior? The role of power and partner-type. Sex Roles. 2008; 9-10(58):689-701.
      19. Woolf, SE, Maisto, SA. . Book Review: Rethinking substance abuse: What the science shows, and what we should do about it, (2006), 320 pp. William R. Miller, Kathleen M. Carroll (Eds.), The Guilford Press, New York,. Addiction. 2007; (102):1841.
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