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    Sarah Woolf-King, PhD, MPH

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address50 Beale Street
    San Francisco CA 94143

       Awards and Honors
      NIAAA2011 - 2014Loan Repayment Program in Clinical Research
      NIAAA2008 - 2010Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Services Award (NRSA); F31AA1707601A1

      The primary aim of my 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 NIAAA-funded (K01) longitudinal study examining the event-level relationship between alcohol use and sexual risk behavior among HIV+ MSM using interactive voice response (IVR) technology. 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 (SBI) to reduce this alcohol use. By advancing this research program, I hope to enhance HIV treatment-related outcomes and decrease the risk of onward transmission among people living with HIV who consume alcohol, thereby increasing the efficacy of HIV “treatment as prevention.”


      2002: B.S., Psychology, Arizona State University

      2003: AmeriCorps Member, City Year, Washington, D.C.

      2006: M.S., Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University

      2010: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University

      2010: Intern, Behavioral Medicine, VA Palo Alto

      2011: M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley

      2013: TAPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF

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      1. 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. 2013 Nov 12.
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      2. Woolf-King SE, Rice TM, Truong HH, 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.
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      3. 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.
      4. 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.
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      5. 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.
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      6. 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.
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      7. 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.
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      8. 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.
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      9. 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.
      10. 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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