Sarah Woolf-King, PhD, MPH
|Arizona State University||B.S.||Psychology||2002|
|Syracuse University||M.S./Ph.D.||Clinical Psychology||2010|
|University of California, Berkeley||M.P.H.||Epidemiology||2011|
|VA Palo Alto Health Care System||Intern||Behavioral Medicine||2010|
|University of California, San Francisco||T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship||Center for AIDS Prevention Studies||2013|
|Hellman Fellows Fund||2015
||2018||Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)|
||2016||Loan Repayment Program in Clinical Research|
||2010||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31)|
My research is broadly concerned with the intersection between psychology and health, with a focus on populations affected by 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) longitudinal study examining the event-level relationship between alcohol use and sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (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 brief interventions (SBI) 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 be delivered in specialty medical clinics, and can enhance the care of patients and families coping with chronic medical conditions.
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