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Anna Leddy, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-6319
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    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDPhD2017Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDMHS2014Social Factors in Health
    University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CAB.A.2009Psychology
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    University of California, San Francisco2018  - 2019CFAR Mentored Scientist Research Award
    NIMH2016  - 2017F31 NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  - 2017Doctoral Distinguished Research Award
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  - 2014Delta Omega Honorary Society
    University of California, Berkeley  - 2009Phi Beta Kappa

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    Anna Leddy is postdoctoral fellow in the Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research seeks to understand and intervene upon social and structural factors that contribute to HIV and limit engagement along the HIV care continuum. Most of this work is conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and involves vulnerable populations including women, adolescents, and female sex workers. Recently, she has worked on a community mobilization intervention with female sex workers in Tanzania to prevent GBV and improve HIV prevention and engagement in HIV care and treatment. Her research is informed by social and behavioral theory and employs both qualitative and quantitative methods to gain a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics that increase risk for HIV and limit engagement in HIV care and treatment.

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    1. Mantsios A, Galai N, Mbwambo J, Likindikoki S, Shembilu C, Mwampashi A, Beckham SW, Leddy A, Davis W, Sherman S, Kennedy C, Kerrigan D. Community Savings Groups, Financial Security, and HIV Risk Among Female Sex Workers in Iringa, Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2018 Nov; 22(11):3742-3750. PMID: 29478147.
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    2. Patel RC, Leddy AM, Odoyo J, Anand K, Stanford-Moore G, Wakhungu I, Bukusi EA, Baeten JM, Brown JM. What motivates serodiscordant couples to prevent HIV transmission within their relationships: findings from a PrEP implementation study in Kenya. Cult Health Sex. 2018 Jun; 20(6):625-639. PMID: 28903628.
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    3. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Leddy A, Johnson MO, Ngubane T, Darbes LA, van Rooyen H. "If She is Drunk, I Don't Want Her to Take it": Partner Beliefs and Influence on Use of Alcohol and Antiretroviral Therapy in South African Couples. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7):1885-1891. PMID: 28150121.
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    4. Conroy A, Leddy A, Johnson M, Ngubane T, van Rooyen H, Darbes L. 'I told her this is your life': relationship dynamics, partner support and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among South African couples. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Nov; 19(11):1239-1253. PMID: 28398134.
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    5. Kerrigan D, Mbwambo J, Likindikoki S, Beckham S, Mwampashi A, Shembilu C, Mantsios A, Leddy A, Davis W, Galai N. Project Shikamana: Baseline Findings From a Community Empowerment-Based Combination HIV Prevention Trial Among Female Sex Workers in Iringa, Tanzania. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 01 01; 74 Suppl 1:S60-S68. PMID: 27930613.
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    6. Brown J, Njoroge B, Akama E, Breitnauer B, Leddy A, Darbes L, Omondi R, Mmeje O. A Novel Safer Conception Counseling Toolkit for the Prevention of HIV: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation in Kisumu, Kenya. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 12; 28(6):524-538. PMID: 27925487.
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    7. Mmeje O, Njoroge B, Akama E, Leddy A, Breitnauer B, Darbes L, Brown J. Perspectives of healthcare providers and HIV-affected individuals and couples during the development of a Safer Conception Counseling Toolkit in Kenya: stigma, fears, and recommendations for the delivery of services. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(6):750-7. PMID: 26960581.
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    8. Leddy A, Chakravarty D, Dladla S, de Bruyn G, Darbes L. Sexual communication self-efficacy, hegemonic masculine norms and condom use among heterosexual couples in South Africa. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(2):228-33. PMID: 26344386.
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    9. Breitnauer BT, Mmeje O, Njoroge B, Darbes LA, Leddy A, Brown J. Community perceptions of childbearing and use of safer conception strategies among HIV-discordant couples in Kisumu, Kenya. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015; 18:19972. PMID: 26077644; PMCID: PMC4468054.
    10. Huchko MJ, Woo V, Liegler T, Leddy A, Smith-McCune K, Sawaya GF, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR. Is there an association between HIV-1 genital shedding and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2/3 among women on antiretroviral therapy? J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2013 Jul; 17(3):354-60. PMID: 23486070; PMCID: PMC3690152.