Annesa Flentje, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Community Health Systems
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellowship 2015Drug Abuse Treatment Services Research
    University of California, San FranciscoPredoctoral Fellowship2012Clinical Psychology Training Program: Public Service and Minority Cluster
    The University of MontanaPh.D.2012Clinical Psychology
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    National Institutes of Health2018  - 2018Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Award

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    A novel intervention to reduce minority stress in sexual minority women
    Lesbian Health Fund/Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Mar 15, 2018 - Mar 14, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Epigenetic architecture of stress among sexual minority men living with HIV
    University of California, San Francisco-Gladstone Institute of Virology & Immunology Center for AIDS Research Feb 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Gene expression outcomes in interventions for substance using HIV+ minority men
    NIH/NIDA K23DA039800Jul 15, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Flentje, A.AWARENESS: Development of a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention to Address Intersectional Minority Stress for Sexual Minority Men Living with HIV who Use Substances. Psychotherapy. 2019.
    2. Flentje A. AWARENESS: Development of a cognitive-behavioral intervention to address intersectional minority stress for sexual minority men living with HIV who use substances. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2019 Aug 01. PMID: 31368744.
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    3. Lunn MR, Lubensky M, Hunt C, Flentje A, Capriotti MR, Sooksaman C, Harnett T, Currie D, Neal C, Obedin-Maliver J. A digital health research platform for community engagement, recruitment, and retention of sexual and gender minority adults in a national longitudinal cohort study--The PRIDE Study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Jun 04. PMID: 31162545.
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    4. Lunn MR, Capriotti MR, Flentje A, Bibbins-Domingo K, Pletcher MJ, Triano AJ, Sooksaman C, Frazier J, Obedin-Maliver J. Using mobile technology to engage sexual and gender minorities in clinical research. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0216282. PMID: 31048870.
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    5. Flowers E, Flentje A, Levine J, Olshen A, Hammer M, Paul S, Conley Y, Miaskowski C, Kober KM. A Pilot Study Using a Multistaged Integrated Analysis of Gene Expression and Methylation to Evaluate Mechanisms for Evening Fatigue in Women Who Received Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Biol Res Nurs. 2019 03; 21(2):142-156. PMID: 30701989.
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    6. Dobbins S, Hubbard E, Flentje A, Dawson-Rose C, Leutwyler H. Play provides social connection for older adults with serious mental illness: A grounded theory analysis of a 10-week exergame intervention. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Dec 27; 1-8. PMID: 30586998.
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    7. Flentje A, Brennan J, Satyanarayana S, Shumway M, Riley E. Quantifying Sexual Orientation Among Homeless and Unstably Housed Women in a Longitudinal Study: Identity, Behavior, and Fluctuations Over a Three-Year Period. J Homosex. 2018 Nov 07; 1-21. PMID: 30403568.
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    8. Carrico AW, Flentje A, Kober K, Lee S, Hunt P, Riley ED, Shoptaw S, Flowers E, Dilworth SE, Pahwa S, Aouizerat BE. Recent stimulant use and leukocyte gene expression in methamphetamine users with treated HIV infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 07; 71:108-115. PMID: 29679637.
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    9. Flentje A, Kober KM, Carrico AW, Neilands TB, Flowers E, Heck NC, Aouizerat BE. Minority stress and leukocyte gene expression in sexual minority men living with treated HIV infection. Brain Behav Immun. 2018 05; 70:335-345. PMID: 29548994.
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    10. Livingston NA, Flentje A, Heck NC, Szalda-Petree A, Cochran BN. Ecological momentary assessment of daily discrimination experiences and nicotine, alcohol, and drug use among sexual and gender minority individuals. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Dec; 85(12):1131-1143. PMID: 29189029.
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    11. Kim JE, Flentje A, Tsoh JY, Riley ED. Cigarette Smoking among Women Who Are Homeless or Unstably Housed: Examining the Role of Food Insecurity. J Urban Health. 2017 08; 94(4):514-524. PMID: 28589340.
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    12. Young DA, Shumway M, Flentje A, Riley ED. The relationship between childhood abuse and violent victimization in homeless and marginally housed women: The role of dissociation as a potential mediator. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Sep; 9(5):613-621. PMID: 28581316.
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    13. Carrico AW, Storholm ED, Flentje A, Arnold EA, Pollack LM, Neilands TB, Rebchook GM, Peterson JL, Eke A, Johnson W, Kegeles SM. Spirituality/religiosity, substance use, and HIV testing among young black men who have sex with men. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 05 01; 174:106-112. PMID: 28319751.
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    14. Flentje A, Shumway M, Wong LH, Riley ED. Psychiatric Risk in Unstably Housed Sexual Minority Women: Relationship between Sexual and Racial Minority Status and Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Psychiatric Diagnoses. Womens Health Issues. 2017 May - Jun; 27(3):294-301. PMID: 28108194.
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    15. Flentje A, Leon A, Carrico A, Zheng D, Dilley J. Mental and Physical Health among Homeless Sexual and Gender Minorities in a Major Urban US City. J Urban Health. 2016 12; 93(6):997-1009. PMID: 27699581.
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    16. Wong LH, Shumway M, Flentje A, Riley ED. Multiple Types of Childhood and Adult Violence Among Homeless and Unstably Housed Women in San Francisco. Violence Vict. 2016 12 01; 31(6):1171-1182. PMID: 27640925.
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    17. Rutter TM, Flentje A, Dilley JW, Barakat S, Liu NH, Gross MS, Muñoz RF, Leykin Y. Sexual orientation and treatment-seeking for depression in a multilingual worldwide sample. J Affect Disord. 2016 Dec; 206:87-93. PMID: 27466746.
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    18. Heck NC, Mirabito LA, LeMaire K, Livingston NA, Flentje A. Omitted data in randomized controlled trials for anxiety and depression: A systematic review of the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Jan; 85(1):72-76. PMID: 27845517.
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    19. Flentje A, Livingston NA, Sorensen JL. Meeting the Needs of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients in Substance Abuse Treatment. Counselor (Deerfield Beach). 2016 May-Jun; 17(3):54-59. PMID: 28111527.
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    20. Gómez W, Flentje A, Schustack A, Ramirez-Forcier J, Andrews B, Dilworth SE, Riley ED, Curotto A, Carrico AW. Navigating Barriers to Vocational Rehabilitation for HIV-Positive Persons. AIDS Behav. 2016 05; 20(5):1132-42. PMID: 26696259.
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    21. Livingston NA, Heck NC, Flentje A, Gleason H, Oost KM, Cochran BN. Sexual Minority Stress and Suicide Risk: Identifying Resilience through Personality Profile Analysis. Psychol Sex Orientat Gend Divers. 2015 Sep; 2(3):321-328. PMID: 26640810.
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    22. Flentje A, Livingston NA, Roley J, Sorensen JL. Mental and Physical Health Needs of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients in Substance Abuse Treatment. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Nov; 58:78-83. PMID: 26314505; PMCID: PMC4581963 [Available on 11/01/16].
    23. Livingston, N., Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., Gleason, H., Oost, K., & Cochran, B. N. (In press).Personality typology and suicidality: Exploring risk at the intersection of sexual minority stress and dispositional resilience. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 2015.
    24. Guydish J, Masson C, Flentje A, Shopshire M, Sorensen JL. Scientific writing seminar for early-stage investigators in substance abuse research. Subst Abus. 2016; 37(1):238-41. PMID: 25893689; PMCID: PMC4615274 [Available on 01/01/17].
    25. Flentje A, Heck NC, Sorensen JL. Substance use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients entering substance abuse treatment: Comparisons to heterosexual clients. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Apr; 83(2):325-34. PMID: 25622196; PMCID: PMC4380585.
    26. Flentje A, Bacca CL, Cochran BN. Missing data in substance abuse research? Researchers' reporting practices of sexual orientation and gender identity. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Feb 01; 147:280-4. PMID: 25496705.
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    27. Carrico AW, Flentje A, Gruber VA, Woods WJ, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Neilands TB, Jain J, Siever MD. Community-based harm reduction substance abuse treatment with methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. J Urban Health. 2014 Jun; 91(3):555-67. PMID: 24744105; PMCID: PMC4074324.
    28. Cochran BN, Flentje A, Heck NC, Van Den Bos J, Perlman D, Torres J, Valuck R, Carter J. Factors predicting development of opioid use disorders among individuals who receive an initial opioid prescription: mathematical modeling using a database of commercially-insured individuals. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 May 01; 138:202-8. PMID: 24679839; PMCID: PMC4046908.
    29. Flentje A, Heck NC, Sorensen JL. Characteristics of transgender individuals entering substance abuse treatment. Addict Behav. 2014 May; 39(5):969-75. PMID: 24561017.
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    30. Heck NC, Livingston NA, Flentje A, Oost K, Stewart BT, Cochran BN. Reducing risk for illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse: High school gay-straight alliances and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. Addict Behav. 2014 Apr; 39(4):824-8. PMID: 24531638; PMCID: PMC4066611.
    31. Flentje A, Heck NC, Cochran BN. Experiences of ex-ex-gay individuals in sexual reorientation therapy: reasons for seeking treatment, perceived helpfulness and harmfulness of treatment, and post-treatment identification. J Homosex. 2014; 61(9):1242-68. PMID: 24960142.
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    32. Flentje, A., Heck, N. C., & Cochran, B. N.Sexual reorientation therapy interventions: Perspectives of ex-ex-gay individuals. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Healt. 2013; 17(3):256-277.
    33. Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., & Cochran, B. N. .The initial interview with LGBT clients: Starting from a place of affirmation. The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 2013; 43(1):23-32.
    34. Flentje, A. & Sorensen, J. L. .PsycCRITIQUES. Empirically supported drug treatment for all: Helping a nation get “Clean”. 2013; 58(45).
    35. Cochran BN, Balsam K, Flentje A, Malte CA, Simpson T. Mental health characteristics of sexual minority veterans. J Homosex. 2013; 60(2-3):419-35. PMID: 23414280.
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    36. Flentje A, Sorensen JL. Empirically supported drug treatment for all: Helping a nation get "Clean" Psyccritiques. 2013; 58(45). PMID: 24976802.
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    37. Heck, N. C., Flentje, A., & Cochran, B. N.Offsetting the risk: The benefits of attending a high school with a Gay-Straight Alliance for sexual minority youth. School Psychology Quarterly. 2011; 26(2):161-174.
    38. Denis, D. J., Flentje Santa, A., Burfeind, C. .N. J. Salkind (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Research Design. Alternative Hypotheses. 2010.
    39. Cochran, B. N., Stewart, A. J., Kiklevich, A. K., Flentje, A., & Wong, C. .The impact of extratherapeutic encounters: Individual reactions to both hypothetical and actual incidental contact with the therapist. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 2009; 40(5):510-517.
    40. Cochran, B.N., Peavy, K.M., & Flentje Santa, A. F. .Differentiating LGBT individuals in substance abuse treatment: analyses based on sexuality and drug preference. Journal of LGBT Health Research. 2008; 3(2):63-75.
    41. Seekins, T., Bridges, S., Flentje Santa , A. F., Denis, D. J., & Hartsell, A. .Faith based organizations: A potential partner in rural transportation. Journal of Public Transportation. 2008; 11:109-125.
    42. Flentje Santa, A., & Cochran, B.N. .Does the impact of anti-drinking and driving public service announcements differ based on message type and viewer characteristics?. Journal of Drug Education. 2008; 38(2):109-129.
    43. Cochran, B.N. & Flentje Santa, A.The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History. Drugs and Alcohol. 69-72.