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Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, MPH, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-502-1000 ext. 17155
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    University of California BerkeleyMPH2000Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    University of California BerkeleyPhD 2011Epidemiology

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    Mi-Suk Kang Dufour is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Division of Prevention Science, and the Global Health Sciences group. She also teaches in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology division at UC Berkeley. Her research interests lie in the area of implementation science with an emphasis on reproductive health, HIV and malaria programs. She is particularly interested in the application of quantitative methods to the evaluation of population interventions in the effectiveness and scale up phases of implementation.

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    Understanding Loss to Care Following Pregnancy
    NIH/NIMH R03MH113489Dec 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Economic Status, Mental Health and HIV in Adolescent Orphan Girls in Zimbabwe
    NIH/NIMH F31MH086369Jan 13, 2010 - Jan 12, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Janet J M, Mi-Suk KD, Kimberly A K, Ifeoma U, Remi F, Rebecca P, Kristin K, Xavier E, Horowitz J, Robert G, Jeffrey H B. Adherence to PrEP among young men who have sex with men participating in a sexual health services demonstration project in Alameda County, California. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Apr 06. PMID: 30973542.
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    2. Koester KA, Erguera XA, Kang Dufour MS, Udoh I, Burack JH, Grant RM, Myers JJ. "Losing the Phobia:" Understanding How HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Facilitates Bridging the Serodivide Among Men Who Have Sex With Men. Front Public Health. 2018; 6:250. PMID: 30238001.
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    3. Lightfoot MA, Campbell CK, Moss N, Treves-Kagan S, Agnew E, Kang Dufour MS, Scott H, Sa'id AM, Lippman SA. Using a Social Network Strategy to Distribute HIV Self-Test Kits to African American and Latino MSM. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Sep 01; 79(1):38-45. PMID: 29771792.
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    4. Medzihradsky OF, Kleinschmidt I, Mumbengegwi D, Roberts KW, McCreesh P, Dufour MK, Uusiku P, Katokele S, Bennett A, Smith J, Sturrock H, Prach LM, Ntuku H, Tambo M, Didier B, Greenhouse B, Gani Z, Aerts A, Gosling R, Hsiang MS. Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled factorial design trial to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of reactive focal mass drug administration and vector control to reduce malaria transmission in the low endemic setting of Namibia. BMJ Open. 2018 01 27; 8(1):e019294. PMID: 29374672.
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    5. Myers JJ, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Morewitz M, Packard R, Monico Klein K, Estes M, Williams B, Riker A, Tulsky J. The Effect of Patient Navigation on the Likelihood of Engagement in Clinical Care for HIV-Infected Individuals Leaving Jail. Am J Public Health. 2018 Mar; 108(3):385-392. PMID: 29345992.
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    6. Myers JJ, Koester KA, Kang Dufour MS, Jordan AO, Cruzado-Quinone J, Riker A. Patient navigators effectively support HIV-infected individuals returning to the community from jail settings. Int J Prison Health. 2017 09 11; 13(3-4):213-218. PMID: 28914126.
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    7. Dlamini N, Hsiang MS, Ntshalintshali N, Pindolia D, Allen R, Nhlabathi N, Novotny J, Kang Dufour MS, Midekisa A, Gosling R, LeMenach A, Cohen J, Dorsey G, Greenhouse B, Kunene S. Low-Quality Housing Is Associated With Increased Risk of Malaria Infection: A National Population-Based Study From the Low Transmission Setting of Swaziland. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(2):ofx071. PMID: 28580365.
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    8. Lippman SA, Pettifor A, Rebombo D, Julien A, Wagner RG, Kang Dufour MS, Kabudula CW, Neilands TB, Twine R, Gottert A, Gómez-Olivé FX, Tollman SM, Sanne I, Peacock D, Kahn K. Evaluation of the Tsima community mobilization intervention to improve engagement in HIV testing and care in South Africa: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2017 Jan 17; 12(1):9. PMID: 28095904.
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    9. Khamarko K, Kang Dufour MS, Bodach S, Myers JJ. Impact of AIDS Education and Training Centers on the US HIV Medical Workforce. Am J Public Health. 2016 Dec; 106(12):2190-2193. PMID: 27736204.
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    10. Buzdugan R, Kang Dufour MS, McCoy SI, Watadzaushe C, Dirawo J, Mushavi A, Mujuru HA, Mahomva A, Kangwende RA, Hakobyan A, Mugurungi O, Cowan FM, Padian NS. Option A improved HIV-free infant survival and mother to child HIV transmission at 9-18 months in Zimbabwe. AIDS. 2016 06 19; 30(10):1655-62. PMID: 27058354.
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    11. Mkhonta N, Allen R, Pindolia D, Ntshalintshali N, Novotny J, Kang Dufour M, Gosling R, LeMenach A, Cohen J, Midekisa V, Greenhouse B, Hsiang MS, Kunene S. .Housing quality as a potential risk factor for locally acquired malaria infection in Swaziland. Annals of Global Health. 2016; 82:n3;397-436.
    12. Buisker TR, Dufour MS, Myers JJ. Recall of Nadir CD4 Cell Count and Most Recent HIV Viral Load Among HIV-Infected, Socially Marginalized Adults. AIDS Behav. 2015 Nov; 19(11):2108-16. PMID: 25711297; PMCID: PMC4579050 [Available on 11/01/16].
    13. Buzdugan R, McCoy SI, Watadzaushe C, Kang Dufour MS, Petersen M, Dirawo J, Mushavi A, Mujuru HA, Mahomva A, Musarandega R, Hakobyan A, Mugurungi O, Cowan FM, Padian NS. Evaluating the Impact of Zimbabwe's Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Program: Population-Level Estimates of HIV-Free Infant Survival Pre-Option A. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134571. PMID: 26248197; PMCID: PMC4527770.
    14. Gupta N, Schmidt H, Buisker T, Dufour MS, Goldenson J, Myers J, Tulsky J. After the Fact: A Brief Educational Program on HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Female Detainees in a Local Jail. J Correct Health Care. 2015 Apr; 21(2):140-51. PMID: 25788609.
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    15. Dunbar MS, Kang Dufour MS, Lambdin B, Mudekunye-Mahaka I, Nhamo D, Padian NS. The SHAZ! project: results from a pilot randomized trial of a structural intervention to prevent HIV among adolescent women in Zimbabwe. PLoS One. 2014; 9(11):e113621. PMID: 25415455.
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    16. Snowden JM, Mortimer KM, Kang Dufour MS, Tager IB. Population intervention models to estimate ambient NO2 health effects in children with asthma. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 25(6):567-73. PMID: 25182844; PMCID: PMC4565777.
    17. Koester KA, Morewitz M, Pearson C, Weeks J, Packard R, Estes M, Tulsky J, Kang-Dufour MS, Myers JJ. Patient navigation facilitates medical and social services engagement among HIV-infected individuals leaving jail and returning to the community. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2014 Feb; 28(2):82-90. PMID: 24517539; PMCID: PMC3926180.
    18. Capital Ka Cyrilliciriazova TK, Neduzhko OO, Kang Dufour M, Culyba RJ, Myers JJ. Evaluation of the effectiveness of HIV voluntary counseling and testing trainings for clinicians in the Odessa region of Ukraine. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S89-95. PMID: 23807077.
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    19. Newmann SJ, Dufour MS, McFarland W, Oderman L, Kellogg T, Louie B, Drey EA. HIV voluntary counseling and testing at an abortion clinic: missed opportunities for diagnosis. Contraception. 2013 Jul; 88(1):147-52. PMID: 23312935.
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    20. Kang Dufour M, Maiorana A, Allen C, Kassie N, Thomas M, Myers JJ.How Faith Based Organizations’ doctrines regarding sexuality affect their participation in the public health response to HIV in the Eastern Caribbean. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 2013; 10(3).
    21. Myers JJ, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Rose CD, Shade SB, Maiorana A, Morin SF. Helping clinicians deliver consistent HIV prevention counseling to their HIV-infected patients. AIDS Care. 2013; 25(5):640-5. PMID: 22970975.
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    22. Myers JJ, Bradley-Springer L, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Beane S, Warren N, Beal J, Frank LR. Supporting the integration of HIV testing into primary care settings. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):e25-32. PMID: 22515867; PMCID: PMC3483973.
    23. Rose CD, Koester KA, Kang Dufour MS, Myers JJ, Shade SB, McCready K, Morin S. Messages HIV clinicians use in prevention with positives interventions. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(6):704-11. PMID: 22299672.
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    24. Myers JJ, Koester KA, Dufour MS. Barriers and facilitators to enhancing HIV testing in publicly funded primary care clinics: findings from San Francisco. AIDS Educ Prev. 2011 Jun; 23(3 Suppl):84-95. PMID: 21689039.
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    25. Myers JJ, Shade SB, Rose CD, Koester K, Maiorana A, Malitz FE, Bie J, Kang-Dufour MS, Morin SF. Interventions delivered in clinical settings are effective in reducing risk of HIV transmission among people living with HIV: results from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s Special Projects of National Significance initiative. AIDS Behav. 2010 Jun; 14(3):483-92. PMID: 20229132; PMCID: PMC2865642.
    26. Dunbar MS, Maternowska MC, Kang MS, Laver SM, Mudekunye-Mahaka I, Padian NS. Findings from SHAZ!: a feasibility study of a microcredit and life-skills HIV prevention intervention to reduce risk among adolescent female orphans in Zimbabwe. J Prev Interv Community. 2010; 38(2):147-61. PMID: 20391061; PMCID: PMC4578719.
    27. Myers JJ, Modica C, Dufour MS, Bernstein C, McNamara K. Routine rapid HIV screening in six community health centers serving populations at risk. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Dec; 24(12):1269-74. PMID: 19655204; PMCID: PMC2787931.
    28. Chow J., Kang M., Samuel M.C., Bolan G. .Assessment of the Association of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes with the Use of Population-Based Chlamydia Case Report Registries and Birth Records. Public Health Reports. 2009; (124(2)).
    29. Napierala S, Kang MS, Chipato T, Padian N, van der Straten A. Female condom uptake and acceptability in Zimbabwe. AIDS Educ Prev. 2008 Apr; 20(2):121-34. PMID: 18433318.
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    30. Kang M, Dunbar M, Laver S, Padian N. Maternal versus paternal orphans and HIV/STI risk among adolescent girls in Zimbabwe. AIDS Care. 2008 Feb; 20(2):214-7. PMID: 18293132.
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    31. Kang MS, Buck J, Padian N, Posner SF, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, van der Straten A. The importance of discreet use of the diaphragm to Zimbabwean women and their partners. AIDS Behav. 2007 May; 11(3):443-51. PMID: 17160486.
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    32. Truong HM, Kellogg T, McFarland W, Kang MS, Darney P, Drey EA. Contraceptive intentions among adolescents after abortion. J Adolesc Health. 2006 Aug; 39(2):283-6. PMID: 16857542.
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    33. Posner SF, van der Straten A, Kang MS, Padian N, Chipato T. Introducing diaphragms into the mix: what happens to male condom use patterns? AIDS Behav. 2005 Dec; 9(4):443-9. PMID: 16235134.
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    34. Buck J, Kang MS, van der Straten A, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, Posner S, Padian N. Barrier method preferences and perceptions among Zimbabwean women and their partners. AIDS Behav. 2005 Dec; 9(4):415-22. PMID: 16254738.
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    35. Drey EA, Darney PD, Louie B, Kellogg TA, Kang MS, Prabhu R, Whitaker AK, Chin J, Molina A, McFarland W. HIV sentinel surveillance among women seeking elective pregnancy termination, San Francisco. Sex Transm Dis. 2005 Sep; 32(9):590-2. PMID: 16118609.
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    36. Goldberg AB, Drey EA, Whitaker AK, Kang MS, Meckstroth KR, Darney PD. Misoprostol compared with laminaria before early second-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Aug; 106(2):234-41. PMID: 16055570.
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    37. Learman LA, Drey EA, Gates EA, Kang MS, Washington AE, Kuppermann M. Abortion attitudes of pregnant women in prenatal care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jun; 192(6):1939-45; discussion 1945-7. PMID: 15970856.
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    38. Drey EA, Kang MS, McFarland W, Darney PD. Improving the accuracy of fetal foot length to confirm gestational duration. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Apr; 105(4):773-8. PMID: 15802404.
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    39. van der Straten A, Kang MS, Posner SF, Kamba M, Chipato T, Padian NS. Predictors of diaphragm use as a potential sexually transmitted disease/HIV prevention method in Zimbabwe. Sex Transm Dis. 2005 Jan; 32(1):64-71. PMID: 15614123.
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    40. Goldberg AB, Dean G, Kang MS, Youssof S, Darney PD. Manual versus electric vacuum aspiration for early first-trimester abortion: a controlled study of complication rates. Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jan; 103(1):101-7. PMID: 14704252.
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