Nora West, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Specialist, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #001
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MarylandPhD08/2021International Health, Social and Behavioral Interventions
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaMPH05/2012Health Behavior

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    I am a specialist in the UCSF Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. My research focuses on understanding trajectories of mental health during TB diagnosis and treatment, the influence of mental health on engagement with the TB diagnosis and care cascade, and implementation science approaches for the integration of mental health services into TB care and treatment.
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    1. From trauma to transmission: exploring the intersection of adversity, substance use, and HIV risk in women's life histories. Int J Equity Health. 2023 09 01; 22(1):174. West NS, Kussaga F, Rittenhouse A, Duroseau B, Knight D, Mbwambo J, Likindikoki S, Saleem HT. PMID: 37658358; PMCID: PMC10474777.
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    2. Prevalence and predictors of depressive and anxiety symptoms in a sample of women who use drugs in Tanzania: the key role of drug use stigma. BMC Psychiatry. 2023 07 18; 23(1):517. Saleem HT, West NS, Likindikoki S. PMID: 37464339; PMCID: PMC10354950.
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    3. Household- Versus Incentive-Based Contact Investigation for Tuberculosis in Rural South Africa: A Cluster-Randomized Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 04 03; 76(7):1164-1172. Hanrahan CF, Nonyane BAS, Lebina L, Mmolawa L, Siwelana T, West NS, Albaugh N, Martinson N, Dowdy DW. PMID: 36458857; PMCID: PMC10319771.
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    4. Economic, social, and clinic influences on opioid treatment program retention in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a qualitative study. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2023 03 27; 18(1):19. Knight D, Nkya IH, West NS, Yang C, Kidorf M, Latkin C, Saleem HT. PMID: 36973794; PMCID: PMC10042396.
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    5. Mental Health Problems Across the HIV Care Continuum for Adolescents Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Scoping Review. AIDS Behav. 2023 Aug; 27(8):2548-2565. Poku OB, West NS, Eschliman EL, Dangerfield DT, Bass J, Kennedy CE, Murray SM. PMID: 36650389; PMCID: PMC10350473.
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    6. "A Double Stress": The Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among People Living with HIV in Rakai, Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2022 Jan; 26(1):261-265. West NS, Ddaaki W, Nakyanjo N, Isabirye D, Nakubulwa R, Nalugoda F, Kagaayi J, Kennedy CE. PMID: 34292428; PMCID: PMC8295456.
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    7. Post-trial perceptions of a symptom-based TB screening intervention in South Africa: implementation insights and future directions for TB preventive healthcare services. BMC Nurs. 2021 Feb 08; 20(1):29. Salazar-Austin N, Milovanovic M, West NS, Tladi M, Barnes GL, Variava E, Martinson N, Chaisson RE, Kerrigan D. PMID: 33557831; PMCID: PMC7869510.
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    8. Selfie consents, remote rapport, and Zoom debriefings: collecting qualitative data amid a pandemic in four resource-constrained settings. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 01; 6(1). Reñosa MDC, Mwamba C, Meghani A, West NS, Hariyani S, Ddaaki W, Sharma A, Beres LK, McMahon S. PMID: 33419929; PMCID: PMC7798410.
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    9. Perceptions of Community and Clinic-Based Adherence Clubs for Patients Stable on Antiretroviral Treatment: A Mixed Methods Study. AIDS Behav. 2020 Apr; 24(4):1197-1206. Mudavanhu M, West NS, Schwartz SR, Mutunga L, Keyser V, Bassett J, Van Rie A, Hanrahan CF. PMID: 31560093; PMCID: PMC9933863.
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    10. Risk factors for catastrophic costs associated with tuberculosis in rural South Africa. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2019 06 01; 23(6):756-763. Stracker N, Hanrahan C, Mmolawa L, Nonyane B, Tampi R, Tucker A, West N, Lebina L, Martinson N, Dowdy D. PMID: 31315710; PMCID: PMC6755915.
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    11. The impact of community- versus clinic-based adherence clubs on loss from care and viral suppression for antiretroviral therapy patients: Findings from a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in South Africa. PLoS Med. 2019 05; 16(5):e1002808. Hanrahan CF, Schwartz SR, Mudavanhu M, West NS, Mutunga L, Keyser V, Bassett J, Van Rie A. PMID: 31112543; PMCID: PMC6528966.
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    12. Contact tracing versus facility-based screening for active TB case finding in rural South Africa: A pragmatic cluster-randomized trial (Kharitode TB). PLoS Med. 2019 04; 16(4):e1002796. Hanrahan CF, Nonyane BAS, Mmolawa L, West NS, Siwelana T, Lebina L, Martinson N, Dowdy DW. PMID: 31039165; PMCID: PMC6490908.
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    13. Infant feeding by South African mothers living with HIV: implications for future training of health care workers and the need for consistent counseling. Int Breastfeed J. 2019; 14:11. West NS, Schwartz SR, Yende N, Schwartz SJ, Parmley L, Gadarowski MB, Mutunga L, Bassett J, Van Rie A. PMID: 30815026; PMCID: PMC6376722.
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    14. Siyaphambili protocol: An evaluation of randomized, nurse-led adaptive HIV treatment interventions for cisgender female sex workers living with HIV in Durban, South Africa. Res Nurs Health. 2019 04; 42(2):107-118. Comins CA, Schwartz SR, Phetlhu DR, Guddera V, Young K, Farley JE, West N, Parmley L, Geng E, Beyrer C, Dowdy D, Mishra S, Hausler H, Baral S. PMID: 30644999; PMCID: PMC6666398.
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    15. Mental health in South African adolescents living with HIV. AIDS Care. 2019 01; 31(1):117-124. West N, Schwartz S, Mudavanhu M, Hanrahan C, France H, Nel J, Mutunga L, Bernhardt S, Bassett J, Van Rie A. PMID: 30304947.
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    16. Improving active case finding for tuberculosis in South Africa: informing innovative implementation approaches in the context of the Kharitode trial through formative research. Health Res Policy Syst. 2017 May 30; 15(1):42. Kerrigan D, West N, Tudor C, Hanrahan CF, Lebina L, Msandiwa R, Mmolawa L, Martinson N, Dowdy D. PMID: 28558737; PMCID: PMC5450237.
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    17. Acceptability and Preferences among Men and Women for Male Involvement in Antenatal Care. J Pregnancy. 2017; 2017:4758017. Yende N, Van Rie A, West NS, Bassett J, Schwartz SR. PMID: 28243473; PMCID: PMC5294384.
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    18. Prevalence of latent tuberculosis infection and predictive factors in an urban informal settlement in Johannesburg, South Africa: a cross-sectional study. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 11 08; 16(1):661. Ncayiyana JR, Bassett J, West N, Westreich D, Musenge E, Emch M, Pettifor A, Hanrahan CF, Schwartz SR, Sanne I, van Rie A. PMID: 27825307; PMCID: PMC5101651.
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    19. "I don't know if this is right … but this is what I'm offering": healthcare provider knowledge, practice, and attitudes towards safer conception for HIV-affected couples in the context of Southern African guidelines. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(3):390-6. West N, Schwartz S, Phofa R, Yende N, Bassett J, Sanne I, Van Rie A. PMID: 26445035; PMCID: PMC4882088.
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    20. Acceptability and preferences for safer conception HIV prevention strategies: a qualitative study. Int J STD AIDS. 2016 10; 27(11):984-92. Schwartz SR, West N, Phofa R, Yende N, Sanne I, Bassett J, Van Rie A. PMID: 26384950; PMCID: PMC4889551.
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