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Parya Saberi, PharmD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-502-1000 ext. 17171
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.A.S. in Clinical Research2011 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
    University of California, San Francisco Residency

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    Parya Saberi, PharmD, MAS is an Assistant Professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Saberi is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) through R21 and R34 awards, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) through an R01 award, and the California HIV Research Program (CHRP) for Health Disparities. Her research includes assessing technology-based strategies such as mobile applications, video-conferencing tools, and text messaging to improve ART adherence and engagement in HIV care among youth living with HIV. She is also examining novel adherence assessment methods and an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) tool for healthcare providers who are prescribing PrEP.

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    Improving the HIV PrEP Cascade using an Intervention for Healthcare Providers
    NIH/NINR R01NR017573Sep 20, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    A Mobile Health Application for Engagement in Care among Youth Living with HIV
    NIH/NIMH R34MH114604Aug 15, 2017 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Rx Pix: A Novel Way to Assess Antiretroviral Adherence with Pharmacy Refill Dates
    NIH/NIMH R21MH108414Feb 19, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Technology-based adaptive treatment strategies for antiretroviral adherence
    NIH/NIMH K23MH097649Jun 15, 2012 - Apr 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Quality of Sleep in HIV-Infection: associations with treatment and adherence
    NIH/NIMH F32MH086323Jul 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Wootton AR, Legnitto DA, Gruber VA, Dawson-Rose C, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Telehealth and texting intervention to improve HIV care engagement, mental health and substance use outcomes in youth living with HIV: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 Jul 16; 9(7):e028522. PMID: 31315868.
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    2. Reeder C, Neilands TB, Palar K, Saberi P. Food Insecurity and Unmet Needs Among Youth and Young Adults Living With HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Jun 10. PMID: 31196781.
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    3. Saberi P, Dawson Rose C, Wootton AR, Ming K, Legnitto D, Jeske M, Pollack LM, Johnson MO, Gruber VA, Neilands TB. Use of technology for delivery of mental health and substance use services to youth living with HIV: a mixed-methods perspective. AIDS Care. 2019 May 28; 1-9. PMID: 31132864.
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    4. Erguera XA, Johnson MO, Neilands TB, Ruel T, Berrean B, Thomas S, Saberi P. WYZ: a pilot study protocol for designing and developing a mobile health application for engagement in HIV care and medication adherence in youth and young adults living with HIV. BMJ Open. 2019 May 05; 9(5):e030473. PMID: 31061063.
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    5. Saberi P, Ming K, Legnitto D, Neilands TB, Gandhi M, Johnson MO. Feasibility and acceptability of novel methods to estimate antiretroviral adherence: A longitudinal study. PLoS One. 2019; 14(1):e0210791. PMID: 30645641.
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    6. Saberi P, Neilands TB, Lally MA, Hosek SG, Hightow-Weidman L. The Association between Use of Online Social Networks to Find Sex Partners and Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnosis among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Living with HIV. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2019 Jan-Dec; 18:2325958219867324. PMID: 31389285.
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    7. Olea A, Grochowski J, Luetkemeyer AF, Robb V, Saberi P. Role of a clinical pharmacist as part of a multidisciplinary care team in the treatment of HCV in patients living with HIV/HCV coinfection. Integr Pharm Res Pract. 2018; 7:105-111. PMID: 30214893.
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    8. Saberi P, Ming K, Legnitto D, Neilands TB, Gandhi M, Johnson MO. Novel methods to estimate antiretroviral adherence: protocol for a longitudinal study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2018; 12:1033-1042. PMID: 29950816.
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    9. Saberi P, Ming K, Dawson-Rose C. What does it mean to be youth-friendly? Results from qualitative interviews with health care providers and clinic staff serving youth and young adults living with HIV. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2018; 9:65-75. PMID: 29731672.
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    10. Sauceda JA, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Saberi P. An update on the Barriers to Adherence and a Definition of Self-Report Non-adherence Given Advancements in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). AIDS Behav. 2018 03; 22(3):939-947. PMID: 28352983.
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    11. Saberi P, Berrean B, Thomas S, Gandhi M, Scott H. A Simple Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Optimization Intervention for Health Care Providers Prescribing PrEP: Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res. 2018 Jan-Jun; 2(1). PMID: 30637375.
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    12. Koss CA, Hosek SG, Bacchetti P, Anderson PL, Liu AY, Horng H, Benet LZ, Kuncze K, Louie A, Saberi P, Wilson CM, Gandhi M. Comparison of Measures of Adherence to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Adolescent and Young Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 01 06; 66(2):213-219. PMID: 29020194.
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    13. Saberi P, Neilands TB, Ming K, Johnson MO, Kuncze K, Koss CA, Gandhi M. Strong Correlation Between Concentrations of Antiretrovirals in Home-Collected and Study-Collected Hair Samples: Implications for Adherence Monitoring. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 12 01; 76(4):e101-e103. PMID: 28657913.
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    14. Sauceda JA, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Nonadherence as 4-day Antiretroviral Therapy Interruptions: Do Depression and Race/Ethnicity Matter as Much in the Modern Antiretroviral Therapy Era? AIDS Behav. 2016 11; 20(11):2624-2628. PMID: 26767532.
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    15. van den Berg JJ, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Chen B, Saberi P. Using Path Analysis to Evaluate the Healthcare Empowerment Model Among Persons Living with HIV for Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 11; 30(11):497-505. PMID: 27849372.
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    16. Saberi P, Siedle-Khan R, Sheon N, Lightfoot M. The Use of Mobile Health Applications Among Youth and Young Adults Living with HIV: Focus Group Findings. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2016 06; 30(6):254-60. PMID: 27214751.
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    17. Lippman SA, Shade SB, Sumitani J, DeKadt J, Gilvydis JM, Ratlhagana MJ, Grignon J, Tumbo J, Gilmore H, Agnew E, Saberi P, Barnhart S, Steward WT. Evaluation of short message service and peer navigation to improve engagement in HIV care in South Africa: study protocol for a three-arm cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Feb 06; 17:68. PMID: 26852237.
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    18. Gilvydis JM, Steward WT, Saberi P, Tumbo J, Sumitani J, Barnhart S, Lippman SA. Need for improvements in clinical practice to retain patients in pre-antiretroviral therapy care: Data from rural clinics in North West Province, South Africa. AIDS Care. 2015; 27(10):1275-8. PMID: 26278130.
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    19. Saberi P, Johnson MO. Correlation of Internet Use for Health Care Engagement Purposes and HIV Clinical Outcomes Among HIV-Positive Individuals Using Online Social Media. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(9):1026-32. PMID: 26120890.
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    20. Saberi P, Catz SL, Leyden WA, Stewart C, Ralston JD, Horberg MA, Grothaus L, Silverberg MJ. Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence and Use of an Electronic Shared Medical Record Among People Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jun; 19 Suppl 2:177-85. PMID: 25572829.
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    21. Saberi P, Neilands TB, Vittinghoff E, Johnson MO, Chesney M, Cohn SE. Barriers to antiretroviral therapy adherence and plasma HIV RNA suppression among AIDS clinical trials group study participants. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2015 Mar; 29(3):111-6. PMID: 25615029.
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    22. Saberi P, Mayer K, Vittinghoff E, Naar-King S. Correlation between use of antiretroviral adherence devices by HIV-infected youth and plasma HIV RNA and self-reported adherence. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jan; 19(1):93-103. PMID: 24879628.
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    23. Saberi P, Johnson MO. Moving toward a novel and comprehensive behavioral composite of engagement in HIV care. AIDS Care. 2015; 27(5):660-4. PMID: 25471139.
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    24. Saberi P, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. Association between dog guardianship and HIV clinical outcomes. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):300-4. PMID: 25513022.
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    25. Yuan P, Bare MG, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Using online social media for recruitment of human immunodeficiency virus-positive participants: a cross-sectional survey. J Med Internet Res. 2014 May 01; 16(5):e117. PMID: 24784982.
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    26. Sevelius JM, Saberi P, Johnson MO. Correlates of antiretroviral adherence and viral load among transgender women living with HIV. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(8):976-82. PMID: 24646419.
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    27. Cocohoba J, Dong BJ, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Reporting of critical information in studies of pharmacists in HIV care. Int J Pharm Pract. 2014 Dec; 22(6):375-85. PMID: 24467531.
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    28. Saberi P, Yuan P, John M, Sheon N, Johnson MO. A pilot study to engage and counsel HIV-positive African American youth via telehealth technology. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Sep; 27(9):529-32. PMID: 23991691.
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    29. Saberi P, Comfort M, Sheon N, Johnson MO. Qualitative study of the quality of sleep in marginalized individuals living with HIV. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2013; 7:499-507. PMID: 23807839.
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    30. Saberi P, Phengrasamy T, Nguyen DP. Inhaled corticosteroid use in HIV-positive individuals taking protease inhibitors: a review of pharmacokinetics, case reports and clinical management. HIV Med. 2013 Oct; 14(9):519-29. PMID: 23590676.
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    31. Saberi P, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Comfort M, Sheon N, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Ambiguity, ambivalence, and apprehensions of taking HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis among male couples in San Francisco: a mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e50061. PMID: 23166819.
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    32. Bruno C, Saberi P. Pharmacists as providers of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. Int J Clin Pharm. 2012 Dec; 34(6):803-6. PMID: 23073703.
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    33. Saberi P, Caswell NH, Jamison R, Estes M, Tulsky JP. Directly observed versus self-administered antiretroviral therapies: preference of HIV-positive jailed inmates in San Francisco. J Urban Health. 2012 Oct; 89(5):794-801. PMID: 22547327.
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    34. Saberi P, Comfort M, Johnson MO. The relationship between daily organization and adherence to antiretroviral therapy: a qualitative perspective. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Sep 01; 61(1):e3-6. PMID: 22918127.
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    35. Johnson MO, Sevelius JM, Dilworth SE, Saberi P, Neilands TB. Preliminary support for the construct of health care empowerment in the context of treatment for human immunodeficiency virus. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012; 6:395-404. PMID: 22654510.
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    36. Saberi P, Dong BJ, Johnson MO, Greenblatt RM, Cocohoba JM. The impact of HIV clinical pharmacists on HIV treatment outcomes: a systematic review. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2012; 6:297-322. PMID: 22536064.
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    37. Saberi P, Johnson MO. Technology-based self-care methods of improving antiretroviral adherence: a systematic review. PLoS One. 2011; 6(11):e27533. PMID: 22140446.
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    38. Saberi P, Johnson MO, McCulloch CE, Vittinghoff E, Neilands TB. Medication adherence: tailoring the analysis to the data. AIDS Behav. 2011 Oct; 15(7):1447-53. PMID: 21833689.
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    39. Saberi P, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. Quality of sleep: associations with antiretroviral nonadherence. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Sep; 25(9):517-24. PMID: 21770763.
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    40. Bruno CB, Schapiro JM, Saberi P. An Increase in Serum Creatinine after Initiation of Fenofibrate in an HIV-Infected Individual: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2011 Jul-Aug; 10(4):219-22. PMID: 21518854.
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    41. Saberi P, Ranatunga DK, Quesenberry CP, Silverberg MJ. Clinical implications of the nelfinavir-proton pump inhibitor drug interaction in patients with human immunodeficiency virus. Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Mar; 31(3):253-61. PMID: 21361735.
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    42. Ma A, Chen DM, Chau FM, Saberi P. Improving adherence and clinical outcomes through an HIV pharmacist's interventions. AIDS Care. 2010 Oct; 22(10):1189-94. PMID: 20640958.
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    43. Saberi P, Caswell N, Amodio-Groton M, Alpert P. Pharmacy-refill measure of adherence to efavirenz can predict maintenance of HIV viral suppression. AIDS Care. 2008 Jul; 20(6):741-5. PMID: 18576177.
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    44. Saberi P, Caswell NH, Gruta CI, Tokumoto JN, Dong BJ. Immunologic benefits of enfuvirtide in patients enrolled in a drug assistance program. Ann Pharmacother. 2008 May; 42(5):621-6. PMID: 18413688.
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