Rachel King, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San DiegoBA1988Biochemistry/Cell Biology
    University of California, San DiegoBA1989Cultural Anthropology
    University of California, BerkeleyMPH1991Behavioral Sciences
    Karolinska InstitutePhD2012International Health

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    Improving uptake and adherence to HIV prevention services with PrEP, HIV self-testing and adherence support for very high risk HIV-negative young women aged 15-24 in Kampala, Uganda
    NIH/NIMH R34MH114523Aug 25, 2017 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NIMH R01MH109337Aug 24, 2015 - Apr 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Using Enhanced Peer Group Strategies to Support Option B+ in Uganda
    NIH R01HD080476Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Comparative effectiveness of pediatric HIV disclosure interventions in Uganda
    NIH R01HD074261Aug 1, 2012 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator
    NIH R01HD070767Sep 30, 2011 - Jun 30, 2016
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Radin AK, Abutu AA, Okwero MA, Adler MR, Anyaike C, Asiimwe HT, Behumbiize P, Efuntoye TA, King RL, Kisaakye LN, Ogundehin DT, Phelps BR, Watts H, Weissglas F. Confronting Challenges in Monitoring and Evaluation: Innovation in the Context of the Global Plan Towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections Among Children by 2015 and Keeping Their Mothers Alive. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 May 01; 75 Suppl 1:S66-S75. PMID: 28398999.
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    2. King R, Kim J, Nanfuka M, Shafic M, Nyonyitono M, Galenda F, Moore D. "I Do Not Take My Medicine while Hiding" - A Longitudinal Qualitative Assessment of HIV Discordant Couples' Beliefs in Discordance and ART as Prevention in Uganda. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1):e0169088. PMID: 28081158.
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    3. Kim J, Nanfuka M, Moore D, Shafic M, Nyonyitono M, Birungi J, Galenda F, King R. 'People say that we are already dead much as we can still walk': a qualitative investigation of community and couples' understanding of HIV serodiscordance in rural Uganda. BMC Infect Dis. 2016 11 10; 16(1):665. PMID: 27832759.
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    4. Muldoon KA, Kanters S, Birungi J, King RL, Nyonyintono M, Khanakwa S, Moore DM. 'He said, she said': assessing dyadic agreement of reported sexual behaviour and decision-making among an HIV sero-discordant couples cohort in Uganda. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2017 Apr; 43(2):142-146. PMID: 27030697.
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    5. Okoboi S, Ekwaru PJ, Campbell JD, Egessa A, King R, Bakanda C, Muramuzi E, Kaharuza F, Malamba S, Moore DM. No differences in clinical outcomes with the addition of viral load testing to CD4 cell count monitoring among HIV infected participants receiving ART in rural Uganda: Long-term results from the Home Based AIDS Care Project. BMC Public Health. 2016 Feb 01; 16:101. PMID: 26830678; PMCID: PMC4736157.
    6. Adelline T, King R, Schlech WF, Faridah M, Kakaire T, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi P. Exploring Attitudes and Perceptions of Patients and Staff Towards a Fee For Service "After Hours" Clinic Supplementing Free Hiv Services in Uganda: A Qualitative Study. Value Health. 2015 Nov; 18(7):A590. PMID: 26533314.
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    7. King R, Min J, Birungi J, Nyonyintono M, Muldoon KA, Khanakwa S, Kaleebu P, Moore DM. Effect of Couples Counselling on Reported HIV Risk Behaviour among HIV Serodiscordant Couples by ART Use, HIV Status and Gender in Rural Uganda. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0136531. PMID: 26384103; PMCID: PMC4575207.
    8. Birungi J, Min JE, Muldoon KA, Kaleebu P, King R, Khanakwa S, Nyonyintono M, Chen Y, Mills EJ, Lyagoba F, Ragonnet-Cronin M, Wangisi J, Lourenco L, Moore DM. Lack of Effectiveness of Antiretroviral Therapy in Preventing HIV Infection in Serodiscordant Couples in Uganda: An Observational Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0132182. PMID: 26171777; PMCID: PMC4501729.
    9. Muldoon KA, Duff PK, Birungi J, Ngolobe MH, Min JE, King R, Nyonyintono M, Chen Y, Shannon K, Khanakwa S, Moore D. Decisions, decisions: the importance of condom use decision making among HIV sero-discordant couples in a prospective cohort study in Uganda. Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Aug; 90(5):408-12. PMID: 24695989.
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    10. Okiria AG, Okui O, Dutki M, Baryamutuma R, Nuwagaba CK, Kansiime E, Ojamuge G, Mugweri J, Fleuret J, King R, Bazeyo W, Lindan C. HIV incidence and factors associated with seroconversion in a rural community home based counseling and testing program in Eastern Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S60-8. PMID: 23695518.
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    11. Crankshaw TL, Voce A, King RL, Giddy J, Sheon NM, Butler LM. Double disclosure bind: complexities of communicating an HIV diagnosis in the context of unintended pregnancy in Durban, South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jan; 18 Suppl 1:S53-9. PMID: 23722975; PMCID: PMC3823675.
    12. King R, Barker J, Nakayiwa S, Katuntu D, Lubwama G, Bagenda D, Lane T, Opio A, Hladik W. Men at risk; a qualitative study on HIV risk, gender identity and violence among men who have sex with men who report high risk behavior in Kampala, Uganda. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e82937. PMID: 24358239; PMCID: PMC3866199.
    13. Mbonye M, Nakamanya S, Birungi J, King R, Seeley J, Jaffar S. Stigma trajectories among people living with HIV (PLHIV) embarking on a life time journey with antiretroviral drugs in Jinja, Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 05; 13:804. PMID: 24010761; PMCID: PMC3844351.
    14. Mbonye M, Nakamanya S, Nalukenge W, King R, Vandepitte J, Seeley J. 'It is like a tomato stall where someone can pick what he likes': structure and practices of female sex work in Kampala, Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2013 Aug 10; 13:741. PMID: 23938037; PMCID: PMC3751244.
    15. King R, Wamai N, Khana K, Johansson E, Lindkvist P, Bunnell R. "Maybe his blood is still strong": a qualitative study among HIV-sero-discordant couples on ART in rural Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2012 Sep 18; 12:801. PMID: 22984868; PMCID: PMC3599002.
    16. Mbonye M, Nalukenge W, Nakamanya S, Nalusiba B, King R, Vandepitte J, Seeley J. Gender inequity in the lives of women involved in sex work in Kampala, Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc. 2012 Jun 14; 15 Suppl 1:1-9. PMID: 22713353; PMCID: PMC3499847.
    17. Batamwita R, Moore DM, King R, Mills E, Stangl AL. Assessment of antiretroviral therapy knowledge and willingness of persons with HIV to support its uptake in Uganda. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2011; 5:499-506. PMID: 22114463; PMCID: PMC3218110.
    18. Muldoon KA, Shannon K, Khanakwa S, Ngolobe M, Birungi J, Zhang W, Shen A, King R, Mwesigwa R, Moore DM. Gendered HIV risk patterns among polygynous sero-discordant couples in Uganda. Cult Health Sex. 2011 Sep; 13(8):933-44. PMID: 21787255.
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    19. King R, Khana K, Nakayiwa S, Katuntu D, Homsy J, Lindkvist P, Johansson E, Bunnell R. 'Pregnancy comes accidentally--like it did with me': reproductive decisions among women on ART and their partners in rural Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2011 Jul 05; 11:530. PMID: 21726467; PMCID: PMC3223906.
    20. Apondi R, Bunnell R, Ekwaru JP, Moore D, Bechange S, Khana K, King R, Campbell J, Tappero J, Mermin J. Sexual behavior and HIV transmission risk of Ugandan adults taking antiretroviral therapy: 3 year follow-up. AIDS. 2011 Jun 19; 25(10):1317-27. PMID: 21522005.
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    21. Seeley J, Russell S, Khana K, Ezati E, King R, Bunnell R. Sex after ART: sexual partnerships established by HIV-infected persons taking anti-retroviral therapy in Eastern Uganda. Cult Health Sex. 2009 Oct; 11(7):703-16. PMID: 19544115.
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    22. Lifshay J, Nakayiwa S, King R, Reznick OG, Katuntu D, Batamwita R, Ezati E, Coutinho A, Kazibwe C, Bunnell R. Partners at risk: motivations, strategies, and challenges to HIV transmission risk reduction among HIV-infected men and women in Uganda. AIDS Care. 2009 Jun; 21(6):715-24. PMID: 19484616.
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    23. Kaida A, Bangsberg DR, Gray G, Hogg RS, King R, Miller CL. Editorial: Introduction to the Supplement on HIV, HAART, and Fertility in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS Behav. 2009 Jun; 13 Suppl 1:1-4. PMID: 19434488; PMCID: PMC3591723.
    24. Homsy J, Bunnell R, Moore D, King R, Malamba S, Nakityo R, Glidden D, Tappero J, Mermin J. Reproductive intentions and outcomes among women on antiretroviral therapy in rural Uganda: a prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2009; 4(1):e4149. PMID: 19129911; PMCID: PMC2612743.
    25. King R, Lifshay J, Nakayiwa S, Katuntu D, Lindkvist P, Bunnell R. The virus stops with me: HIV-infected Ugandans' motivations in preventing HIV transmission. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Feb; 68(4):749-57. PMID: 19101063.
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    26. Bechange S, Bunnell R, Awor A, Moore D, King R, Mermin J, Tappero J, Khana K, Bartholow B. Two-year follow-up of sexual behavior among HIV-uninfected household members of adults taking antiretroviral therapy in Uganda: no evidence of disinhibition. AIDS Behav. 2010 Aug; 14(4):816-23. PMID: 18949550.
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    27. King R, Katuntu D, Lifshay J, Packel L, Batamwita R, Nakayiwa S, Abang B, Babirye F, Lindkvist P, Johansson E, Mermin J, Bunnell R. Processes and outcomes of HIV serostatus disclosure to sexual partners among people living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2008 Mar; 12(2):232-43. PMID: 17828450.
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    28. Homsy J, King R, Malamba SS, Opio C, Kalamya JN, Mermin J, Okallanyi A, Obonyo JH. The need for partner consent is a main reason for opting out of routine HIV testing for prevention of mother-to-child transmission in a rural Ugandan hospital. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007 Mar 01; 44(3):366-9. PMID: 17327761.
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    29. Nakayiwa S, Abang B, Packel L, Lifshay J, Purcell DW, King R, Ezati E, Mermin J, Coutinho A, Bunnell R. Desire for children and pregnancy risk behavior among HIV-infected men and women in Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2006 Jul; 10(4 Suppl):S95-104. PMID: 16715343.
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    30. Ssali A, Butler LM, Kabatesi D, King R, Namugenyi A, Kamya MR, Mandel J, Chen SY, McFarland W. Traditional healers for HIV/AIDS prevention and family planning, Kiboga District, Uganda: evaluation of a program to improve practices. AIDS Behav. 2005 Dec; 9(4):485-93. PMID: 16249945.
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    31. Homsy J, King R, Tenywa J, Kyeyune P, Opio A, Balaba D. Defining minimum standards of practice for incorporating African traditional medicine into HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support: a regional initiative in eastern and southern Africa. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Oct; 10(5):905-10. PMID: 15650481.
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    32. Homsy J, King R, Balaba D, Kabatesi D. Traditional health practitioners are key to scaling up comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS. 2004 Aug 20; 18(12):1723-5. PMID: 15280784.
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    33. Bodeker G, Kabatesi D, King R, Homsy J. A regional task force on traditional medicine and AIDS. Lancet. 2000 Apr 08; 355(9211):1284. PMID: 10770339.
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    34. Homsy J, Katabira E, Kabatesi D, Mubiru F, Kwamya L, Tusaba C, Kasolo S, Mwebe D, Ssentamu L, Okello M, King R. Evaluating herbal medicine for the management of Herpes zoster in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients in Kampala, Uganda. J Altern Complement Med. 1999 Dec; 5(6):553-65. PMID: 10630349.
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    35. Van der Straten A, King R, Grinstead O Vittinghoff E , Serufilira A, Allen S.Sexual Coercion, Physical Violence and HIV Infection Among Women in Steady Relationships in Kigali, Rwanda. AIDS Behav. 1998; 2(1):61-73.
    36. King R, Homsy J. Involving traditional healers in AIDS education and counselling in sub-Saharan Africa: a review. AIDS. 1997; 11 Suppl A:S217-25. PMID: 9451988.
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    37. Homsy J, King R. The role of traditional healers in HIV / AIDS counselling in Kampala, Uganda. Key issues and debates: traditional healers. Soc Afr SIDA. 1996 Jul; (13):2-3. PMID: 12179372.
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    38. King R, Estey E., Allen S., Kegeles, S, Wolf, W., Valentine, C., Serufilira, A.A Family Planning Intervention to Reduce Vertical Transmission of HIV in Rwanda. AIDS. 1995; 9(Suppl):45-51.
    39. King R, Fox, E, Allen S, Twagirakristu JB.Excess Morbidity Related to HIV Infection. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1994; 88(3):295.
    40. King R, Frey S, Karita E, Van de Perre P, Belshe R, Allen S. .The Presence or Absence of gp 120/160 Bands HIV on Indeterminate Western Blots: Predictive Value for HIV Seroconversion. AIDS. 1993; 7(3):437-438.
    41. King R, Allen S, Van de Perre, P, Karita E.Voluntary Confidential HIV Testing for Couples in Kigali, Rwanda. AIDS. 1993; 7(10):1393-4.
    42. King R, Van de Perre P, Allen S, Homsy J.Predictive Value of Indeterminate Western Blot Results. The Lancet. 1991; 338:1278.