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Sarah Roberts, DrPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone510-986-8962
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Alcohol and pregnancy: do state-level punitive and supportive policies matter?
    NIH R01AA023267May 15, 2015 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alcohol consumption before, during, and after unwanted pregnancy
    NIH R21AA021440Sep 15, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Sarah C. M. Roberts, Katrina Kimport, Rebecca Kriz, Jennifer Holl, Katrina Mark, Valerie Williams. Consideration of and Reasons for Not Obtaining Abortion Among Women Entering Prenatal Care in Southern Louisiana and Baltimore, Maryland. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 2019 Dec 1; 16(4):476-487.
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    2. Roberts SCM. The Presence and Consequences of Abortion Aversion in Scientific Research Related to Alcohol Use during Pregnancy. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 08 13; 16(16). PMID: 31412544.
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    3. Berglas NF, Kimport K, Williams V, Mark K, Roberts SCM. The Health and Social Service Needs of Pregnant Women Who Consider but Do Not Have Abortions. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Sep - Oct; 29(5):364-369. PMID: 31387774.
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    4. Roberts SCM, Johns NE, Williams V, Wingo E, Upadhyay UD. Estimating the proportion of Medicaid-eligible pregnant women in Louisiana who do not get abortions when Medicaid does not cover abortion. BMC Womens Health. 2019 06 19; 19(1):78. PMID: 31215464.
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    5. Roberts SCM, Berglas NF, Subbaraman MS, Mericle A, Thomas S, Kerr WC. Racial differences in the relationship between alcohol/pregnancy policies and birth outcomes and prenatal care utilization: A legal epidemiology study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Aug 01; 201:244-252. PMID: 31255852.
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    6. Woodruff K, Roberts SCM. "Alcohol During Pregnancy? Nobody Does That Anymore": State Legislators' Use of Evidence in Making Policy on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2019 May; 80(3):380-388. PMID: 31250804.
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    7. Roberts SCM, Mericle AA, Subbaraman MS, Thomas S, Treffers RD, Delucchi KL, Kerr WC. State Policies Targeting Alcohol Use during Pregnancy and Alcohol Use among Pregnant Women 1985-2016: Evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Womens Health Issues. 2019 May - Jun; 29(3):213-221. PMID: 30876695.
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    8. Martinez P, Kerr WC, Subbaraman MS, Roberts SCM. New Estimates of the Mean Ethanol Content of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Sold in the United States Show a Greater Increase in Per Capita Alcohol Consumption than Previous Estimates. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 Mar; 43(3):509-521. PMID: 30742317.
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    9. Roberts SCM, Thompson KM. Estimating the Prevalence of United States Women with Alcohol-exposed Pregnancies and Births. Womens Health Issues. 2019 Mar - Apr; 29(2):188-193. PMID: 30651200.
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    10. Roberts SCM, Mericle AA, Subbaraman MS, Thomas S, Treffers RD, Delucchi KL, Kerr WC. Differential Effects of Pregnancy-Specific Alcohol Policies on Drinking Among Pregnant Women by Race/Ethnicity. Health Equity. 2018; 2(1):356-365. PMID: 30560228.
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    11. Roberts SCM, Beam N, Liu G, Upadhyay UD, Leslie DL, Ba D, Kerns JL. Miscarriage Treatment-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events in Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and Office-Based Settings. J Patient Saf. 2018 Dec 03. PMID: 30516583.
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    12. Sue Thomas, Ryan Treffers, Nancy F. Berglas, Laurie Drabble, Sarah C. M. Roberts. Drug Use During Pregnancy Policies in the United States From 1970 to 2016. Contemporary Drug Problems. 2018 Dec 1; 45(4):441-459.
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    13. Sarah C. M. Roberts, Ushma D. Upadhyay, Guodong Liu, Jennifer L. Kerns, Djibril Ba, Nancy Beam, Douglas L. Leslie. Association of Facility Type With Procedural-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events Among Patients Undergoing Induced Abortions. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 2018 Dec 1; 73(12):693-694.
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    14. Upadhyay UD, Cartwright AF, Goyal V, Belusa E, Roberts SCM. Admitting privileges and hospital-based care after presenting for abortion: A retrospective case series. Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr; 54(2):425-436. PMID: 30423207.
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    15. D Leslie, G Liu, D Ba, B Jones, S Roberts. Healthcare expenditures for abortion and postabortion follow-up visits in ambulatory surgery centers vs. office-based settings. Contraception. 2018 Oct 1; 98(4):333.
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    16. Berglas NF, Williams V, Mark K, Roberts SCM. Should prenatal care providers offer pregnancy options counseling? BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Sep 27; 18(1):384. PMID: 30261849.
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    17. Ingraham N, Wingo E, Roberts SCM. Inclusion of LGBTQ persons in research related to pregnancy risk: a cognitive interview study. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2018 Sep 14. PMID: 30217959.
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    18. Roberts SCM, Upadhyay UD, Liu G, Kerns JL, Ba D, Beam N, Leslie DL. Association of Facility Type With Procedural-Related Morbidities and Adverse Events Among Patients Undergoing Induced Abortions. JAMA. 2018 06 26; 319(24):2497-2506. PMID: 29946727.
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    19. Subbaraman MS, Thomas S, Treffers R, Delucchi K, Kerr WC, Martinez P, Roberts SCM. Associations Between State-Level Policies Regarding Alcohol Use Among Pregnant Women, Adverse Birth Outcomes, and Prenatal Care Utilization: Results from 1972 to 2013 Vital Statistics. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29912478.
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    20. Berglas NF, Johns NE, Rosenzweig C, Hunter LA, Roberts SCM. State and Local Health Department Activities Related to Abortion: A Web Site Content Analysis. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2018 May/Jun; 24(3):255-262. PMID: 28857971.
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    21. Wingo E, Ingraham N, Roberts SCM. Reproductive Health Care Priorities and Barriers to Effective Care for LGBTQ People Assigned Female at Birth: A Qualitative Study. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Jul - Aug; 28(4):350-357. PMID: 29661698.
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    22. Williams SG, Roberts S, Kerns JL. Effects of Legislation Regulating Abortion in Arizona. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Jul - Aug; 28(4):297-300. PMID: 29631976.
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    23. Berglas NF, Roberts SCM. The development of facility standards for common outpatient procedures and implications for the context of abortion. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 03 27; 18(1):212. PMID: 29580284.
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    24. Kimport K, Kriz R, Roberts SCM. The prevalence and impacts of crisis pregnancy center visits among a population of pregnant women. Contraception. 2018 07; 98(1):69-73. PMID: 29505747.
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    25. Roberts SCM, Foster DG, Gould H, Biggs MA. Changes in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use Over Five Years After Receiving Versus Being Denied a Pregnancy Termination. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 03; 79(2):293-301. PMID: 29553359.
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    26. Foster DG, Biggs MA, Ralph L, Gerdts C, Roberts S, Glymour MM. Socioeconomic Outcomes of Women Who Receive and Women Who Are Denied Wanted Abortions in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2018 03; 108(3):407-413. PMID: 29345993.
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    27. Berglas NF, Battistelli MF, Nicholson WK, Sobota M, Urman RD, Roberts SCM. The effect of facility characteristics on patient safety, patient experience, and service availability for procedures in non-hospital-affiliated outpatient settings: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(1):e0190975. PMID: 29304180.
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    28. McCarthy M, Upadhyay U, Biggs MA, Anthony R, Holl J, Roberts SC. Predictors of timing of pregnancy discovery. Contraception. 2018 04; 97(4):303-308. PMID: 29242084.
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    29. Roberts SCM, Thomas S, Treffers R, Drabble L. Forty Years of State Alcohol and Pregnancy Policies in the USA: Best Practices for Public Health or Efforts to Restrict Women's Reproductive Rights? Alcohol Alcohol. 2017 Nov 01; 52(6):715-721. PMID: 29016712.
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    30. Roberts SCM, Fuentes L, Berglas NF, Dennis AJ. A 21st-Century Public Health Approach to Abortion. Am J Public Health. 2017 12; 107(12):1878-1882. PMID: 29048963.
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    31. Gerdts C, Raifman S, Daskilewicz K, Momberg M, Roberts S, Harries J. Women's experiences seeking informal sector abortion services in Cape Town, South Africa: a descriptive study. BMC Womens Health. 2017 Oct 02; 17(1):95. PMID: 28969631.
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    32. Biggs MA, Roberts SCM. Fatal flaws in recent analysis on the risk of premature death following teenage abortion and childbirth. Eur J Public Health. 2017 10 01; 27(5):794. PMID: 28957488.
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    33. N Ingraham, E Wingo, DG Foster, S Roberts. Best practices for LGBTQ inclusion and exclusion in reproductive health research. Contraception. 2017 Oct 1; 96(4):299.
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    34. R Kriz, K Kimport, S Roberts. Women’s experiences with crisis pregnancy centers. Contraception. 2017 Oct 1; 96(4):276.
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    35. Upadhyay UD, Kimport K, Belusa EKO, Johns NE, Laube DW, Roberts SCM. Evaluating the impact of a mandatory pre-abortion ultrasound viewing law: A mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0178871. PMID: 28746377.
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    36. U.D. Upadhyay, K. Kimport, E.K.O. Belusa, N.E. Johns, D. Laube, S.C.M. Roberts. Evaluating the impact of a mandatory ultrasound viewing law in Wisconsin: a mixed-methods study. Contraception. 2017 May 1; 95(5):518.
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    37. Roberts SCM, Belusa E, Turok DK, Combellick S, Ralph L. Do 72-Hour Waiting Periods and Two-Visit Requirements for Abortion Affect Women's Certainty? A Prospective Cohort Study. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Jul - Aug; 27(4):400-406. PMID: 28391971.
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    38. Berglas NF, Gould H, Turok DK, Sanders JN, Perrucci AC, Roberts SC. State-Mandated (Mis)Information and Women's Endorsement of Common Abortion Myths. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Mar - Apr; 27(2):129-135. PMID: 28131389.
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    39. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Kimport K, Turok D, Roberts SCM. Measuring decisional certainty among women seeking abortion. Contraception. 2017 Mar; 95(3):269-278. PMID: 27745910.
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    40. Roberts SC, Fuentes L, Kriz R, Williams V, Upadhyay UD. Corrigendum to "Implications for women of Louisiana's law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges" [Contraception (2015) 91:368-72. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.02.001]. Contraception. 2017 02; 95(2):221-222. PMID: 27647624.
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    41. Upadhyay UD, Johns NE, Combellick SL, Kohn JE, Keder LM, Roberts SC. Comparison of Outcomes before and after Ohio's Law Mandating Use of the FDA-Approved Protocol for Medication Abortion: A Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2016 Aug; 13(8):e1002110. PMID: 27575488.
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    42. Roberts S. Conclusion Overreach in Alcohol and Pregnancy Article. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2016 07; 77(4):667-8. PMID: 27340973.
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    43. Roberts SC, Turok DK, Belusa E, Combellick S, Upadhyay UD. Utah's 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion: Experiences Among a Clinic-Based Sample of Women. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016 12; 48(4):179-187. PMID: 27010515.
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    44. Roberts SC, Ralph LJ, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG. Which women are missed by primary health-care based interventions for alcohol and drug use? Addict Behav. 2016 Apr; 55:32-7. PMID: 26774493.
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    45. Roberts SC, Subbaraman MS, Delucchi KL, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG. Moderators and mediators of the relationship between receiving versus being denied a pregnancy termination and subsequent binge drinking. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Feb 01; 159:117-24. PMID: 26747416.
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    46. Karasek D, Roberts SC, Weitz TA. Abortion Patients' Experience and Perceptions of Waiting Periods: Survey Evidence before Arizona's Two-visit 24-hour Mandatory Waiting Period Law. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Jan-Feb; 26(1):60-6. PMID: 26626710.
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    47. U. Upadhyay, S. Combellick, N. Johns, J. Kohn, L. Keder, S. Roberts. State law requiring FDA protocol for medication abortion is associated with increased need for additional interventions. Contraception. 2015 Oct 1; 92(4):367-368.
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    48. L. Ralph, D. Greene Foster, D.K. Turok, S. Roberts. Evaluating the psychometric properties of two decisional conflict scales among women seeking abortion in Utah. Contraception. 2015 Oct 1; 92(4):368-369.
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    49. Rocca CH, Kimport K, Roberts SC, Gould H, Neuhaus J, Foster DG. Decision Rightness and Emotional Responses to Abortion in the United States: A Longitudinal Study. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7):e0128832. PMID: 26154386.
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    50. Roberts SC, Gould H, Upadhyay UD. Implications of Georgia's 20-Week Abortion Ban. Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug; 105(8):e77-82. PMID: 26066924.
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    51. Roberts SC, Delucchi K, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG. Receiving Versus Being Denied a Pregnancy Termination and Subsequent Alcohol Use: A Longitudinal Study. Alcohol Alcohol. 2015 Jul; 50(4):477-84. PMID: 25787011.
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    52. Roberts SC, Fuentes L, Kriz R, Williams V, Upadhyay UD. Implications for women of Louisiana's law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges. Contraception. 2015 May; 91(5):368-72. PMID: 25744615.
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    53. Roberts SC, Foster DG. Receiving versus being denied an abortion and subsequent tobacco use. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Mar; 19(3):438-46. PMID: 24880251.
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    54. Foster DG, Steinberg JR, Roberts SC, Neuhaus J, Biggs MA. A comparison of depression and anxiety symptom trajectories between women who had an abortion and women denied one. Psychol Med. 2015 Jul; 45(10):2073-82. PMID: 25628123.
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    55. Roberts SC, Wilsnack SC, Foster DG, Delucchi KL. Alcohol use before and during unwanted pregnancy. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Nov; 38(11):2844-52. PMID: 25336245.
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    56. Roberts SC, Biggs MA, Chibber KS, Gould H, Rocca CH, Foster DG. Risk of violence from the man involved in the pregnancy after receiving or being denied an abortion. BMC Med. 2014 Sep 29; 12:144. PMID: 25262880.
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    57. Roberts SC, Zahnd E, Sufrin C, Armstrong MA. Does adopting a prenatal substance use protocol reduce racial disparities in CPS reporting related to maternal drug use? A California case study. J Perinatol. 2015 Feb; 35(2):146-50. PMID: 25233193.
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    58. Mauldon J, Foster DG, Roberts SC. Effect of abortion vs. carrying to term on a woman's relationship with the man involved in the pregnancy. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2015 Mar; 47(1):11-8. PMID: 25199435.
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    59. Harris LF, Roberts SC, Biggs MA, Rocca CH, Foster DG. Perceived stress and emotional social support among women who are denied or receive abortions in the United States: a prospective cohort study. BMC Womens Health. 2014 Jun 19; 14:76. PMID: 24946971.
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    60. Avalos LA, Roberts SC, Kaskutas LA, Block G, Li DK. Volume and type of alcohol during early pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage. Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Sep; 49(11):1437-45. PMID: 24810392.
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    61. Roberts SC, Gould H, Kimport K, Weitz TA, Foster DG. Out-of-pocket costs and insurance coverage for abortion in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Mar-Apr; 24(2):e211-8. PMID: 24630423.
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    62. Chibber KS, Biggs MA, Roberts SC, Foster DG. The role of intimate partners in women's reasons for seeking abortion. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jan-Feb; 24(1):e131-8. PMID: 24439939.
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    63. Ingraham N, Roberts SC, Weitz TA. Prior family planning experiences of obese women seeking abortion care. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jan-Feb; 24(1):e125-30. PMID: 24439938.
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    64. Drabble L, Thomas S, O'Connor L, Roberts SC. State Responses to Alcohol Use and Pregnancy: Findings From the Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS). J Soc Work Pract Addict. 2014 Jan 01; 14(2):191-206. PMID: 24910541.
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    65. Roberts SCM, Rocca CH, Foster DG. Receiving versus being denied an abortion and subsequent drug use. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Jan 01; 134:63-70. PMID: 24183616.
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    66. Gould H, Foster DG, Perrucci AC, Barar RE, Roberts SC. Predictors of abortion counseling receipt and helpfulness in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Jul-Aug; 23(4):e249-55. PMID: 23816155.
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    67. Roberts SC, Bond J, Korcha R, Greenfield TK. Genderedness of bar drinking culture and alcohol-related harms: A multi-country study. Int J Ment Health Addict. 2013 Feb; 11(1):50-63. PMID: 23710158.
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    68. Karriker-Jaffe K, Roberts SC, Bond J.American Journal of Public Health. Income Inequality, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol-Related Problems. 2013; 2(103).
    69. Foster DG, Kimport K, Gould H, Roberts SC, Weitz TA. Effect of abortion protesters on women's emotional response to abortion. Contraception. 2013 Jan; 87(1):81-7. PMID: 23062524.
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    70. Roberts SC, Avalos LA, Sinkford D, Foster DG. Alcohol, tobacco and drug use as reasons for abortion. Alcohol Alcohol. 2012 Nov-Dec; 47(6):640-8. PMID: 22917755.
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    71. Roberts SC. Whether men or women are responsible for size of gender gap in alcohol consumption depends on alcohol measure: A study across U.S. states. Contemp Drug Probl. 2012 Summer; 39(2):195. PMID: 23248388.
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    72. Roberts SC. Macro-level gender equality and alcohol consumption: a multi-level analysis across U.S. States. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Jul; 75(1):60-8. PMID: 22521679.
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    73. Roberts, SC.Whether Men or Women are Responsible for the Size of Gender Gap in Alcohol Consumption Depends on Alcohol Measure: A Study Across the United States. Contemporary Drug Problems. 2012; 2(32):195-212.
    74. Roberts SC, Nuru-Jeter A. Universal screening for alcohol and drug use and racial disparities in child protective services reporting. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2012 Jan; 39(1):3-16. PMID: 21681593.
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    75. Roberts SC, Nuru-Jeter A. Universal alcohol/drug screening in prenatal care: a strategy for reducing racial disparities? Questioning the assumptions. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov; 15(8):1127-34. PMID: 21107668.
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    76. Roberts SC, Pies C. Complex calculations: how drug use during pregnancy becomes a barrier to prenatal care. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Apr; 15(3):333-41. PMID: 20232126.
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    77. Roberts SC. What can alcohol researchers learn from research about the relationship between macro-level gender equality and violence against women? Alcohol Alcohol. 2011 Mar-Apr; 46(2):95-104. PMID: 21239417.
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    78. Bond JC, Roberts SC, Greenfield TK, Korcha R, Ye Y, Nayak MB. Gender differences in public and private drinking contexts: a multi-level GENACIS analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 05; 7(5):2136-60. PMID: 20623016.
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    79. Roberts SC, Nuru-Jeter A. Women's perspectives on screening for alcohol and drug use in prenatal care. Womens Health Issues. 2010 May-Jun; 20(3):193-200. PMID: 20457407.
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    80. Ozer EJ, Fernald LC, Roberts SC. Anxiety symptoms in rural Mexican adolescents: a social-ecological analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2008 Dec; 43(12):1014-23. PMID: 19048326.
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    81. Thorpe LE, Gwynn RC, Mandel-Ricci J, Roberts S, Tsoi B, Berman L, Porter K, Ostchega Y, Curtain LR, Montaquila J, Mohadjer L, Frieden TR. Study design and participation rates of the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2004. Prev Chronic Dis. 2006 Jul; 3(3):A94. PMID: 16776895.
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