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Sarah Roberts, DrPH

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Address1330 Broadway St
Oakland CA 94612
Phone510-986-8962
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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. Berglas NF, Johns NE, Rosenzweig C, Hunter LA, Roberts S. 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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    2. Wingo E, Ingraham N, Roberts S. Reproductive Health Care Priorities and Barriers to Effective Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer People Assigned Female at Birth: A Qualitative Study. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Apr 13. PMID: 29661698.
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    3. Berglas NF, Roberts S. 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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    4. Kimport K, Kriz R, Roberts S. The prevalence and impacts of crisis pregnancy center visits among a population of pregnant women. Contraception. 2018 Mar 02. PMID: 29505747.
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    5. Roberts S, 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 Mar; 79(2):293-301. PMID: 29553359.
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    6. Berglas NF, Battistelli MF, Nicholson WK, Sobota M, Urman RD, Roberts S. 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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    7. Roberts S, 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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    8. Roberts S, Fuentes L, Berglas NF, Dennis AJ. A 21st-Century Public Health Approach to Abortion. Am J Public Health. 2017 Dec; 107(12):1878-1882. PMID: 29048963.
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    9. Upadhyay UD, Kimport K, Belusa EKO, Johns NE, Laube DW, Roberts S. 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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    10. Roberts S, 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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    11. Berglas NF, Gould H, Turok DK, Sanders JN, Perrucci AC, Roberts S. 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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    12. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Kimport K, Turok D, Roberts S. Measuring decisional certainty among women seeking abortion. Contraception. 2017 Mar; 95(3):269-278. PMID: 27745910.
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    13. Roberts S, 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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    14. Upadhyay UD, Johns NE, Combellick SL, Kohn JE, Keder LM, Roberts S. 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; PMCID: PMC5004901.
    15. 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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    16. Roberts S, 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 Dec; 48(4):179-187. PMID: 27010515.
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    17. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4721246 [Available on 04/01/17].
    18. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4724544 [Available on 02/01/17].
    19. Karasek D, Roberts S, 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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    20. Rocca CH, Kimport K, Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4496083.
    21. Roberts S, 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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    22. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4474001.
    23. Roberts S, 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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    24. Roberts S, 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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    25. Foster DG, Steinberg JR, Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC5004731.
    26. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4245368.
    27. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4182793.
    28. Roberts S, 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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    29. Mauldon J, Foster DG, Roberts S. 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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    30. Harris LF, Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4080695.
    31. Avalos LA, Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC4183196.
    32. Roberts S, 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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    33. Chibber KS, Biggs MA, Roberts S, 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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    34. Ingraham N, Roberts S, 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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    35. Drabble L, Thomas S, O'Connor L, Roberts S. 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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    36. Roberts S, 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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    37. Gould H, Foster DG, Perrucci AC, Barar RE, Roberts S. 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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    38. Roberts S, 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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    39. Karriker-Jaffe K, Roberts S, Bond J.American Journal of Public Health. Income Inequality, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol-Related Problems. 2013; 2(103).
    40. Foster DG, Kimport K, Gould H, Roberts S, 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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    41. Roberts S, 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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    42. Roberts S. 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; PMCID: PMC4086912.
    43. Roberts S. 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; 39(2):195. PMID: 23248388.
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    44. Roberts, SC.Contemporary Drug Problems. 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. 2012; 2(32):195-212.
    45. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC3297420.
    46. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC3135764.
    47. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC2904854.
    48. Roberts S. 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; PMCID: PMC3104612.
    49. Bond JC, Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC2898041.
    50. Roberts S, 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; PMCID: PMC2869475.
    51. Ozer EJ, Fernald LC, Roberts S. 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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    52. 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; PMCID: PMC1637802.