Peer-Reviewed Publications

2018

Development and piloting of a home-based couples intervention during pregnancy and postpartum in southwestern Kenya Janet M. Turan, Lynae A. Darbes, Pamela L. Musoke, Zachary Kwena, Anna Joy Rogers, Abigail M. Hatcher, Jami L. Anderson, George Owino, Anna Helova, Elly Weke, Patrick Oyaro, Elizabeth A. Bukusi. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. March 2018.

Maximizing adherence and retention for women living with HIV and their infants in Kenya (MOTIVATE! study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Thomas A. Odeny, Maricianah Onono, Kevin Owuor, Anna Helova, Iris Wanga, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Janet M. Turan and Lisa L. Abuogi. Trials. January 2018.

 

2017

Association of implementation of a universal testing and treatment intervention with HIV diagnosis, receipt of antiretroviral therapy, and viral suppression in East Africa Maya Petersen; Laura Balzer, PhD; Dalsone Kwarsiima; et al. JAMA. June 2017.

Rapid sociometric mapping of community health workers to identify opinion leaders using an SMS platform: a short report Thomas A. Odeny, Maya Petersen, Charles T. Muga, Jayne Lewis-Kulzer, Elizabeth A. Bukusi and Elvin H. Geng. Implementation Science. June 2017.

Predictors of retention in HIV care among youth (15-24) in a universal test-and-treat setting in rural Kenya Lillian B Brown; James Ayieko; Florence Mwangwa; Asiphas Owaraganise; Dalsone Kwarisiima; Vivek Jain; Theodore Ruel; Tamara Clark; Douglas Black; Gabriel Chamie; Elizabeth A Bukusi; Craig R Cohen; Moses R Kamya; Maya L Petersen; Edwin D Charlebois; Diane V Havlir. JAIDS. April 2017.

Integration of family planning services into HIV care clinics: Results one year after a cluster randomized controlled trial in Kenya Craig R. Cohen , Daniel Grossman, Maricianah Onono, Cinthia Blat, Sara J. Newmann, Rachel L. Burger, Starley B. Shade, Norah Bett, Elizabeth A. Bukusi. PLOS One. March 2017.

Factors associated with mother to child transmission of HIV despite overall low transmission rates in HIV-exposed infants in rural Kenya Nicollate A Okoko, Kevin O Owuor, Jayne L Kulzer, George O Owino, Irene A Ogolla, Ronald W Wandera, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Craig R Cohen and Lisa L Abuogi. International Journal of STD & AIDS. February 2017.

A Livelihood Intervention to Reduce the Stigma of HIV in Rural Kenya: Longitudinal Qualitative Study Alexander C. Tsai; Abigail M. Hatcher, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Elly Weke, Lee Lemus Hufstedler, Shari L. Dworkin, Stephen Kodish, Craig R. Cohen, Sheri D. Weiser. AIDS and Behavior. January 2017.

 

2016

Implementation of repeat HIV testing during pregnancy in Kenya: a qualitative study Anna Joy Rogers , Elly Weke, Zachary Kwena, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Patrick Oyaro, Craig R. Cohen and Janet M. Turan. BMC Childbirth and Pregnancy. July 2016.

Movement between facilities for HIV care among a mobile population in Kenya: transfer, loss to follow-up, and reengagement Matthew D. Hickey, Dan Omollo, Charles R. Salmen, Brian Mattah, CinthiaBlat, Gor Benard Ouma, Kathryn J. Fiorella, Betty Njoroge, Monica Gandhi,Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen & Elvin H. Geng. AIDS Care. May 2016.

Treatment Buddies Improve Clinic Attendance among Women but not Men on Antiretroviral Kibaara C, Blat C, Lewis-Kulzer J, Mbullo P, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA. AIDS Research and Treatment. March 2016.

 

2015

The time has come to make cervical cancer prevention an essential part of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services for HIV-positive women in low-income countries Megan J Huchko, May Maloba, Miriam Nakalembe, Craig R Cohen. JIAS. Dec 2015. 

Loss to follow-up among youth accessing outpatient HIV care and treatment services in Kisumu, Kenya VO Ojwang, J Penner, C Blat, K Agot, EA Bukusi, CR Cohen. AIDS Care. Nov 2015.

Contraception for young girls living with HIV: barriers and facilitators to service provision in western Kenya Hagey JM, Akama E, Ayieko J, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Patel RC. J Int AIDS Soc. 2015 Sep 16;18(1):20123. doi: 10.7448/IAS.18.1.20123. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Sept 2015.

Community perceptions of childbearing and use of saferconception strategies among HIV-discordant couples in Kisumu, Kenya Brooke T Breitnauer, Okeoma Mmeje, Betty Njoroge, Lynae A Darbes, Anna Leddy, and Joelle Brown. Journal of the International AIDS Society. June 2015.

Pregnancy rates in HIV-positive women using contraceptives and efavirenz-based or nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy in Kenya: a retrospective cohort study Rena C Patel, Maricianah Onono, Monica Gandhi, Cinthia Blat, Jill Hagey, Starley B Shade, Eric Vittinghoff, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Sara J Newmann, Craig R Cohen. Lancet HIV. Oct 2015. 

Barriers and facilitators adolescent females living with HIV face in accessing contraceptive services: a qualitative assessment of providers’ perceptions in western Kenya Hagey, J. M., Akama, E., Ayieko, J., Bukusi, E. A., Cohen, C. R., & Patel, R. C. Journal of the International AIDS Society. Sept 2015.

Integrating family planning into HIV care in western Kenya: HIV care providers’ perspectives and experiences one year following integration Sara J. Newmann, Jennifer M. Zakaras, Amy R. Tao, Maricianah Onono, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen, Rachel Steinfeld & Daniel Grossman. AIDS Care. Sep 2015.

Implementation and Operational Research: Pulling the Network Together: Quasiexperimental Trial of a Patient-Defined Support Network Intervention for Promoting Engagement in HIV Care and Medication Adherence on Mfangano Island, Kenya Hickey, Matthew D.; Salmen, Charles R.; Omollo, Dan; Mattah, Brian; Fiorella, Kathryn J. MPH; Geng, Elvin H.; Bacchetti, Peter; Blat, Cinthia; Ouma, Gor B.; Zoughbie, Daniel; Tessler, Robert A. MD; Salmen, Marcus R.; Campbell, Harold; Gandhi, Monica; Shade, Starley; Njoroge, Betty; Bukusi, Elizabeth A. Cohen, Craig R. JAIDS. Aug 2015.

A Randomized Trial Comparing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid to Visual Inspection with Lugol’s Iodine for Cervical Cancer Screening in HIV-Infected Women Megan J. Huchko, Jennifer Sneden, Jennifer M. Zakaras, Karen Smith-McCune, George Sawaya, May Maloba, Elizabeth Ann Bukusi, and Craig R. Cohen. PLOS ONE. Apr 2015.

Effects of Antenatal Care and HIV Treatment Integration on Elements of the PMTCT Cascade: Results From the SHAIP Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial in Kenya Janet M. Turan, Maricianah Onono, Rachel L. Steinfeld, Starley B. Shade,  Kevin Owuor, Sierra Washington,M Elizabeth A. Bukusi,Marta L. Ackers, Jackson Kioko, Evelyn C. Interis and Craig R. Cohen. JAIDS. Aug 2015.

Implementation and Operational Research: Effect of Integration of HIV Care and Treatment Into Antenatal Care Clinics on Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission and Maternal Outcomes in Nyanza, Kenya: Results From the SHAIP Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Washington, Sierra MD, MSc; Owuor, Kevin MSc; Turan, Janet M. PhD, MPH; Steinfeld, Rachel L. MHS; Onono, Maricianah MBChB, MSc; Shade, Starley B. MPH, PhD; Bukusi, Elizabeth A. MBChB, MMed, MPH, PhD; Ackers, Marta L. MD; Cohen, Craig R. MD, MPH; JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Aug 2015.

Community perceptions of childbearing and use of safer conception strategies among HIV-discordant couples in Kisumu, Kenya Brooke T Breitnauer, Okeoma Mmeje, Betty Njoroge, Lynae A Darbes, Anna Leddy and Joelle Brown. JIAS. June 2015.

Estimation of mortality among HIV-infected people on antiretroviral treatment in east Africa: a sampling based approach in an observational, multisite, cohort study Elvin H Geng, Thomas A Odeny, Rita E Lyamuya, Alice Nakiwogga-Muwanga, Lameck Diero, Mwebesa Bwana, Winnie Muyindike, Paula Braitstein, Geoff rey R Somi, Andrew Kambugu, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Megan Wenger, Kara K Wools-Kaloustian, David V Glidden, Constantin T Yiannoutsos, Jeffrey N Martin. Lancet HIV. March 2015.

Uptake of WHO Recommendations for First-Line Antiretroviral Therapy in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia Herbert C Duber, Emily Dansereau, Samuel H. Masters, Jane Achan, Roy Burstein, Brendan DeCenso, Anne Gasasira, Gloria Ikilezi, Caroline Kisia, Felix Masiye, Pamela Njuguna, Thomas Odeny, Emelda Okiro, D. Allen Roberts, Emmanuela Gakidou. PLOS One. March 2015.

Around the table: food insecurity, socio-economic status, and instrumental social support among women in Mfangano Island, Kenya. Ecology of Food and Nutrition Nagata, J.M., Fiorella, K.J., Hickey, M.D., Salmen, C.R., Weiser, S.D., Bukusi, E.B., Cohen,C.R. Ecology of Food & Nutrition. Feb 2015. 

 

2014

Evaluation and Utility of a Family Information Table to Identify and Test Children at Risk of HIV in Kenya Michelle Meyer, Molly Elmer-DeWitt, Cinthia Blat, Starley B. Shade, Ijaa Kapule, Elizabeth Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen, Lisa Abuogi. International Journal of MCH and AIDS. Sept 2014.

Developing Content for amHealth Intervention to Promote Postpartum Retention in Prevention of Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission Programs and Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV: A Qualitative Study Thomas A. Odeny, Maya Newman, Elizabeth A. Bukusi1, R. Scott McClelland, Craig R. Cohen, Carol S. Camlin. PLOS One. Sept 2014.

Achieving pregnancy safely: perspectives on timed vaginal insemination among HIV-serodiscordant couples and health-care providers in Kisumu, Kenya Okeoma Mmeje, Sheryl van der Poel, Meklit Workneh, Betty Njoroge, Elizabeth Bukusi & Craig R. Cohen. AIDS Care: Psychological and Socia-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. April 2014.

Accuracy of Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid to detect Cervical Cancer Precursors Among HIV-infected Women in Kenya Megan J. Huchko, Jennifer Sneden, George Sawaya, Karen Smith-McCune, May Maloba, Naila Abdulrahim, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen. International Journal of Cancer. June 2014.

HIV serostatus and disclosure: implications for infant feeding practice in rural south Nyanza, Kenya Maricianah A Onono, Craig R Cohen, Mable Jerop, Elizabeth A Bukusi and Janet M Turan. BMC Public Health. April 2014.

Descriptive characteristics and health outcomes of the Food by Prescription nutritional supplemental program for adults living with HIV in Nyanza Province, Kenya Jason Nagata, Craig Cohen, Sera Young, Catherine Wamuyu, Mary Armes, Benard Otieno, Hannah Leslie, Madhavi Dandu, Christopher Stewart, Elisabeth Bukusi, Sheri Weiser. PLOS One. March 2014.

 

2013

Impact of family planning health talks by lay health workers on contraceptive knowledge and attitudes among HIV-infected patients in rural Kenya Maricianah Onono, Cinthia Blat, Sondra Miles, Rachel Steinfeld, Pauline Wekesa, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Kevin Owuor, Daniel Grossman, Craig R. Cohen, Sara J. Newmann. Patient Education and Counseling. Nov 2013.

Integration of family planning services into HIV care and treatment in Kenya: a cluster-randomized trial Grossman, Daniel; Onono, Maricianah; Newmann, Sara J.; Blat, Cinthia; Bukusi, Elizabeth A.; Shade, Starley B.; Steinfeld, Rachel L.; Cohen, Craig R. AIDS. Oct 2013.

Cost, cost-efficiency and cost-effectiveness of integrated family planning and HIV services Shade, Starley B.; Kevany, Sebastian; Onono, Maricianah; Ochieng, George; Steinfeld, Rachel L.; Grossman, Daniel; Newmann, Sara J.; Blat, Cinthia; Bukusi, Elizabeth A.; Cohen, Craig R. AIDS. Oct 2013.

Does integrating family planning into HIV care and treatment impact intention to use contraception? Patient perspectives from HIV-infected individuals in Nyanza Province, Kenya Newmann SJ, Grossman D, Blat C, Onono M, Steinfeld R, Bukusi EA, Shade S, Cohen CR. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. Aug 2013. 

Fertility intentions among HIV-infected, sero-concordant couples in Nyanza province, Kenya Withers M, Dworkin S, Harrington E, Kwena Z, Onono M, Bukusi E, Cohen CR, Grossman D, Newmann SJ. Cult Health Sex. July 2013.

Integration of HIV Care and Primary Health Care Services: Effect on Patient Satisfaction and Stigma in Rural Kenya Thomas A. Odeny, Jeremy Penner, Jayne Lewis-Kulzer, Hannah H. Leslie, Starley B. Shade, Walter Adero, Jackson Kioko, Craig R. Cohen, Elizabeth A. Bukusi. AIDS Research and Treatment. May 2013.

Providers’ Perspectives on Provision of Family Planning to HIV-Positive Individuals in HIV Care in Nyanza Province, Kenya Sara J. Newmann, Kavita Mishra, Maricianah Onono, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen, Olivia Gage, Rose Odeny, Katie Schwartz, Daniel Grossman. AIDS Research and Treatment. May 2013.

Overcoming Barriers to Family Planning through Integration: Perspectives of HIV-Positive Men in Nyanza Province, Kenya Steinfeld RL, Newmann SJ, Onono M, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Grossman D. AIDS Res Treat. 2013 Apr.

Social context and drivers of intimate partner violence in rural Kenya: implications for the health of pregnant women Abigail M Hatcher, Patrizia Romito, Merab Odero, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Maricianah Onono, Janet Turan. Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care. Feb 2013.

 

2012

How Perceptions of HIV-Related Stigma Affect Decision-Making Regarding Childbirth in Rural Kenya José S. Medema-Wijnveen, Maricianah Onono, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Suellen Miller, Craig R. Cohen, Janet M. Turan. PLoS One. Dec 2012.

Predictors of outcome in routine care for Cryptococcal meningitis in Western Kenya: lessons for HIV outpatient care in resource-limited settings Caroline Kendi, Jeremy Penner, Julius Koech, Mary Nyonda, Craig R Cohen, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Evelyn Ngugi, Ana-Claire Lew Meyer. Post Graduate Medical Journal. October 2012.

The Study of HIV and Antenatal Care Integration in Pregnancy in Kenya: Design, Methods, and Baseline Results of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial Janet M. Turan, Rachel L. Steinfeld, MaricianahOnono, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Meghan Woods, Starley B. Shade, Sierra Washington, ResonMarima, Jeremy Penner, Marta L. Ackers, Dorothy Mbori Ngacha, Craig R. Cohen. PLOS ONE. Sept 2012.

Text Messaging to Improve Attendance at Post-operative Clinic Visits after Adult Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial Thomas A. Odeny, Robert C. Bailey, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Jane M. Simoni, Kenneth A. Tapia, Krista Yuhas, King K. Holmes, R. Scott McClelland. PLOS ONE. September 2012.

The Role of HIV-Related Stigma in Utilization of Skilled Childbirth Services in Rural Kenya: A Prospective Mixed-Methods Study Janet M. Turan, Abigail H. Hatcher, Jose Medema-Wijnveen, MaricianahOnono, Suellen Miller, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, BulentTuran, Craig R. Cohen. PLOS Medicine. Aug 2012.

Factors Associated with Pregnant Women’s Anticipations and Experiences of HIV Stigma in Rural Kenya Cuca YP,  Onono M, Bukusi EA, Turan JM. AIDS Care. July 2012.

Fertility Intentions and Interest in Integrated Family Planning Services among women living with HIV in Nyanza Province, Kenya: A qualitative study Elizabeth K. Harrington, Sara J. Newmann, Maricianah Onono, Katie D. Schwartz, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen, Daniel Grossman. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Feb 2012. 

Evaluating safer conception options for HIV serodiscordant couples (HIV-infected female/HIV-uninfected male): A closer look at vaginal insemination Okeoma Mmeje, Craig R. Cohen, Deborah Cohan. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Feb 2012. 

Family model of HIV care and treatment: a retrospective study in Kenya Lewis Kulzer J, Marima R, Penner J, Oyaro P, Oyanga A, Shade SB, Blat C, Nyabiage L, Mwachari C, Muttai H,Bukusi EA, Cohen CR. JIAS. Feb 2012.

Patient satisfaction with integrated HIV and antenatal care services in rural Kenya Vo BN, Cohen CR,  Smith RN, Bukusi EA, Onono M, Doolan K, Washington S, Turan JM. AIDS Care. Feb 2012.

 

2011

Towards Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: The Impact of a Rapid ResultsInitiative in Nyanza Province, Kenya Lisa Dillabaugh, Jayne Lewis Kulzer, Kevin Owuor, Valerie Ndege, Arbogast Onyanga, Evelyne Ngugi, Starley Shade, Elizabeth Bukusi, C. Cohen. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Nov 2011.

Provider Perspectives on Integration of HIV Services  into Antenatal Care in Rural Kenya: A Qualitative Interview Study Winestone L, Bukusi E, Cohen C, Kwaro D, Kley N, Turan JM. Global Public Health. Nov 2011.

Conceptual framework for understanding the bidirectional links between food insecurity and HIV/AIDS Sheri D. Weiser (1), Sera L. Young (2), Craig R. Cohen (2), Margot B. Kushel (3), Alexander C. Tsai (4), Phyllis C. Tien (5), Abigail M. Hatcher (1, 2), Edward A. Frongillo (6), David R. Bangsberg (7). The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Nov 2011.

Predictors of Linkage to HIV Care and Treatment: Findings following a Community-Based HIV Counseling and Testing Campaign in Kenya Hatcher AM,* Turan JM, Leslie, HH, Kanya LW, Kwena Z, Johnson MO, Shade S, Bukusi EA, Doyen A,  Cohen CR. AIDS and Behavior. Oct 2011.

Use of Personal Digital Assistants for Data collection in a multisite AIDS stigma study in rural South Nyanza, Kenya Onono M*, Carraher N, Bukusi E, Cohen C, Oyanga A, Turan JM. African Health Sciences. Sept 2011.

Evaluating the uptake, acceptability, and effectiveness of Uliza! clinicians' HIV hotline: a telephone consultation service in Kenya Charles Karari BSC, Robin Tittle MGH, Jayne Kulzer MPH, Jeremy Penner MD, Elizabeth A Bukusi MBChB, MMed, MPH, PhD, Reson Marima MBChB, Craig R Cohen MD, MPH. Telemed J E Health. Aug 2011.

Training needs and evaluation of a neuro-HIV training module for non physician healthcare workers in Western Kenya Cettomai, D, Kwasa, J, Birbeck, GL, Price, RW, Bukusi, EA, Cohen, CR, Meyer, AL. Journal of Neurological Sciences. Aug 2011.

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure; safety and tolerability among HIV positive Kenyan women Woo V, Bukusi E, Cohen C, Huchko M. Obstetrics & Gynecology. June 2011.

Building Capacity for Cervical Cancer Screening in Outpatient HIV Clinics in the Nyanza Province of Western Kenya Huchko MJ, Bukusi EB, Cohen CR. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. May 2011.

 

2010

Utility of Quantitative Sensory Testing and Screening Tools in Identifying HIV-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy in Western Kenya: Pilot Testing Deanna Cettomai, Judith Kwasa, Caroline Kendi, Gretchen L. Birbeck, Richard W. Price, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Craig R. Cohen, Ana-Claire Meyer. PLOS ONE. Dec 2010.

Male Circumcision in the General Population of Kisumu, Kenya: Beliefs about Protection, Risk behaviors, HIV, and STIs Cohen, Craig; Dr Elizabeth Bukusi; Michele Montandon; Robert C. Bailey; Zachary Kwena. PLOS ONE. Dec 2010.

Pregnancy and HIV transmission among HIV discordant couples in a clinical trial in Kisumu, Kenya SG Brubaker, EA Bukusi, J Odoyo, J Achando, A Okumu, CR Cohen. HIV Medicine. Oct 2010.

Safety of Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure performed by clinical officers in an HIV-care and treatment clinic in Kisumu, Kenya Huchko MJ, Maloba MO, Bukusi EB. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Oct 2010.

HIV/AIDS Stigma and Refusal of HIV Testing among Pregnant Women in Rural Kenya: Results from the MAMAS Study Turan JM, Bukusi EA, Onono M, Holzemer WL, Miller S, Cohen CR. AIDS and Behavior. Sept 2010. 

Shamba Maisha: A pilot study assessing impacts of a micro-irrigation intervention on the health andeconomic wellbeing of HIV patients Jay A Pandit, Nicole Sirotin,Robin Tittle, Elijah Onjolo, Elizabeth A Bukusi,Craig R Cohen. BMC Public Health. May 2010.