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Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

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Jennifer Brown, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

  • Bachelor of Arts: Ohio Dominican University
  • Master of Science: Syracuse University
  • Clinical Psychology Residency: Medical College of Georgia and Charlie A. Norwood VAMC
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Syracuse University

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Blanchard, B.E.,* Stevens, A.K.,* Acosta, I.S.,* Talley, A.E., Brown, J.L., & Littlefield, A.K. 2018. The influence of motives on alcohol- and sex-related behaviors among female college students Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 185 , 120-126

Brown, J.L., Eriksen, M.D., Gause, N.K.,* Brody, G.H., & Sales, J.M. 2018. Impact of behavioral drug abuse treatment on sexual risk behaviors: An integrative data analysis of eight trials conducted within the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Prevention Science, 19 6, 761-771

Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., Sharp, C., Cloete, J., Lenka, M., Rani, K., Marime, P., Ditlhare, I., Moqolo, R., Peterson, D., & Marais, L. 2018. Cultural consensus modeling to understand the reproductive health needs of South African Adolescent girls. South African Journal of Child Health, 12 2, S40-S43

Fasula, A.M., Gray, S.C., Vereen, R., Carry, M., Sales, J.M., Abad, N., Brown, J.L., Swartzendruber, A., & Gelaude, D.J. 2018. Multiple psychosocial health problems and sexual risk among adolescent African American girls in juvenile detention: A cross-sectional study. Children and Youth Services Review, 88 , 74-80

Gause, N.K.,* Brown, J.L., Welge, J., & Northern, N.* 2018. Meta-analyses of HIV prevention interventions targeting improved partner communication: Effects on partner communication and condom use frequency outcomes Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41 4, 423-440

Haddad, L.B., Brown, J.L., King, C., Gause, N.K.,* Cordes, S., Chakraborty, R., & Kourtis, A.P. 2018. Contraceptive, condom, and dual method use at last coitus among perinatally- and horizontally-HIV-infected young women in Atlanta, GA PLoS ONE, 13 9, e0202946

Winhusen, T., Feaster, D.J., Duan, R., Brown, J.L., Daar, E.S., Mandler, R., & Metsch, L.R. 2018. Baseline cigarette smoking status as a predictor of virologic suppression and CD4 cell count during one-year follow-up in substance users with uncontrolled HIV infection AIDS & Behavior, 22 6, 2026-2032

Blanchard, B.E., Stevens, A.K., Littlefield, A.K., Talley, A.E., & Brown, J.L. 2017. Examining the link between nonmedical use of sedatives, tranquilizers, and pain relievers with dispositions toward impulsivity among college students Addictive Behaviors, 69 , 8-13

Brown, J.L., Gause, N.K., Lewis, D., & Winhusen, T. 2017. Examination of the Hepatitis C Virus care continuum among individuals with an opioid use disorder in substance use treatment Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 76 , 77-80

Brown, J.L., Winhusen, T., DiClemente, R.J., Sales, J.M., Rose, E.S., Safonova, P., Levina, O., Belyakov, N., & Rassokhin, V.V. 2017. The association between cigarette smoking, virologic suppression, and CD4+ lymphocyte count in HIV-infected Russian women AIDS Care, 29 9, 1102-1106

Ewing, A.C., Kottke, M.J., Kraft, J.M., Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., Goedken, P., Wiener, J., & Kourtis, A.P. 2017. 2GETHER - The Dual Protection Project: Design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial to increase dual protection strategy selection and adherence among African American adolescent females Contemporary Clinical Trials, 54 , 1-7

Littlefield, A.K., Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., Safonova, P., Rose, E.S., Sales, J.M., Belyakov, N., & Rassokhin, V.V. 2017. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) as a biomarker of alcohol consumption in HIV-infected young Russian women: Comparison to self-report assessments of alcohol use. AIDS & Behavior, 21 7, 1938-1949

Stevens, A.K., Littlefield, A.K., Talley, A.E., & Brown, J.L. 2017. Do individuals higher in impulsivity drink more impulsively? A pilot study with a high risk sample of young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 65 , 147-153

VanderDrift, L.E., Vanable, P.A., Bonafide, K.E., Brown, J.L., Bostwick, R.A., & Carey, M.P. 2017. Using actor-partner interdependence modeling to understand HPV vaccine acceptance PLoS ONE, 12 7, e0181662

Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., Sales, J.M., Rose, E.S., Gause, N.K.,* Safonova, P., Levina, O., Belyakov, N., & Rassokhin, V.V. 2016. Alcohol use, partner characteristics, and condom use among HIV-infected Russian women: An event-level study Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77 6, 968-973

Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., Sales, J.M., Rose, E.S., Safonova, P., Levina, O.S., Belyakov, N., & Rassokhin, V.V. 2016. Substance use patterns of HIV-infected Russian women with and without Hepatitis C co-infection AIDS and Behavior, 20 , 2398-2407

Brown, J.L., Gause, N.K., & Northern, N. 2016. The association between alcohol and sexual risk behaviors among college students: A review. Current Addiction Reports, 3 , 349-355

Brown, J.L., Talley, A.E., Littlefield, A.K., & Gause, N.K. 2016. Young women’s alcohol expectancies for sexual risk mediate the link between sexual enhancement motives and condom use when drinking Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39 , 925-930

Hatfield-Timajchy, K., Brown, J.L., Haddad, L., Chakraborty, R., & Kourtis, A. 2016. Parenting among adolescents and young adults with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Challenges, unmet needs, and opportunities. AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 30 7, 315-323

Stevens, A.K., Blanchard, B.E., *Talley, E.E., & Brown, J.L. 2016. Does drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the impulsivity-problematic alcohol use relation? Addictive Behaviors, 53, 181-186

Swartzendruber, A., Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., &Rose, E.S. 2016. Comparison of substance use typologies as predictors of sexual risk in African American adolescent females Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 63-72

Bradley, E., DiClemente, R.J., Sales, J.M., Rose, E.S., Davis, T.L., Wingood, G.M., Brown, J.L., & Lang, D.L. 2015. Make it last: Using a supplemental treatment trial design to maintain short-term effects of a sexual risk reduction intervention for African-American adolescent females. Journal of Clinical Trials, 5 210, 1-7

Brown, J.L., & DiClemente, R.J. 2015. The need for biological outcomes to complement self-report in adolescent research Pediatrics, 136 3, e551

Brown, J.L., Vanable, P.A., Naughton, J.D., & Carey, M.P. 2015. Identifying HIV-Infected women's psycho-social stressors: Findings from a qualitative study Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Servicers, 14 2, 188-205

Hulland, E.,*Brown, J.L., Swartzendruber, A.L., Sales, J.M., Rose, E.S., & DiClemente, R.J. 2015. The association between stress and coping and sexual risk behaviors over 24-months among African American female adolescents Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 20 4, 443-453

Mitzel, L.D.,*Vanable, P.A., Brown, J.L, Bostwick, R.A., Sweeney, S.M.,*& Carey, M.P. 2015. Depressive symptoms mediate the effect of HIV-related stigmatization on medication adherence among HIV-infected men who have sex with men Aids and Behavior, 19 8, 1454-1459

Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., Swartzendruber, A.L., Smearman, E.L.,*Brody, G.H., & DiClemente, R.J. 2015. Genetic sensitivity to emotional cues, perceived racial discrimination and depressive symptoms among African-American adolescent females Frontiers in Psychology, 6 , 1-10

Sales, J.M., Smearman, E.L., * Brown, J.L., Brody, G.H., Philibert, R.A., Rose, E.S.,& Diclemente, R.J. 2015. Associations between a dapamine D4 receptor gene, alcohol use, and sexual behaviors among adolescent African American females Journal of HIV/Aids & Social Services, 14 , 136-153

Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., & DiClemente, R.J. 2014. Combination HIV prevention interventions: The potential of integrated behavioral and biomedical approaches Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 11 , 363

Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., Swartzendruber, A.L., Eriksen, M.D., DiClemente, R.J., & Rose, E.S. 2014. Added benefits: Reduced depressive symptom levels among African-American female adolescents participating in an HIV prevention intervention Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37 5, 912-920

Brown, J.L., Young, A.M., * Sales, J.M., DiClemente, R.J., Rose, E.S., & Wingood, G.M. 2014. Impact of abuse history on adolescent African American women's current HIV/STD associated behaviors and psychosocial mediators of HIV/STD risk Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 23 2, 151-167

Danielson, C.K., Walsh, k., McCauley, j., Ruggiero, K.L., Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., Rose, E., Wingood, G.M., & DiClemente, R.J. 2014. HIV-related risk among African-American adolescent girls Journal of Women's Health, 23 5, 413-419

DiClemente, R.J., Davis, T.L., Swartzendruber, A., Fasula, A.M., Boyce, L., Gelaude, D., Gray, S.C., Hardin, J., Rose, E., Carry, M., Sales, J.M. Brown, J.L., & Staples-Horne, M. 2014. Efficacy of an HIV/STI sexual risk-reduction intervention for African American adolescent girls in juvenile detention centers: A randomized controlled trial Women and Health, 54 8, 726-749

DiClemente, R.J., Wingood, G.M., Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., Rose, E.S., Davis, T.L., Lang, D.L., & Hardin, J.W. 2014. Efficacy of a telephone-delivered sexually transmitted infection/human immunodeficiency virus prevention maintenance intervention for adolescents: A randomized clinical trial Medical Association: Pediatrics, 168 10, 938-946

Farber, E.W., Shahane, A.A., Brown, J.L., & Campos, P.E. 2014. Perceived stigma reductions following participation in mental health services integrated within community-based HIV primary care AIDS Care, 26 6, 750-753

Haddad, L.B., Polis, C.B., Sheth, A.N., Brown, J.L., Kourtis, A.P., King, C., Chakraborty, R., & Ofotukun, I. 2014. Contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition female-to-male transmission Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 11 , 447-458

Sales, J.M., Smearman, E.,*Swartzendruber, A., Brown, J.L., Brody, G., & DiClemente, R.J. 2014. Socioeconomic-related risk and sexually transmitted infection among African-American Adolescent females Journal of Adolescent Health, 55 5, 698-704

Swartzendruber, A., Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., & Rose, E.S 2014. Correlates of incident Trichomonas vaginalis infections among African American female adolescents Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 41 4, 240-245

Talley, A., Brown, J.L., Stevens, A.K.*,& Littlefield, A.K. 2014. Does sexual self-concept ambiguity moderate relations among perceived peer norms for alcohol use, alcohol dependence symptomology, and HIV-rick taking? Journal of Studies on Alchohol and Drugs, 75 6, 1023-1031

Brown, J.L., DeMartini, K.S., Sales, J.M., Swartzendruber, A.L., & DiClemente, R.J. 2013. Interventions to reduce alcohol use among HIV-infected individual: A review and critique of the Literature. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 10 , 356-370

Brown, J.L., Littlewood, R.A., & Vanable, P.A. 2013. Social-cognitive correlates of antiretroviral adherence among HIV-infected individuals receiving infectious disease care in a medium-sized, Northeastern U.S. city AIDS Care, 25 9, 1149-1158

Brown, J.L., Swartzendruber, A.L., & DiClemente, R.J. 2013. The application of Audio Computer-Assisted Self-interviews (ACASI) to collect self-reported health date: An Overview Caries Research, 4 1, 40-45

DeClemente, R.J., Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., Rose, E.S. 2013. Rate of decay in proportion of condom protected sex acts among adolescents following participation in an HIV risk-reduction intervention Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS), 63 1, S85-S89

DiClemente, , R.J., Swartzendruber, A., & Brown, J.L. 2013. Improving the validity of self-reported sexual behavior: No easy answers Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40 2, 111-112

DiClemente, R.J., Bradley, E., Davis, T.L., Brown, J.L., Ukuku, M., Sales, J.M., & Rose, E.S. 2013. Adoption and implementation of a computer-delivered HIV/STD risk-reduction intervention for African American adolescent females seeking services at county health departments: Implementation optimization is urgently needed Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS), 63 1, S66-S71

Lomotey, M., * Brown, J.L., & DiClemente, R.J. 2013. Targeting STD/HIV prevention interventions for heterosexual male adolescents in North America: A review Current Pediatric Reviews, 9 4, 376-382

Swartzendruber, A., Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L.,Davis, T.L. & DiClemente, R.J. 2013. Predictors of repeat Chlamydia trachomatis and or Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among African-American adolescent females Sexually Transmitted Infections, 89 1, 76-82

Swartzendruber, A., Zenilman, J.M., Niccolai, L.M., Kershaw, T.S., Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., & Sales, J.L. 2013. It takes two: Partner attributes associated with sexually transmitted infections among adolescents Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40 5, 372-378

Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., DiClemente, R.J., Salazar, L.F., Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., Brown, L.K., Romer, D., Valois, r.F., & Stanton, B. 2012. Predicting discordance between slf-reports of sexual abstinence and incident Sexually Transmitted Infections with African American female adolescents: Results from a 4-city study AIDS & behavior, 16 6, 1491-1500

Brown, J.L., Stepleman, L.M., & Bottonari, K.A. 2012. Medical outcomes of HIV-infected individuals two years after initiating psychiatric services Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Servicers, 11 1, 23-41

DiClemente, R.J., & Brown, J.L. 2012. Enhancing adherence to antiretroviral medications and safer sex behaviors among Russian women living with HIV/Aids HIV Infection and Immunosuppression, 4 2, 35-45

Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., & Rose, E. 2012. Exploring Factors associated with non-change in condom use behavior following participation in an STI/HIV prevention intervention AIDS Research and Treatment, 2012 , 1-9

Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., DiClemente, R.J., Latham, T.P., Kottke, M., & Rose, E.S. 2012. Age differences in STD's, sexual behaviors, and correlates of risky sexual behavior among sexually experienced adolescent African-American females Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37 1, 33-42

Sales, J.M., Brown, J.L., Vissman, A.T., & Diclemente, R.j. 2012. The association between alcohol use and sexual risk behaviors among African American women across the lifespan: A review Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 5 2, 117-128

Swartzendruber, A., Brown, J.L., Sales, J.M., Crittenden Murray, C., & DiClemente, R.J. 2012. STI's, sexual risk behavior and intimate partner violence among African-American adolescent females with a male sex partner recently released from incarceration Journal of Adolescent Health, 51 2, 156-163

Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., Brown, J.L., Littlewood, R.A., Bostwick, R.A., & Blair, D.c. 2012. What HIV+ MSM want from sexual risk reduction interventions: Finding from a qualitative study AIDS & Behavior, 168 3, 554-563

Brown, J.L. 2011. Review of Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, Jerry M. Suls, Karina W. Davidson, Robert M. Kaplin, Guilfor Press (2010) Brain Behavior, and immunity, 25 , 373-374

Brown, J.L. & DiClemente, R.J. 2011. Secondary HIV prevention: Novel approaches to impact populations most at risk Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 8 , 269-276

Brown, J.L. Vanable, P.A., Care, M.P., & Elin, L. 2011. Computerized stress management training for HIV + women: A pilot intervention study AIDS Care, 23 12, 1525-1532

Brown, J.L., & Vanable, P.A. 2011. Stress management interventions for HIV-infected individuals: Review of recent intervention approaches and directions for future research Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine, 3 , 95-106

Brown, J.L., Hennessy, M., Sales, J.M., DiClemente, R.J., Salazar, L.F., Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., Romer, D., Brown, L.K., Valois, R.F., & Stanton, B. 2011. Multiple method contraception use among African American adolescents in four US cities. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011 , 1-7

Brown, J.L. Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., & Elin, L. 2010. The development of a computer administered cognitive-behavioral intervention to promote stress management among HIV+ women. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24 , 265-280

Brown, J.L., & Vanable, P.A. 2009. The effects of assessment mode and privacy level on self-reports of risky sexual behaviors and substance use among young women Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39 , 2756-27778

Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., Brown, J.L., Diclemente, R. Salazar, L. Brown, L., Romber, D., Valois, R., Hennessy, M., & Stanton, B. 2009. Test-retest reliability of self-reported sexual behavior, STD testing and HIV risk behavior antecedents amoung African-American youth in four U.S. cities Journal of Adolescent Health, 44 , 214-221

Brown, J.L. Vanable, P.A. & Eriksen, M.D. 2008. Computer assisted self-interviews: A cost effectiveness analysis Behavior Research Meathods, 40 , 1-7

Brown, J.L., Vanable, P.A. 2008. Cognitive-behavioral stress management interventions for persons living with HIV: A review and critique of the literature Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 35 , 26-40

Brown, J.L., & Vanable, P.A. 2007. Alcohol use, partner type, and risky sexual behavior among college students: Findings from an event-level study Addictive Behaviors, 32 , 2940-2952

Sales, J.M., Steiner, R.J.,* Brown, J.L., Swartzendruber, A., Patel, A.S., & Sheth, A.N. . PrEP eligibility and interest among clinic- and community-recruited young black women in Atlanta, Georgia, USA Current HIV Research, 16 3, 250-255