Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Mirjam-Colette Kempf has a broad background in infectious diseases, epidemiology and behavioral sciences. Her previous research has focused on HIV health services and outcomes research with particular emphasis on psychosocial barriers of access to care and health care disparities among HIV-infected women living in the rural South. She is the Co-PI for the NIH-funded UAB-MS Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) site, a member of the National WIHS cohort investigating the HIV epidemic in Women in the US for over 20 years.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Brief Report: PrEP Eligibility Among At-Risk Women in the Southern United States: Associated Factors, Awareness, and AcceptabilityJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  80:527-532. 2019
    2019 Buffering Internalization of HIV Stigma: Implications for Treatment Adherence and DepressionJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  80:284-291. 2019
    2019 Food insecurity and violence in a prospective cohort of women at risk for or living with HIV in the U.S.PLoS ONE.  14. 2019
    2019 Longitudinal association between internalized HIV stigma and antiretroviral therapy adherence for women living with HIV: the mediating role of depressionAIDS.  33:571-576. 2019
    2019 Barriers to HIV Testing: Patient and Provider Perspectives in the Deep SouthAIDS and Behavior2019
    2019 Internal Working Models of Attachment Relationships and HIV Outcomes Among Women Living With HIVJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  80. 2019
    2018 Universal Screening for HIV and Hepatitis C Infection: A Community-Based Pilot ProjectAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  55:S112-S121. 2018
    2018 Cumulative burden of depression and all-cause mortality in women living with human immunodeficiency virusClinical Infectious Diseases.  67:1575-1581. 2018
    2018 The effect of unstable housing on HIV treatment biomarkers: An instrumental variables approachSocial Science and Medicine.  214:70-82. 2018
    2018 Perceptions of intersectional stigma among diverse women living with HIV in the United StatesSocial Science and Medicine.  208:9-17. 2018
    2018 Healthcare Empowerment and HIV Viral Control: Mediating Roles of Adherence and Retention in CareAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  54:756-764. 2018
    2018 Cohort profile: The women’s interagency HIV study (WIHS)International Journal of Epidemiology.  47:393-394I. 2018
    2018 Effects of speed of processing training and transcranial direct current stimulation on global sleep quality and speed of processing in older adults with and without HIV: A pilot studyApplied Neuropsychology Adult2018
    2018 Feasibility and Acceptability of Real-Time Antiretroviral Adherence Monitoring among Depressed Women Living with HIV in the Deep South of the USAIDS and Behavior2018
    2018 The Longitudinal Association between Social Support on HIV Medication Adherence and Healthcare Utilization in the Women’s Interagency HIV StudyAIDS and Behavior2018
    2017 Mortality under plausible interventions on antiretroviral treatment and depression in HIV-infected women: an application of the parametric g-formulaAnnals of Epidemiology.  27:783-789.e2. 2017
    2017 Cognitive trajectories over 4 years among HIV-infected women with optimal viral suppression.Neurology2017
    2017 The potential role of vagus-nerve stimulation in the treatment of HIV-associated depression: A review of literatureNeuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.  13:1677-1689. 2017
    2017 The potential role of vagus nerve stimulation on HIV-depressionThe Journal of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment2017
    2017 The potential role of vagus-nerve stimulation in the treatment of HIV-associated depression: a review of literature.Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat2017
    2017 Spatial analysis of the regional variation of reproductive tract infections and spousal migration correlates in Nepal.Geospat Health2017
    2017 Healthy Aging in Older Women Living with HIV Infection: a Systematic Review of Psychosocial FactorsCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports.  14:17-30. 2017
    2017 Interpersonal Mechanisms Contributing to the Association Between HIV-Related Internalized Stigma and Medication AdherenceAIDS and Behavior.  21:238-247. 2017
    2017 Spatial analysis of the regional variation of reproductive tract infections and spousal migration correlates in NepalGeospatial Health.  12. 2017
    2017 Trends of and factors associated with live-birth and abortion rates among HIV-positive and HIV-negative womenAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  216:71.e1-71.e16. 2017
    2016 Adaptation and Implementation of an Intervention to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma Among Healthcare Workers in the United States: Piloting of the FRESH WorkshopAIDS patient care.  30:519-527. 2016
    2016 Spousal migration and human papillomavirus infection among women in rural western Nepal.Int Health.2016
    2016 Identifying Symptom Patterns in People Living With HIV DiseaseJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  27:121-132. 2016
    2016 Identifying symptom patterns among people living with HIV disease.Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care2016
    2016 HIV-Related Stigma Among Healthcare Providers in the Deep SouthAIDS and Behavior.  20:115-125. 2016
    2016 Spousal migration and human papillomavirus infection among women in rural western NepalInternational Health.  8:261-268. 2016
    2015 Structural community factors and sub-optimal engagement in HIV care among low-income women in the deep south of the USACulture, Health and Sexuality.  18:682-694. 2015
    2015 Structural community factors and suboptimal engagement in HIV care among low-income women in the deep south of the USACulture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care2015
    2015 Technology-Delivered Mental Health Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA): a Review of Recent AdvancesCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports.  12:472-480. 2015
    2015 Technology-delivered mental health interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS.Current HIV/AIDS Reports2015
    2015 Factors associated with early childhood caries incidence among high caries-risk childrenCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  43:366-374. 2015
    2015 Factors associated with early childhood caries incidence among high caries-risk childrenCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.  43:366-374. 2015
    2015 Gender Norms and Family Planning Practices Among Men in Western JamaicaAmerican Journal of Men's Health.  9:307-316. 2015
    2015 Improving parental stress levels among mothers living with HIV: A randomized control group intervention studyAIDS patient care.  29:220-228. 2015
    2015 Prevalence and incidence of early childhood caries among African-American children in AlabamaJournal of Public Health Dentistry.  75:42-48. 2015
    2015 Structural and sociocultural factors associated with cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected African American women in AlabamaAIDS patient care.  29:13-19. 2015
    2015 The effects of viral load burden on pregnancy loss among HIV-infected women in the United StatesInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  2015. 2015
    2014 Perceptions of barriers and facilitators to cervical cancer screening among low-income, HIV-infected women from an integrated HIV clinicAIDS Care.  26:1229-1235. 2014
    2014 Connecting the dots: Could microbial translocation be associated with commonly reported symptoms in HIV disease?Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care2014
    2014 Assessment of high-risk human papillomavirus infections using clinician- And self-collected cervical sampling methods in rural women from far Western NepalPLoS ONE.  9. 2014
    2014 A qualitative study on factors impacting HIV care adherence among postpartum HIV-infected women in the rural southeastern USAAIDS Care.  26:574-581. 2014
    2014 Pregnancy Intentions Among Women Living With HIV in the United StatesJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  65:306-311. 2014
    2014 Hepatitis C virus transmission risk in incarcerated or detained populationsHepatology.  59:733-733. 2014
    2014 Connecting the Dots: Could Microbial Translocation Explain Commonly Reported Symptoms in HIV Disease?Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  25:483-495. 2014
    2014 Gender norms and sexual behaviours among men in western jamaicaSexual Health.  11:42-51. 2014
    2013 Factors Associated with the Acceptability of Male Circumcision among Men in JamaicaPLoS ONE.  8. 2013
    2013 Genotypic diversity and mixed infection in newborn disease and hearing loss in congenital cytomegalovirus infectionPediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  32:1050-1054. 2013
    2012 HIV infection and obesity: Where did all the wasting go?Antiviral Therapy.  17:1281-1289. 2012
    2012 Heterogeneity in outcomes of treated HIV-positive patients in Europe and North America: Relation with patient and cohort characteristicsInternational Journal of Epidemiology.  41:1807-1820. 2012
    2012 Prevalence of proteinuria and elevated serum cystatin c among hiv-infected adolescents in the reaching for Excellence in Adolescent Care and Health (REACH) studyJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  61:499-506. 2012
    2012 Toll-like receptor gene variants associated with bacterial vaginosis among HIV-1 infected adolescentsJournal of Reproductive Immunology.  96:84-89. 2012
    2012 Motivations and experiences of women who accessed "see and treat" cervical cancer prevention services in ZambiaJournal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology.  33:91-98. 2012
    2012 HIV-Infected Women's Relationships With Their Health Care Providers in the Rural Deep South: An Exploratory StudyHealth Care for Women International.  33:403-419. 2012
    2012 Incidence, prevalence, and epidemiology of herpes simplex virus-2 in HIV-1-positive and HIV-1-negative adolescentsSexually Transmitted Diseases.  39:300-305. 2012
    2011 Antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans cerebrospinal fluid isolates from AIDS patients in KenyaMycoses.  54. 2011
    2011 Prevalence, incidence, and recurrence of oral lesions among HIV-infected patients on HAART in Alabama: A two-year longitudinal studySouthern Medical Journal.  104:561-566. 2011
    2011 Temporal Trends in presentation for outpatient HIV Medical Care 2000-2010: Implications for short-term mortalityJournal of General Internal Medicine.  26:745-750. 2011
    2011 Saliva polymerase-chain-reaction assay for cytomegalovirus screening in newbornsNew England Journal of Medicine.  364:2111-2118. 2011
    2011 Aging, HIV and wellness: Augmenting the components of successful agingAging Health.  7:435-446. 2011
    2011 Aging, HIV, and wellness: Augmenting the components of successful aging.Aging Health2011
    2011 Hormonal contraceptive use and response to antiretroviral therapy among adolescent femalesHIV and AIDS Review.  10:65-69. 2011
    2010 HIV and Hepatitis B and C incidence rates in US correctional populations and high risk groups: A systematic review and meta-analysisBMC Public Health.  10. 2010
    2010 Adverse events in a cohort of HIV infected pregnant and non-pregnant women treated with nevirapine versus non-nevirapine antiretroviral medicationPLoS ONE.  5:1-8. 2010
    2010 Perceived Barriers to HIV Care Among HIV-Infected Women in the Deep SouthJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  21:467-477. 2010
    2010 Perceived barriers to HIV care among HIV + women in the deep south.Journal Association of Nurses AIDS Care2010
    2010 The impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on prevalence and incidence of cervical human papillomavirus infections in HIV-positive adolescentsBMC Infectious Diseases.  10. 2010
    2010 A qualitative study of the barriers and facilitators to retention-in-care among HIV-positive women in the rural southeastern U.S.: Implications for targeted interventions.AIDS Patient Care STDS2010
    2010 A qualitative study of the barriers and facilitators to retention-in-care among HIV-positive women in the rural southeastern united states: Implications for targeted interventionsAIDS patient care.  24:515-520. 2010
    2010 Dried blood spot real-time polymerase chain reaction assays to screen newborns for congenital cytomegalovirus infectionJournal of the American Medical Association.  303:1375-1382. 2010
    2010 Vaginal douching among Latina immigrantsMaternal and Child Health Journal.  14:274-282. 2010
    2010 The prevalence, clinical features, risk factors and outcome associated with cryptococcal meningitis in HIV positive patients in Kenya.East African Medical Journal.  87:481-487. 2010
    2009 Gender differences in discontinuation of antiretroviral treatment regimensJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  52:336-341. 2009
    2009 EmPOWERment and ADVANCEment- NSF programs for women in sciencehttp://nextwave.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2002/09/18/42009
    2009 Variable Impact on Mortality of AIDS-Defining Events Diagnosed during Combination Antiretroviral Therapy: Not All AIDS-Defining Conditions Are Created EqualClinical Infectious Diseases.  48:1138-1151. 2009
    2008 Does short-term virologic failure translate to clinical events in antiretroviral- naive patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in clinical practiceAIDS2008
    2008 Short-term discontinuation of HAART regimens more common in vulnerable patient populationsAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  24:1347-1355. 2008
    2008 Control of Toxoplasma gondii infection by athymic LEW-Whnrnu ratsParasite Immunology.  30:323-333. 2008
    2008 Clinical outcome of HIV-infected antiretroviral-naive patients with discordant immunologic and virologic responses to highly active antiretroviral therapyJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  47:553-558. 2008
    2008 Enrollment and retention of HIV discordant couples in Lusaka, ZambiaJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  47:116-125. 2008
    2007 Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among high school students in Hanover, JamaicaThe Scientific World Journal.  7:567-576. 2007
    2007 The determinants of sexual intercourse before age 16 years among rural Jamaican adolescentsThe Scientific World Journal.  7:493-503. 2007
    2007 Can routine clinical markers be used longitudinally to monitor antiretroviral therapy success in resource-limited settings?Clinical Infectious Diseases.  44:135-138. 2007
    2007 Initiation of sexual activity among adolescents in rural Jamaica: The influence of family factorsJournal of Education and Human Development.  1:1-8. 2007
    2006 A high-throughput drug screening system for HIV-1 transcription inhibitorsJournal of Biomolecular Screening.  11:807-815. 2006
    2005 Long-term molecular analysis of tuberculosis strains in Alabama, a state characterized by a largely indigenous, low-risk populationJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  43:870-878. 2005
    2000 Comparative potency of gemifloxacin, new quinolones, macrolides, tetracycline and clindamycin against Mycoplasma spp.Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.  45:29-33. 2000
    1998 Different manifestations of Toxoplasma gondii infection in F344 and LEW ratsMedical Microbiology and Immunology.  187:137-142. 1998
    1997 Reactivation of chronic toxoplasmosis: is there a link to strain-specific differences in the parasite?Behring Institute Mitteilungen.  97-106. 1997
    Barriers to HIV Testing: Patient and Provider Perspectives in the Deep SouthAIDS & Behavior
    Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale: Consideration of a new Cutoff Score for People living with HIVAIDS & Behavior
    Diminished CD103 (αEβ7) Expression on Resident T Cells from the Female Genital Tract of HIV-Positive Women.Pathogens and Immunity.  1:371-387.
    Geospatial factors and husband's migratory status among women reporting reproductive tract infections in Nepal.International Journal of Health Geographics
    The Association of sCD14, IL-6, and D-dimer with GI Symptoms among HIV Infected and Uninfected Veterans.JAIDS
    UNSTABLE HOUSING AND HIV TREATMENT BIOMARKERS AMONG U.S. WOMEN: A PROBIT MODEL WITH A DISCRETE ENDOGENOUS VARIABLEHealth Economics

    Research Overview

  • Women’s health in the context of HIV disease; Psychosocial determinants of Infectious Disease Outcomes; stress, coping and adaptation in the context of HIV disease; depressive symptoms and its impact on HIV care; development and implementation of behavioral interventions; telemedicine use in rural areas; HIV health services and outcomes research; psychosocial barriers of access to care; Health care disparities among HIV-infected women
  • Teaching Activities

  • NRM750 - Foundat Quantitative Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NRM750 - Foundat Quantitative Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NRM750 - Foundat Quantitative Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM750 - Foundat Quantitative Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NRM750 - Foundat Quantitative Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR790 - Independent Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR791 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR791 - Indep Study Clinical Nursing (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR798 - Research Practicum (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR600 - Res and Stats for Adv Practice (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR347 - Patho for Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR512 - Patho Adv Generalist (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • NUR347 - Patho for Prof Nurs Pract RNs (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EPI621 - HIV/AIDS and STDs (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • EPI621 - HIV/AIDS and STDs (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • EPI621 - HIV/AIDS and STDs (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • EPI621 - HIV/AIDS and STDs (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • EPI798 - Doctoral Directed Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Mirjam-Colette Kempf