Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Mycoplasma genitalium detection in urogenital specimens from symptomatic and asymptomatic men and women by use of the cobas TV/MG testJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  58. 2020
2020 Evaluation of the Performance of a Point-of-Care Test for Chlamydia and GonorrheaJAMA Network Open.  3:e204819. 2020
2020 Highlights From the 2019 HIV Diagnostics Conference: Optimizing Testing for HIV, STIs, and HCVSexually Transmitted Diseases.  47. 2020
2020 Letter From the Guest EditorSexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:S1. 2020
2020 Making the most of point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted diseasesClinical Infectious Diseases.  70:1824-1825. 2020
2020 A profile of the cobas® CT/NG assay on the cobas® 6800/8800 system for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2020
2020 A profile of the cobas® TV/ MG test for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium 2020
2020 Performance of 4 Molecular Assays for Detection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in a Sample of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Men Who Have Sex with MenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:158-161. 2020
2020 Patients Are Willing to Wait for Rapid Sexually Transmitted Infection Results in a University Student Health ClinicSexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:67-69. 2020
2020 Patients Are Willing to Wait for Rapid Sexually Transmitted Infection Results in a University Student Health Clinic.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:67-69. 2020
2019 Mycoplasma genitalium Coinfection in Women With Chlamydia trachomatis InfectionSexually Transmitted Diseases.  46:E101-E104. 2019
2019 Prevalence and cervical organism burden among Louisiana women with Trichomonas vaginalis infectionsPLoS ONE.  14. 2019
2019 Delay in Seeking Health Care Services After Onset of Urethritis Symptoms in Men.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  46:317-320. 2019
2019 Delay in Seeking Health Care Services after Onset of Urethritis Symptoms in MenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  46:317-320. 2019
2019 Optimal Timing for Trichomonas vaginalis Test of Cure Using Nucleic Acid Amplification TestingSexually Transmitted Diseases.  46:312-316. 2019
2019 Detection of chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae with the cobas CT/NG v2.0 test: Performance compared with the BD ProbeTec CT Q x and GC Q x amplified DNA and Aptima AC2 assaysSexually Transmitted Infections.  95:87-93. 2019
2019 Molecular-based testing for sexually transmitted infections using samples previously collected for vaginitis diagnosisClinical Infectious Diseases.  68:375-381. 2019
2019 Mycoplasma genitalium infections with macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistance-Associated mutations in heterosexual african American couples in AlabamaSexually Transmitted Diseases.  46:18-24. 2019
2019 Repeated Chlamydia trachomatis infections are associated with lower bacterial loadsEpidemiology and Infection.  147. 2019
2018 Examining unmet needs: A cross-sectional study exploring knowledge, attitudes and sexually transmitted infection screening preferences among persons who inject drugs in Camden, New JerseySexually Transmitted Infections.  94:598-603. 2018
2018 We have the technology, but should we build the test? 2018
2018 Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevalence in Women with HIV: Is There a Role for Targeted Screening?Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  45:762-769. 2018
2018 Defining the Urethritis Syndrome in Men Using Patient Reported SymptomsSexually Transmitted Diseases.  45:e40-e42. 2018
2018 Evaluation of a real-time PCR assay for detection of Mycoplasma genitalium and macrolide resistance-mediating mutations from clinical specimensDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  91:123-125. 2018
2018 An exploration of factors impacting preexposure prophylaxis eligibility and access among syringe exchange usersSexually Transmitted Diseases.  45:217-221. 2018
2018 Evaluation of the performance of the cobas CT/NG test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 systems for detection of chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae in male and female urogenital samplesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  57. 2018
2018 High prevalence of multidrug-resistant mycoplasma genitalium in human immunodeficiency virus-infected men who have sex with men in AlabamaClinical Infectious Diseases.  66:796-798. 2018
2017 The Year’s Best: Interpersonal Elements of Bisexual Women’s Most Satisfying Sexual Experiences in the Past YearJournal of Sex Research.  54:887-898. 2017
2017 Using Digital Technologies in Clinical HIV Research: Real-World Applications and Considerations for Future WorkJournal of Medical Internet Research.  19:e274. 2017
2017 Meatal swabs contain less cellular material and are associated with a decrease in gram stain smear quality compared to urethral swabs in menJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  55:2249-2254. 2017
2017 Variation in Sexual Identification Among Behaviorally Bisexual Women in the Midwestern United States: Challenging the Established Methods for Collecting Data on Sexual Identity and Orientation 2017
2017 Profile of the triplex assay for detection of chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomonas using the BD MAX™ System 2017
2017 Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk among Women Is Not Fully Explained by Partner NumbersSouthern Medical Journal.  110:161-167. 2017
2017 Sexually Transmitted Infections and Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Are We Applying the Lessons Learned?Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  44:141-142. 2017
2017 Combined testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas by use of the BD max CT/GC/TV assay with genitourinary specimen typesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  55:155-164. 2017
2017 Utilization of the Cepheid Xpert® CT/NG Sample Adequacy Control to Determine the Influence of the Urethral Swab on Cellular Content in Post-Swab versus Pre-Swab UrineSexually Transmitted Diseases.  44:68-69. 2017
2016 New testing options for Trichomonas vaginalis respond to growing awareness 2016
2016 Genotype-specific concordance of chlamydia trachomatis genital infection within heterosexual partnershipsSexually Transmitted Diseases.  43:741-749. 2016
2016 Infecting HIV-1 Subtype Predicts Disease Progression in Women of Sub-Saharan AfricaEBioMedicine.  13:305-314. 2016
2016 Reducing Missed Opportunities: Pairing Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening with Syringe Exchange ServicesSexually Transmitted Diseases.  43:706-708. 2016
2016 Type-specific detection of herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 using the cobas® HSV 1 and 2 test on the cobas® 4800 platform 2016
2016 Differences in risk behaviours, HIV/STI testing and HIV/STI prevalence between men who have sex with men and men who have sex with both men and women in ChinaInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  27:840-849. 2016
2016 "First, I... then, we...": exploring the sequence of sexual acts and safety strategies reported during a sexual encounter using a modified timeline followback methodSexually Transmitted Infections.  92:272-275. 2016
2016 Coping strategies and behavioural changes following a genital herpes diagnosis among an urban sample of underserved Midwestern womenInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  27:207-212. 2016
2016 Willingness to Disclose Sexually Transmitted Infection Status to Sex Partners Among College-Aged Men in the United States.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  43:204-206. 2016
2016 Clinical and laboratory testing for trichomonas vaginalis infectionJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  54:7-12. 2016
2015 Intimate partner violence and correlates with risk behaviors and HIV/STI diagnoses among men who have sex with men and men who have sex with men and women in China: A hidden epidemicSexually Transmitted Diseases.  42:387-392. 2015
2015 Vaginal microbiota of adolescent girls prior to the onset of menarche resemble those of reproductive-age womenmBio.  6. 2015
2015 A mixed methods approach to assess the likelihood of testing for STI using self-collected samples among behaviourally bisexual womenSexually Transmitted Infections.  91:329-333. 2015
2015 Cervical cancer screening in a sexually transmitted disease clinic: Screening adoption experiences from a midwestern clinicAmerican Journal of Public Health.  105:e8-e14. 2015
2015 Performance of the BD CTQx and GCQx amplified assays on the BD Viper LT compared with the BD viper XTR systemSexually Transmitted Diseases.  42:521-523. 2015
2015 Risk factors for sustaining a lower extremity injury in an army reserve officer training corps cadet population 2015
2015 Sexual behaviours, sex toy and sexual safety methods reported by women who have sex with women and menSexual Health.  12:287-299. 2015
2015 The impact of brief messages on HSV-2 screening uptake among female defendants in a court setting: A randomized controlled trial utilizing prospect theory 2015
2014 Time-Motion Analysis of Four Automated Systems for the Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Nucleic Acid Amplification TestingJournal of Laboratory Automation.  19:423-426. 2014
2014 The centrality of laboratory services in the HIV treatment and prevention cascade: The need for effective linkages and referrals in resource-limited settingsAIDS Patient Care and STDS.  28:268-273. 2014
2014 Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis DNA by use of self-obtained vaginal swabs with the BD ProbeTec Qx assay on the BD Viper systemJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  52:885-889. 2014
2014 Duration of polymerase Chain reaction-detectable DNA after treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis Infections in WomenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  41:215-219. 2014
2014 Extensive variation and rapid shift of the MG192 sequence in Mycoplasma genitalium strains from patients with chronic infectionInfection and Immunity.  82:1326-1334. 2014
2014 Preferred methods of sexually transmitted infection service delivery among an urban sample of underserved midwestern menSexually Transmitted Diseases.  41:129-132. 2014
2014 Prevalence of Chronic Ankle Instability in High School and Division I AthletesFoot and Ankle Specialist.  7:37-44. 2014
2014 Chlamydia point-of-care diagnostics: Caveat emptorSexually Transmitted Infections.  90:176-177. 2014
2014 Gender matters: Condom use and nonuse among behaviorally bisexual men 2014
2014 Recommendations for the laboratory-based detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - 2014MMWR Recommendations and Reports.  63. 2014
2013 Herpes simplex virus type 2 serological testing at a community court: Predictors of test acceptance and seropositivity among female defendantsInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  24:169-174. 2013
2013 Evolving gonococcal antimicrobial resistance: Research priorities and implications for managementSexually Transmitted Infections.  89. 2013
2013 Expanding sexually transmitted infection screening among women and men engaging in transactional sex: The feasibility of field-based self-collectionInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  24:323-328. 2013
2013 Clinical evaluation of a new pap test-based method for screening of chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae using liquid-based cytology mediaSouthern Medical Journal.  106:506-512. 2013
2013 Laboratory support of global health researchJournal of General Internal Medicine.  28. 2013
2013 Trichomonas vaginalis: reviewing the available diagnostic testing options 2013
2013 Trichomonas vaginalis: reviewing the available diagnostic testing options 2013
2013 Performance of the cepheid CT/NG Xpert rapid PCR test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  51:1666-1672. 2013
2013 Comparison of the abbott m2000 realtime CT assay and the cepheid genexpert CT/NG assay to the roche amplicor CT assay for detection of chlamydia trachomatis in ocular samples from TanzaniaJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  51:1611-1613. 2013
2013 Is there evidence of the new variant chlamydia trachomatis in the United States?Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  40:352-353. 2013
2013 Chlamydia trachomatis clinical isolates identified as tetracycline resistant do not exhibit resistance in vitro: Whole-genome sequencing reveals a mutation in porB but no evidence for tetracycline resistance genesMicrobiology.  159:748-756. 2013
2013 Cobas® 4800: A fully automated system for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2013
2013 Vaginal swabs are the optimal specimen for detection of genital chlamydia trachomatis or neisseria gonorrhoeae using the cobas 4800 CT/NG testSexually Transmitted Diseases.  40:247-250. 2013
2013 Sexual behaviors and experiences among behaviorally bisexual men in the Midwestern United States 2013
2012 Type-specific identification of anogenital herpes simplex virus infections by use of a commercially available nucleic acid amplification testJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  50:3466-3471. 2012
2012 Court-based participatory research: Collaborating with the justice system to enhance sexual health services for vulnerable women in the United StatesSexual Health.  9:445-452. 2012
2012 Community involvement among behaviourally bisexual men in the Midwestern USA: Experiences and perceptions across communitiesCulture, Health and Sexuality.  14:1095-1110. 2012
2012 Discrepancies in diagnosis of incident HIV infection between antibody- and DNA-based tests in a phase III prevention trial in southern AfricaInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  23:649-652. 2012
2012 Performance of the cobas CT/NG test compared to the Aptima AC2 and Viper CTQ/GCQ assays for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  50:2244-2249. 2012
2012 The significance of privacy and trust in providing health-related services to behaviorally bisexual men in the United States 2012
2012 Bacterial communities of the coronal sulcus and distal urethra of adolescent malesPLoS ONE.  7. 2012
2012 Rectal self-sampling in non-clinical venues for detection of sexually transmissible infections among behaviourally bisexual menSexual Health.  9:190-191. 2012
2012 Individual and Social Factors Related to Mental Health Concerns Among Bisexual Men in the Midwestern United StatesJournal of Bisexuality.  12:223-245. 2012
2012 Sexual Behaviors and Experiences Among Behaviorally Bisexual Latino Men in the Midwestern United States: Implications for Sexual Health InterventionsJournal of Bisexuality.  12:283-310. 2012
2012 Subjective Sexual Experiences of Behaviorally Bisexual Men in the Midwestern United States: Sexual Attraction, Sexual Behaviors and Condom UseJournal of Bisexuality.  12:246-282. 2012
2012 The association between Mycoplasma genitalium and HIV-1 acquisition in African women.AIDS.  26:617-624. 2012
2012 A methodological approach to improve the sexual health of vulnerable female populations: Incentivized peer-recruitment and field-based STD testingJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  23:367-375. 2012
2012 Clinical evaluation of the BD ProbeTec Neisseria gonorrhoeae Q x Amplified DNA Assay on the BD Viper System with XTR™ TechnologySexually Transmitted Diseases.  39:147-153. 2012
2012 The association between Mycoplasma genitalium and HIV-1 acquisition in African womenAIDS.  26:617-624. 2012
2012 Condom Use during Most Recent Anal Intercourse Event among a U.S. Sample of Men Who Have Sex with Men 2012
2012 Evaluation of the Roche cobas® CT/NG test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in male urine.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  39:543-549. 2012
2012 Thinking differently about cervical cancer screening in high-risk populationsAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  43:221-224. 2012
2011 Future chlamydia screening preferences of men attending a sexually transmissible infection clinicSexual Health.  8:419-426. 2011
2011 The natural history of incident gonococcal infection in adolescent womenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  38:750-754. 2011
2011 Clinical evaluation of the BD probetec™ chlamydia trachomatis Qx amplified DNA assay on the BD viper™ system with XTR™ technologySexually Transmitted Diseases.  38:603-609. 2011
2011 Hormonal contraceptive use and HIV disease progression among women in Uganda and Zimbabwe 2011
2011 Low acceptance of HSV-2 testing among high-risk womenInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  22:329-331. 2011
2011 The microbial communities in male first catch urine are highly similar to those in paired urethral swab specimensPLoS ONE.  6. 2011
2011 Changing sexually transmitted infection screening protocol will result in improved case finding for trichomonas vaginalis among high-risk female populationsSexually Transmitted Diseases.  38:398-400. 2011
2011 Increases in human papillomavirus detection during early HIV infection among women in ZimbabweJournal of Infectious Diseases.  203:1182-1191. 2011
2011 Reactions to self-sampling for ano-rectal sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men: A qualitative study 2011
2011 97. Court-Based Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) Point-of-Care Testing: Collaborating With the Judicial System to Improve Access to Sexual Health ScreeningJournal of Adolescent Health.  48:S68-S68. 2011
2011 Sexual behaviors and situational characteristics of most recent male-partnered sexual event among gay and bisexually identified men in the United States 2011
2010 Characteristic male urine microbiomes associate with asymptomatic sexually transmitted infectionPLoS ONE.  5. 2010
2010 Epidemiological synergy of trichomonas vaginalis and HIV in Zimbabwean and South African womenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  37:460-466. 2010
2010 Variations in CD4 cell counts among HIV-uninfected and infected women in Uganda and ZimbabweInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  21:342-345. 2010
2010 Field collection of rectal samples for sexually transmitted infection diagnostics among men who have sex with menInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  21:260-264. 2010
2010 Plasma and cervical viral loads among Ugandan and Zimbabwean women during acute and early HIV-1 infectionAIDS.  24:573-582. 2010
2010 Diagnosing vaginal infections: It's time to join the 21st centuryCurrent Infectious Disease Reports.  12:225-230. 2010
2010 Repeated Chlamydia trachomatis genital infections in adolescent womenJournal of Infectious Diseases.  201:42-51. 2010
2009 Time from first intercourse to first sexually transmitted infection diagnosis among adolescent womenJAMA Pediatrics.  163:1106-1111. 2009
2009 Implementation of routine access to herpes simplex virus type 2 antibody testing in a public health sexually transmitted disease clinicSexually Transmitted Diseases.  36:724-728. 2009
2009 Disentangling contributions of reproductive tract infections to hiv acquisition in african womenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  36:357-364. 2009
2009 Dual infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatisInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  20:143-144. 2009
2008 Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast, but not vaginal cleansing, increase HIV-1 acquisition in African women 2008
2008 Trichomonas vaginalis infection and human immunodeficiency virus acquisition in African womenJournal of Infectious Diseases.  197:548-554. 2008
2007 Susceptibility of middle adolescent females to sexually transmitted infections: Impact of hormone contraception and sexual behaviors on vaginal immunityAmerican Journal of Reproductive Immunology.  58:159-168. 2007
2007 Mycoplasma genitalium among Adolescent Women and their PartnersJournal of Adolescent Health.  40:412-417. 2007
2007 Pregnancy and the risk of HIV-1 acquisition among women in Uganda and ZimbabweAIDS.  21:1027-1034. 2007
2007 Trichomonas vaginalis infection: The most prevalent nonviral sexually transmitted infection receives the least public health attentionClinical Infectious Diseases.  44:23-25. 2007
2006 Impact of increased access to emergency contraceptive pills: A randomized controlled trialObstetrics and Gynecology.  108:1098-1106. 2006
2006 Effect of Replens gel used with a diaphragm on tests for human papillomavirus and other lower genital tract infectionsJournal of Lower Genital Tract Disease.  10:213-218. 2006
2006 Use of an adaptation of a commercially available PCR assay aimed at diagnosis of chlamydia and gonorrhea to detect Trichomonas vaginalis in urogenital specimensJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:366-373. 2006
2005 Prevalence, incidence, natural history, and response to treatment of Trichomonas vaginalis infection among adolescent womenJournal of Infectious Diseases.  192:2039-2044. 2005
2004 Vaginal lactobacilli in adolescents: Presence and relationship to local and systemic immunity, and to bacterial vaginosisSexually Transmitted Diseases.  31:393-400. 2004
2004 Vaginal yeast colonisation, prevalence of vaginitis, and associated local immunity in adolescentsSexually Transmitted Infections.  80:48-53. 2004
2003 Vaginal swabs are appropriate specimens for diagnosis of genital tract infection with Chlamydia trachomatisJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  41:3784-3789. 2003
2002 Evaluation of the Digene Hybrid Capture II assay with the Rapid Capture System for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeaeJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  40:3558-3564. 2002
2002 COBAS Amplicor: An automated PCR system for detection of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae 2002
2001 Enhancing the specificity of the COBAS AMPLICOR CT/NG test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by retesting specimens with equivocal resultsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  39:3092-3098. 2001
2001 Multicenter evaluation of the BDProbeTec ET System for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urine specimens, female endocervical swabs, and male urethral swabsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  39:1008-1016. 2001
2000 Is there a role for Chlamydia pneumoniae in hemodialysis vascular access thrombosis?American Journal of Kidney Diseases.  36:1122-1125. 2000
2000 Multicenter evaluation of AMPLICOR and automated COBAS AMPLICOR CT/NG tests for Neisseria gonorrhoeaeJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  38:3544-3549. 2000
2000 Multicenter evaluation of the AMPLICOR and automated COBAS AMPLICOR CT/NG tests for detection of Chlamydia trachomatisJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  38:1105-1112. 2000
1999 Erratum: Identification of a Chlamydia trachomatis serovar E urogenital isolate which lacks the cryptic plasmid (Infection and Immunity (1998) 66:12 (6010-6013))Infection and Immunity.  67:2051. 1999
1998 Identification of T cells that respond to serovar-specific regions of the Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein in persons with serovar E infectionJournal of Infectious Diseases.  178:1713-1718. 1998
1998 Identification of a Chlamydia trachomatis serovar e urogenital isolate which lacks the cryptic plasmidInfection and Immunity.  66:6010-6013. 1998
1998 Effect of serial passage in tissue culture on sequence of omp1 from Chlamydia trachomatis clinical isolatesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  36:3686-3688. 1998
1997 Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to trovafloxacinJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.  39:63-65. 1997
1997 Susceptibility of Chlamydia trachomatis to trovafloxacin.Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.  39 Suppl B:63-65. 1997
1997 Evaluation of the Vidas Chlamydia test to detect and verify Chlamydia trachomatis in urogenital specimensJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  35:2102-2106. 1997
1997 Multicenter comparative evaluation of two rapid immunoassay methods for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen in endocervical specimensClinical Microbiology and Infection.  3:663-667. 1997
1996 Chlamydia trachomatis Major Outer Membrane Protein (MOMP) Epitopes That Activate HLA Class II-Restricted T Cells from Infected HumansJournal of Immunology.  157:4554-4567. 1996
1996 Declining prevalence of chlamydial infection among adolescent girlsSexually Transmitted Diseases.  23:226-229. 1996
1996 Species-, serogroup-, and serovar-specific epitopes are juxtaposed in variable sequence region 4 of the major outer membrane proteins of some Chlamydia trachomatis serovarsInfection and Immunity.  64:2839-2841. 1996
1995 Rapid antigen detection assay for identification of Chlamydia trachomatis infectionJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  33:1920-1921. 1995
1993 Workshop on In Vitro Neutralization of Chlamydia trachomatis: Summary of ProceedingsJournal of Infectious Diseases.  168:415-420. 1993
1992 Comparison of immunotyping of Chlamydia trachomatis by indirect fluorescent-antibody staining and radioimmunoassayJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  30:1014-1015. 1992
1990 Partial characterization of Chlamydia trachomatis isolates resistant to multiple antibiotics.Journal of Infectious Diseases.  162:1309-1315. 1990
1989 Effect of differences in specimen processing and passage technique on recovery of Chlamydia trachomatisJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  27:894-898. 1989
1987 Diagnosis of chlamydial infection in women attending antenatal and gynecologic clinicsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  25:868-872. 1987
1987 Fluorescent monoclonal antibody for confirmation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae culturesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  25:2388-2390. 1987
1986 Effect of blind passage and multiple sampling on recovery of Chlamydia trachomatis from urogenital specimensJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  24:1029-1033. 1986

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2018 Trichomonas vaginalis.  341-356. 2018
2010 Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  195-229. 2010

Research Overview

  • I have been involved in laboratory-based epidemiologic and behavioral research in the field of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV for more than 35 years. I have extensive experience with development and evaluation of molecular diagnostic assays and I have spent 2 decades working in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean region providing technology transfer, capacity building and quality improvement training. My research and service interests align as I try to assess how to best use new diagnostic tools to provide increased access to and utilization of sexual health care.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Private Grant  awarded by SPEEDX PTY. LTD. 2019 - 2023
  • ASTDA Small Project Assistance - Chlymadia Vaccine  awarded by American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association 2020 - 2021
  • Rectal and Oropharyngeal Swabs to Diagnose Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infection in Men and Women  awarded by University of California, San Francisco 2018 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by CEPHEID 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by SPEEDX PTY. LTD. 2018 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by RHEONIX, INC. 2014 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBOTT MOLECULAR 2018 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ATLAS GENETICS 2017 - 2020
  • HHSN27200005 Task Area 1 Task Order 5 - Protocol Development for "Clearance Time of Gonococcal Nucleic Acid by Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing" (STI CTG)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by NEUMODX MOLECULAR 2019 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by A1 BIOSCIENCES INC. 2019 - 2020
  • The UAB STI CRC - DiSCIS Laboratory Core  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY 2019 - 2020
  • Rectal AND Oropharyngeal Swabs to Diagnose Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infection in Men and Women  awarded by RESEARCH ST. JOSEPH'S - HAMILTON 2018 - 2019
  • Pairing PrEP with Syringe Exchange to Prevent HIV among Women Who Inject Drugs  awarded by Drexel University College of Medicine 2017 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by LUMINEX CORPORATION 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 2017 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by ABBOTT MOLECULAR 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by CLICK DIAGNOSTICS 2016 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY 2016 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by BD DIAGNOSTICS 2015 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by LUMINEX CORPORATION 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by BECKMAN COULTER, INC. 2015 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 2016 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by ATLAS GENETICS 2016 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS INC 2014 - 2015
  • Investigator On

  • Increasing Uptake of PrEP in Urban and Rural Black Women in the South  awarded by Johnson (Robert Wood) Foundation 2018 - 2021
  • Midcareer Mentoring Award for Patient-Oriented Research in Chlamydia Trachomatis Infection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • HHSN27200004 Task Area 2 Task Order 2 - Case Control Study Implementation (STI CTG)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2020
  • HHSN27200007 Task Area 2 Task Order 5 - Clinical Trial Modification and Implementation - DMID Protocol #07-0012  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2020
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinical Trials Group (STI CTG)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2020
  • The UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • The UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC) - CRC Project 1  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2020
  • The UAB STI CRC - Project 1: Determining the Origins of NGU in Men Through Evaluation of Sexual Partnerships  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by CEPHEID 2018 - 2019
  • CITY Health II - The Center for the Study of Community Health  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • CITY Health II - The Center for the Study of Community Health - SIP 14-034 - Prospective Study of Immune Response to Chlamydial Infection to Inform Development of Rational Prevention Strategies  awarded by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promo./CDC/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • The UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by QUEST DIAGNOSTICS, INC. 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by BD DIAGNOSTICS 2013 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by BD DIAGNOSTICS 2012 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by BD DIAGNOSTICS 2011 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University System : Indiana University-Bloomington 2007
  • Master of Public Health in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Indiana State University 1998
  • Full Name

  • Barbara Van Der Pol