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 The Impact of Cumulative Depression Along the HIV Care Continuum in Women Living With HIV During the Era of Universal Antiretroviral TreatmentJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  82:225-233. 2019
    2019 Perceived Value of Microenterprise for Low-Income Women Living with HIV in AlabamaExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy.  23:276-286. 2019
    2019 The Longitudinal Association between Social Support on HIV Medication Adherence and Healthcare Utilization in the Women’s Interagency HIV StudyExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy.  23:2014-2024. 2019
    2019 Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale: Evaluation of a New Cutoff Score for Women Living with HIVBioscience Reports.  33:343-345. 2019
    2019 History of Incarceration among Women with HIV: Impact on Prognosis and MortalityJournal of Women's Health.  28:1083-1093. 2019
    2019 Poverty stigma is associated with suboptimal HIV care and treatment outcomes among women living with HIV in the United StatesScience.  33:1379-1384. 2019
    2019 Neighborhood Racial Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, and Perceptions of HIV-Related Discrimination and Internalized HIV Stigma among Women Living with HIV in the United StatesBioscience Reports.  33:270-281. 2019
    2019 Substance Use Stigma and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among a Drug-Using Population Living with HIVBioscience Reports.  33:282-293. 2019
    2019 Feasibility and Acceptability of Real-Time Antiretroviral Adherence Monitoring among Depressed Women Living with HIV in the Deep South of the USExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy.  23:1306-1314. 2019
    2019 Viremia Trajectories of HIV in HIV-Positive Women in the United States, 1994-2017JAMA Network Open.  2:e193822. 2019
    2019 Barriers to HIV Testing: Patient and Provider Perspectives in the Deep SouthExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy.  23:1062-1072. 2019
    2019 Brief Report: PrEP Eligibility among At-Risk Women in the Southern United States: Associated Factors, Awareness, and AcceptabilityJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  80:527-532. 2019
    2019 A Mixed Methods Study of Anticipated and Experienced Stigma in Health Care Settings among Women Living with HIV in the United StatesBioscience Reports.  33:184-195. 2019
    2019 Buffering Internalization of HIV Stigma: Implications for Treatment Adherence and DepressionJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  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 depressionScience.  33:571-576. 2019
    2019 Dental insurance, dental care utilization, and perceived unmet dental needs in women living with HIV: Results from the Women's Interagency HIV StudyJournal of Public Health Dentistry2019
    2019 Internal Working Models of Attachment Relationships and HIV Outcomes among Women Living with HIVJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology.  80:E1-E8. 2019
    2019 The Relationship Between Discrimination and Missed HIV Care Appointments Among Women Living with HIVExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy2019
    2018 Universal Screening for HIV and Hepatitis C Infection: A Community-Based Pilot ProjectIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.  55:S112-S121. 2018
    2018 Cumulative burden of depression and all-cause mortality in women living with human immunodeficiency virusZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters.  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 CareIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.  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 studySports Engineering2018
    2017 Mortality under plausible interventions on antiretroviral treatment and depression in HIV-infected women: an application of the parametric g-formulaDevelopmental biology (New York, N.Y. : 1985).  27:783-789.e2. 2017
    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 Healthy Aging in Older Women Living with HIV Infection: a Systematic Review of Psychosocial FactorsNational Forum Teacher Education Journal.  14:17-30. 2017
    2017 Interpersonal Mechanisms Contributing to the Association Between HIV-Related Internalized Stigma and Medication AdherenceExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy.  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 Criminal Justice.  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 WorkshopBioscience Reports.  30:519-527. 2016
    2016 Diminished CD103 (αEβ7) Expression on Resident T Cells from the Female Genital Tract of HIV-Positive Women.Pathogens and Immunity.  1:371-387. 2016
    2016 Identifying Symptom Patterns in People Living With HIV DiseaseJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  27:121-132. 2016
    2016 HIV-Related Stigma Among Healthcare Providers in the Deep SouthExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy.  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 USAJournal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia.  18:682-694. 2015
    2015 Technology-Delivered Mental Health Interventions for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA): a Review of Recent AdvancesNational Forum Teacher Education Journal.  12:472-480. 2015
    2015 Factors associated with early childhood caries incidence among high caries-risk childrenJournal of Education Finance.  43:366-374. 2015
    2015 Gender Norms and Family Planning Practices Among Men in Western JamaicaPolicing.  9:307-316. 2015
    2015 Improving parental stress levels among mothers living with HIV: A randomized control group intervention studyBioscience Reports.  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 AlabamaBioscience Reports.  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 clinicACRPMonitor.  26:1229-1235. 2014
    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 USAACRPMonitor.  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?AIDS Patient Care and STDS.  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 agingActa Gastroenterologica Belgica.  7:435-446. 2011
    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-analysisAnnual review of cell biology.  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 The impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on prevalence and incidence of cervical human papillomavirus infections in HIV-positive adolescentsCell Division.  10. 2010
    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 interventionsBioscience Reports.  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.Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics.  87:481-487. 2010
    2009 Gender differences in discontinuation of antiretroviral treatment regimensJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  52:336-341. 2009
    2009 Variable Impact on Mortality of AIDS-Defining Events Diagnosed during Combination Antiretroviral Therapy: Not All AIDS-Defining Conditions Are Created EqualZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters.  48:1138-1151. 2009
    2008 Does short-term virologic failure translate to clinical events in antiretroviral- naive patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in clinical practiceScience2008
    2008 Short-term discontinuation of HAART regimens more common in vulnerable patient populationsIndian Journal of Urology.  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?Zeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters.  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
    1999 Different manifestations of Toxoplasma gondii infection in F344 and LEW ratsMedical Microbiology and Immunology.  187:137-142. 1999
    1997 Reactivation of chronic toxoplasmosis: is there a link to strain-specific differences in the parasite?N Engl J Med.  97-106. 1997

    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
  • Investigator On

  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - Core B - Developmental Core  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - Using Big Data to Estimate Undiagnosed HIV Infection and Inform Testing Interventions in Alabama  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • Feasibility of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention for Black Women Living with HIV  awarded by NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY & INTEGRATIVE HEALTH/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2023
  • Mechanisms and Longitudinal Effects of Stigma on Women's Adherence and Outcomes  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - Biostats Core D  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - Developmental Core B  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Comprehensive Ascertainment of Hospitalization for Cardiovascular Disease Ascertainment  awarded by ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 2017 - 2018
  • HIV, HCV. and The Menopausal Transition- Effects on Stealosis and Fibrosis Progression  awarded by NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION - NEW 2016 - 2018
  • UAB-MISS WIHS Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2016
  • A Simulation Model for Understanding Prevention and Treatment of Depression Among HIV+Women  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2012 - 2016
  • A Clinic-Based Behavioral Intervention to Reduce CMV Transmission in Pregnancy  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • The Natural History of CMV-Related Hearing Loss and the Feasibility of CMV Screening as Adjunct to Hearing Screening in the Newborn-CHIMES Follow On  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • A Simulation Model for Understanding Prevention and Treatment of Depression Among HIV+Women  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2012 - 2013
  • Teaching Activities

  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • 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