Adam Carrico, PhD

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San Francisco, CA 94143

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  • Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor

Biography

I am pursuing a program of community-engaged, clinical research to integrate behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention with marginalized, underserved populations. My prior research examined the efficacy of psychological interventions for HIV-positive persons and documented HIV-related health disparities among stimulant (i.e., cocaine, crack, and methamphetamine) users. Currently, I am developing and testing psychological interventions that are designed to optimize the effectiveness of HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) with HIV-positive, methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM). The ultimate goal of this program of research will be to determine whether interventions targeting affect regulation can boost the effectiveness of TasP with this stimulant users.

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  1. Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Carrico AW, Maisto SA, Hahn JA. Development and Validation of the East Africa Alcohol Expectancy Scale (AFEXS). J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Mar; 76(2):336-43. View on Pubmed
  2. Gamarel KE, Woolf-King SE, Carrico AW, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. Stimulant Use Patterns and HIV Transmission Risk Among HIV-Serodiscordant Male Couples. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Feb 1; 68(2):147-51. View on Pubmed
  3. Carrico AW, Shoptaw S, Cox C, Stall R, Li X, Ostrow DG, Vlahov D, Plankey MW. Stimulant use and progression to AIDS or mortality after the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Dec 15; 67(5):508-13. View on Pubmed
  4. Carrico AW, Nation A, Gómez W, Sundberg J, Dilworth SE, Johnson MO, Moskowitz JT, Rose CD. Pilot trial of an expressive writing intervention with HIV-positive methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Jun; 29(2):277-82. View on Pubmed
  5. Carrico AW, Flentje A, Gruber VA, Woods WJ, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Neilands TB, Jain J, Siever MD. Community-based harm reduction substance abuse treatment with methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. J Urban Health. 2014 Jun; 91(3):555-67. View on Pubmed
  6. Carrico AW, Woolf-King SE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Johnson MO. Stimulant use and HIV disease management among men in same-sex relationships. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Jun 1; 139:174-7. View on Pubmed
  7. Carrico AW, Moskowitz JT. Positive affect promotes engagement in care after HIV diagnosis. Health Psychol. 2014 Jul; 33(7):686-9. View on Pubmed
  8. Woolf-King SE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Carrico AW, Johnson MO. Alcohol use and HIV disease management: the impact of individual and partner-level alcohol use among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(6):702-8. View on Pubmed
  9. Woolf-King SE, Rice TM, Truong HM, Woods WJ, Jerome RC, Carrico AW. Substance use and HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men: the role of sexual compulsivity. J Urban Health. 2013 Oct; 90(5):948-52. View on Pubmed
  10. Horvath KJ, Carrico AW, Simoni J, Boyer EW, Amico KR, Petroll AE. Engagement in HIV Medical Care and Technology Use among Stimulant-Using and Nonstimulant-Using Men who have Sex with Men. AIDS Res Treat. 2013; 2013:121352. View on Pubmed
  11. Carrico AW, Woods WJ, Siever MD, Discepola MV, Dilworth SE, Neilands TB, Miller N, Moskowitz JT. Positive affect and processes of recovery among treatment-seeking methamphetamine users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Oct 1; 132(3):624-9. View on Pubmed
  12. Herrick AL, Lim SH, Plankey MW, Chmiel JS, Guadamuz TE, Guadamuz TT, Kao U, Shoptaw S, Carrico A, Ostrow D, Stall R. Adversity and syndemic production among men participating in the multicenter AIDS cohort study: a life-course approach. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jan; 103(1):79-85. View on Pubmed
  13. Chartier M, Carrico AW, Weiser SD, Kushel MB, Riley ED. Specific psychiatric correlates of acute care utilization among unstably housed HIV-positive adults. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(12):1514-8. View on Pubmed
  14. Lim SH, Ostrow D, Stall R, Chmiel J, Herrick A, Shoptaw S, Kao U, Carrico A, Plankey M. Changes in stimulant drug use over time in the MACS: evidence for resilience against stimulant drug use among men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2012 Jan; 16(1):151-8. View on Pubmed
  15. Carrico AW, Pollack LM, Stall RD, Shade SB, Neilands TB, Rice TM, Woods WJ, Moskowitz JT. Psychological processes and stimulant use among men who have sex with men. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jun 1; 123(1-3):79-83. View on Pubmed
  16. Smith RM, Carrico AW, Montandon M, Kwena Z, Bailey R, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR. Attitudes and beliefs about anti-retroviral therapy are associated with high risk sexual behaviors among the general population of Kisumu, Kenya. AIDS Care. 2011 Dec; 23(12):1668-75. View on Pubmed
  17. Carrico AW, Bangsberg DR, Weiser SD, Chartier M, Dilworth SE, Riley ED. Psychiatric correlates of HAART utilization and viral load among HIV-positive impoverished persons. AIDS. 2011 May 15; 25(8):1113-8. View on Pubmed
  18. Carrico AW, Riley ED, Johnson MO, Charlebois ED, Neilands TB, Remien RH, Lightfoot MA, Steward WT, Weinhardt LS, Kelly JA, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Morin SF, Chesney MA. Psychiatric risk factors for HIV disease progression: the role of inconsistent patterns of antiretroviral therapy utilization. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Feb 1; 56(2):146-50. View on Pubmed
  19. Carrico AW. Substance use and HIV disease progression in the HAART era: implications for the primary prevention of HIV. Life Sci. 2011 May 23; 88(21-22):940-7. View on Pubmed
  20. Carrico AW, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. Suicidal ideation is associated with HIV transmission risk in men who have sex with men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Aug; 54(4):e3-4. View on Pubmed
  21. Sevelius JM, Carrico A, Johnson MO. Antiretroviral therapy adherence among transgender women living with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 May-Jun; 21(3):256-64. View on Pubmed
  22. Carrico AW. Elevated suicide rate among HIV-positive persons despite benefits of antiretroviral therapy: implications for a stress and coping model of suicide. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 167(2):117-9. View on Pubmed
  23. Cohen CR, Montandon M, Carrico AW, Shiboski S, Bostrom A, Obure A, Kwena Z, Bailey RC, Nguti R, Bukusi EA. Association of attitudes and beliefs towards antiretroviral therapy with HIV-seroprevalence in the general population of Kisumu, Kenya. PLoS One. 2009; 4(3):e4573. View on Pubmed
  24. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Colfax GN, Moskowitz JT. Affective correlates of stimulant use and adherence to anti-retroviral therapy among HIV-positive methamphetamine users. AIDS Behav. 2010 Aug; 14(4):769-77. View on Pubmed
  25. Bormann JE, Carrico AW. Increases in positive reappraisal coping during a group-based mantram intervention mediate sustained reductions in anger in HIV-positive persons. Int J Behav Med. 2009; 16(1):74-80. View on Pubmed
  26. Morin SF, Shade SB, Steward WT, Carrico AW, Remien RH, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Kelly JA, Charlebois ED, Johnson MO, Chesney MA. A behavioral intervention reduces HIV transmission risk by promoting sustained serosorting practices among HIV-infected men who have sex with men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Dec 15; 49(5):544-51. View on Pubmed
  27. Johnson MO, Carrico AW, Chesney MA, Morin SF. Internalized heterosexism among HIV-positive, gay-identified men: implications for HIV prevention and care. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2008 Oct; 76(5):829-39. View on Pubmed
  28. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Remien RH, Riley ED, Hecht FM, Fuchs D. Stimulant use is associated with immune activation and depleted tryptophan among HIV-positive persons on anti-retroviral therapy. Brain Behav Immun. 2008 Nov; 22(8):1257-62. View on Pubmed
  29. Carrico AW, Chesney MA, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Neilands TB, Remien RH, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lennie Wong F. Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral intervention for HIV-positive persons: an investigation of treatment effects on psychosocial adjustment. AIDS Behav. 2009 Jun; 13(3):555-63. View on Pubmed
  30. Carrico AW, Antoni MH. Effects of psychological interventions on neuroendocrine hormone regulation and immune status in HIV-positive persons: a review of randomized controlled trials. Psychosom Med. 2008 Jun; 70(5):575-84. View on Pubmed
  31. Zamboni BD, Crawford I, Carrico AW. Predictors of sports motivation among gay and bisexual men. J Homosex. 2008; 54(4):449-68. View on Pubmed
  32. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Moskowitz JT, Neilands TB, Morin SF, Charlebois ED, Steward WT, Remien RH, Wong FL, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Lightfoot MA, Chesney MA. Affect regulation, stimulant use, and viral load among HIV-positive persons on anti-retroviral therapy. Psychosom Med. 2007 Nov; 69(8):785-92. View on Pubmed
  33. Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Remien RH, Charlebois ED, Steward WT, Chesney MA. Correlates of suicidal ideation among HIV-positive persons. AIDS. 2007 May 31; 21(9):1199-203. View on Pubmed
  34. Carrico AW, Gifford EV, Moos RH. Spirituality/religiosity promotes acceptance-based responding and 12-step involvement. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2007 Jun 15; 89(1):66-73. View on Pubmed
  35. Carrico AW, Ironson G, Antoni MH, Lechner SC, Durán RE, Kumar M, Schneiderman N. A path model of the effects of spirituality on depressive symptoms and 24-h urinary-free cortisol in HIV-positive persons. J Psychosom Res. 2006 Jul; 61(1):51-8. View on Pubmed
  36. Carrico AW, Antoni MH, Duran RE, Ironson G, Penedo F, Fletcher MA, Klimas N, Schneiderman N. Reductions in depressed mood and denial coping during cognitive behavioral stress management with HIV-Positive gay men treated with HAART. Ann Behav Med. 2006 Apr; 31(2):155-64. View on Pubmed
  37. Antoni MH, Carrico AW, Durán RE, Spitzer S, Penedo F, Ironson G, Fletcher MA, Klimas N, Schneiderman N. Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral stress management on human immunodeficiency virus viral load in gay men treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy. Psychosom Med. 2006 Jan-Feb; 68(1):143-51. View on Pubmed
  38. Carrico AW, Antoni MH, Weaver KE, Lechner SC, Schneiderman N. Cognitive-behavioural stress management with HIV-positive homosexual men: mechanisms of sustained reductions in depressive symptoms. Chronic Illn. 2005 Sep; 1(3):207-15. View on Pubmed
  39. Carrico AW, Antoni MH, Pereira DB, Fletcher MA, Klimas N, Lechner SC, Schneiderman N. Cognitive behavioral stress management effects on mood, social support, and a marker of antiviral immunity are maintained up to 1 year in HIV-infected gay men. Int J Behav Med. 2005; 12(4):218-26. View on Pubmed
  40. Antoni MH, Cruess DG, Klimas N, Carrico AW, Maher K, Cruess S, Lechner SC, Kumar M, Lutgendorf S, Ironson G, Fletcher MA, Schneiderman N. Increases in a marker of immune system reconstitution are predated by decreases in 24-h urinary cortisol output and depressed mood during a 10-week stress management intervention in symptomatic HIV-infected men. J Psychosom Res. 2005 Jan; 58(1):3-13. View on Pubmed
  41. Jason LA, Helgerson J, Torres-Harding SR, Carrico AW, Taylor RR. Variability in diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome may result in substantial differences in patterns of symptoms and disability. Eval Health Prof. 2003 Mar; 26(1):3-22. View on Pubmed
  42. Jason LA, Torres-Harding SR, Carrico AW, Taylor RR. Symptom occurrence in persons with chronic fatigue syndrome. Biol Psychol. 2002 Feb; 59(1):15-27. View on Pubmed
  43. Torres-Harding SR, Jason LA, Cane V, Carrico A, Taylor RR. Physicians' diagnoses of psychiatric disorders for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2002; 32(2):109-24. View on Pubmed
  44. Jason LA, Taylor RR, Carrico AW. A community-based study of seasonal variation in the onset of chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic chronic fatigue. Chronobiol Int. 2001 Mar; 18(2):315-9. View on Pubmed