Amy Conroy, PhD, MPH

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  • Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar

Biography

Dr. Amy Conroy is a behavioral scientist, whose research spans the fields of social psychology, anthropology, sociology, and public health. She received her PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences and Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Colorado Denver. Broadly, her research focuses on social and behavioral responses to HIV/AIDS services, particularly HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy, in sub-Saharan Africa. For her dissertation, she received a NRSA pre-doctoral fellowship from the NIMH to conduct a mixed-methods study on how relationship factors, particularly power, shape young people’s decisions to test for HIV and disclose results to their sexual partners in rural Malawi. These data were collected alongside a longitudinal couples study on AIDS and reproduction called Tsogolo La Thanzi (Chichewa for “Healthy Futures”) in southern Malawi. Tangential to her interests in power, Dr. Conroy’s research also examines the association between relationship factors and intimate partner violence using a dyadic perspective. Methodological interests include mixed methods approaches, actor-partner interdependence models (APIM), hierarchical linear modeling, and inductive qualitative approaches using focus group discussions and semi-structured couple interviews.

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  1. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Leddy A, Johnson MO, Ngubane T, Darbes LA, van Rooyen H. "If She is Drunk, I Don't Want Her to Take it": Partner Beliefs and Influence on Use of Alcohol and Antiretroviral Therapy in South African Couples. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7):1885-1891. View on Pubmed
  2. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Erratum to: Relationship Dynamics and Partner Beliefs About Viral Suppression: A Longitudinal Study of Male Couples Living with HIV/AIDS (The Duo Project). AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7):2216-2217. View on Pubmed
  3. Conroy A, Leddy A, Johnson M, Ngubane T, van Rooyen H, Darbes L. 'I told her this is your life': relationship dynamics, partner support and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among South African couples. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Apr 11; 1-15. View on Pubmed
  4. Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Conroy AA, Dilworth SE, Lisha N, Taylor JM, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. A longitudinal study of persistent smoking among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in primary relationships. Addict Behav. 2017 Mar; 66:118-124. View on Pubmed
  5. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Sauceda JA, Darbes LA, Dilworth SE, Taylor JM, Johnson MO. Partner Reports of HIV Viral Suppression Predict Sexual Behavior in Serodiscordant Male Couples. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Oct 01; 73(2):e31-3. View on Pubmed
  6. Conroy AA, Tsai AC, Clark GM, Boum Y, Hatcher AM, Kawuma A, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR, Weiser SD. Relationship Power and Sexual Violence Among HIV-Positive Women in Rural Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2016 Sep; 20(9):2045-53. View on Pubmed
  7. Conroy AA, Gamarel KE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Darbes LA, Johnson MO. Relationship Dynamics and Partner Beliefs About Viral Suppression: A Longitudinal Study of Male Couples Living with HIV/AIDS (The Duo Project). AIDS Behav. 2016 Jul; 20(7):1572-83. View on Pubmed
  8. Conroy AA, McGrath N, van Rooyen H, Hosegood V, Johnson MO, Fritz K, Marr A, Ngubane T, Darbes LA. Power and the association with relationship quality in South African couples: Implications for HIV/AIDS interventions. Soc Sci Med. 2016 Mar; 153:1-11. View on Pubmed
  9. Conroy AA, Wong LH. How reliable are self-reports of HIV status disclosure? Evidence from couples in Malawi. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Nov; 144:28-37. View on Pubmed
  10. Conroy AA, Chilungo A. Male victims of sexual violence in rural Malawi: the overlooked association with HIV infection. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(12):1576-80. View on Pubmed
  11. Conroy AA. Marital infidelity and intimate partner violence in rural Malawi: a dyadic investigation. Arch Sex Behav. 2014 Oct; 43(7):1303-14. View on Pubmed
  12. Conroy AA. The influence of relationship power dynamics on HIV testing in rural Malawi. J Sex Res. 2015; 52(3):347-59. View on Pubmed
  13. Conroy AA. 'It means there is doubt in the house': perceptions and experiences of HIV testing in rural Malawi. Cult Health Sex. 2014; 16(4):397-411. View on Pubmed
  14. Haukoos JS, Campbell JD, Conroy AA, Hopkins E, Bucossi MM, Sasson C, Al-Tayyib AA, Thrun MW. Programmatic cost evaluation of nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening in the emergency department. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81565. View on Pubmed
  15. Conroy AA. Gender, power, and intimate partner violence: a study on couples from rural Malawi. J Interpers Violence. 2014 Mar; 29(5):866-88. View on Pubmed
  16. Conroy A, Yeatman S, Dovel K. The social construction of AIDS during a time of evolving access to antiretroviral therapy in rural Malawi. Cult Health Sex. 2013; 15(8):924-37. View on Pubmed
  17. Conroy, Amy A.. Gender, Relationship Power, and HIV Testing in Rural Malawi. PhD Dissertation, University of Colorado, Denver: Proquest/UMI. 2013.
  18. Yeatman S, Dovel K, Conroy A, Namadingo H. HIV treatment optimism and its predictors among young adults in southern Malawi. AIDS Care. 2013 Aug; 25(8):1018-25.
  19. Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Conroy AA, Silverman M, Byyny RL, Eisert S, Thrun MW, Wilson ML, Hutchinson AB, Forsyth J, Johnson SC, Heffelfinger JD. Routine opt-out rapid HIV screening and detection of HIV infection in emergency department patients. JAMA. 2010 Jul 21; 304(3):284-92.
  20. Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Byyny RL, Conroy AA, Silverman M, Eisert S, Thrun M, Wilson M, Boyett B, Heffelfinger JD. Design and implementation of a controlled clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of routine opt-out rapid human immunodeficiency virus screening in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Aug; 16(8):800-8.