Milo Santos, PhD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor

Biography

My research foci involve the development of pharmacologic and behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among key populations at risk for HIV, including men who have sex with men, transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs. In addition, I am interested in evaluating the impact of alcohol and substance use on HIV treatment and care among HIV-positive individuals.

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  1. Coffin PO, Santos GM, Hern J, Vittinghoff E, Santos D, Matheson T, Colfax G, Batki SL. Extended-release naltrexone for methamphetamine dependence among men who have sex with men: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Addiction. 2017 Jul 22. View on Pubmed
  2. Guigayoma J, Chen YH, Snowden JM, Santos GM, Hecht J, Raymond HF. Self-Perceived Viral Load and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Known HIV-Positive MSM in San Francisco, 2014. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jul 01; 75 Suppl 3:S309-S315. View on Pubmed
  3. Brown RE, Turner C, Hern J, Santos GM. Partner-level substance use associated with increased sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in San Francisco, CA. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Jul 01; 176:176-180. View on Pubmed
  4. Rowe C, Vittinghoff E, Santos GM, Behar E, Turner C, Coffin PO. Performance Measures of Diagnostic Codes for Detecting Opioid Overdose in the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Apr; 24(4):475-483. View on Pubmed
  5. Turner CM, Santos GM, Arayasirikul S, Wilson EC. Brief Report: Psychosocial Predictors of Engagement in Sexual Risk Behavior Among Trans*female Youth Aged 16-24 Years in San Francisco. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Mar 01; 74(3):258-264. View on Pubmed
  6. Behar E, Rowe C, Santos GM, Santos N, Coffin PO. Academic Detailing Pilot for Naloxone Prescribing Among Primary Care Providers in San Francisco. Fam Med. 2017 Feb; 49(2):122-126. View on Pubmed
  7. Flores JM, Santos GM, Makofane K, Arreola S, Ayala G. Availability and Use of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Among Substance-Using Men Who Have Sex With Men Worldwide. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Apr 16; 52(5):666-673. View on Pubmed
  8. Turner CM, Coffin P, Santos D, Huffaker S, Matheson T, Euren J, DeMartini A, Rowe C, Batki S, Santos GM. Race/ethnicity, education, and age are associated with engagement in ecological momentary assessment text messaging among substance-using MSM in San Francisco. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Apr; 75:43-48. View on Pubmed
  9. Rowe C, Santos GM, Raymond HF, Coffin PO. Social mixing and correlates of injection frequency among opioid use partnerships. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Mar; 41:80-88. View on Pubmed
  10. Jain J, Santos GM, Scheer S, Gibson S, Crouch PC, Kohn R, Chang W, Carrico AW. Rates and Correlates of Syphilis Reinfection in Men Who Have Sex with Men. LGBT Health. 2017 Jun; 4(3):232-236. View on Pubmed
  11. Ayala G, Santos GM. Will the global HIV response fail gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men? J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(1):21098. View on Pubmed
  12. Behar E, Rowe C, Santos GM, Coffa D, Turner C, Santos NC, Coffin PO. Acceptability of Naloxone Co-Prescription Among Primary Care Providers Treating Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar; 32(3):291-295. View on Pubmed
  13. Bender MS, Santos GM, Villanueva C, Arai S. Development of a Mobile Phone-Based Weight Loss Lifestyle Intervention for Filipino Americans with Type 2 Diabetes: Protocol and Early Results From the PilAm Go4Health Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Sep 08; 5(3):e178. View on Pubmed
  14. Behar E, Rowe C, Santos GM, Murphy S, Coffin PO. Primary Care Patient Experience with Naloxone Prescription. Ann Fam Med. 2016 Sep; 14(5):431-6. View on Pubmed
  15. Scheim AI, Santos GM, Arreola S, Makofane K, Do TD, Hebert P, Thomann M, Ayala G. Inequities in access to HIV prevention services for transgender men: results of a global survey of men who have sex with men. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(3 Suppl 2):20779. View on Pubmed
  16. Coffin PO, Behar E, Rowe C, Santos GM, Coffa D, Bald M, Vittinghoff E. Nonrandomized Intervention Study of Naloxone Coprescription for Primary Care Patients Receiving Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Pain. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Aug 16; 165(4):245-52. View on Pubmed
  17. Rowe C, Liou T, Vittinghoff E, Coffin PO, Santos GM. Binge drinking concurrent with anal intercourse and condom use among men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2016 Dec; 28(12):1566-1570. View on Pubmed
  18. Rowe C, Hern J, DeMartini A, Jennings D, Sommers M, Walker J, Santos GM. Concordance of Text Message Ecological Momentary Assessment and Retrospective Survey Data Among Substance-Using Men Who Have Sex With Men: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 May 26; 4(2):e44. View on Pubmed
  19. Santos GM, Coffin P, Santos D, Huffaker S, Matheson T, Euren J, DeMartini A, Rowe C, Hahn JA, Vlahov D, Vittinghoff E, Batki SL. Feasibility, Acceptability, and Tolerability of Targeted Naltrexone for Nondependent Methamphetamine-Using and Binge-Drinking Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 May 01; 72(1):21-30. View on Pubmed
  20. Rowe C, Matheson T, Das M, DeMicco E, Herbst JH, Coffin PO, Santos GM. Correlates of recent HIV testing among substance-using men who have sex with men. Int J STD AIDS. 2017 May; 28(6):594-601. View on Pubmed
  21. Santos GM, Makofane K, Arreola S, Do T, Ayala G. Reductions in access to HIV prevention and care services are associated with arrest and convictions in a global survey of men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Feb; 93(1):62-64. View on Pubmed
  22. Raymond HF, Scheer S, Santos GM, McFarland W. Examining progress toward the UNAIDS 90-90-90 framework among men who have sex with men, San Francisco, 2014. AIDS Care. 2016 Sep; 28(9):1177-80. View on Pubmed
  23. Rowe C, Santos GM, Vittinghoff E, Wheeler E, Davidson P, Coffin PO. Neighborhood-Level and Spatial Characteristics Associated with Lay Naloxone Reversal Events and Opioid Overdose Deaths. J Urban Health. 2016 Feb; 93(1):117-30. View on Pubmed
  24. Rowe C, Santos GM, Behar E, Coffin PO. Correlates of overdose risk perception among illicit opioid users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Feb 01; 159:234-9. View on Pubmed
  25. Cohen JK, Santos GM, Moss NJ, Coffin PO, Block N, Klausner JD. Regular clinic attendance in two large San Francisco HIV primary care settings. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(5):579-84. View on Pubmed
  26. de Haan G, Santos GM, Arayasirikul S, Raymond HF. Non-Prescribed Hormone Use and Barriers to Care for Transgender Women in San Francisco. LGBT Health. 2015 Dec; 2(4):313-23. View on Pubmed
  27. Santos GM, Jin H, Raymond HF. Pervasive Heavy Alcohol Use and Correlates of Increasing Levels of Binge Drinking among Men Who Have Sex with Men, San Francisco, 2011. J Urban Health. 2015 Aug; 92(4):687-700. View on Pubmed
  28. Rowe C, Santos GM, Vittinghoff E, Wheeler E, Davidson P, Coffin PO. Predictors of participant engagement and naloxone utilization in a community-based naloxone distribution program. Addiction. 2015 Aug; 110(8):1301-10. View on Pubmed
  29. Visconti AJ, Santos GM, Lemos NP, Burke C, Coffin PO. Opioid Overdose Deaths in the City and County of San Francisco: Prevalence, Distribution, and Disparities. J Urban Health. 2015 Aug; 92(4):758-72. View on Pubmed
  30. Asiimwe SB, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Kekibiina A, Santos GM, Greenfield TK, Hahn JA. Comparison of Traditional and Novel Self-Report Measures to an Alcohol Biomarker for Quantifying Alcohol Consumption Among HIV-Infected Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Aug; 39(8):1518-27. View on Pubmed
  31. Scheim AI, Arreola S, Do T, Makofane K, Santos GM, Thomann M, Wilson PA, Ayala G. Potential for conceptual bias in studies of racial disparities in HIV infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Mar 01; 68(3):e42-3. View on Pubmed
  32. Coffin PO, Rowe C, Santos GM. Novel interventions to prevent HIV and HCV among persons who inject drugs. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Mar; 12(1):145-63. View on Pubmed
  33. Arreola S, Santos GM, Beck J, Sundararaj M, Wilson PA, Hebert P, Makofane K, Do TD, Ayala G. Sexual stigma, criminalization, investment, and access to HIV services among men who have sex with men worldwide. AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb; 19(2):227-34. View on Pubmed
  34. Behar E, Santos GM, Wheeler E, Rowe C, Coffin PO. Brief overdose education is sufficient for naloxone distribution to opioid users. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Mar 01; 148:209-12. View on Pubmed
  35. Rowe C, Santos GM, McFarland W, Wilson EC. Prevalence and correlates of substance use among trans female youth ages 16-24 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Feb 01; 147:160-6. View on Pubmed
  36. Ayala G, Makofane K, Santos GM, Arreola S, Hebert P, Thomann M, Wilson P, Beck J, Do TD. HIV Treatment Cascades that Leak: Correlates of Drop-off from the HIV Care Continuum among Men who have Sex with Men Worldwide. Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research. 2014.
  37. Wilson EC, Santos GM, Raymond HF. Sexual mixing and the risk environment of sexually active transgender women: data from a respondent-driven sampling study of HIV risk among transwomen in San Francisco, 2010. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 06; 14:430.
  38. Hermanstyne KA, Santos GM, Vittinghoff E, Santos D, Colfax G, Coffin P. Event-level relationship between methamphetamine use significantly associated with non-adherence to pharmacologic trial medications in event-level analyses. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Oct 01; 143:277-80.
  39. Hanckel B, Garcia L, Santos GM, Manalastas EJ. Assessing needs and capabilities: Towards an ICT resource to support HIV-positive gay men and other MSM in Southeast Asia. Digital Culture & Education. 2014; 6(2014).
  40. Coffin PO, Santos GM, Colfax G, Das M, Matheson T, DeMicco E, Dilley J, Vittinghoff E, Raiford JL, Carry M, Herbst JH. Adapted personalized cognitive counseling for episodic substance-using men who have sex with men: a randomized controlled trial. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jul; 18(7):1390-400.
  41. Knight KR, Das M, DeMicco E, Raiford JL, Matheson T, Shook A, Antunez E, Santos GM, Dadasovich R, Dilley JW, Colfax GN, Herbst JH. A roadmap for adapting an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention: personal cognitive counseling (PCC) for episodic substance-using men who have sex with men. Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):364-75.
  42. Asher AK, Santos GM, Evans J, Dokubo EK, Lee TH, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Tobler LH, Busch M, Hunt PW, Page K. A closer look at hepatitis C clearance in HIV controllers: a response. AIDS. 2014 May 15; 28(8):1241-2.
  43. Santos GM, Wilson EC, Rapues J, Macias O, Packer T, Raymond HF. HIV treatment cascade among transgender women in a San Francisco respondent driven sampling study. Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Aug; 90(5):430-3.
  44. Santos GM, Rapues J, Wilson EC, Macias O, Packer T, Colfax G, Raymond HF. Alcohol and substance use among transgender women in San Francisco: prevalence and association with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2014 May; 33(3):287-95.
  45. Santos GM, Coffin PO, Vittinghoff E, DeMicco E, Das M, Matheson T, Raiford JL, Carry M, Colfax G, Herbst JH, Dilley JW. Substance use and drinking outcomes in Personalized Cognitive Counseling randomized trial for episodic substance-using men who have sex with men. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 May 01; 138:234-9.
  46. Pyun T, Santos GM, Arreola S, Do T, Hebert P, Beck J, Makofane K, Wilson PA, Ayala G. Internalized homophobia and reduced HIV testing among men who have sex with men in China. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2014 Mar; 26(2):118-25.
  47. Santos GM, Do T, Beck J, Makofane K, Arreola S, Pyun T, Hebert P, Wilson PA, Ayala G. Syndemic conditions associated with increased HIV risk in a global sample of men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Infect. 2014 May; 90(3):250-3.
  48. Asher AK, Santos GM, Evans J, Dokubo EK, Lee TH, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Tobler LH, Busch M, Hunt PW, Page K. Human leukocyte antigen B*57 does not fully explain hepatitis C clearance in HIV controllers. AIDS. 2013 Nov 13; 27(17):2691-6.
  49. Santos GM, Emenyonu NI, Bajunirwe F, Rain Mocello A, Martin JN, Vittinghoff E, Bangsberg DR, Hahn JA. Self-reported alcohol abstinence associated with ART initiation among HIV-infected persons in rural Uganda. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Jan 01; 134:151-157.
  50. Santos GM, Beck J, Wilson PA, Hebert P, Makofane K, Pyun T, Do T, Arreola S, Ayala G. Homophobia as a barrier to HIV prevention service access for young men who have sex with men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Aug 15; 63(5):e167-70.
  51. Santos GM, Coffin PO, Das M, Matheson T, DeMicco E, Raiford JL, Vittinghoff E, Dilley JW, Colfax G, Herbst JH. Dose-response associations between number and frequency of substance use and high-risk sexual behaviors among HIV-negative substance-using men who have sex with men (SUMSM) in San Francisco. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Aug 01; 63(4):540-4.
  52. Ayala G, Makofane K, Santos GM, Beck J, Do TD, Hebert P, Wilson PA, Pyun T, Arreola S. Access to Basic HIV-Related Services and PrEP Acceptability among Men Who Have sex with Men Worldwide: Barriers, Facilitators, and Implications for Combination Prevention. J Sex Transm Dis. 2013; 2013:953123.
  53. Coffin PO, Santos GM, Das M, Santos DM, Huffaker S, Matheson T, Gasper J, Vittinghoff E, Colfax GN. Aripiprazole for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Addiction. 2013 Apr; 108(4):751-61.
  54. Colfax GN, Santos GM, Das M, Santos DM, Matheson T, Gasper J, Shoptaw S, Vittinghoff E. Mirtazapine to reduce methamphetamine use: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Nov; 68(11):1168-75.
  55. Santos GM, Das M, Colfax GN. Interventions for non-injection substance use among US men who have sex with men: what is needed. AIDS Behav. 2011 Apr; 15 Suppl 1:S51-6.
  56. Colfax G, Santos GM, Chu P, Vittinghoff E, Pluddemann A, Kumar S, Hart C. Amphetamine-group substances and HIV. Lancet. 2010 Aug 07; 376(9739):458-74.
  57. Das M, Chu PL, Santos GM, Scheer S, Vittinghoff E, McFarland W, Colfax GN. Decreases in community viral load are accompanied by reductions in new HIV infections in San Francisco. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 10; 5(6):e11068.
  58. Das M, Santos D, Matheson T, Santos GM, Chu P, Vittinghoff E, Shoptaw S, Colfax GN. Feasibility and acceptability of a phase II randomized pharmacologic intervention for methamphetamine dependence in high-risk men who have sex with men. AIDS. 2010 Apr 24; 24(7):991-1000.