Amy Conroy, PhD, MPH

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Biography

Dr. Amy Conroy is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Prevention Science and CAPS. She is a behavioral scientist with multidisciplinary training from the fields of psychology, relationship science, and public health. Over the past decade, her research has focused on couple-based approaches to understand and intervene upon health behaviors among couples living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, including heavy alcohol use, intimate partner violence, and engagement in care and treatment. Dr. Conroy recently completed a K01 award examining relationship dynamics and HIV treatment outcomes among couples in Malawi, and is currently the PI of two follow-up studies. The first is an NHLBI-funded R01 observational cohort study on couples with HIV and cardiometabolic conditions, and the second is an NIAAA-funded R34 pilot study to develop and evaluate an economic and relationship-strengthening intervention to reduce heavy alcohol use.

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  1. Leddy AM, Zakaras JM, Shieh J, Conroy AA, Ofotokun I, Tien PC, Weiser SD. Intersections of food insecurity, violence, poor mental health and substance use among US women living with and at risk for HIV: Evidence of a syndemic in need of attention. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0252338. View on Pubmed
  2. Tuthill EL, Maltby AE, Odhiambo BC, Akama E, Pellowski JA, Cohen CR, Weiser SD, Conroy AA. "I Found Out I was Pregnant, and I Started Feeling Stressed": A Longitudinal Qualitative Perspective of Mental Health Experiences Among Perinatal Women Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2021 May 16. View on Pubmed
  3. Conroy AA, Leddy AM, Darbes LA, Neilands TB, Mkandawire J, Stephenson R. Bidirectional Violence Is Associated with Poor Engagement in HIV Care and Treatment in Malawian Couples. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Sep 18; 886260520959632. View on Pubmed
  4. Conroy AA, Ruark A, McKenna SA, Tan JY, Darbes LA, Hahn JA, Mkandawire J. The Unaddressed Needs of Alcohol-Using Couples on Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi: Formative Research on Multilevel Interventions. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jun; 24(6):1599-1611. View on Pubmed
  5. Tuthill EL, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Sauceda J, Mkandawire J, Conroy AA. A Dyadic Investigation of Relationship Dynamics and Depressive Symptoms in HIV-Affected Couples in Malawi. AIDS Behav. 2019 Dec; 23(12):3435-3443. View on Pubmed
  6. Conroy AA, Ruark A, Tan JY. Re-conceptualising gender and power relations for sexual and reproductive health: contrasting narratives of tradition, unity, and rights. Cult Health Sex. 2020 04; 22(sup1):48-64. View on Pubmed
  7. Hatcher AM, Lemus Hufstedler E, Doria K, Dworkin SL, Weke E, Conroy A, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Weiser SD. Mechanisms and perceived mental health changes after a livelihood intervention for HIV-positive Kenyans: Longitudinal, qualitative findings. Transcult Psychiatry. 2020 02; 57(1):124-139. View on Pubmed
  8. Diamond-Smith N, Conroy AA, Tsai AC, Nekkanti M, Weiser SD. Food insecurity and intimate partner violence among married women in Nepal. J Glob Health. 2019 Jun; 9(1):010412. View on Pubmed
  9. Conroy AA, Cohen MH, Frongillo EA, Tsai AC, Wilson TE, Wentz EL, Adimora AA, Merenstein D, Ofotokun I, Metsch L, Kempf MC, Adedimeji A, Turan JM, Tien PC, Weiser SD. Food insecurity and violence in a prospective cohort of women at risk for or living with HIV in the U.S. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0213365. View on Pubmed
  10. Tan, J. Pratto, F. Conroy, A. Lee, I.. Leveraging Power in Intimate Partner Relationships: A Power Basis Perspective. In C. Agnew & J. Harman (Eds.), Power in Close Relationships (Advances in Personal Relationships, pp. 72-85). 2019. View on Pubmed
  11. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Ruark A. Couple Interdependence Impacts Alcohol Use and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi. AIDS Behav. 2019 Jan; 23(1):201-210. View on Pubmed
  12. Woolf-King SE, Conroy AA, Fritz K, Johnson MO, Hosegood V, van Rooyen H, Darbes L, McGrath N. Alcohol use and relationship quality among South African couples. Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(4):651-660. View on Pubmed
  13. Tan JY, Campbell CK, Conroy AA, Tabrisky AP, Kegeles S, Dworkin SL. Couple-Level Dynamics and Multilevel Challenges Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Framework of Dyadic HIV Care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 11; 32(11):459-467. View on Pubmed
  14. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Comfort ML, Darbes LA, Tan JY, Mkandawire J. Marital infidelity, food insecurity, and couple instability: A web of challenges for dyadic coordination around antiretroviral therapy. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Oct; 214:110-117. View on Pubmed
  15. Tan JY, Campbell CK, Tabrisky AP, Siedle-Khan R, Conroy AA. A Conceptual Model of Dyadic Coordination in HIV Care Engagement Among Couples of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 Aug; 22(8):2584-2592. View on Pubmed
  16. 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
  17. 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 Nov; 19(11):1239-1253. View on Pubmed
  18. 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 03; 66:118-124. View on Pubmed
  19. 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. . 2016 10 01; 73(2):e31-3. View on Pubmed
  20. 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 09; 20(9):2045-53. View on Pubmed
  21. 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 07; 20(7):1572-83. View on Pubmed
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Haukoos JS, Campbell JD, Conroy AA, Hopkins E, Bucossi MM, Sasson C, Al-Tayyib AA, Thrun MW, Denver ED HIV Opt-Out Study Group . Programmatic cost evaluation of nontargeted opt-out rapid HIV screening in the emergency department. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e81565. View on Pubmed
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Conroy, Amy A.. Gender, Relationship Power, and HIV Testing in Rural Malawi. PhD Dissertation, University of Colorado, Denver: Proquest/UMI. 2013. View on Pubmed
  32. 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. View on Pubmed
  33. Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Conroy AA, Silverman M, Byyny RL, Eisert S, Thrun MW, Wilson ML, Hutchinson AB, Forsyth J, Johnson SC, Heffelfinger JD, Denver Emergency Department HIV Opt-Out Study Group . Routine opt-out rapid HIV screening and detection of HIV infection in emergency department patients. JAMA. 2010 Jul 21; 304(3):284-92.
  34. Haukoos JS, Hopkins E, Byyny RL, Conroy AA, Silverman M, Eisert S, Thrun M, Wilson M, Boyett B, Heffelfinger JD, Denver ED HIV Opt-Out Study Group . 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.