Mallory Johnson, PhD

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Mallory Johnson, PhD

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Co-Director, UCSF-Bay Area CFAR
Professor, School of Medicine
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Mallory Johnson is professor of medicine and nursing at UCSF and a licensed clinical health psychologist, whose research has focused on understanding, measuring, and improving the health of patients with chronic diseases such as HIV. His program of multidisciplinary collaborative research is focused on HIV prevention and improving HIV treatment outcomes through patient empowerment. His teaching mission is primarily achieved through my mentoring of early career investigators and through overseeing mentor development programs. He is the Director of the NIH-funded Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) and Co-Director for the UCSF-Bay Area Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), for which he directs the Developmental Core and Bio-Behavioral Core.

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  1. Sauceda JA, Lechuga J, Ramos ME, Puentes J, Ludwig-Barron N, Salazar J, Christopoulos KA, Johnson MO, Gomez D, Covarrubias R, Hernandez J, Montelongo D, Ortiz A, Rojas J, Ramos L, Avila I, Gwadz MV, Neilands TB. A factorial experiment grounded in the multiphase optimization strategy to promote viral suppression among people who inject drugs on the Texas-Mexico border: a study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2023 Feb 10; 23(1):307.
  2. Jain JP, Hill M, Gamarel KE, Santos GM, Johnson MO, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Reback CJ, Sevelius J. Socio-ecological Barriers to Viral Suppression Among Transgender Women Living with HIV in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. AIDS Behav. 2023 Jan 22.
  3. Dubé K, Agarwal H, Stockman JK, Auerbach JD, Sauceda JA, Conroy AA, Johnson MO. "I Would Absolutely Need to Know That My Partner Is Still Going to be Protected": Perceptions of HIV Cure-Related Research Among Diverse HIV Serodifferent Couples in the United States. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2022 Sep 08.
  4. Kristi Gamarel, willi farrales, Luz Venegas, Samantha E Dilworth, Lara S Coffin, Torsten B Neilands, Mallory O Johnson, Kimberly A Koester. A mixed-methods study of relationship stigma and well-being among sexual and gender minority couples. Journal of Social Issues. 2022 Sep 2.
  5. Spinelli MA, Le Tourneau N, Glidden DV, Hsu L, Hickey MD, Imbert E, Arreguin M, Jain JP, Oskarsson JJ, Buchbinder SP, Johnson MO, Havlir D, Christopoulos KA, Gandhi M. Impact of Multicomponent Support Strategies on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Virologic Suppression Rates During Coronavirus Disease 2019: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e947-e954.
  6. Shapiro AE, Bender Ignacio RA, Whitney BM, Delaney JA, Nance RM, Bamford L, Wooten D, Keruly JC, Burkholder G, Napravnik S, Mayer KH, Webel AR, Kim HN, Van Rompaey SE, Christopoulos K, Jacobson J, Karris M, Smith D, Johnson MO, Willig A, Eron JJ, Hunt P, Moore RD, Saag MS, Mathews WC, Crane HM, Cachay ER, Kitahata MM, CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems. Factors Associated With Severity of COVID-19 Disease in a Multicenter Cohort of People With HIV in the United States, March-December 2020. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 08 01; 90(4):369-376.
  7. Norcini Pala A, Kempf MC, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Tien PC, Wingood G, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Weiser SD, Logie CH, Turan JM, Turan B. Intersectional stigmas are associated with lower viral suppression rates and antiretroviral therapy adherence among women living with HIV. AIDS. 2022 11 01; 36(13):1769-1776.
  8. Budhwani H, Kiszla BM, Outlaw AY, Oster RA, Mugavero MJ, Johnson MO, Hightow-Weidman LB, Naar S, Turan JM. Adapting a Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Improve HIV Prevention Among Young, Black, Sexual Minority Men in Alabama: Protocol for the Development of the Kings Digital Health Intervention. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Jul 13; 11(7):e36655.
  9. Campbell DM, Dubé K, Cowlings PD, Dionicio P, Tam RM, Agarwal H, Stockman JK, Auerbach JD, Sauceda JA, Conroy AA, Johnson MO. "It comes altogether as one:" perceptions of analytical treatment interruptions and partner protections among racial, ethnic, sex and gender diverse HIV serodifferent couples in the United States. BMC Public Health. 2022 07 09; 22(1):1317.
  10. Saberi P, Stoner MCD, Ming K, Lisha NE, Hojilla JC, Scott HM, Liu AY, Steward WT, Johnson MO, Neilands TB. The effect of an HIV preexposure prophylaxis panel management strategy to increase preexposure prophylaxis prescriptions. AIDS. 2022 11 01; 36(13):1783-1789.
  11. Christopoulos KA, Colasanti J, Johnson MO, Diaz Tsuzuki M, Erguera XA, Flores R, Kerman J, Dance K, Sauceda JA, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Koester KA, Gutierrez J, Schneider JA, Montgomery E, McNulty MC. Are Patients and Their Providers Talking About Long-Acting Injectable Antiretroviral Therapy? Penetration into Clinical Encounters at Three U.S. Care Sites. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Jul; 9(7):ofac293.
  12. Lassiter JM, Dacus JD, Johnson MO. Relationship Quality and Health Among Black Same-Sex Male Couples: Protocol for a Symbolic Netnography Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Jun 03; 11(6):e29589.
  13. Earnshaw VA, Jonathon Rendina H, Bauer GR, Bonett S, Bowleg L, Carter J, English D, Friedman MR, Hatzenbuehler ML, Johnson MO, McCree DH, Neilands TB, Quinn KG, Robles G, Scheim AI, Smith JC, Smith LR, Sprague L, Taggart T, Tsai AC, Turan B, Yang LH, Bauermeister JA, Kerrigan DL. Methods in HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research: Core Elements and Opportunities. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S4):S413-S419.
  14. Edmonds A, Belenky N, Adedimeji AA, Cohen MH, Wingood G, Fischl MA, Golub ET, Johnson MO, Merenstein D, Milam J, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on Health Insurance and Coverage Transitions among Women with or at Risk for HIV in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Sep-Oct; 32(5):450-460.
  15. Sevelius JM, Dilworth SE, Reback CJ, Chakravarty D, Castro D, Johnson MO, McCree B, Jackson A, Mata RP, Neilands TB. Randomized Controlled Trial of Healthy Divas: A Gender-Affirming, Peer-Delivered Intervention to Improve HIV Care Engagement Among Transgender Women Living With HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 08 15; 90(5):508-516.
  16. Hojilla JC, Gandhi M, Satre DD, Johnson MO, Saberi P. Equity in access to long-acting injectables in the USA. Lancet HIV. 2022 03; 9(3):e145-e147.
  17. Sevelius JM, Neilands TB, Reback CJ, Castro D, Dilworth SE, Kaplan RL, Johnson MO. An Intervention by and for Transgender Women Living With HIV: Study Protocol for a Two-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial Testing the Efficacy of "Healthy Divas" to Improve HIV Care Outcomes. Front Reprod Health. 2021; 3:665723.
  18. Shapiro AE, Bender Ignacio RA, Whitney BM, Delaney JA, Nance RM, Bamford L, Wooten D, Keruly JC, Burkholder G, Napravnik S, Mayer KH, Webel AR, Kim HN, Van Rompaey SE, Christopoulos K, Jacobson J, Karris M, Smith D, Johnson MO, Willig A, Eron JJ, Hunt P, Moore RD, Saag MS, Mathews WC, Crane HM, Cachay ER, Kitahata MM, CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems. Factors associated with severity of COVID-19 disease in a multicenter cohort of people with HIV in the United States, March-December 2020. medRxiv. 2021 Oct 18.
  19. Johnson MO, Gandhi M, Fuchs JD, Sterling L, Sauceda JA, Saag MS, Riley ED, Sevelius JM. The impact of COVID-19 on mentoring early-career investigators: "Everything can wait. Listen more than usual and share your own struggles". Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Oct 08; 100(40):e27423.
  20. Conroy AA, Ruark A, Neilands TB, Darbes LA, Johnson MO, Tan JY, Mkandawire J. Development and Validation of the Couple Sexual Satisfaction Scale for HIV and Sexual Health Research. Arch Sex Behav. 2021 Oct 05.
  21. Christopoulos KA, Neilands TB, Koester KA, Sauceda JA, Dilworth SE, Mugavero MJ, Crane HM, Fredericksen RJ, Cachay ER, Mayer KH, Moore RD, Napravnik S, Johnson MO. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Index: Using a Patient-Reported Outcome on Engagement in HIV Care to Explain Suboptimal Retention in Care and Virologic Control. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 05; 73(7):e2175-e2183.
  22. Saberi P, Lisha NE, Erguera XA, Hudes ES, Johnson MO, Ruel T, Neilands TB. A Mobile Health App (WYZ) for Engagement in Care and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among Youth and Young Adults Living With HIV: Single-Arm Pilot Intervention Study. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Aug 31; 5(8):e26861.
  23. Lassiter JM, Dacus JD, Johnson MO. A Systematic Review of Black American Same-Sex Couples Research: Laying the Groundwork for Culturally-Specific Research and Interventions. J Sex Res. 2021 Aug 30; 1-13.
  24. Johnson MJ, Darbes LA, Hosegood V, Johnson MO, Fritz K, Ngubane T, van Rooyen H, McGrath N. Social Influence and Uptake of Couples HIV Testing and Counselling in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2021 Aug 21.
  25. Santiago-Rodríguez EI, Rivas CE, Maiorana A, Pérez AE, Erguera X, Johnson MO, Christopoulos KA, Marquez C, Sauceda JA. Unpacking the "backpack of shame": Exploring intersections of stigma among Latinx people living with HIV in San Francisco, CA. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2021 Aug 19.