Shari Dworkin, PhD, MS

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Shari Dworkin, PhD, MS

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Emeritus CFAR Mentor
Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Nursing
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Some of my research involves examining the impact of property rights on violence and HIV risk for women. Some of my research involves an examination of anti-violence and HIV prevention programs for men, with special emphasis on the social construction of masculinities and the role it plays in shaping health outcomes. Finally, some of my research involves critical print media analyses on health, gender, and the body, including the recent Caster Semenya controversy.

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  1. Newmann SJ, Zakaras JM, Rocca CH, Gorrindo P, Ndunyu L, Gitome S, Withers M, Bukusi EA, Dworkin SL. Transforming masculine norms to improve men's contraceptive acceptance: results from a pilot intervention with men in western Kenya. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2023 Dec; 31(1):2170084.
  2. Sileo KM, Wanyenze RK, Anecho A, Luttinen R, Semei C, Mukasa B, Musoke W, Vermund SH, Dworkin SL, Dovidio JF, Taylor BS, Kershaw TS. Protocol for the pilot quasi-experimental controlled trial of a gender-responsive implementation strategy with providers to improve HIV outcomes in Uganda. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2022 Dec 23; 8(1):264.
  3. Cohen CR, Weke E, Frongillo EA, Sheira LA, Burger R, Mocello AR, Wekesa P, Fisher M, Scow K, Thirumurthy H, Dworkin SL, Shade SB, Butler LM, Bukusi EA, Weiser SD. Effect of a Multisectoral Agricultural Intervention on HIV Health Outcomes Among Adults in Kenya: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 12 01; 5(12):e2246158.
  4. Burger RL, Cohen CR, Mocello AR, Dworkin SL, Frongillo EA, Weke E, Butler LM, Thirumurthy H, Bukusi EA, Weiser SD. Relationship Power, Antiretroviral Adherence, and Physical and Mental Health Among Women Living with HIV in Rural Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2022 Aug 24.
  5. Daniel AK, Dworkin SL, McDonough A, Hatcher AM, Burger RL, Weke E, Wekesa P, Bukusi EA, Owino G, Odhiambo G, Thirumurthy H, Getahun M, Weiser SD, Cohen CR. The Impact of Land Tenure Security on a Livelihood Intervention for People Living with HIV in Western Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2023 Jan; 27(1):245-256.
  6. Newmann SJ, Zakaras JM, Dworkin SL, Withers M, Ndunyu L, Gitome S, Gorrindo P, Bukusi EA, Rocca CH. Measuring Men's Gender Norm Beliefs Related to Contraception: Development of the Masculine Norms and Family Planning Acceptance Scale. Arch Sex Behav. 2021 08; 50(6):2691-2702.
  7. Upadhyay UD, Danza PY, Neilands TB, Gipson JD, Brindis CD, Hindin MJ, Foster DG, Dworkin SL. Development and Validation of the Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment Scale for Adolescents and Young Adults. J Adolesc Health. 2021 01; 68(1):86-94.
  8. Mustanski B, Vilain E, Dworkin SL, Suschinsky KD, Zucker KJ. COVID-19 and the International Academy of Sex Research: We Will Be Back. Arch Sex Behav. 2020 07; 49(5):1401.
  9. Dovel K, Dworkin SL, Cornell M, Coates TJ, Yeatman S. Gendered health institutions: examining the organization of health services and men's use of HIV testing in Malawi. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 06; 23 Suppl 2:e25517.
  10. Dworkin SL, Barker G. Gender-Transformative Approaches to Engaging Men in Reducing Gender-Based Violence: A Response to Brush & Miller's "Trouble in Paradigm". Violence Against Women. 2019 11; 25(14):1657-1671.
  11. Abigail M. Hatcher, Jacques de Wet, Christopher Bonell, Godfrey Phetla, Vicki Strange, Paul Pronyk, Julia Kim, Linda Morison, Charlotte Watts, John Porter, James R. Hargreaves. 9. Is Microfinance Coupled with Gender Training Empowering for Women? Lessons from the IMAGE Process Evaluation in Rural South Africa. Women\u0027s Empowerment and Global Health. 2019 Dec 31; 210-231.
  12. Sileo KM, Fielding-Miller R, Dworkin SL, Fleming PJ. A scoping review on the role of masculine norms in men's engagement in the HIV care continuum in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS Care. 2019 11; 31(11):1435-1446.
  13. 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.
  14. Sileo KM, Fielding-Miller R, Dworkin SL, Fleming PJ. What Role Do Masculine Norms Play in Men's HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa?: A Scoping Review. AIDS Behav. 2018 Aug; 22(8):2468-2479.
  15. Peretz T, Lehrer J, Dworkin SL. Impacts of Men's Gender-transformative Personal Narratives: A Qualitative Evaluation of the Men's Story Project. Men Masc. 2020 Apr; 23(1):104-126.
  16. Neilands TB, Dworkin SL, Chakravarty D, Campbell CK, Wilson PA, Gomez AM, Grisham KK, Hoff CC. Development and Validation of the Power Imbalance in Couples Scale. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 04; 48(3):763-779.
  17. Zakaras JM, Weiser SD, Hatcher AM, Weke E, Burger RL, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Dworkin SL. Erratum to: A Qualitative Investigation of the Impact of a Livelihood Intervention on Gendered Power and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among HIV-Positive Adults in Rural Kenya. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 05; 46(4):1135.
  18. Dworkin SL, Zakaras JM, Campbell C, Wilson P, Grisham K, Chakravarty D, Neilands TB, Hoff C. Relationship Power Among Same-Sex Male Couples in New York and San Francisco: Laying the Groundwork for Sexual Risk Reduction Interventions Focused on Interpersonal Power. J Sex Res. 2017 09; 54(7):923-935.
  19. Weiser SD, Hatcher AM, Hufstedler LL, Weke E, Dworkin SL, Bukusi EA, Burger RL, Kodish S, Grede N, Butler LM, Cohen CR. Changes in Health and Antiretroviral Adherence Among HIV-Infected Adults in Kenya: Qualitative Longitudinal Findings from a Livelihood Intervention. AIDS Behav. 2017 02; 21(2):415-427.
  20. Kwena ZA, Shisanya CA, Bukusi EA, Turan JM, Dworkin SL, Rota GA, Mwanzo IJ. Jaboya ("Sex for Fish"): A Qualitative Analysis of Contextual Risk Factors for Extramarital Partnerships in the Fishing Communities in Western Kenya. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 Oct; 46(7):1877-1890.
  21. Tsai AC, Hatcher AM, Bukusi EA, Weke E, Lemus Hufstedler L, Dworkin SL, Kodish S, Cohen CR, Weiser SD. A Livelihood Intervention to Reduce the Stigma of HIV in Rural Kenya: Longitudinal Qualitative Study. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jan; 21(1):248-260.
  22. Onu CC, Dworkin SL, Ongeri LG, Oyaro P, Neylan TC, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Rota G, Meffert SM. Brief Report: Sexual Violence Against HIV-Positive Women in the Nyanza Region of Kenya: Is Condom Negotiation an Instigator? . 2017 Jan 01; 74(1):52-55.
  23. Weber S, Zakaras JM, Hilliard S, Cohan D, Dworkin SL. "Is It All Right for Me to Have a Baby or Not?": Men Living With HIV Discuss Fertility Desires and Interactions With Providers. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 Jan - Feb; 28(1):118-129.
  24. Zakaras JM, Weiser SD, Hatcher AM, Weke E, Burger RL, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Dworkin SL. A Qualitative Investigation of the Impact of a Livelihood Intervention on Gendered Power and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among HIV-Positive Adults in Rural Kenya. Arch Sex Behav. 2017 May; 46(4):1121-1133.
  25. Tsai AC, Kohrt BA, Matthews LT, Betancourt TS, Lee JK, Papachristos AV, Weiser SD, Dworkin SL. Promises and pitfalls of data sharing in qualitative research. Soc Sci Med. 2016 11; 169:191-198.