Sarah K. Calabrese PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Interests

Black LGBT (Sexual/Gender Minority) Health; Health Disparities; Intersectionality; Stereotypes; Discrimination; Healthcare Provider Bias; HIV Prevention; Sexual Health; HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Current Projects

K01-MH103080: Intervention to Promote PrEP Awareness and Equitable Prescription among Providers

PI: Sarah K. Calabrese

Project Goals: To develop and pilot test a single-session, group-based intervention for health care providers to increase their awareness about PrEP and promote equitable access to PrEP for Black MSM and other marginalized groups

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Selected Publications

  • Calabrese, S.K., Earnshaw, V.A., Underhill, K., Hansen, N.B., & Dovidio, J.F. (2014). The impact of patient race on clinical decisions related to prescribing HIV-pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Assumptions about sexual risk compensation and implications for access. AIDS and Behavior. 18(2), 226-240. doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0675-x
  • Calabrese, S.K., Rosenberger, J.G., Schick, V.R., Reece, M., & Novak, D.S. (2013). An event-level comparison of risk-related sexual practices between Black and other-race men who have sex with men: Condoms, semen, lubricant, and rectal douching. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(2), 77-84. doi: 10.1089/apc.2012.0355
  • Schick, V.R., Calabrese, S.K., & Herbenick, D. (2013). Survey methods in sexuality research. In D.L. Tolman and L. Diamond (Eds.), The American Psychological Association’s handbook of sexuality and psychology (1st ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Calabrese, S.K., Reisen, C.A., Zea, M.C., Poppen, P.J., & Bianchi, F.T. (2012). The pleasure principle: The effect of perceived pleasure loss associated with condoms on unprotected anal intercourse among immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 26(7), 430-435. doi: 10.1089/apc.2011.0428
  • Schick, V.R., Rosenberger, J.G., Herbenick, D., Calabrese, S.K., & Reece, M. (2012). Bidentity: Sexual behavior/identity congruence and women’s sexual, physical, and mental wellbeing. Journal of Bisexuality, 12(2), 178-197. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2012.674855
  • Calabrese, S.K., Martin, S., Wolters, P.L., Brennan, T.L., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., & Wood, L.V. (2012). Diagnosis disclosure, medication hiding, and medical functioning among perinatally-infected, HIV-positive youth. AIDS Care, 24(9), 1092-1096. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.699670
  • Martin, S., Calabrese, S.K., Wolters, P.L., & Addison, K.T. (2012). Family functioning and coping styles in families of children with cancer and HIV disease. Clinical Pediatrics, 51(1), 58-64. doi: 10.1177/0009922811417300
  • Schick, V.R., Calabrese, S.K., Rima, B.N., & Zucker, A. (2010). Genital appearance dissatisfaction: Implications for women’s genital image self-consciousness, sexual esteem, sexual satisfaction, and sexual risk. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34(3), 394-404. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2010.01584.x
  • Schick, V.R., Rima, B.N., & Calabrese, S.K. (2010). Evulvalution: The portrayal of women’s external genitalia and general physique across time and the current Barbie doll ideals. Journal of Sex Research, 48(1), 74-81. doi: 10.1080/00224490903308404
  • Martin, S., Elliott-DeSorbo, D.K., Calabrese, S.K., Wolters, P.L., Roby, G., Brennan, T., & Wood, L. (2009). A comparison of adherence assessment methods utilized in the United States: Perspectives of researchers, HIV-infected children, and their caregivers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23(8), 893-601. doi: 10.1089/apc.2009.0021


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