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Carol Camlin, PhD, MPH

Professor in Residence

Carol Camlin, PhD, MPH, is Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and in the Department of Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, and is affiliated with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Her research program crosses the disciplines of population studies and behavioral sciences, and has focused on the study of gender, human mobility, and HIV prevention and care outcomes. She is Principal Investigator of a five-year intervention study that uses a social network approach to improve the HIV prevention and care cascades among highly mobile fishermen in Kenya. She also co-leads a Behavioral and Social Science Research training center at Makarere University in Uganda. She contributes expertise in applying qualitative and mixed methods approaches and behavioral and social theory to HIV intervention and implementation studies as lead qualitative investigator of several cluster randomized controlled trials in health systems and communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

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October 5, 2022

Providers' Attitudes and Experiences with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Implementation in a Population-Based Study in Kenya and Uganda

Camlin CS, Monica Getahun, MPH, PMP, Koss CA, Owino L, Akatukwasa C, Itiakorit H, Onyango A, Bakanoma R, Atwine F, Maeri I, Ayieko J, Atukunda M, Owaraganise A, Mwangwa F, Sang N, Kabami J, Kaplan R, Chamie G, Petersen ML, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Charlebois ED. Providers' Attitudes and Experiences with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Implementation in a Population-Based Study in Kenya and Uganda. AIDS Patient Care STDS. October 2022; DOI: 10.1089/apc.2022.0084.
September 16, 2022

The role of informational support from women’s social networks on antenatal care initiation: qualitative evidence from pregnant women in Uganda

Comfort AB, El Ayadi AM, Camlin CS, Tsai A, Nalubwama H, Byamugisha J, Walker DM, Moody J, Roberts T, Senoga U, Krezanoski PJ, Harper CC. The role of informational support from women’s social networks on antenatal care initiation: qualitative evidence from pregnant women in Uganda. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. September 2022; DOI: 10.1186/s12884-022-05030-1.
September 14, 2022

Condom, modern contraceptive, and dual method use are associated with HIV status and relationship concurrency in a context of high mobility: A cross-sectional study of women of reproductive age in rural Kenya and Uganda, 2016

Joi Lee, Gutin S, Monica Getahun, MPH, PMP, Okiring J, Neilands TB, Akullian A, Ssali S, Cohen CR, Maeri I, Eyul P, Kamya MR, Bukusi EA, Charlebois ED, Camlin CS. Condom, modern contraceptive, and dual method use are associated with HIV status and relationship concurrency in a context of high mobility: A cross-sectional study of women of reproductive age in rural Kenya and Uganda, 2016. Contraception. September 2022; DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2022.09.001.
August 30, 2022

A mid-level health manager intervention to promote uptake of isoniazid preventive therapy among people with HIV in Uganda: a cluster randomised trial

Balzer LB, Owaraganise A, Kabami J, Camlin CS, Shade SB, Geng EH, Kwarisiima D, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Chamie G. A mid-level health manager intervention to promote uptake of isoniazid preventive therapy among people with HIV in Uganda: a cluster randomised trial. The Lancet. August 2022; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(22)00166-7.
July 12, 2022

“I was still very young”: agency, stigma and HIV care strategies at school, baseline results of a qualitative study among youth in rural Kenya and Uganda

Johnson-Peretz J, Lebu S, Akatukwasa C, Getahun M, Ruel TD, Joi Lee, Ayieko J, Mwangwa F, Owino L, Onyango A, Maeri I, Atwine F, Charlebois ED, Bukusi EA, Kamya MR, Havlir DV, Camlin CS. “I was still very young”: agency, stigma and HIV care strategies at school, baseline results of a qualitative study among youth in rural Kenya and Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society. July 2022; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25919.
June 24, 2022

Understanding the role of incentives for achieving and sustaining viral suppression: A qualitative sub-study of a financial incentives trial in Uganda

Camlin CS, Marson K, Ndyabakira A, Monica Getahun, MPH, PMP, Emperador D, Kwarisiima D, Thirumurthy H, Thirumurthy H, Chamie G. Understanding the role of incentives for achieving and sustaining viral suppression: A qualitative sub-study of a financial incentives trial in Uganda. PLOS One. June 2022; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0270180.