Alex Carballo-Dieguez, PhD

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Academic Appointments

Alex Carballo-Diéguez, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is also a Co-Director and senior Research Scientist at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at New York State Psychiatric Institute. His research focuses on primary prevention of HIV transmission: Acceptability and adherence to vaginal and rectal microbicide use among women and men, use of rapid HIV home tests to screen sexual partners, and determinants of sexual risk behavior among men who have sex with men. He is particularly interested in exploring the application of Information Technology tools to social and behavioral research. His studies are being conducted both in the US and in Latin America (Argentina).

Research

Primary HIV Prevention and Use of New Media technology in Research

His research focuses on primary prevention of HIV transmission: Acceptability of and adherence to vaginal and rectal microbicide use among women and men, use of rapid HIV home tests to screen sexual partners, and determinants of sexual risk behavior among men who have sex with men. He is particularly interested in exploring the application of Information Technology tools to social and behavioral research. His studies are being conducted both in the US and in Latin America (Argentina).

Grants

CULTURAL SCRIPT INTERPRETATION AND HIV RISK IN A DIVERSE SAMPLE OF YOUNG URBAN MAM (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2015 - Jun 30 2019

DELIVERY OF RECTAL ENEMA AS MICROBICIDE (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

I3DEAL FOR HIV RESEARCH (Federal Gov)

May 13 2014 - Oct 31 2016

MICROBICIDE TRIALS NETWORKS (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014

INFORMING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE APPS FOR HIV PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND CARE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2012 - Aug 31 2014

MICROBICIDE SAFETY AND ACCEPTABILITY IN YOUNG MEN (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2011 - Aug 31 2014

DORSAL RAPHE NUCLEUS SEROTONIN NEURONS IN ALCOHOLISM (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 1997 - Dec 31 2013

MICROBICIDE TRIALS NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2007 - May 31 2013

RAPID HIV HOME TEST AND DECISION-MAKING AMONG HIV-NEGATIVE M EN (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2010 - Mar 31 2013

MICROBICIDE TRIALS NETWORK (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2007 - May 31 2012

Selected Publications

  • Carballo-Dieguez A, Balan I, Marone R, Pando M, Dolezal C, Barreda V, Leu C, Avila MM: Use of respondent driven sampling (RDS) generates a highly diverse sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  PLoS ONE   2011;6(11)
  • Carballo-Diéguez A, Balan I, Dolezal C, Brito de Mello M, Leu C: Recalled sexual experiences in childhood with older partners: A study of Brazilian men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender persons.  Archives of Sexual Behavior   2012;41(2): 363-376
  • Carballo-Diéguez A, Frasca T, Dolezal C, Balan I: Will gay and bisexually active men at high risk of infection use over-the-counter rapid HIV tests to screen sexual partners? .  Journal of Sex Research   2012;49(4): 379-387
  • Carballo-Diéguez A, Giguere R, Dolezal C, Chen BA, Kahn J, Zimet G, Mabragaña M, Leu CS, McGowan I: “Tell Juliana”: Acceptability of the candidate microbicide VivaGel® and two placebo gels among ethnically diverse, sexually active young women participating in a Phase 1 microbicide study.  AIDS and Behavior   2011
  • Carballo-Diéguez A, Frasca T, Balan I, Ibitoye M, Dolezal C: Use of a rapid HIV home test prevents HIV exposure in a high risk sample of men who have sex with men. .  AIDS and Behavior  2012