East Harlem Study List (Team-Tortu/McMahon projects)


Related work:     Selected papers prior to 1998; co-authored papers.

Study 001 (1998-2000):

Tortu: Drug using women’s sexual risk: an event analysis.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M., Hamid, R., and Neaigus, A. (1998).  The social ecology of drug using women’s sexual risk in East Harlem, NYC:  An Event Analysis. Published Abstracts: XII World AIDS Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M., Hamid, R., and Neaigus, A. (1998).  The social ecology of drug using women’s sexual risk in East Harlem, NYC:  An Event Analysis. XII World AIDS Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., Hamid, R. & Neaigus, A. (2000). Drug using women’s sexual risk: an event analysis.  AIDS and Behavior.  4 (4), 329-340.

 

 

Study 002 (1998):

Tortu: Contraceptive practices among women at high risk for HIV infection.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M. (1998). Contraceptive practices among women at high risk for HIV infection. Published proceedings: 126th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M. (1998). Contraceptive practices among women at high risk for HIV infection. 126th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Study 003 (1998):

McMahon: Sexual risk behavior and condom use among women at high risk for HIV infection.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J.M., and Tortu, S. (1998). Sexual risk behavior and condom use among women at high risk for HIV infection. 126th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Presentation:   Word format

 

McMahon, J.M., and Tortu, S. (1998). Sexual risk behavior and condom use among women at high risk for HIV infection. Published proceedings: 126th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Study 004 (1998-1999):

Tortu: Beliefs about condoms and condom use among drug users.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M., Deren, S., & Beardsley, M. (1998) Beliefs about condoms and condom use among drug users [Abstract].  Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting. NIDA Monograph 179. The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.

 

Presentation: (Not available, lost at WTC)

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M., Deren, S., and Beardsley, M. Beliefs about condoms and condom use among drug users. Problems of Drug Dependence, 1998: Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Meeting.  The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.

 

 

Study 005 (1999):

Tortu: Predictors of hepatitis C among drug using women in East Harlem, NYC:

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., Hamid, R., & Neaigus, A. (1999). Predictors of Hepatitis C among drug using women in East Harlem, NYC: Held at 61st Annual College on Problems on Drug Dependency Conference, Acapulco, Mexico. June.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., Hamid, R., & Neaigus, A. (1999). Predictors of Hepatitis C among drug using women in East Harlem, NYC: Held at 61st Annual College on Problems on Drug Dependency Conference, Acapulco, Mexico. June.

 

 

Study 006 (1999 - 2006):

Tortu/McMahon: The social ecology of exchanging sex for drugs or money in East Harlem, NYC: An event analysis focused on women drug users.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (1999). The Social Ecology of Exchanging Sex for Drugs or Money in East Harlem, NYC: An Event Analysis Focused on Women Drug Users. AIDS Impact Conference, Ottawa; July.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (1999). The Social Ecology of Exchanging Sex for Drugs or Money in East Harlem, NYC: An Event Analysis Focused on Women Drug Users. AIDS Impact Conference, Ottawa; July.

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Neaigus, A. (2006). Contextual determinants of condom use among female sex exchangers in East Harlem, NYC: An event analysis. AIDS & Behavior. 10(6):731-741.

 

 

Study 007 (1999):

McMahon: A profile of drug-using women living with HIV/AIDS in East Harlem, NY: demographics, social support, and health practices..

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J., Tortu, S., Burns, H., Campbell, J., Grandy-Lampkin, A., and Torres. L. (1999). A profile of drug-using women living with HIV/AIDS in East Harlem, NY: demographics, social support, and health practices. AIDS Impact Conference, Ottawa.

 

Presentation: (Not available, lost at WTC)

 

McMahon, J., Tortu, S., Burns, H., Campbell, J., Grandy-Lampkin, A., and Torres. L. (1999). A profile of drug-using women living with HIV/AIDS in East Harlem, NY: demographics, social support, and health practices. Presented at AIDS Impact Conference, Ottawa.

 

 

Study 008 (2000-2001):

Tortu: The dynamics of disease risk in drug-using women’s primary sexual relationships.

 

Abstracts:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (2001). The Dynamics of Disease Risk in Drug-Using Women’s Primary Sexual Relationships. College on Problems on Drug Dependency Conference; Scottdale, Arizona. June.

 

 

Presentations:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (2001). The Dynamics of Disease Risk in Drug-Using Women’s Primary Sexual Relationships. College on Problems on Drug Dependency Conference; Scottdale, Arizona. June.

 

 

Study 009 (2000-2003):

Tortu: Women’s drug injection practices in East Harlem: an event analysis in a high risk community

 

Abstract 1:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., and Hamid, R. (2000). Contextual factors and women’s injection risk in East Harlem, NY: an event analysis. XIII International AIDS Conference, Durban, So. Africa.

 

Abstract 2:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (2002). Women drug injectors and the social ecology of HIV risk. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C; February.

 

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., and Hamid, R. (2000). Contextual factors and women’s injection risk in East Harlem, NY: an event analysis. Presented at the XIII International AIDS Conference, Durban, So. Africa.

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (2002). Women drug injectors and the social ecology of HIV risk. American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C; February.

 

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M., Hamid, R., and Neaigus, A. (2003).  Women’s drug injection practices in East Harlem: an event analysis in a high risk community. AIDS & Behavior, 7(3):317-328.

 

 

Study 010 (2000):

McMahon: Drug-using women’s HIV sexual risk behavior within main partner relationships

 

Abstract: pdf format

 

McMahon, J., Hamid, R., and Tortu, S. (2000). Drug-using women’s HIV sexual risk behavior within main partner relationships. The 128th Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

 

Presentation: (Not available, lost at WTC)

 

McMahon, J., Hamid, R., and Tortu, S. (2000). Drug-using women’s HIV sexual risk behavior within main partner relationships. Presented at The 128th Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, Boston, MA.

 

 

Study 011 (2001):

Tortu: Hepatitis C among non-injecting drug users: A report

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., Neaigus, A., McMahon, J., Hagan, D. (2001). Hepatitis C among non-injecting drug users: A report. Substance Use and Misuse. 36(4): 523-534.

 

 

Study 012 (2002):

Tortu: Notes from the field: project planning and management issues.

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S. Hamilton, T., and Hamid, R.  (2002). Notes from the field: project planning and management issues. In Tortu, S., Goldsamt, L., and Hamid, R.  A Practical Guide to Research and Service with Hidden Populations. Allyn and Bacon.

 

 

Study 013 (2002):

Tortu: Relationship dynamics and disease risk among drug-using women and their primary male sex partners in New York City

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J M., Hamid, R., & Pouget, E. (2002, July). Relationship dynamics and disease risk among drug-using women and their primary male sex partners in New York City. XIV International AIDS Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

 

 

Study 014 (2002-2004):

Tortu: Sharing of noninjection drug-use implements as a risk factor for hepatitis C

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (2002). Hepatitis C infection among “never injectors”: possible route of transmission. Conference in Key Largo, Fl. October

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J., & Hamid, R. (2002). Hepatitis C infection among “never injectors”: possible route of transmission. Conference in Key Largo, Fl. October

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J.M., Pouget, E. R., & Hamid, R. (2004)  Sharing of noninjection drug-use implements as a risk factor for hepatitis C. Substance Use and Misuse. 39(2):211-224.

 

 

Study 015 (2002-2003):

McMahon: Evaluation of HIV intervention scenarios targeted to drug-using women from East Harlem: a mathematical modeling approach.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M. & Tortu, S. (2002). Evaluation of HIV intervention scenarios targeted to drug-using women from East Harlem: a Monte Carlo simulation approach. NIDA Conference on “Strategies to Improve the Replicability, Sustainability, and Durability of HIV Prevention Interventions for Drug-Users,” Washington, D.C., May 6-7, 2002.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

McMahon, J. M. & Tortu, S. (2002). Evaluation of HIV intervention scenarios targeted to drug-using women from East Harlem: a Monte Carlo simulation approach. Presented at NIDA Conference on “Strategies to Improve the Replicability, Sustainability, and Durability of HIV Prevention Interventions for Drug-Users,” Washington, D.C., May 6-7, 2002.

 

Published paper:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M. & Tortu, S. (2003). Evaluation of HIV intervention scenarios targeted to drug-using women from East Harlem: a mathematical modeling approach. NIDA/CAMCODA Working Meeting, May 6-7, 2002. Strategies to Improve the Replicability, Sustainability, and Durability of HIV Prevention Interventions for Drug-Users (pp 51-62). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

Study 016 (2003):

McMahon: A potential hidden source of hepatitis C infection among noninjecting drug users.

 

Published Paper:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M. & Tortu, S. (2003) A potential hidden source of hepatitis C infection among noninjecting drug users. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 35(4):455-460.

 

 

Study 017 (2003):

McMahon: Recruitment of heterosexual couples in clinical research: a study protocol.

 

Published Paper:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Torres, L., Pouget, E. R., & Hamid, R. (2003) Recruitment of heterosexual couples in public health research: a study protocol. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 4(24):1-12.

 

 

Study 018 (2003-2005):

Pouget: Impact of the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program on receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx.

 

Abstract:   doc format

 

Pouget, ER; Deren, S; Fuller C; Blaney, S; Tortu, S; Kang, S-Y; McMahon, JM; Andia, JF; Des Jarlais, D; Vlahov, D (2003). Impact of the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program on Receptive Syringe Sharing Among Injection Drug Users in Harlem and the Bronx: Preliminary Results. National HIV Prevention Conference.

 

Presentation:   doc format

 

Pouget, ER; Deren, S; Fuller C; Blaney, S; Tortu, S; Kang, S-Y; McMahon, JM; Andia, JF; Des Jarlais, D; Vlahov, D (2003). Impact of the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program on Receptive Syringe Sharing Among Injection Drug Users in Harlem and the Bronx. Presented at the 2003 National HIV Prevention Conference, July 27-30, Atlanta.

 

Published Paper:   pdf format

 

Pouget, E. R., Deren, S., Fuller C., Blaney, S., McMahon, J. M., Kang, S-Y., Tortu, S., Andia, J. F., Des Jarlais, D., & Vlahov, D. (2005). Receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program. JAIDS, 39(4):471-477.

 

Study 019 (2003):

Tortu: "She said, he said": Drug-using women’s perceived versus actual HIV risk from primary male partners.

 

Abstract:   doc format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Hamid, R. (2003). "She said, he said": Drug-using women’s perceived versus actual HIV risk from primary male partners. 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association San Francisco (November 15-19, 2003). Abstract #71837

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Hamid, R. (2003). ‘She said, he said’: Drug-using women’s perceived versus actual HIV risk from primary male partners. Presented at 131st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association San Francisco (November 15-19, 2003). Session #3248.

 

Study 020 (2004):

Pouget: Social and drug-use indicators and consistent condom use with sex exchange partners among women in East Harlem, New York.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

Pouget, E. R., McMahon, J. M., & Tortu, S. (2004). Social and drug-use indicators and consistent condom use with sex exchange partners among women in East Harlem, New York. Sixty-Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Inc.; June 12-17, 2004; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Manuscript:   pdf format

 

Pouget, E. R., McMahon, J. M., & Tortu, S. (in prep) Effects of dyadic social context on exchange sex.

 

Study 021 (2004):

McMahon: Estimated impact of sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus on HCV epidemiology based on mathematical modeling of drug-using women's disease risk.

 

Abstract:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., & Tortu, S. (2004). Estimated impact of sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus on HCV epidemiology based on mathematical modeling of drug-using women's disease risk. National STD Prevention Conference. Philadelphia, PA, March 8-11.

 

Study 022 (2004):

Tortu: HIV-infected, low income drug users: relationship dynamics, sexual risk, and quality of life.

 

Abstract:   Word format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Torres, L. (2004). HIV-infected, low income drug users: relationship dynamics, sexual risk, and quality of life. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, July 11-16, 2004.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Torres, L. (2004). HIV-infected, low income drug users: relationship dynamics, sexual risk, and quality of life. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, July 11-16, 2004.

 

Study 023 (2004):

McMahon: Increased sexual risk behavior and high HIV seroincidence among drug-using low-income women with primary heterosexual partners.

 

Abstract:   Word format

 

McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Torres, L.  (2004). Increased sexual risk behavior and high HIV seroincidence among drug-using low-income women with primary heterosexual partners. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, July 11-16, 2004.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Torres, L.  (2004). Increased sexual risk behavior and high HIV seroincidence among drug-using low-income women with primary heterosexual partners. XV International AIDS Conference. Bangkok, July 11-16, 2004.

 

Study 024 (2004):

McMahon: Detection of hepatitis C virus in the nasal secretions of an intranasal drug-user.

 

Published Paper:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., Simm, M., Milano, D., & Clatts, M. Detection of hepatitis C virus in the nasal secretions of an intranasal drug-user.  Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. (2004) May 7;3(1):6.

 

Study 025 (2004):

Hamid: Intimate partner violence and HIV risk among drug using women in East Harlem.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

Hamid, R., McMahon, J. M., & Tortu, S. (2004). Intimate partner violence and HIV risk among drug using women in East Harlem. Third International Conference on Urban Health. Boston, October 20-22, 2004.

 

Study 026 (2006):

McMahon: A guide for multilevel modeling of dyadic data with binary outcomes using SAS PROC NLMIXED.

 

Published Paper:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S. (2006) A guide for multilevel modeling of dyadic data with binary outcomes using SAS PROC NLMIXED.  Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 50:3663-3680.

 

Study 027 (2005):

McMahon: Women’s HIV Risk from Intimate Male Partners: a Global Perspective.

 

Presentation:   PowerPoint format

 

McMahon, J. M.  (2005). Women’s HIV Risk from Intimate Male Partners: a Global Perspective.  New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Public Health Library seminar, April 13, 2005.

 

Study 028 (2005):

Tortu: Low income, minority women drug users: Intimate relationships and risk for HIV.

 

Abstract:   Word format

 

Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Torres, L.  (2005).  Low income, minority women drug users: Intimate relationships and risk for HIV.  133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Study 029 (2006):

McMahon: Individual and couple-level risk factors for hepatitis C infection among heterosexual drug-users: a multilevel dyadic analysis.

 

Manuscript:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S. (in press) Individual and couple-level risk factors for hepatitis C infection among heterosexual drug-users: a multilevel dyadic analysis. Journal of Infectious Diseases.

 

Study 030 (2006):

McMahon: A multilevel dyadic modeling technique to assess risk factors for hepatitis C infection among heterosexual couples.

 

Abstract:   Word format

 

McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S. (2006) A multilevel dyadic modeling technique to assess risk factors for hepatitis C infection among heterosexual couples. (Poster) New Methods for the Analysis of Family and Dyadic Processes Conference . University of Massachusetts at Amherst. October 13-15, 2006.

 

Presentation:   pdf format

 

McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S. (2006) Multilevel dyadic modeling: risk factors for hepatitis C infection in heterosexual couples. (Poster) New Methods for the Analysis of Family and Dyadic Processes Conference . University of Massachusetts at Amherst. October 13-15, 2006.

 

 

 

Article Impact Factor:

  

Rank Total Citations Impact Factor   Article
1 27 5.40 Tortu, S., Neaigus, A., McMahon, J., Hagan, D. (2001). Hepatitis C among non-injecting drug users: A report. Substance Use and Misuse. 36(4):523-534.
2 10 5.00 Tortu, S., McMahon, J., Pouget, E., Hamid, R. (2004) Sharing of non-injection drug-use implements as a risk factor for hepatitis C. Substance Use & Misuse, 39(2):211-224.
3 49 4.08 Tortu, S., Beardsley, M., Deren, S., Davis, W.R. (1994) The risk of HIV infection in a national sample of women with injection drug-using partners. American Journal of Public Health, 84(8):1243-1249
4 12 4.00 McMahon, J. M. and Tortu, S. (2003) A potential hidden source of hepatitis C infection among noninjecting drug users. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 35(4):455-460.
5 19 3.17 Tortu, S., Beardsley, M., Deren, S., Williams, M., McCoy, H.V., Stark, M., Estrada, A., Goldstein, M. (2000) HIV infection and patterns of risk among women drug injectors and crack users in low and high sero-prevalence sites. AIDS Care. 12(1): 65-76.
6 5 2.50 McMahon, J. M., Simm, M., Milano, D., & Clatts, M. (2004) Detection of hepatitis C virus in the nasal secretions of an intranasal drug-user. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 3(1):6.
7 16 2.29 Hamid, R., Deren, S., Beardsley, M., Tortu, S. (1999) Agreement between urinalysis and self-reported drug use.  Substance Use & Misuse, 34: 1585-1592. 
8 2 2.00 Pouget, E. R., Deren, S., Fuller C., Blaney, S., McMahon, J. M., Kang, S-Y., Tortu, S., Andia, J. F., Des Jarlais, D., & Vlahov, D. (2005) Receptive syringe sharing among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 39(4):471-477.
9 15 1.88 Tortu, S., Goldstein, M., Deren, S., Beardsley, M., Hamid, R., Ziek, K. (1998) Gender differences in the health status of urban crack users. In S. Stevens, S. Tortu, & S. Coyle (Eds.). Women & Health, 27(1/2): 177-189.
10 14 1.75 Tortu, S., McCoy, H.V., Beardsley, M., Deren, S.  & McCoy, C.B. (1998) Predictors of HIV serostatus in women in NYC and Miami.  In S. Stevens, S. Tortu, & S. Coyle (Eds.).  Women & Health, 27(1/2): 191-204.
11 5 1.67 Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Hamid, R., and Neaigus, A. (2003) Women’s drug injection practices in East Harlem: an event analysis in a high risk community. AIDS & Behavior, 7(3):317-328.
12 7 1.17 Tortu, S., McMahon, J., Hamid, R. Neaigus, A. (2000) Drug using women’s sexual risk: an event analysis. AIDS & Behavior. 4(4):329-340.
13 11 1.10 Tortu, S., Deren, S., Beardsley, M., Hamid, R. (1996) Factors associated with needle exchange use in East Harlem, NYC.  Journal of Drug Issues, 26(4): 735-749.
14 3 1.00 McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Torres, L., Pouget, E. R., & Hamid, R. (2003) Recruitment of heterosexual couples in public health research: a study protocol. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 3(24):1-12.
15 1 0.33 McMahon, J. M. and Tortu, S. (2003) Evaluation of HIV intervention scenarios targeted to drug-using women from East Harlem: a mathematical modeling approach. NIDA/CAMCODA Working Meeting, May 6-7, 2002. Strategies to Improve the Replicability, Sustainability, and Durability of HIV Prevention Interventions for Drug-Users (pp 51-62). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
16 0 0.00 McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S. (2006) A guide for multilevel modeling of dyadic data with binary outcomes using SAS PROC NLMIXED. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 50(12):3663-3680.
17 0 0.00 McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Pouget, E. R., Hamid, R., & Neaigus, A. (2006) Contextual determinants of condom use among female sex exchangers in East Harlem, NYC: An event analysis. AIDS & Behavior. 10(6):731-741.
18 0 0.00 McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S. (in press) Individual and couple-level risk factors for hepatitis C infection among heterosexual drug-users: a multilevel dyadic analysis. Journal of Infectious Diseases.