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James M. McMahon, Ph.D.
blue arrow Associate Professor
blue arrow University of Rochester Medical Center
blue arrow School of Nursing
blue arrow 601 Elmwood Avenue
blue arrow Rochester, NY 14642

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Brief Bio:
Dr. McMahon is Associate Professor, School of Nursing, and Co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Core of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Prior to joining the URMC faculty in 2007, Dr. McMahon was Principal Investigator at the National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI) in New York City.

Trained in medical, biological and behavioral anthropology, Dr. McMahon has conducted community-based public health research in low-income New York City neighborhoods for over fifteen years. His work has focused on the behavioral, social and cultural factors that contribute to the spread of infectious diseases in vulnerable populations and the development of biomedical prevention interventions. Dr. McMahon's research and expertise are reflected in four ongoing lines of investigation: (1) the development of public health programs designed to prevent the spread of HIV and other infectious pathogens among urban drug-users, with a focus on minority women and heterosexual couples, (2) understanding how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is spread among noninjecting drug-users, (3) implementation of biomedical approaches to HIV prevention among high-risk urban heterosexual couples, and (4) the advancement of biostatistical methods applied to social epidemiology.

Dr. McMahon's recent work includes a randomized trial of a couple-based HIV prevention intervention for women drug-users in primary relationships. The NIH-funded "Harlem River Couples Project," demonstrated risk-reduction effectiveness of a couple-based HIV counseling and testing (HIV-CT) intervention against a treatment-as-usual control. In another area of research, Dr. McMahon has investigated intranasal drug use as a possible route of HCV transmission. Results from a virological study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases in 2008 showed that HCV RNA is present in the nasal secretions of intranasal drug users and that the virus can be transfered onto sniffing implements during drug use. In another recently published study, Dr. McMahon (Co-I) collaborated with Dr. Janie Simmons (PI) at NDRI to reveal substantial structural barriers to drug treatment outcomes among heterosexual couples who inject drugs. International collaborations are also ongoing. Research with Dr. Anneli Uuskula in Estonia examines determinants of HIV risk among IDUs and their sexual partners. Additionally, Dr. McMahon has contributed to the development of emergent quantitative methods in the social and health sciences, including critical event analysis, mathematical modeling of disease transmission, multilevel and structural equation modeling, and the analysis of data from couples (dyadic data analysis).

Dr. McMahon's latest study (the MENTOHR study; Men's Talk on HIV Risk) is examining service utilization and risk behaviors of heterosexual men in NYC to help improve prevention programs targeting heterosexual transmission of HIV.

Areas of Expertise:
Community Health; Infectious Disease Epidemiology; HIV & Hepatitis C Virus Transmission and Prevention; Health Disparities in Urban Populations; Couples-Based Health Research; Substance Use, Addiction and Related Disorders; Comparative Effectivness Research; Biostatistics

Research Projects:
Formative research on PrEP implementation among HIV-serodiscordant couples (R56)
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
NIH-National Institute of Mental Health
Status: Active
Description:
Exploration of perspectives on PrEP provision among HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples and their clinical providers in New York City.
Years:
2014-2015
Influence of Religion on HIV-Related Stigma in the U.S. and South Africa
PI:
A. Alio (Primary Mentor/Co-I: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
URMC, Center for AIDS Research
Status: Active
Description:
Mixed methods study conducted in Rochester, US, and South Africa to understand the role of religion in HIV-related stigma and access to care among people living with HIV.
Years:
2014-2016
NYC Provider Truvada Survey
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
URMC, Developmental Center for AIDS Research & SON
Status: Complete
Description:
Survey of New York City provider perspectives on Truvada/PrEP implementation.
Years:
2013
Dyadic Exercise Intervention for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers
PI:
C. Kamen (Co.I: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
CTSI, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, URMC
Status: Active
Description:
Pilot randomized trial of a dyadic exercise intervention to improve fatigue, sleep quality and QOL in cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Years:
2013-2015
An Exploratory Analysis of a Trauma Informed Brief Intervention for Victims of IPV
PI:
N. Trabold (Co.I: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
University of Rochester, Center for Community Health
Status: Complete
Description:
Qualitative pilot study to explore client perspectives regarding participation in a brief transitional intervention for women experiencing IPV.
Years:
2013
Men's Talk on HIV Risk - MENTOHR (R01HD057793)
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
NIH-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Status: Complete
Description:
Basic behavioral and epidemiological research on risk factors associated with secondary transmission of HIV among adult African American and Latino self-identified heterosexual men in New York City.
Years:
2009-2012
Self-Management of Urine Flow in Long-term Urinary Catheter Users (R01NR010553)
PI:
M. Wilde (Co.I: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
NIH-National Institute of Nursing Research
Status: Complete
Description:
Phase II randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-monitoring intervention designed to improve catheter-related adverse health outcomes, such as blockages, urinary tract infections, health care utilization and quality of life.
Years:
2009-2013
Diffusion of HIV-1 among Drug Using Men in Southeast Asia (R01DA022170)
PI:
M. Clatts (Co.I: J.M. McMahon; Et al.)
Funder:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Status: Complete
Description:
The goal of this study is to construct a detailed epidemiological profile of the male sex worker population in Vietnam, including behavioral risk and negative medical consequences, and to model the potential impact of these behavioral risks on the spread of HIV-1 infection in urban centers.
Years:
2008-2011
Research Training Grant in Geriatrics and Aging (T32AG020493)
PI:
John Hall (Faculty Advisor: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
NIA-National Institute on Aging
Status: complete
Description:
Faculty advisor in Infectious Diseases Research Cluster. Training program in Geriatrics and Gerontology that seeks to produce independent academic investigators in clinical and health services research, whose focus is improving function in older adults.
Years:
2010-2013
Barriers to Treatment-Based HIV Prevention for IDU Couples (R21DA022960)
PI:
J. Simmons (Co.I: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Status: Complete
Description:
Injection drug users whose primary sexual partners also inject (partnered IDUs) have limited success in reducing HIV risk behavior and drug treatment outcomes. The proposed qualitative study will explore the interpersonal and structural barriers to drug treatment and treatment-mediated HIV prevention among heterosexual partnered IDUs.
Years:
2007-2010
Hepatitis C Virus Intranasal Transmission: Pilot Study (R21DA019834)
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Status: Complete
Description:
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be transmitted through contaminated sniffing/snorting implements, such as straws or spoons, shared by intranasal drug users. This pilot study explores this potential mode of HCV transmission by performing laboratory assays to detect HCV RNA in the nasal secretions of plasma-positive intranasal drug users and on the surfaces of drug-sniffing implements; and by developing behavioral and clinical measures to assess risk factors that may be associate with intranasal HCV transmission.
Years:
2005-2008
Harlem River Couples Project (R01DA015641)
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Status: Complete
Description:
Recent studies indicate that high rates of sexual risk behavior occur within drug-using minority women's primary heterosexual relationships. This four-year study employs a randomized controlled trial (RCT) 3-group design to test the efficacy of HIV intervention modality (couples versus women-only) and intervention content (relationship-focused versus standard HIV counseling and testing) on crack, cocaine and heroin (injected and noninjected) using women's sexual risk with primary partners.
Years:
2003-2008
Harlem/Bronx Microbicide Acceptability Survey
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
National Development and Research Institutes
Status: Complete
Description:
The objective of this pilot study is to collect descriptive data on sexual risk, attitudes and acceptability regarding vaginal microbicides among high-risk women in primary hetersexual relationships. The study will assess the perceived need for and level of interest in microbicides among women in which condom use is low but HIV risk is high.
Years:
2005
Detection of HCV RNA in Nasal Secretions
PI:
J.M. McMahon
Funder:
National Development and Research Institutes
Status: Complete
Description:
Previous epidemiological studies suggest that viral hepatitis C might be transmitted intranasally among drug sniffers who share contaminated sniffing implements (such as straws and spoons). This pilot study was the first to test for the presence of HCV RNA in the nasal secretions of plasma-positive patients; a necessary pre-condition for intranasal HCV transmission. HCV RNA was detected in the nasal secretions in 1 of 5 patients.
Years:
2004-2005
Women Drug Users, Their Male Partners, and HIV Risk (R01DA012805)
PI:
S. Tortu (Co.I: J.M. McMahon)
Funder:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Status: Complete
Description:
Basic behavioral and epidemiological research to explore women drug user's relationships with their primary male partners and determine how individual, social, and ecological factors might affect women's risk for HIV.
Years:
2000-2004

RESEARCH CONSULTANT COLLABORATIONS:

blue arrow Maria Khan (PI), University of Maryland, MD, Relationship Disruption during Incarceration and HIV Risk in African American Men. (R01; 2010-2014)

blue arrow David Bell (PI), Indianapolis University-Purdue University, Networks of Heterosexual Risk and HIV (R01HD055826; 2007-2011)

blue arrow Hannah Cooper (PI), Emory University, Exploring HIV Risk in Drug-using Black Women with an Incarcerated Partner (R21; 2009-2011)

blue arrow Noelle Leonard (PI), National Development and Research Institutes, HIV Risk and Substance Use in Adolescent Couples (R21DA019097; 2004-2006)


Publications:
2015

blue arrow Shah, K. N., Majeed, Z., Yoruk, Y. B., Yang, H., Hilton, T. N., McMahon, J. M., Hall, W. J., Walck, D., Luque, A. E., Ryan, R. M.(in press) Enhancing physical function in HIV-infected older adults: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Health Psychology

blue arrow Fedor, T. M., Kohler, H-P, McMahon, J. M. (in press) Changing attitudes and beliefs towards a woman''s right to protect against HIV risk in Malawi Culture, Health, and Sexuality

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., Fairbanks, E., Parshall, B., Zhang, F., Miner, S., Thayer, D., Harrington, B., Brasch, J., McMahon, J. M. (in press) Development of an internet self-management intervention for intermittent urinary catheter users with spinal cord Injury, Computers, Informatics, Nursing

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Chimenti, R., Fedor, T., Trabold, N., Mittal, M., & Tortu, S. (epub, 2015) Risk of intimate partner violence and relationship conflict following couple-based HIV prevention counseling: results from the Harlem River Couples Project, Journal of Interpersonal Violence

blue arrow Shah, K., McMahon, J. M., Trabold, N., Aidala, A. A., Chen, M., Pouget, E. R., Simmons, J., & Klostermann, K.(2015, epub) Determinants of physical and global functioning in adult HIV-positive heterosexual men, AIDS Care.

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., McMahon, J. M., Tang, W., McDonald, M. V., Brasch, J., Fairbanks, E., Shivani, S. (2015, epub) Self-care management questionnaire for long-term indwelling urinary catheter users. Neurourology and Urodynamics

blue arrow Kamen, C., Mustain, K. M., Heckler, C., Janelsins, M., Peppone, L., Mohile, S., McMahon, J. M., Lord, R., Flynn, P.J., Weiss, M., Spiegel, D., & Morrow, G.R. (epub, 2015) The association between partner support and psychological distress among prostate cancer survivors in a nationwide study, Journal of Cancer Survivorship

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., Fairbanks, E., Shivani, S., Wilson, P., Lash, M., McDonald, M. V., Brasch, J., Zhang, F., Scheid, E., McMahon, J. M., Liebel, D. (epub, 2015) A hybrid process fidelity assessment in a home-based randomized clinical trial, Home Health Care Services Quarterly

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., Tortu, S., Volpe, E. M., Torres, L., Rodriguez, W.(2015) Couple-based HIV counseling and testing: a risk reduction intervention for U.S. drug-involved women and their primary male partners, Prevention Science, 16:341-351.

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Volpe, E. M., Klostermann, K., Trabold, N., Xue, Y. (2015) A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the Sexual Relationship Power Scale (SRPS) in HIV/AIDS research, Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(2):267-294.

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., McMahon, J. M., McDonald, M. V., Tang, W., Wang, W., Brasch, J., Fairbanks, E., Shivani, S., Zhang, F., Chen, D. (2015) Self-management intervention for long-term indwelling urinary catheter users: randomized clinical trial, Nursing Research, 64:24-34.

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., Fairbanks, E., Parshall, R., Zhang, F., Miner, S., Thayer, D., Harrington, B., Brasch, J., Schneiderman, D., McMahon, J. M. (2015) A web-based self-management intervention for intermittent catheter users, Journal of Urological Nursing35(3):127-133.

2014

blue arrow Chimenti, R., Flemister, A. S., Tome, J., McMahon, J. M., Flannery, M., Xue, Y., Houck, J. (2014) Altered tendon characteristics and mechanical properties associated with insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44(9):680-689. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.5369

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Myers, J. E., Kurth, A. E., Cohen, S. E., Mannheimer, S. B., Simmons, J., Pouget, E. R., Trabold, N., Haberer, J. E. (2014) Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in serodiscordant heterosexual couples in the Unities States: opportunities and challenges. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28(9):462-474

blue arrow Fairbanks, E., Shah, S., Wilde, M. H., McDonald, M. V., Brasch, J., McMahon, J. M. (2014) Successful recruitment methods in the community for a two-site clinical trial. Applied Nursing Research, 27:254-257. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.04.002

blue arrow Lewis, C., Dewhurst, S., McMahon, J.M., Keefer, M., Bunce, C., Alio, A. (2014) Theoretical model of critical issues in informed consent in HIV vaccine trials. AIDS Care, 26(11):1452-1460.

2013

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Torres, L., Rodriquez, W. R., Hamid, R., Pouget, E. R. (2013) Effectiveness of Couples-Based HIV Counseling and Testing for women substance users and their primary male partners: a randomized trial. Advances in Preventive Medicine, 2013:1-15.

blue arrow Uusküla, A., McMahon, J. M., Kals, M., Talu, A., Abel-Ollo, K., Rüütel, K., McNutt, L.A., & Des Jarlais, D.C. (2013) Risk for heterosexual HIV transmission among non-injecting female partners of injection drug users in Estonia. AIDS & Behavior, 17(3):879-888.

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., McDonald, M. V., Brasch, J., McMahon, J. M., Fairbanks, E., Shah, S., Tang, W. (2013) Long-term urinary catheter users self-care practices and problems. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22:356-367.

blue arrow Hasselberg, M., McMahon, J. M. & Parker, K. (2013) Validity, reliability, and utility of iButton for measurement of body temperature circadian rhythms in sleep/wake research. Sleep Medicine, 15:5-11.

2012

blue arrow Simmons, J., McMahon, J. M. (2012) Barriers to drug treatment for IDU couples: the need for couple-based approaches. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 31(3):242-257.

blue arrow Simmons, J., Rajan, S., McMahon, J. M. (2012) Retrospective accounts of injection initiation in intimate partnerships. International Journal of Drug Policy, 23(4):303-311.

2011

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Morrow, K. M., Weeks, M., Morrison-Beedy, D., & Coyle, A. (2011) Potential impact of vaginal microbicides on HIV risk among women with primary heterosexual partners. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 22(1):9-16.

2010

blue arrow Uusküla, A., McMahon, J. M., Raag, M., Silm, S., Rüütel, K., Talu, A., Abel-Ollo, K., Ahas, .R.& Des Jarlais, D. C. (2010) Properties of HIV risk among IDUs in Tallinn, Estonia: synthesis of individual and neighborhood level factors. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86 (Suppl. 3): iii79-84.

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., Brasch, J., Getliffe, K., Brown, K. A., McMahon, J. M., Smith, J. A., Anson, E., Tang, W., Tu, X. (2010) Study on the use of long-term catheters in community dwelling individuals. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing. 37(3), 301-310.

blue arrow Wilde, M. H., Getliffe, K., Brasch, J., McMahon, J. M., Anson, E., Tu, X. (2010) A new catheter-related quality of life instrument for adults. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 29(7), 1282-1285.

2008

blue arrow Bromage, T. G., McMahon, J. M., Thackeray, J. F., Kullmer, O., Hogg, R., Rosenberger, A. L., Schrenk, F., & Enlow, D. H. (2008). Craniofacial architectural constraints and their importance for reconstructing the early Homo skull KNM-ER 1470. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 33(1):43-54.

blue arrow Schiavenato, M., Byers, J.F., Scovanner, P., McMahon, J. M., Xia, Y., Lu, N., & He, H. (2008). Neonatal pain facial expression: evaluating the Primal Face of Pain. Pain, 138(2):460-471.

blue arrow Aaron, S., McMahon, J. M., Milano, D. M., Torres, L., Clatts, M., Tortu, S., Mildvan, D. & Simm, M. (2008). Intranasal transmission of hepatitis C virus: virological and clinical evidence. Clinical Infectious Diseases,  47:931-934.

2007

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Pouget, E. R., & Tortu, S.  (2007). Individual and couple-level risk factors for hepatitis C infection among heterosexual drug-users: a multilevel dyadic analysis. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 159: 1572-1582.   [Also see editorial commentary: Hahn, J. A. (2007) Sex, Drugs, and Hepatitis C Virus. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 159:1556-1559.]

blue arrow Cleland, C. M., Deren, S. Fuller, C. M., Blaney, S., McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Des Jarlais, D. C., & Vlahov, D.   (2007).   Syringe disposal among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program. Health Education and Behavior,  34(2):390-403.

2006

blue arrow Flom, P., McMahon, J. M., & Pouget, E. R.   (2006).Using PROC NLMIXED and PROC GLIMMIX to analyze dyadic data with binary outcomes. Northeast SAS Users Group (NESUG) Proceedings.SAS Inc.: Cary, NC.

blue arrow 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.

blue arrow 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.

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Rodriguez, W., & Hamid, R. (2006). Couples HIV Counseling and Testing. A Manual for an Enhanced HIV-CT Intervention for Substance-Using Heterosexual Couples. Evaluation Version. New York: Chaucer Press.

blue arrow McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Rodriguez, W., & Hamid, R. (2006). Women's Relationship-Focused HIV Counseling and Testing. A Manual for an Enhanced HIV-CT Intervention for Substance-Using Women. Evaluation Version. New York: Chaucer Press.

2005

blue arrow 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.

2004

blue arrow 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.

blue arrow 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.

2003

blue arrow 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.

blue arrow 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.

blue arrow Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Hamid, R., & 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.

blue arrow McMahon, J. M. & Tortu, S. (2003). Evaluation of HIV intervention scenarios targeted to drug-using women from East Harlem: a mathematical modeling approach. 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.

blue arrow Deren, S., Fuller, C., Pouget, E. R., Blaney, S., Tortu, S., Kang, S-Y., McMahon, J. M., Andia, J. F., Des Jarlais, D. C., Johnson, B., Rosenblum, A. & Vlahov, D. (2003). Impact of expanding syringe access in New York on sources of syringes for injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx, NYC, USA. International Journal of Drug Policy, 14: 373-379.

2001

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

2000

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

1995

blue arrow Tortu, S., McMahon, J. M., Boyd, A., & Bromage, T. G. (1995). Pattern of collagen fiber orientation in the ovine calcaneal shaft and its relation to locomotor induced strain. The Anatomical Record, 242:141-151.


Peer Review:
Journals, Consulting Editor/Editorial Board:

blue arrow Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, Dilip Mathai and Ricardo Izurieta (Editors)

blue arrow World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Lian-Sheng Ma (Editor-in-Chief)

blue arrow [2004-2011] AIDS & Behavior, Seth Kalichman (Editor-in-Chief)

Journals, Invited Peer Review:

blue arrow Addiction

blue arrow AIDS & Behavior

blue arrow AIDS Care

blue arrow Alcohol Research & Health

blue arrow Archives of sexual Behavior

blue arrow BMC Infectious Diseases

blue arrow Harm Reduction Journal

blue arrow Health Education Research

blue arrow Health Psychology

blue arrow International Journal of Drug Policy

blue arrow Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (JAIDS)

blue arrow Journal of Adolescent Health

blue arrow Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence

blue arrow Journal of Infectious Diseases

blue arrow Journal of Medical Virology

blue arrow Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

blue arrow Journal of Women's Health

blue arrow Substance Use and Misuse

blue arrow The New England Journal of Medicine

blue arrow World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases

NIH Study Sections

blue arrow AIDS & Related Research (AARR) ZRG1 (Special Emphasis Panel)

          April, 2004

          December, 2005

          November, 2007

          June, 2010

          April, 2011

          June, 2011

          July, 2013

          August, 2014

          December, 2014

blue arrow Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS (BSCH, Standing Committee)

          March, 2006

          November, 2006

          July, 2007

          July, 2008

          March, 2009

          March, 2010

          November, 2012

          March, 2013

blue arrow Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS (BSPH, Standing Committee)

          March, 2008

blue arrow National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

          October, 2012 (Special Emphasis Panel-RFA-DA 13-001)

blue arrow National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

          March, 2012 (Special Emphasis Panel-RFA-MH 12-080)

blue arrow National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

          July, 2010 (Special Emphasis Panel)

blue arrow National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

          April, 2011 (Special Emphasis Panel-ZAA1)

blue arrow National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

          December, 2011 (Special Emphasis Panel-RFA HD-12-198,199)

          March, 2013 (Special Emphasis Panel-RFA HD-13-008,009)

blue arrow Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship Review (DBBD) ZRG1 IMM-L

          November, 2007

          March, 2008

          June, 2008

blue arrow Research Challenge Grants - RC1 (Recovery Act 2009)

          May, 2009

blue arrow Community Infrastructure Grants - RC4 (Recovery Act 2009)

          February, 2010

blue arrow National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

          December, 2011 (Special Emphasis Panel-RFA HD-12-198,199)

blue arrow SBIR / Small Business: HIV/AIDS Innovative Research Applications

          August, 2012

blue arrow Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Division of Scientific Review

          October 2013, Health Care Research Training (HCRT) Study Section (Gaithersburg, MD)

CDC Review Panels

blue arrow Special Emphasis Panel: Improved Public Health Practice through Translation Research

          June, 2007

Teaching/Courses:
Program: PhD in Health Research:
blue arrow NUR 512: Applied Statistics II

    Course in advanced multivariate statistics | NUR512 Syllabus
blue arrow NUR 513: Research Measurement

    Conceptual and psychometric evaluation of measures | NUR513 Syllabus

Programs: PhD in Health Research; DNP Program; Master's Program:
blue arrow NLX 466: Epidemiology and Population Health

    Foundations of epidemiology and public health research | NLX466 Syllabus

DECEMBER 8, 2014
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will serve on a Special Emphasis Panel study section for NIH in December.
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
PREVENTION SCIENCE PAPER IN PRINT
An article entitled "Couple-based HIV counseling and testing: a risk reduction intervention for U.S. drug-involved women and their primary male partners" is now in press and available online in the journal Prevention Science. The article describes the theoretical underpinnings, content, format and administration of the Couple-based HIV counseling and testing intervention tested in the Harlem River Couples project.

Prevention Science cover

AUGUST 29, 2014
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH R56 GRANT AWARDED
The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health awarded Dr. McMahon a research grant (R56MH103047) entitled "Formative research on PrEP implementation among HIV-serodiscordant couples". This grant provides support for a 1-year study to examine the feasibility of recruitment and assessment of HIV-serodiscordant couples on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and provide preliminary qualitative data on PrEP implementation in this group.
AUGUST 13, 2014
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will serve on a Special Emphasis Panel study section for NIH in August.
JUNE 10, 2014
AIDS PATIENT CARE AND STDS PAPER IN PRINT
An article entitled "Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention of HIV in serodiscordant heterosexual couples in the Unities States: opportunities and challenges" is now in print in the September issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs. This review article was written by the Couples PrEP R01 development team, led by Dr. McMahon, and describes current issues related to PrEP implementation among U.S. HIV-discordant heterosexual couples.
MAY 9, 2014
ANNUAL HIV/AIDS CLINICAL CONFERENCE PLENARY TALK
Dr. McMahon has been invited to give a plenary talk at the University of Rochester Medical Center's 24th Annual HIV/AIDS Clinical Conference in May. The talk is entitled: "New Biomedical Approaches to HIV Prevention: Opportunities and Challenges."
APRIL 22, 2014
ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR PAPER IN PRESS
An article entitled "A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the Sexual Relationship Power Scale (SRPS) in HIV/AIDS research" has been accepted for publication in Archives of Sexual Behavior. This study examined the psychometric properties of the SRPS as reported in the HIV/AIDS prevention literature from 2000 to 2012.
MARCH 19, 2014
NIH R01 PROPOSAL SCORED
The R01 grant application entitled "HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation with US Serodiscordant Couples" (McMahon, PI) submitted in January received a priority/impact score of 30 (15th percentile). The proposal will go up for Council review in May.
DECEMBER 3, 2013
WORLD AIDS TALK
Dr. McMahon will give a presentation to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine HIV Planning Group on HIV prevention among serodiscordant heterosexual couples.
OCTOBER 24-25, 2013
GILEAD SCIENCES ADVISORY MEETING
Dr. McMahon has been invited by Gilead Sciences, maker of the HIV prevention drug Truvada, to serve as an advisor to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation. The advisory group will convene in San Francisco in October.
OCTOBER 17-18, 2013
AHRQ REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will serve on a grant review study section for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Gaithersburg, MD, in October.
OCTOBER 8, 2013
CFAR SYMPOSIUM
As Co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Core for UR-CFAR, Dr. McMahon will co-host a half-day symposium and lunch to introduce the Core to HIV/AIDS researchers at the university.
JULY 30-31, 2013
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will serve on a Special Emphasis Panel study section for NIH in July.
JULY 1, 2013
SABBATICAL BEGINNING JULY 1
Dr. McMahon will be on academic leave (sabbatical) begining July 1 for one year. He will continue to teach the statistics course in the PhD program (NUR 512) in the Spring 2014 semester.
APRIL 1, 2013
ADVANCES IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PAPER PUBLISHED
The article "Effectiveness of Couple-Based HIV Counseling and Testing for women substance users and their primary male partners: a randomized trial" is now in print in the March issue of Advanced in Preventive Medicine (vol 2013, 1-15). The article presents evidence from the Harlem River Couples Project showing that a couple-based HIV prevention intervention was more effective at reducing HIV risk than an individual-based standard of care control.

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MARCH 27-28, 2013
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will travel to Bethesda, MD, in March to serve on an NIH/NICHD review study section.
MARCH 7-8, 2013
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will travel to Los Angeles, CA, in March to serve on the NIH/BSCH standing study section.
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
ADVANCES IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PAPER IN PRESS
An article entitled "Effectiveness of Couple-Based HIV Counseling and Testing for women substance users and their primary male partners: a randomized trial" has been accepted for publication in Advances in Preventive Medicine. The article presents the primary findings of the Harlem River Couples Project, a randomized efficacy trial of a couple-based HIV prevention intervention for high-risk couples in New York City.
JANUARY 16, 2013
PrEP for NYC TASK FORCE FORMED
Dr. McMahon will serve on a newly formed task force comprised of various stakeholders tasked with monitoring the implementation of PrEP in New York City and State and making and advocating policy, funding and service recommendations for PrEP.
JANUARY 15, 2013
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING PAPER PUBLISHED
An article entitled "Long-term urinary catheter users self-care practices and problems." appeared in publication this week. The study involves a long-term collaboration with Dr. Mary Wilde (PI) on urinary catheter self-management.
JANUARY 10, 2013
SLEEP MEDICINE PAPER PUBLISHED
An article entitled "Validity, reliability, and utility of iButton for measurement of body temperature circadian rhythms in sleep / wake research." has been published in the journal Sleep Medicine. The study reviews the literature on the validity of a new device for recording body temperature during sleep.
DECEMBER 15, 2012
DR. CHARLES KAMAN AWARDED CTSI PILOT GRANT
Dr. Charles Kamen was awarded a $50,000 CTSI pilot grant through the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. The study is a pilot randomized trial of a dyadic exercise intervention to improve fatigue, sleep quality and QOL in cancer survivors and their caregivers. Dr. McMahon is Co-I on the study.
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
MCMAHON/MORROW NIH R01 PROPOSAL NOT DISCUSSED
The R01 grant application entitled "Integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion: A Decision Aid for Women" (Drs. McMahon and Morrow, MPI) submitted in September received "Not Discussed" status by the review committee.
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
WILDE/MCMAHON NIH R21 PROPOSAL SCORED
Mary WildeDr. Wilde (PI, right photo) and Dr. McMahon (Co-I) received a score of 10 on the second submission (A1) of an R21 grant application entitled "An Internet-Based Intervention for Catheter Self- Management." NINR will make a funding decision on the application in January 2013.
NOVEMBER 6-7, 2012
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will travel to Washington, DC, in November to serve on the BSCH scientific review section for the National Institutes of Health.
OCTOBER 25, 2012
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
Dr. McMahon will travel to Rockville, MD, in October to serve on a NIDA-sponsored special emphasis scientific review section for the National Institutes of Health.
OCTOBER 9, 2012
UR CFAR GRANT SCORED
The UR Center for AIDS Research grant application (Dr. Steve Dewhurst, PI) submitted last Spring to NIH, received a priority score of 15 and JIT status. If funded, Dr. McMahon will serve as Co-Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Core.
AUGUST 24, 2012
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING PAPER IN PRESS
An article entitled "Long-term urinary catheter users self-care practices and problems" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Dr. McMahon is co-author on the paper, with Dr. Mary Wilde as the lead author.
AUGUST 15, 2012
JOURNAL OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES PAPER PUBLISHED
The article "Barriers to drug treatment for IDU couples: the need for couple-based approaches." is now in print in the August issue of the Journal of Addictive Diseases (vol 31, 242-257). This qualitative study examines the interpersonal and structural barriers to drug treatment entry, retention and outcomes experienced by injection drug-using couples. The article is co-authored by Drs Simmons and McMahon.

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AUGUST 9, 2012
NIH REVIEW SECTION MEETING
On August 9, Dr. McMahon will serve on an NIH study section for SBIR grants (AARR-G 10B, Small Business: HIV/AIDS Innovative Research Applications).


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