Sarah Kessler, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor


PhD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

MPH

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Recent Honors and Awards

Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, Nominee

Recent Publications

Finocchario-Kessler S. Bastos I., Malta M., Bertoni N., Hanif H., Kerrigan D, Rio Collaborative Group. HIV+ men need reproductive counseling too; assessing childbearing goals and provider communication among HIV+ male patients in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health (accepted)

Finocchario-Kessler S
, Catley D, Thompson N, Bradley-Ewing A, Berkley-Patton J, Goggin K. Patient Communication Tools to Enhance ART Adherence Counseling in Low and High Resource Settings. Patient Education and Counseling. 2012 May 8 [Epub ahead of print]

Finocchario Kessler, S., Mabachi, N., Dariotis, JK, Anderson, J., Goggin, K.., Sweat, M. "We weren't using condoms because we were trying to conceive": The need for reproductive counseling for HIV+ women in clinical care.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2012, Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Steiner, R., Finocchario-Kessler, S, Dariotis, JK. The time has come to engage HIV providers in conversations with their reproductive age clients about fertility desires and intentions: A historical review of the HIV epidemic in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(8):1357-66. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301265. Epub 2013 Jun 13. Review.

Steiner R., Dariotis J., Anderson J., Finocchario-Kessler S. Preconception care for people living with HIV: Recommendations for advancing implementation.  AIDS. 2013 Oct;27 Suppl 1:S113-9. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000059

Recent Presentations

Finocchario-Kessler S, Gautney B, Okoth V, Khamadi S. The HIV Infant Tracking System (HITSystem) Pilot Study: Improving quality and retention of Early Infant Diagnosis in Kenya. Presented (oral) at the Innovations of Global Health Conference, Yale University, April 13-14, 2013.

Steiner R., Dariotis J., Anderson J., Finocchario-Kessler S. Preconception care for people living with HIV: Recommendations for advancing implementation.  Presented at the 3rd Annual International Family Planning and HIV Conference. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. November 13, 2013.

Wagner GJ, Wanyenze R, Mindry D, Beyeza-Kashesya J, Goggin K, Finocchario-Kessler S. "I may not say we really have a method, it is gambling work:" Knowledge and acceptability of safer conception methods among providers and HIV clients in Uganda. Paper to be presented at the 17th annual International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. December, 2013.

Gautney B, S. Finocchario-Kessler, V. Okoth, J. Dougherty, E. Serem, K. Clark, S. Khamadi3. Improving turn-around time for HIV DNA PCR lab results for early infant diagnosis in Kenya. Presented at the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. July 1-3, 2013.

Clark K, Finocchario-Kessler S, Goggin K, Khamadi S, Okoth V, Gautney B. Adherence to the 2010 treatment guidelines for the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Kenya. Presented at the International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. July 1-3, 2013.

Champassak, S. L., Goggin, K., Finocchario-Kessler, S., Farris, M., Ehtesham, M., and Catley, D. (2013).  A qualitative assessment of provider perspectives on smoking cessation counseling. To be presented at the 34thAnnual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA. 2013

Champassak, S. L., Catley, D., Finocchario-Kessler, S., Farris, M., Ehtesham, M, and Goggin, K. (2013). Smoking cessation counseling: Physician's use of the "5R's" in usual practice. To be presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 19th Annual International Meeting, Boston, MA, March,  2013

Finocchario-Kessler, S., Mabachi, N., Hester, C., Nazir, N., Young, K., Dietz, C., Kimminau, K. Acceptability and Outcomes of Rapid HIV Screening in a Free Dental Clinic. Presented at the North America Primary Care Research Group Conference, December 1, 2012. New Orleans, LA.

Finocchario-Kessler S., Mabachi N., Dariotis J.., Anderson J., Goggin K., Greiner A, Sweat M. We weren't using condoms because we were trying to conceive": The need for reproductive counseling for HIV+ women in clinical care. Presented at the 140th APHA Annual Meeting October 27 - October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

Finocchario Kessler, S., Bastos, F., Mata, M., Goggin, K., Bertoni, N., Kerrigan, D., Rio Collaborative Group. HIV+ men need reproductive counseling too; assessing childbearing goals and provider communication among HIV+ male patients in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference, July 25, 2012. Washington DC.

Steiner, R., Dariotis, J., Finocchario-Kessler, S. The time has come to engage HIV providers in conversations with their reproductive age clients about fertility desires and intentions: A historical review of the HIV epidemic in the United States. Presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference, July 23, 2012. Washington DC.

Finocchario-Kessler S., Mabachi N., Dariotis J., Goggin K., Greiner A., Anderson J.  I'm just like everyone else, I just happen to be HIV positive: The factors that contribute to medication adherence and risk behaviors among young HIV positive African American Women. Presented (oral) at the 140th APHA Annual Meeting October 27 - October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.

Finocchario Kessler, S. Safer Childbearing for People Living with HIV. 20th Annual Research Symposium, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, April 20, 2012.

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