As an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist with a focus on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, Dr. Patricia Kissinger has researched the syndemic of HIV, substance use and intimate partner violence among women and men, adolescents, migrant Latinos, and African Americans. She has researched sexual networks and social support as potential inhibitors and facilitators of relationship quality and STD transmission. The ultimate goal of her research is to reduce STD related health disparities.
Publications: Google Scholar or NCBI
- Kissinger, P., Schmidt, N., Gomes, G., Craig-Kuhn, M. C., Scott, G., Watson, S., & Lederer, A. (2019). O14. 2 Can community chlamydia trachomatis screening of young heterosexual men help identify infected networks?.
- Theall, K. P., Wallace, M., Kissinger, P., Welsh, D., & Molina, P. (2017). The Syndemic of Alcohol Use, Violence and HIV Among Women. In Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research (Vol. 41, pp. 171A-171A). 111 River St., Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY.
- Reilly, K. H., Wang, J., Zhu, Z., Li, S., Yang, T., Ding, G., Qian H., Kissinger, P. & Wang, N. (2014). Inconsistent Condom Use and History of Trauma Among Vietnamese Female Sex Workers in a Chinese Border Region. Sexuality & Culture, 18(1), 119-131.
Selected Research Grants
R01HD086794 Kissinger (PI) 8/15/16 – 4/30/21
NCHID / NIAID
A new approach to controlling chlamydia transmission in young people
Grant Amount: $587,024
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of screening men for Chlamydia trachomatis on the
rates among women.