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Publication Title: 
The Journal of Psychology

Position in the social hierarchy is a major determinant of health outcomes. We examined the associations between aspects of social hierarchy and depressive symptoms with a specific focus on one potential psychological mechanism: emotion suppression. Suppressing negative emotion has mental health costs, but individuals with low social power and low social status may use these strategies to avoid conflict. Study 1 assessed perceived social power, tendency to suppress negative emotion, and depressive symptoms in a community sample of women.

Author(s): 
Langner, Carrie A.
Epel, Elissa S.
Matthews, Karen A.
Moskowitz, Judith T.
Adler, Nancy E.
Publication Title: 
Preventing Chronic Disease

INTRODUCTION: Recruiting participants for research studies can be challenging. Many studies fall short of their target or must prolong recruitment to reach it. We examined recruitment and retention strategies and report lessons learned in a behavioral intervention developmental trial to encourage healthy pregnancy weight gain and stress reduction in low-income overweight pregnant women.

Author(s): 
Coleman-Phox, Kimberly
Laraia, Barbara A.
Adler, Nancy
Vieten, Cassandra
Thomas, Melanie
Epel, Elissa
Publication Title: 
Journal of Homosexuality

This article examines the culture of romantic relationships among gay/bisexual male youth in the Castro District of San Francisco. The article seeks to specify the cultural ideology that informs these relationships, drawing upon ethnographic observation, autobiographical accounts, and informant cultural exegesis.

Author(s): 
Eyre, Stephen L.
Arnold, Emily
Peterson, Eric
Strong, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Health Care Strategic Management

Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, a 290-bed institution in San Francisco, Calif., displayed a commitment to a mission of "caring, grounded in learning, supported by acts of personal kindness" to win the 1990 American Hospital Association's Foster G. McGaw Prize for community service. In the following interview with Health Care Strategic Management's editor and publisher Donald E.L. Johnson, Martin H. Diamond, the hospital's CEO, explains how the institution earned recognition for its community-based programs to aid disenfranchised groups.

Author(s): 
Diamond, M. H.
Publication Title: 
Health Care Strategic Management

Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, a 290-bed institution in San Francisco, Calif., displayed a commitment to a mission of "caring, grounded in learning, supported by acts of personal kindness" to win the 1990 American Hospital Association's Foster G. McGaw Prize for community service. In the following interview with Health Care Strategic Management's editor and publisher Donald E.L. Johnson, Martin H. Diamond, the hospital's CEO, explains how the institution earned recognition for its community-based programs to aid disenfranchised groups.

Author(s): 
Diamond, M. H.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999)

This study examined perceived risks, benefits, and desired information related to willingness to volunteer in preventive HIV vaccine trials. SAMPLE: Purposive sampling was used to select 90 participants among injecting drug users (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.); gay men (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.); and black Americans (Durham, NC, U.S.A.). METHODS: A qualitative interview guide elicited perceived benefits, risks, and desired information relating to trial participation. Themes were developed from the transcribed texts and from freelists.

Author(s): 
Strauss, R. P.
Sengupta, S.
Kegeles, S.
McLellan, E.
Metzger, D.
Eyre, S.
Khanani, F.
Emrick, C. B.
MacQueen, K. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Palliative Medicine

INTRODUCTION: The concept of hope in palliative care is an important and neglected area of research. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive degenerative motor neuron disease, offers an excellent opportunity to study this construct as the illness is virtually always fatal. Our research explored the meaning of hope in individuals with ALS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients (13 males and 3 females; mean age, 54) were interviewed during routine clinic visits to the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Research Center at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.

Author(s): 
Fanos, Joanna H.
Gelinas, Deborah F.
Foster, Reed S.
Postone, Norman
Miller, Robert G.
Publication Title: 
AIDS patient care and STDs

In 2010, the iPrEx study demonstrated efficacy of daily emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (FTC/TDF) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in reducing HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men. Adherence to study product was critical for PrEP efficacy, and varied considerably, with FTC/TDF detection rates highest in the United States.

Author(s): 
Gilmore, Hailey J.
Liu, Albert
Koester, Kimberly Ann
Amico, K. Rivet
McMahan, Vanessa
Goicochea, Pedro
Vargas, Lorena
Lubensky, David
Buchbinder, Susan
Grant, Robert
Publication Title: 
American journal of health promotion: AJHP

PURPOSE: To examine perceptions of phase-I human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine trial participation among African-Americans and Hispanics in San Francisco, California. DESIGN: Qualitative, semistructured interviews. SETTING: San Francisco Department of Health. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six African-American and Hispanic men and women, 18 to 50 years of age, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. METHOD: Purposive sampling using advertisements, community-based organization rosters, and snowball referrals. Thematic analysis of transcripts identified salient themes and patterns.

Author(s): 
Toledo, Lauren
McLellan-Lemal, Eleanor
Arreola, Sonya
Campbell, Chadwick
Sutton, Madeline
Publication Title: 
Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypnosis would be more effective in helping smokers quit than standard behavioral counseling when both interventions are combined with nicotine patches (NP). A total of 286 current smokers were enrolled in a randomized controlled smoking cessation trial at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Participants in both treatment conditions were seen for two 60-min sessions, and received three follow-up phone calls and 2 months of NP.

Author(s): 
Carmody, Timothy P.
Duncan, Carol
Simon, Joel A.
Solkowitz, Sharon
Huggins, Joy
Lee, Sharon
Delucchi, Kevin

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