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    Alicia Vera

    TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0507
    CA La Jolla 92093
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      1. Mehta SR, Chaillon A, Gaines TL, Gonzalez-Zuniga PE, Stockman JK, Almanza-Reyes H, Chavez JR, Vera A, Wagner KD, Patterson TL, Scott B, Smith DM, Strathdee SA. Impact of Public Safety Policies on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Dynamics in Tijuana, Mexico. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 10; 66(5):758-764. PMID: 29045592.
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      2. Beletsky L, Arredondo J, Werb D, Vera A, Abramovitz D, Amon JJ, Brouwer KC, Strathdee SA, Gaines TL. Utilization of Google enterprise tools to georeference survey data among hard-to-reach groups: strategic application in international settings. Int J Health Geogr. 2016 Jul 28; 15(1):24. PMID: 27468764; PMCID: PMC4964042.
      3. Werb D, Strathdee SA, Vera A, Arredondo J, Beletsky L, Gonzalez-Zuniga P, Gaines T. Spatial patterns of arrests, police assault and addiction treatment center locations in Tijuana, Mexico. Addiction. 2016 Jul; 111(7):1246-56. PMID: 26879179; PMCID: PMC4899159 [Available on 07/01/17].
      4. West BS, Abramovitz D, Staines H, Vera A, Patterson TL, Strathdee SA. Predictors of Injection Cessation and Relapse among Female Sex Workers who Inject Drugs in Two Mexican-US Border Cities. J Urban Health. 2016 Feb; 93(1):141-54. PMID: 26696001; PMCID: PMC4794460 [Available on 02/01/17].
      5. Seidman D, Rusch M, Abramovitz D, Stockman JK, Martinez G, Rangel G, Vera A, Ulibarri MD, Strathdee SA. Intravaginal practices among HIV-negative female sex workers along the US-Mexico border and their implications for emerging HIV prevention interventions. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 May; 133(2):212-6. PMID: 26874868; PMCID: PMC4842145 [Available on 05/01/17].
      6. Harvey-Vera AY, González-Zúñiga P, Vargas-Ojeda AC, Medina-Mora ME, Magis-Rodríguez CL, Wagner K, Strathdee SA, Werb D. Risk of violence in drug rehabilitation centers: perceptions of people who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2016 Jan 26; 11:5. PMID: 26812913; PMCID: PMC4728769.
      7. Smith DM, Werb D, Abramovitz D, Magis-Rodriguez C, Vera A, Patterson TL, Strathdee SA. Predictors of needle exchange program utilization during its implementation and expansion in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Addict. 2016 Mar; 25(2):118-24. PMID: 26765073.
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      8. Meacham MC, Rudolph AE, Strathdee SA, Rusch ML, Brouwer KC, Patterson TL, Vera A, Rangel G, Roesch SC. Polydrug Use and HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Heroin in Tijuana, Mexico: A Latent Class Analysis. Subst Use Misuse. 2015; 50(10):1351-9. PMID: 26444185; PMCID: PMC4786000 [Available on 10/07/16].
      9. Bazzi AR, Syvertsen JL, Rolón ML, Martinez G, Rangel G, Vera A, Amaro H, Ulibarri MD, Hernandez DO, Strathdee SA. Social and Structural Challenges to Drug Cessation Among Couples in Northern Mexico: Implications for Drug Treatment in Underserved Communities. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Feb; 61:26-33. PMID: 26470596; PMCID: PMC4695257 [Available on 02/01/17].
      10. Pitpitan EV, Patterson TL, Abramovitz D, Vera A, Martinez G, Staines H, Strathdee SA. Policing behaviors, safe injection self-efficacy, and intervening on injection risks: Moderated mediation results from a randomized trial. Health Psychol. 2016 Jan; 35(1):87-91. PMID: 26120851; PMCID: PMC4695282 [Available on 01/01/17].
      11. Gaines TL, Beletsky L, Arredondo J, Werb D, Rangel G, Vera A, Brouwer K. Examining the spatial distribution of law enforcement encounters among people who inject drugs after implementation of Mexico's drug policy reform. J Urban Health. 2015 Apr; 92(2):338-51. PMID: 25300503; PMCID: PMC4411320.
      12. Pines HA, Rusch ML, Vera A, Rangel G, Magis-Rodriguez C, Strathdee SA. Incident syphilis infection among people who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. Int J STD AIDS. 2015 Dec; 26(14):1022-7. PMID: 25614523.
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      13. Armenta RF, Abramovitz D, Lozada R, Vera A, Garfein RS, Magis-Rodríguez C, Strathdee SA. Correlates of perceived risk of HIV infection among persons who inject drugs in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Salud Publica Mex. 2015; 57 Suppl 2:s107-12. PMID: 26545125.
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      14. Rudolph AE, Gaines TL, Lozada R, Vera A, Brouwer KC. Evaluating outcome-correlated recruitment and geographic recruitment bias in a respondent-driven sample of people who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. AIDS Behav. 2014 Dec; 18(12):2325-37. PMID: 24969586; PMCID: PMC4401495.
      15. Servin AE, Strathdee S, Muñoz FA, Vera A, Rangel G, Silverman JG. Vulnerabilities faced by the children of sex workers in two Mexico-US border cities: a retrospective study on sexual violence, substance use and HIV risk. AIDS Care. 2015; 27(1):1-5. PMID: 25117749; PMCID: PMC4221409.
      16. Pinedo M, Burgos JL, Robertson AM, Vera A, Lozada R, Ojeda VD. Perceived risk of HIV infection among deported male injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Glob Public Health. 2014; 9(4):436-54. PMID: 24650124; PMCID: PMC4233124.
      17. Kori N, Roth AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Brouwer KC. Correlates of injecting in an HIV incidence hotspot among substance users in Tijuana, Mexico. Int J Drug Policy. 2014 May; 25(3):525-32. PMID: 24418632; PMCID: PMC4360998.
      18. Robertson AM, Syvertsen JL, Palinkas LA, Vera A, Rangel G, Martinez G, Strathdee SA. Sex workers' noncommercial male partners who inject drugs report higher-risk sexual behaviors. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Oct; 40(10):801-3. PMID: 24275732; PMCID: PMC3890981.
      19. Goldenberg SM, Rangel G, Staines H, Vera A, Lozada R, Nguyen L, Silverman JG, Strathdee SA. Individual, interpersonal, and social-structural correlates of involuntary sex exchange among female sex workers in two Mexico-U.S. border cities. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Aug 15; 63(5):639-46. PMID: 23614997; PMCID: PMC3805673.
      20. Strathdee SA, Abramovitz D, Lozada R, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Vera A, Staines H, Magis-Rodriguez C, Patterson TL. Reductions in HIV/STI incidence and sharing of injection equipment among female sex workers who inject drugs: results from a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e65812. PMID: 23785451; PMCID: PMC3681783.
      21. Beletsky L, Lozada R, Gaines T, Abramovitz D, Staines H, Vera A, Rangel G, Arredondo J, Strathdee SA. Syringe confiscation as an HIV risk factor: the public health implications of arbitrary policing in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. J Urban Health. 2013 Apr; 90(2):284-98. PMID: 22806453; PMCID: PMC3675719.
      22. McDougal L, Strathdee SA, Rangel G, Martinez G, Vera A, Sirotin N, Stockman JK, Ulibarri MD, Raj A. Adverse pregnancy outcomes and sexual violence among female sex workers who inject drugs on the United States-Mexico border. Violence Vict. 2013; 28(3):496-512. PMID: 23862312; PMCID: PMC3963834.
      23. Sanchez MA, Hernández MT, Hanson JE, Vera A, Magis-Rodríguez C, Ruiz JD, Garza AH, Castañeda X, Aoki BK, Lemp GF. The effect of migration on HIV high-risk behaviors among Mexican migrants. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Dec 15; 61(5):610-7. PMID: 23018375.
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      24. Ojeda VD, Burgos JL, Rangel AG, Lozada R, Vera A. U.S. drug use and migration experiences of Mexican female sex workers who are injection drug users. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4):1733-49. PMID: 23698687; PMCID: PMC4232365.
      25. Stockman JK, Morris MD, Martinez G, Lozada R, Patterson TL, Ulibarri MD, Vera A, Strathdee SA. Prevalence and correlates of female condom use and interest among injection drug-using female sex workers in two Mexico-US border cities. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):1877-86. PMID: 22711225; PMCID: PMC3461315.
      26. Vera A, Abramovitz D, Lozada R, Martinez G, Rangel MG, Staines H, Patterson TL, Strathdee SA. Mujer Mas Segura (Safer Women): a combination prevention intervention to reduce sexual and injection risks among female sex workers who inject drugs. BMC Public Health. 2012 Aug 14; 12:653. PMID: 22891807; PMCID: PMC3490986.
      27. Goldenberg SM, Rangel G, Vera A, Patterson TL, Abramovitz D, Silverman JG, Raj A, Strathdee SA. Exploring the impact of underage sex work among female sex workers in two Mexico-US border cities. AIDS Behav. 2012 May; 16(4):969-81. PMID: 22012147; PMCID: PMC3319836.
      28. Beletsky L, Martinez G, Gaines T, Nguyen L, Lozada R, Rangel G, Vera A, McCauley HL, Sorensen A, Strathdee SA. Mexico's northern border conflict: collateral damage to health and human rights of vulnerable groups. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012 May; 31(5):403-10. PMID: 22767041; PMCID: PMC3660986.
      29. Syvertsen JL, Robertson AM, Abramovitz D, Rangel MG, Martinez G, Patterson TL, Ulibarri MD, Vera A, El-Bassel N, Strathdee SA. Study protocol for the recruitment of female sex workers and their non-commercial partners into couple-based HIV research. BMC Public Health. 2012 Feb 20; 12:136. PMID: 22348625; PMCID: PMC3359230.
      30. Ojeda VD, Burgos JL, Hiller SP, Lozada R, Rangel G, Vera A, Artamonova I, Magis-Rodriguez C. Circular migration by Mexican female sex workers who are injection drug users: implications for HIV in Mexican sending communities. J Immigr Minor Health. 2012 Feb; 14(1):107-15. PMID: 21833727; PMCID: PMC3624895.
      31. Brouwer KC, Rusch ML, Weeks JR, Lozada R, Vera A, Magis-Rodríguez C, Strathdee SA. Spatial Epidemiology of HIV among Injection Drug Users in Tijuana, Mexico. Ann Assoc Am Geogr. 2012; 102(5):1190-1199. PMID: 23606753.
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      32. Morris MD, Brouwer KC, Lozada RM, Gallardo M, Vera A, Strathdee SA. "Injection first": a unique group of injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Addict. 2012 Jan-Feb; 21(1):23-30. PMID: 22211343.
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      33. Robertson AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Palinkas LA, Burgos JL, Magis-Rodriguez C, Rangel G, Ojeda VD. Deportation experiences of women who inject drugs in Tijuana, Mexico. Qual Health Res. 2012 Apr; 22(4):499-510. PMID: 21917563; PMCID: PMC3556510.
      34. Robertson AM, Rangel MG, Lozada R, Vera A, Ojeda VD. Male injection drug users try new drugs following U.S. deportation to Tijuana, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2012 Jan 01; 120(1-3):142-8. PMID: 21835559; PMCID: PMC3245754.
      35. Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Martinez G, Vera A, Rusch M, Nguyen L, Pollini RA, Uribe-Salas F, Beletsky L, Patterson TL. Social and structural factors associated with HIV infection among female sex workers who inject drugs in the Mexico-US border region. PLoS One. 2011 Apr 25; 6(4):e19048. PMID: 21541349; PMCID: PMC3081836.
      36. Volkmann T, Lozada R, Anderson CM, Patterson TL, Vera A, Strathdee SA. Factors associated with drug-related harms related to policing in Tijuana, Mexico. Harm Reduct J. 2011 Apr 08; 8:7. PMID: 21477299; PMCID: PMC3080292.
      37. Morris MD, Case P, Robertson AM, Lozada R, Vera A, Clapp JD, Medina-Mora ME, Strathdee SA. Prevalence and correlates of 'agua celeste' use among female sex workers who inject drugs in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Sep 01; 117(2-3):219-25. PMID: 21441001; PMCID: PMC3148352.
      38. Wagner KD, Pollini RA, Patterson TL, Lozada R, Ojeda VD, Brouwer KC, Vera A, Volkmann TA, Strathdee SA. Cross-border drug injection relationships among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Jan 15; 113(2-3):236-41. PMID: 20889270; PMCID: PMC3025041.
      39. Syvertsen J, Pollini RA, Lozada R, Vera A, Rangel G, Strathdee SA. Managing la malilla: Exploring drug treatment experiences among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico, and their implications for drug law reform. Int J Drug Policy. 2010 Nov; 21(6):459-65. PMID: 20800464; PMCID: PMC3444157.
      40. Rodwell TC, Robertson AM, Aguirre N, Vera A, Anderson CM, Lozada R, Chait L, Schooley RT, Zhang XQ, Strathdee SA. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Surveillance in Marginalized Populations, Tijuana, Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Aug; 16(8):1292-5. PMID: 20678328; PMCID: PMC3298300.
      41. Sirotin N, Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Nguyen L, Gallardo M, Vera A, Patterson TL. A comparison of registered and unregistered female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico. Public Health Rep. 2010 Jul-Aug; 125 Suppl 4:101-9. PMID: 20626197; PMCID: PMC2882980.
      42. Robertson AM, Vera A, Gallardo M, Pollini RA, Patterson TL, Case P, Nguyen L, Strathdee SA. Correlates of seeking injection assistance among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Am J Addict. 2010 Jul-Aug; 19(4):357-63. PMID: 20653644; PMCID: PMC2911636.
      43. Pollini RA, Lozada R, Gallardo M, Rosen P, Vera A, Macias A, Palinkas LA, Strathdee SA. Barriers to pharmacy-based syringe purchase among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico: a mixed methods study. AIDS Behav. 2010 Jun; 14(3):679-87. PMID: 20300820; PMCID: PMC2865643.
      44. Pollini RA, Gallardo M, Hasan S, Minuto J, Lozada R, Vera A, Zúñiga ML, Strathdee SA. High prevalence of abscesses and self-treatment among injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Sep; 14 Suppl 3:e117-22. PMID: 20381396; PMCID: PMC2917477.
      45. Abramovitz D, Volz EM, Strathdee SA, Patterson TL, Vera A, Frost SD. Using respondent-driven sampling in a hidden population at risk of HIV infection: who do HIV-positive recruiters recruit? Sex Transm Dis. 2009 Dec; 36(12):750-6. PMID: 19704394; PMCID: PMC2788103.
      46. Rusch ML, Lozada R, Pollini RA, Vera A, Patterson TL, Case P, Strathdee SA. Polydrug use among IDUs in Tijuana, Mexico: correlates of methamphetamine use and route of administration by gender. J Urban Health. 2009 Sep; 86(5):760-75. PMID: 19521780; PMCID: PMC2729865.
      47. Pollini RA, Alvelais J, Gallardo M, Vera A, Lozada R, Magis-Rodriquez C, Strathdee SA. The harm inside: injection during incarceration among male injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Jul 01; 103(1-2):52-8. PMID: 19386448; PMCID: PMC2693031.
      48. Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Ojeda VD, Pollini RA, Brouwer KC, Vera A, Cornelius W, Nguyen L, Magis-Rodriguez C, Patterson TL. Differential effects of migration and deportation on HIV infection among male and female injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. PLoS One. 2008 Jul 30; 3(7):e2690. PMID: 18665250; PMCID: PMC2467493.
      49. Blumberg EJ, Hovell MF, Kelley NJ, Vera A, Sipan CL, Berg JP. Self-report INH adherence measures were reliable and valid in Latino adolescents with latent tuberculosis infection. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Jun; 58(6):645-8. PMID: 15878479.
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      50. Berg J, Blumberg EJ, Sipan CL, Friedman LS, Kelley NJ, Vera A, Hofstetter CR, Hovell MF. Somatic complaints and isoniazid (INH) side effects in Latino adolescents with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Patient Educ Couns. 2004 Jan; 52(1):31-9. PMID: 14729288.
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      51. Hovell MF, Sipan CL, Blumberg EJ, Hofstetter CR, Slymen D, Friedman L, Moser K, Kelley NJ, Vera A. Increasing Latino adolescents' adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection: a controlled trial. Am J Public Health. 2003 Nov; 93(11):1871-7. PMID: 14600055; PMCID: PMC1448065.
      52. Sipan C, Blumberg E, Hovell M, Kelley N, Moser K, Ocaña M, Friedman L, Acosta J, Vera A, Adams M. Screening Latino adolescents for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). Public Health Rep. 2003 Sep-Oct; 118(5):425-33. PMID: 12941855; PMCID: PMC1497584.
      53. Hovell M, Blumberg E, Gil-Trejo L, Vera A, Kelley N, Sipan C, Hofstetter CR, Marshall S, Berg J, Friedman L, Catanzaro A, Moser K. Predictors of adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection in high-risk Latino adolescents: a behavioral epidemiological analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Apr; 56(8):1789-96. PMID: 12639595.
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      54. Perry S, Hovell MF, Blumberg E, Berg J, Vera A, Sipan C, Kelley N, Moser K, Catanzaro A, Friedman L. Urine testing to monitor adherence to TB preventive therapy. J Clin Epidemiol. 2002 Mar; 55(3):235-8. PMID: 11864793.
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