Research, Academic Articles and Presentations

Alwyn T. Cohall    Natalie Neu   John A. Nelson

Alwyn T. Cohall, MD, Project STAY Founder and Director

Armstrong B, Cohall A, McCarthey J, Scott M, Vaughan R, Tiezzi L. Involving men in reproductive health: The Young Men's Clinic. American Journal of Public Health. 1999; 89: 902-905.

Van Devanter, N., Henessy, M., Moon-Howard, J., Bleakley, A., Peake, M., Millet, S., Cohall , A., Levine, D., Weisfusel, I. & Fullilove, R. (2002). Developing a collaborative community: Academic, health department partnership for STD prevention: The Gonorrhea Action Project in Harlem. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 8(6), 62 - 68.

Cohall, A., Cohall, R.M., Ellis, J.A., Vaughan, R., Northridge, M.E., Watkins-Bryant, G. & Butcher, J. (2004). More than heights and weights: What parents of Harlem adolescents want from health care providers. Journal of Adolescence Health, 34(3), 258 - 261.

Cohall, A., Cohall, R., Dye, B., Dini, S. & Vaughan, R (2004). Parents of urban adolescents in Harlem, New York and the internet: A cross-sectional survey on preferred resources for health information. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(4), 1 - 8.

Senathirajah, Y., Kukafka, R., Guptarak, M. & Cohall, A. (2006). Health information seeking and technology use in Harlem 每 A pilot study using community-based participatory research. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium Prospectus, 704 - 708

Khan, S.A., McFarlane, D.J., Li, J., Ancker, J.S., Hutchinson, C., Cohall, A. & Kukafka, R. (2007) Healthy Harlem: Empowering health consumers through social networking, tailoring and web 2.0 technologies. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium Prospectus, 1007.

Cohall, A., Dini, S., Senathirajah, Y., Nye, A., Neu, N., Powell, D., Powell, B. & Hyden, C. (2008) Feasibility of using computer-assisted interviewing to enhance HIV test counseling in community settings. Public Health Reports, 123 (6), 70 每 706.

Cohall, A., Kukafka, R., Nye, A., Moon-Howard, J. & Northridge M. Computer use, internet access, and online searching for health information among Harlem adults. American Journal of Health Promotion. In Press

Johnson, R., Nshom, M., Nye, A. & Cohall A. (2010). There's always Plan B: Adolescent knowledge, attitudes and intention to use emergency contraception. Contraception, 81, 128每132.

Cohall A, Dini S, Nye A et al. Preferences for HIV Testing Methods among Young MSM of Color. American Journal of Public Health. In press. Published ahead of print on January 14, 2010

Cohall, A., Nshom, M. & Nye, A. (2007). One chip at a time: Youth development and technology. Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, "E-Health", 18 (2), 415 每 424.

Cohall, A., Hutchinson, C. & Nye A. (2007). Secure e-mail messaging 每 strengthening connections between adolescents, parents and providers. Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, "E-Health", 18 (2), 271 每 292.

Kukafka, R., Khan, S., Bell, D., Weisman, J. & Cohall, A. (2007). Extending electronic health records to improve adolescent health. Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, "E-Health", 18 (2), 246 每 255.

Cohall, A. & Hyden, C. (2008). Get the Message? Text messaging in primary care settings. Contemporary Pediatrics, 25 (11), 57-61.

Ongoing Research Support

U48 DP001916-01 Cohall (PI) 10/1/09-09/29/14
Center for Disease Control

Harlem Health Promotion Center/Technology and community-based approaches to improve health in Harlem.

The major goal of this project is to design, test, and disseminate effective prevention research strategies within the Central Harlem community to identify adults with hypertension, link them to care and reduce cardiovascular outcomes.

C0022361 Cohall (PI)7/01/01-7/30/10
AIDS Institute (NYSDOH)

Project STAY (Services to Assist Youth)

The major goal of this project is to form linkages with Community Based Organizations serving high-risk youth and to provide medical and psychosocial services to high-risk and HIV+ infected youth.

RHF CU09-3351 Cohall (PI)04/22/09-04/21/10
Robin Hood Foundation

Project STAY Mobile Health Education

The major goal of this project is to form linkages with CBO's and alternative high schools serving high risk youth in an effort to link high-risk and HIV+ infected youth to medical and psychosocial services.

Joining Forces Initiative (CHAT) Cohall (PI)08/01/09-07/31/12
Hetrick-Martin, Inc (Dept. of Health and Human Services)

The major goal of this project is to assist in the development of innovative and interactive educational workshops that will be conducted with youth groups throughout New York City who are at high-risk for HIV/AIDS transmission.

Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (IMRI) Cohall (PI)07/01/09-06/30/10
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

The major goal of this project is to educate high-risk, underserved women of childbearing age about the importance of teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS, and other reproductive health issues.

Healthy Monday Campaign Cohall (PI)07/01/09-06/30/11

The major goal of this project is to raise community awareness about and enhance engagement in health promotion activities.


Natalie Neu, MD, MPH, Project STAY Medical Director

Neu HC, Neu NM: In vitro activity of A-16686, a new glycopeptide. Chemotherapy. 1986; 32:453-547.

Chin NX, Neu NM, Labthavikul P, Saha G, and Neu HC. Activity of A-56268 compared with that of erythromycin and other oral agents against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.1987; 31:463-466.

Neu HC, Chin NX and Neu NM. In vitro activity and beta-lactamase stability a new penem CGP 31608. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.1987; 31:558-569.

Chin NX , Neu NM, and Neu HC. Activity of cephalosporins against coagulase-negative staphylococci. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 1990; 13:67-69.

*Neu N and Saiman L. Chlamydia trachomatis: Genital infections in adolescents. Emergency and Office Pediatrics. 1997; 10: 49-52.

Shears B, Prince A, Quittell L, Neu N, and Bye M. Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis after lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.1997; 16:820-821.

*Neu N, Grumet S, Saiman L, McMahon D, and Westhoff C. Genital Chlamydia disease in an urban, primarily Hispanic, family planning clinic. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.1998; 25: 317-321.

Noble C, Klein L, Staiman V, Neu N, Hensle T, Berdon W. Ureteral obstruction secondary to indinavir in the pediatric HIV population. Pediatric Radiology. 1998; 28: 627-629.

*Neu N, Saiman L, San Gabriel P, Whittier S, Knirsch C, Ruzal-Shapiro C, and Della-Latta P. Diagnosis of pediatric tuberculosis in the modern era. Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1999; 18:122-126.

*Neu N, Grumet S, McNees A, Lai L, Della-Latta P, Whittier S, and Saiman L. Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in men using Ligase Chain Reaction. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1999; 18: 649-650.

Ratner A, Neu N, Jacob K, Grumet S, Adachi N, Della-Latta P, Marvel E, and Saiman L. Nosocomial Rotavirus in a pediatric hospital. Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology. 2001; 22:299-301.

*Neu N, Leighty R, Adeniyi-Jones S, Diaz C, Handelsman E, Kaufman G, Paul ME, Rich K, Mofenson M, and Pitt J. Immune parameters and morbidity in hard drug and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) exposed but uninfected infants. Pediatrics. 2004; 113: 1260-1266.

Minkoff H, Xian LS, Watts DH, Leighty R, Hershow R, Palefsky J, Tuomala, Neu N, Zorrilla CD, Paul M, Strickler H. Relationship of pregnancy to Human Papillomavirus among Human Immunodeficiency Viurs-infected women. 2006. Obstetrics and Gyn. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Oct;108(4):953-60.

*Neu N, Heffernan-Vacca S, Millery M, PhD, Stimel M, and Brown J. Challenges in the management of post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV in adolescents after sexual assault. Pediatrics. Sex Trans Dis. Sex Transm Dis. 2007 Feb; 34(2):65-8

Kim C, Roberts A, and *Neu N. Keeping HIV in the index of suspicion: Diagnosis of HIV in seven pediatric patients in an urban pediatric hospital. Contemporary Pediatrics. March 2007.

Nicholson O, Patel S MD, LaRussa P, Michalik D,and Neu N. Acute human immunodeficiency virus infection in a breastfed infant in New York. Accepted PIDJ March 2007.

CHAPTERS

*Neu N. Chlamydial Diseases. Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Polin R and Gershon A, eds Gillis and Kagan*s Current Pediatric Therapy. Saunders Co., N.Y., N.Y. 2002; pp. 163-66.

*Neu N. Candidal Diseases. Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Polin R and Gershon A, eds Gillis and Kagan*s Current Pediatric Therapy. Saunders Co., N.Y., N.Y. 2005.

Rajan S and Neu N.Passive and Active Immunization. Burg F, Ingelfinger J, Polin R and Gershon A, eds Gillis and Kagan*s Current Pediatric Therapy. Saunders Co., N.Y., N.Y. 2005.

ABSTRACTS AND ORAL PRESENTATIONS

*Neu N. Pseudomonas aeruginosa endophthalmitis post lung transplant. North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. Orlando, Fla., October 1994.

*Neu N, Grumet S, Saiman L, Westhoff C, McMahon D. Chlamydia genital disease: novel risk factors in a low prevalence population. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Conference, Atlantic City, N.J., March 1997.

*Neu N, San Gabriel P, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, and Saiman L. Diagnostic utility of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for pediatric tuberculosis (TB).Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Conference. Atlantic City, N.J., March 1997.

*Neu N, Grumet S, McNees A, Lai L, Della-Latta P, Whittier S, and Saiman L. Detecting Chlamydia Trachomatis in young men using ligase chain reaction: is this a good screening tool? 8th International Congress on Infectious Diseases. Boston, Mass., May 1998.

*Neu N, Grumet S, de Nonno L, Absalon J, McMahon, and Knirsch C. Assessing residency training programs: a knowledge and practice questionnaire of STDs. 13th International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research. Denver, Co., July 1999.

*Neu N, Heffernan S, Brown J, and Stimell M. Pediatric and adolescent HIV prophylaxis after sexual assault. 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunisitic Infections. San Francisco, CA., January 2000.

*Neu N. Invited expert editorial response for clinical case presentation. AIDS Clinical Care. May 2000.

Heffernan S, Neu N, Pitt J. CD4 lymphocyte change and its effects on antibody response to Hepatitis B vaccination. 8th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Chicago, Ill., February 2001

*Neu N, Pitt J, Forman S, Leighty R, Adeniyi-Jones S, Davenny K, Diaz C, Handelsman E, Kaufman G, Mofenson L, Paul M, Rich K, Smeriglio V for the Women and Infants Transmission Study (WITS). Immune parameters and morbidity in hard drug and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) exposed but uninfected infants. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. Baltimore, Md., April 2001.

*Neu N,Cohall A, Nelson J, Gagliardo C, and Nye A. Incidence and risk factors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in an urban adolescent HIV positive population. ESPR Philadelphia, PA. March 2007.

Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association annual conference: Sexual Risk Taking Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among HIV Positive Adolescents (Nelson, Hyden, Cohall, & Neu, 2009) in 11/2009.

Poster presentation at the CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference March 8-11, 2010: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in a High-Risk Urban Adolescent HIV Infected Cohort: The Evaluation of Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing to Detect STIs at Non-Genital Body Sites (Neu, Ranson, Nelson,Whittier, Shaw, Smith, & Cohall , 2009).


John A. Nelson, PhD, CPNP, Project STAY Nurse Practitioner

Nelson, John A.; "Comment on Special Issue on Adolescence," American Psychologist, Vol. 49, No. 6, June 1994, pp. 523-524.

Nelson, John A., and Wright, John; "Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Street Youth: Rates and Interventions at a Clinic in New York City," SEICUS Report, Vol. 22, No. 6, August/September 1994, pp. 8-10.

Nelson, John A.; "HIV in Adolescents," The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, Vol. 20, No. 1, January/February 1995, pp. 34-37.

Nelson, John A.; "Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Adolescents: Providing Esteem Enhancing Care to a Battered Population," Nurse Practitioner, Vol. 22, No. 2, February 1997, pp. 94 - 109.

Roye, Carol; Nelson, John, and Stanis, Pamela; "Evidence of the Need for Cervical Cancer Screening in Adolescents," Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 29, No. 3, May/June 2003, pp. 224-225.

Nelson, John A. "Disclosure of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity by Adolescents and Young Adults to Health Care Providers and Its Relationship to Sexual Orientation Victimization," Doctoral Dissertation, Division of Nursing, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, May 2006.

PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association annual conference: Sexual Risk Taking Behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among HIV Positive Adolescents (Nelson, Hyden, Cohall, & Neu, 2009) in 11/2009.

Poster presentation at the CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference March 8-11, 2010: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in a High-Risk Urban Adolescent HIV Infected Cohort: The Evaluation of Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing to Detect STIs at Non-Genital Body Sites (Neu, Ranson, Nelson,Whittier, Shaw, Smith, & Cohall , 2009).

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