Kathleen J. Sikkema, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Research Professor of Global Health and Director of Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Psychology and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Ce
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Research Professor of Global Health and Director of Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Psychology and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Ce mailing address: Box 90086, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0086 office: 417 Chapel Drive Box 90086, 238 Soc/psych Bldg Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 lab: Lab Websiteemail:
Dr. Sikkema, an expert in randomized, controlled HIV prevention and mental health intervention trials, has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for nearly 25 years. She conducts research on the development of HIV-related mental health interventions focused on traumatic stress and coping. Sikkema's intervention programs have been recognized by the CDC as "best evidence interventions" as well as the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Dr. Sikkema's research is also focused on the development and evaluation of HIV risk behavior change interventions, with expertise in community-level intervention trials and university-community collaboration. She recently developed and evaluated a brief risk reduction intervention (PC: Positive Choices), in collaboration with the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, for those newly diagnosed with HIV, with implications for engagement in care and HIV prevention.
Dr. Sikkema's current research is focused in South Africa, collaborating with various South African universities since 2001. Building on prior work with abused women, she recently completed a multi-method longitudinal study to inform development of innovative intervention approaches related to gender, HIV risk and alcohol use in South Africa. Dr. Sikkema's current efforts are focused on the development of mental health interventions that address the intersection of HIV care engagement and HIV prevention.
KJ Sikkema, KW Ranby, CS Meade, NB Hansen, PA Wilson, A Kochman (2013). Reductions in traumatic stress following a coping intervention were mediated by decreases in avoidant coping for people living with HIV/AIDS and childhood sexual abuse. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 81(2), 274-283. [abs]
Courses (Fall 2015):
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