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Wyatt Gail

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Phone(310) 825-0193
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    Title(s)Director, Sexual Health Programs


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    Enhancing patient and organizational readiness for cardiovascular risk reduction among ethnic minority patients living with HIV
    NIH/NHLBI U01HL142109Aug 15, 2018 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCLA-South Africa Center for Chronic Mental Disorders
    NIH/NIMH D43MH108170Mar 1, 2015 - Feb 29, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program
    NIH/NIDA R25DA035692Jun 1, 2013 - Jan 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Implementing Eban II: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Sero-Discordant Couples
    NIH/NIMH R01MH093230Jun 7, 2012 - Mar 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Health,Hope and Healing:A National conference on HIV among Black MSM and MSMW
    NIH/NIMH R13MH089835Mar 25, 2010 - Feb 28, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Aftermath of Rape on Mental Health
    NIH/FIC R03TW007964Sep 1, 2009 - Jun 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    HIV/AIDS: Translational Approaches and Health Disparities
    NIH/NIMH R25MH080664May 8, 2009 - Apr 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Biobehavioral Research Approaches to reduce Effects of Trauma on Mental and Physical Health and Cognitive Outcomes in South Africa
    NIH/FIC D43TW007278May 25, 2005 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The Collaborative Center for Trauma and Mental Health Disparities
    NIH/NIMH P50MH073453Apr 1, 2005 - Jul 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIMH Multisite HIV/STD Prevention Trial for African-American Couples
    NIH/NIMH U10MH064404Apr 1, 2002 - Sep 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    TESTING A MODEL OF RISK REDUCTION FOR HIV POSITIVE WOMEN
    NIH/NIMH R01MH059496Sep 20, 1999 - May 31, 2005
    Role: Principal Investigator
    RISK TAKING AND ADJUSTMENT IN WOMEN AFFECTED BY HIV
    NIH/NIMH R01MH054965Sep 1, 1995 - Apr 30, 2003
    Role: Principal Investigator
    AIDS RELATED SEXUAL DECISION MAKING AMONG WOMEN
    NIH/NIMH R01MH048629May 1, 1992 - Apr 30, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SEXUAL DECISION MAKING AMONG MEN AND WOMEN
    NIH/NIMH K05MH000269Jul 1, 1982 - Jun 30, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
    EFFECTS OF WOMEN'S SEXUALITY
    NIH/NIMH K02MH000269Jul 1, 1982 - Jun 30, 1992
    Role: Principal Investigator
    EARLY EXPERIENCE FACTORS IN EMOTIONAL STABILITY
    NIH/NIMH K01MH000269Jul 1, 1982 - Jun 30, 1987
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SEXUAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OUTCOMES OF SEXUAL ABUSE
    NIH/NIMH R01MH033603Jan 1, 1981 - Nov 30, 1989
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Smith AM, Hamilton AB, Loeb T, Pemberton J, Wyatt GE. Reactions of Novice Interviewers Conducting Trauma Research With Marginalized Communities: A Qualitative Analysis. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Dec 02; 886260519889925. PMID: 31789090.
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    2. Maulsby CH, Holtgrave DR, Hamilton AB, Campbell D, Liu H, Wyatt GE. A Cost and Cost-Threshold Analysis of Implementation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples. AIDS Behav. 2019 Sep; 23(9):2486-2489. PMID: 31254191.
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    3. Mashaphu S, Wyatt GE, Zhang M, Mthiyane T, Liu H, Gomo E. Effectiveness of an HIV-risk reduction intervention to reduce HIV transmission among serodiscordant couples in Durban, South Africa. A randomized controlled trial. AIDS Care. 2019 Jul 03; 1-9. PMID: 31269801.
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    4. Wyatt GE, Belcher HME. Establishing the foundation: Culturally congruent mentoring for research scholars and faculty from underrepresented populations. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2019; 89(3):313-316. PMID: 31070415.
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    5. Wyatt GE, Chin D, Milburn N, Hamilton A, Lopez S, Kim A, Stone JD, Belcher HME. Mentoring the mentors of students from diverse backgrounds for research. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2019; 89(3):321-328. PMID: 31070417.
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    6. Milburn NG, Hamilton AB, Lopez S, Wyatt GE. Mentoring the next generation of behavioral health scientists to promote health equity. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2019; 89(3):369-377. PMID: 31070422.
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    7. Mashaphu S, Burns JK, Wyatt GE, Vawda NB. Psychosocial and behavioural interventions towards HIV risk reduction for serodiscordant couples in Africa: A systematic review. S Afr J Psychiatr. 2018; 24:1136. PMID: 30263215.
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    8. Hamilton AB, Mittman BS, Campbell D, Hutchinson C, Liu H, Moss NJ, Wyatt GE. Understanding the impact of external context on community-based implementation of an evidence-based HIV risk reduction intervention. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 01 09; 18(1):11. PMID: 29316922.
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    9. Loeb TB, Joseph NT, Wyatt GE, Zhang M, Chin D, Thames A, Aswad Y. Predictors of somatic symptom severity: The role of cumulative history of trauma and adversity in a diverse community sample. Psychol Trauma. 2018 Sep; 10(5):491-498. PMID: 29154595.
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    10. Wyatt GE, Thames A, Simbayi L, Stein DJ, Burns J, Maselesele M. Trauma and mental health in South Africa: Overview. Psychol Trauma. 2017 05; 9(3):249-251. PMID: 28459266.
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    11. Wyatt GE, Davhana-Maselesele M, Zhang M, Wong LH, Nicholson F, Sarkissian A, Makhado L, Myers HF. A longitudinal study of the aftermath of rape among rural South African women. Psychol Trauma. 2017 05; 9(3):309-316. PMID: 28459272.
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    12. El-Bassel N, Jemmott JB, Bellamy SL, Pequegnat W, Wingood GM, Wyatt GE, Landis JR, Remien RH. Mediation Analysis of the Efficacy of the Eban HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples. AIDS Behav. 2016 06; 20(6):1197-207. PMID: 26577402.
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    13. van der Westhuizen C, Wyatt G, Williams JK, Stein DJ, Sorsdahl K. Validation of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test in a low- and middle-income country cross-sectional emergency centre study. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2016 11; 35(6):702-709. PMID: 27247085.
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    14. Gutzmer K, Ludwig-Barron NT, Wyatt GE, Hamilton AB, Stockman JK. "Come on Baby. You Know I Love You": African American Women's Experiences of Communication with Male Partners and Disclosure in the Context of Unwanted Sex. Arch Sex Behav. 2016 May; 45(4):807-19. PMID: 26892099.
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    15. Subramaney U, Wyatt GE, Williams JK, Zhang M, Liu HH, Chin D. Depressive and post-traumatic stress symptoms following termination of pregnancy in South African women: A longitudinal study measuring the effects of chronic burden, crisis support and resilience. S Afr Med J. 2015 Nov; 105(11):934-8. PMID: 26632322.
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    16. Collier KL, Colarossi LG, Hazel DS, Watson K, Wyatt GE. Healing Our Women for Transgender Women: Adaptation, Acceptability, and Pilot Testing. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015 Oct; 27(5):418-31. PMID: 26485232.
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    17. van der Westhuizen C, Wyatt G, Williams JK, Stein DJ, Sorsdahl K. Validation of the Self Reporting Questionnaire 20-Item (SRQ-20) for Use in a Low- and Middle-Income Country Emergency Centre Setting. Int J Ment Health Addict. 2016 Feb 01; 14(1):37-48. PMID: 26957953.
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    18. Gilbert L, Raj A, Hien D, Stockman J, Terlikbayeva A, Wyatt G. Targeting the SAVA (Substance Abuse, Violence, and AIDS) Syndemic Among Women and Girls: A Global Review of Epidemiology and Integrated Interventions. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jun 01; 69 Suppl 2:S118-27. PMID: 25978478.
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    19. Liu H, Prause N, Wyatt GE, Williams JK, Chin D, Davis T, Loeb T, Marchand E, Zhang M, Myers HF. Development of a composite trauma exposure risk index. Psychol Assess. 2015 Sep; 27(3):965-74. PMID: 25984638.
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    20. Myers HF, Wyatt GE, Ullman JB, Loeb TB, Chin D, Prause N, Zhang M, Williams JK, Slavich GM, Liu H. Cumulative burden of lifetime adversities: Trauma and mental health in low-SES African Americans and Latino/as. Psychol Trauma. 2015 May; 7(3):243-51. PMID: 25961869.
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    21. Subramaney U, Wyatt GE, Williams JK. Of ambivalence, shame and guilt: Perceptions regarding termination of pregnancy among South African women. S Afr Med J. 2015 Apr; 105(4):283-4. PMID: 26294870.
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    22. van der Westhuizen C, Wyatt G, Williams JK, Stein DJ, Sorsdahl K. Prevalence and predictors of mental disorders in intentionally and unintentionally injured emergency center patients. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2014 Sep; 202(9):638-46. PMID: 25126754.
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    23. Hamilton AB, Mittman BS, Williams JK, Liu HH, Eccles AM, Hutchinson CS, Wyatt GE. Community-based implementation and effectiveness in a randomized trial of a risk reduction intervention for HIV-serodiscordant couples: study protocol. Implement Sci. 2014 Jun 20; 9:79. PMID: 24950708.
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    24. Koen N, Wyatt GE, Williams JK, Zhang M, Myer L, Zar HJ, Stein DJ. Intimate partner violence: associations with low infant birthweight in a South African birth cohort. Metab Brain Dis. 2014 Jun; 29(2):281-99. PMID: 24729207.
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    25. Chin D, Myers HF, Zhang M, Loeb T, Ullman JB, Wyatt GE, Carmona J. Who Improved in a Trauma Intervention for HIV-Positive Women with Child Sexual Abuse Histories? Psychol Trauma. 2014 Mar 01; 6(2):152-158. PMID: 25202437.
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    26. Payne JS, Galvan FH, Williams JK, Prusinski M, Zhang M, Wyatt GE, Myers HF. Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the emotions and behaviours of adult men from three ethnic groups in the USA. Cult Health Sex. 2014 Jan 06. PMID: 24393013.
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    27. Loeb TB, Holloway IW, Galvan FH, Wyatt GE, Myers HF, Glover DA, Zhang M, Liu H. Associations between intimate partner violence and posttraumatic stress symptom severity in a multiethnic sample of men with histories of childhood sexual abuse. Violence Vict. 2014; 29(3):451-63. PMID: 25069149.
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    28. Idemudia ES, Williams JK, Madu SN, Wyatt GE. Trauma Exposures and Posttraumatic Stress among Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa. Life Sci J. 2013 Sep 25; 10(3). PMID: 25382966.
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    29. Idemudia ES, William JK, Boehnke K, Wyatt G. Gender Differences in Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Displaced Zimbabweans in South Africa. J Trauma Stress Disord Treat. 2013 Aug 27; 2(3):1340. PMID: 24738082.
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    30. Williams JK, Glover DA, Wyatt GE, Kisler K, Liu H, Zhang M. A sexual risk and stress reduction intervention designed for HIV-positive bisexual African American men with childhood sexual abuse histories. Am J Public Health. 2013 Aug; 103(8):1476-84. PMID: 23763412.
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    31. Wyatt GE, Gómez CA, Hamilton AB, Valencia-Garcia D, Gant LM, Graham CE. The intersection of gender and ethnicity in HIV risk, interventions, and prevention: new frontiers for psychology. Am Psychol. 2013 May-Jun; 68(4):247-60. PMID: 23688092.
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    32. Brumsey AD, Joseph NT, Myers HF, Ullman JB, Wyatt GE. Modeling the Relationship between Trauma and Psychological Distress among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Women. Psychol Trauma. 2013 Jan; 5(1):69-76. PMID: 24587871.
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    33. Thames AD, Moizel J, Panos SE, Patel SM, Byrd DA, Myers HF, Wyatt GE, Hinkin CH. Differential predictors of medication adherence in HIV: findings from a sample of African American and Caucasian HIV-positive drug-using adults. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Oct; 26(10):621-30. PMID: 22889235.
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    34. Wyatt GE, Loeb TB, Williams JK, Davis TD, Zhang M. A Case Study of Sexual Abuse and Psychological Correlates among an HIV-Serodiscordant Couple. Couple Family Psychol. 2012 Jun 01; 1(2):146-159. PMID: 23914315.
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    35. Idemudia ES, Williams JK, Wyatt GE. Migration challenges among Zimbabwean refugees before, during and post arrival in South Africa. J Inj Violence Res. 2013 Jan; 5(1):17-27. PMID: 22095004.
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    36. Loeb TB, Gaines T, Wyatt GE, Zhang M, Liu H. Associations between child sexual abuse and negative sexual experiences and revictimization among women: does measuring severity matter? Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Nov; 35(11):946-55. PMID: 22078081.
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    37. Wyatt GE, Hamilton AB, Myers HF, Ullman JB, Chin D, Sumner LA, Loeb TB, Carmona JV, Zhang M, Liu H. Violence prevention among HIV-positive women with histories of violence: healing women in their communities. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Nov; 21(6 Suppl):S255-60. PMID: 22055676.
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    38. Sumner LA, Valentine J, Eisenman D, Ahmed S, Myers H, Wyatt G, Liu H, Zhang M, Rodriguez MA. The influence of prenatal trauma, stress, social support, and years of residency in the US on postpartum maternal health status among low-income Latinas. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Oct; 15(7):1046-54. PMID: 20652383.
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    39. Wyatt GE, Williams JK, Gupta A, Malebranche D. Are cultural values and beliefs included in U.S. based HIV interventions? Prev Med. 2012 Nov; 55(5):362-70. PMID: 21884721.
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    40. Sciolla A, Glover DA, Loeb TB, Zhang M, Myers HF, Wyatt GE. Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure as predictors of depression among adult African-American and Latina women. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Jul; 199(7):471-7. PMID: 21716061.
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    41. El-Bassel N, Jemmott JB, Landis JR, Pequegnat W, Wingood GM, Wyatt GE, Bellamy SL. Intervention to influence behaviors linked to risk of chronic diseases: a multisite randomized controlled trial with African-American HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Apr 25; 171(8):728-36. PMID: 21518939.
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    42. King WD, Wyatt GE, Liu H, Williams JK, DiNardo AD, Mitsuyasu RT. Pilot assessment of HIV gene therapy-hematopoietic stem cell clinical trial acceptability among minority patients and their advisors. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Dec; 102(12):1123-8. PMID: 21287892.
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    43. Williams JK, Wyatt GE, Wingood G. The four Cs of HIV prevention with African Americans: crisis, condoms, culture, and community. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010 Nov; 7(4):185-93. PMID: 20730512.
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    44. El-Bassel N, Jemmott JB, Landis JR, Pequegnat W, Wingood GM, Wyatt GE, Bellamy SL. National Institute of Mental Health Multisite Eban HIV/STD Prevention Intervention for African American HIV Serodiscordant Couples: a cluster randomized trial. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Sep 27; 170(17):1594-601. PMID: 20625011.
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    45. Glover DA, Loeb TB, Carmona JV, Sciolla A, Zhang M, Myers HF, Wyatt GE. Childhood sexual abuse severity and disclosure predict posttraumatic stress symptoms and biomarkers in ethnic minority women. J Trauma Dissociation. 2010; 11(2):152-73. PMID: 20373204.
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    46. Wyatt GE. Enhancing cultural and contextual intervention strategies to reduce HIV/AIDS among African Americans. Am J Public Health. 2009 Nov; 99(11):1941-5. PMID: 19762666.
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    47. Wyatt GE, Williams JK, Henderson T, Sumner L. On the outside looking in: promoting HIV/AIDS research initiated by African American investigators. Am J Public Health. 2009 Apr; 99 Suppl 1:S48-53. PMID: 19246674.
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    48. Williams JK, Wyatt GE, Rivkin I, Ramamurthi HC, Li X, Liu H. Risk reduction for HIV-positive African American and Latino men with histories of childhood sexual abuse. Arch Sex Behav. 2008 Oct; 37(5):763-72. PMID: 18506611.
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    49. Myers HF, Sumner LA, Ullman JB, Loeb TB, Carmona JV, Wyatt GE. Trauma and psychosocial predictors of substance abuse in women impacted by HIV/AIDS. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2009 Apr; 36(2):233-46. PMID: 18636332.
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    50. Gupta RN, Wyatt GE, Swaminathan S, Rewari BB, Locke TF, Ranganath V, Sumner LA, Liu H. Correlates of relationship, psychological, and sexual behavioral factors for HIV risk among Indian women. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2008 Jul; 14(3):256-65. PMID: 18624590.
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    51. Wyatt GE, Williams JK, Myers HF. African-American sexuality and HIV/AIDS: recommendations for future research. J Natl Med Assoc. 2008 Jan; 100(1):44-8, 50-1. PMID: 18277807.
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    52. Williams JK, Wyatt GE, Myers HF, Green KN, Warda US. Patterns in Relationship Violence Among African American Women: Future Research and Implications for Intervention. J Aggress Maltreat Trauma. 2008; 16(3):296-310. PMID: 24482570.
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    53. Liu H, Longshore D, Williams JK, Rivkin I, Loeb T, Warda US, Carmona J, Wyatt G. Substance abuse and medication adherence among HIV-positive women with histories of child sexual abuse. AIDS Behav. 2006 May; 10(3):279-86. PMID: 16501869.
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    54. Myers HF, Wyatt GE, Loeb TB, Carmona JV, Warda U, Longshore D, Rivkin I, Chin D, Liu H. Severity of child sexual abuse, post- traumatic stress and risky sexual behaviors among HIV-positive women. AIDS Behav. 2006 Mar; 10(2):191-9. PMID: 16479413.
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    55. Wyatt GE, Carmona JV, Loeb TB, Williams JK. HIV-positive black women with histories of childhood sexual abuse: patterns of substance use and barriers to health care. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2005 Nov; 16(4 Suppl B):9-23. PMID: 16327104.
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    56. Wyatt GE, Loeb TB, Desmond KA, Ganz PA. Does a history of childhood sexual abuse affect sexual outcomes in breast cancer survivors? J Clin Oncol. 2005 Feb 20; 23(6):1261-9. PMID: 15718324.
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    57. Wyatt GE, Myers HF, Loeb TB. Women, Trauma, and HIV: an overview. AIDS Behav. 2004 Dec; 8(4):401-3. PMID: 15690113.
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    58. Wyatt GE, Longshore D, Chin D, Carmona JV, Loeb TB, Myers HF, Warda U, Liu H, Rivkin I. The efficacy of an integrated risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive women with child sexual abuse histories. AIDS Behav. 2004 Dec; 8(4):453-62. PMID: 15690118.
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    59. Williams JK, Wyatt GE, Resell J, Peterson J, Asuan-O'Brien A. Psychosocial issues among gay- and non-gay-identifying HIV-seropositive African American and Latino MSM. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2004 Aug; 10(3):268-86. PMID: 15311979.
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    60. Eisenberger NI, Kemeny ME, Wyatt GE. Psychological inhibition and CD4 T-cell levels in HIV-seropositive women. J Psychosom Res. 2003 Mar; 54(3):213-24. PMID: 12614831.
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    61. Wyatt GE, Myers HF, Williams JK, Kitchen CR, Loeb T, Carmona JV, Wyatt LE, Chin D, Presley N. Does a history of trauma contribute to HIV risk for women of color? Implications for prevention and policy. Am J Public Health. 2002 Apr; 92(4):660-5. PMID: 11919068.
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    62. Loeb TB, Williams JK, Carmona JV, Rivkin I, Wyatt GE, Chin D, Asuan-O'Brien A. Child sexual abuse: associations with the sexual functioning of adolescents and adults. Annu Rev Sex Res. 2002; 13:307-45. PMID: 12836735.
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    63. Brant R, Wyatt GE, Martin T. Case vignette: child abuse or acceptable cultural norms -- child psychiatrist's response; ethical issues in culturally relevant interventions; cultural contexts. Ethics Behav. 1995; 5(3):283-92. PMID: 11660019.
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