Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 Couple Efficacy and Communal Coping for HIV Prevention Among Kenyan Pregnant CouplesAIDS and Behavior.  26:2135-2147. 2022
2022 Alcohol reduction outcomes following brief counseling among adults with HIV in Zambia: A sequential mixed methods study 2022
2022 Tenofovir Diphosphate in Dried Blood Spots in Pregnant and Postpartum Women with HIV in Kenya: A Novel Approach to Measuring Peripartum AdherenceJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association.  89:310-317. 2022
2022 Exploring COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Stakeholders in African American and Latinx Communities in the Deep South Through the Lens of the Health Belief ModelAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  36:288-295. 2022
2022 Effects of behavioural interventions on postpartum retention and adherence among women with HIV on lifelong ART: the results of a cluster randomized trial in Kenya (the MOTIVATE trial)Journal of the International AIDS Society.  25. 2022
2021 Testing strategies for couple engagement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and family health in Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  22. 2021
2021 Experiences, perceptions and potential impact of community-based mentor mothers supporting pregnant and postpartum women with HIV in Kenya: a mixed-methods studyJournal of the International AIDS Society.  24. 2021
2021 Effects of a Home-Based Intervention on HIV Prevention Health Behaviors in Pregnant/Postpartum Kenyan Women: Estimating Moderating Effects of Depressive SymptomsAIDS and Behavior.  25:1026-1036. 2021
2021 Male partner involvement and successful completion of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission continuum of care in KenyaInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  152:409-415. 2021
2021 Behavioral Interventions can Mitigate Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Among Women Conceiving on ART and Those Initiated on ART During Pregnancy: Findings From the MOTIVATE Trial in Southwestern KenyaJAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  86:46-55. 2021
2021 The Role of Religion, Philosophy of Life, Global Health, Traditional Medicine, and Past Experiences in the Covid-19 Pandemic Response: Zambia Case StudyCaritas et Veritas.  11:34-49. 2021
2020 HIV status disclosure patterns and male partner reactions among pregnant women with HIV on lifelong ART in Western KenyaAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV.  32:858-868. 2020
2020 Pathways for HIV Prevention Behaviors Following a Home-Based Couples Intervention for Pregnant Women and Male Partners in KenyaAIDS and Behavior.  24:2091-2100. 2020
2020 Effects of Depression, Stigma and Intimate Partner Violence on Postpartum Women’s Adherence and Engagement in HIV Care in KenyaAIDS and Behavior.  24:1807-1815. 2020
2020 Development of a Novel Scale to Measure Male Partner Involvement in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in KenyaAIDS and Behavior.  24:291-303. 2020
2019 Acceptability of community-based mentor mothers to support HIV-positive pregnant women on antiretroviral treatment in western Kenya: A qualitative studyBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.  19. 2019
2018 From ‘half-dead’ to being ‘free’: resistance to HIV stigma, self-disclosure and support for PMTCT/HIV care among couples living with HIV in KenyaCulture, Health and Sexuality.  20:489-503. 2018
2018 A Text Messaging Intervention to Support Option B+ in Kenya: A Qualitative StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  29:287-299. 2018
2018 Development and Piloting of a Home-Based Couples Intervention during Pregnancy and Postpartum in Southwestern KenyaAIDS Patient Care and Stds.  32:92-103. 2018
2018 Maximizing adherence and retention for women living with HIV and their infants in Kenya (MOTIVATE! study): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  19. 2018
2018 Hepatitis B virus contact disclosure and testing in Lusaka, Zambia: A mixed-methods studyBMJ Open.  8. 2018
2017 Norms and stigma regarding pregnancy decisions during an unintended pregnancy: Development and predictors of scales among young women in the U.S. SouthPLoS One.  12. 2017
2017 Associates of Neonatal, Infant and Child Mortality in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: A Multilevel Analysis Using the 2012–2013 Demographic and Health SurveysMaternal and Child Health Journal.  21:367-375. 2017
2017 Health facility challenges to the provision of Option B+ in western Kenya: A qualitative studyHealth Policy and Planning.  32:283-291. 2017
2016 Social Norms and Stigma Regarding Unintended Pregnancy and Pregnancy Decisions: A Qualitative Study of Young Women in AlabamaPerspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.  48:73-81. 2016

Investigator On

  • A Home-Based Couples Intervention to Enhance PMTCT and Family Health in Kenya  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • A Naturalistic Driving Study Across the Lifespan  awarded by University of Florida^
  • A Trans-Disciplinary Prevention Center Focused on Rural African American Youth  awarded by Emory University
  • A Website to Teach Children Safety with Dogs: Development and Evaluation  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research in DRMS: The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Adolescents' Pedestrian Safety  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation
  • Home-Based Automated Therapy of Arm Function After Stroke Via Tele-Rehabilitation  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • MCH Block Grant  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
  • MCH Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS
  • Maximizing Adherence and Retention for Women and Infants in the Context of Option B+ in Kenya  awarded by University of Colorado
  • Mechanisms of HBV Functional Cure During Tenofovir-based ART in HIV/HBV Coinfection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Neurobiological Mechanisms of Lower Internalizing Disorders in Black Americans  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Spirituality and Coping Among Youth with Cancer and Their Caregivers  awarded by American Psychological Association
  • The Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Pain Sensitivity, Endogenous Pain Processing and Mood: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study  awarded by American Pain Society
  • The Impact of Language Remediation on Brain Functioning Autism  awarded by LINDAMOOD-BELL
  • UAB Early Head Start  awarded by Administration for Children and Families/DHHS
  • UAB Early Head Start Program  awarded by Administration for Children and Families/DHHS
  • Using Virtual Reality to Train Children in Pedestrian Safety  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Teaching Activities

  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2018)
  • GHS429 - Intensive SIFAT Training (Summer Term 2019)
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2018)
  • GHS430 - Global Health Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2019)
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Fall Term 2022)
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Spring Term 2021)
  • GHS606 - Crit Issues Globl MCH (Spring Term 2022)
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2018)
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2018)
  • GHS630 - Field Training SIFAT (Summer Term 2019)
  • HCO628 - Qual & Mixed Rsrch in PUH (Fall Term 2016)
  • HCO628 - Qual & Mixed Rsrch in PUH (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCO628 - Qual & Mixed Rsrch in PUH (Fall Term 2018)
  • HCO728 - Qual & Mixed Rsrch in PUH (Fall Term 2016)
  • HCO728 - Qual & Mixed Rsrch in PUH (Fall Term 2017)
  • HCO728 - Qual & Mixed Rsrch in PUH (Fall Term 2018)
  • HPO628 - Qual & Mixed Research in PUH (Fall Term 2022)
  • HPO728 - Qual & Mixed Research in PUH (Fall Term 2022)
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2016)
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Fall Term 2016)
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Spring Term 2016)
  • PUH202 - Introduction to Global Health (Summer Term 2016)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Fall Term 2017)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Fall Term 2018)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Fall Term 2019)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Fall Term 2020)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Fall Term 2021)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Spring Term 2017)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Spring Term 2018)
  • PUH432 - Global Health Cases (Spring Term 2019)
  • PUH436 - MCH in Africa and Asia (Summer Term 2017)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2020
  • Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Master of Public Health in Health / Health Care Administration / Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Master of Arts in International Relations and Affairs, 2002
  • Full Name

  • Anna Helova