Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Elopre completed her medical degree at University of Florida’s College of Medicine. She then underwent Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases’ Fellowship training at University of Alabama at Birmingham. During this time, she also received her MSPH in Applied Epidemiology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Mugavero, her research interests have focused on social determinants of health for STDs, including HIV. She is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 PrEP service delivery preferences of black Cis-gender women living in the Southern United StatesAIDS and Behavior.  26:3469-3479. 2022
    2022 Recent Stressful Life Events, Lifetime Traumatic Events, Missed Visits, and Antiretroviral Adherence Among Black Women With HIV in the Southeastern United States: A Cross-sectional StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:593-604. 2022
    2022 COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through CollaborationAmerican Journal of Public Health.  112:1399-1403. 2022
    2022 Using Implementation Mapping to Ensure the Success of PrEP Optimization Through Enhanced Continuum Tracking (PrOTECT) AL -A Structural Intervention to Track the Statewide PrEP Care Continuum in AlabamaJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association.  90:S161-S166. 2022
    2022 Assessment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning experiences within a large southeast training programMedical Education Online: an electronic journal.  27. 2022
    2022 Implementing a graduate medical education anti-racism workshop at an academic university in the Southern USAMedical Education Online: an electronic journal.  27. 2022
    2022 PrEP Prescription for Black Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Alabama: Findings from a Survey of Healthcare ProvidersJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  21. 2022
    2022 The Mediating Role of Social Support and Resilience between HIV-Related Stigmas and Patient Activation among Young Black Women Living with HIV in the Southern United States: A Cross-sectional StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  33:78-88. 2022
    2022 “Let’s take that [stop sign] down.” Provider perspectives on barriers to and opportunities for PrEP prescription to African American girls and young women in AlabamaAIDS Care: psychological and socio-medical aspects of AIDS-HIV.  34:1473-1480. 2022
    2022 “We Feel Like Everybody's Going to Judge us”: Black Adolescent Girls’ and Young Women's Perspectives on Barriers to and Opportunities for Improving Sexual Health Care, Including PrEP, in the Southern U.SJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  21. 2022
    2021 Missed Prevention Opportunities: Why Young, Black MSM with Recent HIV Diagnosis did not Access HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis ServicesAIDS and Behavior.  25:1464-1473. 2021
    2021 Online platform connecting minority trainees with minority mentorsMedical Education.  55:652. 2021
    2021 Exploring adults as support persons for improved pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV use among select adolescents and young adults in the Deep SouthPLoS One.  16. 2021
    2021 A Qualitative Study: The Journey to Self-Acceptance of Sexual Identity among Young, Black MSM in the SouthBehavioral Medicine: relating behavior and health.  47:324-334. 2021
    2021 Understanding social capital among young black gay and bisexual men living with HIV: a qualitative explorationCulture, Health and Sexuality2021
    2020 Time from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression: Survival analysis of statewide surveillance data in Alabama, 2012 to 2014JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.  6. 2020
    2020 Identifying Missed Opportunities for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pre-exposure Prophylaxis During Preventive Care and Reproductive Visits in Adolescents in the Deep South.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:88-95. 2020
    2020 Identifying Missed Opportunities for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pre-exposure Prophylaxis during Preventive Care and Reproductive Visits in Adolescents in the Deep SouthSexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:88-95. 2020
    2019 Time From HIV Diagnosis to Viral Suppression: Survival Analysis of Statewide Surveillance Data in Alabama, 2012 to 2014 (Preprint) 2019
    2019 Implementation Strategies to Increase PrEP Uptake in the SouthCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports.  16:259-269. 2019
    2018 Perceptions of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Young, Black Men Who Have Sex with MenAIDS Patient Care and Stds.  32:511-518. 2018
    2018 PrEParing Women to Prevent HIV: An Integrated Theoretical Framework to PrEP Black Women in the United StatesJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  29:835-848. 2018
    2018 ReplyJAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  77:e22. 2018
    2018 Reply.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.  77:e22. 2018
    2017 Brief Report: The Right People, Right Places, and Right Practices: Disparities in PrEP Access among African American Men, Women, and MSM in the Deep SouthJournal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association.  74:56-59. 2017
    2016 Reported Church Attendance at the Time of Entry into HIV Care is Associated with Viral Load Suppression at 12 MonthsAIDS and Behavior.  20:1706-1712. 2016
    2016 Predictors of HIV Disclosure in Infected Persons Presenting to Establish CareAIDS and Behavior.  20:147-154. 2016
    2015 The role of early HIV status disclosure in retention in HIV careAIDS Patient Care and Stds.  29:646-650. 2015
    2014 A case of syphilitic osteitis in a patient with HIV infectionInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  25:765-767. 2014
    2014 Rickettsia parkeri: Eschar diagnosisJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  71. 2014
    2013 Fecal microbiota therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in HIV-infected personsAnnals of Internal Medicine.  158:779-780. 2013

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Non-Infectious Complications of HIV 2019

    Research Overview

  • My research focuses on HIV preexposure prophylaxis
  • Investigator On

  • A-Z Clinical Trials Unit  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Alabama/North Carolina STD/HIV Prevention Center Component A  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS
  • Alabama/North Carolina STD/HIV Prevention Training Center Component A  awarded by National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
  • Amplifying Our Voice: Understanding HIV PrEP Promotional Messaging to Create Authentic PrEP Content by Men Who Have Sex with Men in the Deep South  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for AIDS Research - EHE Implementation Science Consultation Hub  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Center to Reduce Disparities in Chronic Diseases  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Center to Reduce Disparities in Chronic Diseases - HIV Pilot Extension  awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/NIH/DHHS
  • Game Changer  awarded by AIDS ALABAMA
  • HPTN 078: Enhancing Recruitment, Linkage to Care and Treatment for HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the United States  awarded by FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
  • Integration of Trusted Adult Supports into the Health MPowerment App to Improve Black Adolescent and Young Adult PrEP Use  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • JCDH Contract No: DC-29  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  • JCDH Contract No: DC-29  awarded by JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
  • PrEP Demonstration Project among Women at Risk for HIV Infection  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • PrEP Pro: Adapting A Multi-Component Intervention to Train and Support Providers to Promote PrEP for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in the Deep South  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS
  • PrEP-Up!  awarded by BIRMINGHAM AIDS OUTREACH
  • Private Grant  awarded by FLORA BIOSCIENCE
  • Private Grant  awarded by QUIDEL CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by HOLOGIC, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA HOLDINGS
  • Private Grant  awarded by BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by CLICK DIAGNOSTICS
  • Private Grant  awarded by ATLAS GENETICS
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by CEPHEID
  • Private Grant  awarded by BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • The UAB Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis Repeat Infections Among HIV-Negative Women  awarded by TULANE UNIVERSITY
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) - A Dynamic COVID-19 Community-Engaged Testing Strategy in Alabama (COVID COMET AL)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) - EHE Implementation Science Consultation Hub  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - CFAR Administrative Supplement - Promoting PrEP use among African-American AGYW in the Deep South at-risk for HIV: Provider and Client Perspectives  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB-MISS MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MACS/WIHS-CCS)  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Florida 2009
  • Full Name

  • Latesha Elopre