Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2021 A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Tobacco Use and Concurrent Alcohol and Substance Use Among Patients Living with HIV/HCV Co-infection: Findings from a Large Urban Tertiary CenterJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  28:553-561. 2021
2021 Stigma and endometriosis: A brief overview and recommendations to improve psychosocial well-being and diagnostic delayInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  18. 2021
2021 A Longitudinal Analysis of Patient-Level Factors Associated with Pap Test Uptake Among Chinese American WomenJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  8:756-762. 2021
2021 Personality in Combination with Alcohol and Drug Use and Psychiatric Disorders to Predict Psychosocial Characteristics and Behaviors of Hepatitis C PatientsJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  28:161-167. 2021
2021 Factors associated with symptoms of depression and psychological distress during the covid-19 pandemicBehavioral Sciences.  11. 2021
2021 African American Ethnicity, Hypertension, Diabetes, and Arthritis Independently Predict Co-occurring Depression and Obesity among Community-dwelling Older Adult Alabamians 2021
2021 Fibrosis improvement in patients with HCV treated with direct-acting antiviralsEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  996-1000. 2021
2021 Hepatitis C psychoeducation curriculum topics generated by group members 2021
2021 Time to HCV Treatment Disfavors Patients Living with HIV/HCV Co-infection: Findings from a Large Urban Tertiary CenterJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities2021
2020 Arabic translation of the weight self-stigma questionnaire: Instrument validation study of factor structure and reliability 2020
2020 Quality of Life, Functioning, and Coping in HCV Patients Continuing Versus Ceasing Alcohol UseHealth Promotion Practice.  21:1012-1017. 2020
2020 A descriptive analysis of concurrent alcohol and substance use among patients living with HIV/HCV co-infection 2020
2020 Prevalence and Predictors of Co-occurring Hypertension and Depression Among Community-Dwelling Older AdultsJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  7:365-373. 2020
2020 Alcohol Use and Ethnicity Independently Predict Antiretroviral Therapy Nonadherence Among Patients Living with HIV/HCV CoinfectionJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.  7:28-35. 2020
2019 Religious and Spiritual Aspects of Disaster Experience Among Survivors of the 9/11 Attacks on New York City’s World Trade CenterJournal of Religion and Health.  58:1619-1630. 2019
2019 The association of quality of life, functioning, and coping with continuing versus ceasing alcohol use among HCV patients.Health Promotion Practice2019
2018 Resolution of ascites and hepatic encephalopathy and absence of variceal bleeding in decompensated hepatitis C virus cirrhosis patientsJGH Open.  2:317-321. 2018
2018 A comparison of urban and non-urban African American older adults on health-related characteristics 2018
2018 A Systematic Comparison of African American and Non-African American Patients on Psychosocial Aspects of Hepatitis C InfectionJournal of Religion and Health.  57:1764-1770. 2018
2018 Prevalence and predictors of co-occurring diabetes and hypertension in community-dwelling older adultsGeriatrics and Gerontology International.  18:1356-1360. 2018
2018 A Descriptive Analysis of a Community Clinic Providing Hepatitis C Treatment to Poor and Uninsured PatientsJournal of Community Health.  43:725-730. 2018
2018 Prospective Longitudinal Substance Use Patterns in Patients Preparing for Hepatitis C Treatment 2018
2018 Effect of hepatitis c treatment on renal function in liver transplant patientsJournal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology.  6:391-395. 2018
2017 Assessment of recent HIV testing among older adults in the United States 2017
2017 Family Psychoeducation for Hepatitis C Patients and Their Families: Recommendation for Clinicians 2017
2017 Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Eligibility. 2017
2017 The Productive Aging Concept and Social Work Students’ Perceptions Toward an Older PopulationJournal of Social Service Research.  43:149-155. 2017
2017 HCV Health Policy Developments in Response to the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan: A Brief Update 2017
2017 An effectiveness study of group psychoeducation for hepatitis C patients in community clinicsEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  29:679-685. 2017
2017 Racial disparities in hepatitis c treatment eligibility 2017
2017 Short article: Alcohol and substance use, race, and insurance status predict nontreatment for hepatitis C virus in the era of direct acting antivirals: A retrospective study in a large urban tertiary centerEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  29:1219-1222. 2017
2016 Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Use Among Patients with Hepatitis C: A Systematic Review 2016
2016 An assessment of concurrent drug and alcohol use among patients seeking treatment for hepatitis CAnnals of Clinical Psychiatry.  28:31-36. 2016
2015 Hepatitis C and HIV coinfection for social workers in public health, medical and substance use treatment settings 2015
2014 Longitudinal effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor therapy and cytokine-related depression on hepatitis c viral logs during antiviral therapyJournal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.  34:80-84. 2014
2013 Birth Cohort Testing for Hepatitis C Virus: Implications for Clinical Social Workers in Health Care Settings 2013

Teaching Activities

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, University of Georgia 2011
  • Master of Social Work, University of Georgia 2008
  • Full Name

  • Omar Sims