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Sherry Deren, PhD

Position Title

  • Director, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
  • Core Director, Administrative Core, CDUHR
  • Principal Investigator

Affiliation
NYU College of Nursing

Education
PhD, Social Psychology, Columbia University

Research Interests

  • Determinants of HIV risk behaviors among high risk drug users
  • Hispanic migrant drug users
  • The use of outreach as an intervention strategy
  • Dissemination of research findings
  • Multi-level interventions to reduce risk

Current Projects

  • Principal Investigator, Discovery to Implementation & Back: Research Translation for the HIV/Substance Use Epidemic
  • Co-Investigator, Correlates and Consequences of Immune Activation in Injection Drug Users
  • Core Co-Director, Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core, CDUHR

Awards and Memberships

  • Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member, New York HIV Research Centers Consortium
  • Centers Review Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2003
  • NIH Office of AIDS Research, Behavioral and Social Sciences Planning Groups, 1995-2000
  • Drug Abuse AIDS Research Review Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1992-1993


Selected Publications Sort Results By: Author | Title | Year

Strauss, S. M., Vega, M., Clayton-Jeter, H. D., Deren, S., Rosedale, M., & Rindskopf, D. M. (2014). Latinas with elevated fasting plasma glucose: An analysis using NHANES 2009-2010 data. Hispanic Care International, 12 (1), 16-23.

Deren, S., Kang, S. Y., Mino, M., & Guarino, H. (2012). Conducting peer outreach to migrants: Outcomes for drug treatment patients. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14 (2), 251-258.

Des Jarlais, D. C., Cooper, H. L. F., Bramson, H., Deren, S., Hatzakis, A., & Hagan, H. (2012). Racial and ethnic disparities and implications for the prevention of HIV among persons who inject drugs. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, 7 (4), 354-461.

High, K. P., Brennan-Ing, M., Clifford, D. B., Cohen, M. H., Currier, J., Deeks, S. G., Deren, S., Effros, R. B., Gebo, K., Goronzy, J. J., Justice, A. C., Landay, A., Levin, J., Miotti, P. G., Munk, R. J., Nass, H., Rinaldo, C. R., Shlipak, M. G., et al. (2012). HIV and aging: State of knowledge and areas of critical need for research. A report to the NIH Office of AIDS Research by the HIV and Aging Working Group. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 60 Suppl 1, S1-S18.

MacArthur, G. J., Minozzi, S., Martin, N., Vickerman, P., Deren, S., Bruneau, J., Degenhardt, L., & Hickman, M. (2012). Opiate substitution treatment and HIV transmission in people who inject drugs: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal, 345, e5945.

Deren, S., & Hagan, H. (2011). Introduction: The New York HIV-drug use epidemic: Lessons learned and unresolved issues. Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (2-3), 129-130.

Deren, S., Hagan, H., Friedman, S., Des Jarlais, D. C., Perlman, D., Gwadz, M., Cleland, C., Osborne, A., & Lunievicz, J. (2011). Current and emerging research needs in studying the NYC HIV-drug use epidemic. Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (2-3), 316-319.

Deren, S., Shedlin, M., Kang, S. Y., & Cortes, D. E. (2011). HIV risk and prevention among Hispanic immigrants in New York: The salience of diversity. Substance Use and Misuse, 46 (2-3), 254-263.

Colon, R. M., Deren, S., Guarino, H., Mino, M., & Kang, S. Y. (2010). Challenges in recruiting and training drug treatment patients as peer outreach workers: A perspective from the field. Substance Use and Misuse, 45 (12), 892-1908.

Deren, S., Kang, S. Y., Mino, M., & Guarino, H. (2010). Migrant drug users: Predictors of HIV-related sexual and injection risk behaviors. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12 (2), 179-186.

Guarino, H., Deren, S., Mino, M., Kang, S. Y., & Shedlin, M. G. (2010). Training drug treatment patients to conduct peer-based HIV outreach: An ethnographic perspective on peers' experiences. Substance Use and Misuse, 45 (3), 414-436.

Kang, S. Y., & Deren, S. (2009). Factors mediating and moderating the relationship between gender and utilization of health care among Puerto Rican drug users in New York. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 102 (1-3), 138-143.

Kang, S. Y., Deren, S., & Colon, H. (2009). Gender comparisons of factors associated with drug treatment utilization among Puerto Rican drug users. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 35 (2), 73-79.

Kang, S. Y., Deren, S., Mino, M., & Cortes, D. E. (2009). Biculturality and HIV-risk behaviors among Puerto Rican drug users in New York City. Substance Use and Misuse, 44 (4), 578-592.

Andia, J. F., Deren, S., Robles, R. R., Kang, S. Y., & Colon, H. M. (2008). Peer norms and sharing of injection paraphernalia among Puerto Rican injection drug users in New York and Puerto Rico. AIDS Education and Prevention, 20 (3), 249-257.

Deren, S., Strauss, S., Kang, S. Y., Colon, H. M., & Robles, R. R. (2008). Sex risk behaviors of drug users: A dual site study of predictors over time. AIDS Education and Prevention, 20 (4), 325-337.

Kang, S. Y., Goldstein, M. F., & Deren, S. (2008). Gender differences in health status and care among HIV-infected minority drug users. AIDS Care, 20 (9), 1146-1151.

Cleland, C. M., Deren, S., Fuller, C. M., Blaney, S., McMahon, J. M., Tortu, S., Des Jarlais, D. C., & Vlahov, D. (2007). Syringe disposal among injection drug users in Harlem and the Bronx during the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program. Health Education and Behavior, 34 (2), 390-403.

Deren, S., Kang, S. Y., Colon, H. M., & Robles, R. R. (2007). Predictors of injection drug use cessation among Puerto Rican drug injectors in New York and Puerto Rico. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33 (2), 291-299.

Deren, S., Kang, S. Y., Colon, H. M., & Robles, R. R. (2007). The Puerto Rico-New York airbridge for drug users: Description and relationship to HIV risk behaviors. Journal of Urban Health, 84 (2), 243-254.

Colon, H. M., Deren, S., Robles, R. R., Kang, S. Y., Cabassa, M., & Sahai, H. (2006). A comparative study of mortality among Puerto Rican injection drug users in East Harlem, New York, and Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Journal of Urban Health, 83 (6), 1114-1126.

DeHovitz, J., Deren, S., & Ehrhardt, A. A. (2006). Introduction to special section of JUH on Consortium papers. Journal of Urban Health, 83 (1), 3-4.

Deren, S., Cleland, C. M., Fuller, C., Kang, S. Y., Des Jarlais, D. C., & Vlahov, D. (2006). The impact of syringe deregulation on sources of syringes for injection drug users: Preliminary findings. AIDS and Behavior, 10 (6), 717-721.

Finlinson, H. A., Oliver-Velez, D., Deren, S., Cant, J. G. H., Colon, H. M., Robles, R. R., Kang, S. Y., & Andia, J. F. (2006). A longitudinal study of syringe acquisition by Puerto Rican injection drug users in New York and Puerto Rico: Implications for syringe exchange and distribution programs. Substance Use and Misuse, 41 (9), 1313-1336.

Johnson, B. D., Golub, A., Deren, S., Des Jarlais, D. C., Fuller, C., & Vlahov, D. (2006). The nonimpact of the Expanded Syringe Access Program upon heroin use, injection behaviours, and crime indicators in New York City and State. Justice Research and Policy, 8 (1), 27-49.

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