Research Summary

I am a Professor in Residence in the HIV, ID, and Global Medicine Division in the Department of Medicine.

Substance use plays important biological and behavioral roles in health outcomes, and my work consists of epidemiology at the intersection of substance use and infectious diseases. My research team is currently conducting several NIH-funded studies to examine the use of TB prophylaxis in HIV/TB co-infected alcohol users, as well as interventions to reduce drinking and increase antiretroviral therapy adherence. We are using novel biomarkers of alcohol consumption and INH pill-taking to gain objective measurements where self-report is problematic. I am also teaching and mentoring via a K-24 award, and grant-writing courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the UCSF CTSI KL2 Scholars Program.

Research Funding

  • September 10, 2021 - August 31, 2026 - The International Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH) Center , Co-Investigator; Uganda project PI . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: P01AA029541
  • May 1, 2022 - February 28, 2025 - Biomarkers for Alcohol/HIV Research (BAHR) Study , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: NIH R01AA029962
  • September 15, 2013 - April 30, 2024 - Training in Research Program on Alcohol Use by Persons with our at Risk for HIV , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: K24AA022586
  • September 15, 2017 - August 31, 2022 - Interventions to reduce alcohol use and increase adherence to TB preventive therapy among HIV/TB co-infected drinkers (DIPT 1/2) , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: U01AA026223

Education

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.S., 5/1987, Statistics and Biometry
University of California, Berkeley, CA, M.A., 5/1989, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley, CA, Doctoral Student, 1989-1990, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley, CA, Ph.D., 5/2001, Epidemiology

Honors & Awards

  • 2009-2010
    Hellman Family Award for Early Career Faculty, UCSF
  • 2013-present
    NIH Center for Scientific Review: Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS (BSPH) Study Section ad hoc reviewer and Special Emphasis Panel reviewer (4 times) and Chair (2 times), Population and Public Health Approaches to HIV/ADS (PPAH) ad hoc reviewer (1 time)
  • 2015
    mHealth Summer Training Institute (UCLA) selected participant

Selected Publications

  1. Miller AP, Fatch R, Lodi S, Marson K, Emenyonu N, Kekibiina A, Beesiga B, Chamie G, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA. Unhealthy alcohol use and intimate partner violence among men and women living with HIV in Uganda. BMC Public Health. 2022 Oct 10; 22(1):1886.  View on PubMed
  2. Forman LS, Lodi S, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Adong J, Ngabirano C, Jacobson KR, Gerona R, Reckers AR, Gandhi M, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA. Agreement Between Measures of Adherence to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Among People With HIV in Uganda. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Oct; 9(10):ofac516.  View on PubMed
  3. Riley ED, Warner L, Hahn JA, Braun C, Dilworth S, Zevin B, Neilands TB, Weiser SD. Increased Difficulties Managing Chronic Medical Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic Are Associated With Increased Alcohol and Cannabis Use Among Unhoused and Unstably Housed Women. J Addict Med. 2022 Sep 08.  View on PubMed
  4. Emenyonu N, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King S, Kyampire C, Fatch R, Dawson-Rose C, Muyindike W, Hahn J. Digital Health Screening in People With HIV in Uganda to Increase Alcohol Use Reporting: Qualitative Study on the Development and Testing of the Self-administered Digital Screener for Health. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Sep 01; 6(9):e35015.  View on PubMed
  5. Muyindike WR, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Forman L, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Linas B, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Unhealthy Alcohol Use is Associated with sub-Optimal Adherence to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in Persons with HIV in southwestern Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 Aug 30.  View on PubMed
  6. Adong J, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Ngabirano C, Cheng D, Hahn J. Cell Phone Availability and Usage for mHealth and Intervention Delivery to Persons Living With HIV in a Low-Resource Setting: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Aug 23; 6(8):e35631.  View on PubMed
  7. Kim TW, Heeren TC, Samet JH, Bertholet N, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Winter MR, Magane KM, Gnatienko N, Bryant K, Rateau LJ, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA, Blokhina E, Saitz R. Alcohol and falls among people with HIV infection: A view from Russia and the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2022 Sep; 46(9):1742-1752.  View on PubMed
  8. Tindle HA, Freiberg MS, Cheng DM, Gnatienko N, Blokhina E, Yaroslavtseva T, Bendiks S, Patts G, Hahn J, So-Armah K, Stein MD, Bryant K, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Effectiveness of Varenicline and Cytisine for Alcohol Use Reduction Among People With HIV and Substance Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 08 01; 5(8):e2225129.  View on PubMed
  9. Belus JM, Joska JA, Bronsteyn Y, Rose AL, Andersen LS, Regenauer KS, Myers B, Hahn JA, Orrell C, Safren SA, Magidson JF. Gender Moderates Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial for the Khanya Intervention for Substance Use and ART Adherence in HIV Care in South Africa. AIDS Behav. 2022 Nov; 26(11):3630-3641.  View on PubMed
  10. Hirchak KA, Amiri S, Kordas G, Oluwoye O, Lyons AJ, Bajet K, Hahn JA, McDonell MG, Campbell ANC, Venner K. Variations in national availability of waivered buprenorphine prescribers by racial and ethnic composition of zip codes. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2022 05 25; 17(1):41.  View on PubMed
  11. Ohurira T, Iyer HS, Wagman JA, Hahn JA, Bajunirwe F. Proximity to Alcohol Sellers and Dose Response Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption With Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Southwestern Uganda. J Interpers Violence. 2022 Apr 19; 8862605221086648.  View on PubMed
  12. Tully DC, Hahn JA, Bean DJ, Evans JL, Morris MD, Page K, Allen TM. Identification of Genetically Related HCV Infections Among Self-Described Injecting Partnerships. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 03 23; 74(6):993-1003.  View on PubMed
  13. Woolf-King SE, Firkey M, Foley JD, Bricker J, Hahn JA, Asiago-Reddy E, Wikier J, Moskal D, Sheinfil AZ, Ramos J, Maisto SA. Development of a Telephone-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention for People Living with HIV who are Hazardous Drinkers. AIDS Behav. 2022 Sep; 26(9):3029-3044.  View on PubMed
  14. Pierre F, Forman LS, Winter M, Cheng D, Ngabirano C, Emenyonu N, Hunt PW, Huang Y, Muyindike W, Samet J, Hahn JA, So-Armah K. Alcohol Consumption and Tryptophan Metabolism Among People with HIV Prior to Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation: The Uganda ARCH Cohort Study. Alcohol Alcohol. 2022 Mar 12; 57(2):219-225.  View on PubMed
  15. Alcover KC, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Kekibiina A, Marson K, Chamie G, Muyindike WR, Beesiga B, Kamya MR, Lodi S, Kane JC, Hahn JA, McDonell MG. Concordance Between Point-of-Care Urine Ethyl Glucuronide Alcohol Tests and Self-Reported Alcohol Use in Persons with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2022 Aug; 26(8):2539-2547.  View on PubMed
  16. Ngabirano C, Fatch R, Muyindike WR, Emenyonu NI, Adong J, Weiser SD, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Hahn JA. Exploring the Association Between Social Support and Hazardous Alcohol Use Among Persons Living with HIV in South Western Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2022 Jul; 26(7):2113-2122.  View on PubMed
  17. Fatch R, Luginbühl M, Cheng DM, Gaugler S, Emenyonu NI, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Muyindike WR, Samet JH, Bryant K, Hahn JA. Comparison of automated determination of phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in dried blood spots (DBS) with previous manual processing and testing. Alcohol. 2022 02; 98:51-54.  View on PubMed
  18. Mutumba M, Woolf-King S, Carrico AW, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Kekibiina A, Muyindike W, Hahn JA. Correlates and Effects of Alcohol Use Expectancies Among Persons Living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2022 Apr; 26(4):1110-1125.  View on PubMed
  19. Kekibiina A, Adong J, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Marson K, Beesiga B, Lodi S, Muyindike WR, Kamya M, Chamie G, McDonell MG, Hahn JA. Post-traumatic stress disorder among persons with HIV who engage in heavy alcohol consumption in southwestern Uganda. BMC Psychiatry. 2021 09 18; 21(1):457.  View on PubMed
  20. Sheira LA, Frongillo EA, Hahn J, Palar K, Riley ED, Wilson TE, Adedimeji A, Merenstein D, Cohen M, Wentz EL, Adimora AA, Ofotokun I, Metsch L, Turan JM, Tien PC, Weiser SD. Relationship between food insecurity and smoking status among women living with and at risk for HIV in the USA: a cohort study. BMJ Open. 2021 09 06; 11(9):e054903.  View on PubMed

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