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 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/NIAAA, Sponsor Award ID: U01AA026223
  • September 22, 2011 - August 31, 2021 - URBAN ARCH (3/5) Uganda Cohort TB preventive therapy for HIV-infected alcohol users in Uganda: an evaluation of safety tolerability and adherence, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIAAA, Sponsor Award ID: U01AA020776
  • April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021 - Mobile technology to extend clinic-based counseling for HIV+s in Uganda, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIAAA, Sponsor Award ID: R01AA024990
  • September 15, 2013 - August 31, 2018 - Training in Research Program on Alcohol Use by Persons with our at Risk for HIV, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIAAA, Sponsor Award ID: K24AA022586

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. Aschbacher K, Hendershot CS, Tison G, Hahn JA, Avram R, Olgin JE, Marcus GM Machine learning prediction of blood alcohol concentration: a digital signature of smart-breathalyzer behavior.  View on PubMed
  2. Hahn JA, Murnane PM, Vittinghoff E, Muyindike WR, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Chamie G, Haberer JE, Francis JM, Kapiga S, Jacobson K, Myers B, Couture MC, DiClemente RJ, Brown JL, So-Armah K, Sulkowski M, Marcus GM, Woolf-King S, Cook RL, Richards VL, Molina P, Ferguson T, Welsh D, Piano MR, Phillips SA, Stewart S, Afshar M, Page K, McGinnis K, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Bryant K, Saitz R Factors associated with phosphatidylethanol (PEth) sensitivity for detecting unhealthy alcohol use: An individual patient data meta-analysis.  View on PubMed
  3. Leddy AM, Hahn JA, Getahun M, Emenyonu NI, Woolf-King SE, Sanyu N, Katusiime A, Fatch R, Chander G, Hutton HE, Muyindike WR, Camlin CS Cultural Adaptation of an Intervention to Reduce Hazardous Alcohol Use Among People Living with HIV in Southwestern Uganda.  View on PubMed
  4. Metcalfe J, Bacchetti P, Esmail A, Reckers A, Aguilar D, Wen A, Huo S, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA, Dheda K, Gandhi M, Gerona R Diagnostic accuracy of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry assay in small hair samples for rifampin-resistant tuberculosis drug concentrations in a routine care setting.  View on PubMed
  5. Richards VL, Sajdeya R, Villalba K, Wang Y, Bryant V, Brumback B, Bryant K, Hahn JA, Cook RL Secondary Aanalysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Naltrexone among Women Living with HIV: Correlations between Reductions in Self-Reported Alcohol Use and Changes in Phosphatidylethanol (PEth).  View on PubMed
  6. Wagman JA, Nabukalu D, Miller AP, Wawer MJ, Ssekubugu R, Nakowooya H, Nantume B, Park E, Hahn JA, Serwadda DM, Sewankambo NK, Nalugoda F, Kigozi G Prevalence and correlates of men's and women's alcohol use in agrarian, trading and fishing communities in Rakai, Uganda.  View on PubMed
  7. Muyindike WR, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA Tuberculin skin test positivity among HIV-infected alcohol drinkers on antiretrovirals in south-western Uganda.  View on PubMed
  8. Foley JD, Sheinfil A, Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Kekibiina A, Ngabirano C, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Hahn JA Assessing the interaction between depressive symptoms and alcohol use prior to antiretroviral therapy on viral suppression among people living with HIV in Rural Uganda.  View on PubMed
  9. Conroy AA, Ruark A, McKenna SA, Tan JY, Darbes LA, Hahn JA, Mkandawire J The Unaddressed Needs of Alcohol-Using Couples on Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi: Formative Research on Multilevel Interventions.  View on PubMed
  10. Puryear SB, Fatch R, Beesiga B, Kekibiina A, Lodi S, Marson K, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Kwarisiima D, Hahn JA, Chamie G Higher levels of alcohol use are associated with latent tuberculosis infection in adults living with HIV.  View on PubMed
  11. Leyva Y, Page K, Shiboski S, Hahn JA, Evans J, Erhardt E Per-Contact Infectivity of Hepatitis C Virus Acquisition in Association With Receptive Needle Sharing Exposures in a Prospective Cohort of Young Adult People who Inject Drugs in San Francisco, California.  View on PubMed
  12. Puryear SB, Balzer LB, Ayieko J, Kwarisiima D, Hahn JA, Charlebois ED, Clark TD, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Kamya MR, Petersen ML, Havlir DV, Chamie G Associations between alcohol use and HIV care cascade outcomes among adults undergoing population-based HIV testing in East Africa.  View on PubMed
  13. Raggio GA, Psaros C, Fatch R, Goodman G, Matthews LT, Magidson JF, Amanyire G, Cross A, Asiimwe S, Hahn JA, Haberer JE High Rates of Biomarker-Confirmed Alcohol Use Among Pregnant Women Living With HIV in South Africa and Uganda.  View on PubMed
  14. Page K, Evans JL, Hahn JA, Vickerman P, Shiboski S, Morris MD HCV incidence is associated with injecting partner age and HCV serostatus mixing in young adults who inject drugs in San Francisco.  View on PubMed
  15. Adong J, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Cheng DM, Muyindike WR, Ngabirano C, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King SE, Samet JH, Hahn JA Social Desirability Bias Impacts Self-Reported Alcohol Use Among Persons With HIV in Uganda.  View on PubMed
  16. Magidson JF, Fatch R, Orrell C, Amanyire G, Haberer JE, Hahn JA Biomarker-Measured Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Relation to CD4 Count Among Individuals Starting ART in Sub-Saharan Africa.  View on PubMed
  17. Hahn JA, Tully DC, Evans JL, Morris MD, Briceno A, Bean DJ, Allen TM, Page K Role of HCV Viremia in Corroborated HCV Transmission Events Within Young Adult Injecting Partnerships.  View on PubMed
  18. Morris MD, Mirzazadeh A, Evans JL, Briceno A, Coffin P, Hahn JA, Page KA Treatment cascade for hepatitis C virus in young adult people who inject drugs in San Francisco: Low number treated.  View on PubMed
  19. Adong J, Lindan C, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Ngabirano C, Winter MR, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Hahn JA The Relationship Between Spirituality/Religiousness and Unhealthy Alcohol Use Among HIV-Infected Adults in Southwestern Uganda.  View on PubMed
  20. Hahn JA, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Fatch R, Shade SB, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Bryant K, Muyindike WR, Samet JH Alcohol Use and HIV Disease Progression in an Antiretroviral Naive Cohort.  View on PubMed

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