Lisa Eaton

Associate Professor


Educational Background

PhD, University of Connecticut 2009
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University 2010

Disciplinary Background

Social Psychology

Academic and Research Appointments

2016-Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut
2012-Associate Director, Southeast HIV/AIDS Research and Evaluation Project, Atlanta, GA
2011-Principal Investigator, Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, University of Connecticut
2010-Research Affiliate, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University

Areas of Interests

Health and well-being development across the lifespan;
Advanced quantitative methods for the social sciences;
Ecological approaches to disease prevention;
Health disparities interventions and community based programs

Selected Publications
(complete publication list here

  • Watson, R, Fish, J, Allen, A, & Eaton, LA. Black men and transgender women who have sex with men; sexual identity, disclosure, and awareness of HIV prevention methods: Latent class analysis. The Journal of Sex Research, in press.
  • Pellowski, JA, Price, D, Allen, A, Eaton, L & Kalichman, SC. (2017). The differences between medical trust and mistrust and their respective influences on medication beliefs and ART adherence among African Americans living with HIV. Psychology and Health, 32(9); 1127-1139.
  • Eaton, LA, Kueck, AS, *Maksut, J, Gordon, L, Metersky, K, Miga, A, Brewer, M, & *Siembada, E. (2017). Beliefs about sexual health and cancer treatments, and sexual health communication with provider among women attending a gynecologic oncology clinic. Sexual Medicine, 5(3);175-183.
  • Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, Kalichman, MO, Driffin, D, Baldwin, R, & Zohren, L. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of a serosorting-focused intervention for sexual risk reduction and STI prevention among men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Infections, April 12.
  • *Maksut J, Eaton, LA, *Siembida, Driffin, D, & Baldwin, R. Stigma as a barrier to health care engagement among Black men who have sex with men. Stigma and Health, In Press.
  • Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, *Price, D, *Finneran, S, & *Allen, A. (2017). Stigma and conspiracy related beliefs about PrEP for HIV prevention among a community-based sample of Black and White men and transgender women who have sex with men. AIDS & Behavior, 21(5):1236-1246.
  • Eaton, LA, *Maksut J, Driffin, D, Matthews, D, Wilson, PA, Stall, R, & The POWER Study Team. (2017). A U.S.-based, multi-city assessment of PrEP awareness and uptake among Black transgender women and men who have sex with men. Prevention Science, 18(5):505-516.
  • Kalichman, SC, Price, D, Eaton, LA, Burnham, K, Sullivan, M, Finnerman, S, Cornelius, T, & Allen, A. (2017). Diminishing perceived threat of AIDS and increasing sexual risks for HIV among men who have sex with men, 1997 to 2015. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(4):895-902.
  • Bauermeister, J.A., Connochie, D., Eaton, L., Demers, M., & Stephenson, R. (2017). Geospatial indicators of space and place: A review of multilevel studies of HIV prevention and care outcomes among young men who have sex with men in the United States. Journal of Sex Research: Annual Review of Sex Research, 54(4-5):446-464.
  • Brenick, A, *Romano, K, *Kegler, C, & Eaton, L. (2017). Understanding the role of stigmas and medical mistrust when engaging in routine health care among Black women and who have sex with women. LGBT Health, 4(1):4-10.
  • *Maksut J, Eaton, LA, *Siembida, Driffin, D, & Baldwin, R. (2016). A test of concept study of at-home, self-administered HIV testing with online peer counseling via video chat for men who have sex with men. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2(2):170.
  • Bauermeister, J, Eaton, LA, Stephenson, R. (2016). A Multilevel Analysis of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Transactional Sex with Casual Partners Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Living in Metro Detroit. Behavioral Medicine, 42(3):197-204.
  • Nelson, KM, Eaton, LA, & Gamarel, KE. (2017). Preferences for condomless sex in sexually explicit media among Black/African American men who have sex with men: Implications for HIV prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(4):977-985.
  • *Siembida, E, Eaton, LA, *Maksut, J, Driffin, D, & Baldwin, R. (2016). An evaluation of contextual HIV risk factors: A disparate burden of HIV risk among Black transgender women. Transgender Health, 1(1);172-180 .
  • Maxim, D, Eaton, LA, & Sega, L. (2016). The cumulative effect of risk compensation on infection prevention measures. Theoretical Population Biology. 112:109-116.
  • *Sagherian, M, Heudo-Medina, T, *Pellowski, JA, Eaton, L, & Johnson, B. (2016). Single-session behavioral interventions for sexual risk reduction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50(6):920-934.
  • Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Kalichman, MO, Grebler, T, Merely, C, & Wells, B. (2016). Race-Based Medical Mistrust, Medication Beliefs and HIV Treatment Adherence:  Test of a Mediation Model in People Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(6):1056-1064.
  • *Kronschnabel, K, Puga, A, & Eaton, LA. Transitioning from pediatric to adult HIV-related care: Qualitative assessment and model development. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies. In Press.
  • Kalichman, SK, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C, Eaton, LA, Cruess, D, Schinazi, RF. (2016). Randomized Factorial Trial of Phone-Delivered Support Counseling and Daily Text Message Reminders for HIV Treatment Adherence. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 73(1):47-54.
  • Eaton, LA, *Maksut, J, Gamarel, K, *Siembida, E , Driffin, D, & Baldwin, R. (2016). Online sex partner meeting venues as a risk factor for testing HIV positive among a community-based sample of Black men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43(6):360-364.
  • Bauermeister, J, Eaton, L, Meanley, S, Patton, R, Pingel, E, Jadwin-Cakmak, L, Harper, G. (2017). Examining transactional sex involvement as a continuum among a sample of men who have sex with men. American Journal of Men’s Health, 11(3):498-507.
  • *Maksut J, Eaton, LA, Driffin, D, Baldwin, R, Conway-Washington, C, & *Siembida, E. (2016). A syndemic evaluation of factors associated with sexual risk taking among Black men who have sex with men: A comparison of younger and older populations. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(4):665-674.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Sikkema, KJ, Watt, MH, Skinner, D, & Pieterse, D. (2016). Men’s Behavior Predicts Women’s Risks for HIV/AIDS: Multilevel Analysis of Alcohol-Serving Venues in South Africa. Prevention Science, 17(4):472-482.
  • Bauermeister, JA, Eaton, L, Andrzejewski, J, & Pingel, ES. (2015). Where you live matters: Protective structural correlates of HIV risk behavior among young men who have sex with men in Metro Detroit. AIDS and Behavior, 19(12):2358-2369.
  • Sega, L, Maxin, D, Eaton, LA, Latham, A, Moose, A, & Stenslie, S. The effect of risk behavior induced by recovery in epidemic models. Journal of Biological Dynamics, 2015;9(1):229-246.
  • Matthews, DD, Herrick, AL, Coulter, RWS, Friedman, M, Mills, TC, Eaton, LA, Wilson, PA, Stall, R, & the Black Pride Study Team. (2016). Running Backwards: Consequences of current HIV incidence rates for the next generation of black MSM in the United States. AIDS & Behavior, 20(1):7-16.
  • Watt, M, Eaton, LA, Dennis, A, Choi, K, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, and Sikkema, K. (2016). Alcohol use during pregnancy in Cape Town, South Africa: Reconciling knowledge, norms, personal experience and intuition. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 20(1), 48-55.
  • Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Kalichman, MO, & Cherry, C. (2017). Medication beliefs mediate the association between medical mistrust and antiretroviral adherence among African Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(3):269-279.
  • Kalichman, SC, Conway-Washington, C, Kegler, C, Kalichman, M, Cherry, C, & Eaton, LA. (2015). Continued Substance Use among People Living with HIV-Hepatitis-C Co-infection and Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. Substance Use and Misuse, 50(12):498-507.
  • *Maksut, J, & Eaton, LA. Female condoms = missed opportunities: Lessons learned from promotion-centered interventions. Women’s Health Issues. 2015 Jul-Aug;25(4):366-76.
  • Eaton, LA, *Driffin, DD, Bauermeister, J, Smith, H, & Conway-Washington, C. Minimal awareness and stalled uptake of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among at risk, HIV negative, Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 2015; 29(8):423-429.
  • Eaton, LA, *Driffin, DD, *Kegler, C, Smith, H, Conway-Washington, C, White, D, & Cherry, C. Understanding the role of stigma and medical mistrust when engaging in routine health care among Black men who have sex with men. American Journal of Public Health, 2015; 105(2):e75-82.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Garcia, R., Cain, D, Eaton, LA. Mediators of Behavior Change Resulting from a Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for STI Patients, Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2015; 38(2):194-203.
  • Eaton, LA, *Driffin, DD, Smith, H, Conway-Washington, C, White, D, & Cherry, C Black men who have sex with men, sexual risk taking, and willingness to use rapid home HIV tests. Prevention Science, 2015; 16(2):321-329.
  • Eaton, LA, *Driffin, DD, Smith, H, Conway-Washington, C, White, D, & Cherry, C. Psycho-social factors related to willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis among Black men who have sex with men. Sexual Health, 2014; 11(3):244-51.
  • Eaton, LA, Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, Pieterse, D., & Cain, N. Beliefs About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Men and Women at Alcohol Serving Establishments in South Africa. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 2014 Mar; 40(2):87-94. 
  • Kalichman, SC, Zohren, L, & Eaton, L. Setting the bar high or setting up to fail? Interpretations and implications of the EXPLORE Study (HPTN 015). AIDS and Behavior, 2014 Apr; 18(4):625-33.
  • Choi, KW, Abler, L, Watt, H, Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, Pieterse, D, Sikkema, KJ. Drinking before and after pregnancy recognition: The moderating role of early and recent traumatic exposures in South African women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2014 Mar 5; 14:97.
  • Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Pitpitan, EV, Carey, K., Carey, MP, Mehlomakulu, V, Simbayi, LC, Mwaba, K, Kalichman, SC. Exploring the relationship between food insecurity, alcohol use, and sexual risk taking among men and women living in South African townships. Journal of Primary Prevention, 2014 Aug; 35(4): 255-65.
  • Watt, M., Sikkema, KJ, Abler, L, Velloza, J, Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, Pieterse, D. Experiences of forced sex among female patrons of alcohol-serving venues in a South African township. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2014 May; 30(9): 1533-52.
  • Watt, MH, Eaton, LA, Choi, KW, Velloza, J, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, Sikkema, KJ. “It’s better for me to drink, at least the stress is going away”: Perspectives on alcohol use during pregnancy among South African women attending drinking establishments. Social Science and Medicine, 2014 Jun 27; 116C: 119-125.
  • Kalichman, SC, Conway-Washington, C, Grebler, T, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C & Eaton, L. Elevated urinary leukocyte esterase as a potential surrogate marker for HIV sexual transmission risks in men receiving antiretroviral therapy. International Journal of STDs & AIDS, 2014 Apr;26(5): 313-21.
  • Abler, L, Sikkema, KJ, Watt, MH, Eaton, LA, Choi, KW, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, & Pieterse, D. Longitudinal cohort study of depression, post-traumatic stress, and alcohol use in South African women who attend alcohol serving venues. BMC Psychiatry, 2014; 14:224.
  • Eaton, LA, Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Pieterse, D, & Cain, D. Food insecurity and alcohol use among pregnant women at alcohol-serving establishments in South Africa. Prevention Science, 2014 Jun; 15(3): 309-17.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Watt, MH, Sikkema, K, Skinner, D, Pieterse, DT. Men (and Women) as “Sellers” of Sex in Alcohol-Serving Venues in Cape Town, South Africa. Prevention Science, 2014 Mar 14; 15(3):296-308.
  • Eaton, LA, Pitpitan, E., Cain, DN, Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, & Pieterse, D. The relationship between attending alcohol serving venues nearby versus distant to one’s residence and sexual risk taking in a South African   Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2014 June; 37(3):381-90.
  • Eaton, LA, Pitpitan, E.Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, & Pieterse, D. Men who Report Recent Male and Female Sex Partners in Cape Town, South Africa: An Understudied and Underserved Population. Archives of Sexual Behavior.2013 Oct; 42(7):1299-308.
  • Kalichman, SC, Grebler, T, Amaral, C, McNerney, M, White, D, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C, Eaton, LA. Assumed infectiousness, treatment adherence and sexual behaviors among HIV positive alcohol drinkers. HIV Medicine. 2013 May; 14(5):263-72.
  • Cain, D. Pitpitan, EV, Eaton, L, Carey, KB, Carey, MP, Mehlomakulu, V, Harel, O, Simbayi, LC, Mwaba, K, & Kalichman, SC. Collective efficacy and HIV prevention in South African Townships. Journal of Community Health. 2013 Oct; 38(5):885-93.
  • Kalichman, SC, Grebler, T, Amaral, CM, McKerney, M, White, D, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C, & Eaton, LA. Food insecurity and antiretroviral adherence among HIV positive adults who drink alcohol. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2013 Oct; 37(5):1009-18.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, & Pieterse, D. Gender-based Violence, Alcohol use, and Sexual Risk Among Female Patrons of Drinking Venues in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2013 Jun; 36(3):295-304.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, & Pieterse, D. Co-Occurring Psychosocial Problems and HIV Risk Among Women Attending Drinking Venues in a South African Township: A Syndemic Approach. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2013 Apr; 45(2):153-62.
  • Kalichman, SC, Grebler, T., Amaral, CM, McNerney, M., White, D, Swetsze, C, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C, Eaton, LA. Intentional Non-Adherence to Medications among HIV Positive Alcohol Drinkers: Prospective Study of Interactive Toxicity Beliefs. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2013 Mar; 28(3):399-405.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Strathdee, SA, Patterson, TL. HIV/STI risk among venue-based female sex workers across the globe: A look back and the way forward. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 2013 Mar; 10(1):65-78.
  • Eaton, LA, Kenny, DA, Kalichman, SC, & Harel, O. A reanalysis of a behavioral intervention to prevent incident HIV infections: Including indirect and direct effects in modeling outcomes of Project EXPLORE. AIDS Care, 2013; 25(7):805-11.
  • Russell, BS, Eaton, LA, & Petersen-Williams, P. Intersecting epidemics among pregnant women: Alcohol use, interpersonal violence, and HIV infection in South Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 2013 Mar; 10(1):103-10.
  • Kalichman, SC, Amaral, C, Cherry, C, Kalichman, MO, White, D, Grebler, G., Eaton, L A, Cruess, D, Detorio, M, Caliendo, AM, Schinazi, R. Randomized clinical trial of HIV treatment adherence counseling interventions for people living with HIV andlimited health literacy. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2013 May 1;63(1):42-50.
  • Eaton LA, Cain D, Pope H, Garcia J, Cherry C, & Kalichman SC.The relationship between pornography use and sexual behaviors among at-risk HIV negative men who have sex with men. Sexual Health, 2012; (9)2:166-170.
  • Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, Pieterse, D, & Pipitan, E. Pregnancy, alcohol intake, and intimate partner violence among men and women attending drinking establishments in a Cape Town, South Africa township. Journal of Community Health, 2012; 37(1):208-216.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, & Pieterse, D. AIDS-related stigma, HIV testing, and transmission risk among patrons of informal drinking places in Cape Town, South Africa. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2012; 43(3):362-371.
  • Kalichman, SC, Amaral, CM, White, D, Swetsze, C, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C, Eaton, L. Alcohol and adherence to antiretroviral medications: Interactive toxicity beliefs among people living with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2012 Nov; 23(6):511-20.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, & Pieterse, D. Gender-based violence and HIV sexual risk behavior: Prospective mediating processes of alcohol use and mental health problems among women in drinking venues, Cape Town, South Africa. Social Science and Medicine. 2012; 75(8):1417-25.
  • Eaton, LA, Huedo-Medina, T, Kalichman, SC, Pellowski, JA, Popat, A, Sagherian, MJ, Warren, M, Johnson, BT. Meta-analysis of single-session behavioral interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections: implications for bundling multiple prevention packages. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 Nov; 102(11):e34-44.
  • Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Cain, D, Eaton, LA, Carey, KB, Carey, MP, Harel, O, Simbayi, LC, Mwaba, K. Condom Negotiation, HIV Testing, and HIV Risks Among Women From Alcohol Serving Venues in Cape Town, South Africa. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7(10):e45631.
  • Kalichman, SC, Cherry, C, Cain, D, Pope, H, Swetzes, C, Amaral, C. Kalichman, M, & Eaton, L. Integrated intervention for reducing HIV transmission and improving medication adherence among people living with HIV/AIDS. American Journal of Public Health, 2011; 101(3):531-8.
  • Eaton L, Cain DN, Cherry C, & Pope H. A novel approach to prevention for at-risk HIV negative men who have sex with men: Creating a teachable moment to promote informed sexual decision making. American Journal of Public Health, 2011; 101(3): 539-545.
  • Kalichman, SC, Kalichman, MO, Cherry, C, Swetzes, C, Amaral, CM, White, D, Jones, M, Grebler, Eaton, L. Brief behavioral self-regulation counseling for HIV treatment adherence delivered by cell phone: An initial test of concept trial. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 2011; 25(5):303-10.
  • Eaton LA, Cain DN, Agrawal A, Jooste S, Udemans N, Kalichman SC. The influence of male circumcision for HIV prevention on sexual behavior among traditionally circumcised men in Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2011; 22(11):674-678.
  • Kalichman, SC, Cain, DN, Eaton, LA, Simbayi, LC, Jooste, S. Randomized clinical trial of brief risk reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa. American Journal of Public Health, 2011; 101(9): e9-e17.
  • Eaton LA, Kalichman SC, & Cherry C. Sexual partner selection and HIV risk reduction among Black and White men who have sex with men. American Journal of Public Health 2010; 100:503-9.
  • Eaton L, & Kalichman SC. Behavioral aspects of male circumcision for the prevention of HIV infection. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 2009; 6:187-93.
  • Eaton LA, & Kalichman SC. Changes in transmission risk behaviors across stages of HIV disease among people living with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2009; 20:39-49.
  • Eaton LA, Kalichman SC, O’Connell DA, & Karchner WD. A strategy for selecting sexual partners believed to pose little/no risks for HIV: serosorting and its implications for HIV transmission. AIDS Care, 2009; 21:1279-88.
  • Eaton LA, West TV, Kenny DA, & Kalichman SC. HIV transmission risk among HIV seroconcordant and serodiscordant couples: dyadic processes of partner selection. AIDS and Behavior, 2009; 13:185-95.
  • Kaufman MR, Fuhrel-Forbis AR, Kalichman SC, Eaton L, Cain D, Cherry C, & Pope H. On holiday: a risk behavior profile for men who have vacationed at gay resorts. Journal of Homosexuality 2009; 56:1134-44.
  • Kalichman S, & Eaton L. Strategies for Preventing HIV Transmission. Journal of the American Medical Association 2009; 302:1531.
  • Eaton L, Kaufman, M, Fuhrel, A, Cain, D, Cherry, C, & Kalichman, SC. Examining Factors Co-Existing with Interpersonal Violence in Lesbian Relationships. Journal of Family Violence, 2008; 23:697-705.
  • Eaton L, Kalichman SC, Cherry C, Pope H, Fuhrel A, Kaufman M, & Cain D. Perceived prevalence and risks for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among women who have sex with women. Journal of Womens Health, 2008; 17:75-83.
  • Eaton LA, & Kalichman S. Risk compensation in HIV prevention: implications for vaccines, microbicides, and other biomedical HIV prevention technologies. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 2007; 4:165-72.
  • Eaton LA, Kalichman SC, Cherry C, Stearns H, Flanagan J, Cain DN, & Amaral C. Serosorting sexual partners and risk for HIV among men who have sex with men. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2007; 33:479-85.

 

Lisa Eaton
Contact Information
Emaillisa.eaton@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 6024
Mailing AddressFamily Studies Building, Storrs CT, 06279