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

  • Watt, M, Eaton, LA, Dennis, A, Choi, K, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, and Sikkema, K. Alcohol use during pregnancy in Cape Town, South Africa: Reconciling knowledge, norms, personal experience and intuition. Maternal & Child Health Journal. In Press.
  • Sega, L, Maxin, D, Eaton, L, Latham, A, Moose, A, & Stenslie, S. The effect of risk behavior induced by recovery in epidemic models. Journal of Biological Dynamics. In Press. 
  • Maksut, J, & Eaton, LA. Female condoms = missed opportunities: Lessons learned from promotion-centered interventions. Women’s Health Issues. In Press.
  • 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. In Press.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kalichman, SC, Cain, DN, Carey, KB, Carey, MP, Eaton, LA, Simbayi, LC,  Harel, O, Mehlomakhulu, V, Mwaba, K. Randomized Community-Level HIV Prevention Intervention Trial for Men Who Drink in South African Alcohol-Serving Venues. European Journal of Public Health, 2013 Oct; 24(5):833-9.
  • 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/
  • 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.
  • Kalichman, SC, Pitpitan, EV, Eaton, LA, Cain, D, Carey, KB, Carey, MP, Harel, O, Simbayi, LC, Mwaba, K. Bringing it home: community survey of HIV risks to primary sex partners of men and women in alcohol-serving establishments in Cape Town, South Africa. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2013 May; 89(3):231-6.
  • 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 and limited 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Pipitan, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Eaton L, Kaufman, M, Fuhrel, A, Cain, D, Cherry, C, & Kalichman, SC. Power Dynamics and 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.
  • Kalichman SC, Eaton L, & Pinkerton S. Circumcision for HIV prevention: failure to fully account for behavioral risk compensation. PLoS Medicine 2007; 4:e138.
  • Kalichman SC, Eaton L, & Pinkerton SD. Male circumcision in HIV prevention. Lancet 2007; 369:1597.
    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