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Steven A. John PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Psychiatry
Program: Center for AIDS Intervention Research


I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • HIV
  • Health Behavior
  • Minority Health
  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Public Health
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Implementation Science
  • MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
  • Publications (30)

  • PrEP Use and Persistence Among Young Sexual Minority Men 17-24 Years Old During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Hong C, Horvath KJ, Stephenson R, Nelson KM, Petroll AE, Walsh JL, John SA) AIDS Behav 2021 Aug 13 PMID: 34387777 PMCID: PMC8361406 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112349894 08/14/2021    
  • Tailored HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Intervention Needs from a Latent Class Analysis Among U.S. Healthcare Providers. (John SA, Walsh JL, Pleuhs B, Wesche R, Quinn KG, Petroll AE) AIDS Behav 2021 Jun;25(6):1751-1760 PMID: 33216244 PMCID: PMC8084873 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096402720 11/21/2020    
  • PrEP Uptake and Discontinuation Among a U.S. National Sample of Transgender Men and Women. (Zarwell M, John SA, Westmoreland D, Mirzayi C, Pantalone DW, Golub S, Nash D, Grov C) AIDS Behav 2021 Apr;25(4):1063-1071 PMID: 33057893 PMCID: PMC7979462 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85092672600 10/16/2020    
  • "Physical Sex Is Over for Now": Impact of COVID-19 on the Well-Being and Sexual Health of Adolescent Sexual Minority Males in the U.S. (Nelson KM, Gordon AR, John SA, Stout CD, Macapagal K) J Adolesc Health 2020 12;67(6):756-762 PMID: 33039273 PMCID: PMC7683377 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85092144771 10/12/2020       6 Citations
  • "I Feel Almost as Though I've Lived This Before": Insights from Sexual and Gender Minority Men on Coping with COVID-19. (Quinn KG, Walsh JL, John SA, Nyitray AG) AIDS Behav 2021 Jan;25(1):1-8 PMID: 32918640 PMCID: PMC7486587 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85090833719 09/13/2020       9 Citations
  • Reducing the Discussion Divide by Digital Questionnaires in Health Care Settings: Disruptive Innovation for HIV Testing and PrEP Screening. (John SA, Petroll AE, Walsh JL, Quinn KG, Patel VV, Grov C) J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2020 11 01;85(3):302-308 PMID: 32701822 PMCID: PMC7572720 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85093538678 07/24/2020    
  • Willingness to Distribute HIV Self-Testing Kits to Recent Sex Partners Among HIV-Negative Gay and Bisexual Men and an Examination of Free-Response Data from Young Men Participating in the Nationwide Cohort. (John SA, L√≥pez-Rios J, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ, Grov C) Arch Sex Behav 2020 08;49(6):2081-2089 PMID: 32495242 PMCID: PMC7366497 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085969274 06/05/2020    
  • Testing the Interpersonal-Behavior model to explain intentions to use patient-delivered partner therapy. (John SA, Walsh JL, Quinn KG, Cho YI, Weinhardt LS) PLoS One 2020;15(5):e0233348 PMID: 32433680 PMCID: PMC7239460 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085155369 05/21/2020    
  • HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Awareness and Non-Occupational PEP (nPEP) Prescribing History Among U.S. Healthcare Providers. (John SA, Quinn KG, Pleuhs B, Walsh JL, Petroll AE) AIDS Behav 2020 Nov;24(11):3124-3131 PMID: 32300991 PMCID: PMC7508835 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083770692 04/18/2020       2 Citations
  • Perceptions of PrEP Use Within Primary Relationships Among Young Black Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men. (Quinn KG, Zarwell M, John SA, Christenson E, Walsh JL) Arch Sex Behav 2020 08;49(6):2117-2128 PMID: 32240437 PMCID: PMC7321890 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084241631 04/03/2020       4 Citations
  • Health Care Provider Barriers to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: A Systematic Review. (Pleuhs B, Quinn KG, Walsh JL, Petroll AE, John SA) AIDS Patient Care STDS 2020 03;34(3):111-123 PMID: 32109141 PMCID: PMC7087402 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082342702 02/29/2020       18 Citations
  • High willingness to use novel HIV and bacterial sexually transmitted infection partner notification, testing, and treatment strategies among gay and bisexual men. (John SA, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT, Grov C) Sex Transm Infect 2020 05;96(3):173-176 PMID: 31189548 PMCID: PMC6906259 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067301271 06/14/2019       4 Citations
  • Addressing missed opportunities for HIV testing by including rapid-HIV self-testing kits with patient-delivered partner therapy. (John SA) Sex Res Social Policy 2018 Dec;15(4):387-397 PMID: 31011372 PMCID: PMC6474367 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055742243 04/24/2019       5 Citations
  • Differences Between Groups of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Using Couples in HIV-Negative/Unknown Relationships. (John SA, Robles G, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ) J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2019 08 01;81(4):419-428 PMID: 30985555 PMCID: PMC6594889 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068887366 04/16/2019       4 Citations
  • Decisional Balance and Contemplation Ladder to Support Interventions for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Uptake and Persistence. (John SA, Rendina HJ, Starks TJ, Grov C, Parsons JT) AIDS Patient Care STDS 2019 02;33(2):67-78 PMID: 30653348 PMCID: PMC6386084 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061151042 01/18/2019       4 Citations
  • Gay and bisexual men's experiences using self-testing kits for HIV and rectal and urethral bacterial sexually transmitted infections: Lessons learned from a study with home-based testing. (John SA, Cain D, Bradford-Rogers J, Rendina HJ, Grov C) Int J Sex Health 2019;31(3):308-318 PMID: 32983310 PMCID: PMC7518382 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070518106 01/01/2019       2 Citations
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Sexually Transmitted Infection Counseling and Testing Services Received by Gay and Bisexual Men Using Preexposure Prophylaxis at Their Last PrEP Care Visit. (Parsons JT, John SA, Whitfield THF, Cienfuegos-Szalay J, Grov C) Sex Transm Dis 2018 12;45(12):798-802 PMID: 30422969 PMCID: PMC6247810 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055268068 11/14/2018       9 Citations
  • A three-city comparison of drug use and drug use before sex among young men who have sex with men in the United States. (Feinstein BA, Moody RL, John SA, Parsons JT, Mustanski B) J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv 2018;30(1):82-101 PMID: 30381785 PMCID: PMC6205241 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85039161020 11/02/2018       3 Citations
  • Determining the Roles that Club Drugs, Marijuana, and Heavy Drinking Play in PrEP Medication Adherence Among Gay and Bisexual Men: Implications for Treatment and Research. (Grov C, Rendina HJ, John SA, Parsons JT) AIDS Behav 2019 May;23(5):1277-1286 PMID: 30306433 PMCID: PMC6458096 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055266526 10/12/2018       12 Citations
  • Club drug users had higher odds of reporting a bacterial STI compared with non-club drug users: results from a cross-sectional analysis of gay and bisexual men on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. (John SA, Parsons JT, Rendina HJ, Grov C) Sex Transm Infect 2019 12;95(8):626-628 PMID: 30126949 PMCID: PMC6383506 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85052663195 08/22/2018       7 Citations
  • Preferences for Sexual Health Smartphone App Features Among Gay and Bisexual Men. (Ventuneac A, John SA, Whitfield THF, Mustanski B, Parsons JT) AIDS Behav 2018 Oct;22(10):3384-3394 PMID: 29948335 PMCID: PMC6148366 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048361544 06/28/2018       12 Citations
  • An Examination of Gay Couples' Motivations to Use (or Forego) Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Expressed During Couples HIV Testing and Counseling (CHTC) Sessions. (Starks TJ, Doyle KM, Shalhav O, John SA, Parsons JT) Prev Sci 2019 01;20(1):157-167 PMID: 29651646 PMCID: PMC6185802 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85045274609 04/14/2018       13 Citations
  • Testing the Efficacy of Combined Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Skills Training to Reduce Methamphetamine Use and Improve HIV Medication Adherence Among HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men. (Parsons JT, John SA, Millar BM, Starks TJ) AIDS Behav 2018 Aug;22(8):2674-2686 PMID: 29536284 PMCID: PMC6051905 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85043689899 03/15/2018       15 Citations
  • Why I Quit Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)? A Mixed-Method Study Exploring Reasons for PrEP Discontinuation and Potential Re-initiation Among Gay and Bisexual Men. (Whitfield THF, John SA, Rendina HJ, Grov C, Parsons JT) AIDS Behav 2018 Nov;22(11):3566-3575 PMID: 29404756 PMCID: PMC6077114 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85045038277 02/07/2018       65 Citations
  • Home-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services for gay and bisexual men: An opportunity to address barriers to PrEP uptake and persistence. (John SA, Rendina HJ, Grov C, Parsons JT) PLoS One 2017;12(12):e0189794 PMID: 29281688 PMCID: PMC5744975 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85039712269 12/28/2017       27 Citations
  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youths' Public Facilities Use and Psychological Well-Being: A Mixed-Method Study. (Weinhardt LS, Stevens P, Xie H, Wesp LM, John SA, Apchemengich I, Kioko D, Chavez-Korell S, Cochran KM, Watjen JM, Lambrou NH) Transgend Health 2017;2(1):140-150 PMID: 29159308 PMCID: PMC5685206 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054427989 11/22/2017       22 Citations
  • Perceived Risk of Intimate Partner Violence Among STI Clinic Patients: Implications for Partner Notification and Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy. (John SA, Walsh JL, Cho YI, Weinhardt LS) Arch Sex Behav 2018 02;47(2):481-492 PMID: 29090392 PMCID: PMC5775910 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85032693024 11/02/2017       7 Citations
  • Will Gay and Bisexual Men Taking Oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Switch to Long-Acting Injectable PrEP Should It Become Available? (John SA, Whitfield THF, Rendina HJ, Parsons JT, Grov C) AIDS Behav 2018 04;22(4):1184-1189 PMID: 28913659 PMCID: PMC5851796 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85029541366 09/16/2017       23 Citations
  • Should I Convince My Partner to Go on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis¬†(PrEP)? The Role of Personal and Relationship Factors on PrEP-Related Social Control among Gay and Bisexual Men. (John SA, Starks TJ, Rendina HJ, Grov C, Parsons JT) AIDS Behav 2018 04;22(4):1239-1252 PMID: 28634660 PMCID: PMC5738299 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85021108263 06/22/2017       26 Citations
  • The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model Revisited: A Network-Perspective Structural Equation Model Within a Public Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic Sample of Hazardous Alcohol Users. (John SA, Walsh JL, Weinhardt LS) AIDS Behav 2017 Apr;21(4):1208-1218 PMID: 27260181 PMCID: PMC5136346 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85014923131 06/05/2016       18 Citations
  • Last update: 09/01/2021