Christopher Nettles

Christopher Nettles

Email:
cdnettle@gwu.edu

    

Current Research

  • HIV prevention and treatment
  • Sexual minority populations
  • Impacts of stress on psychological and physiological functioning
  • Gene/ Environment interactions
  • Personality Disorders

Grant Award: The Role of Social Stressors in High-Risk Sexual Behaviors

 

Education

National American University, B.S. in Applied Management, 1994
University of Colorado, Denver, B.A. in Psychology, 2004
University of Colorado, Denver, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 2007
The George Washington University, M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, 2010

Publications

2015:

Monfort, S. S., Howe, G. W., Nettles, C. D., & Weihs, K. L. (2015). A longitudinal examination of re-employment quality on internalizing symptoms and job-search intentions. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20(1), 50-61. doi:10.1037/a0037753

Seal, D. W., Benotsch, E. G., Green, M., Snipes, D. J., Bull, S. S., Cejka, A., & ... Nettles, C. D. (2015). The use of Internet chat rooms to meet sexual partners: A comparison of non-heterosexually identified men with heterosexually identified men and women. International Journal of Sexual Health, 27(1), 1-15. doi:10.1080/19317611.2014.918921

2014:

Varga, C. M., Nettles, C. D., Whitesel, A. L., Howe, G. W., & Weihs, K. L. (2014). The interplay of stress and attachment in individuals weathering loss of employment. Journal of Research in Personality, 5023-32. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2014.02.002

2012:

Benotsch, E. G., Lance, S. P., Nettles, C. D. and Koester, S. (2012). Attitudes toward methamphetamine use and HIV risk behavior in men who have sex with men. American Journal on Addictions, 21, S35–S42. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.00294.x

2011:

Benotsch, E. G., Martin, A. M., Espil, F. M., Nettles, C. D., Seal, D. W., & Pinkerton, S. D. (2011). Internet use, recreational travel, and HIV risk behaviors in men who have sex with men. Journal of Community Health: The Publication for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 36(3), 398-405. doi:10.1007/s10900-010-9321-y

2009:

Echeverry, J.J. & Nettles, C.D. (2009). Club drugs: An overview. In Cohen, L.M., Collins Jr, F.L., Young, A.M., McChargue, D.E., Leffingwell, T.R., Cook, K.L. (Eds.) Pharmacology and Treatment of Substance Abuse: Evidence- and Outcome-Based Perspectives (pp 419-438). New York: Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group

Nettles, C. D., Benotsch, E. G., & Uban, K. A. (2009). Sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men using erectile dysfunction medications. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23(12), 1017-1023. doi:10.1089/apc.2009.0029

2007:

Benotsch, E. G., Nettles, C. D., Wong, F., Redmann, J., Boschini, J., Pinkerton, S. D., & ... Mikytuck, J. J. (2007). Sexual risk behavior in men attending Mardi gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana. Journal of Community Health: The Publication for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, 32(5), 343-356. doi:10.1007/s10900-007-9054-8

Coussons-Read, M. E., Okun, M. L., & Nettles*, C. D. (2007). Psychosocial stress increases inflammatory markers and alters cytokine production across pregnancy. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21(3), 343-350. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2006.08.006

2006:

Benotsch, E.G., Seeley, S., Mikytuck, J.J., Pinkerton, S.D., Nettles, C.D., & Ragsdale, K. (2006). Substance use, medications for sexual facilitation, and sexual risk behavior among traveling men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 33(12), 706-711. doi: 10.1097/01.olq.0000218862.34644.0e

Presentations

2015:

Nettles*, C., Weinstein, T., Harper, G.W., & Aguayo-Romero*, R.A. (2015, June). Cyber Mentoring: A technology-oriented approach to professional development across long distances. Roundtable discussion at the Society for Community Research and Action 15th Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA. 

2013:

Nettles*, C. D. (2013, May). Cognitive escape from discrimination and hate crimes related to increases in sexual risk. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Nettles*, C.D. (2013, May). Addressing clinical and community psychology competencies through a self-constructed internship. In M. Lemke (Chair) Guiding competencies: Critical skills to engage in community work from the perspective of students. Symposium conducted at the 2013 Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action.

2011:

Eisen, E., Nettles*, C. D., Howe, G. W., & Gedzior, A. P. (2011, June). Studying the trajectories of clinically significant depression, anxiety, and their co-morbidities over time. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Gedzior, A. P., Weihs, K., Howe; G.W., Eisen, E., & Nettles*, C. D. (2011, June). Measuring stressful life events after job loss: A comparison of various methods. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Howe, G. W., Gedzior, A. P., Weihs, K., Neiderhiser, J., & Nettles*, C. D., Eisen, E. (2011, June). Vulnerability to emotional disorder: Using higher-order growth models to study phenotypic and genotypic diatheses. In K. E. Masyn (Chair), The use of longitudinal phenotypes of internalizing and externalizing behaviors for the detection of genotypic diatheses. Symposium conducted at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Nettles*, C. D., Howe, G. W., Gedzior, A. P., & Eisen, E. (2011, June). A growth mixture model characterizing short-term changes in neuroticism in the context of stressful life events. Poster presented at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

2010:

Eisen, E., Nettles*, C.D., & Howe, G.W. (2010, May). Onset of major depression and generalized anxiety following job loss. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Gedzior*, A.P., Howe, G.W., & Nettles*, C.D. (2010, May). Do stressful social contexts activate active coping schemas?  Poster presented at the 22nd Annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Howe, G. W. & Nettles*, C. D. (2010, June). Taking cause seriously in studying mediation: Testing the effects of varying functional form. Paper presented at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Denver, CO.

Nettles*, C.D., Howe, G.W., Weihs, K. & Moreno, F.A. (2010, March). Vulnerability to stress induced depression after job Loss: Testing variation by 5-HTTLPR gene. Poster presented at the 68th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.

2009:

Nettles*, C. D., Howe, G. W., Gedzior, A., & Zamora, D. (2009, May). Job loss and depressive symptoms in couples: Testing for mediation in a multi-wave study. Paper presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

2008:

Allen, E., Benotsch, E., Richardson, D., Nettles*, C.D., Rietmeijer, C., & Atkins, D. (2008, November). Infidelity, partner knowledge, and condom use as risk behaviors for disease transmission. In R. A. Marin (Chair), Infidelity and Couple Therapy: Exploring Rates, Risks, and Recovery from Affairs. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Orlando, FL.

Gedzior, A. P., Nettles*, C. D., & Howe, G. W. (2008, May). The effects of stress following job loss and efficacy expectations on job search behaviors. Poster presented at the 20th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

2007:

Benotsch, E. G. & Nettles*, C. D. (2007, March). Internet use to find sexual partners, sexual risk, and strategies to reduce risk among men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 65th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Budapest, Hungary.

Cabral, O., McCardle, M., Espil, F., Nettles*, C. D. (2007, August). Methamphetamine use and HIV-risk behavior among patients seeking STD clinic services. Poster presented at the 115th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Case, K. R., Benotsch, E. G., Walter, J. K., & Nettles*, C. D. (2007, March). Methamphetamine and sex: Attitudes and behaviors among men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Espil, F., Cabral, O., McCardle, M., Nettles*, C. D., & Benotsch, E .G. (2007, March). Substance use and HIV risk behaviors during recreational travel. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

McCardle, M., Espil, F., Cabral, O., Nettles*, C. D., Richardson, D., Allen, E., Benotsch, E. G., & Rietmeijer, C. A. (2007, March). Perceived power, self-efficacy, condom use, and sexual risk behaviors in women receiving STD clinic services. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Nettles*, C. D., Benotsch, E. G., Allen, E., Richardson, D. Rietmeijer, C. A. (2007, March). Histrionic Personality Features and HIV/STD Risk Behaviors Among Patients Seeking STD Clinic Services. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Nettles*, C. D. (2007, August). Self-disclosure of sexual orientation: A graduate school experience. In R. D. Smith (Chair), Student self-care and self-disclosure – A precarious balance. Symposium conducted at the 115th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Walter, J., Case, K., Benotsch, E. G., Nettles*, C. D., Browning, M., Richardson, D., & Rietmeijer, C. (2007, March). HIV/AIDS: Examination of conspiracy beliefs in different ethnic groups. Poster presented at the 65th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Budapest, Hungary.

2006:

Benotsch, E. G., Nettles*, C. D., Wong, F., Redmann, J., Boschini, J., & Ragsdale, K. (2006, March). Sexual risk behavior in men attending Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, LA. Poster presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Benotsch, E. G., Nettles*, C. D., & Uban, K. (2006, May). Methamphetamine use and high-risk sexual behavior in men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 18th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY.

Benotsch, E. G., Richardson, D., Nettles*, C. D., Allen, E., & Rietmeijer, C. (2006, November - December). Attitudes towards partner notification among men and women receiving STD clinic services. Poster presented at the 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand.

Browning, M., Rosen, A., Benotsch, E. G., Nettles*, C. D., Uban, K., & Martin, K. (2006, March). Body image and sexual risk behaviors in men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Nettles*, C. D., & Uban, K. (2006, March). Social awkwardness and HIV risk behaviors in men who use the Internet to find sexual partners. Poster presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Nettles*, C. D., Benotsch, E. G., Uban, K., Rosen, A., & Martin, K. E. (2006, March). Fatalistic time perspective and sexual risk in HIV+ men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Rosen, A., Browning, M., Benotsch, E .G., Martin, K .E., Uban, K., & Nettles*, C. D. (2006, March). Body image, race, and sexual risk behavior in men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Uban, K. A., Benotsch, E. G., Nettles*, C. D., Martin, K. E., & Rosen, A. (2006, March). Substance use and perceived risk for contracting HIV in men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO.

Uban, K. A., Nettles*, C. D., Benotsch, E. G., Rosen, A., & Martin, K. E. (2006, March). Time perspective and substance use in men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

Wood, A., Rosen, A., Benotsch, E. G., Allen, E., Nettles*, C. D., Richardson, D., & Rietmeijer, C. (2006, November - December). Dependent personality style, substance use, and sexual risk behavior in women seeking STD clinic services. Poster presented at the 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand.

2005:

Benotsch, E. G., Bull, S. S., Nettles*, C. D., & Kalichman, S. C. (2005, April). Barebacking, internet use to find sexual partners, and high-risk sexual behavior among men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Boston, MA.

Benotsch, E. G., Koester, S. K., & Nettles*, C. D. (2005, April). Methamphetamine use, gay identity, and high-risk sexual behavior among men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Boston, MA.

Benotsch, E. G., Nettles*, C. D., & Kalichman, S. C. (2005, April). Methamphetamine use, sensation seeking, and high-risk sexual behavior among men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Boston, MA.

Benotsch, E. G., Seeley, S., Mikytuck, J., Nettles*, C. D., Pinkerton, S. D., & Ragsdale, K. (2005, April). HIV risk behaviors in men on vacation. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Boston, MA. 

Nettles*, C. D., Everhart, K., & Benotsch, E. G. (2005, April). The relationship between time perspective and high-risk sexual behavior. Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Boston, MA.

Nettles*, C. D., Benotsch, E. G., Pinkerton, S .D., DiFranceisco, W., & Swain, G. R. (2005, June). Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding HIV in African American STD clinic patients. Poster presented at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center 3rd Annual Diversity Research Exchange, Denver, CO.