Sarah Calabrese, Ph.D.

Sarah Calabrese

Title:
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email:
skcalabrese@gwu.edu

  

Current Research

  • Sexual health promotion among Black men who have sex with men and other socially marginalized groups
  • Biomedical HIV prevention
  • Stereotypes and discrimination

Current Grant Awards

  • PI of "Intervention to Promote PrEP Awareness and Equitable Prescription Among Providers" [K01-MH103080]

4-year, mixed-methods project that aims to (a) identify barriers and biases related to PrEP prescription among providers and (b) develop and evaluate a CME program integrating PrEP education with cultural competence training

  • PI of "Optimizing PrEP Social Marketing to Black MSM in DC to Raise Awareness and Uptake" [DC CFAR/ P30-AI117970]

​1-year, mixed-methods pilot project that aims to evaluate and improve PrEP social marketing materials to maximize their effectiveness in promoting PrEP uptake among Black MSM in DC while minimizing stigmatization of Black MSM sexuality

  • PI of "The PrEP'ing Planned Parenthood Project" [Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS/P30-MH062294]

1-year, mixed-methods pilot project that aims to develop and evaluate a program integrating biomedical HIV prevention into women’s reproductive healthcare, including a web-based video approach to introducing PrEP and nPEP to clients

Education

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, B.S. in Psychology & Biology

George Washington University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
 
 

Publications

In Press / Under Review:

Calabrese, S.K., Krakower, D.S., & Mayer, K.H. (in press). Integrating pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) into routine preventive healthcare to avoid exacerbating disparities. American Journal of Public Health.

2017:

Calabrese, S.K., Underhill, K., & Mayer, K.H. (2017). HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and condomless sex: Disentangling personal values from public health priorities. American Journal of Public Health.Advance online publication. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303966

Calabrese, S.K., Earnshaw, V.A., Magnus, M., Hansen, N.B., Krakower, D.S., Underhill, K., Mayer, K.H., Kershaw, T.S., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2017). Sexual stereotypes ascribed to Black men who have sex with men: An intersectional analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0911-3

Calabrese, S.K., Magnus, M., Mayer, K.H., Krakower, D.S., Eldahan, A.I., Gaston-Hawkins, L.A., Underhill, K., Hansen, N.B., Kershaw, T.S., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2017). “Support your client at the space that they’re in”: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescribers’ perspectives on PrEP-related risk compensation. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 31(4), 196-204. doi: 10.1089/apc.2017.0002

Vincent, W., Fang, X., Calabrese, S.K., Heckman, T.G., Sikkema, K.J., & Hansen, N.B. (2017). HIV-related shame and health-related quality of life among older, HIV-positive adults. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(3), 434-444. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9812-0

Edelman, E.J., Moore, B.A., Calabrese, S.K., Berkenblit, G., Cunningham, C., Patel, V., Phillips, K., Tetrault, J.M., Shah, M., Fiellin, D.A., & Blackstock, O. (2017). Primary care physicians’ willingness to prescribe HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis for people who inject drugs. AIDS and Behavior, 21(4), 1025-1033. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1612-6

Blackstock, O.J., Moore, B.A., Berkenblit, G., Calabrese, S.K., Cunningham, C., Fiellin, D.A., Patel, V., Phillips, K.A., Tetrault, J.M., Shah, M., & Edelman, E.J. (2017). A cross-sectional online survey of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis adoption among primary care physicians. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32(1), 62-67. doi: 10.1007/s11606-016-3903-z

2016:

Calabrese, S.K., Magnus, M., Mayer, K.H., Krakower, D.S., Eldahan, A.I., Gaston-Hawkins, L.A., Hansen, N.B., Kershaw, T.S., Underhill, K., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2016). Putting PrEP into practice: Lessons learned from early-adopting U.S. providers’ firsthand experiences providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and associated care. PLOS ONE, 11(6), e0157324. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157324

Calabrese, S.K., Underhill, K., Earnshaw, V.A., Hansen, N.B., Kershaw, T.S., Magnus, M., Krakower, D.S., Mayer, K.H., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2016). Framing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the general public: How inclusive messaging may prevent prejudice from diminishing public support. AIDS and Behavior, 20(7), 1499-1513. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1318-9

Underhill, K., Morrow, K.M., Colleran, C.M., Calabrese, S.K., Operario, D., Salovey, P., Mayer, K.H. (2016). Explaining the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention: A qualitative study of message framing and messaging preferences among U.S. men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 20(7), 1514-1526. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1088-9

Calabrese, S.K., Burke, S.E., Dovidio, J.F., Levina, O.S., Uusküla, A., Niccolai, L.M., & Heimer, R. (2016). Internalized HIV and drug use stigmas: Interacting forces threatening health and health service utilization among people living with HIV who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS and Behavior, 20(1), 85-97. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1100-4

2015:

Burke, S.E., Calabrese, S.K., Dovidio, J.F., Levina, O.S., Uusküla, A., Niccolai, L.M., Abel-Ollo, K., & Heimer, R. (2015). A tale of two cities: Stigma and health outcomes among people with HIV who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia and Kohtla-Jarve, Estonia. Social Science & Medicine, 130, 154-161. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.02.018

Calabrese, S.K., Meyer, I.H., Overstreet, N.M., Haile, R., & Hansen, N.B. (2015). Exploring discrimination and mental health disparities faced by Black sexual minority women relative to other multiply marginalized groups using a minority stress framework. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(3), 287-304. doi: 10.1177/0361684314560730

Calabrese, S.K., & Underhill, K. (2015). How stigma surrounding HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) undermines prevention and pleasure: A call to destigmatize “Truvada whores.” American Journal of Public Health, 105(10), 1960-1964. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302816

Calabrese, S.K., Rosenberger, J.G., Schick, V.R., & Novak, D.S. (2015). Pleasure, affection, and love among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) versus MSM of other races: Countering dehumanizing stereotypes via cross-race comparisons of reported sexual experience at last sexual event. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10508-014-0405-0

Fang, X., Vincent, W., Calabrese, S.K., Heckman, T.G., Sikkema, K.J., Humphries, D.L., & Hansen, N.B. (2015). Resilience, stress, and life quality in older adults living with HIV/AIDS. Aging and Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2014.1003287

Underhill, K., Morrow, K.M., Colleran, C.M., Calabrese, S.K., Operario, D., Salovey, P., Mayer, K.H. (2015). Explaining the efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention: A qualitative study of message framing and messaging preferences among U.S. men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1088-9

Underhill, K., Morrow, K.M., Colleran, C.M., Holcomb, R., Operario, D., Calabrese, S.K.Galarraga, O., & Mayer, K.H. (2015). A qualitative study of medical mistrust, perceived discrimination, and risk behavior disclosure to clinicians by U.S. male sex workers and other men who have sex with men. Journal of Urban Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11524-015-9961-4

Vagenas, P., Wickersham, J.A., Calabrese, S.K., Lama, J.R., Benites, C.M., Pun, M., Sanchez, J., & Altice, F.L. (2015). Validation of the “Drinking Expectancy Questionnaire for Men Who Have Sex with Men” (DEQ-MSM) in Peru. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34(5), 559-566. doi: 10.1111/dar.12282

2014:

Calabrese, S.K., Earnshaw, V.A., Underhill, K., Hansen, N.B., Dovidio, J.F. (2014). The impact of patient race on clinical decisions related to prescribing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Assumptions about sexual risk compensation and implications for access. AIDS and Behavior, 18, 226-240. doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0675-x

Calabrese, S.K., Meyer, I.H., Overstreet, N.M., Haile, R., & Hansen, N.B. (2014). Exploring discrimination and mental health disparities faced by Black sexual minority women relative to other multiply marginalized groups using a multidimensional minority stress framework. Psychology of Women Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0361684314560730

Calabrese, S.K., Rosenberger, J.G., Schick, V.R., & Novak, D.S. (2014). Pleasure, affection, and love among black men who have sex with men (MSM) versus MSM of other races: Countering dehumanizing stereotypes via cross-race comparisons of reported sexual experience at last sexual event. Archives of Sexual Behavior. First published online, January 21, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10508-014-0405-0

Underhill, K., Morrow, K.M., Colleran, C.M., Holcomb, R., Operario, D., . . . Mayer, K.H. (2014) Access to healthcare, HIV/STI testing, and preferred Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis providers among men who have sex with men and men who engage in street-based sex work in the US. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112425. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112425

2013:

Calabrese, S.K., Rosenberger, J.G., Schick, V.R., Novak, D.S., Reece, M. (2013). An event-level comparison of risk-related sexual practices between black and other-race men who have sex with men: Condoms, semen, lubricant, and rectal douching. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(2), 77-84. doi: 10.1089/apc.2012.0355

2012:

Calabrese, S.K., Reisen, C.A., Zea, M.C., Poppen, P.J., & Bianchi, F.T.  (2012). The pleasure principle: The effect of perceived pleasure loss associated with condoms on unprotected anal intercourse among immigrant Latino men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 26(7), 430-435. doi: 10.1089/apc.2011.0428

Calabrese, S.K., Martin, S., Wolters, P.L., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Brennan, T.L., & Wood, L.V. (2012). Diagnosis disclosure, medication hiding, and medical functioning among perinatally infected, HIV-positive children and adolescents.  AIDS Care, 24(9), 1092-1096. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2012.699670

Schick, V.R., Rosenberger, J.G., Herbenick, D., Calabrese, S.K., & Reece, M. (2012). Bidentity: Sexual behavior/identity congruence and women's sexual, physical, and mental wellbeing. Journal of Bisexuality, 12, 178-197. doi:10.1080/15299716.2012.674855

2011:

Martin, S., Calabrese, S.K., Wolters, P.L., Walker, K.A., Warren, K., & Hazra, R. (2011). Family functioning and coping styles in families of children with cancer and HIV disease. Clinical Pediatrics, 51(1), 58-64. doi: 10.1177/0009922811417300

Schick, V.R., Rima, B.N., & Calabrese, S.K. (2011). Evulvalution: The portrayal of women’s external genitalia and general physique across time and the current Barbie doll ideals presented in Playboy Magazine. Journal of Sex Research, 47, 1-9. doi:10.1080/00224490903308404 

2010:

Schick, V.R., Calabrese, S.K., Rima, B.N., & Zucker, A. (2010). Genital Appearance Dissatisfaction: Implications for Women's Genital Image Self-Consciousness, Sexual Esteem, Sexual Satisfaction, and Sexual Risk.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34(3), 394-404. doi:10.1111/j.1471-6402.2010.01584.x

2009:

Martin, S., Elliott-DeSorbo, D.K., Calabrese, S.K., Wolters, P. L., Roby, G., Brennan, T., & Wood, L. (2009, August). A comparison of adherence assessment methods utilized in the United States: Perspectives of researchers, HIV-infected children, and their caregivers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 23, 893-601. doi:10.1089/apc.2009.0021

2007:

Martin, S., Wolters, P.L., Calabrese, S.K., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Wood, L.V., Roby, G., and Elliott-DeSorbo, D.K. (2007, August). The Antiretroviral Regimen Complexity Index: A novel method of quantifying regimen complexity. Journal of AIDS, 45, 535-544. doi:10.1097/QAI.0b013e31811ed1f1

2006:

Calabrese, S.K., Lyness, J.M., Sörensen, S., & Duberstein, P.R. (2006, June). Personality and the association of pain and depression. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14, 546-549.

 

Presentations

2009

Calabrese, S.K., Schick, V.S., & Rima, B.N. (2009, November). Sexual standards held by women for women: How permissive attitudes about sex promote personal sexual wellbeing. Poster presented at the 2009 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Schick, V.S., & Calabrese, S.K. (2009, November). Genital Image Self-Consciousness: The missing link between body image self-consciousness and sexual wellness. Poster presented at the 2009 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Gonzales, F.A., Calabrese, S.K., Zea, M.C., Reisen, C.A., Poppen, P.J., & Bianchi, P.J. (2009, November). Characteristics of sex parties and Latino MSM who attend them. Paper presented at the American Public Health Association 137th Annual Meeting and Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Rima, B.N., Zucker, A., Calabrese, S.K., & Schick, V.R. (2009, August). "Thin is in": Thin-ideal internalization and women's beliefs. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Schick, V.R., Calabrese, S.K., Rima, B.R., & Zucker, A. (2009, August). Genital appearance dissatisfaction: Implications for sexual self-consciousness, esteem, and wellbeing. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Schick, V.R., Rima, B.N., & Calabrese, S.K.(2009, March). Recreating a genital aesthetic: Public representations of female genitalia thirty-five years after Betty Dodson’s slideshow. Paper presented at the 2009 Association for Women in Psychology 34th Annual Conference, Newport, RI.

2008

Calabrese, S. K., Poppen, P. J., Zea, M. C., & Schick, V. S. (2008, November). Sexual standards and behavior in the 21st century: A comparison of male and female heterosexual college students. Poster presented at the 2008 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Schick, V. R., Calabrese, S. K., & Rima, B. N. (2008, November). Does (labia) size really matter? The distorting impact of exposure to unrealistic labia minora images on women’s perceived labia size: Implications for genital discontent and sexuality. Poster presented at the 2008 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Schick, V.R., Rima, B.N., & Calabrese, S.K. (2008, April).Evulvalution: Portrayals of female genitalia across time and the current prepubescent ideal presented in mainstream men’s magazines in the USA. Poster presented at the 9th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, Rome, Italy.

Calabrese, S.K., Schick, V.R., Poppen, P.J., & Zea, M.C. (2008, April). Empirical evidence for the conditional persistence of the traditional sexual double standard and implications for men and women’s sexual self-efficacy. Poster presented at the 9th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, Rome, Italy.

Lo, S. C., Poppen, P. J., & Calabrese, S. K. (2008, March). Exploring the roles of impression management and gender norm conformity in relation to sexual history disclosure. Poster presented at the 2008 National STD Prevention Conference, Chicago, IL.

2007

Martin, S., Calabrese, S.K., Elliott-DeSorbo, D.K., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Roby, G., Wolters, P.L., and Wood, L.V. (2007, April). A comparison of three methods of assessing medication adherence: Perspectives from researchers and participants. Paper presented at the 2007 Regional Conference on Child Health Psychology, Cincinnati, OH.

2006

Calabrese, S.K., Lo, S.C., Zea, M.C., Poppen, P.J., Bianchi, F.T., & Reisen, C.A. (2006, November). Cultural ideology and sexual risk-taking behavior among Latino MSM. Poster presented at the 2006 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Calabrese, S.K., Martin, S.C., Elliott-DeSorbo, D.K., Toledo-Tamula, M.A., Wolters, P.L., & Wood, L.V. (2006). Methodological and conceptual considerations in the assessment of antiretroviral medication adherence in HIV-positive children and adolescents [Abstract]. Proceedings of the XVI International AIDS Conference, Abstract No. CDB0745.

2005

Calabrese, S.K., Lyness, J.M., Sörensen, S., & Duberstein, P.R. (2005, May). Personality affects the pain-depression relationship in older primary care patients. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Calabrese, S.K., & Greenspon, J.M. (2004, May). Auditory experience influences preference of juvenile canaries for conspecific song. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

2004

Greenspon, J.M., Foote, C., Calabrese, S.K., & Ripley, J. (2004, May). Auditory experience of female canaries influences their sexual response to song type. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

2003

Calabrese, S.K., Hoelzle, M.K., & Droney, D.C. (2003, October). The effect of social context on sperm contribution in Drosophila grimshawi. Poster presented at the Hobart and William Smith Science Symposium, Geneva, NY.

1999

Calabrese, S.K., & Meyers, A.E. (1999, September). Bacterial properties and adhesion to materials. Poster presented at the Health Care Industries Association Regional Research Forum, Buffalo, NY.