Jennifer Pellowski

Degrees: M.A., 2013, Social Psychology, University of Connecticut
B.A., Magna cum laude, 2011, Psychology, University of Connecticut
Advisor:
Seth C. Kalichman
Lab webpage:
Social Processes of AIDS
Research Interests:
  • HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health
  • Social and Health Disparities
  • Geographical Infuences on Health
  • Telehealth and the Use of Technology for Secondary Prevention
  • Medical Adherence and Access to Care
Research Synopsis:  My primary research interest is in secondary prevention efforts for people living with HIV/AIDS, focusing particularly on medication adherence to reduce infectivity. I also am looking at the use of various technologies for intervention delivery in order to maximize already limited health care resources and to reach individuals experiencing difficulties accessing health care and support services, including those in rural areas. My other research interest lies in understanding social and health disparities and how they manifest within the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Recent News:
Publications:
  1. LaCroix J. M., Pellowski J. A., Lennon C. A., & Johnson, B. T. (in press). Behavioural interventions to reduce sexual risk for HIV in heterosexual couples: a meta-analysis. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  2. Lennon, C. A., Pellowski, J. A., White, A. C., Kalichman, S. C., Finitsis, D. J., Turcios-Cotto, V., Pishori, A., Overstreet, N. M., Hernandez, D., Kane, A., Kelly, D. M., & Lanouette, G. A. (in press). Service priorities and unmet service needs among people living with HIV/AIDS: Results from a nationwide interview of HIV/AIDS housing organizations. AIDS Care.
  3. Pellowski, J. A. (2013). Barriers to Care Among Rural People Living with HIV: A Review of Domestic Research and Health Care Models. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24 (5): 422-437.
  4. Pellowski, J. A., Kalichman, S. C., Matthews, K. A. & Adler, N. (2013). A Pandemic of the Poor: Social Disadvantage and the U.S. HIV Epidemic, American Psychologist,68(4):            197-209. doi: 10.1037/a0032694.
  5. Kalichman, S., Pellowski, J.  & Chen, Y. (2013). Requesting help to understand medical information among people living with HIV and poor health literacy. AIDS Patient Care and STDS, 27(6): 326-32.
  6. Pellowski, J. A. & Kalichman, S. C. (2013). Mixing It Up: The impact of mixing genders in a small group prevention intervention for men and women living with HIV/AIDS.Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 12(2): 190-204.
  7. Eaton, L. A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Kalichman, S. C., Pellowski, J. A., Sagherian, M. J., Warren M., Popat, A. R. & Johnson, B. T. (2012). Meta-Analysis of Single Session Behavioral Interventions to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: Implications for Bundling Prevention Packages. American Journal of Public Health, 102(11): e34-e44.
  8. Pellowski, J. A. & Kalichman, S. C. (2012). Recent Advances (2011-2012) in Technology Delivered Interventions for People Living with HIV. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 9(4): 326-334.
  9. Harel, O., Pellowski, J., & Kalichman, S. C. (2012). Are we missing the importance of missing values in HIV prevention randomized clinical trials? Review and recommendations. AIDS and Behavior, 16(6): 1382-1393.
  10. Pellowski, J. A. (2012). Gay Men’s Health Crisis. In M. Gellman and J. R. Turner (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. New York, NY: Springer.
  11. Pellowski J. A. (2012). National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. In M. Gellman and J. R. Turner (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. New York, NY: Springer.
  12. Pellowski J. A. (2012). National Institute of Mental Health. In M. Gellman and J. R. Turner (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. New York, NY: Springer.
  13. Kalichman, S. C., Pellowski, J., & Turner, C. (2011) Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Co-Infections in People Living with HIV/AIDS: Systematic Review with Implications for Using HIV Treatments for Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 87(3): 183-190.
  14. Kalichman, S. C., Pellowski, J., Kalichman, M. O., Cherry, C., Detorio, M., Caliendo, A. M., & Schinazi, R. F. (2011). Food Insufficiency and Medication Adherence among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Urban and Peri-Urban Settings. Prevention Science, 12(3): 324-332.
Manuscripts Under Review:
  1. Pellowski, J. A., Kalichman, S .C., & Chen, Y. (under review) Constellations of health behaviors as predictors for medication adherence among low health literacy people living with HIV/AIDS.
  2. Finitsis, D. J., Pellowski, J. A. & Johnson, B. T. (under review). Text Messaging to Promote Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: A Meta-Analysis of Intervention Studies.
  3. Pellowski, J. A., Kalichman, S. C., White, D., Amaral, C. M., Hoyt, G., Kalichman, M. O., … Grebler, T. (under review). Acceptability, Feasibility and Potential Efficacy of a Real Time Antiretroviral Therapy Monitoring and Adherence Intervention.
Presentations:
  1. Harel, O. (presenter), Huedo-Medina, T. B., Sagherian, M., Pellowski J., Kalichman, S. C., & Carey, M. P. Behavioral versus biological outcomes on sexual risk: A comparison of intervention effect sizes. To be presented at 141th American Public Health Association Meeting, November 2- 6th, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts.
  2. Eaton, L. A., Huedo-Medina, T. B., Sagherian, M. (presenter), Pellowski J., & Johnson, B. T. Systematic review and meta-analysis of single-session behavioral interventions to decrease high-risk sexual behaviors. To be presented at 141th American Public Health Association Meeting, November 2- 6th, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts.
  3. Kalichman, S. C., Kalichman, M. O., Cherry, C., Amaral, C. M., Grebler, T. & Pellowski, J. A. (presenter). Behavioral self-regulation counseling for HIV-treatment adherence    delivered by cell phone. Oral presentation at the 121st American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 31-August 4, 2013.
  4. Pellowski, J. A. (presenter) & Kalichman, S. C. Constellations of health behaviors as predictors for medication adherence among low literacy people living with HIV/AIDS. Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of  Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, California, March 20-23, 2013.
  5. Pellowski, J. A. (presenter) Barriers to engagement and retention in care among people living with HIV in rural areas: a review of domestic research and health care models. Poster presentation at the 7th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence, Miami, Florida, June 3-6, 2012.
  6. Harel, O., (presenter) Pellowski J., and Kalichman, S.C. Are we missing the importance of missing values in HIV prevention Randomized clinical trials? A Literature review. Oral Presentation at the 139th American Public Health Association Meeting, October 29- November 2, 2011, Washington, D.C.