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University of Connecticut Department of Psychology Social Psychology

Seth C. Kalichman

Seth Kalichman
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Webpages: CHIP, Denying AIDS, Twitter
For contact information, click here

Research Interests:
  • Public health psychology
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • HIV-AIDS behavior research
  • Alcohol and substance use risks
Recent News
  • Editor, AIDS and Behavior
  • New Book: Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience & Human Tragedy 
    (royalties are donated to buy HIV medications in Africa), see interview hereand visit website here for more information.
  • Current grants: Alcohol-Related Risks for HIV/AIDS among African Women (NIAAA R01 AA018074); HIV Treatment Adherence Intervention for People with Poor Literacy Skills (NIMH R01 MH071164); Multilevel Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Prevention in South Africa (NIAAA R01AA017399); Brief HIV Risk Reduction Counseling in South Africa (NIMH R01 MH074371); HIV Treatment Adherence/Risk Reduction Integrated Intervention (NIMH R01 MH071164).
Students in Research
  • Dr. Kalichman is considering new students to enter the graduate program in the Fall 2014 semester
Representative Publications
Kalichman, S. C., Amaral, C., Cherry, C., Flanagan, J., Pope, H., Eaton, L., White, D., Kalichman, M., Cain, D., Detorio, M., Caliendo, A., & Schinazi, R. F. (2008). Monitoring antiretroviral adherence by unannounced pill counts conducted by telephone: Reliability and criterion-related validity. HIV Clinical Trials, 9, 298-308.

Kalichman, S. C. (2008). Co-occurrence of treatment non-adherence and continued HIV transmission risk behaviors: Implications for positive prevention interventions.Psychosomatic Medicine, 70, 593-597.


Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J., Kalichman, S. C., Carey, M. P., & Fielder, R. (2008). Stress management in adults with HIV/AIDS: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 27, 129-139.


Kalichman, S. C., Simbayi, L. C., Vermaakk, R., Jooste, S., & Cain, D. (2008). HIV/AIDS risks among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (Shebeens) in Cape Town, South Africa. Prevention Science, 9, 55-62.


Kalichman, S. C., DiBerto, G., & Eaton, L. (2008). HIV viral load in blood plasma and semen: Review and implications of empirical findings. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35, 55-60.


Eaton, L. E., Kalichman, S. C., Cherry, C., Stearns, H., Flanagan, J., Cain, D., & Amaral, C. (2007). Explaining continued HIV Transmission Among MSM: Serosorting sexual partners and risk for HIV. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33, 479-485.


Bogart, L., Walt L., Pavlovic, J., Ober, A., Brown, N., & Kalichman, S. C. (2007). Cognitive strategies affecting recall of sexual behavior among high-risk men and women. Health Psychology, 26, 787-793.

For scientific materials related to some of Dr. Kalichman's work, click here.