Seth C. Kalichman

Degree: Ph.D., 1990, University of South Carolina
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Research Interests:
Public health psychology
Health promotion and disease prevention
HIV-AIDS behavior research
Alcohol and substance use risks
Research Synopsis: Prof. Kalichman’s research focuses on health psychology, particularly psychological issues of chronic illness. He currently devotes all of his research time to behavioral and social aspects of AIDS. His research includes studies of theoretical predictors of HIV-AID risk behavior, interventions to prevent the spread of HIV, coping among people living with HIV-AIDS, and improving HIV-AIDS treatment adherence.
Students in Research: Graduate students who wish to work with Prof. Kalichman may wish to consider the Social Processes and AIDS Training Grant and state this interest in their personal statements in their application to the program.
Recent News:
  • Editor, AIDS and Behavior
  • Book: Denying AIDS: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience & Human Tragedy ; royalties are donated to buy HIV medications in Africa; see interview here and visit website here for more information.
  • Current grants: Comparative Effectiveness Trial for Retention-Adherence-Health. NIH/NIAAA R01-AA023727; Influence of Food Insecurity on Adherence. NIH/NIAAA R01AA021471; Enhanced STI/HIV Partner Notification in South Africa. NIH/NICHD R01HD074560; Behavioral Intervention to Enhance HIV Test/Treat. NIH/NIDA R01DA033067; Nurse Delivered Cell-Phone HIV Adherence Intervention. NIH/NINR R01NR012962; Training in Social Processes of HIV/AIDS.  NIH/NIMH T32 MH074387
Recent Publications: Publications since 2010, indexed on Google Scholar
Representative Publications:
  1. Kalichman, S.C., Cherry, C., Kalichman, M.O., Washington, C., Grebler, T., Hoyt, G., Merely, C., and Welles, B.  (2015). Intentional Medication Non-Adherence Due to Interactive Toxicity Beliefs among HIV Positive Active Drug Users. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
  2. Kalichman, S.C., Cherry, C., Kalichman, M.O., Washington, C., Grebler, T., Hoyt, G., Welles, and Kegler, C. (2015). HIV Sexual Transmission Risks in the Context of Clinical Care: Prospective Behavioral Correlates of HIV Suppression in a Community Sample, Atlanta, GA, USA. Journal of the International AIDS Society.
  3. Kalichman, S.C., Eaton, L.A., Cherry, C., and Kalichman, M.O. Medication Beliefs Mediate the Association Between Medical Mistrust and Antiretroviral Adherence among African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Health Psychology.
  4. Kalichman, S.C., Washington, C., Grebler, T., Kalichman, M., Cherry, C., and Eaton, L. (2015). Continued Substance Use among People Living with HIV-Hepatitis-C Co-infection and Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. Substance Use and Misuse.
  5. Kalichman, S.C., Cherry, C., Kalichman, M.O., Washington, C., Grebler, T., Hoyt, G., Merley, C., and Welles, B. (2015). Sexual Behaviors and Transmission Risks among People Living with HIV: Beliefs, Perceptions, and Challenges to Using Treatments as Prevention. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  6. Kalichman, S.C., Pellowski, J., Kegler, C. Cherry, C., Kalichman, M.O. (2015). Medication Adherence in People Dually Treated for HIV Infection and Mental Health Conditions: Test of the Medications Beliefs Framework. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
  7. Kalichman, S.C. and Kegler, C. (2014). Vaccine-Related Internet Search Activity Predicts H1N1 and HPV Vaccine Coverage: Implications for Vaccine Acceptance. Journal of Health Communication, 15, 1-7.
  8. Pitpitan, E., Kalichman, S.C., Garcia, R., Cain, D., Eaton, L., and Simbayi, L.C.  (2014). Mediators of Behavior Change Resulting from a Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for STI Patients, Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 194-203.