Carol Dawson-Rose, RN, PhD, FAAN


Ph.D., 1999 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
M.S., 1994 - Nursing (Community Health Systems), University of California, San Francisco
B.S., 1991 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • President, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2019-2021
  • President's Award for Service, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2016
  • Member, AIDS Research Institute Executive Committee, 2013-2016
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2011
  • Research Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2011
  1. Carol S. Dawson-Rose. Reflections on Leadership in ANAC. 2021. PMID:

  2. Phillips JC, Hidayat J, Clark KD, Melisek J, Balthazar MS, Beck AGD, Moore SE, Dawson-Rose C. A Review of the State of HIV Nursing Science With Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity/Expression Peoples. 2021. PMID: 33929977

  3. Dawson-Rose C, Steilen M, Treston C. ANAC Celebrates National Nurses Week. 2021. PMID: 33929981

  4. Reyes DM, Cuca YP, Dawson-Rose CS. President's Message-The International Nursing Network for HIV Research. 2021. PMID: 33929982

  5. Caravella McCuistian, Angie R Wootton, Dominique Legnitto-Packard, Valerie A. Gruber, Carol Dawson-Rose, Mallory O. Johnson, Parya Saberi. Addressing HIV care, mental health and substance use among youth and young adults in the Bay Area: description of an intervention to improve information, motivation and behavioural skills. 2021. PMID:

  6. Eisenman DP, Wiley DJ, Pollock BH, Rutherford GW, Rimoin AW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Checkoway H, Hurd T, Waters CM, Dawson-Rose C. Recommendations for Demonstrators, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Public Health Agencies for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission During Civil Protests. 2021. PMID: 33593123

  7. Bourdeau B, Shade S, Koester K, Rebchook G, Dawson-Rose C, Guzé M, Psihopaidas D, Cohen SM, Myers J. Implementation Science Protocol: evaluating evidence-informed interventions to improve care for people with HIV seen in Ryan White HIV/AIDS program settings. 2021. PMID: 33427484

  8. I. Cole, M. Lush, C. Dawson-Rose, C. Waters. Factors Influencing 30-Day Readmission to the Hospital during Home Health Services. 2020. PMID:

  9. Zepf R, Greene M, Hessol NA, Johnson MO, Santos GM, John MD, Dawson-Rose C. Syndemic conditions and medication adherence in older men living with HIV who have sex with men. 2020. PMID: 32468831

  10. Dawson-Rose C, Shehadeh D, Hao J, Barnard J, Khoddam-Khorasani LL, Leonard A, Clark K, Kersey E, Mousseau H, Frank J, Miller A, Carrico A, Schustack A, Cuca YP. Trauma, substance use, and mental health symptoms in transitional age youth experiencing homelessness. 2020. PMID: 32202664

  11. Schnall R, Porras T, Musanti R, Adams Tufts K, Sefcik E, Hamilton MJ, Dawson-Rose C, Portillo C, Philips JC, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Orton P, Perazzo J, Webel AR. Social media use as a predictor of higher body mass index in persons living with HIV. 2020. PMID: 32005080

  12. Smith ST, Dawson-Rose C, Blanchard J, Butler D. Unwelcoming: The Church Experiences of HIV-Infected Adolescents and Emerging Adults. 2019. PMID: 31055688

  13. Dawson-Rose C, Cuca YP, Shumway M, Davis K, Machtinger EL. Providing Primary Care for Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the Context of Trauma: Experiences of the Health Care Team. 2019. PMID: 31272763

  14. Webel AR, Smith C, Perazzo J, Phillips JC, Al Battashi H, Dawson-Rose C. The Relationships Among Social Capital, HIV Self-Management, and Substance Use in Women. 2019. PMID: 31007156

  15. Baguso GN, Turner CM, Santos GM, Raymond HF, Dawson-Rose C, Lin J, Wilson EC. Successes and final challenges along the HIV care continuum with transwomen in San Francisco. 2019. PMID: 31037858

  16. Machtinger EL, Davis KB, Kimberg LS, Khanna N, Cuca YP, Dawson-Rose C, Shumway M, Campbell J, Lewis-O'Connor A, Blake M, Blanch A, McCaw B. From Treatment to Healing: Inquiry and Response to Recent and Past Trauma in Adult Health Care. 2018. PMID: 30606467

  17. Nancy Warren, Carmen J. Portillo, Carol Dawson-Rose, Erica Monasterio, Christopher B. Fox, Kellie Freeborn, Portia Morris, Suzan Stringari-Murray. HIV Primary Care Curriculum Improves HIV Knowledge, Confidence and Attitudes. 2018. PMID:

  18. Hojilla JC, Vlahov D, Crouch PC, Dawson-Rose C, Freeborn K, Carrico A. HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Uptake and Retention Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in a Community-Based Sexual Health Clinic. 2018. PMID: 29243109

  19. Sabone MB, Mogobe KD, Matshediso E, Shaibu S, Ntsayagae EI, Corless IB, Cuca YP, Holzemer WL, Dawson-Rose C, Baez SSS, Rivero-Mendz M, Webel AR, Eller LS, Reid P, Johnson MO, Kemppainen J, Reyes D, Nokes K, Wantland D, Nicholas PK, Lingren T, Portillo CJ, Sefcik E, Long-Middleton E. A qualitative description of service providers' experiences of ethical issues in HIV care. 2018. PMID: 29514575

  20. Dawson-Rose C, Draughon JE, Cuca Y, Zepf R, Huang E, Cooper BA, Lum PJ. Changes in Specific Substance Involvement Scores among SBIRT recipients in an HIV primary care setting. 2017. PMID: 29229000

  21. Webel AR, Perazzo JD, Dawson-Rose C, Smith C, Nicholas PK, Rivero-Méndez M, Solís-Báez SS, Eller LS, Johnson MO, Corless IB, Lindgren T, Holzemer WL, Kemppainen JK, Reid P, Mogobe KD, Matshediso E, Nokes K, Portillo CJ. A multinational qualitative investigation of the perspectives and drivers of exercise and dietary behaviors in people living with HIV. 2017. PMID: 28985914

  22. Empson S, Cuca YP, Cocohoba J, Dawson-Rose C, Davis K, Machtinger EL. Seeking Safety Group Therapy for Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder and PTSD among Transgender Women Living with HIV: A Pilot Study. 2017. PMID: 28524758

  23. Corless IB, Hoyt AJ, Tyer-Viola L, Sefcik E, Kemppainen J, Holzemer WL, Eller LS, Nokes K, Phillips JC, Dawson-Rose C, Rivero-Mendez M, Iipinge S, Chaiphibalsarisdi P, Portillo CJ, Chen WT, Webel AR, Brion J, Johnson MO, Voss J, Hamilton MJ, Sullivan KM, Kirksey KM, Nicholas PK. 90-90-90-Plus: Maintaining Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapies. 2017. PMID: 28514193

  24. Day L, Ziehm SR, Jessup MA, Amedro P, Dawson-Rose C, Derouin A, Kennedy BB, Manahan S, Parish AL, Remen RN. The power of nursing: An innovative course in values clarification and self-discovery. 2017. PMID: 28734485

  25. Ambrose P, Zepf R, Parrott AH, Dawson-Rose C. Prevalence of Hepatitis C Screening in an HIV Primary Care Clinic. 2016. PMID: 27939429

  26. Romo RD, Dawson-Rose CS, Mayo AM, Wallhagen MI. Decision Making Among Older Adults at the End of Life: A Theoretical Perspective. 2016. PMID: 27525961

  27. Cuca YP, Asher A, Okonsky J, Kaihura A, Dawson-Rose C, Webel A. HIV Stigma and Social Capital in Women Living With HIV. 2016. PMID: 27697368

  28. Smith ST, Dawson-Rose C, Blanchard J, Kools S, Butler D. "I Am Normal": Claiming Normalcy in Christian-Identified HIV-Infected Adolescent and Emerging Adult Males. 2016. PMID: 27301910

  29. Asher AK, Portillo CJ, Cooper BA, Dawson-Rose C, Vlahov D, Page KA. Clinicians' Views of Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Candidacy With Direct-Acting Antiviral Regimens for People Who Inject Drugs. 2016. PMID: 27219274

  30. Dawson-Rose C, Cuca YP, Webel AR, Solís Báez SS, Holzemer WL, Rivero-Méndez M, Sanzero Eller L, Reid P, Johnson MO, Kemppainen J, Reyes D, Nokes K, Nicholas PK, Matshediso E, Mogobe KD, Sabone MB, Ntsayagae EI, Shaibu S, Corless IB, Wantland D, Lindgren T. Building Trust and Relationships Between Patients and Providers: An Essential Complement to Health Literacy in HIV Care. 2016. PMID: 27080926

  31. Dawson-Rose C, Draughon JE, Zepf R, Cuca YP, Huang E, Freeborn K, Lum PJ. Prevalence of Substance Use in an HIV Primary Care Safety Net Clinic: A Call for Screening. 2015. PMID: 26763795

  32. Dawson-Rose C, Gutin SA, Cummings B, Jaiantilal P, Johnson K, Mbofana F. ART Adherence as a Key Component of Prevention With Persons Living With HIV in Mozambique. 2015. PMID: 26552865

  33. Dawson Rose C, Cuca YP, Kamitani E, Eng S, Zepf R, Draughon J, Lum P. Using Interactive Web-Based Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment in an Urban, Safety-Net HIV Clinic. 2015. PMID: 25963770

  34. Marta Rivero-Méndez, Carol Dawson-Rose, Solymar Solís-Báez. A Qualitative Study of Providers' Perception of Adherence of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico. 2014. PMID:

  35. Rose CD, Koester KA, Kang Dufour MS, Myers JJ, Shade SB, McCready K, Morin S. Messages HIV clinicians use in prevention with positives interventions. Volume 24 of Issue 6. 2012. PMID: 22299672

  36. Nicholas PK, Willard S, Thompson C, Dawson-Rose C, Corless IB, Wantland DJ, Sefcik EF, Nokes KM, Kirksey KM, Hamilton MJ, Holzemer WL, Portillo CJ, Rivero Mendez M, Robinson LM, Rosa M, Human SP, Cuca Y, Huang E, Maryland M, Arudo J, Eller LS, Stanton MA, Driscoll M, Voss JG, Moezzi S. Engagement with Care, Substance Use, and Adherence to Therapy in HIV/AIDS. 2014. PMID: 24800065

  37. Christopoulos KA, Massey AD, Lopez AM, Hare CB, Johnson MO, Pilcher CD, Fielding H, Dawson-Rose C. Patient perspectives on the experience of being newly diagnosed with HIV in the emergency department/urgent care clinic of a public hospital. 2013. PMID: 23991214

  38. Christopoulos KA, Massey AD, Lopez AM, Geng EH, Johnson MO, Pilcher CD, Fielding H, Dawson-Rose C. "Taking a half day at a time:" patient perspectives and the HIV engagement in care continuum. 2013. PMID: 23565926

  39. Maiorana A, Koester KA, Myers JJ, Lloyd KC, Shade SB, Dawson-Rose C, Morin SF. Helping patients talk about HIV: inclusion of messages on disclosure in prevention with positives interventions in clinical settings. Volume 24 of Issue 2. 2012. PMID: 22468977

  40. Rose CD, Courtenay-Quirk C, Knight K, Shade SB, Vittinghoff E, Gomez C, Lum PJ, Bacon O, Colfax G. HIV intervention for providers study: a randomized controlled trial of a clinician-delivered HIV risk-reduction intervention for HIV-positive people. Volume 55 of Issue 5. 2010. PMID: 20827218

  41. Rivero-Méndez M, Dawson-Rose CS, Solís-Báez SS. A Qualitative Study of Providers' Perception of Adherence of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico. 2010. PMID: 21243076

  42. Nicholas PK, Voss J, Wantland D, Lindgren T, Huang E, Holzemer WL, Cuca Y, Moezzi S, Portillo C, Willard S, Arudo J, Kirksey K, Corless IB, Rosa ME, Robinson L, Hamilton MJ, Sefcik E, Human S, Rivero-Mendez M, Maryland M, Nokes KM, Eller L, Kemppainen J, Dawson-Rose C, Brion JM, Bunch EH, Shannon M, Nicholas TP, Viamonte-Ros A, Bain CA. Prevalence, self-care behaviors, and self-care activities for peripheral neuropathy symptoms of HIV/AIDS. 2010. PMID: 20487335

  43. Metsch LR, Pereyra M, Colfax G, Dawson-Rose C, Cardenas G, McKirnan D, Eroglu D. HIV-positive patients' discussion of alcohol use with their HIV primary care providers. 2008. PMID: 18243580

  44. Knight KR, Purcell D, Dawson-Rose C, Halkitis PN, Gomez CA. Sexual risk taking among HIV-positive injection drug users: contexts, characteristics, and implications for prevention. 2005. PMID: 15843119

  45. Mizuno Y, Purcell DW, Dawson-Rose C, Parsons JT. Correlates of depressive symptoms among HIV-positive injection drug users: the role of social support. 2003. PMID: 12959820

  46. Franklin N. Laufer, Kimberly R. Jacob Arriola, Carol S. Dawson-Rose, Kumarasooriyar Kumaravelu, Karina Krane Rapposelli. From Jail to Community: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Continuity Of HIV/AIDS Care. 2002. PMID: