Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Mi-Suk Kang Dufour is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Division of Prevention Science, and the Global Health Sciences group. She also teaches in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology division at UC Berkeley. Her research interests lie in the area of implementation science with an emphasis on reproductive health, HIV and malaria programs. She is particularly interested in the application of quantitative methods to the evaluation of population interventions in the effectiveness and scale up phases of implementation.
Education
PhD, 2011 - Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley
MPH, 2000 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California Berkeley
Publications
  1. Adherence to PrEP among young men who have sex with men participating in a sexual health services demonstration project in Alameda County, California.
  2. "Losing the Phobia:" Understanding How HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Facilitates Bridging the Serodivide Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.
  3. Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled factorial design trial to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of reactive focal mass drug administration and vector control to reduce malaria transmission in the low endemic setting of Namibia.
  4. The Effect of Patient Navigation on the Likelihood of Engagement in Clinical Care for HIV-Infected Individuals Leaving Jail.
  5. Patient navigators effectively support HIV-infected individuals returning to the community from jail settings.
  6. Low-Quality Housing Is Associated With Increased Risk of Malaria Infection: A National Population-Based Study From the Low Transmission Setting of Swaziland.
  7. Evaluation of the Tsima community mobilization intervention to improve engagement in HIV testing and care in South Africa: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial.
  8. Impact of AIDS Education and Training Centers on the US HIV Medical Workforce.
  9. Option A improved HIV-free infant survival and mother to child HIV transmission at 9-18 months in Zimbabwe.
  10. Housing quality as a potential risk factor for locally acquired malaria infection in Swaziland
  11. Recall of Nadir CD4 Cell Count and Most Recent HIV Viral Load Among HIV-Infected, Socially Marginalized Adults.
  12. Evaluating the Impact of Zimbabwe's Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Program: Population-Level Estimates of HIV-Free Infant Survival Pre-Option A.
  13. After the Fact: A Brief Educational Program on HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Female Detainees in a Local Jail.
  14. The SHAZ! project: results from a pilot randomized trial of a structural intervention to prevent HIV among adolescent women in Zimbabwe.
  15. Population intervention models to estimate ambient NO2 health effects in children with asthma.
  16. Patient navigation facilitates medical and social services engagement among HIV-infected individuals leaving jail and returning to the community.
  17. Evaluation of the effectiveness of HIV voluntary counseling and testing trainings for clinicians in the Odessa region of Ukraine.
  18. HIV voluntary counseling and testing at an abortion clinic: missed opportunities for diagnosis.
  19. How Faith Based Organizations’ doctrines regarding sexuality affect their participation in the public health response to HIV in the Eastern Caribbean
  20. Supporting the integration of HIV testing into primary care settings.
  21. Barriers and facilitators to enhancing HIV testing in publicly funded primary care clinics: findings from San Francisco.
  22. Findings from SHAZ!: a feasibility study of a microcredit and life-skills HIV prevention intervention to reduce risk among adolescent female orphans in Zimbabwe.
  23. Routine rapid HIV screening in six community health centers serving populations at risk.
  24. Assessment of the Association of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes with the Use of Population-Based Chlamydia Case Report Registries and Birth Records
  25. Female condom uptake and acceptability in Zimbabwe.
  26. Maternal versus paternal orphans and HIV/STI risk among adolescent girls in Zimbabwe.
  27. The importance of discreet use of the diaphragm to Zimbabwean women and their partners.
  28. Contraceptive intentions among adolescents after abortion.
  29. Barrier method preferences and perceptions among Zimbabwean women and their partners.
  30. Introducing diaphragms into the mix: what happens to male condom use patterns?
  31. HIV sentinel surveillance among women seeking elective pregnancy termination, San Francisco.
  32. Misoprostol compared with laminaria before early second-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized trial.
  33. Abortion attitudes of pregnant women in prenatal care.
  34. Improving the accuracy of fetal foot length to confirm gestational duration.
  35. Predictors of diaphragm use as a potential sexually transmitted disease/HIV prevention method in Zimbabwe.
  36. Manual versus electric vacuum aspiration for early first-trimester abortion: a controlled study of complication rates.