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.
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
PhD, 2011 - Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley
MPH, 2000 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California Berkeley
  1. Hsiang MS, Ntuku H, Roberts KW, Dufour MK, Whittemore B, Tambo M, McCreesh P, Medzihradsky OF, Prach LM, Siloka G, Siame N, Gueye CS, Schrubbe L, Wu L, Scott V, Tessema S, Greenhouse B, Erlank E, Koekemoer LL, Sturrock HJW, Mwilima A, Katokele S, Uusiku P, Bennett A, Smith JL, Kleinschmidt I, Mumbengegwi D, Gosling R. Effectiveness of reactive focal mass drug administration and reactive focal vector control to reduce malaria transmission in the low malaria-endemic setting of Namibia: a cluster-randomised controlled, open-label, two-by-two factorial design trial. 2020. PMID: 32334702

  2. Hsiang MS, Ntshalintshali N, Kang Dufour MS, Dlamini N, Nhlabathi N, Vilakati S, Malambe C, Zulu Z, Maphalala G, Novotny J, Murphy M, Schwartz A, Sturrock H, Gosling R, Dorsey G, Kunene S, Greenhouse B. Active Case Finding for Malaria: A 3-Year National Evaluation of Optimal Approaches to Detect Infections and Hotspots Through Reactive Case Detection in the Low-transmission Setting of Eswatini. 2020. PMID: 31095677

  3. Koyuncu A, Kang Dufour MS, Watadzaushe C, Dirawo J, Mushavi A, Padian N, Cowan F, McCoy SI. Household flooring associated with reduced infant diarrhoeal illness in Zimbabwe in households with and without WASH interventions. 2020. PMID: 32080944

  4. Janet J M, Mi-Suk KD, Kimberly A K, Ifeoma U, Remi F, Rebecca P, Kristin K, Xavier E, Horowitz J, Robert G, Jeffrey H B. Adherence to PrEP among young men who have sex with men participating in a sexual health services demonstration project in Alameda County, California. 2019. PMID: 30973542

  5. Koester KA, Erguera XA, Kang Dufour MS, Udoh I, Burack JH, Grant RM, Myers JJ. "Losing the Phobia:" Understanding How HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Facilitates Bridging the Serodivide Among Men Who Have Sex With Men. 2018. PMID: 30238001

  6. Lightfoot MA, Campbell CK, Moss N, Treves-Kagan S, Agnew E, Kang Dufour MS, Scott H, Sa'id AM, Lippman SA. Using a Social Network Strategy to Distribute HIV Self-Test Kits to African American and Latino MSM. 2018. PMID: 29771792

  7. Medzihradsky OF, Kleinschmidt I, Mumbengegwi D, Roberts KW, McCreesh P, Dufour MK, Uusiku P, Katokele S, Bennett A, Smith J, Sturrock H, Prach LM, Ntuku H, Tambo M, Didier B, Greenhouse B, Gani Z, Aerts A, Gosling R, Hsiang MS. 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. 2018. PMID: 29374672

  8. Myers JJ, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Morewitz M, Packard R, Monico Klein K, Estes M, Williams B, Riker A, Tulsky J. The Effect of Patient Navigation on the Likelihood of Engagement in Clinical Care for HIV-Infected Individuals Leaving Jail. 2018. PMID: 29345992

  9. Myers JJ, Koester KA, Kang Dufour MS, Jordan AO, Cruzado-Quinone J, Riker A. Patient navigators effectively support HIV-infected individuals returning to the community from jail settings. 2017. PMID: 28914126

  10. Dlamini N, Hsiang MS, Ntshalintshali N, Pindolia D, Allen R, Nhlabathi N, Novotny J, Kang Dufour MS, Midekisa A, Gosling R, LeMenach A, Cohen J, Dorsey G, Greenhouse B, Kunene S. Low-Quality Housing Is Associated With Increased Risk of Malaria Infection: A National Population-Based Study From the Low Transmission Setting of Swaziland. 2017. PMID: 28580365

  11. Lippman SA, Pettifor A, Rebombo D, Julien A, Wagner RG, Kang Dufour MS, Kabudula CW, Neilands TB, Twine R, Gottert A, Gómez-Olivé FX, Tollman SM, Sanne I, Peacock D, Kahn K. 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. 2017. PMID: 28095904

  12. Khamarko K, Kang Dufour MS, Bodach S, Myers JJ. Impact of AIDS Education and Training Centers on the US HIV Medical Workforce. 2016. PMID: 27736204

  13. Buzdugan R, Kang Dufour MS, McCoy SI, Watadzaushe C, Dirawo J, Mushavi A, Mujuru HA, Mahomva A, Kangwende RA, Hakobyan A, Mugurungi O, Cowan FM, Padian NS. Option A improved HIV-free infant survival and mother to child HIV transmission at 9-18 months in Zimbabwe. 2016. PMID: 27058354

  14. Mkhonta N, Allen R, Pindolia D, Ntshalintshali N, Novotny J, Kang Dufour M, Gosling R, LeMenach A, Cohen J, Midekisa V, Greenhouse B, Hsiang MS, Kunene S.. Housing quality as a potential risk factor for locally acquired malaria infection in Swaziland 2016. PMID:

  15. Buzdugan R, McCoy SI, Watadzaushe C, Kang Dufour MS, Petersen M, Dirawo J, Mushavi A, Mujuru HA, Mahomva A, Musarandega R, Hakobyan A, Mugurungi O, Cowan FM, Padian NS. 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. 2015. PMID: 26248197

  16. Gupta N, Schmidt H, Buisker T, Dufour MS, Goldenson J, Myers J, Tulsky J. After the Fact: A Brief Educational Program on HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Female Detainees in a Local Jail. 2015. PMID: 25788609

  17. Dunbar MS, Kang Dufour MS, Lambdin B, Mudekunye-Mahaka I, Nhamo D, Padian NS. The SHAZ! project: results from a pilot randomized trial of a structural intervention to prevent HIV among adolescent women in Zimbabwe. 2014. PMID: 25415455

  18. Snowden JM, Mortimer KM, Kang Dufour MS, Tager IB. Population intervention models to estimate ambient NO2 health effects in children with asthma. 2014. PMID: 25182844

  19. Koester KA, Morewitz M, Pearson C, Weeks J, Packard R, Estes M, Tulsky J, Kang-Dufour MS, Myers JJ. Patient navigation facilitates medical and social services engagement among HIV-infected individuals leaving jail and returning to the community. 2014. PMID: 24517539

  20. Capital Ka Cyrilliciriazova TK, Neduzhko OO, Kang Dufour M, Culyba RJ, Myers JJ. Evaluation of the effectiveness of HIV voluntary counseling and testing trainings for clinicians in the Odessa region of Ukraine. 2014. PMID: 23807077

  21. Newmann SJ, Dufour MS, McFarland W, Oderman L, Kellogg T, Louie B, Drey EA. HIV voluntary counseling and testing at an abortion clinic: missed opportunities for diagnosis. 2013. PMID: 23312935

  22. Myers JJ, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Rose CD, Shade SB, Maiorana A, Morin SF. Helping clinicians deliver consistent HIV prevention counseling to their HIV-infected patients. Volume 25 of Issue 5. 2012. PMID: 22970975

  23. Myers JJ, Bradley-Springer L, Kang Dufour MS, Koester KA, Beane S, Warren N, Beal J, Frank LR. Supporting the integration of HIV testing into primary care settings. 2012. PMID: 22515867

  24. 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

  25. Myers JJ, Modica C, Dufour MS, Bernstein C, McNamara K. Routine rapid HIV screening in six community health centers serving populations at risk. 2009. PMID: 19655204

  26. Napierala S, Kang MS, Chipato T, Padian N, van der Straten A. Female condom uptake and acceptability in Zimbabwe. 2008. PMID: 18433318

  27. Kang M, Dunbar M, Laver S, Padian N. Maternal versus paternal orphans and HIV/STI risk among adolescent girls in Zimbabwe. 2008. PMID: 18293132

  28. Kang MS, Buck J, Padian N, Posner SF, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, van der Straten A. The importance of discreet use of the diaphragm to Zimbabwean women and their partners. 2006. PMID: 17160486

  29. Truong HM, Kellogg T, McFarland W, Kang MS, Darney P, Drey EA. Contraceptive intentions among adolescents after abortion. 2006. PMID: 16857542

  30. Buck J, Kang MS, van der Straten A, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, Posner S, Padian N. Barrier method preferences and perceptions among Zimbabwean women and their partners. 2005. PMID: 16254738

  31. Posner SF, van der Straten A, Kang MS, Padian N, Chipato T. Introducing diaphragms into the mix: what happens to male condom use patterns? 2005. PMID: 16235134

  32. Drey EA, Darney PD, Louie B, Kellogg TA, Kang MS, Prabhu R, Whitaker AK, Chin J, Molina A, McFarland W. HIV sentinel surveillance among women seeking elective pregnancy termination, San Francisco. 2005. PMID: 16118609

  33. Goldberg AB, Drey EA, Whitaker AK, Kang MS, Meckstroth KR, Darney PD. Misoprostol compared with laminaria before early second-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized trial. 2005. PMID: 16055570

  34. Learman LA, Drey EA, Gates EA, Kang MS, Washington AE, Kuppermann M. Abortion attitudes of pregnant women in prenatal care. 2005. PMID: 15970856

  35. Drey EA, Kang MS, McFarland W, Darney PD. Improving the accuracy of fetal foot length to confirm gestational duration. 2005. PMID: 15802404

  36. van der Straten A, Kang MS, Posner SF, Kamba M, Chipato T, Padian NS. Predictors of diaphragm use as a potential sexually transmitted disease/HIV prevention method in Zimbabwe. 2005. PMID: 15614123