Sarah Woolf-king, PhD, MPH

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2013 - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
M.P.H., 2011 - Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley
M.S./Ph.D., 2010 - Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University
Intern, 2010 - Behavioral Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
B.S., 2002 - Psychology, Arizona State University
Honors and Awards
  • Hellman Fellow, Hellman Fellows Fund, 2015-2017
  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), NIH/NIAAA, 2013-2018
  • Mentored Scientist Award in HIV/AIDS, UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), 2012-2014
  • Loan Repayment Program in Clinical Research, NIH/NIAAA, 2011-2016
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31), NIH/NIAAA, 2008-2010
  1. Sheinfil AZ, Firkey M, Bucci V, Gjoka M, Woolf-King SE. A Mixed-Methods Approach to Develop a Combined Model of U.S. College Student Alcohol-Associated Condomless Sex. Archives of sexual behavior 2024. PMID: 38429569

  2. McBride H, Jhawar N, Boucicaut L, Bearden CE, Kates WR, Woolf-King SE, Antshel KM. Mental health, coping, and protective factors in mothers of children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 2024. PMID: 38409998

  3. Puryear SB, Mwangwa F, Opel F, Chamie G, Balzer LB, Kabami J, Ayieko J, Owaraganise A, Kakande E, Agengo G, Bukusi E, Kabageni S, Omoding D, Bacon M, Schrom J, Woolf-King S, Petersen ML, Havlir DV, Kamya M, Hahn JA. Effect of a brief alcohol counselling intervention on HIV viral suppression and alcohol use among persons with HIV and unhealthy alcohol use in Uganda and Kenya: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2023. PMID: 38054564

  4. Gichane MW, Camlin CS, Getahun M, Emenyonu N, Woolf-King S, Sanyu N, Katusiime A, Fatch R, Muyindike W, Hahn JA. Understanding Patients' Experiences with a Brief Alcohol Reduction Intervention among People Living with HIV in Uganda: A Qualitative Study. Substance use & misuse 2023. PMID: 37551890

  5. Gump BB, Hruska B, Heffernan K, Brann LS, Voss M, Labrie-Cleary C, Cheng H, MacKenzie JA, Woolf-King S, Maisto S, Bendinskas K. Race, cortisol, and subclinical cardiovascular disease in 9- to 11-year-old children. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association 2023. PMID: 37410422

  6. Kane JC, Allen I, Fatch R, Scheffler A, Emenyonu N, Puryear SB, Chirayil P, So-Armah K, Kahler CW, Magidson JF, Conroy AA, Edelman EJ, Woolf-King S, Parry C, Kiene SM, Chamie G, Adong J, Go VF, Cook RL, Muyindike W, Morojele N, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Fiellin DA, Hahn JA. Efficacy of alcohol reduction interventions among people with HIV as evaluated by self-report and a phosphatidylethanol (PEth) outcome: protocol for a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. BMJ open 2023. PMID: 37280036

  7. Firkey MK, Tully LK, Bucci VM, Walsh ME, Maisto SA, Hahn JA, Bendinskas KG, Gump BB, Woolf-King SE. Feasibility of remote self-collection of dried blood spots, hair, and nails among people with HIV with hazardous alcohol use. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 2023. PMID: 36949025

  8. Firkey MK, Tully LK, Schiros AM, Antshel KM, Woolf-King SE. Sexual Assault, Mental Health, and Alcohol Use in College Women: The Role of Resilience and Campus Belonging. Journal of interpersonal violence 2023. PMID: 36757066

  9. Hahn JA, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Sanyu N, Katusiime A, Levine B, John Boscardin W, Chander G, Hutton H, Camlin CS, Woolf-King SE, Muyindike WR. Effect of two counseling interventions on self-reported alcohol consumption, alcohol biomarker phosphatidylethanol (PEth), and viral suppression among persons living with HIV (PWH) with unhealthy alcohol use in Uganda: A randomized controlled trial. Drug and alcohol dependence 2023. PMID: 36706675

  10. Emenyonu N, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King S, Kyampire C, Fatch R, Dawson-Rose C, Muyindike W, Hahn J. Digital Health Screening in People With HIV in Uganda to Increase Alcohol Use Reporting: Qualitative Study on the Development and Testing of the Self-administered Digital Screener for Health. JMIR formative research 2022. PMID: 36048519

  11. Rohacek AM, Firkey MK, Woolf-King SE, Antshel KM. Moderation of Risks to Sexual Health by Substance Use in College Students With ADHD. The Journal of clinical psychiatry 2022. PMID: 35771970

  12. Sheinfil AZ, Foley JD, Moskal D, Dalton MR, Firkey M, Ramos J, Maisto SA, Woolf-King SE. Daily Associations Between Alcohol Consumption and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence Among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men. AIDS and behavior 2022. PMID: 35362912

  13. Woolf-King SE, Firkey M, Foley JD, Bricker J, Hahn JA, Asiago-Reddy E, Wikier J, Moskal D, Sheinfil AZ, Ramos J, Maisto SA. Development of a Telephone-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention for People Living with HIV who are Hazardous Drinkers. TO REMOVE 2022. PMID: 35303190

  14. Mutumba M, Woolf-King S, Carrico AW, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Kekibiina A, Muyindike W, Hahn JA. Correlates and Effects of Alcohol Use Expectancies Among Persons Living with HIV in Uganda. AIDS and behavior 2021. PMID: 34599420

  15. Foley JD, Firkey M, Sheinfil A, Ramos J, Woolf-King SE, Vanable PA. Framed Messages to Increase Condom Use Frequency Among Individuals Taking Daily Antiretroviral Medication for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. Volume 50 of Issue 4. TO REMOVE 2021. PMID: 34105056

  16. Sood E, Lisanti AJ, Woolf-King SE, Wray J, Kasparian N, Jackson E, Gregory MR, Lopez KN, Marino BS, Neely T, Randall A, Zyblewski SC, Brosig CL. Parent mental health and family functioning following diagnosis of CHD: a research agenda and recommendations from the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative. Volume 31 of Issue 6. TO REMOVE 2021. PMID: 34082841

  17. Hahn JA, Murnane PM, Vittinghoff E, Muyindike WR, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Chamie G, Haberer JE, Francis JM, Kapiga S, Jacobson K, Myers B, Couture MC, DiClemente RJ, Brown JL, So-Armah K, Sulkowski M, Marcus GM, Woolf-King S, Cook RL, Richards VL, Molina P, Ferguson T, Welsh D, Piano MR, Phillips SA, Stewart S, Afshar M, Page K, McGinnis K, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, Bryant K, Saitz R. Factors associated with phosphatidylethanol (PEth) sensitivity for detecting unhealthy alcohol use: An individual patient data meta-analysis. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 2021. PMID: 33837975

  18. Firkey M, Sheinfil A, Ramos J, Woolf-King SE. Cannabis and Alcohol Co-Use and Condomless Anal Sex Among Men Who have Sex with Men Living with HIV: An Event-Level Analysis. Volume 25 of Issue 11. TO REMOVE 2021. PMID: 33733310

  19. Leddy AM, Hahn JA, Getahun M, Emenyonu NI, Woolf-King SE, Sanyu N, Katusiime A, Fatch R, Chander G, Hutton HE, Muyindike WR, Camlin CS. Cultural Adaptation of an Intervention to Reduce Hazardous Alcohol Use Among People Living with HIV in Southwestern Uganda. AIDS and behavior 2021. PMID: 33590322

  20. Simmons EM, Firkey MK, Sheinfil AZ, Ramos JM, Woolf-King SE. The Association Between Financial Resources Strain and Self-Reported Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence among HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex with Men. Volume 32 of Issue 4. TO REMOVE 2021. PMID: 34803071

  21. Woolf-King SE, Sheinfil AZ, Ramos J, Foley JD, Moskal D, Firkey M, Kellen D, Maisto SA. A conceptual model of alcohol use and adherence to antiretroviral therapy: systematic review and theoretical implications for mechanisms of action. TO REMOVE 2020. PMID: 32757813

  22. Foley JD, Sheinfil A, Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Kekibiina A, Ngabirano C, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Hahn JA. Assessing the interaction between depressive symptoms and alcohol use prior to antiretroviral therapy on viral suppression among people living with HIV in Rural Uganda. AIDS care 2020. PMID: 32482097

  23. Adong J, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Cheng DM, Muyindike WR, Ngabirano C, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King SE, Samet JH, Hahn JA. Social desirability bias impacts self-reported alcohol use among persons with HIV in Uganda. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research 2019. PMID: 31610017

  24. Woolf-King SE, Sheinfil AZ, Babowich JD, Siedle-Khan B, Loitsch A, Maisto SA. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for HIV-infected Hazardous Drinkers: A Qualitative Study of Acceptability. Volume 37 of Issue 3. TO REMOVE 2018. PMID: 31564766

  25. Woolf-King SE, Conroy AA, Fritz K, Johnson MO, Hosegood V, van Rooyen H, Darbes L, McGrath N. Alcohol use and relationship quality among South African couples. Substance use & misuse 2018. PMID: 30407888

  26. Babowitch JD, Sheinfil AZ, Woolf-King SE, Vanable PA, Sweeney SM. Association of Depressive Symptoms with Lapses in Antiretroviral Medication Adherence Among People Living with HIV: A Test of an Indirect Pathway. Volume 22 of Issue 10. TO REMOVE 2018. PMID: 29572762

  27. Babowitch JD, Sheinfil AZ, Woolf-King SE, Vanable PA, Sweeney SM. Correction to: Association of Depressive Symptoms with Lapses in Antiretroviral Medication Adherence Among People Living with HIV: A Test of an Indirect Pathway. Volume 22 of Issue 10. TO REMOVE 2018. PMID: 29855974

  28. Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Muyindike W, Ngabirano C, Kekibiina A, Emenyonu N, Hahn JA. Alcohol Use and Unprotected Sex Among HIV-Infected Ugandan Adults: Findings from an Event-Level Study. Archives of sexual behavior 2018. PMID: 29327090

  29. Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike W, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King S, Hahn JA. Alcohol Interactive Toxicity Beliefs and ART Non-adherence Among HIV-Infected Current Drinkers in Mbarara, Uganda. AIDS and behavior 2017. PMID: 27198557

  30. Woolf-King SE, Muyindike W, Hobbs MM, Kusasira A, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Johnson MO, Hahn JA. Vaginal Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Is a Useful Biomarker of Semen Exposure Among HIV-Infected Ugandan Women. AIDS and behavior 2017. PMID: 27224979

  31. Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Muyindike WR, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King S, Hahn JA. Randomized Study of Assessment Effects on Alcohol Use by Persons With HIV in Rural Uganda. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs 2017. PMID: 28317511

  32. Woolf-King SE, Anger A, Arnold EA, Weiss SJ, Teitel D. Mental Health Among Parents of Children With Critical Congenital Heart Defects: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Heart Association 2017. PMID: 28151402

  33. Navadeh S, Mirzazadeh A, McFarland W, Woolf-King S, Mansournia MA. Using expert opinion to quantify unmeasured confounding bias parameters. Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique 2016. PMID: 27348109

  34. Hahn JA, Emenyonu NI, Fatch R, Muyindike WR, Kekiibina A, Carrico AW, Woolf-King S, Shiboski S. Declining and rebounding unhealthy alcohol consumption during the first year of HIV care in rural Uganda, using phosphatidylethanol to augment self-report. Addiction (Abingdon, England) 2015. PMID: 26381193

  35. Sundararajan R, Wyatt MA, Woolf-King S, Pisarski EE, Emenyonu N, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA, Ware NC. Qualitative study of changes in alcohol use among HIV-infected adults entering care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in rural southwest Uganda. AIDS and behavior 2015. PMID: 25323678

  36. Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu N, Muyindike W, Carrico AW, Maisto SA, Hahn JA. Development and validation of the East Africa Alcohol Expectancy Scale (AFEXS). Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs 2015. PMID: 25785809

  37. Gamarel KE, Woolf-King SE, Carrico AW, Neilands TB, Johnson MO. Stimulant use patterns and HIV transmission risk among HIV-serodiscordant male couples. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2015. PMID: 25590269

  38. Carrico AW, Woolf-King SE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Johnson MO. Stimulant use and HIV disease management among men in same-sex relationships. Drug and alcohol dependence 2014. PMID: 24726318

  39. Woolf-King SE, Neilands TB, Dilworth SE, Carrico AW, Johnson MO. Alcohol use and HIV disease management: the impact of individual and partner-level alcohol use among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS care 2013. PMID: 24215238

  40. Woolf-King SE, Rice TM, Truong HM, Woods WJ, Jerome RC, Carrico AW. Substance use and HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men: the role of sexual compulsivity. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 2013. PMID: 23974946

  41. Woolf-King, SE, Steinmaus, CM, Reingold, AL, Hahn, JA.. An update on alcohol use and risk of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: Meta-analysis and future research directions TO REMOVE 2013. PMID:

  42. Maisto SA, Palfai T, Vanable PA, Heath J, Woolf-King SE. The effects of alcohol and sexual arousal on determinants of sexual risk in men who have sex with men. Volume 41 of Issue 4. TO REMOVE 2011. PMID: 22009480

  43. Hahn JA, Woolf-King SE, Muyindike W. Adding fuel to the fire: alcohol's effect on the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current HIV/AIDS reports 2011. PMID: 21713433

  44. Woolf-King SE, Maisto S, Carey M, Vanable P. Selection of film clips and development of a video for the investigation of sexual decision making among men who have sex with men. Volume 47 of Issue 6. TO REMOVE 2010. PMID: 19760530

  45. Woolf-King SE, Maisto SA. Alcohol use and high-risk sexual behavior in Sub-Saharan Africa: a narrative review. Volume 40 of Issue 1. TO REMOVE 2009. PMID: 19705274

  46. Woolf SE, Maisto SA. Alcohol use and risk of HIV infection among men who have sex with men. Volume 13 of Issue 4. TO REMOVE 2008. PMID: 18236149