Lisa Eaton, PhD

Professor

Human Development &

Family Sciences (Principal Investigator


Research Overview

Health and well-being development across the lifespan;
Advanced quantitative methods for the social sciences;
Ecological approaches to disease prevention;
Health disparities interventions and community based programs

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut 2009

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Yale University 2010

Recent Publications

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Featured Publications

Watt, M, Eaton, LA, Dennis, A, Choi, K, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, and Sikkema, K. Alcohol use during pregnancy in Cape Town, South Africa: Reconciling knowledge, norms, personal experience and intuition. Maternal & Child Health Journal. In Press.

Sega, L, Maxin, D, Eaton, L, Latham, A, Moose, A, & Stenslie, S. The effect of risk behavior induced by recovery in epidemic models. Journal of Biological Dynamics. In Press.

Maksut, J, & Eaton, LA. Female condoms = missed opportunities: Lessons learned from promotion-centered interventions. Women’s Health Issues. In Press.

Eaton, LA, Driffin, DD, Bauermeister, J, Smith, H, & Conway-Washington, C. Minimal awareness and stalled uptake of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among at risk, HIV negative, Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. In Press.

Eaton, LA, Driffin, DD, *Kegler, C, Smith, H, Conway-Washington, C, White, D, & Cherry, C. Understanding the role of stigma and medical mistrust when engaging in routine health care among Black men who have sex with men. American Journal of Public Health, 2015; 105(2):e75-82.

Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Garcia, R., Cain, D, Eaton, LA. Mediators of Behavior Change Resulting from a Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for STI Patients, Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2015; 38(2):194-203.

Eaton, LA, Driffin, DD, Smith, H, Conway-Washington, C, White, D, & Cherry, C Black men who have sex with men, sexual risk taking, and willingness to use rapid home HIV tests. Prevention Science, 2015; 16(2):321-329.

Eaton, LA, Driffin, DD, Smith, H, Conway-Washington, C, White, D, & Cherry, C. Psycho-social factors related to willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis among Black men who have sex with men. Sexual Health, 2014; 11(3):244-51.

Eaton, LA, Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Watt, MH, Pieterse, D., & Cain, N. Beliefs About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Men and Women at Alcohol Serving Establishments in South Africa. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 2014 Mar; 40(2):87-94.

Choi, KW, Abler, L, Watt, H, Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, Pieterse, D, Sikkema, KJ. Drinking before and after pregnancy recognition: The moderating role of early and recent traumatic exposures in South African women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2014 Mar 5; 14:97.

Eaton, LA, Cain, DN, Pitpitan, EV, Carey, K., Carey, MP, Mehlomakulu, V, Simbayi, LC, Mwaba, K, Kalichman, SC. Exploring the relationship between food insecurity, alcohol use, and sexual risk taking among men and women living in South African townships. Journal of Primary Prevention, 2014 Aug; 35(4): 255-65.

Watt, M., Sikkema, KJ, Abler, L, Velloza, J, Eaton, LA, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, Pieterse, D. Experiences of forced sex among female patrons of alcohol-serving venues in a South African township. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2014 May; 30(9): 1533-52.

Watt, MH, Eaton, LA, Choi, KW, Velloza, J, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, Sikkema, KJ. “It’s better for me to drink, at least the stress is going away”: Perspectives on alcohol use during pregnancy among South African women attending drinking establishments. Social Science and Medicine, 2014 Jun 27; 116C: 119-125.

Abler, L, Sikkema, KJ, Watt, MH, Eaton, LA, Choi, KW, Kalichman, SC, Skinner, D, & Pieterse, D. Longitudinal cohort study of depression, post-traumatic stress, and alcohol use in South African women who attend alcohol serving venues. BMC Psychiatry, 2014; 14:224.

Eaton, LA, Pitpitan, EV, Kalichman, SC, Sikkema, KJ, Skinner, D, Pieterse, D, & Cain, D. Food insecurity and alcohol use among pregnant women at alcohol-serving establishments in South Africa. Prevention Science, 2014 Jun; 15(3): 309-17.

Kalichman, SC, Cherry, C, Cain, D, Pope, H, Swetzes, C, Amaral, C. Kalichman, M, & Eaton, L. Integrated intervention for reducing HIV transmission and improving medication adherence among people living with HIV/AIDS. American Journal of Public Health, 2011; 101(3):531-8.

Kalichman, SC, Cain, DN, Eaton, LA, Simbayi, LC, Jooste, S. Randomized clinical trial of brief risk reduction counseling for sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa. American Journal of Public Health.

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Contact Information
Emaillisa.eaton@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.6024
Mailing AddressInstitute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248
Storrs, CT 06029-1248