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Akers A, Jarzembowski JA, Johnson CT, Lieberman RW, Dalton VK. Examining the relationship between positive mid-gestational fetal fibronectin assays and histological evidence of acute placental inflammation. J Perinat Med. 2007;35(1):36-42. doi: 10.1515/JPM.2007.005. PubMed PMID: 17313308.
Akers AY, Newmann SJ, Smith JS. Factors underlying disparities in cervical cancer incidence, screening, and treatment in the United States. Curr Probl Cancer. 2007 May-Jun;31(3):157-81. doi: 10.1016/j.currproblcancer.2007.01.001. Review. PubMed PMID: 17543946.
Akers A, Bernstein L, Henderson S, Doyle J, Corbie-Smith G. Factors associated with lack of interest in HIV testing in older at-risk women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Jul-Aug;16(6):842-58. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2006.0028. PubMed PMID: 17678455.
Akers AY, Bernstein L, Doyle J, Corbie-Smith G. Older women and HIV testing: examining the relationship between HIV testing history, age, and lifetime HIV risk behaviors. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Apr;35(4):420-3. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181644b39. PubMed PMID: 18362866.
Coker-Appiah DS, Akers AY, Banks B, Albritton T, Leniek K, Wynn M, Youmans SE, Parker D, Ellison A, Henderson S, Stith D, Council B, Oxendine-Pitt P, Corbie-Smith G. In their own voices: rural African-American youth speak out about community-based HIV prevention interventions. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2009 Winter;3(4):275-6. doi: 10.1353/cpr.0.0099. PubMed PMID: 20097988; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2853254.
Coker-Appiah DS, Akers AY, Banks B, Albritton T, Leniek K, Wynn M, Youmans SE, Parker D, Ellison A, Henderson S, Stith D, Council B, Oxendine-Pitt P, Corbie-Smith G. In their own voices: rural African American youth speak out about community-based HIV prevention interventions. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2009 Winter;3(4):301-12. doi: 10.1353/cpr.0.0093. PubMed PMID: 20097991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4167354.
Ragin CC, Edwards RP, Jones J, Thurman NE, Hagan KL, Jones EA, Moss CM, Smith AC, Akers A, Gollin SM, Heron DE, Andraos-Selim C, Bondzi C, Robertson L, Taioli E. Knowledge about human papillomavirus and the HPV vaccine--a survey of the general population. Infect Agent Cancer. 2009 Feb 10;4 Suppl 1:S10. doi: 10.1186/1750-9378-4-S1-S10. PubMed PMID: 19208201; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2638455.
Beigi R, Davis G, Hodges J, Akers A. Preparedness planning for pandemic influenza among large US maternity hospitals. Emerg Health Threats J. 2009;2:e2. doi: 10.3134/ehtj.09.002. Epub 2009 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 22460283; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3167652.
Schwarz EB, Santucci A, Borrero S, Akers AY, Nikolajski C, Gold MA. Perspectives of primary care clinicians on teratogenic risk counseling. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2009 Oct;85(10):858-63. doi: 10.1002/bdra.20599. PubMed PMID: 19591115; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2805273.
Akers AY, Lynch CP, Gold MA, Chang JC, Doswell W, Wiesenfeld HC, Feng W, Bost J. Exploring the relationship among weight, race, and sexual behaviors among girls. Pediatrics. 2009 Nov;124(5):e913-20. doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-2797. Epub 2009 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 19841106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2947204.
Santucci AK, Gold MA, Akers AY, Borrero S, Schwarz EB. Women's perspectives on counseling about risks for medication-induced birth defects. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2010 Jan;88(1):64-9. doi: 10.1002/bdra.20618. PubMed PMID: 19637252; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2806515.
Borrero S, Moore CG, Qin L, Schwarz EB, Akers A, Creinin MD, Ibrahim SA. Unintended pregnancy influences racial disparity in tubal sterilization rates. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Feb;25(2):122-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-009-1197-0. Epub 2009 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 19967463; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2837493.
Akers AY, Youmans S, Lloyd SW, Smith DM, Banks B, Blumenthal C, Albritton T, Ellison A, Smith GC, Adimora AA. Views of young, rural African Americans of the role of community social institutions in HIV prevention. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 May;21(2 Suppl):1-12. doi: 10.1353/hpu.0.0280. PubMed PMID: 20453373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2947318.
Corbie-Smith G, Akers A, Blumenthal C, Council B, Wynn M, Muhammad M, Stith D. Intervention mapping as a participatory approach to developing an HIV prevention intervention in rural African American communities. AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Jun;22(3):184-202. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2010.22.3.184. PubMed PMID: 20528128; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3037273.
Akers AY, Gold MA, Borrero S, Santucci A, Schwarz EB. Providers' perspectives on challenges to contraceptive counseling in primary care settings. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Jun;19(6):1163-70. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1735. PubMed PMID: 20420508; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2940510.
Akers AY, Schwarz EB, Borrero S, Corbie-Smith G. Family discussions about contraception and family planning: a qualitative exploration of black parent and adolescent perspectives. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2010 Sep;42(3):160-7. doi: 10.1363/4216010. PubMed PMID: 20887285; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2951274.
Akers AY, Muhammad MR, Corbie-Smith G. "When you got nothing to do, you do somebody": A community's perceptions of neighborhood effects on adolescent sexual behaviors. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Jan;72(1):91-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.09.035. Epub 2010 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 21129833; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3049451.
Akers AY, Gold MA, Bost JE, Adimora AA, Orr DP, Fortenberry JD. Variation in sexual behaviors in a cohort of adolescent females: the role of personal, perceived peer, and perceived family attitudes. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Jan;48(1):87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.05.004. Epub 2010 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 21185529; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3052941.
Akers AY, Holland CL, Bost J. Interventions to improve parental communication about sex: a systematic review. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):494-510. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-2194. Epub 2011 Feb 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 21321027; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3065139.
Corbie-Smith G, Adimora AA, Youmans S, Muhammad M, Blumenthal C, Ellison A, Akers A, Council B, Thigpen Y, Wynn M, Lloyd SW. Project GRACE: a staged approach to development of a community-academic partnership to address HIV in rural African American communities. Health Promot Pract. 2011 Mar;12(2):293-302. doi: 10.1177/1524839909348766. Epub 2010 Aug 4. PubMed PMID: 20685913; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3063323.
Vitek WS, Akers A, Meyn LA, Switzer GE, Lee BY, Beigi RH. Vaccine eligibility and acceptance among ambulatory obstetric and gynecologic patients. Vaccine. 2011 Mar 3;29(11):2024-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.01.026. Epub 2011 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 21272604.
Yonas M, Akers AY, Burke JG, Chang JC, Thomas AL, O'Campo P. Perceptions of prominent neighborhood individuals regarding neighborhood factors and intimate partner violence. J Urban Health. 2011 Apr;88(2):214-24. doi: 10.1007/s11524-011-9544-y. PubMed PMID: 21327974; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3079038.
Cené CW, Akers AY, Lloyd SW, Albritton T, Powell Hammond W, Corbie-Smith G. Understanding social capital and HIV risk in rural African American communities. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jul;26(7):737-44. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1646-4. PubMed PMID: 21311999; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3138603.
Lee JK, Parisi SM, Akers AY, Borrero S, Schwarz EB. The impact of contraceptive counseling in primary care on contraceptive use. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jul;26(7):731-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1647-3. PubMed PMID: 21301983; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3138576.
Akers AY, Yonas M, Burke J, Chang JC. "Do you want somebody treating your sister like that?": qualitative exploration of how African American families discuss and promote healthy teen dating relationships. J Interpers Violence. 2011 Jul;26(11):2165-85. doi: 10.1177/0886260510383028. Epub 2010 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 20889536; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3182482.
Lloyd SW, Ferguson YO, Corbie-Smith G, Ellison A, Blumenthal C, Council BJ, Youmans S, Muhammad MR, Wynn M, Adimora A, Akers A. The role of public schools in HIV prevention: perspectives from African Americans in the rural South. AIDS Educ Prev. 2012 Feb;24(1):41-53. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2012.24.1.41. PubMed PMID: 22339144; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3378321.
Akers AY, Gold MA, Coyne-Beasley T, Corbie-Smith G. A qualitative study of rural black adolescents' perspectives on primary STD prevention strategies. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Jun;44(2):92-9. doi: 10.1363/4409212. Epub 2012 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 22681424; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4326105.
George AE, Abatemarco DJ, Terry MA, Yonas M, Butler J, Akers AY. A qualitative exploration of the role of social networks in educating urban African American adolescents about sex. Ethn Health. 2013;18(2):168-89. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2012.708915. Epub 2012 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 22867005.
Farris C, Akers AY, Downs JS, Forbes EE. Translational research applications for the study of adolescent sexual decision making. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Feb;6(1):78-81. doi: 10.1111/cts.12038. PubMed PMID: 23399094; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3628755.
Grady CD, Schwarz EB, Emeremni CA, Yabes J, Akers A, Zite N, Borrero S. Does a history of unintended pregnancy lessen the likelihood of desire for sterilization reversal?. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Jun;22(6):501-6. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2012.3885. Epub 2013 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 23621776; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3678583.
Blackman E, Thurman N, Halliday D, Butler R, Francis D, Joseph M, Thompson J, Akers A, Andraos-Selim C, Bondzi C, Taioli E, Hagan KL, Jones EA, Jones J, Moss CM, Smith AC, Ashing KT, Ragin CC. Multicenter study of human papillomavirus and the human papillomavirus vaccine: knowledge and attitudes among people of African descent. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2013;2013:428582. doi: 10.1155/2013/428582. Epub 2013 Jul 16. PubMed PMID: 23956612; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3730153.
Moniz MH, Vitek WS, Akers A, Meyn LA, Beigi RH. Perceptions and acceptance of immunization during pregnancy. J Reprod Med. 2013 Sep-Oct;58(9-10):383-8. PubMed PMID: 24050026.
Suffoletto B, Akers A, McGinnis KA, Calabria J, Wiesenfeld HC, Clark DB. A sex risk reduction text-message program for young adult females discharged from the emergency department. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Sep;53(3):387-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.04.006. Epub 2013 May 23. PubMed PMID: 23707402.
Gelman A, Miller E, Schwarz EB, Akers AY, Jeong K, Borrero S. Racial disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination: does access matter?. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Dec;53(6):756-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.07.002. Epub 2013 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 23992645; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4058822.
Akers AY, Davis EM, Jackson Foster LJ, Morrison P, Sucato G, Miller E, Lee M. Parental report of receipt of adolescent preventive health counseling services from pediatric providers. Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Feb;94(2):269-75. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2013.10.003. Epub 2013 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 24238626; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4382670.
Morrison P, Smith AE, Akers A. Substance use and sexual risk among at-risk adolescents in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Cad Saude Publica. 2014 Apr;30(4):794-804. doi: 10.1590/0102-311x00135712. PubMed PMID: 24896054.
Albritton T, Hodge-Sallah S, Akers A, Blumenthal C, O'Brien S, Council B, Muhammad M, Corbie-Smith G. A Process Evaluation of an HIV/STI Intervention for Rural African American Youth. Qual Health Res. 2014 Jul;24(7):969-982. doi: 10.1177/1049732314540053. Epub 2014 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 24939390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4379123.
Insetta ER, Akers AY, Miller E, Yonas MA, Burke JG, Hintz L, Chang JC. Intimate partner violence victims as mothers: their messages and strategies for communicating with children to break the cycle of violence. J Interpers Violence. 2015 Feb;30(4):703-24. doi: 10.1177/0886260514535264. Epub 2014 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 24919995.
Borrero S, Nikolajski C, Steinberg JR, Freedman L, Akers AY, Ibrahim S, Schwarz EB. "It just happens": a qualitative study exploring low-income women's perspectives on pregnancy intention and planning. Contraception. 2015 Feb;91(2):150-6. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.09.014. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 25477272; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4303515.
Farkas AH, Vanderberg R, Sucato GS, Miller E, Akers AY, Borrero S. Racial and ethnic differences in young men's sex and contraceptive education. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr;56(4):464-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.12.014. PubMed PMID: 25797633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4371132.
Nikolajski C, Miller E, McCauley HL, Akers A, Schwarz EB, Freedman L, Steinberg J, Ibrahim S, Borrero S. Race and reproductive coercion: a qualitative assessment. Womens Health Issues. 2015 May-Jun;25(3):216-23. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2014.12.004. Epub 2015 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 25748823; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4430345.
Shah B, Chan SH, Perriera L, Gold MA, Akers AY. Teaching Trainees to Deliver Adolescent Reproductive Health Services. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Feb;29(1):53-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.06.006. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 26542014; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4681699.
Vanderberg RH, Farkas AH, Miller E, Sucato GS, Akers AY, Borrero SB. Racial and/or Ethnic Differences in Formal Sex Education and Sex Education by Parents among Young Women in the United States. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Feb;29(1):69-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.06.011. Epub 2015 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 26143556.
Dasari M, Borrero S, Akers AY, Sucato GS, Dick R, Hicks A, Miller E. Barriers to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Uptake Among Homeless Young Women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Apr;29(2):104-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.07.003. Epub 2015 Jul 23. PubMed PMID: 26210293.
Hoopes AJ, Gilmore K, Cady J, Akers AY, Ahrens KR. A Qualitative Study of Factors That Influence Contraceptive Choice among Adolescent School-Based Health Center Patients. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Jun;29(3):259-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.09.011. Epub 2015 Oct 23. PubMed PMID: 26477942; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4934126.
Akers AY, Cohen ED, Marshal MP, Roebuck G, Yu L, Hipwell AE. Objective and Perceived Weight: Associations with Risky Adolescent Sexual Behavior. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2016 Sep;48(3):129-37. doi: 10.1363/48e11416. Epub 2016 Sep 8. PubMed PMID: 27608419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5028289.
Wood SM, Schott W, Marshal MP, Akers AY. Disparities in Body Mass Index Trajectories From Adolescence to Early Adulthood for Sexual Minority Women. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Dec;61(6):722-728. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.06.008. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PubMed PMID: 28935384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5701844.
Ramchandani K, Morrison P, Gold MA, Akers AY. Messages About Abstinence, Delaying Sexual Debut and Sexual Decision-Making in Conversations Between Mothers and Young Adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Apr;31(2):107-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2017.10.007. Epub 2017 Oct 31. PubMed PMID: 29097292; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5866200.
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