Cynthia A. Gómez, PhD
Cynthia A. Gómez, PhD, is the founding director of the Health Equity Institute.
She previously served as co-director of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California at San Francisco and has been a leading scientist in HIV prevention research since 1991. Her work has focused primarily on gender, culture and sexual health, on the development of prevention interventions, and on the translation of science to community practice.
Gómez earned a master's degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Prior to her work in HIV, Gómez spent 12 years working in community health settings, including five as director of a child and family mental health center in Boston.
Gómez has been a health policy advisor for nearly 20 years. She was an appointed member to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under both WJ Clinton and GW Bush administrations. In 2007 she was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the first California Public Health Advisory Council. Over the years she has served on several national advisory committees including the Centers for Disease Control's HIV and STD Advisory Council; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Advisory Committee on Women's Services; and the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Prisoners and Research. She is a member and past chair of the board of directors of the Guttmacher Institute and serves on several other boards of directors including Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, and the San Francisco Public Health Foundation.
HIV prevention, intervention clinical trials, implementation/operations research, health disparities, biomedical ethics, sexual behavior, reproductive health, behavioral determinants of health risks, HIV/AIDS health policy, science-community partnerships, and translation of science to practice.
- The Health Equity Institute (HEI) has partnered with the California Latinas for Reproductive Justice to address the urgent need to reframe the current discourse about Latino/a youth sexuality and childbearing. HEI will train and mentor future generations of sexuality researchers from high school students to postdoctoral fellows. We will study individual and systemic factors underlying the complexities of adolescent Latino/a sexuality and increase our understanding of how Latina/o youth balance competing cultural and social values regarding sexuality, parenting, and education; and develop recommendations to promote positive sexual health and educational outcomes.
- A consortium of 13 agencies from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area committed to reducing the number of local HIV+ persons out of care. Our goal is to reduce this number by 8% in the first year (N=600 of 8,000) through a coordinated effort that locates these individuals, strengthens the peer/social networks that will help link them to care, and reduces provider-based barriers. BANPH agencies include those who can reach the most marginalized and disenfranchised persons including those living in poverty, transitioning out of jail/prison, substance users, transgender persons, and people of color. Our strategies for linking HIV+ persons to HIV care come from a holistic and empowering model. BANPH's success will be evident, not only by the number of HIV+ persons we engage in care, but by the increased collaboration and coordination across relevant service agencies throughout the Bay Area. CDC Microenterprise and Health Intervention Development Project
Recently Completed Projects
- The CDC has initiated an effort to develop a microenterprise and economic empowerment program curriculum for low-income African Americans in the U.S. that is designed not only to improve financial self-sufficiency, but also to protect and improve health. Specifically, the CDC and its partners are interested in how such an economic program might reduce the risks of HIV/AIDS and intimate partner violence among African-American men and women by increasing financial independence and control, income, personal effectiveness, and self-efficacy. The project benefits from a national group of experts helping to design the program components and curriculum, and will also include three Community Consultations Boards - in the District of Columbia, Oakland, and New Orleans - to help guide the development of the model program. CommonHealth ACTION serves as the overall coordinator for the project, working closely with the CDC. Dr. Gómez provides scientific leadership and intervention design expertise for the project.
- The goal of the GENERATIONS Initiative is to increase the capacity of community based organizations across the nation to utilize cutting-edge HIV prevention science to implement innovative, evidence-based, and effective HIV prevention interventions to reach at-risk women and girls. This is accomplished by providing comprehensive capacity-building support in the form of technical assistance from expert prevention scientists, program evaluation from an independent evaluator, and networking among peer grantees. HEI provides scientific and programmatic expertise for the Generations III Initiative.
- This pilot research aims to advance HIV prevention theory through examining the complex social determinants of the Down Low, defined as sex between men who are heterosexually identified. The proposed project presents a new area of research into the social context of sexual risk among African American bisexually active men.
- Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications, Contributed Chapters/Books
- Published Abstracts
- Media Interface - Quotes/Interviews (selected)
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
1. Espín O, Stewart A, Gómez CA. (1990). Letters from V: Adolescent Personality Development in a Sociohistorical Context. Journal of Personality, 58:347-364.
2. Marín BV, Tschann J, Gómez CA, Kegeles S. (1993). Acculturation and Gender Differences in Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors: Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic White Unmarried Adults. American Journal of Public Health, 83(12): 1759-1761.
3. Marín BV, Gómez CA, Tschann J. (1993). Condom Use among Hispanic Men with Secondary Female Sexual Partners. Public Health Reports, 108(6): 742-750.
4. Marín BV, Gómez CA, Hearst N. (1993) Multiple Heterosexual Partners and Condom Use among Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites. Family Planning Perspectives, 25(4): 170-174.
5. Gómez CA, Marín BV. (1996). Gender, Culture, and Power: Barriers to HIV Prevention Strategies for Women. The Journal of Sex Research, 33 (4): 355-362.
6. Gómez CA, Garcia D, Kegebein V, Shade S, Hernandez S. (1996). Sexual Identity vs. Sexual Behavior: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies for Women who Have Sex with Women. Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy, 2(1&2): 91-109
7. Marin BV, Gómez CA, Tschann J, Gregorich S. (1997). Condom use in Unmarried Latino Adults: Test of a Cultural Theory. Health Psychology, 16(5): 458-467.
8. Marin BV, Gonzalez F, Gómez CA. (1998). Unmarried Latino Men who Report Sex with Men: Psychocultural and Demographic and Characteristics. AIDS and Behavior, 2(3).
9. Van der Straten A, Vernon KA, Knight KR, Gómez CA, Padian NS. (1998). Managing HIV among Serodiscordant Heterosexual Couples: Serostatus, Stigma and Sex. AIDS CARE, Oct.,10(5): 533-548.
10. Marin BV, Gómez CA, Tschann J. (1998). Self-Efficacy to use Condoms in Unmarried Latino Adults. American Journal of Community Psychology. 26(1): 53-71.
11. Gómez CA, Hernandez M, Faigeles B. (1999) Sex in the New World: An Empowerment Model for HIV Prevention among Latina Immigrant Women. Health Education & Behavior, April, 26(2): 200-212.
12. Choi KH, Johnston K, Grinstead O, Gómez CA, (1999). Facilitators and Barriers to Use of the Female Condom: Qualitative Interviews with Women of Diverse Ethnicity. Journal of Women and Health, 30: 53-70.
13. Van der Straten A, Gómez CA, Harrison J, Padian NS. (2000). Sexual risk behaviors among heterosexual HIV serodiscordant couples in the era of post-exposure prevention and viral suppressive therapy. AIDS Mar; 14(4): F47-54.
14. Marín BV, Coyle K, Gómez CA, Carvajal S, Kirby D, (2000). Older Boyfriends and Girlfriends Increase Risk of Sexual initiation In Young Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, Dec (6), 409-418.
15. Margolis AD, Wolitski RJ, Parsons JT, Gómez CA. (2001). Are healthcare providers talking to HIV-seropositive patients about safer sex? AIDS Nov 23; 15(17): 2335-7.
16. Buchacz K, van der Straten A, Shiboski SC, Gómez CA, Padian N. (2001). Sociodemographic, behavioral, and clinical correlates of inconsistent condom use in HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Nov 1; 28(3): 289-97.
17. Wolitski RJ, Halkitis PN, Parsons JT, Gómez CA. (2001). Awareness and use of untested barrier methods by HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 13: 291-301.
18. Parsons JT, Halkitis PN, Wolitski RJ, Gómez CA & the SUMS Team (2003). Correlates of sexual risk behaviors among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15 (5), 383-400.
19. Wolitski R, Bailey CJ, O'Leary A, Gómez CA, Parsons J (2003) Self-perceived responsibility of HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men for preventing transmission. AIDS and Behavior, 7 (4), 363-372.
20. Hart T, Wolitski R, Purcell D, Gómez CA, Halkitis P & SUMIT Team (2003). Sex role and sexual behavior in HIV-positive MSM: What's in a label? Journal of Sex Research, May; 40 (2): 179-188.
21. Rose V, Gómez CA, Valencia D, Katz M (2003). The role of HIV prevention community planning groups in setting HIV prevention policy: The California experience. AIDS Education and Prevention, 15(2): 172-183
22. O'Leary A, Purcell D, Remien RH, Gómez CA (2003). Childhood sexual abuse and sexual transmission risk behaviour among HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men. AIDS Care, 15:17-26.
23. Choi K, Gregorich SE, Anderson K, Grinstead O, Gómez CA (2003). Patterns and Predictors of Female Condom Use among Ethnically Diverse Women Attending Family Planning Clinics. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Jan; 30(1): 91-98.
24. Mizuno Y, Purcell DW, Dawson-Rose C, Parsons JT and the SUDIS Team (2003). Correlates of depressive symptoms among HIV-positive injection drug users: the role of social support. AIDS Care, 15(5): 689-698.
25. Morin SF, Carrillo H, Steward WT, Maiorana A, Trautwein M, and Gómez CA (2004). Policy perspectives on public health for Mexican migrants in California. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 37 Supplement 4: S252-S259.
26. Parsons JT, Missildine W, VanOra J, Purcell DJ, Gómez CA, and the Seropositive Urban Drug Injector's Study (SUDIS) (2004). HIV Serostatus Disclosure to Sexual Partners among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users. AIDS Education and Prevention, 5: 459-75.
27. Purcell DW, Metsch LR, Latka M, Santibanez S, Gómez CA, Eldred L, Latkin CA & the INSPIRE Study Group (2004). INSPIRE: An integrated behavioral intervention with HIV-positive injection drug users to address medical care, adherence, and risk reduction. Journal of AIDS, 37:S110-S118.
28. Wolitski RJ, Parsons JT, Gómez CA. (2004). Prevention with HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men: Lessons from the Seropositive Urban Men's Study (SUMS) and the Seropositive Urban Men's Intervention Trial (SUMIT). Journal of AIDS, 37: S101-S109.
29. Coyle K, Kirby D, Marín BV, Gómez CA, Gregorich S (2004). Draw the Line/Respect the line: A randomized trial of a middle school intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors. American Journal of Public Health, 94: 843-851.
30. Knight KR, Purcell D, Dawson-Rose C, Halkitis PN, Gómez CA, and the SUDIS Team (2005). Sexual risk taking among HIV-positive injection drug users: Contexts, characteristics, and implications for prevention. AIDS Education and Prevention,17, Supplement A (Feb): 76-88.
31. Wolitski RJ, Parsons JT, Gómez CA, Purcell DW, Hoff C, Halkitis PN & the SUMIT Study Group (2005). Prevention with gay and bisexual men living with HIV: rationale and methods of the Seropositive Urban Men's Intervention Trial (SUMIT). AIDS, 19, Supplement 1(April): S1-S12.
32. Wolitski RJ, Gómez CA, Parsons JT & the SUMIT Study Group (2005). Effects of a peer-led behavioral intervention to reduce HIV transmission and promote serostatus disclosure among HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual Men. AIDS, 19, Supplement 1(April): S99-S110.
33. O'Leary A, Hoff C, Purcell DW, Gómez CA, Parsons J, Hardnett F, &Lyles C (2005). What happened in the SUMIT trial? Mediation and Behavior Change. AIDS, 19, Supplement 1(April): S111-S122.
34. Ibañez GE, Purcell DW, Stall R, Parsons JT and Gómez CA (2005). Sexual risk, substance use, and psychological distress in HIV-positive gay and bisexual men who also inject drugs. AIDS, 19, Supplement 1(April): S49-S56.
35. Parsons JT, Schrimshaw EW, Wolitski RJ, Halkitis PN, Purcell DW, Hoff C, and Gómez CA (2005). Sexual harm reduction practices of HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual men: serosorting, strategic positioning, and withdrawal before ejaculation. AIDS, 19, Supplement 1(April): S13-S26.
36. Parsons JT, Schrimshaw EW, Bimbi D, Wolitski RJ, Gómez CA, Halkitis PN (2005). Consistent, inconsistent, and non-disclosure to casual sexual partners among HIV-seropositive gay and bisexual men. AIDS, 19, Supplement 1(April): S87-S97.
37. Hoff C, Gómez CA, Faigeles B, Purcell DW, Halkitis PN, Parsons JT, Remien RH, (2005). Serostatus of primary partner impacts sexual behavior inside and outside the relationship: A description of HIV-positive MSM in primary relationships. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. 16(4), 77- 95.
38. Koh AS, Gómez CA, Shade S, & Rowley E (2005). Sexual risk factors among self-identified lesbians, heterosexual women and bisexual women accessing primary care settings. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 32(9):563-569.
39. Tuli K, Sansom S, Purcell DW, Metsch L, Latkin C, Gourevitch M, Gómez CA, and the INSPIRE Team (2005). Economic evaluation of an HIV prevention intervention for seropositive injection drug users. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 11(6):508-515.
40. Remien RH, Halkitis PN, O'Leary A, Wolitski RJ, Gómez CA (2005). Risk perception and sexual risk behaviors among HIV-positive men on antiretroviral therapy. AIDS and Behavior, Volume 9, Number 2, pages 167-176.
41. Hart TA, Wolitski RJ, Purcell DW, Gómez CA, Parsons JT, & the SUMS Study Group (2005). Men who have sex with men's disclosure of HIV seropositive status to sex partners: The importance of having a consistent strategy. AIDS and Behavior, Volume 9, Number 2, pages 155-165.
42. Ibanez GE, Marin BV, Villareal C and Gómez CA (2005). Condom use at last sex among unmarried latino men: An event analysis. AIDS and Behavior, 9 (4), 433-441.
43. Feldstein GA, Parsons JT, Bimbi DS, Schwartz D, Gómez CA and the Seropositive Urban Men's Study (SUMS) Team (2006). Is the beauty in the eye of the beholder? How socio-cultural norms regarding age and appearance may inform sexual behaviors and attitudes within the gay community. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, 18(1): 43-65.
44. Courtenay-Quirk C, Wolitski RJ, Parsons JT, Gómez CA & the Seropositive Urban Men's Study Team (2006). Is HIV/AIDS stigma dividing the gay community? Perceptions of HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 18 (1), 56-67.
45. Hoff CC, Varnell S, Purcell DW, Parsons JT, Halkitis, PN, Remien RH, Gómez CA (2006). Examining the role of partner status in an HIV prevention trial targeting HIV-positive gay and bisexual men: the seropositive urban men's intervention trial (SUMIT). AIDS and Behavior,10(6): 637-648.
46. Wilkinson, JD, Zhao W, Santibanez S, Arnsten J, Knowlton A, Gómez CA, Metsch LR and INSPIRE Study Group (2006). Providers' HIV prevention discussions with HIV-seropositive injection drug users. AIDS and Behavior, 10(6): 699-705.
47. Coffin PO, Latka MH, Latkin C, Wu Y, Purcell DW, Metsch L, Gómez CA, Gourevitch MN; INSPIRE Study Group (2006). Safe syringe disposal is related to safe syringe access among HIV-positive injection drug users. AIDS and Behavior. 2006 Oct 12; [Epub ahead of print]
48. Marín BV, Kirby D, Hudes ES, Coyle KK, Gómez CA (2006) Boyfriends, girlfriends and teenagers' risk of sexual involvement. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2006, 38(2):76-83.
49. Wolitski RJ, Flores SA, O'Leary A, Bimbi DS, Gómez CA (2006). Beliefs about personal and partner responsibility among HIV-seropositive men who have sex with men: Measurement and association with transmission risk behavior. AIDS and Behavior. 2006 Nov 14; [Epub ahead of print]
50. Hardnett, F.P., Pals, S.L., Borkowf, C.B., Parsons, J.T., Gómez CA., O'Leary, A. (2006). "Assessing Mediation in HIV Interventions," 2006 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Section on Statistics in Epidemiology [CD-ROM], Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.
51. O'Leary A, Fisher HH, Purcell DW, Spikes P, Gómez CA (2007). Correlates of risk patterns and race/ethnicity among HIV-positive men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 11(5): 706-715.
52. Knight, KR; Shade, SB; Purcell, DW; Dawson Rose, C; Metsch, LR; Latka, MH; Latkin, CA; Gómez CA; for the INSPIRE Study Team (2007). Sexual Transmission Risk Behavior Reported Among Behaviorally Bisexual HIV-Positive Injection Drug-Using Men. JAIDS, 46(Supplement 2):S80-S87.
53. Purcell DW, Latka MH, Metsch LR, Latkin CA, Gómez CA, Mizuno, Y., Arnsten JH, Wilkinson JD, Knight KR, Knowlton AR, Santibanez S, Tobin KE, Rose CD, Valverde EE, Gourevitch MN, Eldred L, Borkowf CB, for the INSPIRE Study Team (2007). Results from a randomized controlled trial of a peer-mentoring intervention to reduce HIV transmission and increase access to care and adherence to HIV medications among HIV-seropositive injection drug users. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 46(Supplement 2): S35-S47.
54. Choi KH, Hoff C, Gregorich SE, Grinstead O, Gómez CA, & Hussey W (2008). The efficacy of female condom skills training in HIV risk reduction among women: A randomized controlled trial. Am J Public Health, 2008;98: 1841-1848.
55. Mizuno Y, Purcell DW, Latka MH, Metsch LR, Ding H, Gómez CA, and Knowlton AR (2010). Is Sexual Serosorting Occurring Among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users? Comparison Between Those with HIV-Positive Partners Only, HIV-Negative Partners Only, and Those with any Partners of Unknown Status. AIDS and Behavior, 14 (1): 92-102.
56. Dawson Rose C.; Courtenay-Quirk, C.; Knight, K.; Shade, S.; Vittinghoff, E.; Gómez CA; Lum, PJ; Bacon, O and Colfax, G. (2010). HIV Intervention for Providers (HIP) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Clinician-Delivered HIV Risk-reduction Intervention for HIV-Positive People. JAIDS, 55(5):572-581.
57. Gómez, CA (2011). Preventing HIV in U.S. Women and Girls: A Call for Social Action. Women's Health Issues, 21-6S: S287-S294.
58. Mackenzie, S, Pearson, C, Frye, Gómez, CA, Latka, MH, Purcell, DW, Knowlton, AR, Metsch, LR, Tobin, KE, Valverde, EE, and Knight KR. (2012). Agents of Change: Peer Mentorship as HIV Prevention among HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users. Substance Use & Misuse, 47:5, 522-534.
NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Marín BV, Gómez CA. (1994). Latinos, HIV Disease & Culture: Strategies for AIDS Prevention. In Cohen PT; Sande MA, Volberding PA. (Eds.). The AIDS Knowledge Base (2nd Edition), Boston: Little Brown & Co., pp. 10.8-1-10.813.
Gómez CA, Goldstein E. (1995). The HIV Prevention Evaluation Initiative: A Model for Collaborative and Empowerment Evaluation. In Fetterman, Wandersman & Kaftarian (Eds.) Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-Assessment and Accountability, pp. 100-122. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gómez CA. Lesbians at Risk for HIV: The Unresolved debate, In Greene B, Herek GM. (Eds.), (1995). Psychological perspectives on lesbian and gay issues, Vol. 2. AIDS, Identity and Community: The HIV epidemic and lesbians and gay men, pp. 19-31. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Marín BV & Gómez CA. (1997). Sex and Culture: Implications for AIDS Prevention. In Garcia J, Zea MC (Eds.). Psychological Interventions and Research with Latino Populations, Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Marín BV & Gómez CA. Prevention in Hispanic Populations (1998). In: Cohen PT, Sande MA, Volberding PA, (Eds.). The AIDS Knowledge Base (Fourth Edition). Boston: Little Brown & Co.
Coyle K, Kirby D, Marín BV, Gómez CA, Gregorich S (2001). Effect of Draw the Line/Respect the Line on sexual behavior in middle schools. In Kirby, D, Emerging Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Sexual Risk-Taking and Teen Pregnancy. Washington DC: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Gómez CA, Coyle K, Gregorich S, Marín BV, Kirby DB (2003). The development of sex-related knowledge, attitudes, perceived norms, and behaviors in a longitudinal cohort of middle school children. In 14 and Younger. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Marín BV, Kirby DB, Hudes ES, Gómez CA, Coyle K, (2003). Youth with older boyfriends and girlfriends: Associations with sexual risk. In 14 and Younger. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Marín BV, Coyle K, Gómez CA, Jinich S, & Kirby DB, (2003). Draw the Line/Respect the Line: Setting Limits to Prevent HIV, STD and pregnancy. Grade 6. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.
Marín BV, Coyle K, Cummings J, Gardner C, Gómez CA, & Kirby DB, (2003). Draw the Line/Respect the Line: Setting Limits to Prevent HIV, STD and pregnancy. Grade 8. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.
Coyle K, Marín BV, Gardner C, Cummings J, Gómez CA, & Kirby DB, (2003). Draw the Line/Respect the Line: Setting Limits to Prevent HIV, STD and pregnancy. Grade 7. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.
Halkitis P, Gómez CA, Wolitski (Eds.), (2005) HIV+Sex: The Psychological and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-Seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men's Relationships, APA Publishers, Washington DC
Gómez CA, Mason B, & Alvarado N (2005). The role of race and ethnicity in the sexual lives of HIV-Positive Gay and Bisexual Men. In HIV+Sex: The Psychological and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-Seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men's Relationships, Halkitis P, Gomez CA, Wolitski (Eds.), APA Publishers, Washington DC
Gómez CA. (1991). Risk and Protective Factors as Predictors of Functioning in Children of Alcoholics. Dissertation Abstracts.
Gómez CA (1994). Principles of Inclusion, Representation and Parity, In Positive Input: Your Guide to HIV Prevention Community Planning. Guidance manual produced by the National Association of People with AIDS, Washington, DC.
Gómez CA (1995). Culture and Sexual Behavior. Focus, A guide to AIDS Research and Counseling, (10) 4,5-6.
Gómez CA, Marín BV, Tschann J (1992). Condom use in U.S. Hispanic men with multiple female partners. VIIIth International Conference on AIDS/III STD World Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Gómez CA, Marín BV (1993) Can Women Demand Condom Use? Gender and Power in Safe Sex. IXth International Conference on AIDS, Berlin, Germany.
Marín BV, Gómez CA, Grinstead O (1994). Are we Closing the Gender Gap? What Young Unmarried Latinos Think and Do about Sex. 122nd American Public Health Conference.
Gómez CA, Marín BV, Grinstead O (1994). Sexual Coercion in the Face of AIDS: Will Latino Men and Women Challenge It? Xth International Conference on AIDS, Yokohama, Japan.
Grinstead O, Marín BV, Gómez CA (1994). Impediments to HIV testing among U.S. Latino Adults. Xth International Conference on AIDS, Yokohama, Japan.
Gómez CA, Marín BV, Gregorich S (1996). Sexual Disempowerment: A Cultural Reality for
HIV Prevention Efforts Targeting U.S. Latina Women. XI International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, B.C.
Marín BV, Gómez CA, Gregorich S (1996). Traditional Gender Role Beliefs Increase Sexual Coercion and Lower Condom Use in U.S. Latino Men. XI International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, B.C.
Kegebein V, Packer T, Dobrow B, Gómez CA, Osborne K, Meyer AC (1996). Prioritizing HIV Prevention Resources through Community Planning. XI International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, B.C
Gómez CA, Halkitis P, Faigeles B. (1998) Culture counts: Understanding the context of unprotected sex for HIV positive men in a multi-ethnic urban sample in the US. XII International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
Padian NS, Van der Straten A, Quan J, Glass S, Gómez CA (1998). Reliability of Self-Reported Unprotected Sex among Partners in Heterosexual HIV-Discordant Couples in Northern California is influenced by Serostatus. XII International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
Santos JS, Paiva VSF, Plank R, Gómez CA, Ventura-Filipe EM, Bugamella LE, Tunala LG (1998). Sexual Behavior and Reproductive Decisions among HIV+ Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil. XII International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
Van der Straten A, Gómez CA, Saul J, Padian NS (1998). Awareness of PEP and Viral Suppressive Therapy has Little Effect on Sexual Risk Behavior in Heterosexual HIV-Discordant Couples. XII International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
Wolitski R, Gómez CA, Parsons JT, Ambrose T, Remien RH (1998). HIV-Seropositive Men's Perceived Responsibility for Preventing the Transmission of HIV to Others. XII International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
Hoff C, Faigeles B, Gómez CA, Hays RB (1998). HIV+ MSM in Discordant Relationships Report Sexual Risk-taking with Primary and Non-Primary Partners. XII International Conference on AIDS, Geneva, Switzerland.
Gómez CA, van der Straten A, Saul J, Padian N. (2002). Playing the odds: Challenges in reducing risk behaviors among HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples. XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona July 7-12, 2002.
Gómez CA, Bailey C, O'Leary A, Hoff C, Lyles C. (2002) Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among a U.S. cohort of sexually active HIV-seropositive (HIV+) men who have sex with men (MSM). XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona July 7-12, 2002.
Coffin PO, Latka M, Purcell D, Latkin C, Metsch L, Gourevitch M, Gómez CA (2004). Safe syringe disposal is related to safe syringe access. Fifth National Harm Reduction Conference. Oral Presentation. New Orleans. November 11-14, 2004.
Gómez CA, Chang YJ Martinez A, (2008). Friends versus Partners: How socio-economic class distinguishes predictors of condom use with primary partners among Latina women. XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City. August 3-8, 2008.
Kinsky, S, Gómez CA, Ferree, K (2010). Evaluating effectiveness: Building organizational capacity to implement and utilize evaluation to improve HIV prevention interventions for women. XVIII International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 18-23, 2010.
MEDIA INTERFACE - Quotes/Interviews (selected)
Media Contact for Track D - Social Science: Research, Policy & Action, Communications Department,
XI International Conference on AIDS, Vancouver, BC, 1996.
United States Latino Media Briefing: Role of Culture in HIV Prevention for Latinos, sponsored by the Kaiser family Foundation, New York, NY, September, 1999.
Washington Blade- Eric Erickson, August 17, 2001: HEALTH: Memory fading on AIDS; 'It's the new generation': Experts decry lack of diversity in prevention programs; focus on ways to avoid resurgence.
Reuters NewMedia - Paul Simao, Monday August 13, 2001:Health Officials Troubled by Latest AIDS Data .
UPI Science News, Ed Susman Aug. 13, 2001: New York needle exchange "reverses" AIDS.
Philadelphia Inquirer -Marina Walker, December 2, 2002: AIDS Risk for Latinas Climbs Still.
San Francisco Chronicle, Sabin Russell, Thursday, October 30, 2003: Controversial AIDS grants under review: Conservatives accused of providing 'hit list'.
Working Assets Radio, KALW, November 12, 2003. Live show and call-in regarding government and science.
Live satellite broadcast: CDC Training Center, Prevention with Positives: HIV Risk Reduction Strategies for Health Care Providers, April 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer, Smith, May 25, 2004: HIV/AIDS Growing Problem Among Latinos, Particularly Women, National Latino AIDS Conference Delegates Say.
The New York Times, Mireya Navarro, July 11, 2004: Experts in Sex Field Say Conservatives Interfere With Health and Research.
Ebony Magazine, Adrienne Samuels, December, 2008:AIDS: A Black America Update.
El Paso Times, Erica Molina Johnson, April 2009: More Young People in El Paso Contract HIV.
American Journal of Public Health, November 2010: Cynthia Gómez: On the Road for Health Equity.