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  • Gurley, K. D., Fifolt, M., & White. D. (2023). Multidimensional ethical analysis of the Magic City Acceptance Academy: Giving voice to student perspectives. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, 7(1), 1-35.


  • Fifolt, M., Gurley, K. D., & White, D. (in press). Demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity: An embedded phenomenological case study of the MCAA. Journal of LGBT Youth.


The following articles are currently under review:


  • Fifolt, M., Gurley, K. D., & White, D. Advancing protective and promotive factors through the Magic City Acceptance Academy


  • Fifolt, M., Gurley, K. D., & White, D. Placing student success and well-being at the center of the educational process: How the Magic City Acceptance Academy promotes an ethical and caring school culture


  • Fifolt, M., Gurley, D. K., & White, D. Exploring how the school environment at the Magic City Acceptance Academy fosters community among formerly disenfranchised youth


  • Fifolt, M., Gurley, K. D., & White, D. Overcoming obstacles to provide a brave and LGBTQ-affirming learning environment: The Magic City Acceptance Academy.

Overcoming obstacles to provide a brave and LGBTQ-affirming learning environment: The Magic City Acceptance Academy.

  •           Lacombe-Duncan A, Hughson L, Kay ES, Duncan S, Willbrandt C. Peer-based
              Interventions to Support Transgender and Gender Diverse People’s Health and
              Healthcare Access: A Scoping Review. Int J Transgend Health.
              2023. doi: 10.1080/26895269.2023.2232353

  •           Bassler JR, Cagle I, Kay ES, Long DM, Mugavero MJ, Nassel AF, Ostrenga L, Parman

       L, Preg S, Wang X, Batey DS, Rana A, Levitan EB. Advancing collaboration between
       academia and state health departments to end the HIV epidemic in the Deep South. BMC
       Public Health. 2023 May 24;23(1):937. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15924-0. PubMed
       PMID: 37226199; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1020634

  • Wood OR, Schnall R, Kay ES, Jia H, Abua JA, Nichols TK, Olender SA, Mugavero MJ, Batey DS. A community health worker and mobile health app intervention to improve adherence to HIV medication among persons with HIV: the CHAMPS study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2023 May 24;23(1):942. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15616-9. PMID: 37226141; PMCID: PMC10206576.

  • Muzny CA, Van Gerwen OT, Schroeder JA, Kay ES, Siwakoti K, Aaron KJ, Eastlund I, Graves K, Elnaggar JH, Tamhane A, Long D, Van Wagoner N, Nelson DE, Toh E, &

       Taylor CH. Impact of Testosterone Use on the Genital Microbiota of Transgender Men, including                 Susceptibility to Bacterial Vaginosis: Study Protocol for a Prospective,
       Observational Study. BMJ Open. 2023 Mar 27;13(3):e073068. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen- 2023-073068.             PubMed PMID: 36972958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10069580.

Transactional sex among adults accessing sexual health services in Alabama, 2008–2022: Prevalence, associated risk factors, and associations with HIV, HCV, and STI diagnosis

Kaitlyn Atkins, Josh Bruce, Emma Sophia Kay, Karen Musgrove, Polly Kellar, Sarah MacCarthy

Fifolt, M., Gurley, D. K., & White, D. (2023). Advancing Protective and Promotive Factors through the Magic City Acceptance Academy. National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Journal, 6(2).

Elucidating Harm Reduction Principles in a Client‑Centered Representative Payee Program
Joseph Abua 1
· Zack Hagert2 · Sara Baumann3 · Scott Batey 4 · Stephanie Creasy3 · Dana Davis5 · Emma Kay 1 ·
Mary Hawk 3

Turner, W. H., Kay, E. S., Raper, J. L., Musgrove, K., Gaddis, K., Ferrell, A., Yester, D., Glenn, J., Atwater, M., Hutchins, K., Tamhane, A., Long, D. M., Kellar, P., Creger, T., Eaton, E., & Willig, A. L. (2023). Implementation of a Novel Clinic/Community Partnership Addressing Food Insecurity Among Adults With HIV in the Southern United States: A Program Brief. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care:JANAC, 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000399. Advance online publication.


Kay ES, Bruce J, Foster-Hill S, Rygiel A, Batey DS. Addressing HIV and Homelessness During COVID-19: A Community-Based Demonstration Project. Health Promotion Practice. 2022. doi:10.1177/15248399221135589

Kay ES, Creasy S, Batey DS, Coulter RWS, Egan JE, Fisk S, Freidman MR, Kinsky S, Krier S, Noble V, Turan B, & Turan J. Impact of harm reduction care in HIV clinical settings on stigma and health outcomes for people with HIV who use drugs: study protocol for a mixed-methods, multisite, observational study. BMJ Open. 2022 Sep 16;12(9):e067219. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067219. PubMed PMID: 36113946.

Kay ES, Creasy S, Bruce J, Olaniyan A, Scheinert M, Batey DS, Hawk M. Community-engaged processes for restarting federally-funded research in a community-based organization during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2022;16(2S):99-107. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2022.0044. PubMed PMID: 35912663; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9420548.

Kay, ES, Batey, DS, Craft, HL, McCormick, LC, Burkholder, GA, Burdge, J., Raffanti, SP, Mugavero, MJ, & Fifolt, M. (2021). Practice Transformation in HIV Primary Care: Perspectives of Coaches and Champions in the Southeast United States. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. doi: 10.1177/2150132720984429

Irvin, R, Gamble, T, Malone, J, Wang, Z, Wilson, E, Hughes, J, Farley, JE, Mayer, K, del Rio, C, Batey, DS, Eshleman, SH, Remien, RH, Beyrer, C, & Thio, CL, on behalf of the HPTN 078 Research Team. (2020). HPTN 078: High prevalence of HCV antibodies among men who have sex with men (MSM) regardless of HIV status. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33346798.

Lee, Y, Walton, R, Jackson, L, & Batey, DS. (2020). Community-level factors and HIV health among older people living with HIV (PLWH) in Alabama, United States: A qualitative analysis. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000214. Online ahead of print. PMID:33009174.

Kay, ES, & Musgrove, K (2020). From HIV to Coronavirus: AIDS Service Organizations Adaptative Responses to COVID-19, Birmingham, Alabama. AIDS and Behavior, 24(9), 2461-2462. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02879-1

Olaniyan, A, Creasy, SL, Batey, DS, Brooks, MM, Maulsby, C, Musgrove, K, Hagan, E, Martin, D, Sashin, C, Farmartino, C, & Hawk, M. (2020). Protocol of a randomized controlled trial to test the effects of client-centered representative payee services on antiretroviral therapy adherence among marginalized people living with HIV/AIDS. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1443.doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09500-z. PMID: 32967646.

Gordian-Arroyo, A, Garofalo, R, Kuhns, LM, Pearson, C, Bruce, J, Batey, DS, Radix, A, Belkind, U, Hidalgo, M, Hirshfield, S, Schrimshaw, E, & Schnall, R. (2020). Awareness, willingness, and perceived efficacy of pre-exposure prophylaxis among adolescent sexual minority males. Journal of Urban Health. doi: 10.1007/s11524-020-00447-5. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32789625.

Fogel, JM, Bonsall, D, Cummings, V, Bowden, R, Golubchik, T, de Cesare, M, Wilson, EA, Gamble, T, del Rio, C, Batey, DS, Mayer, KH, Farley, JE, Hughes, JP, Remien, RH, Beyrer, C, Fraser, C, Eshleman, SH. (2020). Performance of a high-throughput next-generation sequencing method for analysis of HIV drug resistance and viral load. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa352. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32772080.

Schnall, R, Kuhns, L, Pearson, C, Bruce, J, Batey, DS, Radix, A, Belkind, U, Hidalgo, MA, Hirshfield, S, Ganzhorn, S, & Garofalo, R. (2020). Preliminary results from a pragmatic clinical trial of MyPEEPS Mobile to improve HIV prevention behaviors in young men. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 270, 1365-1366. doi: 10.32333/SHTI200444. PMID: 32570661. Clinical Trial.

Kuhns, LM, Garofalo, R, Hidalgo, M, Hirshfield, S, Pearson, C, Bruce, J, Batey, DS, Radix, A, Belkind, U, Jia, H, & Schnall, R. (2020). A randomized controlled efficacy trial of an mHealth HIV prevention intervention for sexual minority young men: MyPEEPS mobile study protocol. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 65. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8180-4. PMID: 31941475. Clinical Trial.

Fogel, JM, Sivay, MV, Cummings, V, Wilson, EA, Hart, S, Gamble, T, Laevendecker, O, Fernandez, R, del Rio, C, Batey, DS, Mayer, KH, Farley, J, McKinstry, L, Hughes, JP, Remien, RH, Beyrer, C, & Eshleman, SH. (2020). HIV drug resistance in a cohort of HIV-infected men who have sex with men in the United States. AIDS, 34(1), 91-101. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002394. PMID: 31634196.

Kay, ES, Lee, Y, Hauenstein, KK, Jackson, L, Bello, F, Fordham, M, Jackson, E, Rafferty, N, DeRamus, R, Musgrove, K, Rastegar, J, Walton, R, Mugavero, MJ & Batey, DS. (2020). “Where people are safe in their own homes”: The interplay of community factors and health among people living with HIV in the Deep South.  Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 19(2), 156-172. doi: 10.1080/15381501.2020.1765225

Schnall, R, Musgrove, K, & Batey, DS. (2020). Symptom profile and technology use of persons living with HIV who access services at a community-based organization in the Deep South. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 31(1), 42-50. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000078. PMID: 30908348.

Rice, WS, Stringer, KL, Sohail, M, Crockett, KB, Atkins, GC, Kudroff, K, Batey, DS, Hicks, J, Turan, JM, Mugavero, MJ, & Turan, B. (2019). Accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Perceptions of current and potential PrEP users in Birmingham, Alabama. AIDS and Behavior, 23(11), 2966-2979. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02591-9. PMID 31297683.

Ignacio, M, Garofalo, R, Pearson, C, Kuhns, LM, Bruce, J, Batey, DS, Radix, A, Belkind, U, Hidalgo, MA, Hirschfield, S, & Schnall, R. (2019). Pilot feasibility trial of the MyPEEPS mobile app to reduce sexual risk among young men in four cities. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2(2), 272-279. doi: 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz008. PMID: 31294422.

Schnall, R, Kuhns, LM, Hidalgo, MA, Powell, D, Thai, J, Hirschfield S, Pearson, C, Ignacio, M, Bruce, J, Batey, DS, Radix, A, Belkind, U, & Garofalo, R. (2018.). Adaptation of a group-based HIV risk reduction intervention to a mobile app for young sexual minority men. AIDS Education and Prevention, 30(6),449-462. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2018.30.6.449. PMID: 30966769.

Maulsby, C, Enobun, B, Batey, DS, Jain, KM, The Access to Care Intervention Team, Riordan, M, Werner, M, & Holtgrave, DR. (2018). A mixed-methods exploration of the needs of people living with HIV (PLWH) enrolled in Access to Care, a national HIV linkage, retention and re-engagement in medical care program. AIDS and Behavior, 22(3), 819-828. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1809-3. PMID: 28550379.

Schnall, R, Kuhns, L, Hidalgo, M, Hirschfield, S, Pearson, C, Radix, A, Belkind, U, Bruce, J, Batey, DS, & Garofalo, R. (2018). Development of MyPEEPS Mobile:  A behavioral intervention for young men. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 250, 31. PMID: 29857362.

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