Steve Shoptaw is a licensed psychologist and Professor in the UCLA Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Dr. Shoptaw joined the Department of Family Medicine as full professor in 2005. Prior to this, Dr. Shoptaw was a Research Psychologist with the Integrated Substance Abuse Program in the Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science since 2003. Dr. Shoptaw earned his BA (1982) in Psychology and MA (1985) and Ph.D. (1990) in Psychology at UCLA. His dissertation was nominated for the Gingerelli Award for Excellence in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Shoptaw completed his postdoctoral training in Psychophysiology at the UCLA NPI/VAMC in Sepulveda, CA in 1991. Following that, Dr. Shoptaw worked for 10 years as a Principal Investigator with Friends Research Institute, Inc., during which time, his program of clinical research with substance abusers supported opening several treatment research clinics in Rancho Cucamonga, Hollywood, South Los Angeles, and West Hollywood. Dr. Shoptaw received the FRI Daniel Mendelsohn Young Investigator Award in 1996 and a mentoring award in 2000. In 1996, Dr. Shoptaw opened Safe House, a 24 bed facility that provides emergency, transitional and permanent housing to persons living with HIV/AIDS, chemical dependency, transitional and permanent housing to persons living with HIV/AIDS, chemical dependency, and mental illness who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. He continues with this program as a volunteer Executive Director. These linkages of clinical research and community collaboration have led Dr. Shoptaw???s work to influence practice guidelines in intervening with substance abusers, especially those at high risk for HIV transmission, locally, nationally and in emerging international epidemics.
A selected list of publications:
Koblin Beryl A, Mayer Kenneth H, Eshleman Susan H, Wang Lei, Mannheimer Sharon, Del Rio Carlos, Shoptaw Steven, Magnus Manya, Buchbinder Susan, Wilton Leo, Liu Ting-Yuan, Cummings Vanessa, Piwowar-Manning Estelle, Fields Sheldon D, Griffith Sam, Elharrar Vanessa, Wheeler Darrell, Wheeler Darrell Correlates of HIV Acquisition in a Cohort of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 061
PloS one, 2013; 8(7): e70413.
Landovitz Raphael J, Tseng Chi-Hong, Weissman Matthew, Haymer Michael, Mendenhall Brett, Rogers Kathryn, Veniegas Rosemary, Gorbach Pamina M, Reback Cathy J, Shoptaw Steven Epidemiology, Sexual Risk Behavior, and HIV Prevention Practices of Men who Have Sex with Men Using GRINDR in Los Angeles, California
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 2013; 90(4): 729-39.
Herrick Amy L, Lim Sin How, Plankey Michael W, Chmiel Joan S, Guadamuz Thomas E, Guadamuz Thomas T, Kao Uyen, Shoptaw Steven, Carrico Adam, Ostrow David, Stall Ron Adversity and syndemic production among men participating in the multicenter AIDS cohort study: a life-course approach
American journal of public health, 2013; 103(1): 79-85.
Nyamathi Adeline, Salem Benissa, Reback Cathy J, Shoptaw Steven, Branson Catherine M, Idemundia Faith E, Kennedy Barbara, Khalilifard Farinaz, Marfisee Mary, Liu Yihang Correlates of hepatitis B virus and HIV knowledge among gay and bisexual homeless young adults in Hollywood
American journal of men’s health, 2013; 7(1): 18-26.
Ling Walter, Shoptaw Steven, Hillhouse Maureen, Bholat Michelle A, Charuvastra Charles, Heinzerling Keith, Chim David, Annon Jeffrey, Dowling Patrick T, Doraimani Geetha Double-blind placebo-controlled evaluation of the PROMETAâ¢ protocol for methamphetamine dependence
Addiction (Abingdon, England), 2012; 107(2): 361-9.
Ober Allison J, Iguchi Martin Y, Weiss Robert E, Gorbach Pamina M, Heimer Robert, Ouellet Lawrence J, Shoptaw Steven, Anglin M Douglas, Zule William A The relative role of perceived partner risks in promoting condom use in a three-city sample of high-risk, low-income women
AIDS and behavior, 2011; 15(7): 1347-58.
Tross Susan, Campbell Aimee N C, Calsyn Donald A, Metsch Lisa R, Sorensen James L, Shoptaw Steven, Haynes Louise, Woody George E, Malow Robert M, Brown Lawrence S, Feaster Daniel J, Booth Robert E, Mandler Raul N, Masson Carmen, Holmes Beverly W, Colfax Grant, Brooks Audrey J, Hien Denise A, Schackman Bruce R, Korthuis P Todd, Miele Gloria M, Miele Gloria M NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network: an opportunity for HIV research in community substance abuse treatment programs
The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 2011; 37(5): 283-93.