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    Michele Diane Kipke, PhD

    TitleProfessor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatrics
    AddressCHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd.
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90027
    Phone+1 323 361 8424
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      TitleVice Chair of Research At CHLA


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      Michele D. Kipke, PhD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), and serves as the Vice Chair of Research within the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is also Co-Director of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) at USC. Dr. Kipke, a nationally known health researcher and policy expert, also directs The Saban Research Institute’s Community, Health Outcomes, and Intervention Research (CHOIR) Program at CHLA.

      Dr. Kipke is the Co-PI of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award and directs the Community Engagement and Clinical Research Services programs within the SC CTSI. She is currently providing oversight in the implementation of a new Clinical Trials Management System and development of a clinical data warehouse at USC and CHLA. As the Co-Director of the SC CTSI, Dr. Kipke provides leadership and oversight of all institute programs and operations.

      Since 2013, Dr. Kipke has served as Interim Director of Clinical Research in The Saban Research Institute, including oversight of the clinical research component of the SC CTSI at CHLA. In this role, she has led efforts to streamline the clinical research process including budgeting, contracting and study start-up, revitalizing a robust clinical research infrastructure that includes research nurses, a clinical research coordinator pool, recruitment specialists and regulatory specialists. The new infrastructure provides continued education, training and support for research staff throughout the institution, as well as ongoing quality assurance monitoring and audits. In addition, she has facilitated efforts to improve the efficiency of CHLA’s Institutional Review Board, significantly reducing the turnaround time for full committee review.

      Dr. Kipke received her doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. An expert on child, family, and community health, Dr. Kipke is widely published on topics that examine individual, familial, peer, and social network influences on youth involvement in risky behaviors.

      Her research interests include pediatric health outcomes and services research; neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism; access and barriers to health care and disparities in health outcomes; community-level influences on health outcomes, and social epidemiology and health status/outcomes of children, adolescents, and families; community-based translational research and research with at-risk and vulnerable children and adolescents to examine risk factors associated with poor health outcomes, including HIV, injury and violence.


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      1. Holloway IW, Traube DE, Schrager SM, Tan D, Dunlap S, Kipke M. Psychological distress, health protection, and sexual practices among young men who have sex with men: Using social action theory to guide HIV prevention efforts. PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0184482. PMID: 28886128.
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      2. Hill BJ, Rosentel K, Bak T, Silverman M, Crosby R, Salazar L, Kipke M. Exploring Individual and Structural Factors Associated with Employment Among Young Transgender Women of Color Using a No-Cost Transgender Legal Resource Center. Transgend Health. 2017; 2(1):29-34. PMID: 28795154.
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      3. Lakshmanan A, Agni M, Lieu T, Fleegler E, Kipke M, Friedlich PS, McCormick MC, Belfort MB. The impact of preterm birth <37 weeks on parents and families: a cross-sectional study in the 2 years after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Feb 16; 15(1):38. PMID: 28209168.
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      4. Kubicek K, Arauz-Cuadra C, Kipke M. Attitudes and perceptions of biomedical HIV prevention methods: voices from young men who have sex with men. Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Feb; 44(2):487-97. PMID: 25633499; PMCID: PMC4322392.
      5. Zamora I, Harley EK, Green SA, Smith K, Kipke M. How sex of children with autism spectrum disorders and access to treatment services relates to parental stress. Autism Res Treat. 2014; 2014:721418. PMID: 25580295; PMCID: PMC4279184.
      6. Lu Y, Pyatak EA, Peters AL, Wood JR, Kipke M, Cohen M, Sequeira PA. Patient perspectives on peer mentoring: type 1 diabetes management in adolescents and young adults. Diabetes Educ. 2015 Feb; 41(1):59-68. PMID: 25394732; PMCID: PMC4305505.
      7. Herrick A, Stall R, Egan J, Schrager S, Kipke M. Pathways towards risk: syndemic conditions mediate the effect of adversity on HIV risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). J Urban Health. 2014 Oct; 91(5):969-82. PMID: 25146488; PMCID: PMC4199441.
      8. Holloway IW, Rice E, Kipke M. Venue-based network analysis to inform HIV prevention efforts among young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):419-27. PMID: 24464324; PMCID: PMC4028409.
      9. Wong CF, Schrager SM, Holloway IW, Meyer IH, Kipke M. Minority stress experiences and psychological well-being: the impact of support from and connection to social networks within the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Prev Sci. 2014 Feb; 15(1):44-55. PMID: 23412944; PMCID: PMC3796016.
      10. Holloway IW, Schrager SM, Wong CF, Dunlap SL, Kipke M. Network correlates of sexual health advice seeking and substance use among members of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):306-18. PMID: 24452228; PMCID: PMC3959205.
      11. Schrager SM, Latkin CA, Weiss G, Kubicek K, Kipke M. High-risk sexual activity in the House and Ball community: influence of social networks. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):326-31. PMID: 24328654; PMCID: PMC3935685.
      12. Wong CF, Schrager SM, Chou CP, Weiss G, Kipke M. Changes in developmental contexts as predictors of transitions in HIV-risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun; 51(3-4):439-50. PMID: 23254866.
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      13. Kubicek K, McNeeley M, Holloway IW, Weiss G, Kipke M. "It's like our own little world": resilience as a factor in participating in the Ballroom community subculture. AIDS Behav. 2013 May; 17(4):1524-39. PMID: 22618891; PMCID: PMC3511645.
      14. Kipke M, Kubicek K, Supan J, Weiss G, Schrager S. Laying the groundwork for an HIV prevention intervention: a descriptive profile of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities. AIDS Behav. 2013 Mar; 17(3):1068-81. PMID: 22699855; PMCID: PMC3492531.
      15. Holloway IW, Traube DE, Kubicek K, Supan J, Weiss G, Kipke M. HIV prevention service utilization in the Los Angeles House and Ball communities: past experiences and recommendations for the future. AIDS Educ Prev. 2012 Oct; 24(5):431-44. PMID: 23016504; PMCID: PMC3507445.
      16. Kubicek K, Liu D, Beaudin C, Supan J, Weiss G, Lu Y, Kipke M. A profile of nonurgent emergency department use in an urban pediatric hospital. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Oct; 28(10):977-84. PMID: 23023463; PMCID: PMC3464348.
      17. Traube DE, Schrager SM, Holloway IW, Weiss G, Kipke M. Environmental risk, social cognition, and drug use among young men who have sex with men: longitudinal effects of minority status on health processes and outcomes. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jan 01; 127(1-3):1-7. PMID: 22749680; PMCID: PMC3480562.
      18. Holloway IW, Traube DE, Rice E, Schrager SM, Palinkas LA, Richardson J, Kipke M. Community and Individual Factors Associated with Cigarette Smoking Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men. J Res Adolesc. 2012 Jun 01; 22(2):199-205. PMID: 22661879.
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      19. Kubicek K, Beyer WH, McNeeley M, Weiss G, Omni LF, Kipke M. Community-engaged research to identify house parent perspectives on support and risk within the House and Ball scene. J Sex Res. 2013; 50(2):178-89. PMID: 22206442; PMCID: PMC3432658.
      20. Traube DE, Holloway IW, Schrager SM, Kipke M. Utilizing Social Action Theory as a framework to determine correlates of illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012 Mar; 26(1):78-88. PMID: 21644802; PMCID: PMC3241957.
      21. Kubicek K, Beyer W, Weiss G, Kipke M. Photovoice as a tool to adapt an HIV prevention intervention for African American young men who have sex with men. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Jul; 13(4):535-43. PMID: 21460254; PMCID: PMC3134174.
      22. Schrager SM, Wong CF, Weiss G, Kipke M. Human immunodeficiency virus testing and risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County. Am J Health Promot. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(4):244-7. PMID: 21361809; PMCID: PMC3164870.
      23. Epstein D, Wong CF, Khemani RG, Moromisato DY, Waters K, Kipke M, Markovitz BP. Race/Ethnicity is not associated with mortality in the PICU. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e588-97. PMID: 21357333.
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      24. Wolfson JA, Schrager SM, Khanna R, Coates TD, Kipke M. Sickle cell disease in California: sociodemographic predictors of emergency department utilization. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Jan; 58(1):66-73. PMID: 21360655; PMCID: PMC3272000.
      25. Wolfson JA, Schrager SM, Coates TD, Kipke M. Sickle-cell disease in California: a population-based description of emergency department utilization. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar; 56(3):413-9. PMID: 21225920; PMCID: PMC3286652.
      26. Kubicek K, Carpineto J, McDavitt B, Weiss G, Kipke M. Use and perceptions of the internet for sexual information and partners: a study of young men who have sex with men. Arch Sex Behav. 2011 Aug; 40(4):803-16. PMID: 20809373; PMCID: PMC3000442.
      27. Wong CF, Weiss G, Ayala G, Kipke M. Harassment, discrimination, violence, and illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Aug; 22(4):286-98. PMID: 20707690; PMCID: PMC2962624.
      28. Kubicek K, Weiss G, Iverson EF, Kipke M. Deconstructing the complexity of substance use among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) by optimizing the role of qualitative strategies in a mixed methods study. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Apr; 45(5):754-76. PMID: 20222783; PMCID: PMC2922902.
      29. Ford WL, Weiss G, Kipke M, Ritt-Olson A, Iverson E, Lopez D. The Healthy Young Men's Study: Sampling Methods to Recruit a Random Cohort of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2009 Oct 01; 21(4):357-373. PMID: 20823947.
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      30. Kubicek K, McDavitt B, Carpineto J, Weiss G, Iverson E, Kipke M. "God Made me Gay for a Reason": Young Men who have Sex with Men's Resiliency in Resolving Internalized Homophobia from Religious Sources. J Adolesc Res. 2009 Sep 01; 24(5):601-633. PMID: 20160996.
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      31. Wong CF, Kipke M, Weiss G, McDavitt B. The impact of recent stressful experiences on HIV-risk related behaviors. J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):463-75. PMID: 19608264; PMCID: PMC2862810.
      32. Kubicek K, Beyer WJ, Weiss G, Iverson E, Kipke M. In the dark: young men's stories of sexual initiation in the absence of relevant sexual health information. Health Educ Behav. 2010 Apr; 37(2):243-63. PMID: 19574587; PMCID: PMC2866104.
      33. McDavitt B, Iverson E, Kubicek K, Weiss G, Wong CF, Kipke M. Strategies Used by Gay and Bisexual Young Men to Cope with Heterosexism. J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2008 Oct 01; 20(4):354-380. PMID: 20967136.
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      34. Carpineto J, Kubicek K, Weiss G, Iverson E, Kipke M. Young men's perspectives on family support and disclosure of same-sex attraction. J LGBT Issues Couns. 2008 Jun 01; 2(1):53-80. PMID: 21423842.
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      35. Kubicek K, Carpineto J, McDavitt B, Weiss G, Iverson EF, Au CW, Kerrone D, Martinez M, Kipke M. Integrating professional and folk models of HIV risk: YMSM's perceptions of high-risk sex. AIDS Educ Prev. 2008 Jun; 20(3):220-38. PMID: 18558819; PMCID: PMC2753294.
      36. Wong CF, Kipke M, Weiss G. Risk factors for alcohol use, frequent use, and binge drinking among young men who have sex with men. Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1012-20. PMID: 18495364; PMCID: PMC2483958.
      37. Limbos MA, Chan LS, Warf C, Schneir A, Iverson E, Shekelle P, Kipke M. Effectiveness of interventions to prevent youth violence a systematic review. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jul; 33(1):65-74. PMID: 17572314.
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      38. Kipke M, Iverson E, Moore D, Booker C, Ruelas V, Peters AL, Kaufman F. Food and park environments: neighborhood-level risks for childhood obesity in east Los Angeles. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Apr; 40(4):325-33. PMID: 17367725.
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      39. Kipke M, Kubicek K, Weiss G, Wong C, Lopez D, Iverson E, Ford W. The health and health behaviors of young men who have sex with men. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Apr; 40(4):342-50. PMID: 17367727; PMCID: PMC2955360.
      40. Kipke M, Weiss G, Wong CF. Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(6 Suppl):56-69. PMID: 17265143; PMCID: PMC2930767.
      41. Kipke M, Weiss G, Ramirez M, Dorey F, Ritt-Olson A, Iverson E, Ford W. Club drug use in los angeles among young men who have sex with men. Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(11):1723-43. PMID: 17934992; PMCID: PMC2405898.
      42. Kubicek K, McDavitt B, Carpineto J, Weiss G, Iverson EF, Kipke M. Making Informed Decisions: How Attitudes and Perceptions Affect the Use of Crystal, Cocaine and Ecstasy among Young Men who Have Sex with Men. J Drug Issues. 2007; 37(3):643-674. PMID: 18852843.
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      43. Unger JB, Kipke M, De Rosa CJ, Hyde J, Ritt-Olson A, Montgomery S. Needle-sharing among young IV drug users and their social network members: The influence of the injection partner's characteristics on HIV risk behavior. Addict Behav. 2006 Sep; 31(9):1607-18. PMID: 16459023.
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      44. Darling N, Palmer RF, Kipke M. Do street youths' perceptions of their caregivers predict HIV-risk behavior? J Fam Psychol. 2005 Sep; 19(3):456-64. PMID: 16221025.
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      45. Montgomery SB, Hyde J, De Rosa CJ, Rohrbach LA, Ennett S, Harvey SM, Clatts M, Iverson E, Kipke M. Gender differences in HIV risk behaviors among young injectors and their social network members. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2002; 28(3):453-75. PMID: 12211360.
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      46. De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Hyde J, Iverson E, Kipke M. HIV risk behavior and HIV testing: a comparison of rates and associated factors among homeless and runaway adolescents in two cities. AIDS Educ Prev. 2001 Apr; 13(2):131-48. PMID: 11398958.
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      47. De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Kipke M, Iverson E, Ma JL, Unger JB. Service utilization among homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles, California: rates and reasons. J Adolesc Health. 1999 Jun; 24(6):449-58. PMID: 10401975.
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      48. Weiker RL, Edgington R, Kipke M. A collaborative evaluation of a needle exchange program for youth. Health Educ Behav. 1999 Apr; 26(2):213-24. PMID: 10097965.
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      49. De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Kipke M, Iverson E, Ma JL, Unger JB. Service utilization among homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles, California: rates and reasons. J Adolesc Health. 1999 Mar; 24(3):190-200. PMID: 10195802.
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      50. Schneir A, Kipke M, Melchior LA, Huba GJ. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: a model of integrated care for HIV-positive and very high-risk youth. J Adolesc Health. 1998 Aug; 23(2 Suppl):59-70. PMID: 9712254.
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      51. Unger JB, Kipke M, Simon TR, Montgomery SB, Johnson CJ. Homeless youths and young adults in Los Angeles: prevalence of mental health problems and the relationship between mental health and substance abuse disorders. Am J Community Psychol. 1997 Jun; 25(3):371-94. PMID: 9332967.
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      52. Kipke M, Montgomery SB, Simon TR, Iverson EF. "Substance abuse" disorders among runaway and homeless youth. Subst Use Misuse. 1997 Jun; 32(7-8):969-86. PMID: 9220564.
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      53. Kipke M, Simon TR, Montgomery SB, Unger JB, Iversen EF. Homeless youth and their exposure to and involvement in violence while living on the streets. J Adolesc Health. 1997 May; 20(5):360-7. PMID: 9168383.
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      54. Kipke M, Unger JB, O'Connor S, Palmer RF, LaFrance SR. Street youth, their peer group affiliation and differences according to residential status, subsistence patterns, and use of services. Adolescence. 1997; 32(127):655-69. PMID: 9360739.
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      55. Kipke M, Unger JB, Palmer RF, Edgington R. Drug use, needle sharing, and HIV risk among injection drug-using street youth. Subst Use Misuse. 1996 Jul; 31(9):1167-87. PMID: 8853236.
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      56. Anderson JE, Cheney R, Clatts M, Faruque S, Kipke M, Long A, Mills S, Toomey K, Wiebel W. HIV risk behavior, street outreach, and condom use in eight high-risk populations. AIDS Educ Prev. 1996 Jun; 8(3):191-204. PMID: 8806949.
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      57. Kipke M, O'Connor S, Palmer R, MacKenzie RG. Street youth in Los Angeles. Profile of a group at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 May; 149(5):513-9. PMID: 7735403.
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      58. Kipke M, Boyer C, Hein K. An evaluation of an AIDS risk reduction education and skills training (ARREST) program. J Adolesc Health. 1993 Nov; 14(7):533-9. PMID: 8312288.
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      59. Kipke M, Montgomery S, MacKenzie RG. Substance use among youth seen at a community-based health clinic. J Adolesc Health. 1993 Jun; 14(4):289-94. PMID: 8347640.
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      60. Lukemeyer GT. Selected demographic changes in medicine. Indiana Med. 1992 Sep-Oct; 85(5):366-7. PMID: 1460254.
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      61. Kipke M, Hein K. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Adolescents. Adolesc Med. 1990 Oct; 1(3):429-450. PMID: 10350725.
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      62. Kipke M, Futterman D, Hein K. HIV infection and AIDS during adolescence. Med Clin North Am. 1990 Sep; 74(5):1149-67. PMID: 2201850.
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      63. Kipke M, Drucker E. Reliability and construct validity of the needle sharing inventory. Int J Addict. 1989 Jun; 24(6):515-26. PMID: 2599680.
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