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Young Sean

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    Title(s)Assistant Professor, Family Medicine


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    Mining real-time social media big data to monitor HIV: Development and Ethical Issues
    NIH/NIAID R01AI132030Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Mining real-time social media big data to monitor HIV: Development and Ethical Issues
    NIH/NIAID R56AI125105Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Mining the Social Web to Monitor Public Health and HIV Risk Behaviors
    NIH/NHGRI U01HG008488Sep 18, 2015 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    HOPE Social Media Intervention for HIV Testing and Studying Social Networks
    NIH/NIMH R01MH106415Apr 8, 2015 - Jan 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Adapting the HOPE social media intervention to reduce prescription drug abuse
    NIH/NIDA R21DA039458Sep 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Using online social networks for HIV prevention in African American/Latino MSM
    NIH/NIMH K01MH090884Jul 1, 2010 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Young SD, Koussa M, Lee SJ, Perez H, Gill N, Gelberg L, Heinzerling K. Feasibility of a social media/online community support group intervention among chronic pain patients on opioid therapy. J Addict Dis. 2019 Jan 05; 1-6. PMID: 30614403.
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    2. Zhang Q, Chai Y, Li X, Young SD, Zhou J. Using internet search data to predict new HIV diagnoses in China: a modelling study. BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 17; 8(10):e018335. PMID: 30337302.
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    3. Young SD, Zhang Q. Using search engine big data for predicting new HIV diagnoses. PLoS One. 2018; 13(7):e0199527. PMID: 30001360.
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    4. Young SD, Torrone EA, Urata J, Aral SO. Using Search Engine Data as a Tool to Predict Syphilis. Epidemiology. 2018 07; 29(4):574-578. PMID: 29864105.
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    5. Young SD, Zheng K, Chu LF, Humphreys K. Internet searches for opioids predict future emergency department heroin admissions. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Sep 01; 190:166-169. PMID: 30036853.
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    6. Young SD, Garett R. Ethical Issues in Addressing Social Media Posts About Suicidal Intentions During an Online Study Among Youth: Case Study. JMIR Ment Health. 2018 May 03; 5(2):e33. PMID: 29724707.
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    7. Young SD. Social Media as a New Vital Sign: Commentary. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Apr 30; 20(4):e161. PMID: 29712631.
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    8. Liu S, Zhu M, Young SD. Monitoring Freshman College Experience Through Content Analysis of Tweets: Observational Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2018 Jan 11; 4(1):e5. PMID: 29326096.
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    9. Young SD, Mercer N, Weiss RE, Torrone EA, Aral SO. Using social media as a tool to predict syphilis. Prev Med. 2018 04; 109:58-61. PMID: 29278678.
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    10. Utengen A, Rouholiman D, Gamble JG, Grajales FJ, Pradhan N, Staley AC, Bernstein L, Young SD, Clauson KA, Chu LF. Patient Participation at Health Care Conferences: Engaged Patients Increase Information Flow, Expand Propagation, and Deepen Engagement in the Conversation of Tweets Compared to Physicians or Researchers. J Med Internet Res. 2017 08 17; 19(8):e280. PMID: 28818821.
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    11. Garett R, Liu S, Young SD. A longitudinal analysis of stress among incoming college freshmen. J Am Coll Health. 2017 Jul; 65(5):331-338. PMID: 28362146.
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    12. Garett R, Menacho L, Young SD. Ethical Issues in Using Social Media to Deliver an HIV Prevention Intervention: Results from the HOPE Peru Study. Prev Sci. 2017 02; 18(2):225-232. PMID: 27933425.
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    13. Young SD, Yu W, Wang W. Toward Automating HIV Identification: Machine Learning for Rapid Identification of HIV-Related Social Media Data. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Feb 01; 74 Suppl 2:S128-S131. PMID: 28079723.
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    14. Young SD, Heinzerling K. The Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE) Intervention for Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse: A Qualitative Study. J Subst Use. 2017; 22(6):592-596. PMID: 29551953.
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    15. Liu S, Zhu M, Yu DJ, Rasin A, Young SD. Using Real-Time Social Media Technologies to Monitor Levels of Perceived Stress and Emotional State in College Students: A Web-Based Questionnaire Study. JMIR Ment Health. 2017 Jan 10; 4(1):e2. PMID: 28073737.
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    16. Garett R, Liu S, Young SD. The Relationship Between Social Media Use and Sleep Quality among Undergraduate Students. Inf Commun Soc. 2018; 21(2):163-173. PMID: 29628784.
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    17. Garett R, Lord LR, Young SD. Associations between social media and cyberbullying: a review of the literature. Mhealth. 2016; 2:46. PMID: 28293616.
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    18. Liu S, Young SD. A survey of social media data analysis for physical activity surveillance. J Forensic Leg Med. 2018 Jul; 57:33-36. PMID: 29801949.
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    19. Huang E, Marlin RW, Young SD, Medline A, Klausner JD. Using Grindr, a Smartphone Social-Networking Application, to Increase HIV Self-Testing Among Black and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men in Los Angeles, 2014. AIDS Educ Prev. 2016 08; 28(4):341-50. PMID: 27427928.
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    20. Garett R, Chiu J, Zhang L, Young SD. A Literature Review: Website Design and User Engagement. Online J Commun Media Technol. 2016 Jul; 6(3):1-14. PMID: 27499833.
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    21. Garett R, Smith J, Young SD. A Review of Social Media Technologies Across the Global HIV Care Continuum. Curr Opin Psychol. 2016 Jun 01; 9:56-66. PMID: 26925455.
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    22. Rosengren AL, Huang E, Daniels J, Young SD, Marlin RW, Klausner JD. Feasibility of using GrindrTM to distribute HIV self-test kits to men who have sex with men in Los Angeles, California. Sex Health. 2016 May 23. PMID: 27209076.
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    23. Krueger EA, Chiu CJ, Menacho LA, Young SD. HIV testing among social media-using Peruvian men who have sex with men: correlates and social context. AIDS Care. 2016 10; 28(10):1301-5. PMID: 27140820.
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    24. Garett R, Smith J, Chiu J, Young SD. HIV/AIDS stigma among a sample of primarily African-American and Latino men who have sex with men social media users. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(6):731-5. PMID: 26873022; PMCID: PMC5008451 [Available on 02/12/17].
    25. Young SD, Swendeman D, Holloway IW, Reback CJ, Kao U. Use of Technology to Address Substance Use in the Context of HIV: A Systematic Review. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2015 Dec; 12(4):462-71. PMID: 26475670; PMCID: PMC4749410 [Available on 12/01/16].
    26. Chiu CJ, Young SD. Correlates of requesting home HIV self-testing kits on online social networks among African-American and Latino men who have sex with men. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(3):289-93. PMID: 26444956; PMCID: PMC5018404 [Available on 01/01/17].
    27. Young SD, Nianogo RA, Chiu CJ, Menacho L, Galea J. Substance use and sexual risk behaviors among Peruvian MSM social media users. AIDS Care. 2016; 28(1):112-8. PMID: 26324405; PMCID: PMC4713343 [Available on 01/01/17].
    28. Chiu CJ, Menacho L, Fisher C, Young SD. Ethics issues in social media-based HIV prevention in low- and middle-income countries. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2015 Jul; 24(3):303-10. PMID: 26059956.
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    29. Chiu CJ, Young SD. The Relationship Between Online Social Network Use, Sexual Risk Behaviors, and HIV Sero-Status Among a Sample of Predominately African American and Latino Men Who have Sex with Men (MSM) Social Media Users. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jun; 19 Suppl 2:98-105. PMID: 25572831; PMCID: PMC4497938.
    30. Menacho LA, Galea JT, Young SD. Feasibility of Recruiting Peer Educators to Promote HIV Testing Using Facebook Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Peru. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jun; 19 Suppl 2:123-9. PMID: 25618256; PMCID: PMC4498987.
    31. Krueger EA, Young SD. Twitter: A Novel Tool for Studying the Health and Social Needs of Transgender Communities. JMIR Ment Health. 2015 Apr-Jun; 2(2). PMID: 26082941.
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    32. Young SD, Belin TR, Klausner JD, Valente TW. Methods for measuring diffusion of a social media-based health intervention. Soc Netw. 2015 Apr; 4(2):41-46. PMID: 26120501.
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    33. Young SD, Cumberland WG, Nianogo R, Menacho LA, Galea JT, Coates T. The HOPE social media intervention for global HIV prevention in Peru: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet HIV. 2015 Jan; 2(1):e27-32. PMID: 26236767; PMCID: PMC4520433.
    34. Chiu CJ, Menacho L, Young SD. The Association Between Age and Ethics-Related Issues in Using Social Media for HIV Prevention in Peru. Ethics Behav. 2016; 26(2):99-109. PMID: 27034609.
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    35. Marlin RW, Young SD, Bristow CC, Wilson G, Rodriguez J, Ortiz J, Mathew R, Klausner JD. Piloting an HIV self-test kit voucher program to raise serostatus awareness of high-risk African Americans, Los Angeles. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 26; 14:1226. PMID: 25427749; PMCID: PMC4289344.
    36. Young SD. A "big data" approach to HIV epidemiology and prevention. Prev Med. 2015 Jan; 70:17-8. PMID: 25449693; PMCID: PMC4364912.
    37. Young SD. Behavioral insights on big data: using social media for predicting biomedical outcomes. Trends Microbiol. 2014 Nov; 22(11):601-2. PMID: 25438614; PMCID: PMC4364914.
    38. Young SD. Social media technologies for HIV prevention study retention among minority men who have sex with men (MSM). AIDS Behav. 2014 Sep; 18(9):1625-9. PMID: 24062015; PMCID: PMC3947721.
    39. Young SD, Daniels J, Chiu CJ, Bolan RK, Flynn RP, Kwok J, Klausner JD. Acceptability of using electronic vending machines to deliver oral rapid HIV self-testing kits: a qualitative study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e103790. PMID: 25076208; PMCID: PMC4116256.
    40. Young SD, Holloway I, Jaganath D, Rice E, Westmoreland D, Coates T. Project HOPE: online social network changes in an HIV prevention randomized controlled trial for African American and Latino men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 104(9):1707-12. PMID: 25033137; PMCID: PMC4151951.
    41. Smith-Dektor AH, Young SD. Marketing, Technology, and Medicine: Recommendations on How to Incorporate Psychological Principles into New Technologies to Promote Healthy Behaviors. J Consum Health Internet. 2014 Jul 01; 18(3):253-259. PMID: 26052262.
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    42. Young SD, Holloway IW, Swendeman D. Incorporating guidelines for use of mobile technologies in health research and practice. Int Health. 2014 Jun; 6(2):79-81. PMID: 24713154; PMCID: PMC4110476.
    43. Young SD, Shakiba A, Kwok J, Montazeri MS. The influence of social networking technologies on female religious veil-wearing behavior in Iran. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2014 May; 17(5):317-21. PMID: 24611768; PMCID: PMC4012633.
    44. Young SD, Rivers C, Lewis B. Methods of using real-time social media technologies for detection and remote monitoring of HIV outcomes. Prev Med. 2014 Jun; 63:112-5. PMID: 24513169; PMCID: PMC4031268.
    45. Young SD, Zhao M, Teiu K, Kwok J, Gill H, Gill N. A social-media based HIV prevention intervention using peer leaders. J Consum Health Internet. 2013 Oct 01; 17(4):353-361. PMID: 24526928.
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    46. Young SD, Cumberland WG, Lee SJ, Jaganath D, Szekeres G, Coates T. Social networking technologies as an emerging tool for HIV prevention: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Sep 03; 159(5):318-24. PMID: 24026317; PMCID: PMC3879120.
    47. Young SD, Szekeres G, Coates T. Sexual risk and HIV prevention behaviours among African-American and Latino MSM social networking users. Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Aug; 24(8):643-9. PMID: 23970575; PMCID: PMC3855428.
    48. Young SD, Klausner J, Fynn R, Bolan R. Electronic vending machines for dispensing rapid HIV self-testing kits: a case study. AIDS Care. 2014 Feb; 26(2):267-9. PMID: 23777528; PMCID: PMC3917319.
    49. Young SD, Harrell L, Jaganath D, Cohen AC, Shoptaw S. Feasibility of recruiting peer educators for an online social networking-based health intervention. Health Educ J. 2013 May; 72(3):276-282. PMID: 25530624.
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    50. Young SD, Szekeres G, Coates T. The relationship between online social networking and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e62271. PMID: 23658716; PMCID: PMC3642936.
    51. Gill HK, Gill N, Young SD. Online Technologies for Health Information and Education: A literature review. J Consum Health Internet. 2013 Apr 01; 17(2):139-150. PMID: 24465171.
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    52. Young SD, Jordan AH. The influence of social networking photos on social norms and sexual health behaviors. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2013 Apr; 16(4):243-7. PMID: 23438268; PMCID: PMC3624629.
    53. Young SD, Jaganath D. Feasibility of using social networking technologies for health research among men who have sex with men: a mixed methods study. Am J Mens Health. 2014 Jan; 8(1):6-14. PMID: 23407600; PMCID: PMC3879119.
    54. Young SD, Jaganath D. Online social networking for HIV education and prevention: a mixed-methods analysis. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Feb; 40(2):162-7. PMID: 23324979; PMCID: PMC3869787.
    55. Young SD, Shoptaw S. Stimulant use among African American and Latino MSM social networking users. J Addict Dis. 2013; 32(1):39-45. PMID: 23480246; PMCID: PMC3825678.
    56. Young SD. Recommended guidelines on using social networking technologies for HIV prevention research. AIDS Behav. 2012 Oct; 16(7):1743-5. PMID: 22821067; PMCID: PMC3459230.
    57. Young SD, Zhu Y. Behavioral evidence of HIV testing stigma. AIDS Behav. 2012 Apr; 16(3):736-40. PMID: 21800181; PMCID: PMC3240738.
    58. Young SD. Analysis of online social networking peer health educators. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012; 181:253-9. PMID: 22954866.
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    59. Jaganath D, Gill HK, Cohen AC, Young SD. Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE): integrating C-POL and social media to train peer leaders in HIV prevention. AIDS Care. 2012; 24(5):593-600. PMID: 22149081; PMCID: PMC3342451.
    60. Young SD. Recommendations for Using Online Social Networking Technologies to Reduce Inaccurate Online Health Information. Online J Health Allied Sci. 2011 Jul 30; 10(2). PMID: 22016578.
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    61. Young SD, Konda K, Caceres C, Galea J, Sung-Jae L, Salazar X, Coates T. Effect of a community popular opinion leader HIV/STI intervention on stigma in urban, coastal Peru. AIDS Behav. 2011 Jul; 15(5):930-7. PMID: 20953691; PMCID: PMC3110996.
    62. Young SD, Shoptaw S, Weiss RE, Munjas B, Gorbach PM. Predictors of unrecognized HIV infection among poor and ethnic men who have sex with men in Los Angeles. AIDS Behav. 2011 Apr; 15(3):643-9. PMID: 20043200; PMCID: PMC3029495.
    63. Young SD, Rice E. Online social networking technologies, HIV knowledge, and sexual risk and testing behaviors among homeless youth. AIDS Behav. 2011 Feb; 15(2):253-60. PMID: 20848305; PMCID: PMC3029467.
    64. Young SD, Hlavka Z, Modiba P, Gray G, Van Rooyen H, Richter L, Szekeres G, Coates T. HIV-related stigma, social norms, and HIV testing in Soweto and Vulindlela, South Africa: National Institutes of Mental Health Project Accept (HPTN 043). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Dec 15; 55(5):620-4. PMID: 20980913; PMCID: PMC3136617.
    65. Rice E, Monro W, Barman-Adhikari A, Young SD. Internet use, social networking, and HIV/AIDS risk for homeless adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Dec; 47(6):610-3. PMID: 21094441; PMCID: PMC2994071.
    66. Young SD, Bendavid E. The relationship between HIV testing, stigma, and health service usage. AIDS Care. 2010 Mar; 22(3):373-80. PMID: 20390518; PMCID: PMC3059845.
    67. Young SD, Monin B, Owens D. Opt-out testing for stigmatized diseases: a social psychological approach to understanding the potential effect of recommendations for routine HIV testing. Health Psychol. 2009 Nov; 28(6):675-81. PMID: 19916635; PMCID: PMC2965185.
    68. Shoptaw S, Weiss RE, Munjas B, Hucks-Ortiz C, Young SD, Larkins S, Victorianne GD, Gorbach PM. Homonegativity, substance use, sexual risk behaviors, and HIV status in poor and ethnic men who have sex with men in Los Angeles. J Urban Health. 2009 Jul; 86 Suppl 1:77-92. PMID: 19526346; PMCID: PMC2705491.
    69. Bendavid E, Young SD, Katzenstein DA, Bayoumi AM, Sanders GD, Owens DK. Cost-effectiveness of HIV monitoring strategies in resource-limited settings: a southern African analysis. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Sep 22; 168(17):1910-8. PMID: 18809819; PMCID: PMC2894578.
    70. Young SD, Nussbaum AD, Monin B. Potential moral stigma and reactions to sexually transmitted diseases: evidence for a disjunction fallacy. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2007 Jun; 33(6):789-99. PMID: 17488871.
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    71. Young SD, Adelstein BD, Ellis SR. Demand characteristics in assessing motion sickness in a virtual environment: or does taking a motion sickness questionnaire make you sick? IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph. 2007 May-Jun; 13(3):422-8. PMID: 17356210.
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    72. Young SD, Oppenheimer DM. Different methods of presenting risk information and their influence on medication compliance intentions: results of three studies. Clin Ther. 2006 Jan; 28(1):129-39. PMID: 16490587.
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