Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)

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Timothy L. McAuliffe, PhD
Director, Quantitative Core

Dr. McAuliffe is a biostatistician with particular experience in the evaluation of HIV prevention intervention outcomes. His research at CAIR focuses on the reliability and validity of self-reported risk behavior, and on developing and evaluating novel HIV risk assessment strategies and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions including electronic diary reports for reporting sexual activity. His expertise has led to the development of analytical strategies in HIV prevention trials involving community and social network randomization.

Telephone: 414.955.7700
Fax: 414.287.4206

PhD: Biostatistics; University of California, Los Angeles
MS:  Mathematics; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
BA:  Mathematics; Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY

McAuliffe, T.L., DiFranceisco, W., & Reed, B.R. (2012). Effects of question format and collection mode on the accuracy of retrospective surveys of health risk behavior: A comparison of daily sexual activity diaries. In R. Barker Bausell (ed.), Health Evaluation. Sage.

McAuliffe, T.L., DiFranceisco, W., & Reed, B.R. (2010). Low numeracy predicts reduced accuracy of retrospective reports of frequency of sexual behavior. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 1320-1329. DOI 10.1007/s 10461-010-9761-5. PMCID: PMC4072320

Kelly, J.A., Spielberg, F., & McAuliffe, T.L. (2008). Defining, designing, implementing, and evaluating phase 4 HIV prevention effectiveness trials for vulnerable populations. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 47(1), S28-S33. PMCID: PMC2409151

Petroll, A.E., DiFranceisco, W., McAuliffe, T.L., Seal, D.W., Kelly, J.A. & Pinkerton, S.D. (2008). HIV testing rates, testing locations, and healthcare utilization among urban African-American men. Journal of Urban Health, 86, 119-131. PMCID: PMC2629519

McAuliffe, T.L., DiFranceisco, W., and Reed, B.R. (2007). Effects of question format and collection mode on the accuracy of retrospective surveys of health risk behavior: A comparison with daily sexual activity diaries. Health Psychology, 26, 60-67.

McAuliffe, T.L., Kelly, J.A., Sikkema, K.J., Murphy, D.A., Winett, R.A., Solomon, L.J., & Roffman, R.A. (1999). Sexual HIV risk behavior levels among young and older gay men outside of AIDS epicenters: Findings of a 16-city sample. AIDS and Behavior, 3, 111-119.

DiFranceisco, W., McAuliffe, T.L., & Sikkema, K.J. (1999). Influences of survey instrument format and social desirability on the reliability of self-reported high-risk sexual behavior. AIDS and Behavior, 2, 329-337.

Kelly, J.A., Murphy, D., Sikkema, K.J., McAuliffe, T.L., Roffman, R.A., Solomon, L.J., Winett, R.A., & Kalichman, S.C. (1997). Randomized, controlled, community-level HIV-prevention intervention for sexual-risk behavior among homosexual men in US cities: Community HIV Prevention Research Collaborative. The Lancet, 350, 1500-1505.

Nattinger, A.B., McAuliffe, T.L., & Schapira, M.M. (1997). Generalizability of the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results registry population: Factors relevant to epidemiologic and health care research. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 50, 939-945.

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Phone: 414-955-7700
Fax: 414-287-4206

Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
2071 North Summit Avenue
Milwaukee, WI  53202
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