Anton M. Somlai, EdD
CAIR Associate Director
Director, CAIR Intervention Support and Dissemination Core
Dr. Somlai's research interests include international and domestic dissemination of effective HIV prevention programs to ASOs and NGOs; HIV prevention for vulnerable community populations including the homeless, persons with severe mental illness, and drug users; evaluation methodologies of HIV intervention programs; and the spiritual needs and religious impact of living with HIV and AIDS.
EdD, 1978 - Educational Psychology; University of South Dakota, Vermillion
MAT, 1973 - Human Communications; University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
BA, 1970 - Communications; St. Joseph's College, Rensellear, IN
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., McAuliffe, T.L., & Hackl, K.L. (2003). Predictors of HIV sexual risk behaviors in a community sample of injection drug-using men and women. AIDS and Behavior, 7, 383-393.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Benotsch, E., Gore-Felton, C., Ostrovski, D., McAuliffe, T., & Kozlov, A. (2002). Characteristics and predictors of HIV risk behaviors among injection drug using men and women In St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Education and Prevention, 14, 295-305.
Somlai, A.M., Kalichman, S.C., & Bagnall, A. (2001). HIV risk behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in a public sex environments: An ecological evaluation. AIDS Care, 13, 503-514.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., and the Research on AIDS International (RAIN) HIV Prevention Group. (2001). Implementing an HIV/AIDS risk reduction intervention for drug using men and women. Russian Journal of HIV/AIDS and Related Problems, 4, 74.
Somlai, A.M. (2001). Administering effective HIV prevention interventions. In Lloyd Novick and Glen Mays (Eds.), Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management, 709-723. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Heckman, T.G., Hackl, K., Runge, L, & Wright, C. (2000). Life optimism, substance abuse, and AIDS-specific attitudes associated with HIV risk behavior among disadvantaged inner-city women. Journal of Women's Health & Gender-Based Medicine, 9, 1101-1111.
Somlai, A.M. (2000). Administering effective HIV prevention interventions. In L. Novick and G. Mays (Eds). Public Health Administration: Principles for Population-Based Management, 709-723. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Somlai, A.M. & Heckman, T.G. (2000). Correlates of spirituality and well-being in a community sample of people living with HIV disease. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 3(1), 57-70.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Otto-Salaj, L.L., McAuliffe, T.L., Hackl, K.L., DiFranceisco, W., Amick, B., Heckman, T.G., Holtgrave, D.R., & Rompa, D.J. (1999). Current HIV prevention activities undertaken for women and gay men among 77 AIDS service organizations. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 5, 23-33.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Otto-Salaj, L., & Nelson, D. (1999). "Lifepoint:" A case study in using social science community identification data to guide the implementation of needle exchange program. AIDS Education and Prevention, 11, 187-202.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Wagstaff, D.A., & Whitson, D.P. (1998). Patterns, predictors, and situational contexts of HIV risk behavior among homeless men and women. Social Work, 43, (1), 7-20.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., McAuliffe, T.L., Gudmundson, J.L., Murphy, D.A., Sikkema, K.J., & Hackl, K.L. (1998). Role play assessment of sexual assertiveness skills: Relationships with HIV/AIDS risk behavior. AIDS and Behavior, 2, 319-329.
Somlai, A.M., Heckman, Hackl, K., Morgan, M., & Welsh, D. (1998). Developmental stages and spiritual coping responses among economically impoverished women living with HIV disease. Journal of Pastoral Care, 52, 227-240.
Somlai, A.M., Heckman, T.G., Kelly, J.A., Mulry, G.W., & Multhauf, K.E. (1997). The response of religious congregations to the spiritual needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 51(4), 415-426.
Somlai, A.M., Kelly, J.A., Kalichman, S.C., Mulry, G.W., Sikkema, K.J., McAuliffe, T., Multhauf, K.E. & Davantes, B.R. (1996). An empirical investigation of the relationship between spirituality, coping, and emotional distress in people living with HIV infection and AIDS. Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 51, 2, 181-191.
Somlai, A.M. (1995). Adolescent HIV prevention: A positive self-attribution model. The Child, Youth, and Family Services Quarterly, 17, 5-7, Spring.