Gretchen Clum 2013    

Gretchen Clum, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-5391
Fax: (504) 988-3540


Research Interests:

Relationships among stress and health outcomes in women, adolescent health, risk behaviors, PTSD, HIV prevention


Educational Background:

  • Post Doctorate, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2001
  • PhD, University of Georgia, Psychology, 1999
  • MA, Tulsa University, Modern Letters 1992
  • BS, Virginia Tech, Psychology, 1989

Professional Achievements

  • 1996 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award
  • 1998 American Psychological Association Travel Award
  • 1999 Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Dissertation Grant
  • 2003-2008 NIH Loan Repayment Program
  • 2004 - present NIMH K-01 Mentored Career Award
  • 2005 NIH Summer Fellowship Conduct of Behavioral Trials

Selected Publications:

Clum GA, Czaplicki L, Andrinopoulos K, Muessig K, Hamvas L, Ellen JM; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Strategies and outcomes of HIV status disclosure in HIV-positive young women with abuse histories. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2013 Mar;27(3):191-200.

Victimization and sexual risk behavior in young, HIV positive women: exploration of mediators.
Clum GA, Chung SE, Ellen JM, Perez LV, Murphy DA, Harper GW, Hamvas L. AIDS Behav . 2012 May;16(4):999-1010.

Finger JL, Clum GA, Trent ME, Ellen JM; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. “Desire for pregnancy and risk behavior in young HIV-positive women”.  AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Mar;26(3):173-80.

Madkour AS, Johnson CC, Clum GA, Brown L. (2011). Disaster and youth violence: the experience of school-attending youth in New Orleans. Journal of Adolescent Health. 49(2):213-5.

Clum, G.A., Chung, S., Ellen, J. Victimization and Sexual Risk Behavior in Young, HIV Infected Women:  Exploration of Mediators. AIDS Behav. 2011 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Andrinopoulis, K., Clum, G.A., Cunningham, S., Murphy, D.A., Ellen, J.M; Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions. Health Related Quality of Life and Psychosocial Correlates among HIV- Infected Adolescent and Young Adult Women.  Aids Education and Prevention. 2011 Aug;23(4):367-81.

Dietz, E. Clum, G.A., Chung, S. Leonard, L., Murphy, D.A., Perez, L.V., Harper, G.W. Ellen, J.M.  (2010). Adherence to scheduled appointments among HIV-infected female youth in five U.S. cities.  Journal of Adolescent Health.


Personal Statement:

I have a longstanding interest in the influences of mental health on health outcomes in women.  In particular, I have focused on how stressful life events influence health outcomes, including physical and mental health symptoms and health risk behaviors.  My research focuses primarily on vulnerable populations, including women who have experienced stressful life events such as violence, and HIV infected adolescents.  My goal is to understand the mechanisms linking mental health, life events and poor health outcomes in vulnerable populations in order to develop and test evidence-based prevention interventions to ameliorate the negative health effects of stressful life events. 


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