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Ponce, N. A., Cochran, S. D., Pizer, J. C., & Mays, V. M. (2010). The effects of unequal access to health insurance for same-sex couples in California. Health Affairs, 29(8),1539-48.                                                                                           [download paper]
   

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Shariff-Marco, S., Gee, G. C., Breen, N., Willis, G., Reeve, B. B., Grant, D., Ponce, N. A., Krieger, N., Landrine, H., Williams, D. R., Alegria, M., Mays, V. M., Johnson, T. P., & Brown, E. R. (2009). A mixed-methods approach to developing a self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in multiethnic health surveys. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(4),447-53.                                                                                                                                                                     [download paper]
 

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Cummings, Janet R. Ponce, Ninez A. Mays, Vickie M..(2010). Comparing racial/ethnic differences in mental health service use among high-need subpopulations across clinical and school-based settings. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(6), 603-606.                                                                                                                                                                    [download paper]
 

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Cochran SD, Mays V, Corliss H, Smith TW, & Turner J. (2009) Self-reported altruistic and reciprocal behaviors among homosexually and heterosexually experienced adults: implications for HIV/AIDS service organizations. AIDS Care,  21(6), 675-682.
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Shariff-Marco, S., Gee, G. C., Breen, N., Willis, G., Reeve, B. B., Grant, D., Ponce, N. A., Krieger, N., Landrine, H., Williams, D. R., Alegria, M., Mays, V. M., Johnson, T. P., & Brown, E. R. (2009). A mixed-methods approach to developing a self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in multiethnic health surveys. Ethnicity & Disease, 19(4),447-53.                                                                                                                                                                     [download paper]
   

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Mays, V. M., Ly, L., Allen E., & Young, S.(2009). Engaging student health organizations in reducing health disparities in underserved communities through volunteerism: developing a student health corps. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and  Underserved. 20(3),914-28.                                                                                                                    [download paper]
   

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Corliss, H. L., Cochran, S. D., Mays, V. M., Greenland, S., &  Seeman, T. E. (2009) Age of minority sexual orientation development and risk of childhood maltreatment and suicide attempts in women. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 79(4), 511-521.                                                                                                                                                              [download paper]
   

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Grella, C. E., Greenwell, L., Mays, V. M., & Cochran, S. D. (2009). Influence of gender, sexual orientation, and need on treatment utilization for substance use and mental disorders: Findings from the California Quality of Life Survey. BMC Psychiatry, 9,10.                                                                                                                                                 [download paper]
   

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Mathy, R. M., Cochran, S. D., Olsen, J., & Mays, V. M. (2009). The association between relationship markers of sexual orientation and suicide: Denmark, 1990-2001. Soc Psychiatry Psychiat Epidemiol.                                                   [download paper]
   

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Cochran, S. D., & Mays, V. M. (2009). Burden of psychiatric morbidity among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals in the California Quality of Life Survey. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118(3), 647-58.                                                     [download paper]

 

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Lum, C., Corliss, H. L., Mays, V. M., Cochran, S. D., & Lui, C. K. (2009). Differences in the drinking behaviors of Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.70(4), 568-74.                                                                                                                                                                     [download paper]
   

12

An, N., Cochran, S. D., Mays, V. M., & McCarthy, W. (2008). Influence of American acculturation on cigarette smoking behaviors among Asian American subpopulations in California. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 10(4):579-87.                                                                                                                                                                     [download paper]

   

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Ponce, N. A., Cochran, S. D., Mays, V. M., Chia, J., & Brown, E. R. (2007). Health coverage gaps among low-income citizen and non-citizen wage earners. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. doi:10.1007/s10903-007-9059-5.                                                                                                                                                                       [download paper]

 

14

Mays, V. M., Cochran, S. D., & Barnes, N. W. (2007). Race, race-based discrimination, and health outcomes among African Americans. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 201-225.

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Cochran, S.D., & Mays, V.M.. (2007). Physical health complaints among lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and homosexually experienced heterosexual individuals: Results from the California Quality of Life Survey.  American Journal of Public Health, 97(11), 2048-2055.
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Cochran, S.D., Mays, V.M., Alegria, M., Ortega, A.N., & Takeuchi, D. (2007). Mental health and substance use disorders among latino and Asian American lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 785-794.
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Cochran, S.D., &  Mays, V.M. (2007). Physical health complaints among lesbians, gay Men, and bisexual and homosexually experienced heterosexual individuals: Results from the California Quality of Life Survey.  American Journal of Public Health, 97(6).
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18

Mays, V.M., & Cochran, S.D. (2006). Waging a war for the lives of African American gay men and men who have sex with men: A prevention agenda in the twenty-fifth year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  The Scarlet Letters, Winter 2006, 16-26.
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Cochran, S.D., & Mays, V.M. (2005). Estimating prevalence of mental and substance using disorders among lesbians and gay men from existing national health data. In A. Omoto & H. Kurtzman (Eds.), Sexual Orientation, Mental Health, and Substance Use: Contemporary Scientific Perspectives (pp. 143-165). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.
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Mays, V.M., Cochran, S.D., & Ponce, N.A. (2004). Thinking about race and ethnicity in population-based studies of health. In B.M. Beech & M. Goodman (Eds.), Race & Research: Perspectives on Minority Participation in Health Studies (pp. 79-100). Washington D.C.: American Public Health Association.
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21

Mays, V.M., Cochran, S.D., & Zamudio, A. (2004). HIV prevention research: Are we meeting the needs of African American men who have sex with men? Journal of Black Psychology, 30(1), 78-105.
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Cochran, S.D., Ackerman, D., Mays, V.M., & Ross, M.W. (2004). Prevalence of non-medical drug use and dependence among homosexually active men and women in the U.S. population. Addictions, 99(8), 989-998.
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Mays, V.M.,  Ponce, N.A., Washington, D.L., & Cochran, S.D. (2004).  Classification of race and ethnicity: Implications for public health. Annual Review of Public Health, 24, 83-110.
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Harawa, N., Greenland, S., Bingham, T., Johnson, D., Cochran, S., Cunningham, W., Celentano, D., Koblin, B., LaLota, M., MacKellar, D., McFarland, W., Shehan, D., Stoyanoff, S., Thiede, H., Torian, L. & Valleroy, L. (2004).  Associations of Race/Ethnicity with HIV Prevalence and HIV-Related Behaviors Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men in 7 Urban Centers in the United States. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 35(5), 526-536.
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25

Cochran, S.D., Sullivan, J.G. & Mays, V.M. (2003). Prevalence of mental disorders, psychological distress, and mental health services use among lesbian, gay and bisexual adults in the United States. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71(1), 53-61.
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Corliss, H.L., Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M. (2002). Reports of parental maltreatment during childhood in a United States population-based survey of homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual adults. Child Abuse and Neglect, 26(11), 1165-1178.
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Gilman, S. E., Cochran, S. D., Mays, V. M., Hughes, M., Ostrow, D., & Kessler, R. C. (2001). Risk of psychiatric disorders among individuals reporting same-sex sexual partners in the National Comorbidity Survey. American Journal of Public Health, 91(6), 933-939.
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Cochran, S.D. (2001). Emerging issues in research on lesbians' and gay men's mental health: Does sexual orientation really matter? American Psychologist, 56(11), 929-947.
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Mays, V.M. & Cochran, S.D. (2001). Mental health correlates of perceived discrimination among lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 91(11), 1869-1876.
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Cochran, S.D., Sullivan, J.G., & Mays, V.M. (2001 Oct 21-25). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders and treatment utilization among lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals. Proceedings of the 129th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (abstract no. 24374), Atlanta, GA.
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Mays, V.M., So, B.T., Cochran, S.D., Detels, R., Benjamin, R., Allen, E.M., & Kwon, S. (2001). HIV disease in ethnic minorities: Implications of  racial/ethnic differences in disease susceptibility and drug dosage response for HIV treatment. In A. Baum, T. Revenson & J. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Health Psychology (pp. 801-816). New Jersey: Erlbaum Publishers.
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Cochran, S. D., & Mays, V. M. (2000). Relation between psychiatric syndromes and behaviorally defined sexual orientation in a sample of the US population. American Journal of Epidemiology, 151(5), 516-523.
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Cochran, S.D., Keenan, C., Schober, C. & Mays, V.M. (2000). Estimates of alcohol use and clinical treatment needs among homosexually active men and women in the U.S. population. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68(6), 1062-1071.
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Cochran, S.D., Keenan, C., Schober, C., & Mays, V.M. (2000 Nov 12-16). Estimates of alcohol use and clinical treatment needs among homosexually active men and women in the U.S. population. Proceedings of the 128th American Public Health Association (p. 35; abstract no. 6298), Boston, MA.
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Cochran, S. D., & Mays, V. M. (2000). Lifetime prevalence of suicide symptoms and affective disorders among men reporting same-sex sexual partners: Results from NHANES III. American Journal of Public Health, 90(4), 573-578.
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Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M. (1999 Nov 7-11). Lifetime prevalence of suicidal symptoms and affective disorders among homosexually active men in a National Household Survey. Proceedings of the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL.
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Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M. (1999). Are lesbians and gay men at risk for psychiatric disorders: Prevalence of psychiatric syndromes among homosexually active individuals in a sample of the US population. Thirteenth Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. Florence, Italy.
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Mays, V.M. & Cochran, S.D. (1998). Kinsey and male homosexuality in the African-American population: A question of fit. In Plummer, K. (Ed.). Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society. London: Sage pp. 98-100.
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Mays, V.M., Chatters, L.M., Cochran, S.D. & Mackness, J. (1998). African American families in diversity: Gay men and lesbians as participants in family networks. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 29, 1, 73-87.
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Peplau, L.A., Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M.  (1997). A national survey of the intimate relationships of African American lesbians and gay men: A look at commitment, satisfaction, sexual behavior and HIV Disease. In B. Greene (Eds.). Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Issues:  Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men. Newbury Park: Sage pp.11-38.
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Flora, J.A., Schooler, C., Mays, V. M., & Cochran, S.D. (1996). Exploring a model of symbolic social communication: The case of "Magic" Johnson. Journal of Health Psychology, 1(3), 353-366.
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Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M. (1996). Sexual behaviors and sexual identities that put young lesbians at risk for HIV and STD's. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on AIDS (abstract no. Tu.C.2473) Vancouver, Canada.
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Mays, V. M., & Cochran, S.D. (1995). HIV/AIDS in the African American community: Changing concerns, changing behaviors. In M. Stein & A. Baum (Eds.), Chronic Diseases (pp. 259-272). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.
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Cochran, S. D., de Leeuw, J., & Mays, V. M. (1995). Optimal Scaling of HIV-Related Sexual Risk Behaviors in Ethnically Diverse Homosexually Active Men. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63(2), 270-279.
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Cochran, S. D., & Mays, V. M. (1994). Depressive distress among homosexually active African-American men and women. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151(4), 524-529.
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Mays, V. M., Cochran, S. D., Smith, R. G., Daniels, M. A., Victorianne, G., & Roberts, V. (1993). Black gay men's language revisited: Keeping the ethnicity in ethnic research [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Sex Research, 30(1), 97-98.
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Mays, V. M., Cochran, S. D., Hamilton, E., Miller, N., Leung, L., Rothspan, S., Kolson, J., Webb, F., & Torres, M. (1993). Just cover up: Barriers to heterosexual and gay young adults' use of condoms. Health Values: Journal of Health Behavior, Education and Promotion, 17, 4, 41-47.
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Cochran, S. D., & Mays, V. M. (1993). Applying social psychological models to predicting HIV-related sexual risk behaviors among African-Americans. Journal of Black Psychology, 19, 2, 142-154.
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Cochran, S. D., Mays, V. M., Ciarletta, J., Caruso, C., & Mallon, D. (1992). Efficacy of the theory of reasoned action in predicting AIDS-related sexual risk reduction among gay Men. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22(19), 1481-1501.
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Mays, V. M., Flora, J. A., Schooler, C., & Cochran, S. D. (1992). Magic Johnson's credibility among African-American men. American Journal of Public Health, 82(12), 1692-1693.
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Mays, V.M. (1992). Methods for health promotion in the prevention of HIV disease in African Americans. University of California Health Net/ Wellness Lecture Series. Woodland Hills, CA.
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Mays, V.M., Cochran, S.D., Bellinger, G., Smith, R.G., Henley, N., Daniels, M., Tibbits, T., Victorianne, G.D., Osei, O.K. & Birt, D.K. (1992). The language of Black gay men's sexual behavior: Implications for AIDS risk reduction. The Journal of Sex Research, 29(3), 425-434.
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Schooler, C., Mays, V.M., Flora, J.A. & Cochran, S.D. (1992). Magic Johnson: Source salience for African-American males. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on AIDS (p.505; abstract no. PoD 5699), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M. (1992). Disclosure rates of potential HIV transmission risks to physicians and dentists by U.S. Black gay and bisexual men. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on AIDS (p.159; abstract no. PuC 8039), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Mays, V.M., & Jackson J.S. (1991). AIDS survey methodology with Black Americans. Social Science & Medicine, 33(1), 47-54.
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56

Garnets, L., Hancock, K.A., Cochran, S.D., Goodchilds, J., & Peplau, L.A. (1991). Issues in psychotherapy with lesbians and gay men: A survey of psychologists. American Psychologist, 46(9), 964-972.
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Cochran, S.D., Mays, V.M., & Leung, L. (1991). Sexual practices of heterosexual Asian American young adults: Implications for risk of HIV infection. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 20(4), 381-391.
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Mays, V. M., & Cochran, S. D. (1990). African-American Men and HIV Antibody Testing. BG Magazine, 1(9), pp. 7, 25.
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59

Peplau, L.A. & Cochran, S.D. (1990). A Relationship perspective on homosexuality. In D.P. McWhirter, S.A. Sanders & J.M. Reinisch (Eds.), Homosexuality/heterosexuality: Concepts of Sexual Orientation (pp. 321-349). New York: Oxford University Press
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Mays, V.M. & Cochran, S.D. (1990). Methodological issues in the assessment and predictions of AIDS risk-related behaviors among Black Americans. In B. Voeller, J. Reinisch, & M. Gottlieb (Eds.), AIDS and Sex: An Integrated Biomedical and Biobehavioral Approach (pp. 97-120). New York: Oxford University Press
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61

Mays, V.M.  (1989). AIDS prevention in Black populations: Methods of a safer kind. In V.M. Mays, G.W. Albee, & S.F. Schneider (Eds.), Primary Prevention of AIDS: Psychological Approaches (pp. 264-279). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications
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Mays, V.M., Cochran, S.D., & Bellinger, G. (1989 June 4-9). Factors influencing AIDS risk perception of Black gay men. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on AIDS (p. 802; abstract no. D.644), Montreal, Canada.
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Bellinger, G., Mays, V.M. & Cochran, S.D. (1989 June 4-9). Focus groups as an educational intervention for Black gay men. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on AIDS (p. 802; abstract no. D.667), Montreal, Canada.
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Mays, V.M., Cochran, S.D. & Leung, L. (1989 June 4-9). HIV-risk related sexual practices among Asian young adults. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on AIDS (p. 748; abstract no. W.D.P.36), Montreal, Canada.
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Mays, V.M.  (1989). Ethnic minorities and AIDS. In A. Lewis (Ed.), Nursing Care of the Patient with AIDS/ARC (pp. 17-24). Rockville, MD: Aspen Publications
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66

Cochran, S.D. & Mays, V.M. (1988). Epidemiologic and sociocultural factors in the transmission of HIV infection in black gay and bisexual men. In M. Shernoff & W.A. Scott (Eds.), The Sourcebook On Lesbian/Gay Health Care (pp. 202-211). Washington D.C.: National Gay and Lesbian Health Foundation.
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Mays, V. M., & Cochran, S. D. (1988). Black gay & bisexual men coping with more than just a disease. Focus, 4(1), 1-3.
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Mays, V. M., & Cochran, S. D. (1987). Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome and Black Americans: Special psychosocial issues. Public Health Reports, 102(2), 224-231.
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Cochran, S. D., & Mays, V. M. (1987). AIDS among black gay and bisexual men. Institute for Social Science Research Quarterly, 3(3), 9.
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Peplau, L.A. & Cochran, S.D. (1982). Value orientations in the intimate relationships of gay men.  Journal of Homosexuality, 6(3), 1-19.
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