Keck School Faculty

Michele Diane Kipke

Michele Diane Kipke

Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar)
Associate Vice President for Strategic Health Initiatives
CHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd. Off Campus Los Angeles

Los Angeles Business Journal: Women of Influence in Healthcare, 2021

University of Southern California: Mentoring Award for Mentoring Faculty, 2020

University of Southern California: Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship, 2020

Society for Pediatric Research: Elected Member, 2013

American Pediatric Society: Elected Member, 2013

Society for Pediatric Research: Elected Member, 2010

Society of Adolescent Medicine: Elected Member, 1990

Community-Based Public Health Vaccination Campaign (VaccinateLA) in Los Angeles' Black and Latino Communities: Protocol for a Participatory Study JMIR Res Protoc. 2023 Feb 20; 12:e40161. . View in PubMed

Greater lifetime stressor exposure is associated with poorer mental health among sexual minority people of color J Clin Psychol. 2023 04; 79(4):1130-1155. . View in PubMed

The Role of Anti-Racist Community-Partnered Praxis in Implementing Restorative Circles Within Marginalized Communities in Southern California During the COVID-19 Pandemic Health Promot Pract. 2023 03; 24(2):232-243. . View in PubMed

Intersectional stigma subgroup differences in unhealthy drinking and disordered marijuana use among Black and Latino cisgender sexual minority young men Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109652. . View in PubMed

Factors associated with self-reported avoidance of harm reduction services during the COVID-19 pandemic by people who use drugs in five cities in the United States and Canada Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109544. . View in PubMed

AIDS Behav. 2022 Dec; 26(12):4012-4025. . View in PubMed

Prevalence and correlates of stocking up on drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic: Data from the C3PNO Consortium Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109654. . View in PubMed

Day-to-day impact of COVID-19 and other factors associated with risk of nonfatal overdose among people who use unregulated drugs in five cities in the United States and Canada Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109633. . View in PubMed

Use of COVID-19 testing in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic among cohorts of people at the intersection of drug use and HIV Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109622. . View in PubMed

A Trans Youth of Color Study to Measure Health and Wellness: Protocol for a Longitudinal Observation Study JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Nov 07; 11(11):e39207. . View in PubMed

Combining the HYM (Healthy Young Men's) Cohort Study and the TRUTH (A Trans Youth of Color Study): Protocol for an Expanded Mixed Methods Study Renewal JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Nov 03; 11(11):e39232. . View in PubMed

Gut dysbiosis and inflammatory blood markers precede HIV with limited changes after early seroconversion EBioMedicine. 2022 Oct; 84:104286. . View in PubMed

Development of an HIV Prevention Intervention for African American Young Men Who Have Sex With Men (Y2Prevent): Study Protocol JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Sep 29; 11(9):e36718. . View in PubMed

Evaluating an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention Among Filipino Parents: Protocol for a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial JMIR Res Protoc. 2022 Feb 17; 11(2):e21867. . View in PubMed

Designing a Mobile Health Solution to Facilitate the Transition from NICU to Home: A Qualitative Study Children (Basel). 2022 Feb 15; 9(2). . View in PubMed

Body Image Concerns, Correlates, and Community Connection Among Black and Latinx Sexual Minority Cisgender Men and Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Young Adults LGBT Health. 2022 Feb-Mar; 9(2):122-130. . View in PubMed

Multiple Minority Stress and Behavioral Health Among Young Black and Latino Sexual Minority Men LGBT Health. 2022 Feb-Mar; 9(2):114-121. . View in PubMed

Connecting to Early Intervention Services After Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Discharge in a Medicaid Sample Acad Pediatr. 2022 03; 22(2):253-262. . View in PubMed

Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in the LGBTQIA Community Am J Public Health. 2022 03; 112(3):405-407. . View in PubMed

Intersecting racism and homonegativism among sexual minority men of color: Latent class analysis of multidimensional stigma with subgroup differences in health and sociostructural burdens Soc Sci Med. 2022 01; 293:114602. . View in PubMed

COVID-19 and the HIV continuum in people living with HIV enrolled in Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO) cohorts Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 12 01; 241:109355. . View in PubMed

Research Ambassador Program: An innovative educational approach to addressing underrepresentation of minority populations in clinical research J Clin Transl Sci. 2022; 6(1):e129. . View in PubMed

PLoS One. 2022; 17(11):e0278232. . View in PubMed

Health and service utilization among a sample of gender-diverse youth of color: the TRUTH study BMC Public Health. 2022 12 10; 22(1):2312. . View in PubMed

The relationship of alcohol and other drug use during the COVID-19 pandemic among people with or at risk of HIV; A cross-sectional survey of people enrolled in Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO) cohorts Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 12 01; 241:109382. . View in PubMed

Employment as HIV Prevention: An Employment Support Intervention for Adolescent Men Who Have Sex With Men and Adolescent Transgender Women of Color J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 09 01; 91(1):31-38. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal trajectories of prescription opioid misuse in adolescents Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 07 01; 236:109470. . View in PubMed

Examining the impact of social distancing and methamphetamine use on sexual risk and intimate partner violence in sexual and gender minority young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 03 01; 232:109231. . View in PubMed

HIV, psychological resilience, and substance misuse during the COVID-19 pandemic: A multi-cohort study Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 02 01; 231:109230. . View in PubMed

Maternal post-traumatic stress and depression symptoms and outcomes after NICU discharge in a low-income sample: a cross-sectional study BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Jan 12; 21(1):48. . View in PubMed

Linking racism and homonegativity to healthcare system distrust among young men of color who have sex with men: Evidence from the Healthy Young Men's (HYM) study Soc Sci Med. 2021 09; 284:114219. . View in PubMed

A Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) study of medication and CBT sequencing in the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders BMC Psychiatry. 2021 06 30; 21(1):323. . View in PubMed

Psychometric Data Linking Across HIV and Substance Use Cohorts AIDS Behav. 2020 Nov; 24(11):3215-3224. . View in PubMed

Work2Prevent, an Employment Intervention Program as HIV Prevention for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Youth of Color (Phase 3): Protocol for a Single-Arm Community-Based Trial to Assess Feasibility and Acceptability in a Real-World Setting JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Sep 11; 9(9):e18051. . View in PubMed

An Employment Intervention Program (Work2Prevent) for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Youth of Color (Phase 2): Protocol for a Single-Arm Mixed Methods Pilot Test to Assess Feasibility and Acceptability JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Aug 10; 9(8):e16401. . View in PubMed

An Employment Intervention Program (Work2Prevent) for Young Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Youth of Color (Phase 1): Protocol for Determining Essential Intervention Components Using Qualitative Interviews and Focus Groups JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Aug 10; 9(8):e16384. . View in PubMed

Sexual Racism, Psychological Symptoms, and Mindfulness Among Ethnically/Racially Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex with Men: a Moderation Analysis Mindfulness (N Y). 2020 Feb; 11(2):452-461. . View in PubMed

The Healthy Young Men's Cohort: Health, Stress, and Risk Profile of Black and Latino Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) J Urban Health. 2020 10; 97(5):653-667. . View in PubMed

Is the experience of hunger associated with risk of engaging in condomless anal sex among minority young men who have sex with men? Int J STD AIDS. 2020 04; 31(5):447-453.. View in PubMed

Use of pre-exposure prophylaxis increases the odds of condomless anal sex among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of colour Sex Health. 2020 02; 17(1):100-101. . View in PubMed

Association of WIC Participation and Growth and Developmental Outcomes in High-Risk Infants Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 01; 59(1):53-61. . View in PubMed

Recruiting Filipino Immigrants in a Randomized Controlled Trial Promoting Enrollment in an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Apr; 21(2):324-331. . View in PubMed

A Focus on the HIV Care Continuum Through the Healthy Young Men's Cohort Study: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 Jan 24; 8(1):e10738. . View in PubMed

Engaging Young Men in the HIV Prevention and Care Continua: Experiences From Young Men of Color Who Have Sex With Men AIDS Educ Prev. 2019 08; 31(4):325-343. . View in PubMed

Smartphones and Text Messaging are Associated With Higher Parent Quality of Life Scores and Enrollment in Early Intervention After NICU Discharge Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 07; 58(8):903-911. . View in PubMed

Promoting Enrollment in Parenting Programs Among a Filipino Population: A Randomized Trial Pediatrics. 2019 02; 143(2). . View in PubMed

Viewpoints from families for improving transition from NICU-to-home for infants with medical complexity at a safety net hospital: a qualitative study BMC Pediatr. 2019 07 05; 19(1):223. . View in PubMed

The impact of preterm birth <37 weeks on parents and families: a cross-sectional study in the 2 years after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Feb 16; 15(1):38. . View in PubMed

Exploring Individual and Structural Factors Associated with Employment Among Young Transgender Women of Color Using a No-Cost Transgender Legal Resource Center Transgend Health. 2017; 2(1):29-34. . View in PubMed

Psychological distress, health protection, and sexual practices among young men who have sex with men: Using social action theory to guide HIV prevention efforts PLoS One. 2017; 12(9):e0184482. . View in PubMed

Attitudes and perceptions of biomedical HIV prevention methods: voices from young men who have sex with men Arch Sex Behav. 2015 Feb; 44(2):487-97. . View in PubMed

Patient perspectives on peer mentoring: type 1 diabetes management in adolescents and young adults Diabetes Educ. 2015 02; 41(1):59-68. . View in PubMed

Pathways towards risk: syndemic conditions mediate the effect of adversity on HIV risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) J Urban Health. 2014 Oct; 91(5):969-82. . View in PubMed

Venue-based network analysis to inform HIV prevention efforts among young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men Prev Sci. 2014 Jun; 15(3):419-27. . View in PubMed

Network correlates of sexual health advice seeking and substance use among members of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities Health Educ Res. 2014 Apr; 29(2):306-18. . View in PubMed

High-risk sexual activity in the House and Ball community: influence of social networks Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 104(2):326-31. . View in PubMed

Minority stress experiences and psychological well-being: the impact of support from and connection to social networks within the Los Angeles House and Ball communities Prev Sci. 2014 Feb; 15(1):44-55. . View in PubMed

How sex of children with autism spectrum disorders and access to treatment services relates to parental stress Autism Res Treat. 2014; 2014:721418. . View in PubMed

Changes in developmental contexts as predictors of transitions in HIV-risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) Am J Community Psychol. 2013 Jun; 51(3-4):439-50. . View in PubMed

"It's like our own little world": resilience as a factor in participating in the Ballroom community subculture AIDS Behav. 2013 May; 17(4):1524-39. . View in PubMed

Laying the groundwork for an HIV prevention intervention: a descriptive profile of the Los Angeles House and Ball communities AIDS Behav. 2013 Mar; 17(3):1068-81. . View in PubMed

Community-engaged research to identify house parent perspectives on support and risk within the House and Ball scene J Sex Res. 2013; 50(2):178-89. . View in PubMed

Environmental risk, social cognition, and drug use among young men who have sex with men: longitudinal effects of minority status on health processes and outcomes Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jan 01; 127(1-3):1-7. . View in PubMed

HIV prevention service utilization in the Los Angeles House and Ball communities: past experiences and recommendations for the future AIDS Educ Prev. 2012 Oct; 24(5):431-44. . View in PubMed

A profile of nonurgent emergency department use in an urban pediatric hospital Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Oct; 28(10):977-84. . View in PubMed

Photovoice as a tool to adapt an HIV prevention intervention for African American young men who have sex with men Health Promot Pract. 2012 Jul; 13(4):535-43. . View in PubMed

Community and Individual Factors Associated with Cigarette Smoking Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men J Res Adolesc. 2012 Jun 01; 22(2):199-205. . View in PubMed

Utilizing Social Action Theory as a framework to determine correlates of illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men Psychol Addict Behav. 2012 Mar; 26(1):78-88. . View in PubMed

Sickle cell disease in California: sociodemographic predictors of emergency department utilization Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Jan; 58(1):66-73. . View in PubMed

Use and perceptions of the internet for sexual information and partners: a study of young men who have sex with men Arch Sex Behav. 2011 Aug; 40(4):803-16. . View in PubMed

Human immunodeficiency virus testing and risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County Am J Health Promot. 2011 Mar-Apr; 25(4):244-7. . View in PubMed

Sickle-cell disease in California: a population-based description of emergency department utilization Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar; 56(3):413-9. . View in PubMed

Race/Ethnicity is not associated with mortality in the PICU Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 127(3):e588-97. . View in PubMed

Harassment, discrimination, violence, and illicit drug use among young men who have sex with men AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Aug; 22(4):286-98. . View in PubMed

The impact of recent stressful experiences on HIV-risk related behaviors J Adolesc. 2010 Jun; 33(3):463-75. . View in PubMed

Deconstructing the complexity of substance use among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) by optimizing the role of qualitative strategies in a mixed methods study Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Apr; 45(5):754-76. . View in PubMed

In the dark: young men's stories of sexual initiation in the absence of relevant sexual health information Health Educ Behav. 2010 Apr; 37(2):243-63. . View in PubMed

The Healthy Young Men's Study: Sampling Methods to Recruit a Random Cohort of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2009 Oct 01; 21(4):357-373. . View in PubMed

"God Made me Gay for a Reason": Young Men who have Sex with Men's Resiliency in Resolving Internalized Homophobia from Religious Sources J Adolesc Res. 2009 Sep 01; 24(5):601-633. . View in PubMed

Strategies Used by Gay and Bisexual Young Men to Cope with Heterosexism J Gay Lesbian Soc Serv. 2008 Oct 01; 20(4):354-380. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for alcohol use, frequent use, and binge drinking among young men who have sex with men Addict Behav. 2008 Aug; 33(8):1012-20. . View in PubMed

Integrating professional and folk models of HIV risk: YMSM's perceptions of high-risk sex AIDS Educ Prev. 2008 Jun; 20(3):220-38. . View in PubMed

Young men's perspectives on family support and disclosure of same-sex attraction J LGBT Issues Couns. 2008 Jun 01; 2(1):53-80. . View in PubMed

Residential status as a risk factor for drug use and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men AIDS Behav. 2007 Nov; 11(6 Suppl):56-69. . View in PubMed

Effectiveness of interventions to prevent youth violence a systematic review Am J Prev Med. 2007 Jul; 33(1):65-74. . View in PubMed

The health and health behaviors of young men who have sex with men J Adolesc Health. 2007 Apr; 40(4):342-50. . View in PubMed

Food and park environments: neighborhood-level risks for childhood obesity in east Los Angeles J Adolesc Health. 2007 Apr; 40(4):325-33. . View in PubMed

Making Informed Decisions: How Attitudes and Perceptions Affect the Use of Crystal, Cocaine and Ecstasy among Young Men who Have Sex with Men J Drug Issues. 2007; 37(3):643-674. . View in PubMed

Club drug use in los angeles among young men who have sex with men Subst Use Misuse. 2007; 42(11):1723-43. . View in PubMed

Needle-sharing among young IV drug users and their social network members: The influence of the injection partner's characteristics on HIV risk behavior Addict Behav. 2006 Sep; 31(9):1607-18. . View in PubMed

Do street youths' perceptions of their caregivers predict HIV-risk behavior? J Fam Psychol. 2005 Sep; 19(3):456-64.. View in PubMed

Preventing violence and related health-risking social behaviors in adolescents Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ). 2004 Sep; (107):1-7. . View in PubMed

Gender differences in HIV risk behaviors among young injectors and their social network members Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2002; 28(3):453-75. . View in PubMed

Service utilization among homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles, California: rates and reasons J Adolesc Health. 1999 Jun; 24(6):449-58. . View in PubMed

A collaborative evaluation of a needle exchange program for youth Health Educ Behav. 1999 Apr; 26(2):213-24. . View in PubMed

Service utilization among homeless and runaway youth in Los Angeles, California: rates and reasons J Adolesc Health. 1999 Mar; 24(3):190-200. . View in PubMed

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles: a model of integrated care for HIV-positive and very high-risk youth J Adolesc Health. 1998 Aug; 23(2 Suppl):59-70. . View in PubMed

Homeless youths and young adults in Los Angeles: prevalence of mental health problems and the relationship between mental health and substance abuse disorders Am J Community Psychol. 1997 Jun; 25(3):371-94. . View in PubMed

"Substance abuse" disorders among runaway and homeless youth Subst Use Misuse. 1997 Jun; 32(7-8):969-86. . View in PubMed

Homeless youth and their exposure to and involvement in violence while living on the streets J Adolesc Health. 1997 May; 20(5):360-7. . View in PubMed

Street youth, their peer group affiliation and differences according to residential status, subsistence patterns, and use of services Adolescence. 1997; 32(127):655-69. . View in PubMed

Drug use, needle sharing, and HIV risk among injection drug-using street youth Subst Use Misuse. 1996 Jul; 31(9):1167-87. . View in PubMed

HIV risk behavior, street outreach, and condom use in eight high-risk populations AIDS Educ Prev. 1996 Jun; 8(3):191-204. . View in PubMed

Street youth in Los AngelesProfile of a group at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 May; 149(5):513-9. . View in PubMed

An evaluation of an AIDS risk reduction education and skills training (ARREST) program J Adolesc Health. 1993 Nov; 14(7):533-9. . View in PubMed

Substance use among youth seen at a community-based health clinic J Adolesc Health. 1993 Jun; 14(4):289-94. . View in PubMed

Health and health needs of homeless and runaway youthA position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. J Adolesc Health. 1992 Dec; 13(8):717-26. . View in PubMed

Selected demographic changes in medicine Indiana Med. 1992 Sep-Oct; 85(5):366-7. . View in PubMed

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Adolescents Adolesc Med. 1990 Oct; 1(3):429-450. . View in PubMed

HIV infection and AIDS during adolescence Med Clin North Am. 1990 Sep; 74(5):1149-67. . View in PubMed

Reliability and construct validity of the needle sharing inventory Int J Addict. 1989 Jun; 24(6):515-26. . View in PubMed

Dr. Michele Kipke is a Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine and Associate Vice President for Strategic Health Alliances in the Office of the Senior Vice President of Health Affairs at the University of Southern California (USC). In addition, she co-directs USC’s Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute. A nationally known public health researcher and policy expert, Dr. Kipke has been intimately involved in the HIV/AIDS epidemic since its onset in the U.S. in the mid-1980’s and has made significant scientific contributions to the field of HIV prevention since that time. Early in her career, she studied risk for HIV exposure among injection drug users, developed and conducted the first formal evaluation of an HIV prevention intervention for adolescents in Harlem, and evaluated one of the first needle exchange programs. During the past three decades, Dr. Kipke has conducted NIH-funded behavioral epidemiologic research with at-risk youth populations, as well as health services and health outcomes research to characterize inequities in health in diverse pediatric populations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kipke has led a USC-wide effort, called VaccinateLA, which includes a digital and multi-media campaign, and community navigation services delivered to residents in low vaccination communities in Los Angeles County, as well as in 34 states throughout the United States. Through this effort, over 400,000 individuals have been vaccinated to date. Targeted public health interventions are also being developed to increase pediatric vaccinations. To date, Dr. Kipke has authored over 100 publications and lectured nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kipke currently serves as the Chair for NIH’s HIV/AIDS Intra- and Inter-personal Determinants and Behavioral Interventions Scientific Review Committee. She was elected to the Pediatric Society for Research and the American Pediatric Society, she has served in numerous national leadership roles and professional and advisory boards, and she has received countless awards, including USC’s highly esteemed Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship. In 2021 she was recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal as a Women of Influence in Healthcare.

Dr. Kipke received her doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and completed her postdoctoral training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She served as the Director of the National Academies’ Board on Children, Youth and Families, and participated as a Fellow in the prestigious Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM). Dr. Kipke has been an elected member of the South Pasadena Unified School District’s Governing Board since 2008 and served as School Board President in 2011, 2015, and 2020. Dr. Kipke has also served on other Boards and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in child protective care.
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