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Dr. Laurie J. Bauman, Ph.D.

Laurie J. Bauman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Research: HIV prevention; adolescent sexual behavior/pregnancy; adolescent mental health; chronic illness in children and adolescents; adherence; research methods (randomized trials, qualitative research and mixed methods); CBPR

Professional Interests

Laurie J Bauman, Ph.D., a sociologist, is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Preventive Intervention Research Center (PIRC). She has been Principal Investigator of multiple NIH-funded studies that apply social science theory to the prevention of mental and physical health conditions in children, adolescents and their parents. For the past 10 years Dr. Bauman has been studying health disparities in children and youth, with special attention on adolescent sexual risk behavior and child/adolescent mental health. With her colleagues at the PIRC, she has developed and tested 6 interventions using randomized controlled trial (RCT) designs to identify strategies that are successful in reducing HIV/STI transmission. Dr. Bauman has examined service learning (that gives teens the opportunity to teach other teens what they learned about safer sex); gender norms (to help teens understand how gender norms influence risk); and relationship characteristics (so teens recognize that being in love and trusting one¹s partner are associated with stopping condom use).

 Dr. Bauman is currently Principal Investigator on an NICHD-funded 2-group randomized trial to assess the effectiveness of Project Prepared, an HIV/STI prevention program for young people aged 12-14. She is also PI of an NIMHD-funded project “Bronx Youth as Partners in Community Based Participatory Research” which is a teen-led partnership of adults and teens from the Bronx community. The community partners, Bronx teens aged 13-17 years, evaluated 6 health disparities and selected mental health to focus on. Together with adult partners, they developed a preventive mental health intervention called “BxThunder” which is currently being tested in an RCT with 720 youth in 5 community settings.  Seventeen Bronx agencies were involved in BxThunder; they were drawn from the membership of the Bronx Youth as Partners community coalition, which includes over 50 organizational partners.

 In addition, Dr. Bauman is also the PI (New York site) of a 9-city initiative that is funding CFARS to assist local Departments of Health to implement the President¹s National AIDS Prevention Plan. The New York site of ECHPP (The Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning and Implementation for Metropolitan Statistical Areas Most Affected by HIV/AIDS²) is focusing on improving linkage and engagement in care of newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals.

 Dr.Bauman has been elected to the American Pediatrics Society and the New York Academy of Medicine; was the recipient of the Lela Rowland award from the National Mental Health Association and the 2008 Public Health Community Award from the Public Health Association of New York City; was Associate Editor of The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; and currently serves on the Joint Executive Committee of the Einstein-Montefiore Institutional Review Board.



Selected Publications

Bauman, LJ., Silver, EJ, Draimin, BH, Hudis, J. Children of mothers with HIV/AIDS: Unmet needs for mental health services. Pediatrics,120:5, Nov 2007.


Bauman, LJ, Karasz, A. and Hamilton, A. Understanding failure of condom use intention among adolescents completing an intensive preventive intervention. The Journal of Adolescent Research, 22:3, May, 2007.


Bauman, LJ, Sclafane, JH, LoIacono, M, Wilson, K, Macklin, R. Ethical issues in HIV/STD prevention research with high risk youth: Providing help, preserving validity. Ethics and Behavior, in press.


Silver, EJ and Bauman, LJ. The association of sexual experience with attitudes, beliefs, and risk behaviors of inner-city adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 16 (1), 29-45,2006.


Bauman, LJ, Stein, REK, Silver, EJ. Cumulative social disadvantage and child health. Pediatrics, 117 (4):1321-1328,2006.
Silver, E.J., Heneghan, A.M., Bauman, L.J., & Stein, R.E.K. The relationship of depressive symptoms to parenting competence and social support in inner-city mothers of young children. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 10: 105-112, 2006.


Calderoni, ME, Alderman, EM, Silver, EJ, Bauman, LJ. The mental health impact of 9/11 on inner-city high school students 20 miles north of ground zero. Journal of Adolescent Health, 39:57-65,2006.


Stein, RS, Bauman, LJ, Siegel, M. Are children of moderately low birth weight at increased risk for poor health? A new look at an old question. Pediatrics, 118:217-223,2006.


Bauman, LJ, Foster, G., Silver, EJ, Gamble, I. Muchaneta, L. Children care for their ill parents with HIV/AIDS. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1(1), 2006.
Bauman, LJ and Berman, R Adolescent Relationships and condom use: Love, trust and commitment. AIDS and Behavior,9 (2): 211-222, 2005.


Sclafane, JH, Perry, DL, LoIacono, ML, Fryer, CS, Adair, ES, Silver, EJ and Bauman, LJ. Teaching gender to younger and less sexually experienced adolescents in the context of HIV/STD prevention. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 1 (1):119-139, 2005.


Calderon, Y., Mayghey, M., Torres, S., Prince, S., Moreno-Walton, L., Leider, J., Bijur, P., Bauman, L. The evaluation of an educational video program for HIV testing: A comparative analysis. Academic Emergency Medicine 11(5): 532, 2004.


Newacheck, P.W., Stein, R.E.K., Bauman, L.J., Hung, Y.Y. Are there disparities in the prevalence of disability between white and black children. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine ,157 (3): 244-248, 2003.


Silver, E.J., Bauman, L.J.,Camacho, S., Hudis, J. Factors associated with psychological distress in urban mothers with late stage HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior, 7(4):421-431,2003.


Pequegnat, W., Bauman, L.J., Bray, J., DiClemente, R., DiIlorio, C., Icard, L., Jemmott, L., Krauss, B., Paikoff, R., Rapkin, B., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Szapocznik, J., Wyatt, G. Research issues with children infected with HIV and their families. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 7 (1): 7–15, 2002.

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