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Sara LeGrand

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute
Health Policy, Center for

Trent 305
(803) 984-3102

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Sara LeGrand


Sara LeGrand is an Assistant Research Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute and the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research with a doctoral degree in Health Services Research. Dr. LeGrand has conducted health disparities research for nearly a decade. Her research has focused on HIV and substance abuse prevention interventions, mental health treatment for individuals living with HIV, substance abuse treatment for minority HIV-positive individuals and men who have sex with men at high risk for HIV infection, and peer driven interventions to improve access and retention in HIV care. She is particularly interested in the use of technology-based interventions to improve HIV prevention and care among underserved populations, including minority men who have sex with men, in both domestic and international settings.


Recent Publications

Reif S, Whetten K, Wilson E, McAllaster C, LeGrand S, Gong W, Well BW. HIV/AIDS in the southern United States: A disproportionate epidemic. AIDS Care, 2013 [Epub ahead of print].

Reif S, Proeschold-Bell RJ, Yao J, LeGrand S, Uehara A, Asiimwe E, Quinlivan EB (2013). Three types of self-efficacy associated with medication adherence in patients with co-occurring HIV and substance use disorders, but only when mood disorders are present. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2013 (6), 229-237.

Muessig KE, Pike E, Fowler B, LeGrand S, Parsons J, Bull S, Wilson P, Wohl D, Hightow-Weidman LB (2013). Putting prevention in their pockets: Developing HIV mobile phone interventions and applications for Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 27(4), 211-222.

Hightow-Weidman LB, G Phillips, AY Outlaw, AR Wohl, S Fields, J Hildago, S LeGrand (2013). "Patterns of HIV disclosure and condom use among HIV-infected young racial/ethnic minority men who have sex with men." AIDS and Behavior, 17(1), 360-368.

LeGrand S, Proeschold-Bell RJ, James J, Wallace A (2013). Healthy Leaders: Multilevel health promotion considerations for diverse United Methodist Church pastors. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(3), 303-321.

Muessig KE, Pike E, LeGrand S, Hightow-Weidman LB (2013). A review of mobile phone applications for the care and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(1).

Reif SS, Pence BW, LeGrand S, Wilson ES, Swartz M, Ellington T, Whetten K (2012). "In-home mental health treatment for individuals with HIV." AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 26(11), 655-661.

Wallace A, Proeschold-Bell RJ, LeGrand S, James J, Swift R, Toole D, Toth M (2012). Health programming for clergy: An overview of Protestant programs. Pastoral Psychology, 61(1).

Proeschold-Bell RJ, LeGrand S, Wallace A, James J, Moore H, Swift R, Toole D (2012). Tailoring health programming to clergy: Findings from a study of United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 40(3), 246-261.

Proeschold-Bell RJ, LeGrand S (2012). Physical health functioning among United Methodist clergy. Journal of Religion and Health, 51(3), 734-742.

Proeschold-Bell RJ, LeGrand S, James J, Wallace A, Adams C, Toole D (2011). A theoretical model of the holistic health of United Methodist clergy. Journal of Religion and Health, 50(3), 700-720.

Proeschold-Bell RJ, LeGrand S (2010). High rates of obesity and chronic disease among United Methodist clergy. Obesity, 18(9), 1867-1870.

Cornelius JB, LeGrand S, Jemmott LS (2009). African American grandfamilies' attitudes and feelings about sexual communication: Focus group results. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 20(2), 133-140.

Cornelius JB, LeGrand S (2008). African American grandparents' and adolescent grandchildren's sexuality communication. Journal of Family Nursing, 14(3), 333-346.

Cornelius JB, Moneyham L, LeGrand S (2008). Adaptation of an HIV prevention curriculum for use with older African American women. Journal of the Assocation of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(1), 16-27.