DNP — Public Health — Full-time
Marie-Claude  Couture

Marie-Claude Couture, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor

Education

PhD in Public Health-epidemiology, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
MSc – Masters in Biochemistry – molecular biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
BSc – Bachelor in Microbiology, Université Laval Quebec, Canada

Administrative Appointments

Leader, Flu Near You Initiative, University of San Francisco
Member, MPH Admission committee, University of San Francisco
Member, MPH Curriculum committee, University of San Francisco
Scientific reviewer for peer-reviewed journals Journals: AIDS Care, AIDS and Behaviors, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Drug and Alcohol Dependence
GoUSF Wellness committee, University of San Francisco

Research Areas

Epidemiology
Data analysis
Infectious disease transmission
HIV and sexually transmitted diseases
Drug and alcohol abuse
Vulnerable populations
Global health
Sexual health and behaviors
Cancer

Courses Offered
  • MPH612 Biostatistics for Public Health
  • N702 Epidemiology
  • MPH621 Epidemiology
  • MSN642 Epidemiology and Population Statistics
Publications

Page, K., Stein, E. S., Sansothy, N., Evans, J., Couture, M. C., Sichan, K, Cockroft, M., Mooney-Somers, J., Phlong, P., Kaldor, J., & Maher, L. (2013). Sex work and HIV in Cambodia: trajectories of risk and disease in two cohorts of high-risk young women in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. BMJ Open. 10;3(9).

Evans, J., Couture, M. C., Stein, E. S., Sansothy, S., Maher, L., & Page, K. (2013). Biomarker validation of recent unprotected sexual intercourse in a prospective study of young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 40(6). 462-8.

Maher, L., Mooney-Somers, J., Phlong, P., Couture, M. C., Kien, S. P., Stein, E. S., Bates, A. J., Sansothy, N., & Page, K. (2013). Condom negotiation across different relationship types by young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Glob Public Health. 8(3). 270-83.

Asher, A. K., Hahn, J. A., Couture, M. C., Maher K., Page K. (2012, November). People who Inject Drugs, HIV Risk, and HIV Testing Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care.

Vannda, K., Evans, J., Sansothy, N., Stein E. S., Couture, M. C., Maher, L. & Page K. (2012). Testing for amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) use to ascertain validity of self-reported ATS use among young female sex workers in Cambodia. Addiction Sciences and Clinical Practice. 28;7(1):11.

Couture, M. C., Page, K., Stein, E. S., Sansothy, N., Sichan, K., Kaldor, K., Evans, J. L., Maher, L., & Palefsky, J. (2012). Cervical human papillomavirus infection among young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: prevalence, genotypes, risk factors and association with HIV infection. BMC Infectious Diseases. 12166.

SELECTED ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Maher, L., Phlong, P., Mooney-Somer, J., Kien, S. P., Couture, M. C., Sansothy, N., Bates, A., Page, K. (2011, April). A hard sell — safe sex in unsafe spaces: Negotiating the sex. Presented at the 22nd International Harm Reduction Conference in Beirut, Lebanon.

Couture, M. C., Sansothy, N., Sapphnon, V., Kien, S. P., Stein E. S., Evans J., Maher, L., Kaldor, J., Vun, M. C., Page, K. (2010, July). Amphetamine-type stimulant use increases HIV risk among young women engaged in sex work in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Presented at AIDS 2010 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Maher, L., Phlong, P., Mooney-Somers, J., Sichan, K., Masy, T., Stein, E. S., Couture, M. C., Sansothy, N., Page, K. (2010, July). “It makes us dare to do what we did not dare to do before”: Amphetamine-type stimulant use and HIV/STI risk behavior among young female sex workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Presented at AIDS 2010 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Couture, M. C., Maher, L., Sansothy, N., Sichan, K., Sapphon, V., Phal, S., Stein, E., Evans, J., Kaldor, J., Vun, M. C., Page, K. (2010, April). Incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among young women sex workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Presented at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Liverpool, UK.

SELECTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Couture, M. C., Evans, J. L., Sansothy, N., Stein, E. S., Sichan, K., Maher, L., Page, K. (2013). High prevalence of amphetamine-type stimulants use and associations with HIV-related risks among female sex workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Presented at the International Conference on Global Health: Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse and HIV in Taipei, Taiwan.

Couture, M. C., Sansothy, N., Stein, E. S., Hahn, J., Evans, J. L., Page, K. (2012, August). Amphetamine-type stimulants and heavy alcohol use and associations with inconsistent condom use among clients of female sex workers in Cambodia: a pilot study. Presented at the AIDS 2012 Conference in Washington DC, USA.

Couture, M. C., Sansothy, N., Stein, E. S., Maher, L., Evans, J. L., Sichan, K., Page K. (2012, August). Binge use of amphetamine-type stimulants and exposure to violence among a cohort of women engaged in sex work in Cambodia.Presented at the AIDS 2012 Conference in Washington DC, USA.

Awards and Distinctions

2014 Skoll Global Threats Fund grant

Flu Near You USF Outreach Campaign

MC Couture, PI; W Borges, Co-PI


2011 UCSF-CFAR Resource Allocation Program

MC Couture, PI; K Page, Co-investigator/Mentor
Project: Drug and alcohol abuses, risky sexual behaviors and HIV risk among sex workers and their clients in Cambodia