case studies

Minority Health

related journal articles

Observed Reactions Among Patients Attending HIV Treatment Facilities to a Brief Video Intervention on Treatment Initiation and Adherence

Neumann MS, Plant A, Margolis AD, Flores SA. AIDS Care. 2020;32(5):656-665.

Developing a Video Intervention to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adolescents.


Plant A, Montoya JA, Snow EG, Coyle K, Rietmeijer C. Health Promotion Practice. 2019;20(4):593-599.

Effects of a brief video intervention on treatment initiation and adherence among patients attending human immunodeficiency virus treatment clinics

Neumann MS, Plant A, Margolis AD, Borkowf CB, Malotte CK, Rietmeijer CA, Flores SA, O’Donnell L, Robilotto S, Myint-U A, Montoya JA, Javanbakht M, Klausner JD. PLoS One. 2018;13(10):e0204599.

Associations Between Sexting Behaviors and Sexual Behaviors Among Mobile Phone-Owning Teens in Los Angeles.


Rice E, Craddock J, Hemler M, Rusow J, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Child Development. 2018;89(1):110-117.

Brief Report: PrEP Uptake, Adherence, and Discontinuation Among California YMSM Using Geosocial Networking Applications.

Holloway I, Dougherty R, Gildner J, Beougher SC, Pulsipher C, Montoya JA, Plant A, Leibowitz A. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2017 1;74(1):15-20.

Facilitators and Barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Willingness Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Use Geosocial Networking Applications in California.


Holloway IW, Tan D, Gildner JL, Beougher SC, Pulsipher C, Montoya JA, Plant A, Leibowitz A. AIDS Patient Care and STDS. 2017;(12):517-527.

Cell Phone Internet Access, Online Sexual Solicitation, Partner Seeking, and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adolescents.


Rice E, Winetrobe H, Holloway IW, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2015;44(3):755-63.

Cyberbullying Perpetration and Victimization Among Middle-School Students.


Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Goldbach J, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(3):e66-72.

Homelessness and Sexual Identity Among Middle School Students.


Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Barman-Adhikari A, Winetrobe H, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Journal of School Health. 2015;85(8):552-7.

Sexting and Sexual Behavior Among Middle School Students.


Rice E, Gibbs J, Winetrobe H, Rhoades H, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Pediatrics. 2014;134(1):e21-28.

There’s No Place Like Home: First Year Usage of the “I Know” Home Testing Program for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.


Rotblatt H, Montoya JA, Plant A, Guerry S, Kerndt P. American Journal of Public Health. 2013;103(8):1376-1380.

Homelessness Experiences, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Risk Taking Among High School Students in Los Angeles.


Rice E, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;52(6):773-778.

Sexually Explicit Cell Phone Messaging Associated with Sexual Risk Among Adolescents.


Rice E, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Pediatrics. 2012;130(4):667-673.

The Bold and the Bankable: How the Nuestro Barrio Telenovela Reaches Latino Immigrants with Financial Education

Spader J, Ratcliffe J, Montoya J, Skillern P. Journal of Consumer Affairs. 2009; 43(1):56-79.

related presentations

Acceptability of a Brief Entertainment-Education Video Intervention to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancies Among Older Adolescents.

Plant A, Walter N, Murphy S, Montoya J, Rietmeijer C. Presented at: 2018 STD Prevention Conference; August 27-30, 2018; Washington DC.

Acceptability of Plan A: An Entertainment-Education Video Intervention to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancies Among Young African-American and Latina Women

Plant A, Montoya JA, Falk G, Walsh S, Demby H, Rietmeijer C. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Two Approaches to Engaging Adolescents in the Development of Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions.

Plant A. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Outcomes of a Gun Violence Prevention-Education Program in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Using Focus Groups to Assess and Improve Sexual Health Services in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Plant A, Montoya J, Snow E, Greenblatt BD, Kordic T. Presented at: 2018 STD Prevention Conference; August 27-30, 2018; Washington DC.

Plan A: An Entertainment-Education Intervention to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Young Women.

Plant A, Montoya JA, Snow E, Coyle K, Rietmeijer C. Video screened at: 2018 American Public Health Association (APHA) Global Public Health Film Festival; November 10-14, 2018; San Diego, CA.

Taking Care of Me, Educating and Empowering Persons Living with HIV.

Neumann M, Plant A, Margolis A, Borkowf C. Video screened at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 4-8, 2017; Atlanta, GA.

An Adaptation of Safe in the City to Prevent STDs and Unintended Pregnancies Among Older Adolescents.

Plant A, Montoya J, Coyle K, Gaarde J, Rietmeijer C. Presented at: 2016 STD Prevention Conference; September 20-23, 2016; Atlanta, GA.

PrEP Awareness, Attitudes and Uptake Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in California.

Pulsipher C, Holloway IW, Gildner J, Beougher S, Curtis P, Plant A, Montoya J, Leibowitz A. Presented at: AIDS 2016 – International AIDS Conference; July 18-22, 2016; Durban, South Africa.

Using Qualitative Research to Improve Sexual Health Services for Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Plant A, Montoya J, Renteria R, Wasson E, Kordic T. Presented at: 2016 STD Prevention Conference; September 20-23, 2016; Atlanta, GA

“Spring Into Love:” Impact of a Youth-Led Summit on Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships for High Schools Students in a High-Risk Community in South Los Angeles.

Lamb K, Provost J, Cantu M, Gaarde J, Bush-Spurlin J, Jackson MD, Greene B, Kerndt PR. Presented at: 2014 STD Prevention Conference; June 9-12, 2014; Atlanta, GA.

Authentic and Meaningful Community Engagement to Reduce STD Disparities: Lessons Learned from the 4-Site CDC CARS Initiative.

Rhodes SD, Daniel-Ulloa J, Montoya JA, Beale D, Cruz-Dillard K, Kerndt P, CARS Workgroup. Presented at: 2014 STD Prevention Conference; June 9-12, 2014; Atlanta, GA

Where’s Daryl?: Results of a Gun Violence Prevention-Education Program in Los Angeles Unified School District.

Kordic T, Plant A, Ruffino E, Amatullo M, Moon M,Lamb K. Presented at: 142th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 15-19, 2014; New Orleans, LA.

High School Student Sexting Associated with Sexual Risk Behavior.

Rhoades H, Rice E, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Living Outside the Bubble: Homelessness Experiences and the Impact on Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Los Angeles Public School Students.

Barman-Adkihari A, Rice E, Winetrobe H, Rhoades H, Fulginiti A, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

There’s No Place Like Home: Second-Year Report on the “I Know” Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Home Test Kit Program for Women in Los Angeles County.

Rotblatt H, Montoya JA, Plant A, Copeland J, Guerry S, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 12-15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN.

Online Sexual Solicitation and Partner Seeking in Relation to Sex Risk Behavior Among Adolescents.

Winetrobe H, Rice E, Holloway I, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Using Social Marketing to Promote Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Home Testing Among Young Women of Color.

Rotblatt H, Montoya JA, Plant A, Martinez J, Guerry S, Boudov M, Walker S, Haight C, Kerndt PR.. Presented at: 18th International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) Conference; June 28-July 1, 2009; London, UK.

Designing the “I Know” Social Marketing Campaign to Promote Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing Among Young Women of Color in Urban Los Angeles, CA.

Montoya JA, O’Leary CM, Plant A, Rotblatt H, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Perceptions of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Among Young Latina and African-American Women: Findings from Qualitative Research.

Plant A, O’Leary CM, Rotblatt H, Montoya JA, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Impact of a Hip-Hop Radio Outreach Collaboration to Promote Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing among Youth in L.A. County.

Rotblatt H, Boudov M, Mercado C, Montoya JA, Plant A, O’Leary CM, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Between Idea and Act Falls the Shadow: Discrepancies Between STD Testing Attitudes and Behavior in a Survey of Young African American and Latina Women.

Rotblatt H, O’Leary CM, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.