Faculty ProfilesElise Riley, PhD
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
Trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Riley is interested in how clinical, biological and behavioral factors converge to influence health. Her community-based research focuses on co-morbidities and competing risks in very low-income populations, with an emphasis on homelessness and associated conditions. She works with a team of multidisciplinary investigators and postdoctoral fellows on a research program that includes "Polysubstance Use and Health Outcomes Evaluation" (PULSE). PULSE investigates the combined influences of HIV, co-infections and substance use (medications, legal drugs like alcohol and illegal drugs) on the cardiac health of homeless women. The aim of the study is to provide clinical tools for risk assessment in order to reduce morbidity and mortality in this population. The goal of Dr. Riley's overall program is to inform health care delivery and prepare junior investigators for careers in patient-oriented health disparities research.
Awards and Honors
Highest Scoring Abstract Regarding Violence against HIV-Infected Homeless Women, American Public Health Association Conference, Women's Caucus, 2010
Individual Award for Public Health Research and Practice, American Public Health Association, Epidemiology Section, 2009
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In the News
- Food Insecurity Increases Hospital Use by HIV-Positive Urban Poor in San Francisco (Aug 22, 2012)
- How poverty helps spread HIV (Jul 02, 2012)
- Progress with HIV undercut by unmet needs (Apr 27, 2012)
Recent Articles (52)
Page K, Yu M, Cohen J, Evans J, Shumway M, Riley ED. HCV screening in a cohort of HIV infected and uninfected homeless and marginally housed women in San Francisco, California. BMC Public Health. 2017 Feb 07; 17(1):171.
Riley ED, Hsue PY, Vittinghoff E, Wu AH, Coffin PO, Moore PK, Lynch KL. Higher prevalence of detectable troponin I among cocaine-users without known cardiovascular disease. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Mar 01; 172:88-93.
Flentje A, Shumway M, Wong LH, Riley ED. Psychiatric Risk in Unstably Housed Sexual Minority Women: Relationship between Sexual and Racial Minority Status and Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Psychiatric Diagnoses. Womens Health Issues. 2017 May - Jun; 27(3):294-301.
Kelly JD, Cohen J, Grimes B, Philip SS, Weiser SD, Riley ED. High Rates of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Infection in Homeless Women: Informing Public Health Strategies. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Aug; 25(8):840-5.
Riley ED, Kral AH, Cohen J, Dilworth SE, Shumway M, Lynch KL. Levamisole-Contaminated Cocaine Use in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Unstably Housed Women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Sep; 25(9):936-43.
Gómez W, Flentje A, Schustack A, Ramirez-Forcier J, Andrews B, Dilworth SE, Riley ED, Curotto A, Carrico AW. Navigating Barriers to Vocational Rehabilitation for HIV-Positive Persons. AIDS Behav. 2016 May; 20(5):1132-42.
Riley ED, Evans JL, Hahn JA, Briceno A, Davidson PJ, Lum PJ, Page K. A Longitudinal Study of Multiple Drug Use and Overdose Among Young People Who Inject Drugs. Am J Public Health. 2016 May; 106(5):915-7.
Riley ED, Cohen J, Dilworth SE, Grimes B, Marquez C, Chin-Hong P, Philip SS. Trichomonas vaginalis infection among homeless and unstably housed adult women living in a resource-rich urban environment. Sex Transm Infect. 2016 Jun; 92(4):305-8.
Palar K, Kushel M, Frongillo EA, Riley ED, Grede N, Bangsberg D, Weiser SD. Food Insecurity is Longitudinally Associated with Depressive Symptoms Among Homeless and Marginally-Housed Individuals Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2015 Aug; 19(8):1527-34.
Tsai AC, Weiser SD, Dilworth SE, Shumway M, Riley ED. Violent Victimization, Mental Health, and Service Utilization Outcomes in a Cohort of Homeless and Unstably Housed Women Living With or at Risk of Becoming Infected With HIV. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 May 15; 181(10):817-26.
Christopoulos KA, Riley ED, Tulsky J, Carrico AW, Moskowitz JT, Wilson L, Coffin LS, Falahati V, Akerley J, Hilton JF. A text messaging intervention to improve retention in care and virologic suppression in a U.S. urban safety-net HIV clinic: study protocol for the Connect4Care (C4C) randomized controlled trial. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 31; 14:718.
Doran KM, Shumway M, Hoff RA, Blackstock OJ, Dilworth SE, Riley ED. Correlates of hospital use in homeless and unstably housed women: the role of physical health and pain. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Sep-Oct; 24(5):535-41.
Riley ED, Cohen J, Knight KR, Decker A, Marson K, Shumway M. Recent violence in a community-based sample of homeless and unstably housed women with high levels of psychiatric comorbidity. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 104(9):1657-63.
Weiser SD, Yuan C, Guzman D, Frongillo EA, Riley ED, Bangsberg DR, Kushel MB. Food insecurity and HIV clinical outcomes in a longitudinal study of urban homeless and marginally housed HIV-infected individuals. AIDS. 2013 Nov 28; 27(18):2953-8.
Knight KR, Lopez AM, Comfort M, Shumway M, Cohen J, Riley ED. Single room occupancy (SRO) hotels as mental health risk environments among impoverished women: the intersection of policy, drug use, trauma, and urban space. Int J Drug Policy. 2014 May; 25(3):556-61.
Vogenthaler NS, Kushel MB, Hadley C, Frongillo EA, Riley ED, Bangsberg DR, Weiser SD. Food insecurity and risky sexual behaviors among homeless and marginally housed HIV-infected individuals in San Francisco. AIDS Behav. 2013 Jun; 17(5):1688-93.
Weiser SD, Hatcher A, Frongillo EA, Guzman D, Riley ED, Bangsberg DR, Kushel MB. Food insecurity is associated with greater acute care utilization among HIV-infected homeless and marginally housed individuals in San Francisco. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jan; 28(1):91-8.
Riley ED, Neilands TB, Moore K, Cohen J, Bangsberg DR, Havlir D. Social, structural and behavioral determinants of overall health status in a cohort of homeless and unstably housed HIV-infected men. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35207.
Riley ED, Moore K, Sorensen JL, Tulsky JP, Bangsberg DR, Neilands TB. Basic subsistence needs and overall health among human immunodeficiency virus-infected homeless and unstably housed women. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Sep 01; 174(5):515-22.
Riley ED, Moore KL, Haber S, Neilands TB, Cohen J, Kral AH. Population-level effects of uninterrupted health insurance on services use among HIV-positive unstably housed adults. AIDS Care. 2011 Jul; 23(7):822-30.
Carrico AW, Bangsberg DR, Weiser SD, Chartier M, Dilworth SE, Riley ED. Psychiatric correlates of HAART utilization and viral load among HIV-positive impoverished persons. AIDS. 2011 May 15; 25(8):1113-8.
Carrico AW, Riley ED, Johnson MO, Charlebois ED, Neilands TB, Remien RH, Lightfoot MA, Steward WT, Weinhardt LS, Kelly JA, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Morin SF, Chesney MA. Psychiatric risk factors for HIV disease progression: the role of inconsistent patterns of antiretroviral therapy utilization. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Feb 01; 56(2):146-50.
Weiser SD, Neilands TB, Comfort ML, Dilworth SE, Cohen J, Tulsky JP, Riley ED. Gender-specific correlates of incarceration among marginally housed individuals in San Francisco. Am J Public Health. 2009 Aug; 99(8):1459-63.
Weiser SD, Frongillo EA, Ragland K, Hogg RS, Riley ED, Bangsberg DR. Food insecurity is associated with incomplete HIV RNA suppression among homeless and marginally housed HIV-infected individuals in San Francisco. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jan; 24(1):14-20.
Carrico AW, Johnson MO, Morin SF, Remien RH, Riley ED, Hecht FM, Fuchs D. Stimulant use is associated with immune activation and depleted tryptophan among HIV-positive persons on anti-retroviral therapy. Brain Behav Immun. 2008 Nov; 22(8):1257-62.
Das-Douglas M, Riley ED, Ragland K, Guzman D, Clark R, Kushel MB, Bangsberg DR. Implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit is associated with antiretroviral therapy interruptions. AIDS Behav. 2009 Feb; 13(1):1-9.
Petersen ML, Wang Y, van der Laan MJ, Guzman D, Riley E, Bangsberg DR. Pillbox organizers are associated with improved adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy and viral suppression: a marginal structural model analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Oct 01; 45(7):908-15.
Tsui JI, Bangsberg DR, Ragland K, Hall CS, Riley ED. The impact of chronic hepatitis C on health-related quality of life in homeless and marginally housed individuals with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2007 Jul; 11(4):603-10.
Riley ED, Weiser SD, Sorensen JL, Dilworth S, Cohen J, Neilands TB. Housing patterns and correlates of homelessness differ by gender among individuals using San Francisco free food programs. J Urban Health. 2007 May; 84(3):415-22.
Bangsberg DR, Acosta EP, Gupta R, Guzman D, Riley ED, Harrigan PR, Parkin N, Deeks SG. Adherence-resistance relationships for protease and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors explained by virological fitness. AIDS. 2006 Jan 09; 20(2):223-31.
Weiser SD, Riley ED, Ragland K, Hammer G, Clark R, Bangsberg DR. Brief report: Factors associated with depression among homeless and marginally housed HIV-infected men in San Francisco. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jan; 21(1):61-4.
Riley ED, Moss AR, Clark RA, Monk SL, Bangsberg DR. Cash benefits are associated with lower risk behavior among the homeless and marginally housed in San Francisco. J Urban Health. 2005 Mar; 82(1):142-50.
Riley ED, Bangsberg DR, Guzman D, Perry S, Moss AR. Antiretroviral therapy, hepatitis C virus, and AIDS mortality among San Francisco's homeless and marginally housed. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Feb 01; 38(2):191-5.
Kral AH, Page-Shafer K, Edlin BR, Kellogg T, Riley E, Gee L, Moss A, Busch M, Klausner JD, Dilley J, McFarland W. Persistent HIV incidence among injection drug users in San Francisco during the 1990s: results of five studies. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2004 Dec 15; 37(5):1667-9.
Weiser SD, Guzman D, Riley ED, Clark R, Bangsberg DR. Higher rates of viral suppression with nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors compared to single protease inhibitors are not explained by better adherence. HIV Clin Trials. 2004 Sep-Oct; 5(5):278-87.
Riley ED, Wu AW, Perry S, Clark RA, Moss AR, Crane J, Bangsberg DR. Depression and drug use impact health status among marginally housed HIV-infected individuals. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2003 Aug; 17(8):401-6.
Riley ED, Chaisson RE, Robnett TJ, Vertefeuille J, Strathdee SA, Vlahov D. Use of audio computer-assisted self-interviews to assess tuberculosis-related risk behaviors. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2001 Jul 01; 164(1):82-5.
Riley E, Vlahov D, Safrahein M, Junge B, Beilenson P, Strathdee SA. NIDA Monograph. Gender Differences in Drug Use Patterns and Successful Referrals to Drug Treatment among Baltimore Needle Exchange Participants. 2000; (180):324.
Mostashari F, Riley E, Selwyn PA, Altice FL. Acceptance and adherence with antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women in a correctional facility. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1998 Aug 01; 18(4):341-8.