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Abigail Norris Turner, PhD


410 W 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 366-3510

Email: norris-turner.1@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor, COPH -Division of Epidemiology

 

Academic Advising

2012 The Ohio State University.
2013 The Ohio State University.
 

Conferences

Palmer-Wackerly A, Rice CE, Ervin M, Fields KS, Turner AN. "Age-Cohort and MSM Identity Disclosure Effects on Men Who Have Sex with Men: Predicting Engagement in HIV-Related Risk Behaviors." National Communication Association. .

 

Degrees

1997 B.S., Yale University

2004 None Indicated, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2007 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Editorial Activities

2011 - present Epidemiology
2011 - present HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care
2012 - present AIDS & Behavior
2012 - present BMC Medical Research Methodology
2012 - present Patient Preference and Adherence
2013 - present AIDS Research & Treatment
 

Honors

2005 - present Sidney Kark Award for Distinguished Teaching Assistant. Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2007 - present Awardee, New Investigator in Global Health. Global Health Council.
2007 - present Delta Omega, Honarary Public Health Society. University of North Carolina School of Public Health.
2013 - present Nominee, Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. nominated by students.
2013 - present Best Oral presentation in the clinical sciences track. STI World Congress 2013, Joint Meeting of the 20th ISSTDR & 14th IUSTI, Hofburg, Vienna, Austria.
 

Journal Articles

Turner AN, Ellertson C. "How safe is emergency contraception?." Drug Safety. Vol. 25, no. 10. (January 2002.): 695-706.

Diaz-Olavarrieta C, Turner AN, Ellertson C, Helzner JF, Ezcurra E. "Policy climate, scholarship, and provision of emergency contraception at affiliates of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Latin America and the Caribbean." Contraception. Vol. 65, no. 2. (February 2002.): 143-149.

Turner AN, Ellertson C, Thomas S, García S. "Diagnosis and treatment of presumed STIs at Mexican pharmacies: survey results from a random sample of Mexico City pharmacy attendants." Sexually Transmitted Infections. Vol. 79, no. 3. (June 2003.): 224-228.

Hedley A, Ellertson C, Trussell J, Turner AN, Aubény E, Coyaji K, Ngoc NT, Winikoff B. "Accounting for time: insights from a life-table analysis of the efficacy of medical abortion." Am J Obstet Gynecol. Vol. 191, no. 6. (December 2004.): 1928-1933.

Hedley A, Trussell J, Turner AN, Coyaji K, Ngoc NT, Winikoff B, Ellertson C. "Differences in efficacy, differences in providers: results from a hazard analysis of medical abortion." Contraception. Vol. 69, no. 2. (February 2004.): 157-163.

Behets F, Turner AN, Van Damme K, Rabenja NL, Ravelomanana N, Zeller K, Rasolofomanana JR. "Acceptability and feasibility of continuous diaphragm use among sex workers in Madagascar." Sexually Transmitted Infections. Vol. 81, no. 6. (December 2005.): 472-476.

Feldblum PJ, Nasution MD, Hoke TH, Van Damme K, Turner AN, Gmach R, Wong EL, Behets F. "Pregnancy among sex workers participating in a condom intervention trial highlights the need for dual protection." Contraception. Vol. 76, no. 2. (August 2007.): 105-110.

Turner AN, Morrison CS, Padian NS, Kaufman JS, Salata RA, Chipato T, Mmiro FA, Mugerwa RD, Behets FM, Miller WC. "Men's circumcision status and women's risk of HIV acquisition in Zimbabwe and Uganda." AIDS. Vol. 21, no. 13. (August 2007.): 1779-1789.

Pettifor AE, Turner AN, Van Damme K, Hatzell-Hoke T, Rasamindrakotroka A, Nasution MD, Behets F. "Increased risk of chlamydial and gonococcal infection in adolescent sex workers in Madagascar." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 34, no. 7. (July 2007.): 475-478.

Turner AN, Morrison CS, Padian NS, Kaufman JS, Behets FM, Salata RA, Mmiro FA, Chipato T, Celentano DD, Rugpao S, Miller WC. "Male circumcision and women's risk of incident chlamydial, gonococcal, and trichomonal infections." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 35, no. 7. (July 2008.): 689-695.

Behets FM, Turner AN, Van Damme K, Rabenja NL, Ravelomanana N, Swezey TA, Bell AJ, Newman DR, Williams DL, Jamieson DJ; Mad STI Prevention Group. "Vaginal microbicide and diaphragm use for sexually transmitted infection prevention: a randomized acceptability and feasibility study among high-risk women in Madagascar." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 35, no. 9. (September 2008.): 818-826.

Behets FM, Van Damme K, Turner AN, Rabenja NL, Ravelomanana NL, Raharinivo MS, Zeller KA, Rennie SM, Swezey TA. "Evidence-based planning of a randomized controlled trial on diaphragm use for prevention of sexually transmitted infections." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 35, no. 3. (March 2008.): 238-242.

Randrianasolo B, Swezey T, Van Damme K, Khan MR, Ravelomanana N, Lovaniaina Rabenja N, Raharinivo M, Bell AJ, Jamieson D; MAD STI Prevention Group, Behets F. "Barriers to the use of modern contraceptives and implications for woman-controlled prevention of sexually transmitted infections in Madagascar." Journal of Biosocial Science. Vol. 40, no. 6. (November 2008.): 879-893.

Turner AN, Miller WC, Padian NS, Kaufman JS, Behets FM, Chipato T, Mmiro FA, Salata RA, Morrison CS. "Unprotected sex following HIV testing among women in Uganda and Zimbabwe: short- and long-term comparisons with pre-test behaviour." International Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 38, no. 4. (August 2009.): 997-1007.

Morrison CS, Turner AN, Jones LB. "Highly effective contraception and acquisition of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections." Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Vol. 23, no. 2. (April 2009.): 263-284.

Rennie S, Turner AN, Mupenda B, Behets F. "Conducting unlinked anonymous HIV surveillance in developing countries: ethical, epidemiological, and public health concerns." PLoS Med. Vol. 6, no. 1. (January 2009.): 30-34.

Khan MR, Turner AN, Pettifor A, Van Damme K, Rabenja NL, Ravelomanana N, Swezey T, Williams D, Jamieson D, Mad STI Prevention Group, Behets F. "Unmet need for contraception among sex workers in Madagascar." Contraception. Vol. 79, no. 3. (March 2009.): 221-227.

Yotebieng M, Turner AN, Hoke TH, Van Damme K, Rasolofomanana JR, Behets F. "Effect of consistent condom use on 6-month prevalence of bacterial vaginosis varies by baseline BV status." Tropical Medicine and International Health. Vol. 14, no. 4. (April 2009.): 480-486.

Spensley A, Sripipatana T, Turner AN, Hoblitzelle C, Robinson J, Wilfert C; Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Group. "Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-limited settings: the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation experience." American Journal of Public Health. Vol. 99, no. 4. (April 2009.): 631-637.

Turner AN, De Kock AE, Meehan-Ritter A, Blanchard K, Sebola MH, Hoosen AA, Coetzee N, Ellertson C. "Many vaginal microbicide trial participants acknowledged they had misreported sensitive sexual behavior in face-to-face interviews." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Vol. 62, no. 7. (July 2009.): 759-765.

Penman-Aguilar A, Swezey T, Turner AN, Bell AJ, Ramiandrisoa FN, Legardy-Williams J, Randrianasolo B, Van Damme K, Dulyx J, Behets F, Jamieson DJ. "Promoting continuous use as a strategy for achieving adherence in a trial of the diaphragm with candidate microbicide." AIDS Education and Prevention. Vol. 21, no. 6. (December 2009.): 512-525.

Turner AN, Feldblum PJ, Hoke TH. "Baseline infection with a sexually transmitted disease is highly predictive of reinfection during follow-up in Malagasy sex workers." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 37, no. 9. (September 2010.): 559-562.

Turner AN, Morrison C, Munjoma M, Moyo P, Chipato T, van de Wigert J. "Vaginal practices of HIV-negative Zimbabwean women.." Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. Vol. 2010, (January 2010.): 387671-.

Pettifor AE, Turner AN, Swezey T, Khan MR, Raharinivo MSM, Randrianasolo B, Penman-Aguilar A, Van Damme K, Jamieson D, Behets F. "Perceived control over condom use among sex workers in Madagascar: a cohort study." BMC Women's Health. Vol. 10, (January 2010.): 4-.

Courtwright A, Turner AN. "Tuberculosis and stigmatization: pathways and interventions." Public Health Reports. Vol. 125, no. Supplement 4. (July 2010.): 34-42.

The Carraguard Phase II South Aftica Study Team (authors in alphabetical order: Altini L, Blanchard K, Coetzee N, DeKock A, Ellertson C, Elias C, Friedland B, Hoosen A, Jones H, Kilmarx PH, Marumo M, McGrory E, Monedi C, Ndlovu G, Nkompala B, Turner AN, Pistorius A, Ramjee G, Sebola M, Sebola M, Sorhaindo A, Tweedy K, van de Wijgert J, Williams MM, Winikoff B). "Expanded safety and acceptability of the candidate vaginal microbicide Carraguard in South Africa." Contraception. Vol. 82, no. 6. (December 2010.): 563-571.

Westreich D, Pence BW, Turner AN. "In Populo." Epidemiology. Vol. 21, no. 1. (January 2010.): 152-153.

Turner AN, Miller WC, Padian NS, Kaufman JS, Behets FM, Chipato T, Morrison CS. "Population-average models and sexual network studies are complementary approaches to study HIV risk." International Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 40, no. 1. (May 2010.): 257-258.

Bright PL, Turner AN, Morrison CS, Wong EL, Kwok C, Yacobson I, Royce RA, Tucker HO, Blumenthal PD. "Hormonal contraception and area of cervical ectopy: a longitudinal assessment." Contraception. Vol. 84, no. 5. (November 2011.): 512-519.

Turner AN, Feldblum PJ, Hoke TH. "Condom use and sexually transmitted infections among Malagasy sex workers." International Journal of STD & AIDS. Vol. 22, no. 10. (October 2011.): 552-557.

Turner AN, Flynn D, Krempasky M, Fields K, Collins W, Ervin M, Anderson P, Peterson T, LeMaile-Williams M. "Prevalence of gonococcal and chlamydial infection in 2009 in 2 populations in a midwestern city." J Natl Med Assoc. Vol. 103, no. 4. (April 2011.): 313-321.

Penman-Aguilar A, Legardy-Williams J, Turner AN, Rabozakandriana TO, Williams D, Razafindravoavy S, Behets F, Van Damme K, Jamieson DJ. "Effect of treatment assignment on intravaginal cleansing in a randomized study of the diaphragm with candidate microbicide." Journal of Women's Health. Vol. 20, no. 2. (February 2011.): 187-195.

Kumar SB, Rice CE, Milner DA Jr, Ramirez NC, Ackerman WE 4th, Mwapasa V, Turner AN, Kwiek JJ. "Elevated cytokine and chemokine levels in the placenta are associated with in-utero HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission." AIDS. Vol. 26, no. 6. (March 2012.): 685-694.

Weant TE, Turner AN, Murphy-Weiss M, Murray DM, Wang, S-H. "Can social history variables predict prison inmates' risk for latent tuberculosis infection?." Tuberculosis research and treatment. Vol. 2012, (January 2012.): 132406-.

Dow A, Kayira D, Hudgens M, Van Rie A, King CC, Ellington S, Kourtis A, Turner AN, Meshnick S, Kacheche Z, Jamieson DJ, Chasela C, van der Horst C. "The Effects of Cotrimoxazole Prophylactic Treatment on Adverse Health Outcomes among HIV-Exposed, Uninfected Infants." Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Vol. 31, no. 8. (August 2012.): 842-847.

Turner AN, Paul P, Norris AH. "Limited benefit of repeating a sensitive question in a cross-sectional sexual health study." BMC Medical Rearch Methodology. Vol. 13, (March 2013.): 34-.

Van de Wijgert JHHM, Marijn CV, Turner AN, Morrison CS. "Hormonal contraception decreases bacterial vaginosis but oral contraception may increase candidiasis: implications for HIV transmission." AIDS. Vol. 27, no. 13. (August 2013.): 2141-53.

Turner AN, Tabbah S, Mwapasa V, Rogerson SJ, Meshnick SR, Ackerman W, Kwiek JJ.. "Severity of maternal HIV-1 disease is associated with adverse birth outcomes in Malawian women: a cohort study." J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Vol. 64, no. 4. (December 2013.): 392-9.

Kowatsch-Beyer K, Turner AN, Love R, Denkowski P, Wang S-H. "Utilization of a latent tuberculosis infection referral system by newly resettled refugees in central Ohio." International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Vol. 17, no. 3. (March 2013.): 320-325.

Sopirala MM, Haas DM, Ali NA, Mangino JE, Pan X, Turner AN. "Effect of fever on hospital presentation, diagnosis, and treatment in patients with H1N1/09 influenza." Journal of Hospital Medicine. Vol. 8, no. 1. (January 2013.): 20-24.

Gallo MF, Norris AH, Turner AN. "Female condoms: new choices, old questions (invited commentary)." The Lancet Global Health. Vol. 1, no. 3. (August 2013.): e119-e120.

Turner AN, Carr Reese P, Melissa E, Davis JA, Fields KS, Bazan JA. "HIV, Rectal Chlamydia, and Rectal Gonorrhea in Men Who Have Sex With Men Attending a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic in a Midwestern US City." Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Vol. 40, no. 6. (June 2013.): 433-438.

Dow A, Kayira D, Hudgens MG, Van Rie A, King CC, Ellington S, Chome N, Kourtis A , Turner AN, Kacheche Z, Jamieson DJ, Chasela C, van der horst C. "The effect of cotrimoxazole prophylactic treatment on malaria, birth outcomes, and postpartum CD4 count in HIV-infected women." Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. Vol. 2013, (January 2013.): 340702-.

Polis CB, Phillips SJ, Curtis KM, Westreich DJ, Steyn PS, Raymond E, Hannaford P, Turner AN. "Hormonal contraceptive methods and risk of HIV acquisition in women: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence." Contraception. Vol. 90, no. 4. (October 2014.): 360-390.

Turner AN, Carr Reese C, Anderson J, Fields KS, Ervin M, Davis JA, Richorova RN, Roberts MW, Klebanoff MA, Jackson RD. "A blinded, randomized controlled trial of high-dose vitamin D supplementation to reduce recurrence of bacterial vaginosis." Am J Obstet Gynecol. Vol. 0, no. 0. (July 2014.): 0-0.

Esber A, Moyo P, Munjoma M, Francis S, van de Wijgert J, Chipato T, Turner AN. "Cessation of intravaginal practices to prevent bacterial vaginosis: A pilot intervention in Zimbabwean women." Sexually Transmitted Infections. -.

 

Reference Works

January 2011 Weant T, Turner AN, Murray D, Wang S."Screening and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in an Ohio prison" San Antonio, TX.
April 2011 Rice CE, Turner AN, Norris A."Self-esteem and STI/HIV Prevalence Among Residents of a Tanzanian Sugar Plantation" Washington, DC USA.
February 2011 Kowatsch-Beyer K, Turner AN, Hamon A, Love R, Wewers ME, Wang SH."Utilization of latent tuberculosis infectin (LTBI) referral system by newly resettled refugees within Franklin County, Ohio" San Antonio, TX.
July 2011 Dow A, Kayira D, Hudgens M, Van Rie A, King CC, Ellington S, Kourtis A, Norris Turner A, Meshnick S, Kacheche Z, Kumwenda, Jamieson DJ, van der Horst C, Chasela C."Effect of cotrimoxazole prophylactic treatment of malaria, birth outcomes and CD4 cell count in HIV-infected pregnant women: results of the BAN study" Rome.
July 2011 Turner AN, Comstock TA, Davis JA, Vaughn JA."Social Media and Chlamydia Testing by University Students: A Pilot Study" Quebec, Canada.
July 2011 Rice CE, Turner AN, Norris A, Mtweve S."Self-esteem and STI/HIV Prevalence Among Residents of a Tanzanian Sugar Plantation" Quebec, Canada.
July 2012 Turner AN, Carr Reese P, Ervin M, Davis JA, Fileds KS, Bazan JA."Rectal Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in women attending an urban, public sexually transmitted disease clinic in Columbus, OH" Washington, DC.
July 2012 Turner AN, Carr Reese P, Ervin M, Davis JA, Fields KS, Bazan JA."High prevalence of rectal Chlamydia trachomatis, rectal Neisseria gonorrohoeae, and HIV infection among men who have sex with men in Columbus, Ohio" Washington, DC.
July 2013 Turner AN, Carr Reese P, Anderson J, Fields KS, Ervin M, Klebanoff M, Jackson R."A pilot randomized controlled trial of high-dose vitamin D supplementation to prevent recurrence of bacterial vaginosis" Vienna, Austria.
July 2013 Van de Wijgert JH, Verwijs MC, Turner AN, Morrison CS."Oral and injectable hormonal contraception decrease risk of bacterial vaginosis but oral contraception may increase risk of vaginal candidiasis: a systematic review of published and unpublished data" Vienna, Austria.
July 2013 Rice CE, Fields KS, Ervin M, Norris AH, Lynch C, Davis JA, Turner AN."Alternative sexual practices and prevalent STI/HIV among STD care-seeking men who have sex with men" Vienna, Austria.
June 2013 Turner AN, Carr Reese C, Anderson J, Fields KS, Ervin M, Klebanoff MA, Jackson RD."A pilot randomized trial of high-dose vitamin D supplementation to reduce recurrence of bacterial vaginosis: The DASH Study" Columbus.
January 2013 Moyo P, Leser K, Tsungai T, Francis S, Turner AN."Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding vaginal practices in Zimbabwe: a qualitative exploration with urban women and men" Toronto.
June 2014 Rice C, Davis J, Norris A, Lynch C, Fields K, Ervin M, Turner AN."Body image and anonymous sex among men who have sex with men" Atlanta, GA.
April 2014 Turner AN, Carr Reese P, Fields KS, Klebanoff MA, Griffen AL, Beall CJ, Firestone ND, Leys EJ."Vitamin D, bacterial vaginosis, and the vaginal microbiome" Chicago, IL.
October 2014 Bazan JA, Carr Reese P, Esber A, Lahey S, Ervin M, Davis JA, Fields KA, Turner AN.."High Prevalence of Rectal Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Women Attending an Urban Sexual Health Clinic" Philadelphia.
November 2014 Rice CE, Norris AH, Davis JA, Lynch C, Fields KS, Ervin M, Turner AN."Intended sexual behaviors reported by MSM differ significantly by HIV serostatus" New Orleans.
February 2015 Norris A, Chemey E, Casterline J, Rogers J, Kwiek J, Garver S, Mopiwa G, Phuka J, Turner A."Establishing the Umoyo wa Thanzi (UTHA) research program at Child Legacy International, Malawi" Columbus.

Presentations

"Vaginal Practices, Bacterial Vaginosis and HIV." Presented at Clinical Research Center, Harare, ZW|ZWE. (April 2011)

"The Vitamin D and Sexual Health (DASH] Study." Presented at Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Current trends and management strategies, Columbus, OH, US|USA. (April 2012)

"When and how to use zero-inflated regression models in epidemiologic research." Presented at Department of Epidemiology, Gainsville, FL, US|USA. (February 2013)

"Sensitivity analysis." Presented at Department of Epidemiology, Gainsville, FL, US|USA. (February 2013)

"Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Global Health Research." Presented at Department of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, and Epidemiology, Kent, OH, US|USA. (September 2013)

"Chlamydia, arrested immunity and HIV transmission dynamics." Presented at Department of Epidemiology, Berkeley, CA, US|USA. (March 2013)

"Hormonal contraception and risk of HIV acquisition: A systematic review and evaluation of the evidence." Presented at Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, San Francisco, CA, US|USA. (March 2014)

"Hormonal contraception and risk of HIV acquisition: A systematic review and evaluation of the evidence." Presented at Women’s Global Health Imperative, Center for Global Health, San Francisco, CA, US|USA. (March 2014)

 

Professional Activities

present Medical Student Research Scholarship Competition. OSU College of Medicine. Columbus, OH.
present American Physician Scientists Association. OSU. Columbus, OH.
present Public Health Preparedness in Infectious Diseases (PHPID) Program. OSU College of Medicine. Columbus, OH.
2010 - present OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. OSU. Columbus, OH.
2010 - present Columbus Public Health. Columbus Public Health. Columbus, OH.
2011 - present Center for Microbial Interface Biology (CMIB) Research Retreat. OSU. Columbus, OH.
2012 - present OSU Wexner College of Medicine Research Day. OSU. Columbus, OH.
2012 - present Public Health Preparedness in Infectious Diseases (PHPID) Research Meeting. OSU. Columbus, OH.
2012 - present Positive Youth Development workgroup. Columbus Public Health. Columbus, OH.
2013 - present Organizing committee for conference "Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Current trends and management strategies". Columbus Public Health. Columbus, OH.
2013 - 2014 Systematic review group. World Health Organization (WHO).
 

Unpublished Works

Rice CE, Davis JA, Norris AH, Lynch CD, Fields KS, Ervin M, Turner AN. Body image and STI prevalence among men who have sex with men. September 2014.

Rice CE, Lynch CD, Norris AH, Davis JD, Fields KS, Ervin M, Turner AN. Group Sex and STI Prevalence among Men who have Sex with Men. July 2014.

Small K, Turner AN. High incidence of unintended pregnancy among women seeking testing for sexually transmitted infections.

Roberts J, Klein EG, Turner AN. Concern for food and shelter as predictors of self-rated health among women presenting to an urban, public sexually transmitted disease clinic. December 2013.

Esber A, Shoben AS, Turner AN. Seasonal variation in vitamin D status among urban women in Zimbabwe.

Bazan JA, Carr Reese P, Esber A, Lahey S, Ervin M, Davis JA, Fields KS, Turner AN. High Prevalence of Rectal Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infection in Women Attending a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic: Time for Screening Guidelines?. July 2014.

Esber A, Gallo MF, Klebanoff MA, Vicetti Miguel R, Cherpes TL, Turner AN. Risk of bacterial vaginosis among women with herpes simplex virus type 2: A systematic review and meta-analysis. September 2014.