Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Analyzing Big Data from Digital Technologies to Predict Behaviors and Outcomes

Young SD. Behavioral insights on big data: using social media for predicting biomedical outcomes. Trends Microbiol. 2014;22(11):601–2.

Young SD, Rivers C, Lewis B. Methods of using real-time social media technologies for detection and remote monitoring of HIV outcomes. Prev Med. 2014;63:112-5.


Use of Online Social Networking Communities to Change Behaviors

Young SD, Cumberland WG, Nianogo R, Menacho LA, Galea JT, Coates T. The HOPE social media intervention for global HIV prevention in Peru: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet HIV. 2014;doi:10.1016/S2352-3018(14)00006-X.

Smith A, Young SD. At the intersection of marketing, technology, and psychology: designing mobile technologies to change health behaviors. J Consum Health Internet. (In Press).

Young SD, Holloway I, Jaganath D, Rice E, Westmoreland D, Coates T. Project HOPE: online social network changes in an HIV prevention randomized controlled trial for African American and Latino men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(9):1707-12.

Young SD, Jaganath D. Feasibility of using social networking technologies for health research among men who have sex with men: a mixed methods study. Am J Mens Health. 2014;8(1):6–14.

Young SD. Social media technologies for HIV prevention study retention among minority men who have sex with men (MSM). AIDS Behav. 2014;18(9):1625-9.

Young SD, Cumberland WG, Lee S-J, Jaganath D, Szekeres G, Coates T. Social networking technologies as an emerging tool for HIV prevention: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(5):318–24.

Young SD, Jaganath D. Online social networking for HIV education and prevention: a mixed-methods analysis. Sex Transm Dis. 2013;40(2):162–7.

Young SD, Zhao M, Teiu K, Kwok J, Gill H, Gill N. A social-media based HIV prevention intervention using peer leaders. J Consum Health Internet. 2013;17(4):353–361.

Jaganath D, Gill HK, Cohen AC, Young SD. Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE): integrating C-POL and social media to train peer leaders in HIV prevention. AIDS Care. 2012;24(5):593–600.

Young SD. Analysis of online social networking peer health educators. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012;181:253–9.

Young SD, Konda K, Caceres C, et al. Effect of a community popular opinion leader HIV/STI intervention on stigma in urban, coastal Peru. AIDS Behav. 2011;15(5):930–7.


Understanding Relationships between Online Social Networking and Behavior

Young SD, Shakiba A, Kwok J, Montazeri MS. The influence of social networking technologies on female religious veil-wearing behavior in Iran. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2014;17(5):317-21.

Young SD, Jordan AH. The influence of social networking photos on social norms and sexual health behaviors. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2013;16(4):243–7.

Young SD, Shoptaw S. Stimulant use among African American and Latino MSM social networking users. J Addict Dis. 2013;32(1):39–45.

Young SD, Szekeres G, Coates T. The relationship between online social networking and sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM). PLoS One. 2013;8(5):e62271.

Young SD, Szekeres G, Coates T. Sexual risk and HIV prevention behaviours among African-American and Latino MSM social networking users. Int J STD AIDS. 2013;24(8):643–9.

Young SD, Rice E. Online social networking technologies, HIV knowledge, and sexual risk and testing behaviors among homeless youth. AIDS Behav. 2011;15(2):253–60.

Rice E, Monro W, Barman-Adhikari A, Young SD. Internet use, social networking, and HIV/AIDS risk for homeless adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2010;47(6):610–3.


Recommendations on Use of Digital and Mobile Technologies in Behavioral Research 

Young SD, Holloway IW, Swendeman D. Incorporating guidelines for use of mobile technologies in health research and practice.  Int Health. 2014;6(2):79-81.

Gill HK, Gill N, Young SD. Online technologies for health information and education: a literature review. J Consum Health Internet. 2013;17(2):139–150.

Young SD. Recommended guidelines on using social networking technologies for HIV prevention research. AIDS Behav. 2012;16(7):1743–5.

Young SD. Recommendations for using online social networking technologies to reduce inaccurate online health information. Online J Health Allied Sci. 2011;10(2).


Community-Based Participatory Research and Innovations

Young SD, Daniels J, Chiu CJ, Bolan RK, Flynn RP, Kwok J, Klausner JD. Acceptability of using electronic vending machines to deliver oral rapid HIV self-testing kits: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(7): e103790.

Young SD, Klausner J, Fynn R, Bolan R. Electronic vending machines for dispensing rapid HIV self-testing kits: a case study. AIDS Care. 2014;26(2):267–9.


 Book Chapters

Young SD. The influence of Facebook pictures on sexual health behavior. In Weiderhall & Cipresso, The Psychology of Social Networking. (In Press).

Young SD, Jordan A. Social media and sex. In B.J. Fogg, The Psychology of Facebook. (In Press).

Royer HR, Young SD, Falk EC. Sex and social media: New venues for hookups and new opportunities for interventions. In Moreno,  Sex and Social Media. (In Press).