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Rachel C. Snow's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Hicken, Margaret, Gilbert Gee, Cathleen Connell, Rachel C. Snow, Jeffrey Morenoff, and Howard Hu. 2013. "Black-white blood pressure disparities: depressive symptoms and differential vulnerability to blood lead." Environmental Health Perspectives, 121(2): 205-9. PMCID: PMC3569674. DOI. Abstract.

Knittel, Andrea Kathleen, Rachel C. Snow, Derek Griffith, and Jeffrey Morenoff. 2013. "Incarceration and Sexual Risk: Examining the Relationship Between Men's Involvement in the Criminal Justice System and Risky Sexual Behavior." AIDS and Behavior, 17(8): 2703-2714. PMCID: PMC3788090. DOI. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C., M. Mutumba, K. Resnicow, and G. Mugyenyi. 2013. "The Social Legacy of AIDS: Fertility Aspirations Among HIV-Affected Women in Uganda." American Journal of Public Health, 103(2): 278-285. DOI. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C., Rebecca Winter, and Sioban D. Harlow. 2013. "Gender Attitudes and Fertility Aspirations among Young Men in Five High Fertility East African Countries." Studies in Family Planning, 44(1): 1-24. DOI. Abstract.

Camlin, Carol S., Rachel C. Snow, and Victoria Hosegood. Forthcoming. "Gendered Patterns of Migration in Rural South Africa." Population, Space and Place. DOI.

Berman, Leslie R., Rachel C. Snow, Jessica D. Moorman, Deena Policicchio, Arline T. Geronimus, and Mark Padilla. Online Access 2013. "Parental Loss and Residential Instability: The Impact on Young Women from Low-Income Households in Detroit." Journal of Child and Family Studies, . DOI. Abstract.

Burns, Paul A., and Rachel C. Snow. 2012. "The built environment & the impact of neighborhood characteristics on youth sexual risk behavior in Cape Town, South Africa." Health & Place, 18(5): 1088-1100. PMCID: PMC3483073. DOI. Abstract.

Dako-Gyeke, P., Rachel C. Snow, and A. Yawson. 2012. "Who is utilizing anti-retroviral therapy in Ghana: An analysis of ART service utilization." International Journal for Equity in Health, 11. PMCID: PMC3475040. DOI. Abstract.

Gyakobo, M., A.B. Amoah, D. Martey-Marbell, and Rachel C. Snow. 2012. "Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a rural population in Ghana." BMC Endocrine Disorders, 12. PMCID: PMC3534326. DOI. Abstract.

Hicken, Margaret, Gilbert Gee, Jeffrey Morenoff, Cathleen Connell, Rachel C. Snow, and Howard Hu. 2012. "A Novel Look at Racial Health Disparities: The Interaction Between Social Disadvantage and Environmental Health." American Journal of Public Health, 102(12): 2344-2351. PMCID: PMC3519308. DOI. Abstract.

Kwansah, J., M. Dzodzomenyo, M. Mutumba, K. Asabir, E. Koomson, M. Gyakobo, P. Agyei-Baffour, M. Kruk, and Rachel C. Snow. 2012. "Policy talk: incentives for rural service among nurses in Ghana." Health Policy and Planning, 27(8): 669-676. DOI. Abstract.

Yawson, A., P. Dako-Gyeke, and Rachel C. Snow. 2012. "Sex differences in HIV testing in Ghana, and policy implications." AIDS Care, 24(9): 1181-1185. DOI. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C., K. Asabir, M. Mutumba, E. Koomson, K. Gyan, M. Dzodzomenyo, M. Kruk, and J. Kwansah. 2011. "Key factors leading to reduced recruitment and retention of health professionals in remote areas of Ghana: a qualitative study and proposed policy solutions." Human Resources for Health, 9(13). PMCID: PMC3127976. DOI. Abstract.

Knittel, A., R. Riolo, and Rachel C. Snow. 2011. "Development and evaluation of an agent-based model of sexual partnership." Adaptive Behavior, 19(6): 425-450. DOI. Abstract.

Johnson, J., E. Nakua, M. Dzodzomenyo, P. Agyei-Baffour, M. Gyakobo, K. Asabir, J. Kwansah, S. Kotha, Rachel C. Snow, and M. Kruk. 2011. "For money or service? a cross-sectional survey of preference for financial versus non-financial rural practice characteristics among ghanaian medical students." Bmc Health Services Research, 11(300). PMCID: PMC3223142. DOI. Abstract.

Agyei-Baffour, P., S. Kotha, J. Johnson, M. Gyakobo, K. Asabir, J. Kwansah, E. Nakua, M. Dzodzomenyo, Rachel C. Snow, and M. Kruk. 2011. "Willingness to work in rural areas and the role of intrinsic versus extrinsic professional motivations - a survey of medical students in Ghana." Bmc Medical Education, 11. PMCID: PMC3170278. DOI. Abstract.

Camlin, C.S., V. Hosegood, M.L. Newell, N. McGrath, T. Barnighausen, and Rachel C. Snow. 2010. "Gender, Migration and HIV in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa." PLoS ONE, 5(7): e11539. PMCID: PMC2902532. DOI. Abstract.

Kruk, M.E., J.C. Johnson, M. Gyakobo, P. Agyei-Baffour, K. Asabir, S.R. Kotha, J. Kwansah, E. Nakua, Rachel C. Snow, and M. Dzodzomenyo. 2010. "Rural practice preferences among medical students in Ghana: a discrete choice experiment." Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(5): 333-341. PMCID: PMC2865662. DOI. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C., M. Madalane, and M. Poulsen. 2010. "Are men testing? Sex differentials in HIV testing in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa." AIDS Care, 22(9): 1060-1065. DOI. Abstract.

Hardy, Ellen, Eliana Maria Hebling, Maria Helena de Sousa, Elsbeth Kneuper, and Rachel C. Snow. 2009. "Association between characteristics of current menses and preference for induced amenorrhea." Contraception, 80(3): 266-269. DOI. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C. 2008. "Sex, Gender and Vulnerability." Global Public Health, 3(S1): 58-74. DOI. Abstract.

Camlin, C., and Rachel C. Snow. 2008. "Parental investment, club membership and youth sexual risk behavior in Cape Town." Health Education & Behavior, 35(4): 522-540. PMCID: PMC2882035. DOI. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C., E. Hardy, E. Kneuper, E.M. Hebling, and Grace Jean Hall. 2007. "Women's responses to menses and nonbleeding intervals in the USA, Brazil and Germany." Contraception, 76(1): 23-29. DOI. Abstract.

Sarker, M., A. Sanou, Rachel C. Snow, J. Ganame, and A. Gondos. 2007. "Determinants of HIV counselling and testing participation in a Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission programme in rural Burkina Faso." Tropical Medicine & International Health, 12(12): 1475-1483. DOI. Abstract.

Sarker, M., A. Milkowski, T. Slanger, A. Gondos, A. Sanou, B. Kouyate, and Rachel C. Snow. 2005. "The role of HIV-related knowledge and ethnicity in determining HIV risk perception and willingness to undergo HIV testing among rural women in Burkina Faso." AIDS and Behavior, 9(2): 243-249. DOI. Abstract.

Dong, ong H, B. Kouyate, Rachel C. Snow, F. Mugisha, and R. Sauerborn. 2003. "Gender's effect on willingness-to-pay for community-based insurance in Burkina Faso." Health Policy, 64(2): 131-277. Abstract.

Okonofua, F.E., U. Larsen, F. Oronsaye, Rachel C. Snow, and T.E. Slanger. 2002. "The Association Between Female Genital Cutting and Correlates of Sexual and Gynaecological Morbidity in Edo State, Nigeria." Bjog-an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 109(10): 1089-1096. Abstract.

Slanger, T.E., Rachel C. Snow, and F.E. Okonofua. 2002. "The Impact of Female Genital Cutting on First Delivery in Southwest Nigeria." Studies in Family Planning, 33(2): 173-184. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C., T.E. Slanger, F.E. Okonofua, F. Oronsaye, and J. Wacker. 2002. "Female Genital Cutting in Southern Urban and Peri-Urban Nigeria: Self-Reported Validity, Social Determinants and Secular Decline." Tropical Medicine & International Health, 7(1): 91-100. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C. 2001. "Female Genital Cutting: Distinguishing the Rights From the Health Agenda." Tropical Medicine & International Health, 6(2): 89-91. Abstract.

Snow, Rachel C. 2001. "Periodic abstinence and calendar method use in Hungary, Peru, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka." Contraception, 64(4): 209-15. Abstract.

Chapters

Geronimus, Arline T., and Rachel C. Snow. 2013. "The Mutability of Women's Health with Age: The Sometimes Rapid, and Often Enduring, Health Consequences of Injustice." In Women and Health edited by Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode.

Snow, Rachel C. 2002. "Reorienting Public Health: Exploring Differentials in Hip Fracture." In Engendering International Health: the Challenge of Equity edited by Gita Sen, Asha George, and Piroska Östlin. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

PSC Reports

Snow, Rachel C., Massy Mutumba, Gregory Powers, Lindsey Evans, Edith Rukundo, Lenard Abesiga, Joy Kabasindi, Tegan Ford, and Godfrey Mugyenyi. 2011. "The Impact of HIV on Fertility Aspirations in Uganda." PSC Research Report No. 11-740. May 2011. Abstract. PDF.

Snow, Rachel C. 2007. "Sex, Gender and Vulnerability." PSC Research Report No. 07-628. September 2007. Abstract. PDF.