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Amy Finnegan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute
Trent 336, Durham, NC 27708
Trent Hall 336, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Comparing fears about paediatric HIV disclosure to the lived experiences of parents and guardians: a prospective cohort study.

Journal Article Psychology & health · November 2023 ObjectiveWe aimed to: (1) follow parents and guardians through the process of paediatric HIV disclosure to understand how often pre-disclosure worries are realised; and (2) estimate the effects of disclosure on child, caregiver, and family well-be ... Full text Cite

Parenting in a conflict-affected setting: Discipline practices, parent-child interactions, and parenting stress in Liberia.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · April 2023 Children in conflict-affected settings are at increased risk for exposure to violence, placing particular importance on caregiving environments. This study first describes parenting in urban Liberia by evaluating parent-child interactions, the use and acce ... Full text Cite

Improving global maternal and newborn survival via innovation: Stakeholder perspectives on the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2021 The Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) funding partners joined in 2011 to source, support, and scale maternal and newborn health (MNH) innovations to improve maternal and newborn survival by focusing on the 24 hours around the time of birth. A multi-methods, ret ... Full text Cite

Caregiver self-efficacy to talk about sex predicts conversations about HIV transmission risk with perinatally infected young people in Zimbabwe.

Journal Article AIDS care · December 2020 Given advances in care and treatment for HIV, perinatally infected young people are surviving into adolescence. These young people are making decisions about engaging in sexual relationships and it is critical to ensure they have the information they need ... Full text Cite

Effects of a sister's death in childbirth on reproductive behaviors: Difference-in-difference analyses using sisterhood mortality data from Indonesia.

Journal Article Social science & medicine (1982) · January 2020 RationaleRisk of maternal mortality increases rapidly during the intrapartum period making skilled care at delivery an effective intervention to reduce the risk of maternal death. Demand generation for skilled care typically focuses on institution ... Full text Cite

Using a Chord Diagram to Visualize Dynamics in Contraceptive Use: Bringing Data into Practice.

Journal Article Glob Health Sci Pract · December 23, 2019 We applied a novel approach to visualizing contraceptive histories from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) contraceptive calendar to elucidate patterns of contraceptive switching and discontinuation (e.g., "churn" in contraceptive use across 2 points ... Full text Link to item Cite

The prevalence and process of pediatric HIV disclosure: A population-based prospective cohort study in Zimbabwe.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2019 IntroductionThe objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pediatric HIV disclosure in rural Zimbabwe and track the process of disclosure over time.MethodsWe recruited a population-based sample of 372 caregivers of HIV-posi ... Full text Cite

Readiness to Disclose Pediatric HIV Status to Children

Journal Article · June 14, 2018 IntroductionThe objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pediatric HIV disclosure in rural Zimbabwe and track the process of disclosure over time.MethodsWe recruited a population-based sample of 372 caregivers of HIV-positive children a ... Full text Cite