Aaron Marshall Kipp, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaM.P.H., Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Asheville, North CarolinaB.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Office Address
2525 West End Ave, suite 614
Nashville, TN 37203
Research Description
My research interests are in psychosocial factors that affect access, retention, and adherence to care for various populations, including people with HIV, Tuberculosis, or opioid use disorder. With domestic and international collaborators, I have worked to further validate and expand the use of HIV and TB-related stigma scales and to evaluate the impact of stigma on TB and HIV care outcomes. My substance use research interests began more recently as a scholar in the HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program through the University of California, Los Angeles and a subsequent NIH/NIDA funded R03 study on prescription opioid misuse in people living with HIV. Through these projects I have been assessing the relationships between marijuana use, prescribed opioid use, and illicit opioid use in people living with HIV. Building on this work and in collaboration with investigators at Meharry Medical College, we are assessing low versus high resource medication-assisted treatment for persons with opioid use disorder presenting to the emergency department. Through this and other proposals under development, we aim to help address the opioid epidemic impacting Tennessee.
Research Keywords
Epidemiology; HIV; Tuberculosis; stigma; substance use; marijuana; opioids; adherence; retention
Macintyre K, Bakker MI, Bergson S, Bhavaraju R, Bond V, Chikovore J, Colvin C, Craig GM, Cremers AL, Daftary A, Engel N, France NF, Jaramillo E, Kimerling M, Kipp A, Krishnaratne S, Mergenthaler C, Ngicho M, Redwood L, Rood EJJ, Sommerland N, Stangl A, van Rie A, van Brakel W, Wouters E, Zwerling A, Mitchell EMH. Defining the research agenda to measure and reduce tuberculosis stigmas. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 2017 Nov 11/1/2017; 21(11): 87-96. PMID: 29025490, DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.17.0151, ISSN: 1815-7920.

Kipp AM, Rebeiro PF, Shepherd BE, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Turner M, Bebawy S, Sterling TR, Hulgan T. Daily Marijuana Use is Associated with Missed Clinic Appointments Among HIV-Infected Persons Engaged in HIV Care. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul; 21(7): 1996-2004. PMID: 28213820, PMCID: PMC5493511, PII: 10.1007/s10461-017-1716-7, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1716-7, ISSN: 1573-3254.

Kipp AM, Maimbolwa M, Brault MA, Kalesha-Masumbu P, Katepa-Bwalya M, Habimana P, Vermund SH, Mwinga K, Haley CA. Improving access to child health services at the community level in Zambia: a country case study on progress in child survival, 2000-2013. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Jun 6/1/2017; 32(5): 603-12. PMID: 28453711, PII: czw141, DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czw141, ISSN: 1460-2237.

Carlucci JG, Blevins Peratikos M, Kipp AM, Lindegren ML, Du QT, Renner L, Reubenson G, Ssali J, Yotebieng M, Mandalakas AM, Davies MA, Ballif M, Fenner L, Pettit AC, . Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes Among HIV/TB-Coinfected Children in the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Network. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2017 Jun 6/1/2017; 75(2): 156-63. PMID: 28234689, PMCID: PMC5429189, DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001335, ISSN: 1944-7884.

Haley CA, Vermund SH, Moyo P, Kipp AM, Madzima B, Kanyowa T, Desta T, Mwinga K, Brault MA. Impact of a critical health workforce shortage on child health in Zimbabwe: a country case study on progress in child survival, 2000-2013. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Jun 6/1/2017; 32(5): 613-24. PMID: 28064212, PMCID: PMC5406757, PII: czw162, DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czw162, ISSN: 1460-2237.

Tao J, Vermund SH, Lu H, Ruan Y, Shepherd BE, Kipp AM, Amico KR, Zhang X, Shao Y, Qian HZ. Impact of Depression and Anxiety on Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Among Men Who Have Sex with Men with Newly Diagnosed HIV Infections in China. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2017 Feb; 31(2): 96-104. PMID: 28170305, PMCID: PMC5312604, DOI: 10.1089/apc.2016.0214, ISSN: 1557-7449.

Tao J, Qian HZ, Kipp AM, Ruan Y, Shepherd BE, Amico KR, Shao Y, Lu H, Vermund SH. Effects of depression and anxiety on antiretroviral therapy adherence among newly diagnosed HIV-infected Chinese MSM. AIDS. 2017 Jan 1/28/2017; 31(3): 401-6. PMID: 27677168, PMCID: PMC5233466, DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001287, ISSN: 1473-5571.

Brault MA, Ngure K, Haley CA, Kabaka S, Sergon K, Desta T, Mwinga K, Vermund SH, Kipp AM. The introduction of new policies and strategies to reduce inequities and improve child health in Kenya: A country case study on progress in child survival, 2000-2013. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(8): e0181777. PMID: 28763454, PMCID: PMC5538680, PII: PONE-D-16-36941, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181777, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Tao J, Wang L, Kipp AM, Qian HZ, Yin L, Ruan Y, Shao Y, Lu H, Vermund SH. Relationship of Stigma and Depression Among Newly HIV-Diagnosed Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jan; 21(1): 292-9. PMID: 27376900, PMCID: PMC5322805, PII: 10.1007/s10461-016-1477-8, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1477-8, ISSN: 1573-3254.

Passaro RC, Haley CA, Sanchez H, Vermund SH, Kipp AM. High HIV prevalence and the internet as a source of HIV-related service information at a community-based organization in Peru: a cross-sectional study of men who have sex with men. BMC Public Health. 2016 Aug 8/24/2016; 16(1): 871. PMID: 27557857, PMCID: PMC4997688, PII: 10.1186/s12889-016-3561-4, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3561-4, ISSN: 1471-2458.

Kipp AM, Blevins M, Haley CA, Mwinga K, Habimana P, Shepherd BE, Aliyu MH, Ketsela T, Vermund SH. Factors associated with declining under-five mortality rates from 2000 to 2013: an ecological analysis of 46 African countries. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 1/8/2016; 6(1): e007675. PMID: 26747029, PMCID: PMC4716228, PII: bmjopen-2015-007675, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007675, ISSN: 2044-6055.

Hornsby BW, Kipp AM. Subjective Ratings of Fatigue and Vigor in Adults With Hearing Loss Are Driven by Perceived Hearing Difficulties Not Degree of Hearing Loss. Ear Hear. 2016 Jan; 37(1): e1-10. PMID: 26295606, DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000203, ISSN: 1538-4667.

Valenzuela C, Ugarte-Gil C, Paz J, Echevarria J, Gotuzzo E, Vermund SH, Kipp AM. HIV stigma as a barrier to retention in HIV care at a general hospital in Lima, Peru: a case-control study. AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb; 19(2): 235-45. PMID: 25269871, PMCID: PMC4344383, DOI: 10.1007/s10461-014-0908-7, ISSN: 1573-3254.

Kipp AM, Audet CM, Earnshaw VA, Owens J, McGowan CC, Wallston KA. Re-validation of the Van Rie HIV/AIDS-related stigma scale for use with people living with HIV in the United States. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(3): e0118836. PMID: 25738884, PMCID: PMC4349586, PII: PONE-D-13-50444, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118836, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Andereck JW, Kipp AM, Ondiek M, Vermund SH. Helminth prevalence among adults in rural Kenya: a stool survey for soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis in Nyanza province. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 108(12): 804-9. PMID: 25359321, PII: tru164, DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/tru164, ISSN: 1878-3503.

Shepherd BE, Blevins M, Vaz LM, Moon TD, Kipp AM, José E, Ferreira FG, Vermund SH. Impact of definitions of loss to follow-up on estimates of retention, disease progression, and mortality: application to an HIV program in Mozambique. Am. J. Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2013 Sep 9/1/2013; 178(5): 819-28. PMID: 23785113, PMCID: PMC3755641, PII: kwt030, DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwt030, ISSN: 1476-6256.

Audet CM, McGowan CC, Wallston KA, Kipp AM. Relationship between HIV stigma and self-isolation among people living with HIV in Tennessee. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(8): e69564. PMID: 23950897, PMCID: PMC3738573, PII: PONE-D-13-00485, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069564, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Rasbach DA, Desruisseau AJ, Kipp AM, Stinnette S, Kheshti A, Shepherd BE, Sterling TR, Hulgan T, McGowan CC, Qian HZ. Active cocaine use is associated with lack of HIV-1 virologic suppression independent of nonadherence to antiretroviral therapy: use of a rapid screening tool during routine clinic visits. AIDS Care [print-electronic]. 2013; 25(1): 109-17. PMID: 22670566, PMCID: PMC3443534, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2012.687814, ISSN: 1360-0451.

Kipp AM, Pungrassami P, Stewart PW, Chongsuvivatwong V, Strauss RP, Van Rie A. Study of tuberculosis and AIDS stigma as barriers to tuberculosis treatment adherence using validated stigma scales. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. 2011 Nov; 15(11): 1540-5, i. PMID: 22008770, PMCID: PMC3753693, DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.10.0273, ISSN: 1815-7920.

Kipp AM, Pungrassami P, Nilmanat K, Sengupta S, Poole C, Strauss RP, Chongsuvivatwong V, Van Rie A. Socio-demographic and AIDS-related factors associated with tuberculosis stigma in southern Thailand: a quantitative, cross-sectional study of stigma among patients with TB and healthy community members. BMC Public Health. 2011 Aug 8/30/2011; 11: 675. PMID: 21878102, PMCID: PMC3223813, PII: 1471-2458-11-675, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-675, ISSN: 1471-2458.

Wester CW, Koethe JR, Shepherd BE, Stinnette SE, Rebeiro PF, Kipp AM, Hong H, Bussmann H, Gaolathe T, McGowan CC, Sterling TR, Marlink RG. Non-AIDS-defining events among HIV-1-infected adults receiving combination antiretroviral therapy in resource-replete versus resource-limited urban setting. AIDS. 2011 Jul 7/31/2011; 25(12): 1471-9. PMID: 21572309, PMCID: PMC3188442, DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e328347f9d4, ISSN: 1473-5571.

Qian HZ, Stinnette SE, Rebeiro PF, Kipp AM, Shepherd BE, Samenow CP, Jenkins CA, No P, McGowan CC, Hulgan T, Sterling TR. The relationship between injection and noninjection drug use and HIV disease progression. J Subst Abuse Treat [print-electronic]. 2011 Jul; 41(1): 14-20. PMID: 21349679, PMCID: PMC3110534, PII: S0740-5472(11)00014-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.01.007, ISSN: 1873-6483.

Kipp AM, Desruisseau AJ, Qian HZ. Non-injection drug use and HIV disease progression in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. J Subst Abuse Treat [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 40(4): 386-96. PMID: 21353444, PMCID: PMC3081970, PII: S0740-5472(11)00008-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.01.001, ISSN: 1873-6483.