Carol Golin, MD

Associate Professor
Health Behavior

Associate Professor
Curriculum vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile

310 Rosenau
Campus Box 7440
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440

T: 919-966-7939
F: 919-966-3811

1989          School of Medicine, University of North Carolin at Chapel Hill          MD, Medicine
1980          Oberlin College, Ohio                                                                                              BA, Sociology/Anthropology

HBEH 715     Communication for Health-Related Decision Making

Research interests
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Health behavior
  • Health communication
  • Infectious diseases
  • Minority health
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Women’s health

Research activities

Carol Golin is engaged in research on the development and assessment of behavioral interventions to enhance compliance and health care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and access to care for incarcerated persons. In addition, she studies the influence of patient-provider communication on health outcomes and is particularly interested in the effects of enhanced patient participation in medical decision-making. She is also interested in behavioral interventions to prevent the secondary spread of HIV.  She has a joint appointment with UNC’s Department of Medicine and is the Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core for the UNC Center for AIDS Research.

Key publications
Evon DM, Esserman DA, Bonner JE, Rao T, Fried MW, Golin CE. (2013).
Adherence to PEG/ribavirin treatment for chronic hepatitis C: prevalence, patterns, and predictors of missed doses and nonpersistence.
Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 20(8), p. 536-49.

Przybyla SM, Golin CE, Widman L, Grodensky CA, Earp JA, Suchindran C. (2013).
Serostatus disclosure to sexual partners among people living with HIV: examining the roles of partner characteristics and stigma.
AIDS Care, 25(5), p. 566-572.

Widman L, Golin CE, Noar SM. (2013).
When do condom use intentions lead to actions? Examining the role of sexual communication on safer sexual behavior among people living with HIV.
Journal of Health Psychology, 18(4), p. 507-517.

Golin CE, Earp JA, Grodensky CA, Patel SN, Suchindran C, Parikh M, Kalichman S, Patterson K, Swygard H, Quinlivan EB, Amola K, Chariyeva Z, Groves J. (2012)
Longitudinal effects of SafeTalk, a motivational interviewing-based program to improve safer sex practices among people living with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS Behavior: vol. 16 (5), p. 1182-91.

Golin CE, Davis RA, Przybyla SM, Fowler B, Parker S, Earp JA, Quinlivan EB, Kalichman SC, Patel SN, Grodensky CA. (2010).
SafeTalk, a multicomponent, motivational interviewing-based, safer sex counseling program for people living with HIV/AIDS: a qualitative assessment of patients’ views.
AIDS Patient Care STDS, 24(4), p. 237-245.