Carol Golin, MD

Associate Professor
Health Behavior
Associate Professor

Medicine 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


Research interests
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 with a  particular interest 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.

Select publications
Widman, L.; Choukas-Bradley, S.; Helms, S. W.; Golin, C. E.; Prinstein, M. J. (2014).
Sexual communication between early adolescents and their dating partners, parents, and best friends.
Journal of Sex Research, 51(7):731-741.

Evon, D.M.; Esserman, D. A, Bonner, J. E.; Rao, T.; Fried, M. W.; Golin, C. E. (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, S. M.; Golin, C. E.; Widman, L.; Grodensky, C. A.; Earp, J. A.; 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, C. E.; Noar, S. M. (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, C. E.; Earp, J. A.; Grodensky, C. A.; Patel, S. N.; Suchindran, C.; Parikh, M.; Kalichman, S.; Patterson, K.; Swygard, H.; Quinlivan, E. B.; 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, 16(5), p. 1182-91.

Golin, C. E.; Davis, R. A.; Przybyla, S. M.; Fowler, B.; Parker, S.; Earp, J. A.; Quinlivan, E. B.; Kalichman, S. C.; Patel, S. N. (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.