Publications & Presentations

Journal publications

Natamba BK., Mehta S., Achan J., Stoltzfus RJ., Griffith JK. Young SL. The association between food insecurity and depressive symptoms severity among pregnant women differs by social support category: A cross-sectional study. Maternal & Child Nutrition (2016)

Natamba, BK., Kilama H., Arbach A., Achan J., Griffiths JK., Young SL. Reliability and validity of an individually-focused food insecurity access scale for assessing inadequate access to food among pregnant Ugandan women of mixed HIV status. Public Health Nutrition (2015)

Natamba BK., Achan J., Arbach A., Oyok TO., Ghosh S., Mehta S., Stoltzfus RJ., Griffiths JK., Young SL. Reliability and validity of the center for epidemiologic studies-depression scale in screening for depression among HIV-infected and -uninfected pregnant women attending antenatal services in northern Uganda: a cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry (2014)

Conference presentations

Blakstad MM.,  Mehta S., Kuule J., Natamba BK. High levels of food insecurity were observed among HIV, TB, and HIV/TB co-infected outpatients in northern Uganda. The FASEB Journal 30 (1 Supplement), 899.12-899.12

Mou S., Achola H., Kuule J., Mehta S., Natamba B.Prevalence of depressive symptoms among HIV, TB, and HIV/TB co-infected patients in Uganda. 1st Annual Rochester Global Health Symposium-June 2015. Rochester, New York.

Natamba BK., Wang JS., Young SL., Ghosh S., Griffiths JK. HIV-Infected Pregnant and Lactating Women have Higher Serum Aflatoxin levels than HIV–Uninfected Women and Aflatoxin Levels are Higher during Early Postpartum than during Pregnancy among HIV-Infected Women. The FASEB Journal 30 (1 Supplement), 668.5-668.5

Natamba BK., Wang JS., Young SL., Ghosh S., Griffiths JK. Perinatal Exposure to Aflatoxins is Associated with a Lower Rate of Weight Gain Among HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Reduced Linear Growth of HIV-Exposed Infants  The FASEB Journal 30 (1 Supplement), 432.6-432.6

Natamba BK., Vermeylen F., Young SL., JGriffiths JK., Brannon PM., Mehta S. HIV infection is associated with a lower rate of gestational weight gain and reduced neonatal length.The FASEB Journal 30 (1 Supplement), lb399-lb399.

Natamba BK,  Achan J, Oyok TO, Mou S, Gosh S, Stoltzfus RJ, Griffiths JK, Young SL. Maternal food insecurity, anemia, and social support are independently associated with prenatal depression among HIV-positive and-negative women attending antenatal services in northern Uganda. The FASEB Journal 28 (1 Supplement), 268.2