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Dr. Paul Shuper

Public Health and Regulatory Policy Section
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario     M5S 2S1

(416) 535-8501 ext. 4097

Dr. Paul Shuper is an Independent Scientist in the Public Health and Regulatory Policy section of the Social, Prevention and Health Policy Research Department at CAMH. Dr. Shuper is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention at the University of Connecticut.
Areas of Research
Dr. Shuper’s research interests focus on behavioural and psychological factors associated with health outcomes, particularly in the area of HIV prevention.  Using correlational and experimental approaches, Dr. Shuper has investigated interpersonal and situational determinants of high-risk sexual behaviour among Canadian HIV-positive individuals.     
Additionally, he helped develop an interactive computer-based software suite designed to provide tailored, evidence-based interventions to HIV-positive individuals in clinical care who are experiencing difficulties adhering to antiretroviral therapy. Currently, Dr. Shuper is a Co-Investigator on a large-scale NIH-funded research project that involves the development, implementation, and evaluation of a risk-reduction program for people living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Shuper, P. A., & Fisher, W. A.  (in press). The Role of Sexual Arousal and Sexual Partner Characteristics in HIV+ MSM’s Intentions to Engage in Unprotected Sexual Intercourse.  Health Psychology. 

Amico, K. R., Konkle-Parker, D. J., Cornman, D. H., Barta, W., Fisher, W. A., Ferrer, R., Norton, W., Trayling, C., Shuper, P., & Fisher, J. D.  (in press).  Barriers to ART Adherence in the Deep South: Adherence Needs of a sample of HIV-positive Patients in Mississippi.  AIDS Care.

Sorrentino, R. M., Nezlek, J., Yasunaga, S., Kouhara, S., Otsubo, Y., & Shuper, P. A. (in press).  Uncertainty orientation and affective responses: Individual differences within and across cultures.  Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology.

Amico, K. R., Fisher, W. A., Cornman, D. H., Shuper, P. A., Redding, C., Konkle-Parker, D. J., Barta, W., & Fisher, J. D.  (2006). Visual Analog Scale of ARV Adherence: Association with 3-Day Self Report and Adherence Barriers.  Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 42(4), 455-459.

Kiene, S. M., Christie, S., Cornman, D. H., Fisher, W. A., Shuper, P. A., Pillay, S., Friedland, G. H., & Fisher, J. D. (2006).  Sexual risk behavior among HIV-positive individuals in clinical care in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  AIDS, 20, 1781-1784.

Sorrentino, R. M., & Shuper, P.  (2006).  The uncertain mind: Individual and intergroup differences in emotional response to a changing world. In U. Sheck and B. Krause (Eds.) Emotions and Cultural Change (pp. 227-248). Tuebingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.

Fisher, W. A., Singh, S. S., Shuper, P. A., Carey, M., Otchet, F., MacLean-Brine, D., Dal Bello, D., & Gunter, J.  (2005).  Characteristics of Women Undergoing Repeat Induced Abortion.  Canadian Medical Association Journal, 172, 637-641.

Sorrentino, R. M., Otsubo, Y., Yasunaga, S., Nezlek, J., Kouhara, S., & Shuper, P. (2005).  Uncertainty orientation and social behaviour: Individual differences within and across cultures. In R. Sorrentino, D. Cohen, J. M. Olson, & M. P. Zanna (Eds.) Culture and social behaviour: The Ontario Symposium, Vol. 10. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Shuper, P. A., & Sorrentino, R. M. (2004).  Minority versus majority influence and uncertainty orientation: Processing persuasive messages on the basis of situational expectancies. Journal of Social Psychology, 144(2), 127-147.

Shuper, P. A., Sorrentino, R. M., Otsubo, Y., Hodson, G., & Walker, A. M.  (2004).  A theory of uncertainty orientation: Implications for the study of individual differences within and across cultures.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35(4), 460-480.

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