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Vincent Silenzio

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester NY 14642
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TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentFamily Medicine

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences

 
 Awards And Honors
1986     Distinction In Biology, "Hic Gradus Conlatus est Præclorus in Biologia"  | University of Pennsylvania
1987     Student Research Fellowship  | New Jersey State Department of Health
1990 - 1991Scholarship  | New Jersey Academy Of Family Physicians
1996     New Faculty Orientation Award  | Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation
2001     Fellowship  | New York Academy of Medicine
2005     NIMH New Investigator Award  | National Institute of Mental Health
2009     Fellowship  | Royal Society of Medicine
 
 Overview
Dr. Silenzio co-directs the Laboratory of Informatics and Network Computational Studies (LINCS). LINCS is a joint effort of faculty, staff and students from the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. Its core consists of interdisciplinary research faculty from psychiatry, computer science, biostatistics and computational biology, and family and community medicine. The lab focuses on collaborative work with communities and community-based partners in the US, South Africa, and China, and with industry partners in social media.

Dr. Silenzio's work capitalizes on the increasing ubiquity of social media and Internet technologies to bring a public health and prevention research focus to the fields of social informatics, machine learning, and network analysis to support public health and public policy needs, risk factor research, and the translation of findings into prevention-oriented clinical and community initiatives. Currently Dr. Silenzio is completing a NIMH-funded, Research Career Award (K23) to study social media-based suicide prevention for LGBT adolescents and young adults, a "hidden population" at high risk for suicide related thoughts and behaviors. He is the P.I. of a three-year, NSF-funded research project to study the use of social media to reach typically "hidden populations" for prevention research, specifically focused on HIV and mental health risk factors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the US. Through the support of the NIAID-funded Center for AIDS Research at the University of Rochester, Dr. Silenzio is P.I. of a pilot project to study social network-based data collection and intervention design for HIV and mental health risk factors for suicide among MSM in the Western Cape region of South Africa.

 
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  1. Blosnich JR, Farmer GW, Lee JG, Silenzio VM, Bowen DJ. Health inequalities among sexual minority adults: evidence from ten u.s. States, 2010. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Apr; 46(4):337-49.
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  2. Blosnich JR, Lee JG, Bossarte R, Silenzio VM. Asthma disparities and within-group differences in a national, probability sample of same-sex partnered adults. Am J Public Health. 2013 Sep; 103(9):e83-7.
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  3. Blosnich JR, Silenzio VM. Physical health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual U.S. veterans. Ann Epidemiol. 2013 Jul; 23(7):448-51.
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  4. Blosnich J, Bossarte R, Silver E, Silenzio V. Health care utilization and health indicators among a national sample of U.S. veterans in same-sex partnerships. Mil Med. 2013 Feb; 178(2):207-12.
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  5. Blosnich JR, Bossarte RM, Silenzio VM. Suicidal ideation among sexual minority veterans: results from the 2005-2010 Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar; 102 Suppl 1:S44-7.
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  6. Silenzio VM, Duberstein PR, Tang W, Lu N, Tu X, Homan CM. Connecting the invisible dots: reaching lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents and young adults at risk for suicide through online social networks. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Aug; 69(3):469-74.
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  7. Silenzio VM, Pena JB, Duberstein PR, Cerel J, Knox KL. Sexual orientation and risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among adolescents and young adults. Am J Public Health. 2007 Nov; 97(11):2017-9.
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  8. Silenzio VM. Anthropological assessment for culturally appropriate interventions targeting men who have sex with men. Am J Public Health. 2003 Jun; 93(6):867-71.
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  9. Silenzio VM. What is the role of complementary and alternative medicine in public health? Am J Public Health. 2002 Oct; 92(10):1562-4.
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  10. Kurth RJ, Silenzio V, Irigoyen MM. Use of personal digital assistants to enhance educational evaluation in a primary care clerkship. Med Teach. 2002 Sep; 24(5):488-90.
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  11. Carter GM, Elion R, Kuebel M, Mindes J, Nambiar D, Shull J, Silenzio V, Wootton J. Supplementing antiretroviral therapy. Science. 2002 Aug 23; 297(5585):1276.
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  12. Harrison AE, Silenzio VM. Comprehensive care of lesbian and gay patients and families. Prim Care. 1996 Mar; 23(1):31-46.
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  13. Perkel RL, Silenzio VM, Kairys MZ. A house call program as an essential component of primary care training. Prim Care. 1996 Mar; 23(1):47-65.
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  14. Xu G, Veloski JJ, Barzansky B, Hojat M, Diamond J, Silenzio VM. Comparisons among three types of generalist physicians: Personal characteristics, medical school experiences, financial aid, and other factors influencing career choice. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 1996 Jan; 1(3):197-207.
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  15. Silenzio VM. Patchwork. Am Fam Physician. 1991 May; 43(5):1520.
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  16. Silenzio VM. Word preference. Am Fam Physician. 1987 Nov; 36(5):52, 57.
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  17. Kennett RH, Leunk R, Meyer B, Silenzio V. Detection of E. coli colonies expressing the v-sis oncogene product with monoclonal antibodies made against synthetic peptides. J Immunol Methods. 1985 Dec 17; 85(1):169-82.
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