Warren Comulada


Associate Professor In-Residence, Health Policy and Management

Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (310) 794-0938

Mailing Address:

UCLA Center for Community Health
10920 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024


W. Scott Comulada is an Associate Professor-in-Residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He is also a Methods Core Co-Director for the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS; P30MH058107) and an Analytic Core Project Lead for an Adolescent Trials Network U19 (U19HD089886).  


A selected list of publications:

Swendeman D, Comulada WS, Koussa M, Worthman CM, Estrin D, Rotheram-Borus MJ, & Ramanathan N   Longitudinal validity and reliability of brief smartphone self-monitoring of diet, stress, and physical activity in a diverse group of mothers, MIR MHealth and UHealth, 2018; 6(9): e176.: .
Comulada W Scott, Wynn Adriane, van Rooyen Heidi, Barnabas Ruanne V, Eashwari Rajeev, van Heerden Alastair   Using mHealth to Deliver a Home-Based Testing and Counseling Program to Improve Linkage to Care and ART Adherence in Rural South Africa Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2019; 20(1): 126-136.
Comulada W Scott, Tang Wenze, Swendeman Dallas, Cooper Amy, Wacksman Jeremy, Wacksman Jeremy   Development of an Electronic Data Collection System to Support a Large-Scale HIV Behavioral Intervention Trial: Protocol for an Electronic Data Collection System JMIR research protocols, 2018; 7(12): e10777.
Comulada W Scott, Swendeman Dallas, Koussa Maryann K, Mindry Deborah, Medich Melissa, Estrin Deborah, Mercer Neil, Ramanathan Nithya   Adherence to self-monitoring healthy lifestyle behaviours through mobile phone-based ecological momentary assessments and photographic food records over 6 months in mostly ethnic minority mothers Public health nutrition, 2018; 21(4): 679-688.
Harwood Jessica M, Weiss Robert E, Comulada W Scott   Beyond the Primary Endpoint Paradigm: A Test of Intervention Effect in HIV Behavioral Intervention Trials with Numerous Correlated Outcomes Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 2017; 183: 97-105.
van Heerden Alastair, Harris Danielle M, van Rooyen Heidi, Barnabas Ruanne V, Ramanathan Nithya, Ngcobo Nkosinathi, Mpiyakhe Zukiswa, Comulada W Scott   Perceived mHealth barriers and benefits for home-based HIV testing and counseling and other care: Qualitative findings from health officials, community health workers, and persons living with HIV in South Africa Social science & medicine (1982), 2017; 183: 97-105.
Comulada W Scott, Swendeman Dallas, Wu Nancy   Cell phone-based ecological momentary assessment of substance use context for Latino youth in outpatient treatment: Who, what, when and where Drug and alcohol dependence, 2016; 167: 207-13.
Comulada W Scott, Weiss Robert E   Sample size and power calculations for correlations between bivariate longitudinal data Statistics in medicine, 2010; 29(27): 2811-24.
Comulada W Scott, Rotheram-Borus Mary Jane, Pequegnat Willo, Weiss Robert E, Desmond Katherine A, Arnold Elizabeth Mayfield, Remien Robert H, Morin Stephen F, Weinhardt Lance S, Johnson Mallory O, Chesney Margaret A   Relationships over time between mental health symptoms and transmission risk among persons living with HIV Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors, 2010; 24(1): 109-18.
Comulada W Scott, Weiss Robert E   On models for binomial data with random numbers of trials Biometrics, 2007; 63(2): 610-7.