In this fourth decade of the AIDS epidemic, HIV Center research addresses three overarching challenges:

  1. Individual vulnerabilities – mental illness, substance use, and gender and health disparities – that facilitate risk and hinder adherence to prevention and care;

  2. The need for behavioral and social science research to maximize the potential of biomedical prevention and treatment technologies; and

  3. Effective translation of research into “real-world” practice to close the gap among research, policy, and practice.
     

The HIV Center’s research – conducted in New York City, New York State, and countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic – is focused in the following major areas:


For a list of HIV Center Pilot Studies, click here.

For a list of current and recently completed studies organized by area, see below
*Unless otherwise noted, HIV Center-affiliated researchers are the principal investigators on these studies. This list includes some studies whose funding period has expired but whose results are still being analyzed and published. (Note that some studies are listed under more than one heading.)

 
 

Optimizing Health Outcomes along the HIV Treatment Cascade

A Cluster RCT to Increase HIV Testing in Substance Use Treatment Programs
MPI w/
Susan Tross, PhD



HIV in Context of Mental Health and Substance Use
 

Identity Development, Risk, and Resilience among Gender Diverse Populations


HEALTHCALL: Enhancing Brief Intervention for HIV Primary Care Alcohol Dependence
PI:
Deborah Hasin, PhD


HIV in Context of Sexual Minority Status
 

Identity Development, Risk, and Resilience among Gender Diverse Populations


Developing Tailored Delivery and Adherence Interventions for use of Long-Acting Biomedical HIV Prevention Strategies by Transgender Women



Behavioral Health and HIV Interventions for Youth and Families
 

Structural and Social Transition Among Adolescents in Rakai (SSTAR)
PI:
John Santelli, MD



HIV Research at the Interface of the Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences
 

Developing Tailored Delivery and Adherence Interventions for use of Long-Acting Biomedical HIV Prevention Strategies by Transgender Women



Multimedia, e-Health, and Information Technology for HIV Prevention and Care
 

Developing Tailored Delivery and Adherence Interventions for use of Long-Acting Biomedical HIV Prevention Strategies by Transgender Women



Implementation Science and Translation to Services for HIV Affected Populations
 

Population-based HIV Impact Assessment in Resource-constrained Settings under PEPFAR


A Bundled Rapid HIV/HCV Testing Intervention to Increase Receipt of Test Results

A Cluster RCT to Increase HIV Testing in Substance Use Treatment Programs


HEALTHCALL: Enhancing Brief Intervention for HIV Primary Care Alcohol Dependence
PI:
Deborah Hasin, PhD



 

For a list of HIV Center Pilot Studies, click here.

For a list of studies that have been completed but whose results are still being analyzed and published, click here.