Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Analytic Methods

Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 3pm – 5pm:   QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYTIC METHODS PRESENTED BY   Scott Comulada, DR.P.H. Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Research Scientist, UCLA Center for Community Health Sung-Jae Lee, Ph.D. Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Core Scientist, CHIPTS Methods […]

Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research: Designs and Data Collection

CCH/HSRC Methods Seminar – UCLA-Semel Institute Center for Community Health – UCLA-Semel Institute Health Services Research Center PART I:   PART II:   Mobile Applications for Behavioral Research Designs and Data Collection Presented by Nithya Ramanathan, Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor, UCLA Department of Computer Science; Co-Founder, Nexleaf Analytics; CHIPTS Methods Core Dallas Swendeman, Ph.D. Assistant […]

Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, drugs and HIV — let’s get rational

Armed with bracing logic, wit and her “public-health nerd” glasses, Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today’s political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV. Her research with at-risk populations — from junkies in prison to sex workers on the street in Cambodia — demonstrates the sometimes counter-intuitive […]

The Impact of Missed Health Care Visits on HIV Outcomes and Mortality

MAR-14-12  At the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) [external disclaimer] last week, Dr. Ron Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health for Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. Michael Horberg, Director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). They discussed the paper Dr. Horberg presented […]

TED Talk: HIV Facts and stunning data visuals

Hans Rosling on HIV Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world’s deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions — not drug treatments — is the key to ending the epidemic.    

TED Talk: Why I am an HIV/AIDS activist

Annie Lennox: Why I am an HIV/AIDS activist For the last eight years, pop singer Annie Lennox has devoted the majority of her time to her SING campaign, raising awareness and money to combat HIV/AIDS. She shares the experiences that have inspired her, from working with Nelson Mandela to meeting a little African girl in […]

TED Talk: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV

Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infections are more prevalent and doctors scarcer than anywhere else in the world. With a lack of medical professionals, Mitchell Besser enlisted the help of his patients to create mothers2mothers — an extraordinary network of HIV-positive women whose support for each other is changing […]

Musings of a Researcher: ARLEEN A. LEIBOWITZ, Ph.D.

Cost-Effectiveness and Ethics of Widespread PrEP Dissemination Submitted on January 21, 2011 – 5:18pm By Arleen A. Leibowitz, Ph.D. The iPrEx trail results published in NEJM at the end of December were hailed as the start of a new era in the prevention of HIV infection. iPrEx studied pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)— the regular use of antiretroviral […]

Musings of a Researcher: MARY JANE ROTHERAM, PH.D.

Wellness & HIV Submitted on May 3, 2011 – 10:44am By Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D. I am tired of researching HIV disease. A recent CDC Funding Opportunity calls for a “National Coalition to Enhance STD/HIV Prevention through Promotion of a Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness.” It asks for communities to think about addressing HIV […]