Projects

A Comprehensive Community-Based Strategy to Optimize the HIV Prevention and Treatment Continuum for Youth at HIV Risk, Acutely Infected and With Established HIV Infection

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D. (mrotheram@mednet.ucla.edu)
HAZRA, ROHAN (hazrar@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/ FY Total Cost by IC: $3,738,607

Abstract: America’s increasing HIV epidemic among youth aged 12-24 and our concurrent failure to identify, link to care, and achieve viral suppression among youth living with HIV (YLH) suggests the need to identify novel community-based strategies to leverage gateways and settings where high risk and infected youth can be engaged in HIV prevention and treatment.

Topic Populations Transgender Adherence Education Comorbidities HIV status HIV Prevention HIV+ Homelessness HIV - MSM STDs and STIs Youth and Adolescents

A Comprehensive Community-based Strategy to Optimize the HIV Prevention and Treatment Continuum for Youth At HIV Risk, Acutely Infected and with Established HIV Infection

Dallas Swendeman (dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu)
Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane (MRotheram@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/ FY Total Cost by IC: $2,429,844

Abstract: America’s increasing HIV epidemic among youth aged 12-24 and our concurrent failure to identify, link to care, and achieve viral suppression among youth living with HIV (YLH) suggests the need to identify novel community-based strategies to leverage gateways and settings where high risk and infected youth can be engaged in HIV prevention and treatment.

Topic Populations Adults Risk HIV Prevention Youth and Adolescents

A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Intervention for HIV+ African Americans

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
HENRY, REBECCA (rebecca.henry@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH/ FY Total Cost by IC:$647,915

Abstract:  Compared to Whites, Black people living with HIV are less likely to adhere to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and be virally suppressed. Our research has identified culturally relevant factors contributing to disparities among HIV-positive Black Americans,

Living with HIV Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence HIV status HIV+ Adults

A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Intervention for HIV+ African Americans

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
PERRUCCIO, ELIZABETH M (perruccioem@mail.nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH/ FY Total Cost by IC:$678,640

Abstract: Compared to Whites, Black people living with HIV are less likely to adhere to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and be virally suppressed. Our research has identified culturally relevant factors contributing to disparities among HIV-positive Black Americans,

HIV Prevention Topic Mental Health Populations People of Color (POC) Education Risk

A Social Network Analysis of HIV Treatment Partners in Botswana

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
ALVIDREZ, JENNIFER L (alvidrezjl@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $137,315

Abstract: With nearly a fifth of the population living with HIV, Botswana has one of the highest HIV prevalences in the world. Low-cost, scalable interventions are essential to support people living with HIV (PLWH) to adhere to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and remain in care.

Adherence HIV status HIV+ Adults Topic Technology Global Impact Populations People of Color (POC)

A.S.K.-PrEP Program (Assistance Services Knowledge-PrEP)

Cathy Reback
active
local

Abstract: The A.S.K.-PrEP (Assistance Services Knowledge-PrEP) program works with extremely high-risk HIV-negative trans women and men who have sex with men to link participants into PrEP medical services.

Biomedical Populations Transgender Adherence HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention MSM PreP and nPEP Topic

Adapting the Hope Social Media Intervention to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

SEAN YOUNG (sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu)
LLOYD, JACQUELINE (lloydj2@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $169,527

Abstract:  This proposal seeks to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of applying the Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE) intervention, or peer support social media community model,

Populations Adherence Education HIV status HIV - Substance Use Topic Technology

Adolescent Trajectories for Homelessness and Risk for HIV

Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
Dallas Swendeman (dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC:$792,640
Abstract: A number of studies have informed us about the substantial risk for HIV associated with chronic homelessness among youth in both the U.S. and Australia, even though these studies have typically been cross-sectional or samples of convenience.
HIV status HIV - Risk Homelessness Youth and Adolescents Topic Global Impact Populations

Adolescent Trials Network (ATN): Analytic Core

W. Scott Comulada (wcomulada@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT / FY Total Cost by IC:$502,513

Abstract:  HIV interventions call for more advanced analytic approaches than traditional HIV studies have used. HIV prevention and treatment research trials have traditionally been conducted in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) framework where study participants,

Topic Technology Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV - Youth and Adolescents

Ai Shi Zi

Thomas J. Coates
completed
international

Ai Shi Zi is a five-year NIMH-funded prevention and treatment study, the goal of which is to teach physicians how to enhance prevention and care for HIV and STIs. Because HIV and STIs are closely linked,

Populations Education HIV status HIV+ HIV - Comorbidities HIV Prevention Living with HIV STDs and STIs Topic

An integrated incentive-based treatment to optimize HIV treatment engagement among persons who use methamphetamine

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC:$205,740

Abstract: The objective of this K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award is to assist the candidate in acquiring expertise and methodological skills to become an independent implementation science investigator focused on integrated substance use disorder and HIV care practices.

HIV Prevention Topic Adherence Risk Researcher Program

An mHealth Platform for Health Care Workers to Link South Africans to HIV Care

W. Scott Comulada
active
local

Abstract:  The South African National Development Plan recognizes the value of health care delivery models such as home based counselling and testing (HBCT) by aiming to train between 700,000 and 1.3 million community health workers (CHW) to implement community-based health care by 2030.

Education HIV status HIV+ Adults Topic Global Impact Populations

Angola – Acceptability of Handheld Computers to Collect Self-reported Sexual Behavior Data in Angola

completed
international
Acceptability of Handheld Computers to Collect Self-reported Sexual Behavior Data in Angola

This study evaluates the cultural acceptability and cost-effectiveness of using handheld computers to collect sexual behavior data, in order to reduce disparities in access to HIV/AIDS prevention and care services in Angola,

HIV Prevention Stigma Reduction Topic Technology Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV - Adults

Assessing Sexual Social Networks of Black and Hispanic MSM/Ws in Los Angeles County

Steven Shoptaw
Steven Shoptaw
completed
local

Nationally and locally Blacks and Latinos have the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS. When stratifying incidence by gender, Blacks and Latino women have higher rates of HIV infection compared to their White counterparts.

Adults MSM Stigma Reduction Topic Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV+

Assessing Willingness to Test for HIV among Men who have Sex with Men using Conjoint Analysis

Sung-Jae Lee, Ph.D.
completed
local

Project Name: Assessing Willingness to Test for HIV among Men who have Sex with Men using Conjoint Analysis: Implications for Testing and Treatment for Prevention of HIV Transmission

Brief overview: Various HIV testing methods currently available all have advantages and drawbacks. 

PreP and nPEP Topic Technology Populations Adherence HIV status HIV Prevention MSM

Battling Stigma for Service Engagement among Women with HIV in Vietnam

Chunqing Lin (lincq@ucla.edu)
Chunqing Lin (lincq@ucla.edu)
active
international
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC: $219,421

Abstract:Women living with HIV/AIDS (WLHA) bear a higher level of stigma because of their socio-cultural vulnerabilities. Women are more likely to internalize social stigma and produce a sense of shame and loss of self-worth,

HIV Prevention Stigma Reduction Topic Biomedical Global Impact People of Color (POC) Risk

Behavioral Economics Incentives to Support HIV Treatment Adherence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
STIRRATT, MICHAEL J (stirrattm@mail.nih.gov)
active
international
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $290,065

Abstract: It is imperative to find ways to improve retention boost ART adherence in sub-Saharan Africa where adherence rates have been found to decline over time, and where treatment options such as second-line regimens are very limited.

Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Adults Topic Technology Global Impact

Behavioral Economics Incentives to Support HIV Treatment Adherence in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
active
international
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $290,065

Abstract: It is imperative to find ways to improve retention boost ART adherence in sub-Saharan Africa where adherence rates have been found to decline over time, and where treatment options such as second-line regimens are very limited.

Policy Impact Populations Adherence Adults HIV Prevention Topic Biomedical Global Impact

Behavioral Economics to improve Antihypertensive Therapy Adherence (BETA)

Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $282,197

Abstract: Hypertension is one of the most prevalent cardiovascular disease risk factors, with over 45% of the United States population having elevated blood pressure. Decades of research have demonstrated that controlling blood pressure can reduce the risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events including stroke,

Adherence Risk

Biobehavioral Research Approaches to reduce Effects of Trauma on Mental and Physical Health and Cognitive Outcomes in South Africa

Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
international
Funding IC:  FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER + OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC: $269,997

Abstract: The UCLA/South African Trauma Training Research (Phodiso) Program seeks five additional years of funding to prepare future investigators to conduct research on trauma exposure and injury prevention in the context of South Africa’s high levels of interpersonal and community violence and intentional injuries.

Mental Health People of Color (POC) Risk Researcher Program HIV Prevention Substance Use

Biomedical Prevention for HIV in High-Risk Populations with Comorbidities

Raphael Landovitz (rlandovitz@mednet.ucla.edu)
Raphael Landovitz (rlandovitz@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $157,397

Abstract: Despite current and ongoing prevention efforts, domestic HIV infection rates remain high. Behavioral interventions have had important but limited successes in reducing rates of high risk sexual behavior.

Comorbidities HIV Prevention MSM PreP and nPEP Substance Use Topic Biomedical Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV -

Bringing South African Men into HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) and Care

Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $511,341

Abstract: The ultimate objective of this research is to provide evidence-based strategies to improve treatment of HIV+ men. Treatment as prevention (TasP) can only work through a three step process: (1) Testing a significant proportion of the population,

Topic Populations Risk Families HIV Prevention Women Youth and Adolescents

Bringing South African Men into HIV Counseling and Testing and Care

Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
GORDON, CHRISTOPHER M (cgordon1@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $502,711

Abstract: The ultimate objective of this research is to provide evidence-based strategies to improve treatment of HIV+ men. Treatment as prevention (TasP) can only work through a three step process: (1) Testing a significant proportion of the population,

HIV Prevention Living with HIV Topic Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Risk

China CPOL (Community Popular Opinion Leaders) Project

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
international
This 8-year study was part of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Collaborative HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Trial in international settings, including China, India, Peru, Russia, and Zimbabwe. The trial was designed to identify,
HIV Prevention Topic Global Impact Policy Impact HIV status HIV -

China MMT Project: Methadone Maintenance and HIV Prevention

Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
completed
international
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $553,968

Abstract: The HIV/AIDS epidemic has now spread rapidly in China and is in a phase of exponential growth. Drug users have been the largest contributor to the HIV epidemic in China.

Global Impact Populations Adherence Education HIV status HIV - Adults HIV Prevention Risk Substance Use Topic Biomedical

China Provider Project

Li Li
Li Li
completed
international

China has one-fifth of the world’s population (1.4 billion people); the risk of an HIV pandemic is substantial. In 2005, AIDS surpassed hepatitis B to become the third deadliest infectious disease in China in 2005.

Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Topic Global Impact Policy Impact Populations HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention

China Stigma Project

Li Li
Li Li
completed
international
China has 1 million Persons Living with HIV (PLH) and will have an anticipated 10 million PLH by the year 2010. With 1/5 of the world’s population (1.4 billion persons) in China,
Stigma Reduction Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention Living with HIV

China TEA (Together for Empowerment Activities)- Intervention for HIV Affected Families

Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
Li Li
completed
international
Funding IC: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/ FY Total Cost by IC: $511,460

Abstract: This 5-year project is a randomized controlled trial of the TEA (Together for Empowerment Activities) intervention. TEA intervention is an innovative, theoretically-based, culturally sensitive family intervention for HIV-affected families in rural China.

Families Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Youth and Adolescents Topic Mental Health Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+

Choosing Life: Empowerment, Action, Results! (CLEAR) for Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS)

Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D.
Dallas Swendeman
completed
national

CLEAR-CRCS is an evidence based HIV prevention and health promotion intervention developed for people living with HIV enrolled in Comprehensive Risk Counseling and Services (CRCS). It is a client-centered program delivered one-on-one with clients who are having difficulty initiating or sustaining behaviors that prevent HIV transmission and reinfection.

Mental Health Populations Adherence Education HIV status HIV+ Adults HIV Prevention Risk Living with HIV Youth and Adolescents Topic

CLEAR Uganda; SUUBI Project

Marguerita Lightfoot
completed
international

Choosing Life Empowerment Action Results is a behavioral change research project being implemented by Uganda Youth development Link (UYDEL) in collaboration with support from University of California, Los-Angeles. It is a result project known as CLEAR tried in the USA in the cities of Los Angeles and New York by the Center for Community Health (CHIPTS) to assist young people living with HIV/AIDS.

Topic Global Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV+ Risk Homelessness Living with HIV Youth and Adolescents

Clinical study of STI screening to prevent adverse birth and newborn outcomes

Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $811,925

Abstract:  Infections with Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) during pregnancy are associated with premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor and delivery, low birth weight,

HIV Prevention Women Topic Populations Risk

Clinical Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Cefixime Versus Penicillin G for Treatment of Early Syphilis

Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $665,080

Abstract: The proposed project is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of cefixime (400mg, twice a day, for 10 days) compared to benzathine penicillin G (2.4 million units, intramuscularly) in patients with and without HIV infection.

Women Topic Adherence Researcher Program HIV Prevention MSM

Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO)

Pamina Gorbach (pgorbach@ucla.edu)
LAMBERT, ELIZABETH (el46i@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE  / FY Total Cost by IC: $999,893

Abstract: In response to RFA-DA-17-019 we propose to establish a Coordinating Center for the NIDA Cohorts entitled “C3NPO” to manage and stimulate use of the data generated to address high priority research on HIV/AIDS in the context of substance abuse.

Substance Use Topic Biomedical Technology Populations Education HIV status HIV+ Researcher Program Comorbidities HIV Prevention

Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts Producing NIDA Opportunities (C3PNO)

Pamina Gorbach (pgorbach@ucla.edu)
Pamina Gorbach (pgorbach@ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC:$400,898

Abstract: In response to the Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Notice Number NOT-DA-20-047 and linked Program Announcement PA-18-591) funding opportunity,

Topic Researcher Program

Collaborative care teams for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorders: Translating evidence into practice

Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
DANOVITCH, ITAI (itai.danovitch@cshs.org)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCING TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES + NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $1,192,218

Abstract: The underuse of effective behavioral health treatments during the hospital stay is a translational science problem that has important consequences. Behavioral health comorbidities are common among hospitalized patients,

Topic Biomedical Technology Substance Use

Collaborative care teams for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorders: Translating evidence into practice

Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVACNING TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $1,315,300

Abstract: The underuse of effective behavioral health treatments during the hospital stay is a translational science problem that has important consequences. Behavioral health comorbidities are common among hospitalized patients,

HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic Biomedical

Collaborative Evaluations with the Sonagachi/Durbar Community-Led Structural Intervention (CLSI) with Sex Workers in India.

Dallas Swendeman, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
international

The Sonagachi Project was initiated in 1992 in the Sonagachi red light area of Kolkata (Calcutta) as a health education and condom promotion program targeting sex workers.  Responding to barriers and needs expressed by sex workers led the program to evolve into Durbar (www.durbar.org),

STDs and STIs Stigma Reduction Topic Populations Transgender Education HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention Risk Living with HIV Sex Workers

Combating Craving with Contingency Management: Neuroplasticity and Methamphetamine Abuse in South Africa

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
WILEY, TISHA R A (tisha.wiley@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $9,353

Abstract: Methamphetamine (MA) dependence is a significant health problem in South Africa and the U.S. In South Africa, a shift in policy focus is required away from allocating health resources primarily to HIV/AIDS and TB and toward the financial,

Adults Substance Use Topic Biomedical Global Impact Policy Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV+ HIV -

Combining Positive Deviance and Implementation Science to Improve Retention in HIV Care in South Africa

Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC: $250,689

Abstract:Despite notable increases in antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and decreases in mortality, South Africa is not close to achieving the UNAIDS goals of 90% of all people living with HIV (PLWH) diagnosed,

Adults Risk HIV Prevention Topic Global Impact

Community Health Study

Mary Jane Rotheram, PhD
Dallas Swendeman
completed
local
There have been few attempts to monitor the risk behaviors and HIV seroprevalence among the general population.

Understanding the HIV epidemic in Los Angeles requires establishing an integrated, multilevel surveillance system for HIV,

HIV - Homelessness Risk MSM Stigma Reduction Substance Use Topic Mental Health Populations Education HIV status HIV+

Comunidades Positivas “Positive Communities”

Thomas Coates, Ph.D.
completed
international

Also known as Prevention For Positives (P4P), this is a five-year, NIMH-funded study that tests two interventions  — one behavioral and one biomedical — to prevent HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infection) transmission among HIV- and/or STI-positive men who have sex with men in Lima,

HIV+ Comorbidities HIV Prevention MSM STDs and STIs Topic Biomedical Global Impact Populations HIV status

Controlled Trial of Game Changers: A Group Intervention to Train HIV Clients to be Change Agents for HIV Prevention in Uganda

Laura Bogart (LBOGART@RAND.ORG)
Wagner, Glenn John (GWAGNER@RAND.ORG)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $804,979

Abstract:In Uganda, HIV prevalence is estimated to be 6.2% among those aged 15-64, and is higher (6.9%) in Kampala, the proposed study setting. Political and cultural barriers,

Researcher Program HIV Prevention Living with HIV Topic Global Impact Populations Risk

Developing a PreP Screening Instrument for Identification/Referral of High-Risk MSM in Primary Care

Erik Storholm (storholm@rand.org)
JENKINS, RICHARD A (jenkinsri@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $171,422

Abstract: A significant public health development, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is now being widely promoted as a prevention strategy for individuals in high-risk groups, such as men who have sex with men who report substance-use (past 6-month illegal drug use and/or heavy alcohol use).

Topic Biomedical Technology Populations HIV status HIV - Risk MSM PreP and nPEP

Developing Capacity for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Mental Health

Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $133,361

Abstract: Untreated opioid use disorders (OUDs) can have devastating consequences for people with serious mental illness (SMI). While the size of the population with unmet need is unknown,

Homelessness Substance Use Topic Mental Health Populations Education Risk

Doxycycline Prophylaxis or Incentive Payments to Reduce Syphilis among HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex with Men

Arleen Leibowitz and Dr. Robert Bolan (LAGLC)
completed
local

This pilot study will investigate the feasibility of conducting a large, randomized trial comparing a structural intervention to contingency management to reduce incident syphilis infections in an especially high risk group: HIV+ men who have sex with men (MSM) who have had syphilis twice or more since their HIV diagnosis.

Comorbidities Living with HIV MSM STDs and STIs Topic Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+

Economic Evaluations for HIV Prevention Programs for Adolescents

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
local
While the field of HIV prevention has demonstrated that adolescents do reduce their sexual and substance use risk acts in response to intervention programs, there have been no evaluations of the cost effectiveness of these program.
Homelessness Living with HIV MSM Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention

Effect of Peer Navigation and Contingency Management on Retention in HIV Care

William Cunningham (wcunningham@mednet.ucla.edu)
GORDON, CHRISTOPHER M (cgordon1@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC: $560,220

Abstract: Consistent treatment with anti-retroviral therapy (ART) suppresses viral load (VL), prolonging life and improving quality of life for HIV+ persons. Suppressing VL benefits communities by reducing transmission to others.

Living with HIV Topic Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+

Effects of methamphetamine use on risk behavior, systemic and mucosal inflammation, and sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV risk among men who have sex with men

Cherie Blair (CherieBlair@mednet.ucla.edu)
Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $202,392

Abstract: This K23 Career Development Award will provide early career support for the investigation of behavioral and biological risk factors for HIV/STI transmission caused by methamphetamine (MA) use among men who have sex with men (MSM).

HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use Topic Populations Risk

EHE Supp: Developing Implementation Strategies to Optimize PrEP Delivery to Immigrant Latino MSM in Los Angeles County

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
GORDON, CHRISTOPHER M (cgordon1@mail.nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERY AMD INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $247,882

Abstract: HIV disproportionately affects Latino men who have sex with men (LMSM), especially immigrants. The CDC estimates the lifetime HIV risk is 1 in 5 for LMSM compared to 1 in 11 for White MSM.

Researcher Program HIV Prevention Technology Risk

EHE Supp: Implementation of an Emergency Department HIV/SUD screening and treatment referral mHealth tool for Latino patient

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
Dubov, Oleksandr
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES / FY Total Cost by IC: $322,500

Abstract: This supplemental application aims to establish a new partnership in the geographic area not yet reached by current EHE efforts. This area consists of two EHE priority counties – Riverside and San Bernardino,

HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Risk

Electronic HIV Prevention in Los Angeles

completed
local
Electronic, Technology, HIV Messaging

This pilot study conducted and analyzed responses from eight focus groups (6-8 people each) with staff and clients from community-based organizations (CBOs) which provide HIV prevention services to women.

HIV Prevention Women Topic Technology Populations HIV status HIV -

Emerging Issues in Minority Aging Research

Nina Harawa (nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
Nina Harawa (nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING/ FY Total Cost by IC: $50,000

Abstract: Emerging Issues in Minority Aging Research will create five different one-day conferences on current NIA priority areas relevant to minority aging research. The conference series goal is to increase the quality,

Women Topic People of Color (POC) Risk Researcher Program

Engaging men through HIV self-test and differentiated care models to increase ART initiation and viral suppression in Malawi

Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $643,041

Abstract: Men continue to be missed by HIV testing and treatment services. Index partner testing is a critical strategy for reaching men. Index HIV self-testing (HIVST), whereby ART clients take HIVST kits home to their sexual partners for testing,

HIV Prevention Women Topic Global Impact Populations Risk

Engaging Seronegative Youth to Optimize HIV Prevention Continuum

Dallas Swendeman
active
local

Abstract: Young people at highest risk for HIV in the U.S. will be gay, bisexual transgender youth (GBTY) and homeless youth (HY) in communities with high HIV incidence and overwhelmingly Black and Latino.

People of Color (POC) Transgender Adherence HIV status HIV - Homelessness Risk MSM Youth and Adolescents Topic Technology Populations

Engaging Seronegative Youth to Optimize HIV Prevention Continuum

Dallas Swendeman (dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu)
Dallas Swendeman (dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT / FY Total Cost by IC: $200,503

Abstract:Young people at highest risk for HIV in the U.S. will be gay, bisexual transgender youth (GBTY) and homeless youth (HY) in communities with high HIV incidence and overwhelmingly Black and Latino.

HIV Prevention Topic Mental Health People of Color (POC) Risk

Enhancing the Role of Commune Health Workers in HIV and Drug Control in Vietnam

Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
JENKINS, RICHARD A (jenkinsri@mail.nih.gov)
completed
international
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $489,658

Abstract: We propose a 5-year implementation science project in Vietnam, aiming to enhance the role of commune health workers (CHWs) in HIV and drug use prevention and treatment.

Families HIV Prevention Living with HIV Substance Use Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV -

Enhancing the Role of Commune health Workers in HIV and Drug control in Vietnam

Li Li
active
local

Abstract: This 5-year project aims to enhance the role of commune health workers (CHWs) in HIV and drug use prevention and treatment. We demonstrate the process of development,

Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+ HIV - Families HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic

Evaluating Locally Developed “Homegrown” HIV Prevention Interventions for African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM

completed
national
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this project is a collaboration between In The Meantime Men’s Group, Inc. (ITMT) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health HIV Epidemiology Program.
People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention MSM Topic Populations

Evaluating STI screening and antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae among PrEP users in Vietnam

Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
active
international
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $220,833

Abstract: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase HIV risk, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis.

HIV Prevention MSM Topic Global Impact Risk

Evaluating the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Latino MSM Focused PrEP Uptake Intervention

Ron Brooks (rabrooks@mednet.ucla.edu)
STIRRATT, MICHAEL J (stirrattm@mail.nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC: $214,211

Abstract: HIV disparity persist among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), especially those who are immigrants. The CDC estimates the lifetime HIV risk is 1 in 5 for Latino MSM compared to 1 in 11 for white MSM.

Risk HIV Prevention MSM Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence Adults

Evaluating the PrEP cascade in HIV-negative pregnant and breastfeeding women in South Africa (PrEP-PP)

Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
international
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $579,553

Abstract: HIV-negative pregnant and breastfeeding women in South Africa are at extremely high risk of HIV acquisition despite increased access to and initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa.

Women Topic Global Impact Populations Adherence Education Risk Families

Evaluation of pre-exposure prophylaxis cascade in pregnant and breastfeeding women in Cape Town, South Africa

Dvora Davey (dvoradavey@ucla.edu)
Dvora Davey (dvoradavey@ucla.edu)
active
international
Funding IC:  FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER/ FY Total Cost by IC: $139,018

Abstract: HIV-uninfected pregnant and breastfeeding women in South Africa are at high risk of HIV acquisition despite increased uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and maternal seroconversion during pregnancy and breastfeeding contributes significantly toward pediatric HIV infections.

HIV Prevention Women Biomedical Risk

Evaluation of the Implementation of PrEP Provision for Ugandan Fisherfolk

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
CAMPBELL-ROSEN, HOLLY R (holly.campbell-rosen@nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC: $298,735

Abstract: In Ugandan fisherfolk communities, HIV prevalence is an order of magnitude higher than in the Ugandan general population, and high HIV prevalence among fisherfolk helps to drive the general epidemic.

Policy Impact Risk Families HIV Prevention Topic

Expedited Partner Therapy and the HIV Prevention Cascade Among MSM in Peru

Jesse Clark (jlclark@mednet.ucla.edu)
Jesse Clark (jlclark@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES + NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $561,476

Abstract: Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) offers a unique tool to combine HIV prevention and STI control through an integrated HIV Prevention Cascade. In providing empiric, patient-delivered antibiotic treatment to the recent sexual partners of individuals with bacterial STIs,

HIV Prevention MSM Topic Global Impact Populations Adults Risk

Facilitating the Decentralization of Methadone Maintenance Therapy Services into Communities in Vietnam

Chunqing Lin (lincq@ucla.edu)
Chunqing Lin (lincq@ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC:$307,743

Abstract: Vietnam is currently decentralizing its methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) dispensing network to its local commune health centers (CHC), which provides a window of opportunity to study decentralization of harm reduction and HIV-related healthcare services into community-based healthcare settings.

HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic Researcher Program

Family-Focused HIV Disclosure Intervention in Thailand

Sung-Jae Lee, Ph.D.
Sung-Jae Lee, Ph.D.
completed
international
This is a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01). HIV disclosure is a key stressor among HIV-affected families in Thailand, and the impact radiates throughout the family. By addressing HIV disclosure as a family matter,
Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Families Living with HIV Topic

Family-to-Family: Psychoeducation to Improve Children’s Outcomes in HIV+ Families

Li Li
Li Li
completed
international
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH / FY Total Cost by IC:  $579,263

Abstract:HIV has a negative intergenerational impact on families, particularly children with HIV+ parents (Rotheram-Borus et al., 1997). In order to improve the social, behavioral and mental health outcomes for children affected by HIV,

Adults Families Living with HIV Youth and Adolescents Topic Mental Health Populations Education HIV status HIV+

Feasibility and Acceptability of PrEP and Non-occupational Npep for HIV Prevention in Los Angeles

Raphael Landovitz, M.D.
completed
local

This is a qualitative study of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and perceived barriers to implementation of biomedical prevention strategies among MSM in metropolitan Los Angeles, California. Three focus groups comprised of sixteen unique individual participants were conducted at the UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education between April 2008 and June 2008.

Stigma Reduction Topic Biomedical Populations HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention MSM PreP and nPEP

Feasibility Study of a Community Level, Multi-Component, Intervention for Black MSM

Steven Shoptaw, PhD
Steven Shoptaw, PhD
completed
national
To ascertain the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention among Black men who have sex with men (MSM), to prepare for a community-level randomized trial to test the efficacy of the intervention in reducing HIV incidence among Black MSM.
HIV status HIV+ Comorbidities HIV - HIV Prevention Living with HIV MSM STDs and STIs Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence

Friends Care I

Cathy Reback, PhD
Cathy Reback, PhD
completed
local

The majority of new HIV infections across Los Angeles County continue to be found among men who have sex with other men (MSM).  Within MSM, stimulant abuse, particularly methamphetamine abuse,

MSM PreP and nPEP Substance Use Topic Biomedical Populations HIV status HIV -

Getting Off: A Theory-based mHealth Intervention for Methamphetamine-using MSM

Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $435,601

Abstract: Methamphetamine (MA) use among men who have sex with men (MSM) is associated with increased rates of HIV prevalence and transmission, as well as substandard advancement along the HIV Prevention and Care Continua.

HIV Prevention MSM Stigma Reduction Topic Populations Risk

Goals for Adherence with Low-cost Incentives (GOALS)

Sebastian Linnemayr (slinnema@rand.org)
Sebastian Linnemayr (slinnema@rand.org)
active
local
Funding IC:  EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT / FY Total Cost by IC: $724,445

Abstract: Treatment outcomes of HIV-positive youth in Uganda and elsewhere are threatened by low medication adherence. Despite the clear need for adherence support among youth, few interventions target this particularly vulnerable group during a time of heightened risk-taking behavior and unfinished development of cognitive control processes such as planning and goal-directed behavior.

HIV Prevention Youth and Adolescents Adherence

Grief Interventions for PLAs, Adolescents and Guardians

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
local
By the year two thousand, 80,000 children will be orphaned by AIDS in the U.S. and this number will continue to rise. Parental death during one’s childhood has been consistently associated with negative outcomes for children,
HIV+ Families Living with HIV Youth and Adolescents Topic Mental Health Populations Education HIV status

Guys Understanding Your Situation (G.U.Y.S. Program)

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local

Interventions, Training Manuals, etc. : 

The G.U.Y.S. Program offers a multi-tier health education/risk reduction (HE/RR) intervention – utilizing both individual and group-level interventions – designed to reduce high-risk sexual and drug behaviors among homeless,

HIV Prevention Homelessness MSM Substance Use Topic Populations HIV status HIV -

Healthy Divas: Improving engagement in HIV care for high-risk women

Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
completed
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $788,397

Abstract: Trans women are disproportionately impacted by HIV and have culturally unique barriers and facilitators to engagement in HIV care. Trans women living with HIV (hereafter:  TWH) are less likely than other populations to take antiretroviral therapy (ART),

Topic Populations Transgender Adherence HIV status HIV+

Healthy Living Project (HLP): Multi-Institutional Collaborative Research Project

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Dallas Swendeman
completed
national
The UCLA Healthy Living Project was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and was designed to promote health-related behavior changes in adults living with HIV. This project aimed to reduce sexual and injection drug use risk behaviors among 1,200 HIV positive men and women in order to decrease the likelihood of secondary HIV transmission.
Populations Adherence Education HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention Adults Living with HIV MSM Substance Use Women Topic

Hep-Safe Hollywood

Cathy Reback
completed
local

Homeless, stimulant-using gay/bisexual men and transgender women are at high risk for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV infection due to high rates of injection drug use and high-risk sexual behaviors.

STDs and STIs Substance Use Topic Populations Transgender HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention Homelessness MSM

Hepatitis C Treatment and Cardiovascular Risk Modification in HIV-infected Persons

Kara Chew
active
local

This award provides support for a longitudinal study of the impact of HCV infection on endothelial function, immune activation, and inflammation in HIV-infected persons.

(Informational website under construction)

Funded by Merck Investigator Studies Program Award 52767.

Living with HIV STDs and STIs Topic Biomedical Populations HIV status HIV+

HIV Counseling & Texting Program

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local

The HIV Counseling and Texting (HCT) program utilizes social networks testing methodology, specifically designed to work with HIV infected and high-risk gay and bisexual men of color and transgender women.

Topic Technology Populations People of Color (POC) Transgender HIV status HIV+ HIV - Living with HIV MSM STDs and STIs

HIV Prevention Capacity Building Assistance and Technical Assistance for Community-Based Organizations and Health Departments

completed
national

This CDC-funded project is a collaboration between AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and CHIPTS aimed to deliver capacity building assistance (CBA) services to community based organizations (CBOs) and health departments in the areas of (1) organizational infrastructure and program sustainability,

Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Education HIV status HIV - Adults CBOs HIV Prevention

HIV Technology Transfer in Los Angeles

completed
local

The aims of the HIV Technology Transfer in Los Angeles project are to document and develop resources for technology transfer among HIV/AIDS community-based organizations (CBOs) serving Los Angeles communities. Several CBOs have publicly commented on the gap between current mandates to implement and evaluate evidence-based HIV interventions and the resources that are available to meet these requirements.

Topic Technology Policy Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV+ HIV - CBOs

HIV Testing, Linkage, and Retention in Care: Contextual Factors and Disparities

Chandra Ford (clford@ucla.edu)
HENRY, REBECCA (rebecca.henry@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH  / FY Total Cost by IC: $371,958

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine if associations exist between the contexts in which people obtain healthcare (i.e., healthcare context) or live (i.e., residential context) and each of five outcomes (HIV testing,

Topic Biomedical Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence HIV status HIV+ Adults Comorbidities

HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Angolan Military Recruits

completed
international

Soldiers, many of whom are young, mobile, and sexually-active men, can unintentionally spread the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from high-risk populations (e.g., commercial sex workers) to lower-risk populations (e.g., their wives or girlfriends).

Topic Global Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV+ HIV - Adults HIV Prevention

HIV/STD Risk Behaviors in Methamphetamine User Networks

Steven Shoptaw, PhD
completed
international

SATH-CAP stands for the Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program. The overall goal of SATH-CAP is to better understand how patterns of sexual and drug use behaviors along with other social and environmental factors,

HIV - Comorbidities HIV Prevention MSM STDs and STIs Substance Use Topic Populations HIV status HIV+

Hope Social Media Intervention for HIV Testing and Studying Social Networks

SEAN YOUNG (sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu)
GREENWOOD, GREGORY (gregory.greenwood@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $556,208

Abstract: In a randomized controlled trial, with 6-month and 1-year follow-up, this application aims to evaluate whether the Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE) social media intervention can be used to increase HIV self- testing among African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM),

Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention MSM Stigma Reduction Topic Technology

HPTN 085: The AMP Study

Jesse Clark
active
local

The AMP Study (also known as HVTN 704/HPTN 085) tests an experimental antibody against HIV. AMP stands for Antibody Mediated Prevention. This is the idea of giving people antibodies that fight HIV to see if they will protect people from becoming HIV infected.

MSM Topic Biomedical Technology Populations Transgender HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention

HPTN-077

Raphael Landovitz
active
local

Abstract: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and acceptability of the injectable agent, GSK1265744 long-acting injectable (744LA), in healthy, HIV-uninfected men and women. It is a multi-site, double-blind,

Adults PreP and nPEP Women Topic Biomedical Populations HIV status HIV -

HPTN-083

Raphael Landovitz
active
local

Abstract: Cabotegravir LA (CAB LA) is a long-acting injectable integrase inhibitor, also known as GSK 1265744 LA or 744 LA. This is a Phase 2b/3 study designed to establish the efficacy of CAB LA for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-uninfected men who have sex with men (MSM) and in transgender women (TGW).

HIV Prevention PreP and nPEP Women Topic Biomedical Populations Transgender HIV status HIV -

IMAGE Program

Debra Murphy, PhD
completed
local

The incidence of HIV is high among women of childbearing age in the U.S., and mothers living with HIV (MLH) report their greatest source of stress is combining the maternal role with the psychological and medical demands of coping with a chronic,

Youth and Adolescents Topic Mental Health Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Families Living with HIV Women

Implementation Science for Intervention Delivery in Healthcare Settings

Chunqing Lin
active
local

Abstract:  Implementation science examines the efficiency of intervention implementation and to translate the existing efficacious intervention models to real world services. It could potentially enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the behavioral intervention projects.

HIV+ HIV - Topic Global Impact Policy Impact Populations Education HIV status

Improving Art Adherence Through Urban Gardening and peer Nutritional Counseling in the Dominican Republic

Kathryn Derose (kathryn_derose@rand.org)
STIRRATT, MICHAEL J (stirrattm@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC:$251,550

Abstract: In recent years, access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV has increased dramatically in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and in particular in the Dominican Republic (DR);

Adherence Education HIV status HIV+ Living with HIV Topic Global Impact Populations

Improving Drug Adherence Among Adolescents in Uganda Using SMS Reminders

Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
LEE, SONIA S (leesonia@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/ FY Total Cost by IC: $405,374

Abstract: To realize the benefits of HIV care requires high medication adherence that has been found lower than previously assumed and declining over time in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Youth and Adolescents Topic Technology Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+

Incentives and ReMINDers to Improve Long-term Medication Adherence (INMIND)

Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC:$275,080

Abstract: Recently the number of people initiating antiretroviral (ART) treatment (“treatment initiators”) has increased but too many fail to achieve viral suppression. Healthy routines are key to achieving long-term behavioral change and healthy outcomes,

HIV Prevention Topic Adherence

Innovative HIV Testing Strategy for Middle-to-Upper Income Men in a Resource Limited Setting

Laura Bogart (LBOGART@RAND.ORG)
MOSEPELE, MOSEPELE (mosepelemosepele@gmail.com)
active
international
Funding IC: FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC:$106,708

Abstract:In Botswana, the setting of the proposed study, nearly one in five adults are living with HIV. Men in Botswana over age 40, the focus on the present research,

HIV Prevention MSM Women Topic Policy Impact Populations Adults Risk

Innovative strategies to increase ART Initiation and viral suppression among HIV+ men in Malawi

Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
Tom Coates (tcoates@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
international
Funding IC:  FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER/ FY Total Cost by IC: $145,233

Abstract: Men continue to be missed by HIV testing and treatment services. Index partner testing is a critical strategy for reaching men. Index HIV self-testing (HIVST), whereby ART clients take HIVST kits home to their sexual partners for testing,

Biomedical Risk HIV Prevention Women

Interventions for Substance-Using Youth Living with HIV

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
national
Project Name:  Interventions for Substance Using Youth Living with HIV Project Type:  Living with HIV Substance Abuse Interventions for Substance Using Youth Living with HIV Project Description: Increasing numbers of youth are infected with HIV and are confronted with a series of challenges: stopping HIV transmission to others,
Living with HIV Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations HIV status HIV+

Investigating Resiliency in Preventing Binge Drinking and Stimulant Use Among Black Men at High-Risk for HIV

Erik Storholm (storholm@rand.org)
JENKINS, RICHARD A (jenkinsri@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $138,653

Abstract: There is a profoundly disproportionate HIV burden that exists among young black men who have sex with men (YBMSM). Substance use has been inextricably linked to HIV transmission since the beginning of the epidemic.

MSM Substance Use Topic Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV -

Investigating the Impact of Substance Use, Intimate Partner Violence, and COVID-19 on HIV Care Engagement among Young Black Sexual Minority Men with HIV in the US South

Erik Storholm (estorholm@sdsu.edu)
FLOURNOY FLOYD, MINNJUAN WYNCEPHEL (minnjuan.flournoyfloyd@nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC:$231,383

Abstract: Among sexual minority men, young Black sexual minority men are the most disproportionately impacted by HIV, with the majority of new infections among sexual minority men occurring among this group.

Topic Mental Health People of Color (POC) Risk Researcher Program Youth and Adolescents

Linking Refugees to HIV Clinical Care in Uganda

Laura Bogart (LBOGART@RAND.ORG)
Laura Bogart (LBOGART@RAND.ORG)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $186,192

Abstract: There are an estimated 3.4 million refugees living in sub-Saharan Africa, a region of the world which hosts 71% of the global population living with HIV. Displaced for an average of 17 years,

Global Impact HIV Prevention Topic Biomedical Mental Health

Long-Term Health Effects of Methamphetamine Use in the MACS

Steve Shoptaw, PhD
completed
national
The overall goal of this study is to determine the long-term health effects of methamphetamine use within an existing cohort of men who have sex with men participating in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study.
HIV - Comorbidities HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use Topic Populations HIV status

Los Angeles County HIV Needs Assessment

completed
local

The Los Angeles Commission on HIV (COH), in conjunction with the Department of Public Health Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP) and the Prevention Planning Committee (PPC), developed the Los Angeles County HIV Needs Assessment (LACHNA).

Living with HIV Substance Use Topic Mental Health Populations Adherence HIV status

Los Angeles County Methamphetamine Prevention Initiative

Steven Shoptaw, PhD
completed
local
There is a significant unmet need in Los Angeles County for methamphetamine-specific training, and community service agencies and outreach workers need education and training on effective approaches to engage and serve persons in the community at risk.
Education HIV status HIV+ HIV - HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic Technology Mental Health Populations

Los Angeles CRS for the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study

Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM/ FY Total Cost by IC:$46,610

Abstract: The UCLA Clinical Research Site (CRS) of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) / Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) Combined Cohort Study (CCS) proposes to continue to document clinical,

HIV Prevention Topic Populations Adherence Adults Risk

Mamekhaya

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
completed
international
In South Africa, where a large portion of pregnant women are HIV positive, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) is an important endeavor. To improve the effectiveness of the standard PMTCT programs,
Populations HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention Living with HIV Women Topic Mental Health Global Impact

Masihambisane – Pregnant Women: KZN

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Mary Jane Rotheram
completed
international

There are four intersecting epidemics among pregnant women in South Africa: hazardous alcohol use (30%), HIV (27%), TB (60% of HIV+), and malnutrition (24% of infants). Unless the prevention programs for these epidemics are horizontally integrated,

Women Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+ Comorbidities HIV - HIV Prevention Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Substance Use

MD for Life: Making Decisions for Life

Mary Jane Rotherman, Ph.D.
Norweeta Milburn
completed
national

MD for Life is a study that will help health-care professionals and researchers learn how well an intervention works with people living with HIV. Funded by the University-wide AIDS Research Program,

HIV Prevention Living with HIV Topic Populations HIV status HIV - Adults

Mechanisms of Cardiac Dysfunction in HIV and the Effect of Statins

Kara Chew (kchew@mednet.ucla.edu)
SOPKO, GEORGE (sopkog@nhlbi.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $708,470

Abstract: Contemporary cohorts of people living with HIV (PLWH) have a ~ 2.5-fold increased relative risk of heart failure versus matched controls. The predominant type of heart failure among PLWH is heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

Comorbidities Living with HIV Topic Biomedical Populations HIV status HIV+

Methamphetamine Abuse Treatment in HIV Prevention

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local
Gay and bisexual males who use methamphetamine are at extremely high risk for HIV infection. Methamphetamine use in this population is highly associated with risky sexual behavior, with users of the drug reporting an increased number of sexual partners,
MSM Substance Use Topic Populations HIV status HIV -

mHealth platform to link HIV-positive South Africans to care

W. Scott Comulada (wcomulada@mednet.ucla.edu)
GORDON, CHRISTOPHER M (cgordon1@mail.nih.gov)
completed
international
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC:$198,266

Abstract: The South African National Development Plan recognizes the value of health care delivery models such as home based counselling and testing (HBCT) by aiming to train between 700,000 and 1.3 million community health workers (CHW) to implement community-based health care by 2030.

HIV+ Living with HIV Topic Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status

mHealth to Enhance & Sustain Drug Use Reduction of the QUIT BI in Primary Care

Dallas Swendeman (dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu)
Dallas Swendeman (dswendeman@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $746,806

Abstract:The QUIT-Mobile study proposes to use mobile phone self-monitoring and feedback to enhance and sustain over 12-months the impacts of the Quit Using Drugs Intervention Trial (QUIT),

Mental Health Substance Use Topic

Mining Real-Time Social Media Big Data to Monitor HIV: Development and Ethical Issues

SEAN YOUNG (sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu)
0MCKAIG, ROSEMARY G (rmckaig@niaid.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES / FY Total Cost by IC: $671,438

Abstract:  Social “big data” holds information with wide-ranging implications for addressing issues along the HIV care continuum. Social big data refers to information from social media and online platforms on which individuals and communities create,

Youth and Adolescents Topic Technology Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV+ HIV - HIV Prevention

Mining real-time social media big data to monitor HIV: Development and Ethical Issues

SEAN YOUNG (sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu)
SEAN YOUNG (sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC:$737,082

Abstract: Social “big data” holds information with wide-ranging implications for addressing issues along the HIV care continuum. Social big data refers to information from social media and online platforms on which individuals and communities create,

HIV Prevention Topic Risk

Mining the Social Web to Monitor Public Health and HIV Risk Behaviors

SEAN YOUNG (sdyoung@mednet.ucla.edu)
SOFIA, HEIDI J (heidi.sofia@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $392,952

Abstract: Surveillance and monitoring of risk behavior and disease is a top priority of many health-related agencies and organizations, including the UN AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

HIV Prevention Topic Technology Populations HIV status HIV - Risk

MMT CARE for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Li Li
active
local

Abstract: This project uses a combination prevention approach to respond to the urgent need for improved quality of services at methadone maintenance therapy clinics, provider-client interactions, and client outcomes.

Global Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV - Adults HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic

Mobile Phone Adherence and Prevention Support for People Living with HIV in India

Dallas Swendeman
Dallas Swendeman
completed
international

The 2.3 million persons living with HIV (PLH) in India are being offered access to anti-retroviral therapies (ARV) by the government. ARVs offer the possibility of improving the individual’s health and to reduce transmission by decreasing viral load.

Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention Living with HIV Topic Technology

Mobile Technology and Incentives (Motives) for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Los Angeles

Sebastian Linnemayr (sebastian_linnemayr@rand.org)
ALLISON, SUSANNAH (allisonsu@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $257,938

Abstract:  HIV disproportionately affects sexual and gender minorities such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW). These individuals do not always receive the most up-to-date information on rapidly evolving guidelines in a time of new prevention technologies such as pre-exposure prophylaxis,

Technology Populations Transgender Adherence HIV status HIV - Risk MSM Topic

Mopati: A Pilot HIV Treatment Partner Intervention in Botswana

Laura Bogart (LBOGART@RAND.ORG)
Laura Bogart (LBOGART@RAND.ORG)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES / FY Total Cost by IC: $241,074

Abstract:Botswana has the second-highest HIV prevalence in the world. Low-cost, scalable interventions are essential to support people living with HIV to adhere to antiretroviral treatment (ART) and remain in care.

HIV Prevention Topic Policy Impact Adherence Education

MSM and Substances Cohort at UCLA Linking Infections Noting Effects (Masculine)

Pamina Gorbach (pgorbach@ucla.edu), Steven Shoptaw (SShoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
CHAND, NARESH (nchand@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $1,488,949

Abstract: This application in response to NIDA PAR 12-222 Cohort Studies of HIV/AIDS and Substance Use (U01) seeks to leverage extensive existing infrastructure and cohorts at the University of California,

MSM Adults STDs and STIs Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV -

MSM and Substances Cohort at UCLA Linking Infections Noting Effects (MASCULINE)

Pamina Gorbach (pgorbach@ucla.edu)
DUNSTON, SHEBA KING (dunstonsk@mail.nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC:$6,264

Abstract: The purpose of this summer research internship is to expose the selected student intern to theories, methods, clinical issues, public health issues, and community-based research addressing addiction treatment,

HIV Prevention MSM Topic Populations Education Researcher Program

Multilevel Integration Strategies to Enhance Service Provider Networks in Vietnam

Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
WILEY, TISHA R A (tisha.wiley@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $501,180

Abstract: Globally, organizational and system interventions are needed to provide integrated services to address the needs of people living with HIV who use drugs (PLHWUD), including other comorbid conditions.

Comorbidities Living with HIV Substance Use Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+

Multimodal Interventions to Improve Adherence to Oral Tenofovir/Emtricitabine as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in Women in Southern California

Raphael Landovitz
active
local

Abstract: Daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) as part of a combination prevention package has been shown to be effective for HIV prevention in randomized control trials of MSM and heterosexual men and women at risk for HIV infection;

Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status HIV - PreP and nPEP Women Topic Biomedical

MWCCS Covid-19 Supplement Activities

Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE/ FY Total Cost by IC:$110,256

Abstract: COVID-19 cases continue to rise, with over 3,000,000 cases and 130,000 deaths in the US and almost 12 million cases worldwide to date. Manifestations of SARS CoV-2 infection range from asymptomatic to mild,

HIV Prevention Topic Risk

Natural History of AIDS in Homosexual Men

Roger Detels
active
local

Abstract: The UCLA Center of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study proposes to continue to document clinical, immunologic, physiologic, behavioral, virologic, genetic and psychosocial changes in HIV-infected and -uninfected men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM).

HIV - MSM Topic Populations Education HIV status HIV+

NIDA Clinical Trials Network: Big South/West Node

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $4,398,040

Abstract: The Big South/West Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) represents an expansion of the Texas Node that has been a part of the CTN since 2005.

Topic Risk Comorbidities HIV Prevention Substance Use

NIMH Project Accept

Thomas J. Coates
completed
international

Project Accept is a Phase III randomized controlled trial of community mobilization, mobile testing, same-day results, and post-test support for HIV in in sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand. Thirty-four communities in Africa (South Africa,

Global Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV - Adults HIV Prevention Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Topic

Nsindikanjake Vocational Training Project

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
completed
international

Socio-economic status plays an important role in HIV risk and prevention. Specifically, poverty can lead to survival sex and unprotected sex. The Nsindikanjake Vocational Training Project, a collaboration between UCLA and the Uganda Youth Development League (UYDEL),

Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV - Risk HIV Prevention Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic

Optimizing Access to nPEP for HIV Using Contingency Management in Stimulant-Using MSM

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local
The majority of new HIV infections across Los Angeles County continue to be found among men who have sex with other men (MSM). Within MSM, stimulant abuse, particularly methamphetamine abuse, is the major factor in driving new infections,
HIV Prevention MSM PreP and nPEP Substance Use Topic Biomedical Populations HIV status HIV - Risk

Oral and Dental Consequences of Methamphetamine Use

completed
local
Burgeoning clinical reports and media coverage link methamphetamine (MA) use with accelerated and extensive dental deterioration, leading to the common moniker “meth mouth”. The oral effects may be exacerbated in immune-compromised individuals who are at increased risk for caries and periodontal disease.
Substance Use Topic HIV status

P-QUAD Study

Raphael Landovitz
Raphael Landovitz
completed
local
PQUAD is a pilot project to evaluate the acceptability, safety, and feasibility of delivering community-based HIV post-exposure prophylaxis in diverse Los Angeles County communities. It is a joint venture of UCLA,
HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention MSM PreP and nPEP Substance Use Topic Biomedical Populations People of Color (POC)

Penile Hygiene

Thomas J. Coates
completed
international

This feasibility study investigates promotion of an existing social norm, post-coital penile cleansing, and its potential as an HIV prevention behavioral intervention.

We test participants’ ability to understand the study-specific counseling and consistently adhere to a genital hygiene regimen.

Populations HIV status HIV - Comorbidities HIV Prevention STDs and STIs Topic Global Impact

Philani- Cape Town

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Mary Jane Rotheram
completed
international

There are four intersecting epidemics among pregnant women in South Africa: hazardous alcohol use (30%), HIV (27%), TB (60% of HIV+), img_5313and malnutrition (24% of infants). Unless the prevention programs for these epidemics are horizontally integrated,

Women Topic Populations HIV status HIV+ HIV - Comorbidities HIV Prevention Living with HIV Substance Use

Pilot Intervention to Empower HIV Clients as Prevention Advocates in Uganda

Laura Bogart
active
local

Abstract:  People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) have a critical role to play in HIV prevention, not only in the context of Prevention for Positives and Treatment as Prevention,

HIV status HIV+ Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Topic Global Impact Populations Adherence

Pilot Test of a Collaborative Care Team for Medical Inpatients with Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders

Allison Ober (ober@rand.org)
DANOVITCH, ITAI (itai.danovitch@cshs.org)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $270,125

Abstract: The specific aims of this three-year R34 are to prepare for a clinical trial by (1) developing the protocol and resources for a consultation-liaison service-based collaborative care team (CCT) intervention to address untreated opioid and alcohol use disorders (OAUDs) among hospitalized inpatients and actively link them to follow-up care,

Substance Use Topic Biomedical Risk Researcher Program

Popular Opinion Leader HIV Intervention among Chinese Market Workers

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
international
This project is part of the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial which adopts a two-arm, randomized community-level design to test the Popular Opinion Leader (POL) HIV prevention intervention model at five international sites (China,
Stigma Reduction Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+ HIV - Adults HIV Prevention

PRIDE

Debra Murphy, PhD
completed
local

Adherence to therapy is now more important than ever in HIV/AIDS care due to recent advances in HIV therapeutics. Poor adherence to antiretroviral drugs can result in the development of resistance by HIV to multiple drugs–and to whole classes of drugs.

Living with HIV Topic Populations Adherence Education HIV status HIV+

Project BURMESE: Buddhist Understanding and Reduction of Myanmarese Experiences of HIV Stigma and Exclusion

Chen, Wei-Ti (wchen@sonnet.ucla.edu)
Chen, Wei-Ti (wchen@sonnet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC: FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC: $190,802

Abstract: Myanmar is facing a looming HIV crisis and is listed as a “country of concern” by UNAIDS. After the first case of HIV was diagnosed in Myanmar in 1988,

Stigma Reduction Topic Risk HIV Prevention

Project i (Prevention Among Homeless Youth)

completed
international

A number of studies have informed us about the substantial risk for HIV associated with chronic homelessness among youth in both the U.S. and Australia, even though these studies have typically been cross-sectional or samples of convenience.

Youth and Adolescents Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention Homelessness

Project Tech Support

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local

Interventions, Training Manuals, etc: 

Out-of-treatment, methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM) are at extreme risk of HIV acquisition and transmission, predominantly through high-risk sexual behaviors that are facilitated by use of the drug.

Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use Topic Populations

Promoting Migrant Health Through HIV Awareness

completed
international

For some Mexican migrants, the opportunities for receiving HIV-related interventions may be quite limited, especially for migrants who are in transition from one locale to another and who may not have the residential stability oftentimes required by HIV prevention programs. 

Global Impact Populations People of Color (POC) Education HIV status HIV - Adults HIV Prevention Topic

Promoting Reductions in Intersectional Stigma to Improve HIV Testing and PrEP Use Among Latino Sexual Minority Men

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
GREENWOOD, GREGORY (gregory.greenwood@nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH + NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES / FY Total Cost by IC: $715,688

Abstract: HIV prevention continuum disparities persist among Latinos in the U.S., especially those who are immigrants and sexual minority men (SMM). Latinos tend to be diagnosed with HIV (i.e.,

HIV Prevention PreP and nPEP Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence Adults Risk

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health Insurance Coverage Stability: Implications for Chronic Disease Management and Use of Preventative Services

DIANE TAN (diane.tan@ucla.edu)
COLSTON, CARMEN M
completed
local
Funding IC: AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY / FY Total Cost by IC:$41,931

Abstract:  Unstable health insurance coverage (i.e., gaining and/or losing coverage over time) affects millions of individuals in the US. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped 16.4 million of the uninsured gain coverage through the expansion of Medicaid in 31 states (including the District of Columbia as of September 1,

Adherence HIV status Adults Topic Policy Impact Populations People of Color (POC)

Recruiting and Engaging Adolescents in Creating Hope (Project REACH)

Norweeta Milburn
completed
local
Project REACH aims to create an effective recruitment and retention method for family interventions for substance abuse and adapt culturally-appropriate substance abuse programs targeting African American adolescents who are enrolled in Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) schools and their parents (parents includes an adult guardian).
HIV Prevention Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations HIV status HIV - Families

Rectal Transmission of STIs/HIV among Women

Pamina Gorbach
completed
local

While the prevalence and epidemiology of rectal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are well characterized among men who have sex with men (MSM), little is known about rectal STIs in women.

Substance Use Women Topic Populations HIV status HIV - Risk Comorbidities STDs and STIs

Resiliency Education to Reduce Depression Disparities

Jeanne Miranda (Co-I)
active
local

Abstract: Depression is the leading cause of adult disability and common among lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) adults. Primary care depression quality improvement (QI) programs can improve outcomes for minorities more significantly than for nonminorities,

Comorbidities MSM Stigma Reduction Topic Mental Health Populations Adherence Adults CBOs

Risk and Protective Factors for Adherence to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PreP) in Transwomen of Color

Erik Storholm (storholm@rand.org)
JENKINS, RICHARD A (jenkinsri@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $262,330

Abstract: Transgender women (TW) are currently the SGM population at highest risk for HIV infection in the United States, especially those who are racial/ethnic minorities. TW also report the highest levels of discrimination,

Populations People of Color (POC) Transgender HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention PreP and nPEP Topic Biomedical

Safety Counts

Mary jane Rotheram, Ph.D
completed
local

Drug users have a high risk of HIV infection. Because certain neighborhoods have higher levels of substance abuse, HIV risk becomes related to geography as well. Thus, there is need for local street outreach programs such as Safety Counts.

HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic Populations HIV status HIV - Adults

Screen, Treat and Retain Meth-Using People with Opioid Use Disorders at MMT Clinics (STAR-OM)

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
LE, GIANG M (leminhgiang@hmu.edu.vn)
active
international
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $473,025

Abstract: We propose to develop and evaluate optimal combinations of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to improve HIV outcomes and reduce methamphetamine use among people with opioid use disorder (OUD) who are in methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) in Vietnam (STAR-OM study).

Substance Use Topic Technology Global Impact Risk

Siempre Seguire: A Pilot Intervention to Improve Coping With Discrimination and Adherence Among HIV-Positive Latino MSM

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
SENN, THERESA ELAINE (teri.senn@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH/ FY Total Cost by IC: $194,834

Abstract: HIV-related disparities in diagnosis and disease outcomes persist among Latinos, and Latinos living with HIV show a lower percentage of viral suppression compared to the general HIV-positive population.

HIV status HIV+ Comorbidities Living with HIV MSM Stigma Reduction Topic Mental Health Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence

SMS as an Incentive to Adhere (SITA)

Sebastian Linnemayr
active
local

Abstract: HIV care requires high medication adherence to achieve optimal clinical outcomes such as slowing the progression to AIDS. Youths face special and unique challenges to adherence. Despite a wealth of interventions designed to increase adherence outcomes,

Youth and Adolescents Topic Technology Global Impact Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Adults Living with HIV

SNS-Based Data Mining to Understand MSM Substance Use and HIV Risk Behavior

IAN HOLLOWAY (holloway@luskin.ucla.edu)
SCHULDEN, JEFFREY D (schuldenj@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $154,000

Abstract: HIV incidence among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (hereafter MSM) continues to rise, driven in part by substance use. MSM are increasingly using social networking sites (SNS) to find substance use and sexual partners.

Topic Technology Populations HIV status HIV - Risk HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use

South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)

Jesse Clark (jlclark@mednet.ucla.edu)
STOFF, DAVID M (dstoff@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC:$269,645

Abstract: Effective HIV prevention interventions require the integrated analysis of behavioral, biological, and social transmission patterns within specific cultural contexts. The South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR) program offers developing investigators from the U.S.

HIV - Researcher Program Topic Global Impact Education HIV status

South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)

Jesse Clark (jlclark@mednet.ucla.edu)
Jesse Clark (jlclark@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
international
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $255,193

Abstract: Effective HIV prevention interventions require the integrated analysis of behavioral, biological, and social transmission patterns within specific cultural contexts. The South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR) program offers developing investigators from the U.S.

HIV Prevention Topic Education Researcher Program

Staying healthy: Taking Antiretrovirals Regularly (STAR)

Debra Murphy, PhD
completed
local
Adherence with prescribed medication regimens is critically important for patients with HIV infection, due to recent advances in HIV therapeutics. Due to the unique nature of the drugs they take (e.g.,
Living with HIV Topic Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Adults

STI Screening as a Combined HIV Prevention Platform for MSM in Peru

Jesse Clark
active
local

Abstract: Periodic counseling, testing, and treatment for rectal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) provides a multi- dimensional platform to integrate behavioral and biological HIV prevention strategies for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru.

HIV - Comorbidities HIV Prevention MSM STDs and STIs Topic Global Impact Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status

Still Climbin’: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Improve Coping with Discrimination, Address Medical Mistrust, and Reduce Health Disparities among Black Sexual Minority Men

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
GILLMAN, ARIELLE SAMANTHA (arielle.gillman@nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $566,690

Abstract: Black men, especially Black sexual minority men (SMM), are negatively affected by health and healthcare disparities: They show worse outcomes for preventable conditions and preventable complications from chronic conditions,

HIV Prevention STDs and STIs Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Risk

Street Smart (US)

Marguerita Lightfoot
Norweeta Milburn
completed
national

Runaway and homeless youth have a national seroprevalence rate of 2.3%, a rate about six times higher than adolescents in the major AIDS epicenters.

Links to Interventions, Training Manuals,
Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention Homelessness Substance Use

Street Smart Uganda; UYDEL

Marguerita Lightfoot
Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
completed
international

Targeted Risk Group: 

Urban Ugandan youth (UYDEL)

Street Smart was an intensive HIV/AIDS program for slum youths whose behaviors place them at risk of becoming HIV infected.

Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV - Risk HIV Prevention Homelessness Youth and Adolescents Topic

Structural Pathways for South African Men to Reduce Substance Abuse and HIV

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Dallas Swendeman, Ph.D.
completed
international

Young men aged 18-25 years in South Africa face the intersecting epidemics of HIV, alcohol and drug abuse, and unemployment. This R34 is designed to reduce young men’s risk by addressing three problems with existing evidence-based programs (EBP): interventions are not designed considering men’s fight-flight coping strategy;

Global Impact Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV - Adults Risk HIV Prevention Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic

Support To Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other (STRIVE)

Norweeta Milburn
Norweeta Milburn
completed
local

The STRIVE program aimed to improve residential stability and the quality of residential life, reduce the number of runaway episodes, as well as reduce HIV-related sexual and substance use risk acts.

Substance Use Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations HIV status HIV - Risk Families HIV Prevention Homelessness

Syphilis immunology and biology to improve clinical management and vaccine design

Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
Jeffrey Klausner (jdklausner@med.usc.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $666,190

Abstract: The proposed study will help substantially advance understanding of the immunology, biology, and detection of syphilis, through studying newly identified cases of in Lima, Peru, where syphilis is hyper-endemic.

Biomedical HIV Prevention Topic

TEA for Families and Children: A Randomized Intervention Trial

Li Li
Li Li
completed
international
Funding IC:  EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT / FY Total Cost by IC: $511,460

Abstract: This 5-year project is a randomized controlled trial of the TEA (Together for Empowerment Activities) intervention. TEA intervention is an innovative,

Topic Global Impact Populations HIV status HIV+ Families Living with HIV Stigma Reduction

Teaching, Raising, and Communicating with Kids (TRACK)

Debra Murphy, PhD
completed
local

The purpose of this 3-year R01 is to test the preliminary efficacy of an intervention to assist HIV-infected mothers to disclose their serostatus to their young (age 6 – 12 year old),

Populations Education HIV status HIV+ Families Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Women Youth and Adolescents Topic

Teens and Adults Learning to Communicate (TALC: LA)

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
completed
local

Project TALC was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to evaluate the efficacy of a family-based intervention over time and to contrast the life adjustments of HIV-affected families and their non-HIV-affected neighbors in the current treatment era.

HIV+ Families Living with HIV Substance Use Women Youth and Adolescents Topic Mental Health Populations Adherence HIV status

Teens and Adults Learning to Communicate (TALC: NYC)

Mary Jane Rotheram Ph.D.
Mary Jane Rotheram
completed
national

Teens and Adults Learning to Communicate

Project TALC was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and is an intervention designed to improve behavior and mental health outcomes among parents with AIDS and their adolescent children.

Adherence HIV status Families HIV+ Living with HIV Stigma Reduction Women Youth and Adolescents Topic Mental Health Populations People of Color (POC)

Testing of an HIV Prevention Card Game for the Angolan Armed Forces

completed
international

Brief overview: The goals of this pilot study are to evaluate the effectiveness and cultural applicability of a game that promotes greater awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention messages.  By using a consumer driven approach and adapting innovations from computer and video gaming,

HIV Prevention Topic Technology Global Impact Populations People of Color (POC) Education HIV status HIV - Adults

Text Me, Girl! – Text Messaging to Improve Linkage, Retention and Health Outcomes among HIV-positive Young Transgender Women

Cathy Reback
active
local

Abstract: Young trans women experience a number of psychosocial challenges including discrimination, prejudice, stigmatization, and social/economic marginalization, which stand as obstacles to linkage and retention in HIV care and ART medication adherence.

HIV+ Topic Technology Mental Health Populations Transgender Adherence HIV status

The Alexis Project

Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
active
local

Abstract: Trans women of color experience a number of psychosocial challenges including discrimination, prejudice, stigmatization, and social/economic marginalization, which stand as obstacles to HIV care and other needed services.

Transgender Adherence HIV status HIV+ Topic Populations

The BARS Study: Building Agent Based Models of Racialized Justice System Study in Black MSM

Nina Harawa (Site PI); nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu
John Schneider; jschnei1@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
completed
local
Total Funding: $38,102 (NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE)

Abstract:  Large disparities in HIV rates in black men who have sex with men (BMSM) are not explained by higher engagement in risky behaviors and are particularly high among younger MSM.

Populations People of Color (POC) Incarcerated HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use Topic

The impact of cannabinoids on inflammation, HIV viral load and symptoms of distress among persons living with HIV

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC:  $156,368

Abstract: This Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) will provide Dr. Chukwuemeka N. Okafor with training and expertise needed to facilitate his transition toward research independence in HIV and drug use prevention research.

Policy Impact Risk Substance Use Topic Biomedical Mental Health

The Influence of PreP Stigma Among Black and Latino MSM PreP Adopters

Ron Brooks (rabrooks@mednet.ucla.edu)
STIRRATT, MICHAEL J (stirrattm@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $156,526

Abstract: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical HIV prevention strategy with the potential to reduce the rate of new HIV infection among black and Latino men who have sex with men (BLMSM),

PreP and nPEP Stigma Reduction Topic Biomedical Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status HIV - MSM

The TransAction Program

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local

Many male-to-female transgender women are at high-risk of HIV infection as a result of several socio-cultural conditions, such as low income, high unemployment, lower levels of education, and unstable housing.

HIV status HIV - HIV Prevention Substance Use Topic Populations Transgender

The UCLA HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program

Norweeta Milburn
active
local

Abstract: The NIH Working Group on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce recently released a set of recommendations to improve the diversity of the research workforce, including establishing a “system of mentorship “networks”

Risk Researcher Program Substance Use Topic Populations Education HIV status HIV -

The UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program

Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC:$377,991

Abstract: This R25 renewal application responds to PAR-16-224 for continued funding for the UCLA HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP). Our Program’s mission is to provide training and mentorship to early career postdoctoral scholars whose focus is reducing substance abuse and transmission of HIV in underserved populations at high risk for traumatic stress and health disparities.

Topic Researcher Program HIV Prevention

Theory-Based Text Messaging to Reduce Methamphetamine Use and HIV Risks Among MSM

Cathy Reback (reback@friendsresearch.org)
LAO, GUIFANG (laog@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE / FY Total Cost by IC: $464,688

Abstract: Methamphetamine use among men who have sex with men (MSM) is deeply integrated into socio-sexual networks including physical risk venues such as circuit parties, sex clubs, and bathhouses and digital spaces such as cell phone applications,

HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use Topic Technology Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV -

Together Learning Choices (TLC)

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D.
Dallas Swendeman
completed
national

TLC (Together Learning Choices) is an HIV prevention and health promotion intervention developed for HIV-positive teens and youth (ages 13 to 29). TLC is delivered in small groups using cognitive-behavioral strategies to change behavior.

People of Color (POC) Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention Living with HIV Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations

Trajectories of socially regulated gene expression, methamphetamine use, and viral load among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) receiving contingency management

Michael J. Li (mjli@mednet.ucla.edu)
Michael J. Li (mjli@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $189,401

Abstract: he K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award will provide Dr. Michael Li with invaluable research experience, mentored training from interdisciplinary faculty, and training activities in a combination of behavioral and basic sciences,

Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Families Substance Use Topic Biomedical

Transprep: Social Network-Based PreP Adherence for Transgender Women in Peru

Jesse Clark (jlclark@mednet.ucla.edu)
STIRRATT, MICHAEL J (stirrattm@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH / FY Total Cost by IC: $141,615

Abstract: The effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for reducing HIV transmission is strongly dependent on adherence, which is influenced by individual, social, and structural factors. We propose a social network-based intervention to promote PrEP adherence among transgender women (TW) in Lima,

HIV - Adults PreP and nPEP Topic Global Impact Populations People of Color (POC) Transgender Adherence HIV status

Treatment Advocacy Intervention for HIV-Positive African Americans

Laura Bogart (laura_bogart@rand.org)
ALVIDREZ, JENNIFER L (alvidrezjl@mail.nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES/ FY Total Cost by IC: $280,511

Abstract: Compared to other races/ethnicities, African Americans with HIV have lower levels of engagement in care, are less likely to be on antiretroviral treatment (ART), and are more likely to delay care and ART initiation;

Topic Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence HIV status HIV+ Stigma Reduction

UCLA Rapid, Relevant, Rigorous Implementation Science Hub

Steven Shoptaw (sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu)
GORDON, CHRISTOPHER M (cgordon1@mail.nih.gov)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERY AMD INFECTIOUS DISEASES/ FY Total Cost by IC:$313,156

Abstract: Implementation science (IS) plays an increasingly important role in the advancement of HIV research. Inherently multidisciplinary, IS recognizes that healthcare systems often struggle to provide high quality services with limited resources and offers a growing number of evidence-based strategies for incorporating research investments in order to improve healthcare value and public health.

HIV Prevention Topic Researcher Program

UCLA Thai MOPH Epidemiology Training Program on AIDS

Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
Sung-Jae Lee (sjlee@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC: $160,000

Abstract: Although the prevalence of HIV in Thailand has been declining recently among the general population, the level remains high among drug users (20%+), MSM (8-22%) and sex workers (7% among direct sex workers and 21% among street walkers).

MSM Sex Workers Substance Use Topic Global Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV+ Researcher Program

UCLA/Cambodia HIV/AIDS Training Program in Data Management and Analysis

Pamina Gorbach (pgorbach@ucla.edu)
BANSAL, GEETHA PARTHASARATHY (geetha.bansal@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC: $289,346

Abstract: The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia increased sharply in the 1990s, reaching upwards of 40% among high-risk populations.2 While the prevalence rate declined to approximately 0.9% by 2006,

Policy Impact Populations Education HIV status HIV+ HIV - Risk Researcher Program Topic Global Impact

UCLA/China CDC Training Program in Advanced Research Methodologies

Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
BANSAL, GEETHA PARTHASARATHY (geetha.bansal@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC:$252,754

Abstract: China has implemented comprehensive nation-wide data collection on HIV diagnosis, treatment and survival of HIV/AIDS patients, and on participants in the drug replacement programs, which provides an invaluable resource for monitoring the programs and informing intervention strategies.

Topic Global Impact Populations Education HIV status Researcher Program

UCLA/Myanmar Training Program in Advanced HIV/AIDS Methodologies

Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
BANSAL, GEETHA PARTHASARATHY (geetha.bansal@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER / FY Total Cost by IC: $291,853

Abstract: Myanmar has one of the worst epidemics of HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia. Implementation of an effective HIV control program has been hampered by the isolation of Myanmar from the global community for more than 50 years.

Topic Global Impact Education Researcher Program

UCLA/Myanmar Training Program in Advanced HIV/AIDS Methodologies

Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
Roger Detels (detels@ucla.edu)
completed
international
Funding IC:  FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER + NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $295,072

Abstract: Myanmar has one of the worst epidemics of HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia. Implementation of an effective HIV control program has been hampered by the isolation of Myanmar from the global community for more than 50 years.

HIV Prevention Technology Researcher Program

UCLA/Vietnam Training Program in Evaluation and Advanced Methodologies

Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
BANSAL, GEETHA PARTHASARATHY (geetha.bansal@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER/ FY Total Cost by IC:$299,113

Abstract: The UCLA School of Public Health and the Hanoi Medical University (HMU) in Vietnam propose to collaborate on a training program in advanced research methodology and HIV/AIDS.

Populations Education HIV status Researcher Program Topic Global Impact

Uganda HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing Study

Thomas J. Coates
completed
international

 

The Uganda HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) Study is a randomized clinical trial to evaluate strategies for optimizing risk reduction within the context of routine HIV VCT (rVCT) and fully integrating inpatient counseling and testing with post-discharge HIV medical care to ensure that diagnosed individuals receive access to care.

HIV Prevention Living with HIV Topic Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Researcher Program

Understanding and Engaging Families in HIV Biomedical Prevention for Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men

Nina Harawa (nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
Nina Harawa (nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES / FY Total Cost by IC:$129,465

Abstract: This K01 is submitted by Dr. del Pino, Associate Professor, from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). This proposal is the next step in his transition from philosophy to public health research.

Families HIV Prevention MSM Topic Biomedical Populations People of Color (POC)

Use of Social Media to Improve Engagement, Retention, and Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum – Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center

Ron Brooks
active
local

Abstract: The Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (ETAC) will be comprised of a collaborative team of experts from the Department of Family Medicine and the Center for HIV Identification,

Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ Youth and Adolescents Topic

Using data science to measure the impact of opioid agonist therapy in patients admitted with Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections

David, Goodman (dgoodman@mednet.ucla.edu)
David, Goodman (dgoodman@mednet.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $203,040

Abstract: This career development award will provide early career support for investigation of the management of infec- tious diseases in the setting of addiction in hospitals. The award will provide support for the candidate to develop expertise in the following areas: 1) addiction science research;

Comorbidities Substance Use Topic Risk Researcher Program

uTECH: Machine Learning for HIV Prevention Among Substance Using GBMSM

Ian Holloway (holloway@luskin.ucla.edu)
Ian Holloway (holloway@luskin.ucla.edu)
active
local
Funding IC:  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE/ FY Total Cost by IC: $13,728

Abstract: Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) are disproportionately impacted by HIV in the U.S. Substance use is an important influence on HIV risk among GBMSM;

HIV Prevention MSM Substance Use Topic Populations Risk

Vaccine Interest and Benefit Evaluation (VIBE)

Mary Jane Rotheram, Ph.D
Dallas Swendeman
completed
local
Relatively few studies have addressed consumers’ potential responses after a hypothetical Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) vaccine becomes available for widespread use (e.g., vaccine acceptance, possible changes in risk behavior). Similar consumer research is used widely in the manufacturing industry to inform new product development,
HIV Prevention Topic Populations HIV status HIV -

Vietnam – Development of a Family Intervention to Address Drug Use and HIV in Vietnam

Li Li
Li Li
completed
international

This two-year study will be conducted in Phu Tho Province, Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene & Epidemiology (NIHE). This study will develop and pilot an intervention aimed at increasing family support for IDU’s behavior change and family capacities to effectively cope with the impact of IDUs and HIV.

Populations Education HIV status HIV+ Families Living with HIV Substance Use Topic Mental Health

Voucher-based Incentives in a Prevention Setting (VIPS)

Cathy J. Reback
Cathy J. Reback
completed
local

Interventions, Training Manuals, etc. : 

Homelessness is a significant problem plaguing American cities and homeless substance abusers face increased risks.

Topic Populations Adherence HIV status HIV+ HIV Prevention Homelessness MSM Substance Use

Xiangya-UCLA HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Initiative

Li Li (lililili@ucla.edu)
BANSAL, GEETHA PARTHASARATHY (geetha.bansal@nih.gov)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE + FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER/ FY Total Cost by IC: $271,595

Abstract: The long-term objective of the Xiangya-UCLA HIV/AIDS Nursing Research Initiative is to enhance capacity at Xiangya School of Nursing (Central South University, Hunan, China) and affiliated institutions to conduct research addressing questions in HIV/AIDS nursing with a focus on mental health and management of cognitive/affective symptoms of HIV and concomitant conditions.

Researcher Program Topic Mental Health Global Impact Populations Education HIV status

Youth LIGHT

Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
Norweeta Milburn (nmilburn@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
national

Youth LIGHT was a study to address critical gaps in research on HIV/AIDS prevention with high risk youth, offering an opportunity to shift patterns of sexual risk behaviors among delinquent youth at risk of becoming HIV seropositive adults.

HIV - HIV Prevention Homelessness Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations HIV status

Youth Services Navigation Intervention for HIV+ Adolescents and Young Adults Being Released from Incarceration

William Cunningham (wcunningham@mednet.ucla.edu)
HARAWA, NINA THAWATA (NHarawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES / FY Total Cost by IC: $708,966

Abstract: The continuum of HIV care has forced new focus on the urgency to identify and effectively serve high-need, under-resourced, and often transient populations to facilitate their receiving the necessary ongoing care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) to suppress HIV RNA viral load (VL).

HIV+ Youth and Adolescents Topic Populations Incarcerated Adherence Education HIV status

Youth Services Navigation Intervention for HIV+ adolescents and young adults being released from incarceration: A randomized control trial

Nina Harawa (nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
Nina Harawa (nharawa@mednet.ucla.edu)
completed
local
Funding IC: NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES / FY Total Cost by IC: $708,966

Abstract: The continuum of HIV care has forced new focus on the urgency to identify and effectively serve high-need, under-resourced, and often transient populations to facilitate their receiving the necessary ongoing care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) to suppress HIV RNA viral load (VL).

Mental Health Populations People of Color (POC) Adherence HIV Prevention Homelessness Living with HIV PreP and nPEP Youth and Adolescents Topic

¡Tu Vales!: An HIV Testing Campaign for Latino Day Laborers

completed
local

Project Name: 

¡Tu Vales!:  An HIV Testing Campaign for Latino Day Laborers

Some Latino men involved in high risk behaviors have been found to be more likely to choose to get tested for HIV when the HIV test is “bundled” with other tests.

HIV - Adults HIV Prevention Topic Populations People of Color (POC) HIV status