Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research

Dr. Walensky at K workshop

The Epidemiology and Outcomes Program began in May 2003 and currently tackles a variety of research areas that intersect with other HU CFAR research initiatives including:

  • HIV testing
  • Presentation to care
  • Predictors of disease outcomes
  • Adherence
  • Stigma
  • Nutrition
  • Costs
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Quality of life.

Goals

Domestic and International Collaboration: Synergy and overlap with HU CFAR cores and programs while connecting investigators to the services of the Biostatistics and Clinical Cores, as well as co-organizing meetings with the International and Behavioral and Social Science Programs.

NIH Collaboration: SWG member participation at the national level in NIAID-funded trial networks, including IMPAACT, HPTN and continued involvement with ACTG as well as in national CFAR working groups.

Mentoring:  Ongoing grant reviews for faculty submitting Epidemiology and Outcomes related proposals and participation in the K-award mock reviews for junior investigators.

Education and Training: Involvement in the organizing of annual K-workshops, biweekly Research-in-Progress meetings, and frequent HOPE conferences.