Implementation Science Exploratory Working Group

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Vist the University of Washington Implementation Science Core

Congratulations to the following Harvard University CFAR Investigators who secured NIH supplement funding in 2019 for Ending the HIV Epidemic implementation science projects.

  • Dr. Jacqueline Chu was awarded a supplement for "Intensive case management to end the HIV epidemic" to evaluate a patient navigation program from the perspective of the patients, providers, and community-based organizations.
     
  • Drs. Douglas Krakower and Julia Marcus have developed partnerships with the University of Alabama and the Jefferson County Department of Health to address both the Prevent and Diagnose pillars through "EHRs to scale up PrEP in the South" to study and test whether integrating automated tools into electronic health records to help providers identify potential candidates for PrEP can improve prescribing and prevent new HIV infections in public health clinics in Alabama.
  • Dr. Kevin Ard will leverage a partnership with the MGH Sexual Health Clinic, a nurse-led community-based organization (Health Innovations) and the MA Dept of Public Health to address the Prevent pillar with a pilot study to improve PrEP use among MSM where novel approaches to PrEP delivery in high-burden areas are urgently needed through his project "Mobile, Venue-Based PrEP for MSM."
  • Dr. George Seage received EHE support for his study "Enhancing US HIV Prevention Models" to address the Diagnose, Treat and Prevent pillars. His work involves 6 of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) sites in Miami, New Orleans, Houston, Jacksonville, Memphis and Birmingham to enhance and expand the HIV Calibrated Dynamic Model (HIV-CDM)

HIV Implementation Science Summit for EHE Supplement Projects

In September 2019, NIH announced the selection of 65 science-practice partnerships to prepare for more extensive implementation research proposals as part of Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Leaders of these projects gathered with federal officials and implementation science experts during a two-day meeting organized by the Third Coast CFAR in October 2019. The HIV Implementation Science Summit provided training in key implementation science concepts and methods, and examples of their application to HIV research. Recorded presentations are available as a resource to all investigators, practitioners, and policy makers interested in HIV implementation science.