Services

Behavioral Science Research Consultation to provide technical assistance with a particular focus on the development and evaluation of intervention strategies, behavioral theory, and measurement of mental health, substance use, and other social and behavioral constructs for HIV-related projects. Please complete a Request for Consultation to access this service.

The Behavioral Science Core holds quarterly trainings each year in qualitative research methods. 

Behavioral Science Core

About

The Behavioral Science Core provides resources to catalyze new behavioral science research that will contribute to curbing the global HIV epidemic and improve outcomes along the continuum of HIV prevention and care. We promote and support collaborative, interdisciplinary HIV research that integrates cutting-edge behavioral science by constructing a behavioral science infrastructure within the CFAR. The Behavioral Science Core will maintain a resource database, organize symposia to promote local and regional cross-disciplinary collaboration, facilitate coordinated responses to funding opportunities, and provide consultation services related to behavioral science to the diverse community of CFAR investigators.

Services
Services

Behavioral Science Research Consultation to provide technical assistance with a particular focus on the development and evaluation of intervention strategies, behavioral theory, and measurement of mental health, substance use, and other social and behavioral constructs for HIV-related projects. Please complete a Request for Consultation to access this service.

The Behavioral Science Core holds quarterly trainings each year in qualitative research methods. 

Activities

Junior Investigator Group (JIG) monthly meetings to provide mentoring to early- and mid-stage investigators in behavioral science and HIV. Please contact Jane Simoni at jsimoni@uw.edu for more information.

Behavioral Science Symposium to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers and community members (annual)

Quantitative Stigma Working Group monthly meetings to review relevant literature and discuss measurement and analysis issues in quantitative stigma research. Dr. Brian Flaherty and Dr. Susan Graham co-lead the group, and individuals, especially trainees with an interest in this area are welcome to join. To join, please contact Dr. Flaherty at bxf4@uw.edu and let him know about your specific interest.

People

Leadership

Jane Simoni, PhD – Core Director

Susan Graham, MD, MPH, PhD – Core Associate Director

Deepa Rao, PhD – Core Associate Director

 

Faculty

Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH

Kristin Beima-Sofie, MPH, PhD

David Katz, MPH, PhD

Judith Tsui, MD, MPH

 

Steering Committee

Michelle Andrasik, PhD

Connie Celum, MD

Ann Collier, MD

Steven Wakefield

Karina Walters, MSW, PhD

Frank Wong, PhD

   

Contact

cfar@uw.edu