The Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core (SPRC) supports interdisciplinary HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research among social, behavioral and clinical scientists.
The SPRC provides technical assistance to CFAR investigators, organizes forums for interdisciplinary research community development, and enhances collaborations between researchers.
The SPRC also works with the Community Action Board (CAB) to pursue community-based research and translational research projects. Moreover, the SPRC works closely with Public Health-Seattle & King County to stimulate collaborative research projects and evidence-based policy development. Finally, the SPRC works with the International Core to identify collaborative research and translational research opportunities, as well as with the University of Nairobi Center for HIV Prevention and Research (UNCHIVPR) on translational research for HIV prevention.
The SPRC provides technical assistance in HIV transmission modeling to clinical, social and behavioral researchers.
The SPRC holds periodic trainings for researchers in Mathematical Modeling.
NOTE: The SPRC Qualitative Research Methods Workshop Series are not currently being offered. Trainings are tentatively expected to be offered later in 2017.
The SPRC holds quarterly trainings each year in qualitative research methods.
The SPRC provides consultation on survey instruments, study design, measuring sexual and substance use behaviors, adherence, and data analysis for sociobehavioral and HIV prevention research.
In addition to its Services, the SPRC provides ongoing mentorship and educational opportunities for social and behavioral scientists in the area of HIV/AIDS. Some of the SPRC's activities are listed below:
The SPRC holds a series of sociobehavioral research methodology workshops throughout the year. Past topics include Depression Measurement in HIV Research and Modeling Epidemics. Details may be found on the CFAR event calendar.
The SPRC Sponsors periodic research seminars, featuring sociobehavioral researchers. Details may be found on the CFAR event calendar.
SPRC Lunchbox Series with Public Health-Seattle & King County
The SPRC presents bimonthly Lunch Box Talks with the HIV/AIDS Program of Public Health-Seattle & King County. These presentations are held in the PHSKC offices at the Chinook Building and bring together public health and academic researchers. The Lunch Box Talks occurs on the 4th Tuesday, 12pm-1pm, bimonthly. Details about the presentations may be found on the CFAR event calendar.