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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and let him know about your specific interest.
Jane Simoni, PhD – Core Director
Susan Graham, MD, MPH, PhD – Core Associate Director
Deepa Rao, PhD – Core Associate Director
Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH
Kristin Beima-Sofie, MPH, PhD
David Katz, MPH, PhD
Judith Tsui, MD, MPH
Michelle Andrasik, PhD
Connie Celum, MD
Ann Collier, MD
Karina Walters, MSW, PhD
Frank Wong, PhD