Advances in HIV prevention and treatment interventions, together with unprecedented investments to bring these interventions to scale, presents an opportunity to prevent new infections, avert HIV-related morbidity and mortality, and dramatically alter the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, the full potential of recent scientific advances in HIV treatment and prevention has yet to be realized, and efficacious interventions have not been adequately scaled into effective programs. Implementation science can improve the uptake and effectiveness of these programs, and impact health at the population level.
The Implementation Science Core provides resources to develop implementation science expertise within the CFAR community. We foster new interdisciplinary implementation science research and link UW’s research and public health activities to promote implementation science in real-world public health settings. The goal of the Implementation Science Core is to create new training opportunities for junior researchers, lead to new and innovative research, and ultimately improve the speed, efficiency, and quality of efforts to translate scientific evidence on HIV prevention and care into effective, large-scale health programs.
Implementation Science Research Consultation to help CFAR investigators form interdisciplinary teams; translate their research into public health or clinical practice; and provide technical support in implementation science measures, research design, economic modeling, and disease transmission modeling. Please complete a Request for Consultation to access this service.
The CFAR provides technical assistance in HIV transmission modeling to clinical, social and behavioral researchers.
The CFAR holds periodic trainings for researchers in Mathematical Modeling.
HIV researchers have long appreciated the need to understand the social and behavioral determinants of HIV-related risk behavior, but the cumulative impact of individual behaviors on population-level HIV outcomes can be subtle and counterintuitive. Mathematical models are a way to examine the potential effects of the proximate biological and behavioral determinants of HIV transmission dynamics, alone and in combination.
Intensive Course in Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health: August 26-30, 2019 (held annually)
Implementation Science Mini-Course: August 2, 2019 (held annually)
LunchBox Talk Series (bi-monthly) in partnership with Public Health Seattle & King County (PHSKC) to bring together public health and academic researchers
Health Economics Impact Study Team: provides researchers with the tools to evaluate the costs and cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment interventions
Implementation Science Symposium (biennial) highlighting global and domestic implementation science to help foster collaboration between CFAR researchers and external institutions
Junior Faculty Research Mentoring Group (monthly) to develop novel research methods for IS, foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and coordinate responses to funding opportunities
CFAR Research Day: a one-day add on to the Program Evaluation TA Event (PETE) for health department epidemiologists in HIV/STD programs
Kenneth Gimbel-Sherr, PhD, MPH – Core Director
Matthew Golden, MD, MPH – Core Co-Director
Ruanne Barnabas, DPhil, MSc, MBChB – Core Faculty
Christine Khosropour, PhD, MPH – Core Faculty
Gabrielle O’Malley, PhD, MPH – Core Faculty
Arianna Rubin Means, PhD, MPH – Core Faculty
Martina Morris, PhD, MA – Core Faculty
Jeanette Birnbaum, PhD, MPH – Core Faculty
cfar at uw.edu