Adolescent Health


Adolescents, both in the US and globally, are a key population affected by HIV, and novel research strategies are needed to prevent, treat, and potentially cure HIV in this vulnerable group. The purpose of the Adolescent Health Scientific Working Group (SWG) is to catalyze innovative research by bringing together investigators with interest and experience in addressing the unique issues facing adolescents in HIV treatment, cure, and prevention, including development of biomedical HIV prevention approaches, optimized models for care and treatment, and relevant behavioral and laboratory science.

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  • Adolescent Health Research work-in-progress group (monthly) for investigators and trainees to present adolescent health research among colleagues and receive critical feedback on projects, proposals and grants
  • Skill-building workshops (quarterly) to increase knowledge of key topics and research methods relevant to adolescent health
  • Keynote Lecture (annual) to bring together a network of HIV and adolescent health researchers and foster interdisciplinary collaboration



Adolescent Health Workshop Slides 2/28/2019- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Adolescent Health Workshop Slides 10/25/2019- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4



Alison Roxby, MD, MSc – SWG Co-Director

Renee Heffron, PhD, MPH – SWG Co-Director

Grace John-Stewart, MD, PhD – Senior Faculty Advisor