Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course

Curriculum

Essentials of STI/HIV Interdisciplinary Research

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Biostatistics Essentials for STD/HIV Research
  • Essentials of Epidemiology for STD/HIV Research
  • HIV Immunology
  • Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis

Clinical and Epidemiologic Aspects of Specific Infections

  • Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Chlamydia: Epidemiology, Natural History, and Clinical Manifestations and Management
  • Epidemiology and Clinical Aspects of HSV
  • HIV-Associated Cancers: Epidemiology and Pathogenesis
  • HPV: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
  • Mental Health and HIV
  • Microbicides
  • Neisseria Gonorrhoeae: Disease, Pathogenesis and Prevention
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: An Important Cause of Infertility in Women
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
  • Research Issues in Vaginitis
  • Stem cell gene therapy for HIV/AIDS
  • STI Diagnostics
  • Syphilis: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Tuberculosis and HIV Co-infection

Pathogenesis of Specific Infections

  • Biology of Developing an HIV Vaccine
  • HIV Pathogenesis
  • HSV-2 Pathogenesis
  • Human Papillomavirus Pathogenesis
  • Pathogenesis of Genital Tract Disease due to Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Pathogenesis of Syphilis
  • The Human Microbiome and HIV/STI Dynamics

Behavioral Research Methods and Research in Special Populations

  • Concurrency Messaging for Black Communities: A community-based approach
  • Design of Questionnaires in Behavioral Epidemiology
  • HIV/STD Research in Adolescent Populations
  • Men Who Have Sex with Men and the Global HIV Epidemic
  • Sexual Networks and HIV: An opportunity for HIV prevention
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of STD Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Using Qualitative Methods in STD/HIV Behavioral Research

Implementation Science and Health Economics

  • Balancing the Costs and Benefits: Integrating Health Economic Analyses into STI/HIV Research
  • HIV Testing Strategies
  • Operations Research
  • Partner Services for HIV/STD
  • STI Control for HIV Prevention: From Research to Program and Policy
  • The HIV Care Continuum

Strategies for Successful and Ethical Research

  • Ethics of Research with Human Subjects
  • Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Successful Grant Application
  • Pathways to Success in Clinical Research: The Roles of Protected Time and the Mentor-Mentee Relationship
  • Writing and Publishing Scientific Manuscripts

Curriculum Committee

Connie Celum, MD
Michael H. Chung, MD, MPH
Bob Harrington, MD
King K. Holmes, MD, PhD
Sheila A. Lukehart, PhD
Lisa E. Manhart, PhD
R. Scott McClelland, MD, MPH
Barbra A. Richardson, PhD
Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH
Jane M. Simoni, PhD
Judd L. Walson, MD, MPH
Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH