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  • CHARM Pilot Awards – Year 01

    Stigma, Resilience and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Women Living with HIV

     PI: Claudia Martinez, MD, Department of Medicine

    This study aims to empirically test the relationships between intersectional stigma, resiliency and cardiovascular disease among women living with HIV and qualitatively explore the cardiovascular disease disparity in the context of intersectional stigma and resilience and optimal community-centered prevention/intervention efforts.

    The Syndemic of Criminal Justice Involvement, Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Interpersonal Violence among Marginalized Adults Living with HIV

     PI:  Kathryn Nowotny, PhD, Department of Sociology

    The goal of this study is to understand the clustering of HIV, justice involvement, mental illness, substance use, and exposure to violence, how the social and structural context contributes to this  clustering, and how this clustering influences the trajectory of HIV care for justice-involved people living with HIV.

    Engaging Hispanic Immigrants in Mental Health Promotion and HIV Prevention: A Father-Son Initiative

     PI: Tatiana Perrino, PsyD, Department of Public Health Sciences

    This project examines the feasibility of father-son interventions as a strategy to engage men across generations in the HIV prevention and care continuum.

    Bon Sante: Opportunities for HIV Prevention Among Haitian Americans

    PI: Candice Sternberg, MD, Department of Medicine

    This study aims to reduce the incidence of HIV and decrease disparities in the utilization of evidence-based biomedical prevention with PrEP in the Haitian community.

  • Ending the HIV Epidemic Administrative Supplements – NIH FY 2020

    Five Point Initiative – Reaching Miami’s Black Communities to End the HIV Epidemic

     PI: Sannisha Dale, PhD, Department of Psychology

    This project will implement HIV testing, PrEP information/linkage, and condom distribution in 12 high impact zip codes in Miami, FL using a locally developed Five Point Initiative approach that harnesses partnerships with local businesses, health organizations and community consultants/experts.

    FINISHING HIV: A Social Network-Based Outreach Program to Encourage Utilization of HIV Protection, Diagnosis and Treatment Services, Customized for Latinos

     PI: Mariano Kanamori, PhD, Department of Public Health Sciences

    This project is a tailored diagnosis, treatment and prevention program based on four network-based strategies (social, parks, pharmacy, and radio) designed to reach large numbers of Latino MSM self-identified as gay or bisexual/straight.

  • Ending the HIV Epidemic Administrative Supplements – NIH FY 2019

    Five Point Initiative

     PI: Sannisha Dale, PhD, Department of Psychology

    This project focuses on Black communities and is being executed in close collaboration with community consultants and community organizations. Individuals who come to five different venues as points of contact – corner stores, mechanics, hair/beauty salons, barbershops, and laundromats – will be given a voucher for services at that venue after completing a survey about facilitators and barriers to HIV prevention and treatment.

    FINISHING HIV: An HIV Protection, Diagnosis and Treatment Network for Latinos

     PI: Mariano Kanamori, PhD, Department of Public Health Sciences

    This project uses a pharmacy network and a parks network to increase awareness and utilization of HIV protection, diagnosis, and treatment services by Latino MSM in Miami-Dade County.

    Implementation of Telemedicine Test and Treat for on-site initiation of ART at Miami’s IDEA Exchange Syringe Service Program

     PI: Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

    This study is laying the groundwork for evaluation and implementation of a telemedicine Test and Treat approach within Florida’s first and only legal syringe service program.