About the Center

Our Mission

The Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) at the University of Miami aims to bridge the boundaries that have traditionally divided behavioral and biomedical research to catalyze mental health HIV science in one of the regions of the United States hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. 

Our overarching Mission Statement is: “To promote, develop, and support high-impact, high-quality, community-engaged HIV research addressing mental health and related disparities as a scientific, strategic, and mentoring resource to end the HIV epidemic.”

The Center offers the expertise, infrastructure and resources necessary to address and strengthen mental health-related HIV prevention and care research at the University of Miami and beyond, and reduce the impact of mental health disparities as barriers to behavioral and bio-behavioral approaches in HIV prevention and care.