HIV Implementation Science Training

The Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences (BSIS) Core partners with the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM) to develop trainings, workshops, and other resources for faculty interested in using Implementation Science methods and approaches in their work. Together, the groups have produced a series of workshops tailored to HIV researchers. CFAR members who would like to learn more about Implementation Sciences are encouraged to contact a CFAR administrator for consultation or access to core services cfar@northwestern.edu.

HIV Implementation Science 101

Implementation Science 101: An Introductory Workshop for Researchers, Clinicians, Policy Makers, and Community Members uses the scale-up of PrEP as an example to demonstrate the basic principles of Implementation Science methods and approaches.

Conducted in December 2016. Presenters include C. Hendricks Brown, PhD, Ce-PIM Director and Professor; Assistant Professor J.D. Smith, PhD; Research Assistant Professor, Nanette Benbow, MAS.; and Juan Villamar, MSEd, Ce-PIM Executive Director.

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Landscape of NIH-Funded HIV Implementation Research

Landscape of NIH-Funded HIV Implementation Research identifies the proportion and characteristics of HIV-related implementation research studies funded by NIH, discuss multiple implementation research methods used to study interventions targeting various points in the HIV prevention and care continuums, and present potential opportunities for next steps.

Conducted in October 2018. Presenters include Assistant Professor J.D. Smith, PhD and Research Assistant Professor, Nanette Benbow, MAS.

HIV Implementation Science 201

Implementation Science 201: Overview of Experimental Designs for Implementation Research with Applications to HIV builds on previous material to demonstrate how Implementation Science can be applied to HIV prevention research. The presenters expand on the defining characteristics of implementation trials, provide a basic understanding of experimental designs for implementation research, and outline the key challenges of designing and conducting an implementation trial.

Conducted in December 2017.  Presenters include C. Hendricks Brown, PhD, Ce-PIM Director and Professor; Assistant Professor J.D. Smith, PhD; and Research Assistant Professor, Nanette Benbow, MAS.

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