November, 2023

202313nov12:00 pm1:00 pmThird Coast CFAR Seminar with Maria Pyra and Jade Pagkas-BatherPrEP Persistence, Risk, and Decision Making and A Multilevel Approach to ARV Implementation Strategies for YBMSM

Event Details

Monday, November 13, 2023
12–1 p.m. CT

Maria Pyra

Maria Pyra
Northwestern University

Jade Pagkas-Bather

Jade Pagkas-Bather
University of Chicago


In this Third Coast CFAR seminar, Maria Pyra, PhD, MPH, of Northwestern University, and Jade Pagkas-Bather, MD, MPH, of University of Chicago, discussed findings from their CFAR pilot awards. Pyra presented “Persistence, Risk, and Decision-Making Among a PrEP Using Cohort: A Mixed-Methods Study” and Pagkas-Bather presented “Examining Preferred ARV Implementation Strategies Among Young Black MSM: A Multilevel Approach.” Download the presentation slides from Pyra and Pagkas-Bather.



About the Presenters:

Maria Pyra, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the department of medical social sciences at Northwestern University and the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). As an infectious disease epidemiologist, her work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and using implementation science to improve the equitable delivery of HIV and STI prevention. Pyra’s current research includes improving pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) access and use among Black ciswomen, understanding decision making around PrEP, developing PrEP metrics to improve implementation, and using implementation science to improve delivery of COVID vaccines and syphilis prevention.

Jade Pagkas-Bather, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine in the section of infectious diseases and global health at the University of Chicago and the medical director of the Mother and Child Alliance, as well as the director of status-neutral care at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. Her research interests include status-neutral HIV prevention efforts among sexual minority men through valuation of community expertise.


November 13, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)