Implementation Science and You: Real-World Applications of Implementation Science in HIV Research
Monday, January 25, 2021
RSVP on Zoom required.
Investigators from the Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences Core will lead an interactive workshop on the types implementation research consultation available through the CFAR. Drs. Alida Bouris, Russell Brewer, Dennis Li, and Moira McNulty will share examples from their own projects to illustrate how implementation science frameworks and measures can strengthen the impact of HIV research.
Dr. Alida Bouris is an Associate Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her research focuses on the relationship between social context and adolescent health, with a particular emphasis on understanding how parents and families can help prevent HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and unplanned pregnancies among marginalized youth aged 10-24 years old. The overall goal of Dr. Bouris’ research agenda is to develop effective interventions that capitalize on the strengths of families and other supportive persons in the lives of young people.
Dr. Russell Brewer currently serves as Research Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Medicine and the director of Health Equity Research at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. From 2011-2017 he was the director of the HIV/STI Portfolio at the Louisiana Public Health Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has more than 19 years of experience in program development, implementation, evaluation, and public health research in a variety of settings (e.g., non-profit, governmental public health, and philanthropy) and levels (e.g., local, state, and national).
Dr. Dennis Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology and an ISGMH core faculty member. He received his MPH in Health Promotion and Health Education and PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. Li’s research interests center on the development and implementation of technology-enabled sexual health promotion programs for young people, particularly sexual and gender minority youth.
Dr. Moira McNulty is an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Chicago and director of HIV testing at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. Her research interests are in public health, epidemiology, and HIV prevention, and is focused on implementation science approaches for results-oriented evaluation of HIV and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care continuums, aiming to drive improvements in service delivery in an equitable manner. McNulty has also considered ways to ensure the HIV testing event serves as entry into the care continuum, developing a conceptual model for HIV testing (and re-testing) as it relates to the integrated care continuum and epidemic stage.