On August 14, 2023, the Third Coast CFAR hosted a Clinical Sciences Core workshop providing mixed methods research exploring and implementing healthcare system interventions to increase screening and treatment for anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder at the University of Chicago Medicine Ryan White HIV clinic. Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, FACP, and Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, co-presented research from Third Coast CFAR pilot and supplement awards, as well as additional recent research.
View the recorded workshop below and the presentation slides here.
About the Presenters:
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, MS, FACP, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and associate director for the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy. She is committed to promoting lifelong health by individualizing the prevention and treatment of physical and mental chronic diseases. Laiteerapong is a leading researcher in the field of individualizing diabetes treatment and leads local efforts to integrate behavioral health care into primary care.
Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, is an associate professor of medicine in the section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Chicago, director of predictive analytics for the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination, and co-director of the Third Coast CFAR’s Clinical Sciences Core. Her research utilizes large electronic medical record databases to understand HIV epidemiology across the continuum of care. Ridgway studies implementation of clinical informatics approaches for improving HIV care and prevention, with a specific focus on HIV prevention among cisgender women.