CFAR/ARC Ending the HIV Epidemic Supplement Awards

In September 2019, NIH announced supplemental awards to institutions participating in the NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program and NIMH-funded AIDS Research Centers (ARC) program. These awards, which will help enhance the implementation science knowledge base needed for the proposed Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, are one-year awards to support pilot and formative studies to prepare for more extensive implementation science research proposals expected in 2020.

CFAR Project Investigator Project Title
CWRU CFAR Ann Avery Molecular cluster analysis, understanding its use in ending the HIV epidemic in Cleveland, and informing the community
DC CFAR Sarah Henn A city-wide approach to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) scale-up in multiple high-risk communities in Washington, D.C.
DC CFAR Rupali Doshi Citywide expansion of rapid ART initiation in the District of Columbia
DC CFAR Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz Puerto Rico-DC CFAR community-academic partnership (CAP) for comprehensive HIV prevention and response
Duke CFAR Amy Corneli; Meredith Clement Getting to [NO]ne in New Orleans: enhancing PrEP uptake in Black women to end the epidemic
Duke CFAR Amy Corneli PrEP-MECK: Identifying community-driven approaches for increasing PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence among Black men who have sex with men in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY CFAR Laurie Bauman Strategies to scale up PrEP availability in medical care settings
Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY CFAR Matthew Akiyama Enhancing a universal testing and treatment strategy in jail to promote viral load suppression among justice-involved people living with HIV
Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY CFAR Viraj Patel Understanding preferences for engaging in PrEP: a strategy for reducing racial/ethnic disparities in PrEP uptake
Emory CFAR Jessica Sales; Anandi Sheth Reducing HIV among women living in Atlanta
Harvard CFAR Douglas Krakower; Julia Marcus Electronic health records to scale up PrEP in the South
Harvard CFAR Kevin Ard Mobile, venue-based PrEP for men who have sex with men
Harvard CFAR Jacqueline Chu Intensive case management to end the HIV epidemic
JHU CFAR Joyce Jones The Baltimore Rapid Start collaborative
JHU CFAR Jean Anderson Linkage and retention in care upon release from the Maryland state prison system
Miami CFAR Allan Rodriguez Identifying barriers and building strategies for widespread implementation of rapid linkage into care and antiretroviral initiation of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in Miami Dade County
Miami CFAR Susan Doblecki Mobile prevention services to respond to expanding HIV clusters in south Florida
Penn CFAR Jose Bauermeister Implementation barriers and opportunities to optimize HIV testing and PrEP delivery among young men who have sex with men in Philadelphia
Providence/Boston CFAR Jun Tao; S. Alexander Marshall Using a big-data approach to characterize disparities in the HIV care continuum and viral suppression among rural communities in Arkansas
Providence/Boston CFAR Serena Rajabiun Engaging community health workers to improve viral suppression and self-management among people living with HIV in Shelby County, Tennessee
San Diego CFAR Jill Blumenthal; Laramie Smith TRANS (ending) the HIV epidemic: planning a mobilized community-delivered response with transgender individuals at high risk for HIV transmission
San Diego CFAR Joel Wertheim Responding to HIV molecular transmission clusters comprising transgender women in Los Angeles County
San Diego CFAR Maile Karris A demonstration project of collaborative clinic-based data to care
San Diego CFAR Kiyomi Tsuyuki Proyecto Compadre: community engagement to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among Latino men in San Diego
Tennessee CFAR April Pettit A step toward ending the HIV epidemic in Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee: improving linkage to care with a test and treat program
Third Coast CFAR Jessica Ridgway Improving PrEP uptake and persistence among cis-gender women of color
Third Coast CFAR Moira McNulty PrEP persistence and implementation in high burden areas in the Midwest
Third Coast CFAR John Schneider Next generation responses to HIV-related events in ending the epidemic contexts
UAB CFAR Lynn Matthews Using big data to estimate undiagnosed HIV infection and inform testing interventions in Alabama
UAB CFAR Latesha Elopre PrOTECT AL: PrEP optimization through enhanced capture of treatment
UCSF-GIVI CFAR Albert Liu Evaluating gaps and improving immediate linkage and ART initiation in the Bay Area
UCSF-GIVI CFAR Will McFarland Enhancing case-based and behavioral surveillance for key populations in Alameda County
UCSF-GIVI CFAR Monika Roy Optimizing novel strategies to increase virologic suppression rates among unstably housed patients living with HIV
UNC CFAR Lisa Hightow-Weidman An integrated technology-based “status-neutral” approach to engage young men who have sex with men and young transgender women in the prevention and care continuum in North and South Carolina
UNC CFAR Felicia Browne Reaching African-Americans to reduce HIV disparities in the Carolinas
UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Joanne Stekler PROTECT: providing PrEP through community-based organizations using telehealth and commercial pharmacies
UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Roxanne Kerani Developing an intervention to interrupt transmission in molecular HIV clusters
UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Matthew Golden Integrated real-time reengagement and low barrier care to improve HIV treatment
UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Rena Patel Harambee! Feasibility of community-based HIV testing implementation strategies among African immigrants in King County, Washington
UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Christine Khosropour Optimizing health department services to increase viral suppression in rural Mississippi

CFAR Project Investigator Project Title
DC CFAR Adam Allston; Brittani Saafir-Callaway The development of responsive health department HIV data to action strategies through community engagement
Emory CFAR Sophia Hussen Exploring HIV and mental health care integration for young Black men who have sex with men
Harvard CFAR George Seage III Enhancing US HIV prevention models
Miami CFAR Hansel Tookes; Suzanne Doblecki-Lewis Mobile delivery of PrEP and medication assisted treatment at a syringe services program—a pilot study
Third Coast CFAR Russell Brewer Preparing for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) scale-out in criminal justice settings
UAB CFAR Lynn Matthews Promoting PrEP use among African-American adolescent girls and young women in the Deep South at-risk for HIV: provider and client perspectives
UNC CFAR Tonia Poteat Transcending barriers: preparing to end the epidemic for transgender people of color in the Carolinas
Providence/Boston CFAR Amy Nunn Enhancing retention in care and viral suppression in rural southern hotspots by partnering with African-American faith institutions

ARC Project Investigator Project Title
Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) Ronald Brooks Use of technology-based PrEP services to improve uptake, adherence, and persistence among young men who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color
Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) Raphael Landovitz Preparing for long-acting injectable treatment for HIV in Los Angeles
Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) Steven Shoptaw Regional response to HIV eradication efforts in southern CA counties
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Robert Remien Integrating behavioral health into HIV prevention and care: transforming practice to end the epidemic
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Matthew Feldman Ending the Epidemic for young adults living with HIV: leveraging Ryan White Part A services to improve health outcomes
HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Theodorus Sandfort Building a coalition to overcome intersecting stigmas and improve HIV prevention, care access, and health outcomes in New York City
University of Miami Developmental HIV/AIDS Mental Health Research Center (D-ARC) Mariano Kanamori FINISHING HIV: An HIV protection, diagnosis and treatment network for Latinos
University of Miami Developmental HIV/AIDS Mental Health Research Center (D-ARC) Hansel Tookes Implementation of telemedicine test and treat for on-site initiation of antiretroviral therapy at Miami’s IDEA exchange syringe service program (SSP)
Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) Florence Momplaisir Using a multi-level approach to improve viral suppression for youth and young adults with HIV
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Jeanne Sevelius Community-led programming to improve HIV diagnosis, prevention, and treatment among transgender people in the San Francisco Bay Area
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Hong-Ha Truong Enhancing partner services for newly-diagnosed, sexually active, high risk men who have sex with men
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Kimberly Koester Culturally tailoring a sexual health services model for racial and ethnic minority men who have sex with men
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Susan Kegeles Increasing effective PrEP use by young Black/Latino men who have sex with men and transgender women in Texas
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) Elaine O'Keefe A study of assisted HIV self-testing and linkage to care among partners of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) Trace Kershaw Knowledge, attitudes and practices of key groups about the Undetectable=Untransmissible message (KAP on U=U)

ARC Project Investigator Project Title
University of Miami Developmental HIV/AIDS Mental Health Research Center (D-ARC) Sannisha Dale Five point initiative
Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) Steven Meanley The Philadelphia U=U campaign: evaluation of treatment as prevention messaging among HIV-affected communities

CFAR Investigator Title
Third Coast CFAR Brian Mustanski Implementation Science Coordination, Consultation, and Collaboration Initiative (ISC3I)
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