Grants Received

Since the VP program’s inception in 1997, past and current participants in the Visiting Professor program have been awarded grants totaling over $250 million in research funding during and following their program participation. These research awards have included 105 multi-year awards from NIH and another 36 awards from CDC, HRSA, NSF or SAMHSA. The following are a few of the NIH grants awarded in 2021 to program participants:

  • Alida Bouris, Principal Investigator: Harnessing social network support to improve retention in care and viral suppression among young Black men in Chicago and Alabama (R01 grant)
  • Latrice Pichon, Principal Investigator: Collaborating with faith leaders of the Deep South to end the epidemic of HIV stigma (R13 grant)
  • Karine Dube, Principal Investigator: Investigating Psychosocial Experiences of HIV cure trial participants undergoing extended HIV treatment interruptions in the U.S. (R01 grant)
  • Omar Martinez, Principal Investigator: Forging sustainable solutions for HIV continuity of care through medical-legal partnerships (R34 grant)
  • Rasheeta Chandler, Principal Investigator: In-the-kNOW: A mobile application to optimize HIV prevention and sexual/reproductive health communication among Black women in the Southern U.S. (R34 grant)
  • Julia Lechuga, Multiple Principal Investigator: Optimizing a bio-behavioral intervention to promote viral suppression among HIV+ people who inject drugs on the U.S.-Mexico border (R01 grant)
  • Glenn-Milo Santos, Principal Investigator: The ION+EMI Study: Intermittent Oral Naltrexone enhanced with an Ecological Momentary Intervention for Methamphetamine-using MSM (R01 grant)
  • Fred Ssewamala, Principal Investigator: M-Suubi: A Multi-level integrated intervention to reduce the impact of HIV stigma on HIV treatment outcomes among adolescents living with HIV in Uganda (R01 grant)

Manuscripts Accepted/Published

Past and current Visiting Professors have had over 1600 publications since beginning their participation in the training program. The following list are selected new publications in 2019 and 2020. Program participants’ names appear in bold.

  • Ackerley CG, Poteat T, Kelley CF. Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Transgender Persons. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2019;48(2):453-464. 

  • Barman-Adhikari A, Hsu HT, Brydon D, Petering R, Santa Maria D, Narendorf S, Shelton J, Bender K, Ferguson K. Prevalence and correlates of nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) among Young adults experiencing homelessness in seven cities across the United States. Drug Alcohol Depend 2019;200:153-160. 

  • Boone CA, Bowleg L. Structuring Sexual Pleasure: Equitable Access to Biomedical HIV Prevention for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Am J Public Health 2020;110(2):157-159.

  • Brewer R, Daunis C, Ebaady S, Wilton L, Chrestman S, Mukherjee S, Moore M, Corrigan R, Schneider J. Implementation of a Socio-structural Demonstration Project to Improve HIV Outcomes Among Young Black Men in the Deep South. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2019;6(4):775-89. PMC6661001.

  • Chandler R, Ross H, Paul S, Shittu A, Lescano C, Hernandez N, Morrison-Beedy D. The HIP LADIES: A Pilot Health Improvement Project for HIV Prevention in Black College Women. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2019;30(4):474-87. 

  • Colon Burgos JF, Padilla M, Nunez A, Varas-Diaz N, Matiz-Reyes A. An ethnographic study of 'touristic escapism' and health vulnerability among Dominican male tourism workers. Glob Public Health 2019;14(11):1578-88. 

  • Cordova D, Mendoza Lua F, Munoz-Velazquez J, Street K, Bauermeister JA, Fessler K, Adelman N, Neilands TB, Boyer CB. A multilevel mHealth drug abuse and STI/HIV preventive intervention for clinic settings in the United States: A feasibility and acceptability study. PloS One 2019;14(8):e0221508. PMC6705861.

  • Djiadeu P, Smith MDR...Nelson LE. Social, Clinical, and Behavioral Determinants of HIV Infection and HIV Testing among Black Men in Toronto, Ontario: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 2020;19:2325958220934613. PMC7418239.

  • Frye V, Nandi V, Hirshfield S, Chiasson MA, Wilton L, Usher D, Hoover DR, Koblin BA. Brief Report: Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Match Young Black Men and Transwomen Who Have Sex With Men or Transwomen to HIV Testing Options in New York City (All About Me). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2020;83(1):31-36. 

  • Gamarel KE, Sevelius JM, Reisner SL, Richardson RL, Darbes LA, Nemoto T, Operario D. Relationship Stigma and HIV Risk Behavior Among Cisgender Men Partnered with Transgender Women: The Moderating Role of Sexual Identity. Arch Sex Behav 2020;49(1):175-84. PMC7018566.

  • Hood KB, Hall CJ, Owens BD, Patev AJ, Belgrave FZ. HIV Testing Behaviors among Black Rural Women: The Moderating Role of Conspiracy Beliefs and Partner Status Disclosure. Ethn Dis 2020;30(2):251-260. PMC7186054.

  • Knittel AK, Graham LF, Peterson J, Lopez W, Snow RC. Access to Health Care Services among Young People Exchanging Sex in Detroit. J Urban Health 2019;96(3):452-68. PMC6565764.

  • Lanier Y, Campo A, Lavarin C, Toussaint A, Gwadz M, Guilamo-Ramos V. Methodological strategies to engage young black and Latino heterosexual couples in sexual and reproductive health research. BMC Health Serv Res 2020;20(1):375. PMC7199298.

  • Lassiter JM, Brewer R, Wilton L. Black Sexual Minority Men's Disclosure of Sexual Orientation Is Associated With Exposure to Homonegative Religious Messages. Am J Mens Health 2019;13(1):1557988318806432. PMC6771123.

  • Madera SL, Diaz NV, Padilla M, Pibernus XR, Neilands TB, Segarra ER, Velazquez CM, Bockting W. "Just Like Any Other Patient": Transgender Stigma among Physicians in Puerto Rico. J Health Care Poor Underserved 2019;30(4):1518-1542. 

  • Nelson LE, Ajiboye W...Williams G. A Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Decision Conflict Regarding HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Clinical Trial Protocol. JMIR Res Protoc 2020. 

  • Poteat T, Hanna DB...Althoff KN. Characterizing the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Care Continuum Among Transgender Women and Cisgender Women and Men in Clinical Care: A Retrospective Time-series Analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2019:doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz322. 

  • Sims OT, Chiu CY, Chandler R, Melton P, Wang K, Richey C, Odlum M. Alcohol Use and Ethnicity Independently Predict Antiretroviral Therapy Nonadherence Among Patients Living with HIV/HCV Coinfection. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2020;7(1):28-35. PMC6980421.

  • Teti M, Bauerband LA, Altman C. Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People Living with HIV: Findings from the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey. Transgend Health 2019;4(1):262-269. PMC6814081.

  • Watkins-Hayes C. Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality. Berkeley CA: University of California Press; 2019.

  • Yamanis TJ, Zea MC, Rame Montiel AK, Barker SL, Diaz-Ramirez MJ, Page KR, Martinez O, Rathod J. Immigration Legal Services as a Structural HIV Intervention for Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities. J Immigr Minor Health 2019;21:1365-72. PMC6551294.