Grants Received

Since the VP program’s inception in 1997, program participants have received 151 multi-year awards from NIH, including 63 R01 awards, and another 37 awards from CDC, HRSA, NSF or SAMHSA. From all sources, Visiting Professors have been awarded over $319 million in grant funding. The following are a few of the NIH grants recently awarded to program participants:

  • Elena Cyrus, Principal Investigator. ENTRUST: economic navigation and strengthening to realize unrestricted services for transgender women (DP2 grant in 2023)

  • Alida Bouris, Principal Investigator. Implementation of a triadic network case management intervention for younger Black sexual minority men (R01 grant in 2022)

  • Jesus Ramirez-Valles, Principal Investigator. Structural racism and discrimination in older men's health inequities (R01 grant in 2022)

  • Kristi Gamarel, Principal Investigator. A multi-level approach to improve HIV prevention and care for transgender women of color (R01 grant in 2022)

  • Tonia Poteat, Principal Investigator. Transgender-specific differentiated HIV care: an implementation science study (R01 grant in 2022)

  • Lunthita Duthely, Principal Investigator. mCARES: An HIV adherence intervention to support racial/ethnic minority women with/at-risk of substance use and mental health disorders (R34 grant in 2022)

  • Jonathan Lassiter, Principal Investigator. Engaging Black men and health equity scientists in mind-body research (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Grant in 2023)

  • Karine Dube, Principal Investigator. Integrating trauma-informed research in assessment of young women engaged in HIV cure research trials with analytical treatment interruption in Durban, South Africa (R21 grant in 2023)

  • Russell Brewer, Principal Investigator. J-RISE: Relevant implementation strategies to eliminate the social and structural barriers to HIV services among justice-involved Black men who have sex with men (R01 grant in 2023)

Manuscripts Accepted/Published

Past and current Visiting Professors have had over 2,000 publications since beginning their participation in the training program. The following list are selected new publications in 2022 and 2023. Program participants’ names appear in bold.

Birnbaum J, Roberson M, Bailey MM, Smith MDR, Turner D, Qian HZ, Jeon S, Hirshfield S, Nelson LE. Leveraging family-based assets for Black men who have sex with men in House Ball Communities: Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2023;18(9):e0289681. PMCID: PMC10490903.

Bowleg L, Landers S. Intergenerational Trauma and Structural Racism: New Mentorship Approaches to HIV and Substance Use Prevention and Treatment. Am J Public Health. 2023;113(S2):S92. PMCID: PMC10282849.

Boyd DT, Abu-Ba'are GR, Zigah EY, Williams AT, Flores DD. The Role of Family Support and Communication on PrEP Attitudes and Stigma Among Black Men who Sex with Men (BMSM). Sex Transm Dis. 2023;50(9):607-612.

Burns JA, Hull SJ, Inuwa A, Moriarty P, Scott RK. Understanding Retention in the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Cascade Among Cisgender Women. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023;37(4):205-211. PMCID: PMC10122259.

Calabrese SK, Kalwicz DA, Dovidio JF, Rao S, Modrakovic DX, Boone CA, Magnus M, Kharfen M, Patel VV, Zea MC. Targeted social marketing of PrEP and the stigmatization of black sexual minority men. PLoS One. 2023;18(5):e0285329. PMCID: PMC10174512.

Cleland CM, Gwadz M, Collins LM, Wilton L, Leonard NR, Ritchie AS, Martinez BY, Silverman E, Sherpa D, Dorsen C. Effects of Behavioral Intervention Components for African American/Black and Latino Persons Living with HIV with Non-suppressed Viral Load Levels: Results of an Optimization Trial. AIDS Behav. 2023:1-18. PMCID: PMC10211286.

Denney MR, Pichon LC, Brantley ML. Violence, Discrimination, Psychological Distress, and HIV Vulnerability Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Memphis, Tennessee. Am J Mens Health. 2023;17(2):15579883231163727. PMCID: PMC10064477.

Dubé K, Barr E, Philbin M, Dyer T, et al. Increasing the meaningful involvement of women in HIV cure-related research: a qualitative interview study in the United States. HIV Res Clin Pract. 2023;24(1):2246717. PMCID: PMC10454980.

Dubé K, Morton T, Fox L, et al. A partner protection package for HIV cure-related trials involving analytical treatment interruptions. Lancet Infect Dis. 2023.

Guilamo-Ramos V, Thimm-Kaiser M, Benzekri A. Is the USA on track to end the HIV epidemic? Lancet HIV. 2023;10(8):e552-e556.

Lechuga J, Ramos R, Ludwig-Barron N, Perez G, Ramos ME, Ferreira-Pinto JB, Cordero JI, Sauceda J, Salazar J. Social and environmental determinants influencing injection drug use and HIV risk among two sister cities on the US-Mexico border: a comparative cross-sectional study, 2016-2018. Harm Reduct J. 2023;20(1):84. PMCID: PMC10318714.

Maragh-Bass AC, Stoner MCD, Castellanos-Usigli A, Agarwal H, Katz AWK, Patani H, Sukhija-Cohen A, Campbell L, Arreola S, Saberi P. New preexposure prophylaxis options need updated counseling approaches: reframing 'risk' in HIV prevention counseling for young sexual and gender minorities of color. AIDS. 2023;37(9):1361-1366.

Martinez O, Fernandez MI, Yang C, Wu E, Valentin O, Johnson M. Feasibility and Acceptability Pilot Test of Connecting Latinos en Parejas: A Couples-Based HIV Prevention Intervention for Latino Male Couples. Am J Mens Health. 2023;17(2):15579883231167106. PMCID: PMC10141303.

Odhiambo AJ, Forman L, Nelson LE, O'Campo P, Grace D. Unmasking legislative constraints: An institutional ethnography of linkage and engagement in HIV healthcare for African, Caribbean, and Black people in Ontario, Canada. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2022;2(9):e0000714. PMCID: PMC10021522.

Ogunbajo A, Bogart LM, Mutchler MG, Klein DJ, Lawrence SJ, Goggin K, Wagner GJ. Unmet Social Needs are Associated with Lower Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Medication Among a Sample of Black People Living with HIV (PLHIV). AIDS Behav. 2023:1-10. PMCID: PMC10191094.

Ojukwu EN, Cianelli R, Rodriguez NV, Gattamorta K, De Oliveira G, Duthely L. Predictors and social determinants of HIV treatment engagement among post-partum Black women living with HIV in southeastern United States. J Adv Nurs. 2023.

Restar A, Wallace SE, Operario D, Gamarel KE, et al. Mapping Community-Engaged Implementation Strategies with Transgender Scientists, Stakeholders, and Trans-Led Community Organizations. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2023;20(3):160-169. PMCID: PMC10071255.

Scott RK, Deyarmond M, Marwitz S, Huang JC, Moriarty P, Visconti AJ, Beverley J, Elion R, Coleman M, Hull SJ. Implementation of an Educational Intervention to Improve HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services for Women in an Urban Sexual Health Clinic. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023;37(9):447-457.

Shelton BA, Becker DJ, MacLennan PA, Sen B, Budhwani H, Locke JE. Racial Disparities in Access to the Kidney Transplant Waitlist Among People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023;37(8):394-402. PMCID: PMC10457613.

Shelton BA, MacLennan PA, Becker DJ, Sen B, Budhwani H, Locke JE. Access to the Kidney Transplant Waitlist for People With HIV. Transplantation. 2023;107(5):e156-e157. PMCID: PMC10125120.

Sims OT, Truong DN, Wang K, Melton PA, Atim K. Time to HCV Treatment Disfavors Patients Living with HIV/HCV Co-infection: Findings from a Large Urban Tertiary Center. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022;9(5):1662-1669. PMCID: PMC8752646.

Sternberg CA, Jackyvens C, Jean RM, Chery MJ, Batalien B, Maddy K, Richard D, Duthely LM, et al. Byen (Live Well): A Qualitative Pilot Study to Assess Telehealth Use for HIV Care Among People of Haitian Descent. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023;37(6):279-283. PMCID: PMC10280212.

Turpin RE, Mandell CJ, Camp AD, Davidson Mhonde RR, Dyer TV, Mayer KH, Liu H, Coates T, Boekeloo BO. Monkeypox-Related Stigma and Vaccine Challenges as a Barrier to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Black Sexual Minority Men. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20(14). PMCID: PMC10378858.

Walters SM, Liu W, Lamuda P, Huh J, Brewer R, Johnson O, Bluthenthal RN, Taylor B, Schneider JA. A National Portrait of Public Attitudes toward Opioid Use in the US: A Latent Class Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023;20(5). PMCID: PMC10001548.

Yamanis T, Gomez CM, Landis M, Donnelly C, Morrissey T, Gan J, Rosen JG, Smith OW, Page K, Zea MC. Pandemic-Era Policies That Can Help End the HIV Epidemic for Latinas/os/xs. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2023;37(8):374-378. PMCID: PMC10457647.