Grants Received

Since the VP program’s inception in 1997, program participants have received 135 multi-year awards from NIH, including 56 R01 awards, and another 38 awards from CDC, HRSA, NSF or SAMHSA. From all sources, Visiting Professors have been awarded over $286 million in grant funding. The following are a few of the NIH grants recently awarded to program participants:

  • 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)
  • Russell Brewer, Principal Investigator: COVID-19 testing and vaccination social network diffusion for diverse criminal legal involved communities (U01 grant)
  • Kristi Gamarel, Principal Investigator: Strengthening community responses to economic vulnerability and HIV inequities (R34 grant)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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. Program participants’ names appear in bold.

Aidoo-Frimpong G, Collins RL, Agbemenu K, Orom H, Morse GD, Nelson LE. Barriers to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Uptake and Ways to Mitigate Them: Perspectives of Ghanaian Immigrants in the United States. AIDS Educ Prev. 2022;34(3):209-225.

Ayala G, Arreola S, Howell S, Hoffmann TJ, Santos GM. Enablers and Barriers to HIV Services for Gay and Bisexual Men in the COVID-19 Era: Fusing Data Sets from Two Global Online Surveys Via File Concatenation with Adjusted Weights. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2022;8(6):e33538. PMCID: PMC9239571.

Bowleg L, Malekzadeh AN, Mbaba M, Boone CA. Ending the HIV epidemic for all, not just some: structural racism as a fundamental but overlooked social-structural determinant of the US HIV epidemic. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2022;17(2):40-45. PMCID: PMC9109814.

Boyd DT, Ramos RS, Whitfield DL, Threats M, Adebayo OW, Nelson LE. A Longitudinal Study on the Influence of Sibling Support and HIV Testing Among Black Youth. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022.

Budhwani H, Kiszla BM, Hightow-Weidman LB. Adapting digital health interventions for the evolving HIV landscape: examples to support prevention and treatment research. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2022;17(2):112-118.

Chandler R, Guillaume D, Wells J, Hernandez N. Let Me Prep You to PREP Me: Amplifying the Voices of Black Women and Their Providers to Consider PrEP as an HIV Prevention Option. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(3). PMCID: PMC8835000.

Dada D, Djiometio JN, McFadden SM, Demeke J, Vlahov D, Wilton L, Wang M, Nelson LE. Strategies That Promote Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake for Black Communities: a Review. J Urban Health. 2022:1-13. PMCID: PMC8751469.

Dang M, Scheim AI, Teti M, et al. Barriers and Facilitators to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Uptake, Adherence, and Persistence Among Transgender Populations in the United States: A Systematic Review. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2022;36(6):236-248.

Dévieux JG, Vertovec J, Jean-Gilles M, Rosenberg R, René C, Cyrus E, Jean SE, Dunbar W. Patterns of sexual and HIV-related stigma among men who have sex with men and women living with HIV in Haiti. Sci Rep. 2022;12(1):7511. PMCID: PMC9079062.

Dong L, Bogart LM, Mutchler MG, Lawrence SJ, Klein DJ, Gizaw M, Wagner GJ. Perceived discrimination, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and HIV care engagement among HIV-positive black adults: the mediating role of medical mistrust. J Behav Med. 2022;45(2):285-296. PMCID: PMC8957584.

Dubé K, Kanazawa J, Campbell C, Boone CA, Maragh-Bass AC, Campbell DM, Agosto-Rosario M, Stockman JK, Diallo DD, Poteat T, Johnson M, Saberi P, Sauceda JA. Considerations for Increasing Racial, Ethnic, Gender, and Sexual Diversity in HIV Cure-Related Research with Analytical Treatment Interruptions: A Qualitative Inquiry. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2022;38(1):50-63. PMCID: PMC8785755.

Felizzola J, Pinho V, Funk D, Del Río-González AM, Zea MC, Sol C, Barker S. Transforming Latinx HIV Care: Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Patient-Centered HIV Practice Transformation. AIDS Educ Prev. 2022;34(2):131-141.

Gamarel KE, King WM, Operario D. Behavioral and social interventions to promote optimal HIV prevention and care continua outcomes in the United States. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2022;17(2):65-71. PMCID: PMC8885930.

Hughes LD, Dowshen N, Kidd KM, Operario D, Renjilian C, Gamarel KE. Pediatric Provider Perspectives on Laws and Policies Impacting Sports Participation for Transgender Youth. LGBT Health. 2022;9(4):247-253. PMCID: PMC9271330.

Kegler MC, Hermstad A, Haardörfer R, Arriola KJ, Gauthreaux N, Tucker S, Nelson G. Evaluation Design for The Two Georgias Initiative: Assessing Progress Toward Health Equity in the Rural South. Health Educ Behav. 2022:10901981211060330.

Khan MR, Brewer R, et al. Incarceration and Sexual Risk Behavior and Incident Sexually Transmitted Infection/HIV in HIV Prevention Trials Network 061: Differences by Study City and Among Black Sexual Minority Men Who Have Sex With Men, Black Sexual Minority Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women, and Black Transgender Women. Sex Transm Dis. 2022;49(4):284-296. PMCID: PMC9387752.

Lechuga J, Galletly CL, Glasman LR, Dickson-Gomez JB, McAuliffe TL. Latinx Immigrants' Legal Concerns About SARS-CoV-2 Testing and COVID-19 Diagnosis and Treatment. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022;24(1):1-9. PMCID: PMC8747869.

Lim S, Lee S, Cohen L, Chin JJ, Trinh-Shevrin C, Islam NS. Factors Influencing Recovery and Well-Being Among Asian Survivors of International Criminal Sex Trafficking in an Urban U.S. City. J Interpers Violence. 2022:8862605221101187.

Magidson JF, Belus JM, Seitz-Brown CJ, Tralka H, Safren SA, Daughters SB. Act Healthy: A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating a Behavioral Activation Intervention to Address Substance Use and Medication Adherence Among Low-Income, Black/African American Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Behav. 2022;26(1):102-115.

Marshall B, Salabarria-Pena Y, Douglas C, Nakelsky S, Pichon LC. The utility of evaluation in optimizing implementation and improvement of HIV prevention programming. Eval Program Plann. 2022;90:101980.

Pantelic M, Steinert JI, Ayala G, et al. Addressing epistemic injustice in HIV research: a call for reporting guidelines on meaningful community engagement. J Int AIDS Soc. 2022;25(1):e25880. PMCID: PMC8771147.

Pichon LC, Wilkins ML, Guerrero G, Stubbs ALW, Wiley ED, Dodson J, London C, Teti M. Sustaining an HIV Prevention and Wellness Program for Sexual Gender Minorities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(4). PMCID: PMC8872001.

Pyra M, Brewer R, Rusie L, Kline J, Willis I, Schneider J. Long-term HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Trajectories Among Racial & Ethnic Minority Patients: Short, Declining, & Sustained Adherence. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022;89(2):166-171. PMCID: PMC8752481.

Pyra M, Motley D, Bouris A. Moving toward equity: fostering transdisciplinary research between the social and behavioral sciences and implementation science to end the HIV epidemic. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2022;17(2):89-99.

Ramirez-Valles J, Neubauer LC, Zambrana RE. Inequity Within: A Call for Inclusion of Latina/o/x Scholars in Faculty and Leadership Ranks in Schools and Programs of Public Health. Public Health Rep. 2022:333549221077072.

Rietmeijer CA, Kissinger PJ, Guilamo-Ramos V, et al. Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine-STI: Adopting a Sexual Health Paradigm-A Synopsis for Sexually Transmitted Infection Practitioners, Clinicians, and Researchers. Sex Transm Dis. 2022;49(2):169-175.

Santos GM, Hong C, Wilson N, Nutor JJ, Harris O, Garner A, Holloway I, Ayala G, Howell S. Persistent disparities in COVID-19-associated impacts on HIV prevention and care among a global sample of sexual and gender minority individuals. Glob Public Health. 2022;17(6):827-842.

Scott RK, Hull SJ, et al. Factors Associated with Intention to Initiate Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in Cisgender Women at High Behavioral Risk for HIV in Washington, D.C. Arch Sex Behav. 2022;51(5):2613-2624. PMCID: PMC9308717.

Serpell ZN, Dzokoto VAA, Anum A, Belgrave FZ. Editorial: African Cultural Models in Psychology. Front Psychol. 2022;13:844872. PMCID: PMC8882647.

Stangl AL, Pliakas T, Izazola-Licea JA, Ayala G, et al. Removing the societal and legal impediments to the HIV response: An evidence-based framework for 2025 and beyond. PLoS One. 2022;17(2):e0264249. PMCID: PMC8863250.

Troller-Renfree SV, Costanzo MA, Duncan GJ, Magnuson K, Gennetian LA, Yoshikawa H, Halpern-Meekin S, Fox NA, Noble KG. The impact of a poverty reduction intervention on infant brain activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022;119(5). PMCID: PMC8812534.

Valente PK, Bauermeister JA, Lin WY, Operario D, Rusley J, Hightow-Weidman L, Mayer KH, Biello KB. Next Generation Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Young Men who have Sex with Men: Lessons from System and Provider-level barriers to oral PrEP. AIDS Behav. 2022;26(10):3422-3435. PMCID: PMC9474568.

Whitfield DL, Nelson LE, Komárek A, Turner D, Ni Z, Boyd DT, Taggart T, Ramos SR, Wilton L, Beauchamp GG, Hightow-Weidman L, Shoptaw SJ, Magnus M, Mayer KH, Fields SD, Wheeler DP. Implementation of Client-Centered Care Coordination for HIV Prevention with Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Activities, Personnel Costs, and Outcomes-HPTN 073. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022.

Williams MS, Poteat T, Bender M, Ugwu P, Burns PA. Revitalizing HIV Prevention Programs: Recommendations From Those Most Impacted by HIV in the Deep South. Am J Health Promot. 2022;36(1):155-164.