CAPS Town Hall presents: Jane Simoni, PhD — Interventions to Promote ART Adherence: Challenges and Successes from Global Research
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January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PST
UCSF Mission Hall –3rd Floor – Room 3700
550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Jane M. Simoni, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Co-Director of the Program on Global Mental Health, she is active in the UW CFAR’s Socio-behavioral and Prevention Research Core and is the Associate Director of its Substance Use Working Group. She co-chairs HANC’s Behavioral Science Consultative Group. Her research has focused on behavioral aspects of HIV treatment, with NIMH-funded intervention studies in New York City, Seattle, the U.S.-Mexico border, China, and Kenya. The Chinese government has recognized her with a “High-End Foreign Expert” Award for 2015-2018. She has over 170 publications, and two of her medication adherence intervention strategies (peer support and electronic reminders) are included among those with “Good Evidence” in the CDC’s DEBI program for adherence interventions. Her collaborations include HIV treatment and other behavioral studies in the U.S. as well as Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa. Formerly funded by a K24 award from NIMH, she is an active mentor of doctoral students and early career scientists, serving as primary mentor on several NRSA pre-doctoral and K series awards. Her current work aims to employ computer technology to enhance intervention impact and dissemination.