Mission Hall - 3rd Floor - Room 3700

CAPS Community Town Hall presents: Jesse Brooks -- HIV Support with Black Men: "The Brothers Groups"

Jesse Brooks is a longtime activist raised in Oakland, California.  He is currently Co-Chair of the Bay Area State of Emergency Coalition (BASE), Advocacy Coordinator of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation of Northern California, and Co-Chair of UCSF/CAPS Research Community Advisory Board, and a Weekly Columnist for the largest African American paper in the Bay Area, “Post News Group,” reaching over 80,000 readers.

CAPS I&I Town Hall presents: Don Operario, PhD -- Use of financial incentives in interventions

Don Operario is Professor of Public Health in the Department of Behavior and Social Sciences and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health.

He was trained as a Social and Health Psychologist (BA, UCLA; MS, PhD, UMass Amherst; Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco). He was previously on the faculty of the University of Oxford (Department of Social Policy and Social Work) and before that was at the University of California San Francisco (Center for AIDS Prevention Studies - Department of Medicine). 

CAPS Town Hall and CAPS Methods Core present: Colin Walsh, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Medicine & Psychiatry at Vanderbilt Univ.

Suicide kills 123 Americans every day and 800,000 people worldwide every year. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death in those < 34 years old. I will share our experiences incorporating predictive analytics, implementation science, and clinical informatics to catalyze research in mental health.

CAPS Methods Core & Big Data Working Group present: Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD - Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR)

Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR).

Dr. Adler-Milstein is an internationally-recognized expert on policy and management issues related to the use of IT in healthcare delivery. Her research assesses the progress of health IT adoption; the impact of such adoption on healthcare costs and quality; and the relationships between market, organizational, and team structure and health IT use. A core focus of her work is on health information exchange and interoperability.

CAPS I&I Town Hall presents: William Brown III, PhD, DrPH, MA - Mixed-Method Evaluation of Social Media-Based Tools and Traditional Strategies to Recruit High-Risk and Hard-to-Reach Populations into an HIV Prevention Intervention Study

Men who have sex with men and transgender women are hard-to-reach populations for research. Social media-based tools may overcome certain barriers in accessing these groups and are being tested in an ongoing study exploring HIV home-test kit use to reduce risk behavior. We analyzed pre-screening responses about how volunteers learned about the study (n = 896) and demographic data from eligible participants who came for an initial study visit (n = 216) to determine the strengths and weaknesses of recruitment strategies.