Marguerita Lightfoot

SIP14-026 Cognitive Interviews of Executive Directors of Food Banks to Inform Improved Distribution of Healthy Foods

Project Director/Lead Investigator: Hilary Seligman, MD (UCSF PI); Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD (Co-PI); Dean Schillinger, MD (Co-PI); Elaine Waxman, PhD (Co-PI); Michelle Marshall (Co-PI);  Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD (UCSF PRC PI)   Coordinating Center Aim 1: Identify critical gaps in nutrition policy research, and insure that cost-effective and time-efficient projects are conducted to fill those gaps Coordinating Center Aim 2: Disseminate findings broadly and engage external and non-traditional stakeholders by employing multiple communication channels

Technology to connect at-risk youth to testing

Among the numerous health disparities disproportionately burdening people of color, HIV/AIDS is Among the highest. In the African American community the HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the most urgent public health issues. In order to address the health disparity in HIV/AIDS, detection of HIV in the African American community is crucial. the benefits for early detection of HIV include potentially prolonged duration and quality of life for those living with the virus. HIV testing has also been proposed as a HIV preventive strategy.

Networked Home HIV Testing

In California and locally in Alameda County, HIV disproportionately impacts African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM). This study will develop and test an innovative strategy to identify MSM who are unaware of their status, have them test for HIV and for those that are positive, link them to HIV care and services. The proposed intervention will have MSM, called “seeds,” reach out to their social networks and recruit their peers to take an HIV test using a self-test kit.

Identity, Stress, and Health in Three Cohorts of Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals (LGB)

The Generation study is the first long-term, five year study to examine the health and well-being across three generations of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGB). Investigators in the Generations study will use both qualitative and quantitative methods, asking about LGB people’s sense of identity and identification with the LGB community, stressors and challenges they experience, resilience and sources of strength, and health and well-being. An innovative quantitative survey procedure will identify Black, Latino, and White LGB individuals in the United States.

Substance Use and HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities Training Program

The Substance Use and HIV Prevention Research in Minority Communities training program addresses the urgent need for culturally-competent prevention research in racial and ethnic minority communities targeting the intersection of substance use and HIV. The program offers research education and mentoring to social and behavioral prevention scientists who have cultural expertise regarding minority communities and who are initiating innovative programs of research that focus on substance use and HIV-risk-and-prevention topics.

Oakland Community Research Consortium

CAPS and the AIDS Project East Bay (APEB) will build a coalition of health sciences investigators at UCSF, community-based organizations that serve the African American community, and community members to answer significant scientific STI/HIV research questions. We aim to:
  • Develop a research coalition to identify significant research questions and design, implement and disseminate appropriate and scientifically-rigorous research projects that address STI/HIV health disparities in the African American community
  • Increase the capacity of the members of the research coalition t