Prevention Science

Margaret Chesney, PhD

CAPS I&I Town Hall: Steven Deeks, MD -- The HIV Cure Agenda: Where we are going and how social and behavioral scientists can help

Steven G. Deeks, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a faculty member in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Deeks has been engaged in HIV research and clinical care since 1993. He is a recognized expert on HIV-associated immune dysfunction and its impact on HIV persistence (the “reservoir”) and health during antiretroviral therapy. Dr.

CAPS I&I Town Hall: Gabrielle O'Malley, PhD -- Scaling-up PrEP Delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Can We Learn from the Scale-up of ART

Gabrielle O'Malley, PhD
Director, Implementation Science
International Training and Education Center for Health

Associate Professor
University of Washington
Department of Global Health

Schools of Medicine and Public Health

CAPS I&I Town Hall presents: Megha Mehrotra, PhD -- Transportability and Implementation Science for HIV Prevention:

Megha Mehrotra, PhD, completed her doctoral degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UC Berkeley in 2019.  Her dissertation was entitled From Trials to Public Health Impact: Transportability of Causal Effects to Inform Implementation of HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis.

This talk will focus on how transportability theory and methods might be useful for thinking about some common issues faced in implementation science research.

CAPS Town Hall presents: Vincent Muturi-Kioi, MBChB, DTM&H, MS -- African Centered Science, Engagement and Testing: The Road to an HIV Vaccine and Other Solutions for Global Health Challenges

Dr. Vincent Muturi-Kioi is Medical Director at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), stationed at the IAVI Africa regional office in Kenya.  In this role, Dr. Muturi-Kioi is responsible for medical monitoring of clinical trials in Africa and involved in the design and implementation of epidemiological studies aimed at providing data to be used for the design of efficacy trials. He also participates in the development and implementation of training activities with clinical partners.

CAPS Town Hall presents: Lindsay Young, PhD -- Social Network Analysis and Machine Learning: Computational Partners in the Study of HIV Prevention and Risk Online

As transmitters of information and progenitors of behavioral norms, social networks are critical mechanisms of HIV prevention and risk in impacted populations like men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), and homeless youth. Today, widespread use of online social networking technologies (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) yield unprecedented amounts of relational and communication data far richer than anything previously collected in offline (physical) network settings.