Prevention Science

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: Susan Kegeles, PhD - NIH Grant Proposals: What’s Up with The New Forms & Definitions of Clinical Research?

The talk will be about the new forms and procedures that NIH is now requiring for grant proposals. These pertain to new definitions of clinical trials, and the mandatory registration of all trials with  Dr. Kegeles will be explaining the rationale for the forms, and how to complete them.

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.

CAPS Methods Core presents: Maya Petersen, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Dr. Petersen's research focuses on the development and application of novel causal inference methods to problems in health, with a focus on the treatment and prevention of HIV. She has a strong interest in and has published on the interface between biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical medicine.