Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

CFAR Developmental Recipients

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Impact of HIV on the frequency and evolution of compensatory mutations in tuberculosis Bouton, Tara
Assessing the effects of HIV disease on TB and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a cohort of patients in South Africa's Western Cape Brennan, Alana
Multi-level determinants of PrEP attitudes, access, and decision-making in a national sample of transgender and gender diverse young adults Gordon, Allegra
Chronic lung impairment among young children with a history of tuberculosis: A birth cohort study from Cape Town

Martinez, Leonardo

Peer recovery coaching to facilitate HIV PrEP uptake among patients with opioid use disorder: A pilot study

Assoumou, Sabrina

Real-world clinical insights and inflammatory mechanisms of integrase strand transfer inhibitor associated excessive weight gain Asundi, Archana
Developing a Multimodel Intervention to Increase Youth PrEP Use in Pediatric Primary Care Hadland, Scott
Characterizing and addressing HIV prevention and PrEP disparities among young Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men Rogers, Brooke
HIV Transmitted drug resistance and transmission networks in the Dominican Republic

Sanchez, Martha

Assessing trends in HIV PrEP uptake among persons who inject drugs Streed, Carl
Alcohol use and HIV among married couples in India: A two-wave cross-sectional study from 2006-2016 Xuan, Ziming
Integrating pallitative care into routine HIV care in rural Western Kenya Amisis, James
Risky drinking, drug use and HIV treatment outcomes among young pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV in South Africa Brittain, Kristy
Tracking nosocomial TB transmission among TB/HIV patients

Dolynska, Mariia

Assessing knowledge, motivation, acceptability and feasibility for PrEP Among People Using Injection Drugs Living in Russia

Kholodnais, Anastasiia

Addressing missed opportunities for HIV diagnosis through provider-initiated HIV testing and counseling (PICT) in a clinical setting in the Philippines Lopez, Adelaine
Trajectories of postpartum weight retention in the year of obesity in HIV-infected women: association with infant growth patterns in Cape Town, South Africa


Unhealthy alcohol use and other comorbidities among HIV-positive TB patients in Ukraine

Makarenko, Olena

Estimating prevalence of oral disease and malignancies; and understanding oral disease progression by HIV status in a tertiary hospital in South Africa Moolla, Aneesa
PrEP update among female sex workers

Sosnowy, Collette

Epigenetic markers of aging in HIV and HIV-associated cardiac dysfunction Erqou, Sebat
Interactions between the antiviral vaginal microbicide film MB66 and the vaginal microbiome Marathe, Jai
Impact of mycobacterium tuberculosis disease on HIV-1 persistent reservoirs Nakiyingi, Lydia
Factors associated with low viral load suppressionin children on antiretroviral therapy in Lusaka District Zambia Kapasa, Monica
Building an integrated rifampicin-resistant TB-HIV cohort from routine laboratory data in Western Cape, South Africa Bor, Jacob
Postpartum retention in HIV care and follow-up care for pregnancy complications with potential underlying NCD among women living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa

Pellowski, Jennifer

Insurance Status and Health Outcomes Among HIV and HIV TB Co-infected Persons in Kenya Were, Lawrence
Impact of TB and HIV co-infection on host and microbial gene expression in the upper airway

Johnson, William Evan

HIV Drug Resistance Detected During Low Level Viremia in Children and Adolescents Holland, Sabina
Examining Multilevel Factors Associated with Entry Into and Engagement in the HIV Prevention and Care Continuum for Transgender Adults in Massachusetts and Rhode Island Hughto, Jacklyn
Characterizing causes of and factors associated with drug overdose deaths among people with HIV in Massachusetts

Barocas, Joshua

Rapid Assessment of PrEP Acceptability and Need Among Non-Urban PWID in the US Northeast Biello, Katie
Peer-driving intervention promoting pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake among African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men Tao, Jun
Contribution of persistently infected myeloid cells to neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity

Akiyama, Hisashi

Improving Adolescent Engagement in Care Through Group-Based Economic Incentives Enimil, Anthony
Developing Strategies to Promote Engagement in HIV Care Among HIV-Risk Populations in the Philippines

DelCastillo, Ronald

HIV, multi-substance use and alterations in fecal microbial communities: a novel potential mechanism for HIV-associated end-organ disease (ST. Peter HIV-Microbiome) So-Armah, Kaku
Counting Kids: Enhancing Detection of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Ukraine Rybak, Natasha
A novel approach to evaluating HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation among people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men in Massachusetts using an All Payer Claims Database Raifman, Julia
Preexisting Tuberculosis Infection Influences HIV Replication Agosto, Luis
Identification of pathways that repress HIV proviruses using an in vivo Drosophila-based screen

Helfand, Stephen

Role of complement activation in the development of HIV-associated metabolic syndrome Ingalls, Robin
Double stigma as barrier to integrated HIV treatment among HIV infected PWID in Ukraine Lunze, Karsten
Acceptability of next-generation pre-exposure prophylaxis formulations among young African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men at two urban sexually transmitted disease clinics

vandenBerg, Jacob

Alcohol use and adherence to daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) Wray, Tyler
Effect of Maternal ART on Clinical Outcomes in HIV-exposed, uninfected infants

Bonawitz, Rachael

Role of caspase-8 activation in establishing HIV infection Degterev, Alexei
Inferring HIV Transmission Networks from "Deep" Viral Phyulogenies Dunn, Casey
A novel microfluidic system to investigate mechanism of HIV-induced disruption of BBB function Porter, Tyrone
Exploring the role of faith leaders towards promotion of home based HIV testing and treatment programs around Kisumu, Kenya

Kamaara, Eunice

HIV drug resistance virological failure in patients on antiretroviral therapy after treatment interruption

Nepolo, Emmanuel

A point-of-care diagnositc platform for cryptosporidiosis in HIV-infected individuals in resource-limited settings Walt, David
An internet-based behavioral weight program for HIV+ patients Wing, Edward
Tolerance of HIV-Related Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome

Jamieson, Amanda

The spatial pattern of HIV treatment cascade from home-based counseling and testing in western Kenya Bauer, Cici
Postmortem diagnoses of lung disease and sensitivity of infectious agents in HIV/AIDS patients in a tertiary referral hospital in Ghana

Quayson, Solomon

Developing a comprehensive model of the HIV care continuum in nine small cities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Stopka, Tom
Implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis for men who have sex with men with and without substance use in Providence and New Haven

Chan, Philip & Marshall, Brandon

Outcomes of radical hysterectomy for operable early cervical cancer in HIV positive and HIV negative women in Western Kenya Itsura, Peter
Digital cervicography using mobile phones with real-time consultation (DCRC) to improve performance of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) in cervical cancer screening of HIV-infected women Tonui, Philiph
A pilot study to identify the influence of IL-28B gene polymorphisms and IFN levels on TH-17 cells in HIV patients presenting with IRIS

Kannangai, Rajesh

How do HIV patients in Western Kenya conceptualize physician-patient communication Wachira, Juddy
The economic burden of HIV and HCV infection in hospitalized inmates Wurcel, Alysse
Integrating HCV and HIV screening during the era of HIV antigen testing

Assoumou, Sabrina

Optimizing bio-behavioral HIV prevention approaches for people who inject drugs

Bazzi, Angela & Biello, Katie

Tissue biomarkers and cellular immunity as predictors of recurrence of anal high-grade squamous intracepithelial lesion in the HIV positive MSM Caro, Jose
Impact of long-acting progestin contraception on the vaginal microbiome

Kuohung, Wendy & Hardy, Erica

Single-molecule imaging of HIV-1 Env activation by CD4 Munro, James
A randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of a positive psychology and social networking intervention in reducing depressive symptoms among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in China Mo, Phoenix
Investigating the Mechanisms through which Alcohol Exerts its Effects on Sex Risk: A field Study Using Ecological Momentary Assessment Barnett, Nancy
Coreceptor usage in HIV-1 non-B subtypes after antiretroviral therapy failure in resource limited settings Coetzer, Mia
Role of a conserved viral protein in the reprogramming of host gene expression during Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus infection

Gaglia, Marta Maria

Implantable, sustained release systems for HIV treatment Kaplan, David
Integrated analytics to unravel the complex effects of HIV and alcoholism on the brain Luo, Xi (Rossi)
Using spatial epidemiology to identify hot spot clusters of HIV and syringe access in Massachusetts Stopka, Tom
Improving adolescent HIV treatment adherence through the use of peer-led adherence teams Barker, David
Outcomes of excisional treatment for cervical neoplasia in HIV infected and HIV uninfected women in Western Kenya

Orango, Elkanah Omenge

Psychosocial influences on clinical outcomes in HIV infected adolescents in Kumasi, Ghana: A Pilot Study

Norman, Betty Roberta

Effect of HIV reverse transcriptase inhibitors on L1 mobilization in human brain Sedivy, John
Using qualitative methods to develop a pop culture-based alcohol intervention for sexually at-risk youth Skeer, Margie
Process examination of a multi-risk brief motivational intervention to reduce HIV risk and alcohol use

Mastroleo, Nadine

Social Health Insurance for HIV Prevention and Treatment in Kenya

Galarraga, Omar

HIV-1 treatment failure and drug resistance in Ghanaian patients during the first three years of antiretroviral therapy Sagoe, William
Supporting pre-exposure prophylaxis decisions among serodiscordant MSM couples: A clinical assessment of bio-behavioral risk

Hernandez, Lynn

Complex systems approaches to examine combination HIV prevention programs for drug-using populations

Marshall, Brandon

Systemic inflammation, intestinal integrity, an immune activation in HIV-infected and uninfected persons Volpe, Gretchen
Molecular Epidemiology of HIV transmission networks between Rhode Island and Massachusetts Chan, Philip
State-civil society partnerships for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in Ghana: Exploring factors associated with success

Omenyo, Cephas

Hepatitis B viral resistance to Lamivudine (3TC) therapy in Hepatitis B (HBV) and HIV co-infected Ghanaian Patients

Archampong, Timothy

Sustainable food security and nutrition in HIV management in Ghana

Aryeetey, Richmond

A Point of Care Platform for HIV Drug Resistance

Tripathi, Anubhav

Food insecurity and antiretroviral adherence among HIV-infected patients in Namibia Hong, Steven
Sexual health risks and HIV prevalence in street involved youth in Western Kenya Chirchir, Aamon
Contingency Management for Drug Use in HIV+ Adults or Jail Release

Martin, Rosemarie

Migration, HIV, and Socioeconomic Change in S. Africa White, Michael
Reconstructing HIV-1 Quasispecies Sequences and Mutational Linkage Analysis using Next Generation Sequencing Data Huang, Austin
Internet STI/HIV Prevention Intervention for African American Adolescents Whiteley, Laura
Imaging Functional Alcohol Effects in HIV White, Tara
Methods to Optimize Use of Limited Resources for Monitoring Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Developing World Liu, Tao
Initiation of Heroin Use and injection in a National Sample of Drug Users

Green, Traci Craig

Racial Differences in Vascular Function in HIV Kuvin, Jeffrey
Molecular Epidemiology of the Microsporidium Enterocytozoon bieneusi Akiyoshi, Donna
Evaluating Factors that Impact Loss to Followup among post partum HIV infected Women in Mississippi Rana, Aadia
2009 Physician & Patient Perspectives on Motivational Interviewing to Support ART Adherence Laws, Barton
Exploring Patterns of Sexual Concurrency among Urban African Americans Nunn, Amy
2008 Immune Response to cryptosporidial antigens in HIV infected adults in South India

Sitara Swarna Rao Ajjampur

Development of an HPV E2 Protein Inhibitor for AIDS-Associated Diseases Baleja, James
Pharmacies Helping to Implement AIDS Reduction Measures: Project PHARM Zaller, Nick
Confluence of HIV risk behaviors and drug misuse among Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Dept. Patients

Merchant, Roland

Tpl2 in GPCR signaling in HIV/AIDS Tshichlis, Philip
2007 Nano-needle Array for Massively Parallel Fluorescence in situ Hybridization development of a tool for massive and rapid infectious disease screening Xu, Jimmy
Postprandial Endothelial Dysfunction after a High-Fat Meal in HIV-infected Men

Mangili, Alexandra

Structural studies of human cytomegalovirus entry into host cells

Heldwein, Ekaterina

Screening for Acute Hepatitis C Virus Among At Risk HIV+ Populations Taylor, Lynn
HIV Prevention Among Young Adolescents: Targeting Improved Parental Monitoring. Hadley, Wendy
Hepatic and Peripheral Muscle Lipid Content in HIV-Infected Persons with Insulin Resistance and Changes in Body Fat Distribution Kohli, Rakhi
Effect of Trichomoniasis Therapy on Genital HIV Viral Burden among African Women

Anderson, Brenna

Phenotype Switching in the opportunistic Pathogen Candida Albicans

Bennett, Richard

2006 Understanding the Dynamics of HAART Delivery in Five Clinics in Nairobi: A Health Services and Outcomes Research Project

Mwamburi, Mkaya

Family-Based HIV Prevention for Latino Youth Lescano, Celia
Rapid HIV Testing in Jail and Associated HIV Risk-Behavior Change Beckwith, Curt
Religious Organizations, HIV/AIDS, and the Scale-up of Antiretroviral Therapy in Nigeria Smith, Daniel
Neuroimaging Evidence of Relapsing/Remitting HIV Encephalitis Tate, David
Development and Evaluation of a Food Composition Database for use Between Countries

Hendricks, Kristy

A High Throughput Screen for Enhancers of Cryptosporidium parvum in vitro Growth

Widmer, Giovanni

Metabolic Syndrome and Cognitive Function in Individuals Infected with HIV Scott, Tammy
Assay Design, Data Analysis and Quality Assessment in High Throughput Screening Wu, Zhijin
2005 Functions of mucin-like glycoproteins in Cryptosporidium

O'Connor, Roberta

HIV/AIDS, Health Behavior, and the Income Gradient: Evidence from South Africa

McMillan, Margaret

HIV-1 Genotype diversity and drug resistance in western Kenya Kantor, Rami
Barriers to accessing HIV testing and treatment towards more effective interventions for South African youth Lurie, Mark
Defining the T helper immunogenic content of Adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) fiber as a first step towards development of immuno-attenuated adenoviral vectors Marcon, Luisa
Pharmacokinetics and virologic response to efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV/TB co-infected patients receiving rifampin-based TB treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

Kwara, Awewura

2004 HIV drug resistance genotyping, phenotyping and replication capacity analyses of plasma derived HIV in subjects with stable suppression of plasma viremia<50 copies/ml Coakley, Eoin
Adipocyte metabolism and HIV infection

Greenberg, Andrew

HIV, cytokine, and permeability profiles in HIV-infected intestinal mucosa Knox, Tamsin
Isolation of a Intracellular HIV-1 inhibitor from a monkey genomic episomal library

Newstein, Michael

AIDS-Affected Household Assessment of Tuberculosis Transmission (AHATT) Study in Eldoret, Kenya Carter, E.Jane
Vaccination Against HIV and HPV: Attitudes and Acceptability Among Young Women and their Parents Lally, Michelle
Development of an In-vitro model of the Human Mucosal Immune Response to Cryptosporidium Parvum Leav, Brett
Neurocognitive Function and Neuroimaging Measures in HIV/Hepatitis C Co-infected Patients Tashima, Karen
2003 HIV-1 RNA interference Boden, Daniel
Project Search: Acceptability and feasibility of routine HIV testing in primary care settings

Simmons, Emma

Investigating Function of HIV-1 vpr gene Goh, Wei Chun
Genetically engineered lactobacillus as a microbicide against HIV-1 Connor, Ruth
The development and evaluation of a pilot intervention to provide directly observed therapy (DOT) for HAART to women with children Mitty, Jennifer
Functional neuroimaging of brain dysfunction of HIV Paul, Robert
2002 Circulating cell adhesion molecules in HIV infection

Bausserman, Linda

2000 HIV infection of B cells: Mechanisms of CD4-independent infection and unintegrated viral DNA

Sharma, Surendra

Combinatorial phage-peptide display libraries in AIDS vaccine development Baba, Timothy
Cellular resistance to HIV-1 therapy

Ramratnam, Bharat

1999 HIV-1 chemokine receptor interactions in the central nervous system Atwood, Walter
Validation of candidate HIV vaccine T cell epitopes DeGroot, Anne
1998 Functional complementation studies of HIV: development of an in vivo microbial screening system for anti-HIV therapeutics

Campbell, Andrew

Molecular and cellular studies of HIV neural injury Navia, Brad