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San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) Implementation Science Hub

The SD CFAR Implementation Science Hub was established in 2020 with funding from the National Institutes of Health to accelerate Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Initiative research. The SD CFAR Implementation Science Hub provides consultation and technical assistance to EHE project teams from across the United States and coordinates and collaborates with the NIH-funded Implementation Science Coordination, Consultation, and Collaboration Initiative. 

Specific Aims

1. Refine and deliver our established consultation and technical assistance program tailored to the needs and preferences of Ending the HIV Epidemic projects that consists of coaching and training on Implementation Science designs, frameworks, strategies, measures, outcomes, and community-academic partnerships.


2. Iterate and launch a multi-modal process for coordination between the Coordination, Consultation, and Data Management Center and the Implementation Science Hub to facilitate translation of local knowledge to generalizable knowledge.


3. Conduct a mixed-method evaluation of the impact of the San Diego CFAR IS Hub on proximal Ending the HIV Epidemic project and Hub outcomes (e.g., increased HIV investigator knowledge of Implementation Science methods; advancement of Implementation Science methods and tools; strengthened stakeholder engagement) and identify indicators of hub sustainment.


4. Strengthen collaborations with the Regional Implementation Science Hubs to develop, host, and evaluate a HIV Implementation Science mentoring program, Implementation Science methods training events, and multi-site implementation studies, and develop capacity-building resources.

Meet the Team

SD CFAR Implementation Science Hub Directors and Coaches

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Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD

Associate Professor: Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science

Co-Director: UC San Diego Dissemination & Implementation Science Center

University of California San Diego

 

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Nicole A. Stadnick, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor: Department of Psychiatry

Co-Director of Dissemination and Evaluation: UC San Diego ACTRI Dissemination & Implementation Science Center

Child and Adolescent Services Research Center

University of California San Diego

 

SC CFAR Implementation Science and HIV Research Coaches

 

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Gregory A. Aarons, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Co-Director: UC San Diego ACTRI Dissemination & Implementation Science Center

Director: Child and Adolescent Services Research Center

University of California San Diego

 

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Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Associate Director: Child and Adolescent Services Research Center

Director of Training and Education: UC San Diego ACTRI Dissemination & Implementation Science Center

Research Director, Autism Discovery Institute at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego

University of California San Diego

 

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Maile Karris, MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine

Co-Director of the CFAR Clinical Investigation Core

University of California San Diego

 

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Laramie Smith, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, Medicine

University of California, San Diego

 

 

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Cathleen Willging, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

 

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Jessica Montoya, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program

Psychologist, Owen Clinic

University of California San Diego 

SD CFAR Implementation Science Hub Administrators

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Kelli Cain, MA

Implementation Science Hub Manager

 

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Carrie Geremia, MA

Implementation Science Hub Coordinator

 

Events

Upcoming Events

Qualitative Methods for Implementation Research and Community Engagement Series

90-minute didactic sessions followed by a 30-minute group consultation session.

Session 9: Implementation Strategies involving End Users to End the HIV Epidemic: Consumer Voice Tools

Wednesday 2/28 11-12:30pm PT

Presenter: Eva Woodward, PhD


Recordings of Past Events

Qualitative Methods for Implementation Research and Community Engagement Series

90-minute didactic sessions followed by a 30-minute group consultation session.

 

Session 1: Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Implementation Research

Thursday 5/25 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenters: Cathleen Willging, PhD and Daniel Shattuck, PhD
Session Recording, Slides, and Summary

 

Session 2: Qualitative Methods in Implementation Research, Part 2

Friday 6/16 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenters: Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH and Nicole Stadnick, PhD, MPH

Session  Recording, Slides, and Summary

 

Session 3: Conducting Interviews and Focus Groups

Tuesday 6/20 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenters: Cathleen Willging, PhD and Daniel Shattuck, PhD

Session Recording, Slides, and Summary

 

Session 4: Analyzing, Reporting, and Disseminating Qualitative Research

Friday 8/11 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenters: Cathleen Willging, PhD; Daniel Shattuck, PhD; Emily Haozous, PhD, RN, FAAN

Session Recording, Slides, and Summary

 

Session 5: Ask the Experts: Qualitative Methods Questions in Implementation Science​

Wednesday 8/23 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenters: Alison Hamilton, PhD, MPH, Erin Finley, PhD, MPH,  Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD, and Jessica Montoya, PhD

Session Recording  Slides and Summary coming soon!

 

Session 6: Meaningful Community Engagement in Qualitative Implementation Research

Friday 9/8 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenters: Cathleen Willging, PhD; Brooke Tafoya, MSW;  and Adrien Lawyer; BA

Session Recording, Slides, and Summary

 

Session 7: Utilizing Qualitative Methods to Conduct Mixed Methods Research (Introduction to Data Integration and Data Transformation Methods)

Thursday 10/19 10:00-11:30 am PT

Presenter: Jodi Holtrop, PhD, MCHES

Session Recording, Slides, and Summary

 

Session 8: "Don't do anything for us without us" Evaluating Environments with Citizen Scientists to Improve Local Health

Wednesday 1/31 11:00-12:30 am PT

Presenters: Nicole Wagner, PhD and Jordan Carlson, PhD

Session Recording, Slides, & Summary

 

  • Rapid Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science: Approaches and Applications webinar co-presented by UAB, UCLA, & UCSD Implementation Science Consultation Hubs

Services Offered

The following are services that are offered to Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) projects assigned to the SD CFAR Implementation Science Hub:

  • Consultation on:

    • Data collection and measurement

    • Study design

    • Implementation strategies and outcomes

    • Community engagement strategies

    • Qualitative/mixed methods

    • Implementation research logic models

    • Adaptation and fidelity

    • Manuscript and proposal development

  • Assist projects in completing the required Implementation Science Outcomes crosswalk

  • Access to advanced Implementation Science Seminars and Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (DISC) workshops

  • San Diego CFAR Scientific Working Groups (SWGs)

 

 

Resources

 

Resource

Information

SD CFAR Website

Access here!

The SD CFAR EHE SWG

Convenes public health advocates, CBOs, municipal stakeholders, and consumers with diverse expertise and interest in addressing the HIV epidemic to advance a framework for achieving EHE targets. Contact cfar@ucsd.edu

 

The SD CFAR O-K Review

Offers a mock study section that provides investigators with a review of their K applications before submission, with junior investigators participating in the process. Contact cfar@ucsd.edu

Monthly DISC seminar series

Access past recordings here!

Qualitative Methods for Implementation Research and Community Engagement Series: Slides and Session Summaries Session 1

Slides

Summary

Recording

Qualitative Methods for Implementation Research and Community Engagement Series: Slides and Session Summaries Session 2

Slides

Summary

Recording

Qualitative Methods for Implementation Research and Community Engagement Series: Slides and Session Summaries Session 3

 Slides

Summary

Recording

Qualitative Methods for Implementation Research and Community Engagement Series: Slides and Session Summaries Session 4

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Summary

Recording

Contact us!

SDCFARDISC@health.ucsd.edu