Ce-PIM's aims are:
Develop innovative methods to maximize the impact of implementation research in HIV prevention.
Apply these innovative methods to close the gap between existing research, policy, and practice for HIV prevention.
Disseminate methods and train/mentor leaders at the intersection of HIV prevention, implementation science, and drug abuse fields to improve implementation of HIV prevention programs.
Our research focus
The purpose of this center’s is to develop new methodologies that can be used by federal and local agencies and communities to reduce HIV incidence. Biomedical interventions and strategies, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), rapid testing for HIV and early and consistent treatment for persons who are HIV positive (Treatment as Prevention, TasP) have been shown to have high efficacy and effectiveness in reducing HIV transmission, but there remains a giant gap between what research knows and what services needed to reduce population level incidence of HIV. The major premise of this Center is that the effective biomedical to reduce HIV incidence and disparities are in hand, but success will only be achieved when they are implemented in ways that meet individual, community, and health care delivery system needs. This methods Center addresses this major gap between research and practice through implementation science and methodology, focusing on innovative ways to address the complex, mulitilevel interactions needed to implement HIV prevention programs effectively. Two Cores, an Administrative Core and an Innovative Implementation Methods Core for HIV and Drug Abuse will carry out this work.
Ce-PIM collaborates and consults on implementation projects that are funded or being planned, as well as providing training to diverse groups engaged in implementation. We also provide opportunities for early career investigators to receive mentoring in this new field of implementation science. We also provide opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships and collaborations with leading prevention implementation researchers across the country.