Overview and Inventory of HHS Efforts to Assist Incarcerated and Reentering Individuals and their Families . HIV Prevention and Treatment Grants


Type of Activity: Research

Funding Mechanism:Grants

Total Available Funding: N/A

Number of Awards: 9

Award Amount: $2.0 Million per year

Length of Project Period: Varies (1-5 years)

Federal Partners: N/A

Summary:These projects address the prevention and treatment of HIV infection in the context of mental illness in incarcerated populations, their families, and individuals at risk for HIV. The focus is on psychosocial interventions that rapidly impact the health of these people. A variety of grant mechanisms are used to support this research, including also training grants to support research career of investigators interested in this area.

Principle Investigator Location Title
Current Grantees (FY 09 and FY10):
David L. Rosen   University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC
Determinants of voluntary HIV testing among inmates
Renee Gindi  Johns Hopkins University 
Baltimore, MD
The impact of incarceration on partner selection norms and HIV
Megan L. Comfort  University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
HIV Risk among Male Parolees and their Female Partners
David A. Wohl University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC
Incarceration and HIV-Infected Inmates
Sheryl L. Catz Group Health Research Institute 
Seattle, WA
Prevention Needs of HIV+ Persons Awaiting Release from Prison
Carol E. Golin University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC
Social Networks and HIV-infected Former Prison Inmates
Ronald Lloyd Braithwaite Morehouse School of Medicine 
Atlanta, GA
Mentored Training Program to Increase Diversity in HIV Substance Use and Mental Health Research
Timothy P. Flanigan Miriam Hospital 
Providence, RI
The Brown Initiative in HIV and AIDS Clinical Research for Minority Communities
Caron Zlotnick  Women and Infants Hospital 
Providence, RI
Reducing HIV/STI Risk Behaviors among Financially Disadvantaged Victimized Women

Future Prospects: One time funding; may submit applications for funding of additional research.


Dr. Dianne Rausch
Deputy Director, NIMH Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS
Phone: (301) 443-7281
Email: Dianne.Rausch@nih.gov

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