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Current Projects

Below is a brief description of each of the Center’s current projects, listed in alphabetical order. If you wish more detailed information about a specific project, click on the project name, and a Microsoft Word document will open.

Adolescent HIV Risk—Social Settings and Prevention Issues
Principal Investigator: Beatrice J. Krauss, Ph.D.
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health
Brief Description: The social settings where youth develop romantic relationships are poorly understood. This project describes settings where youth in the Lower East Side of New York City, a high HIV seroprevalence neighborhood, meet and socialize, and the peer and relational pressures operating within those settings, in order to identify the ways in which those social factors put them at risk for HIV.

Correctional Case Management at Rikers Island
Principal Investigator: Peter Nwakeze, Ph.D.
Funder: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Brief Description: Data cleaning and data entry for New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene personnel replicating Health Link with men at Rikers Island.

HIV Prevention Case Management (PCM) Initiative—Program Evaluation
Principal Investigator: Beatrice J. Krauss, Ph.D.
Funder: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Brief Description: Evaluation and technical assistance to 10 community-based organizations implementing Prevention Case Management (PCM) as an HIV risk reduction strategy, based upon CDC guidance, for those at high risk due to substance use or sexual behavior in the context of other pressing life issues.

Impact of an HIV Intervention for Adolescent Males Leaving Jail (REAL MEN)
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Freudenberg, Ph.D.
Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Brief Description: Evaluation of a jail-community intervention on mental health, health and other risk domains for young men of color upon reentry to the community.

Parent/Preadolescent Training for HIV Prevention—Competing Continuation (PATH-3)
Principal Investigator: Beatrice J. Krauss, Ph.D.
Funder: National Institute of Mental Health
Brief Description: Long-term and multi-level follow-up of the impact of parent health education training on the HIV/hepatitis/STI/unplanned pregnancy risk behaviors of maturing adolescents.

Positive and Supportive Caring for People Living with HIV
Co-Principal Investigators: Beatrice J. Krauss, Ph.D./Daniel B. Rosen, Ph.D.
Funder: Fee-for-Service
Brief Description: The Center conducts fee-for-service anti-stigma trainings for institutions and community-based organizations who wish to encourage staff, client or other stakeholder interactions that promote the health care and mental health of people living with HIV (PLwHIV) or other illnesses. These trainings can be tailored to those with clinical or nonclinical expertise, and to focus on local population needs.

Smoking Cessation Among Male Chinese-American Restaurant Workers in Flushing, NY
Principal Investigator: Dee Burton, Ph.D.
Funder: New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program
Brief Description: A program to promote smoking cessation among male Chinese-American restaurant workers in Flushing, NY using proactive telephone counseling and based on Chinese cultural values.

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