A Year in Review: HIV & Drug Abuse Research in 2018

The Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI), now in its eighth year, is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Each year, early career investigators across various fields receive research ethics training under principal investigator Dr. Celia Fisher. RETI fellows also conduct studies focused on ethical issues in HIV and drug abuse research. Fellows publish their findings in a variety of high impact journals such as AIDS and Behavior and The Journal of Sex Research. The following articles were funded by NIDA Grant #R25DA031608 and authored by RETI fellows in 2018.

Abadie, R., Goldenberg, S., Welch-Lazoritz, M., Fisher, C.B. (2018). “Establishing trust in
HIV/HCV research among people who inject drugs (PWID): Insights from empirical
research.” PLoS One, 13(12):e0208410. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208410.

Fletcher, F.E., Fisher, C., Floyd, N., Buchberg, M., Ehioba, A., Hotton, A., &
Donenberg, G. (2018). “Perceptions of Barriers and Benefits to Pre-Exposure
Prophylaxis (PrEP) Utilization and Clinical Trial Participation: A Qualitative Study
of African American Mothers and Their Daughters.” Journal of Empirical
Research on Human Research Ethics (accepted).

Goldenberg, S. M., Rocha Jiménez, T., Brouwer, K. C., Miranda, S.M., & Silverman, J. G. (2018). “Influence of indoor work environments on health, safety, and human rights among migrant sex workers at the Guatemala-Mexico Border: a call for occupational health and safety interventions.” BMC International Health and Human Rights, 18(1):9. DOI:10.1186/s12914-018-0149-3.

Mulawa, M.I., Yamanis, T.J., Kajula, L.J. et al. (2018). “Structural Network Position and Performance of Health Leaders Within an HIV Prevention Trial.AIDS and Behavior. 22(9):3033-3043. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-018-2126-1.

Nelson, K.M., Carey, M.P., Fisher, C.B. (2018). “Is Guardian Permission a Barrier to Online Sexual Health Research Among Adolescent Males Interested in Sex With Males?The Journal of Sex Research. 28:1-11. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1481920.

Overstreet, N. M., Okuyan, M., & Fisher, C. B. (2018). “Perceived Risks and Benefits in IPV and HIV Research: Listening to the Voices of HIV-Positive African American Women.Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 13(5):511-524. DOI: 10.1177/1556264618797557.

Rendina, H.J., & Parsons, J.T. (2018). “Factors associated with perceived accuracy of the Undetectable = Untransmittable slogan among men who have sex with men: Implications for messaging scale-up and implementation.” Journal of the International AIDS Society, 21(1).

Rudolph, A.E., Young, A.M. & Havens, J.R. (2018). “Privacy, Confidentiality, and Safety Considerations for Conducting Geographic Momentary Assessment Studies Among Persons Who Use Drugs and Men Who Have Sex with Men.Journal of Urban Health. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-018-0315-x.

Tamir, H., Krupp, K., Stephens, D.P., Zohourian, T., Dorcius, P.M., Arun, A., Fisher, C.B., & Madhivanan, P. (2018). “Addressing Prevention Among HIV-Uninfected Women in PMTCT Programs in South India.” The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29(1): 45-52.

Young, A.M., Rudolph, A.E. & Havens, J.R. (2018). “Network-Based Research on Rural Opioid Use: an Overview of Methods and Lessons Learned.” Curr HIV/AIDS Rep, 15(2):113-119. DOI: 10.1007/s11904-018-0391-2.


Fellowship Opportunity for NIDA-Funded HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute: Summer 2019

Interested in becoming a RETI fellow?

The Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Institute and Mentored Research Program.

  • Attend two summer training institutes with fully funded travel and lodging beginning July 13-21, 2017 in New York City
  • Receive a $20,000 grant to conduct a mentored research study that will contribute to evidence-based HIV and drug abuse research ethics practice
  • Join an international network of scholars examining current challenges in HIV and drug abuse research ethics

Applications are due March 15, 2019, subject to availability of funds.  Applicants will be notified of award decisions by April 30, 2019.

Visit fordham.edu/ethicsinstitute to apply and contact the Program Administrator, Rimah Jaber at ethicsinst@fordham.edu for more information.  

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