HIV / AIDS Research

Active HIV behavioral science research labs investigate psychosocial (psychological, structural, behavioral) components of HIV prevention and care locally and globally.

Cancer TileGiven the disproportionate rates of HIV in South Florida in general and Miami in particular, a focus on the local epidemic, health disparities, and resilience in various populations (men who have sex with men, women living with or at risk for HIV, men affected by the epidemic) are strong components of the HIV/AIDS research at the University of Miami. Community engagement is a crucial basis of all research activities.

Our department also houses the University of Miami Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM), a new Developmental HIV Center funded by NIMH (Safren PI).

Faculty whose research focuses on these topics include: