Yale University

New England HIV Implementation Science Network

The New England HIV Implementation Science Network aims to improve HIV prevention and treatment in small urban areas with a high prevalence of HIV.

Network Purpose:

  • Stimulate and support research and evaluation collaborations across New England
  • Foster partnerships among agencies, stakeholders and researchers
  • Focus on implementation science in small urban areas with high prevalence of HIV

The inaugural New England HIV Implementation Science Network symposium was held on June 4, 2014.  Attended by over 160 Network members from across New England, the meeting was the launch pad for a new collaboration between the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research. Participants representing all six New England states included HIV/AIDS research scientists, advocates, health departments, and HIV service providers, as well as consumers and industry representatives. 

3rd Annual Symposium, June 2, 2016 - Mystic, CT


  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Guidelines for Concurrent Themed Discussion Sessions (PDF)
  • 3rd Annual Network Symposium Evaluation Survey (PDF)


Plenary I "Spotlight" on nine regional network projects that have resulted from these collaborative efforts: 

  • The New England STD Consortium (Poster | PPT) - Thomas Bertrand, MPH, MA
  • ePROMISE, An Implementation Research Project to Improve the HIV Prevention and Treatment Continuum of Care in Young MSM (Poster | PPT) – Frederick Altice, MD
  • Harm Reduction Needs Assessment (Poster | PPT) – Robert Heimer, PhD
  • Developing a Comprehensive Model of the HIV Care Continuum in Nine Small Cities in CT/MA/RI (Poster | PPT) – Thomas Stopka, PhD, MHS
  • Evaluating Alternative Strategies to Prevent Overdose Deaths and New HIV Infections (Poster | PPT) – Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, FACP
  • Examining Multilevel System Dynamics Affecting HIV Community Viral Load (Poster | PPT) – Margaret Weeks, PhD
  • Refining and Validating the Community Research Activity Assessment Tool (Poster | PPT) – Debbie Humphries, PhD, MPH
  • Project STOP: The Syphilis to PrEP Cascade (Poster | PPT) – Krystn Wagner, MD, PhD
  • Implementation of HIV PrEP for MSM with and without Substance Use in Providence and New Haven (Poster | PPT) – Onyema Ogbuagu, FACP, MBBCh

Plenary II – Using the Network to Develop a Successful Implementation Science Proposal

  • Highlighting the "Working with HIV Clinics to adopt Addiction Treatments using Implementation Facilitation (What IF?)" (Poster | PPT) – E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, and David Fiellin, MD



For more information about the Network, locating regional connections for a potential project, or more information on available resources, please contact Jim Pettinelli at jim.pettinelli@yale.edu or Jacob van den Berg at jacob_vandenberg@brown.edu.


New England HIV Implementation Science Network Publishing/Dissemination Guidelines (PDF)


Network and Implementation Science Resources