Yale University

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars


About the Program

The REIDS program was designed to meet the challenges and barriers experienced by groups who are underrepresented in the field of HIV research. The REIDS program is targeted for junior faculty (either Assistant Professors or Postdoctoral Fellows) who are looking for additional education, support, and mentorship in HIV research. The REIDS program provides research education and training on HIV community-based implementation science by some of the top HIV researchers in the world. Fellows attend a four-week Summer Institute on HIV community-based implementation science for two consecutive summers, online monthly meetings on grant writing, project management, and professional development during the year, and receive intense research mentorship from top HIV researchers at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale. Further, scholars receive $20,000 to conduct a pilot study in community-based implementation science with the guidance and support of their mentors and the REIDS leadership. Learn more about our current mentors

Current Leadership

  • Trace Kershaw, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health
  • Barbara Guthrie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Northeastern University School of Nursing