Yale University

R3EDI: Rigorous, Rapid and Relevant Evidence aDaptation and Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)

R3EDI: Rigorous, Rapid and Relevant Evidence aDaptation and Implementation to Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) was awarded to the Yale School of Public Health and CIRA in 2020 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Five IS hubs were funded for an initial one year as part of the NIH's overall effort to strengthen the quality of, and technical expertise available to, projects funded by federal agencies through the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE). The seven EHE projects assigned to R3EDI in the first year (2020-2021) were based in New York City, New Jersey, Alabama, Mississippi, and Illinois. Three of these initial projects (NYC, New Jersey, and Alabama) are continuing into 2021-2022 to be joined by seven new ones (2021-2023) based in California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Texas, and New York. R3EDI also provides mentorship to the HIV Implementation Science Fellowship at the Center for AIDS Research at Johns Hopkins University.

Project Aims/Objectives:

  1. Provide technical assistance to EHE projects and federal government partners on IS designs, frameworks, strategies, measures, outcomes, and partnership formation.
  2. Create opportunities to translate local project knowledge into generalizable knowledge.
  3. Organize coaching/training sessions for teams seeking consultations and technical assistance.
  4. Establish consultation agreements, which include a communication and data collection plan, with project teams seeking consultations and technical assistance.
  5. Coordinate with the Implementation Science Coordination, Collaboration, and Consultation Initiative (ISC3I) to collect data on measures and outcomes from projects, provide data to ISC3I as requested, and identify IS hub representatives for the Executive Committee.
  6. Conduct a multisite pilot implementation research project in collaboration with ISC3I and the other hubs.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Implementation Science methods, frameworks, strategies, measures, and outcomes
  • HIV/AIDS research
  • Study design; management of experimental and observational IS studies; data collection; sampling; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods analytic approaches
  • Partnership formation and community-based participatory research
  • Ethical issues in implementation science