Yale University

Individuals and Research Projects Affiliated by CIRA in 2022

CIRA's current affiliation guidelines promote broad participation of scientists, trainees, HIV service providers, community members, and other institutional partners while maintaining scientific rigor and disciplinary diversity within CIRA's research portfolio. Among the services available to CIRA affiliates are peer review of grant applications and manuscripts, research-in-progress and methods consultations, identifying research collaborators, and solicitation of community input.  

Since December 2021, CIRA affiliated 22 individuals from 12 institutions and 13 research projects. Click each link below to read more information about the affiliate or the project.

If you have interest in affiliating with CIRA, please contact Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu).


  1. Brandt, Cynthia, Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Anesthesiology and of Biostatistics, Yale School of Medicine
  2. Butler, Lisa, Associate Research Professor, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP), University of Connecticut
  3. Copenhaver, Michael, Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut
  4. Forastiere, Laura, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Biostatistics), Yale School of Public Health
  5. Hagaman, Ashley, Assistant Professor of Public Health (Social & Behavioral Sciences), Yale School of Public Health
  6. Johnson, Ann, MD/PhD Student, Yale School of Medicine
  7. Laukner, Carolyn, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  8. Li, Fan, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
  9. Louis, Claude, Licensed Professional Counselor
  10. Lyons, Michael, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  11. Marotta, Phillip, Assistant Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis
  12. McCall, Terika, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (Health Informatics), Yale School of Public Health
  13. Oldfield, Benjamin, VP of Clinical Affairs, Fair Haven Community Health Care
  14. Paris, Manuel, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
  15. Perez, Oscar Rojas, Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Psychiatry/Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), Yale School of Medicine
  16. Rodriguez, Christine, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Yale School of Nursing
  17. Schwartz, Jeremy, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Disease), Yale School of Public Health
  18. Tong, Guangyu, Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
  19. Wallace, Stephaun, Director of External Relations, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Fred Hutch
  20. Yager, Jessica, Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  21. Zelaya, David, Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Public Health
  22. Zhou, Xin, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health


  1. Adapting a disclosure decision-aid to improve HIV outcomes for older adults in Ukraine (PI: Yulia Rozanova | Funder: National Institute of Mental Health)
  2. Adapting and coping during the war in Ukraine: lived experiences of older adults with HIV and their healthcare providers (PI: Yulia Rozanova, Sheela Shenoi | Funder: National Institute on Aging)
  3. A Study of Assisted HIV Self-Testing and Linkage to Care among Partners of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PI: Trace Kershaw, Carmen Zorrilla | Funder: National Institute of Mental Health)
  4. Cultural and Environmental Influences on Precursors to and Early Stages of Alcohol, Nicotine, and Cannabis Use in Black and Latinx Youth (PI: Carolyn Sartor | Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities)
  5. Developing Internet-Delivered, Mindfulness-based Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk and Promote Mental and Sexual Health among Young Adult MSM (PI: Shufang Sun | Funder: National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health)
  6. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment among Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Populations (PI: Kaveh Khoshnood, Luke Davis | Funder: Yale MacMillan Center)
  7. Integrated eHealth for HIV and Substance Use Disorders in Justice-involved Women (PI: Jaimie Meyer | Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  8. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Key Groups about the Undetectable=Untransmissible Message (KAP on U=U) (PI: Trace Kershaw, Carmen Zorrilla | Funder: National Institute of Mental Health)
  9. Promoting alcohol treatment engagement post-hospitalization with brief intervention, medications, and CBT4CBT: A randomized clinical trial in a diverse patient population (PI: Eva Jennifer Edelman, Brian D. Kiluk | Funder: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism R01)
  10. R3EDI - Rigorous, Rapid, & Relevant Evidence aDaptation & Implementation to EHE (PI: Trace Kershaw, Donna Spiegelman | Funder: National Institute of Mental Health)
  11. St. Louis Enhancing Engagement and Retention in HIV/AIDS Care (STEER) (PI: Trace Kershaw, Debbie Humphries | Funder: National Institute of Mental Health)
  12. Testing a Biopsychosocial Model of Violence Exposure, Minority Stressors, and Hazardous Drinking among Sexual Minority Women (PI: Jillian R. Scheer | Funder: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
  13. Understanding the Role of Neighborhoods on Urban Youth's Substance Use and Mental Health: A Community-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Project (PI: Ijeoma Opara | Funder: Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health)

Published: Sunday, December 4, 2022