Yale University

International Research

CIRA promotes international HIV research through a number of initiatives that aim to advance and disseminate the work of our investigators who conduct HIV-related research abroad, explore the potential for translation and adaptation of evidence-based practices between domestic and international settings, facilitate international research synergy, and explore opportunities for new research collaborations in low-resource, highly-affected areas and populations. Implementation science is a central focus at CIRA, and our efforts are directed towards supporting multidisciplinary research partnerships that apply strategies to integrate evidence-based interventions, practices, and policies into real-world settings.

For questions about our international research initiatives, please contact Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu).

International Research Interest Group (IRIG)

Chair: Luke Davis, MD
Coordinator: Dini Harsono, M.Sc.

The International Research Interest Group provides a venue for research-in-progress presentations with an emphasis on high-impact implementation research, networking opportunities to foster collaborations, and dissemination of updates on CIRA international research initiatives. The group convenes up to 3 meetings per year in CIRA Conference Room at Suite 200 (2nd floor), 135 College Street, New Haven, CT.

Past IRIG meetings:

Download a complete listing of IRIG members (updated February 2019).

International Visiting Fellow Program

The primary purpose of the International Visiting Fellow Program is to support a CIRA investigator who is engaged in HIV research in an international setting to bring an established partner research scientist or a desired partner researcher to Yale for a short visit (up to 9 days) to work on collaborative HIV research endeavors. The initiative also provides a structured opportunity for the visiting fellow to disseminate their research and interact with others in CIRA’s research community through presentations and roundtable discussions. The program prioritizes visiting fellows from a country in regions with the highest burden of HIV/AIDS.

CIRA sponsored four international scholars in 2016, four scholars in 2017, and two scholars in 2018 working with CIRA scientists affiliated with the Yale Schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing. This program has demonstrated potential to sustain ongoing research partnerships, yield new research collaborations in diverse international settings, and enhance the scope of CIRA’s research impact through implementation science.

Collaboration with other international research programs at Yale

CIRA supports global health research partnerships across Yale schools and departments and works closely with the Yale Institute for Global Health. CIRA coordinates international HIV research-focused guest lectures and events and organizes discussions on funding opportunities to support collaborative proposal development and submission.