Highlighting New York’s Leadership in Efforts to End HIV

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ALBANY, N.Y. (August 5, 2020) - Center for Collaborative HIV Research in Practice and Policy (CCHRPP) researchers recently published three articles in a special issue of Public Health Reports, highlighting the center’s work toward its mission to establish thought leadership on groundbreaking efforts to “end the epidemic” (ETE) of HIV in New York.

The special issue, entitled Using Public Health Policy to Reduce the Morbidity, Mortality, and Incidence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Tuberculosis, included a case study that describes New York’s ETE initiative, progress towards ETE target metrics, and lessons learned.

CCHRPP Authors of the case study include Johanne Morne (NYSDOH AIDS Institute Director), James Tesoriero (NYSDOH AIDS Institute), Erika Martin (Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy), Gus Birkhead (School of Public Health), and David Holtgrave (Dean of the School of Public Health)— showcasing the collaborative framework of CCHRPP studies.

Erika Martin and James Tesoriero also published a research study which utilized a simulation model to project the effects of several ETE initiatives. Findings showcase the need to prioritize a multipronged approach and men who have sex with men within initiatives.

The third article in the special issue was a review of systems-level policies and interventions related to the opioid epidemic, which found that prescription drug monitoring programs are promising but do not target all outcomes— indicating multipronged interventions are needed. Authors include Bahareh Ansari (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences), Katherine Tote (School of Public Health), Eli Rosenberg (School of Public Health), and Erika Martin (Rockefeller College).

For more information on CCHRPP researchers and their activities, please visit the CCHRPP website.