Policy & Ethics Core

The Policy and Ethics Core assures that HIV prevention and policy research at CAPS meets the highest ethical standards, addresses pressing policy questions, and has a high impact on the policy-making process.

CAPS Consultation

Core researchers provide consultations to CAPS researchers on topics such as these:

  • IRB issues
  • Ethics issues
  • Grants review
  • Policy relevance of research
  • Presenting research to policy makers
  • Developing research proposals
  • Training and mentoring policy and ethics researchers

To set up a consultation, please contact Jay Newberry.

Consultation to Policy Makers

We conduct extensive consultations with representatives of local, state, federal, and international agencies responding to AIDS issues. To set up a consultation, please contact Jay Newberry.


See the events page to learn of upcoming seminars, Town Halls, and policy forums.


Policy forums we have held often produce monographs that synthesize the presentations and make recommendations for policies and future research. See policy monographs and other publications we have developed.

Ethics and Policy Research

The AIDS Policy Research Center is conducting several research projects currently, including these:

Core Staff

  • Co-Directors: Stephen F. Morin, PhD (Policy); and Bernard Lo, MD (Ethics)
  • Human Subjects Protection: William Woods, PhD
  • Policy Assistant: Stuart Gaffney
  • Affiliated Faculty: Janet Myers, PhD, MPH (Health Services); Wayne T. Steward, PhD, MPH (Policy Research); James G. Kahn, MD (Cost-Effectiveness); Edwin Charlebois, PhD, MPH (Epidemiology/Biostatistics); Starley Shade, PhD, MPH (Biostatistics); Kim Koester, MA (Qualitative); International: Tim Lane, PhD, MPH; Hong-Ha Truong, PhD; Andre Maiorana, MA, MPH; and Gertrude Khumalo-Sakutukwa, MMS (Rapid Assessment)

Last modified: July 1, 2014