Please see also archived presentations from Methods Core Seminars.
Friday, March 7th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Judy Hahn, PhD
Friday, February 7th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Elise Riley, PhD and Martha Shumway, PhD
Friday, January 24th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Chongyi Wei, DrPH
Strategies for Promoting HIV Testing Uptake among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: Findings from an Online Cross-sectional Survey
Friday, January 10th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: July Herlihy, MD, MPH
A Prototype for Option B+: Can integration of HIV and antenatal services improve retention and treatment of HIV-positive pregnant women?
Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Exhbition on the Rise and Response to the AIDS Epidemic at UCSF Library
Beginning November 25, the UCSF Library will host an exhibition from the National Library of Medicine that explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years.
Friday, December 13th, 2013
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Adam Carrico, PhD
Embracing the Era of Expanded Access to ART: Bio-Behavioral Research with Stimulant Users
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Steve Deeks, MD
Progress Towards an HIV Cure
Friday, November 15th, 2013
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Tracey Packer, MPH w/ Dara Geckeler
Localizing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy in San Francisco: A Results-Based Accountability Approach
Friday, November 15th, 2013
Quantitative Methods Core Presents: Stephanie Sapp, MA, PhD candidate and Meghan Morris, PhD MPH
Spontaneous HCV Clearance in IDU: Estimating Variable Importance Measures with Interval Censored Outcomes
In most observational studies, data is collected about participants only at certain monitoring times. As a result, outcomes are only known up to random time intervals, resulting in interval-censored data. In this talk, we describe Targeted Minimum Loss-based Estimation methods tailored for estimation of variable importance measures with interval-censored outcomes, and apply the method to analyze the effects of a variety of variables on spontaneous hepatitis C virus clearance among injection drug users, using data from the “International Collaboration of Incident HIV and HCV in Injecting Cohorts (InC3)” project. The overall aim is to encourage investigators to think critically about the way time intervals are handled.
Stephanie Sapp is a Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. degree with double majors in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics & Statistics from The Johns Hopkins University in 2009, and completed her M.A. degree in Statistics from UC Berkeley in 2011. Stephanie’s research interests focus on the development and application of statistical methods for causal inference, estimation, and prediction with longitudinal and large-scale datasets.
Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. As part of her postdoctoral research activities Meghan directs the INC3 Project, an international multi-cohort project of pooled biological and behavioral data from 9 cohorts of people who inject drugs.
RSVP to Dr. Estie Hudes
Friday, November 8th, 2013
Community Town Hall Presents: Jen Hecht, MPH
The Continuing Role of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
The community-based organization (CBO) historically has been at the vanguard of HIV prevention program implementation, playing a vital role in bringing attention to the impact of the epidemic among under-represented populations. CBOs are the “boots on the ground”, staffed by individuals who are part of communities who can tap into networks effectively and mold prevention strategies for increased effectiveness in the communities they serve. Few entities are as well positioned as community based organizations to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, often having positive ripple effects far beyond their official missions.
Faced with shrinking budgets, reprioritization, ongoing biomedical advances and extraordinary demographic shifts over the last decade, the changing public health landscape has required CBOs to develop new weapons, placing existing models of HIV prevention at risk of becoming irrelevant or counter-productive, particularly when dealing with ethnic, minority, and marginalized populations. Jen Hecht, Director of Program Development and Operations at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (formerly of the STOP AIDS Project) will discuss the action steps of how the organization addresses the new realities of HIV/AIDS prevention and education and the role community based organizations continue to play in the fight to reduce new HIV infections and expand access to HIV testing and treatment.