Funded Pilots

Awards were presented for innovative projects that are highly significant for the field. Each awardee has mentors who will offer guidance in the conduct of their studies and bring a broader transdisciplinary perspective to their work.
2019 Pilot Project Awards
Walters, Suzan
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Feasibility of PrEP for Persons Who Inject Drugs

This study will explore rural and urban differences and similarities among opioid injecting PWID in relation to PrEP readiness.

Jaiswal, Jessica
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
HIV Prevention in Methadone Treatment Settings: A Qualitative Study of PrEP Utilization Among Patients and Providers

This study will explore methadone patients and methadone providers knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and acceptability regarding HIV and PrEP.

El-Shahawy, Omar
NYU Langone Health
Use of E-Cigarettes for Smoking Harm Reduction among People Living with HIV/AIDS

This study will assess the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy. It will compare e-cigarette use to nicotine replacement therapy on cessation of combustible cigarette use or reduction in the number of combustible cigarettes smoked per day.