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Texas Implementation Science Hub To End HIV


The UTHealth Houston Institute for Implementation Science and the Texas Developmental Center for AIDS Research (Texas D-CFAR), a collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine, UTHealth Houston and Texas Biomedical Research Institute, received funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish the new Texas Implementation Science Hub to end HIV (Texas IS Hub).

The Texas IS Hub is a component of the Texas D-CFAR. The Texas D-CFAR focuses its research on the theme “Ending HIV and optimizing HIV health in Texas.” The Texas IS Hub is now one of nine national Implementation Science Consultation Hubs working with the HIV Implementation Science Coordination Initiative supporting NIH-funded Ending HIV Epidemic supplement projects across the country.


Recent Implementation Science Coordination Initiative (ISCI) Presentation 

We gave a presentation on some of our upcoming activities and general aims with the HIV Implementation Science Coordination Initiative (ISCI). You can read more in the ISCI's blog post about the presentation

Recent Capstone Event

We were so excited to recently host our 2023 capstone event where we gathered our EHE awardees and engaged in dynamic discussions about each implementation project! We were honored to hear from three distinct projects which included:

  1. Drs. Graham and Jack from the University of Washington presented on their project about Mapping a Behavioral Economics-Informed Intervention to promote linkage to HIV prevention and behavioral health services for people releasing from jails and prisons in Washington state.  
  2. Dr. Robert Deiss from the University of California San Diego presented his project on a collaborative approach for navigating, developing strategies, and uplifting the health of persons with substance use disorders.  
  3. Dr. Alison Buttenheim presented her project on evaluating the B-OK bottles as an implementation strategy to improve treatment adherence counseling and retention support by medical case managers.

We talked about some of the barriers experienced when conducting implementation research and were able to learn from colleagues around the nation. We look forward to following these impactful projects and witnessing their efforts in ending the HIV epidemic.

Capstone event Capture

Our Work

We are happy to announce that we have been selected to support six EHE projects across the nation with a focus on pharmacy-delivered research.

We are continuously working with colleagues in our local D-CFAR and have supported multiple investigators with their implementation science needs.