The UNC CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Research Core seeks to facilitate and support new collaborative HIV-related research that is interdisciplinary and inter-institutional. We provide: Social and Behavioral Science Core logo

-Services and resources to support biomedical and social science researchers interested in exploring social, psychological, and structural factors affecting the HIV epidemic; and

-Scientific leadership, mentorship, and networking opportunities to junior faculty, international investigators, and scholars new to HIV research or from traditionally minority institutions.

Examples of services and support include assistance in the planning, development, and study design of research projects; survey development and programming; and data collection and analysis.

We also provide training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Interviewing, and data collection methods. Additional information is available on our Services tab.

Resources include our open source training materials; and the Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) database, an online, searchable, user-friendly database that enables researchers to search for instruments and scales to measure constructs relevant to social and behavioral HIV research. Additional information is available on our Resources tab.

The Core regularly hosts networking events and maintains a directory of social and behavioral researchers at UNC, FHI 360, and RTI International to promote networking and new collaborations in HIV research. Please see the Events tab or contact Eunice Okumu, Core Manager, for more information.

This Core Supports the UNC CFAR Office of Bioethics


For more information about the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core, contact the Core Manager, Eunice Okumu via email or at (919) 843-2532.

Carol E Golin, M.D.

Core Director

Dr. Carol Golin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education in the UNC School of Public Health and the Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology in UNC Department of Medicine. Dr. Golin is an experienced health services and behavioral researcher. She has been Principal Investigator and co-investigator of numerous federally funded studies of antiretroviral (ART) adherence and HIV prevention, including trials of the SAFETALK, STAR, and PACT interventions as well as the ADEPT cohort and the HIV Costs and Services Utilization Study (HCSUS). Dr. Golin has expertise in developing theory-based health behavior interventions, particularly incorporating Motivational Interviewing, and in conducting formative research to inform behavioral intervention development. She has been actively involved in developing and testing new ways to measure ART adherence.

725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
CB# 7590 Chapel Hill, NC
Fax: 919-966-3811
Office Phone: 919-966-7939

William Zule, Dr.P.H.

Core Associate Director

William ZuleDr. William Zule is a Senior Health Research Analyst and Senior Fellow at RTI. He has been conducting ethnographic, epidemiologic, and prevention intervention research related to HIV among people who use injected or non-injected drugs since 1989. As a leading expert in these fields, he has been a Principal Investigator, Project Director, and ethnographer on multiple largescale HIV epidemiologic projects, such as his current project- Pilot Test of an Intervention to Change Syringes Used by Injecting Drug Users. He has extensive experience in substance abuse research, developing and integrating biomedical and behavioral interventions, and translating research into practice through implementation studies. In addition to his research, Dr. Zule also serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Association.

3040 East Cornwallis Rd. P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
Office Phone: 919-485-2797

Felicia Browne, Sc.D., M.P.H.

Core Assistant Director

Felicia Browne HeadshotDr. Felicia Browne is a Senior Research Social Epidemiologist at RTI International and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research areas include the use of mixed methods in the adaptation and evaluation of multilevel HIV risk-reduction interventions for key populations who use alcohol and other drugs, mobile health (mHealth) technology, stigma, and understanding and addressing the social determinants of HIV, with a focus on health disparities and gender. Currently, she serves as an MPI on two NIDA-funded R01 projects. One study reached young African American women to test the mHealth delivery of an HIV risk-reduction intervention in collaboration with NC health departments. The other, based in South Africa, aims to use a status-neutral approach and implement a multi-level intervention to increase ART/PrEP uptake for young couples. Dr. Browne also has a NIDA-funded R21 project to address intersectional drug stigma to increase engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care for African American adults who use drugs.

RTI International
3040 East Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
Office Phone: 919-541-6596 | Email:

Eunice Okumu, M.P.H.

Core Manager

Eunice Okumu is the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core Manager and oversees the day-to-day functioning of the Core. She provides consultations to HIV investigators on intervention design, survey development and programming, qualitative data collection methods and analysis, and results dissemination. She brings extensive project management and analysis experience, including practical hands-on research experience in Kenya and United States. Her passion for public health and HIV/AIDS began during her formative years at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Kenya where she worked with researchers implementing studies including an HIV incidence cohort study. She later coordinated the LinCS (Linking Communities and Scientists) 2 Durham HIV prevention project survey at North Carolina Central University, before joining FHI 360 as a Research Associate providing project management and technical support for several studies including ART adherence studies in South Africa, Implementation Science projects in Ecuador and Peru, and Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) projects in Uganda and Tanzania.

313 Rosenau Hall CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC
Phone: 919-843-2532
Fax: 919-966-2921

David Rosen, M.D., Ph.D.

Epidemiology and Prison Database Project Specialist

David Rosen Dr. David Rosen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the UNC School of Medicine. Much of Dr. Rosen’s research focuses on the intersection between incarceration and public health. Substantively, his research includes broad assessments of disease prevalence and use of healthcare and mortality among prison-involved populations. He has also conducted several studies examining the use of health services among HIV-infected prisoners and released prisoners. Methodologically, most of Dr. Rosen’s research utilizes the linkage and analysis of large administrative databases to address questions of public health significance for correctional populations and the communities to which they return.

130 Mason Farm Road CB #7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-962-0752

Seth Noar, Ph.D.

Health Communication Specialist

Seth Noar, Ph.D.

Dr. Seth M. Noar is a Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the UNC – Chapel Hill. His work addresses health communication – specifically health behavior theories, message design and mass media campaigns, and eHealth applications. Dr. Noar has been an Investigator on several NIH-funded studies testing health communication strategies for health promotion and disease prevention, with a significant focus on both HIV and cancer prevention. In 2014, Dr. Noar was recognized by Thomson Reuters as among the top 1% most cited researchers in the social sciences.

382 Carroll Hall
Phone: 919-962-4075

Steve Bradley-Bull, M.A., M.Ed.

Motivational Interviewing Specialist

Steve Bradley-Bull, MA, MEdSteve Bradley-Bull has expertise in developing health behavior interventions, primarily focused on the use of Motivational Interviewing. He has conducted numerous MI sessions (including with incarcerated individuals living with HIV and who were about to be released), trained practitioners in how to conduct MI sessions, developed MI training curricula, created intervention materials for MI sessions, designed process evaluation instruments, and completed MITI coding. Steve holds a Masters of Education in Counseling and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

130 Mason Farm Road CB #7030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-812-9203

Stuart Rennie, Ph.D., M.A.

Biomedical Ethics Specialist

Stuart Rennie, PhD, MADr. Stuart Rennie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and Core Faculty in the UNC Bioethics Centre. He helps run two NIH-funded bioethics training programs in Cape Town (South Africa) and Kinshasa (DR Congo), and has written extensively about the ethical issues in HIV research, treatment, prevention, surveillance and cure, mostly focused on low-income settings in Southern Africa.

333D MacNider Hall

Vivian Go, Ph.D.

Implementation Science Specialist

Headshot of person smiling outdoorsDr. Vivian Go (Professor, Health Behavior) is a social epidemiologist and implementation scientist with over 20 years of experience in the design and evaluation of HIV interventions among people who inject drugs and MSM in Vietnam. She specializes in mixed methods research. She is currently PI of two NIH-funded R01 implementation science trials, one to scale-up a systems navigation and psychosocial counseling intervention to increase engagement of HIV-infected PWID into HIV care in Vietnam, and one to develop and implement a service delivery plan for evidence-based interventions that can be scaled-up as a community-based response to the opioid epidemic in rural Ohio.

363 Rosenau Hall CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Wendi Seiler

Administrative Assistant

As the Administrative Assistant for Core G, Wendi provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the Core.  She supports both the Manager and Director in relation to organization and communication.  She brings over 20 years of experience to CFAR in this support role.




Sable Watson, M.P.H.

Graduate Research Assistant

Sable N. Watson, MPH is a PhD student in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC School of Public Health. As a Graduate Research Assistant for the Core, Sable assists with a variety of projects at CFAR, with an emphasis on survey design and qualitative analysis. She also plays an active role in the upkeep of CFAR’s Social and Behavioral Instruments database. Her research interests include HIV/STI prevention and management as well as aging with HIV.


Maisun Maliha Ansary

Graduate Research Assistant

Core G MMA headshotMaisun is a second-year MPH student in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is currently working on a pilot project on lay health worker training for delivering brief therapy to pregnant women living with HIV and who experience intimate partner violence based in South Africa. Her work with CFAR involves collaboratively conducting a systematic review on sexual violence scales, and a separate qualitative study on drug use-associated infective Endocarditis. Her research interests are primarily sexual violence, mental health and implementation science.


Bailey McInnes

Graduate Research Assistant

BM headshot: person smiling in outdoor gardenBailey is a first-year MPH student in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. As a research assistant for CFAR, Bailey works on a team conducting a systematic review of sexual violence instruments and on a qualitative study of drug use-associated infective Endocarditis. Bailey also works with a research team at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and the NC Governor’s Crime Commission to conduct a statewide victim’s needs assessment. Outside of her work, Bailey volunteers as a Domestic Violence Hotline advocate with the Compass Center and is the social chair for her MPH cohort. Her primary research interests are sexual violence, victim advocacy, and mental health.

Joey Hunt

Research Assistant

Core G JH HeadshotJoey is a third-year student majoring in sociology, with minors in both medical anthropology and food studies. As a research assistant, she helps with completing systematic reviews and with updating our SABI profiles. Her work focuses on the CFAR qualitative projects. Joey has extensive knowledge about HIV and AIDS from her prior experiences working for the Telluride AIDS Benefit in Telluride, Colorado. There she served as a peer educator and mentor for both students and adults in her county. Outside of work, Joey is a full-time student who also runs an annual science-oriented kids camp for young girls called FEMMES.



Research Proposal Assistance

• Grant proposal review and development, including guidance on study design
• Development of analysis plans
• Preliminary data analysis
• Letters of support


• Motivational Interviewing training. For more information about MI and the services we offer, check out our MI Menu and MI Blog.
• Quantitative data collection training
• Qualitative data collection training

Intervention Development and Process Evaluation

• Theoretical model for intervention development
• Intervention protocol development
• Intervention content and materials development
• Process Evaluation Development

Qualitative Research Services

• Qualitative study design and sample size consultation
• Qualitative guide development support
• Qualitative Data Collection (interviews, cognitive interviewing, or focus groups)
• Qualitative Interview Audio Transcription
• Data Analysis (Coding only)
• Data Analysis and Synthesis
• Abstract Preparation
• For additional information about our services related to qualitative research, please see our menu.

Quantitative Research

• Questionnaire/survey design and development
• Scale development consultation
• Electronic survey programming
• Quantitative data collection support
• Use the Social and Behavioral Instrument (SABI) database

Manuscript Preparation

• Reviews, edits, and feedback on manuscript drafts
• Assistance selecting target academic journals
• Assistance with manuscript formatting
• Guidance for submission to academic journals
• Manuscript writing

Mentoring and Networking

• Connection to collaborator(s)
• Mentorship
• Other

Content Area Expert Consultation/Services

• Criminal justice related-recruitment and retention of incarcerated populations
• Criminal justice related-access to large administrative databases to answer research questions related to CJ and HIV
• Criminal justice related–other
• Ethics and/or Regulatory
• Motivational Interviewing
• Implementation Science

For more information about services or to request a service, please use the red service request button at the top of this website.   *Please note: Most of these services do not carry a charge for an initial 1-2 hour consultation. Subsequent fees, or percent effort, are determined from the estimated scope of work.  

Examples of Past Projects
Project Name Services Provided
HIV Prevention Trials Network Coordinating and Operation Center Advisory Board consultation
Vulnerable Populations and Special Protections in ACTUst Mentoring; consultation; grant preparation; study design; budget planning; data analysis; protocol review
HIV+ Prison Releasees’ Access to HIV Care and Services Criminal Justice Working Group Consultation
HIV Prevention with South Africa Working Group Consultation; forum to present research
Promoting Safer Behaviors Among Viremic HIV+ Patients (Project SafeTalk) Grant writing; Consultation; Study design; Conceptual model; Survey development and ACASI programming; Project management; Data management and analysis; Qualitative methodology and analysis; Manuscript preparation
Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: A Controlled Trial Working Group consultation; study design
Coping with HIV/AIDS in the Rural Southeast Consultation; Convened meeting of interested investigators to respond to PA
Social Stigma of the New Tuberculosis Consultation; study design; study implementation
Implementation of IDSA/CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Interventions at HIV Outpatient Clinics Consultation; Mentoring; grant writing; intervention development; study design and implementation; survey; development; qualitative data analysis
SPNS (Special Project of National Significance) The UNC HIV Prevention Demonstration Project Consultation; mentoring; grant writing; intervention development; study design and implementation; survey development; qualitative data analysis
Special Projects of National Significance; Outreach, Care, and Prevention to Engage HIV Seropositive Young MSM of Color Project Title: Project STYLE (Strength Through Youth Living Empowered) Consultation; Grant writing; Study design; Field operations; Survey development; ACASI programming; SBAHI working group consultation; Qualitative analysis and methodology
HPTN-062: Feasibility and acceptability study of an individual-level behavioral intervention for individuals with acute and early HIV infection Consultation; Development of training of AHI intervention; Provided training in Malawi for study staff; Input on intervention manuals; Qualitative and quantitative training evaluation
Spatial epidemiology of syphilis and gonorrhea in North Carolina Data analysis; co-investigation
Molecular epidemiology of HIV among Latinos in North Carolina Consultation; Survey development
Acute HIV infection – A key link for transmission prevention Data analysis; consultation; assistance with writing and submitting grant; Intervention development; training in motivational enhancement techniques; survey development; process evaluation development
HPTN 064: The women?s HIV seroincidence study (ISIS) Formulating research team; site selection; questionnaire development; consultation; recruitment methods; GIS spatial mapping; grant preparation; qualitative methodology
The nexus of drugs, sex networks, HIV and syphilis in young African American MSM Principal Investigator; manuscript preparation
Relationship Disruption during Incarceration and HIV Risk in African American Men Grant development; survey development; mentorship
HIV Infection and Women Incarcerated in a Southern State Prison System Grant development; qualitative methodology
A Tailored Cue-Card Driven HIV/STI Intervention for High Risk Groups Pilot Study (CATCH) ACASI voice-recording
Global partnerships for social science research on HIV/AIDS in China Consultation; grant preparation; attended planning meetings and provided consultation for trainings in China; data analysis and manuscript preparation assistance
High-risk heterosexual partnering in the age of AIDS: A multilevel analysis Consultation; statistical analysis
Efficacy of HIV posttest support for ANC in South Africa Consultation; instrument development
HIV prevention among African Americans: A media campaign Consultation; grant writing and preparation; conceptual model development; survey development
Internet-based HIV prevention for black MSM college students Consultation; study design; conceptual model; survey development; Working Group consultation; intervention development; feasability testing
Social networks and HIV-Infected Former Prison Inmates (STARS study) Grant-writing; Principle Investigator; grant management; Working Group consultation; survey development
Randomized study of adherence to directly observed vs. self administered antiretroviral therapy among incarcerated HIV-infected persons (DOTKOM) Grant preparation; study design; survey development; intervention development; data management; project management; analysis; abstract and manuscript preparation; Criminal Justice Working Group consultation
MACH14 HIV adherence multi-site collaboration Consultation on meta-analysis methods; data pooling; variable definition
Incarcerated women, parenting and HIV risk (COPE) Consultation; project management; Criminal Justice Working Group consultation
Improving HAART adherence in depressed HIV clinic patents: A real-world RCT (SLAAM-DUNC) Consultation; letter of support; grant preparation; intervention development; process and outcome measurement
Helping women prisoners reduce HIV risk after release (HOPE) Consultation; data collection; manuscript preparation; project management; Criminal Justice Working Group consultation
Determinants of voluntary HIV testing among inmates Letter of support; mentorship; Criminal Justice Working Group consultation
Prevalence of HIV infection and determinants of voluntary HIV testing in prison (Project SCREEN) Co-investigater; project management; survey development; qualitative methodology and analysis; ACASI programming; Criminal Justice Working Group consultation
Formative study of HIV prevention needs of HIV-infected persons in Gujarat, India Principle Investigator; conceptual model; study design; analysis; qualitative methodology and analysis; MET training
A partnership initiative for HIV prevention trials Consultation on venue-based sampling
An Adherence and Depression Intervention for Patients During Hepatitis C Therapy Consultation on project management; grant preparation; mentorship
AIDS international training and research program Assistance with renewal application; ongoing mentorship for trainees
HIV epidemiology among African American women in North Carolina Co-investigator; statistical analysis and consultation
PACT- Providing AIDS care and treatment in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Consultation; grant review; incorporation of pediatric treatment into renewal; conceptual model for MET intervention; intervention development; training-of-trainers; survey and process evaluation development for DRC maternities
Reducing sexual risk in southern HIV-positive women (Positive Hope) Consultation on study design and participant recruitment; project management
Making the Link: Understanding how HIV positive persons seek medical care Mentorship; dissertation committee member; guidance in study design; refining research questions; variable selection; instrument design
The impact of intimate partner violence on health outcomes in HIV-positive women Mentorship
Assessing the HIV prevention needs of middle socioeconomic status African American women in North Carolina Mentorship; study design
Strengthening the Economic Capability of Young Women to address HIV/AIDS challenges in Zambia Mentorship; study design; conceptual model; questionnaire development
Migration and HIV among Mexicans in North Carolina Networking event collaboration; mentorship
Assessing mother-daughter communication patterns to inform development of intervention for African-American girls Faculty advisor; mentorship
The role of implicit measurement in examining HIV/AIDS risk among African American youth Mentorship
Overcoming neuropsychiatric barriers to treatment for Hepatitis C Mentorship; consultation on abstract and manuscript development

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

Fall Networking Event

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, 9:45 – 11:15 a.m., Bioinformatics 1131
The Social and Behavioral Science Core is hosting Seth M. Noar, PhD, a professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. His work addresses health behavior theories, message design and mass media campaigns, and eHealth applications. Dr. Noar has published more than 175 articles and chapters in a wide range of outlets in the social, behavioral, health, and communication sciences, and he serves on the editorial boards of several leading communication journals. Dr. Noar has been an investigator on several NIH-funded studies testing health communication strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. He is the co-editor of two books, most recently “eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change,” published by Routledge. Dr. Noar was recognized by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics as being in the top 1% most cited researchers in the social sciences in 2014 and again in 2018. In 2016, Dr. Noar received the Lewis Donohew and National Communication Association outstanding health communication scholar awards, and in 2017 he received the American Public Health Association’s Mayhew Derryberry Research award.

**If you missed this event, watch the recording here**

Spring 2015 Networking Event: “The Science of Community Engagement: Part I”Presentation from Spring 2015 Networking Event

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:30am-1:00pm; Pagano Conference Room, Lineberger Cancer Center The SBSRC hosts a networking event each semester, usually geared around a theme to provide a forum for multidisciplinary researchers to meet and network with each other. At the Spring 2015 Networking Event, participants learned more about how community engagement can create increased support and collaboration for clinical and public health research. This event covered how to implement essential community engagement principles at various stages of research by providing successful research study examples.

Dr. Christopher Hurt, Dr. Allison Mathews, Caressa White, and Dr. Carol Golin spoke about essential community engagement principals and illustrated evidence-based practices for initiating community engagement at various stages in the research process. The CFAR SBSRC seeks to stimulate and promote new research and support ongoing collaborative HIV-related social and behavioral research at UNC, FHI, RTI, and other related institutions.

“Motivational Interviewing for Public Health Professionals: A Person-Centered Approach to Achieve Healthier Outcomes”Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 3.42.20 PM

February 17, 2016, 1:00-2:30pm; Virtual During the presentation, participants learn the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing and how to apply it in a variety of public health settings. This webinar was hosted by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) featuring presenters from the Social and Behavioral Science Core.

Fall 2015 Networking Event: “Building and Sustaining Partnerships between Researchers and Community Based Organizations (CBOs)”

Invitation to Networking EventNovember 19, 2015, 12-1:30pm; Room 508, Koury School of Dentistry  At this lunch-and-learn event, guest speakers Dr. Geni Eng, Dr. Jennifer Schaal, and Ms. Neda Pedilla provided strategies for engaging community partners to strengthen research and improve the health of populations most at need using the “Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative” as an example of a successful researcher-CBO partnership. People talking at networking event

Spring 2015 Networking Event: “Meet the Core”

May 1, 2015, 12-1:30pm; Pagano Conference Room, Lineberger Cancer Center This event provided an opportunity for researchers from UNC, RTI, FHI 360, and other institutions to learn more about the services that our core offers and to meet and mingle with colleagues!

Charlotte AHEC 2-Day Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Motivational Interviewing and Medication Adherence: A Person-Centered Approach to Achieve Healthier Outcomes March 10-11, 2015; Charlotte AHEC This two-day workshop focused on learning the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing and how to apply it specifically to medication adherence in a variety of settings and with diverse individuals. Instructors: Dr. Carol Golin, Dr. Kemi Amola, and Steve Bradley-Bull

i-Engage Motivational Interviewing Booster Training

February 5-6, 2015; University of Alabama at Birmingham This two-day training for iEngage clinicians from 4 sites across the United States featured a review of motivational interviewing skills and discussions about the successes and challenges of MI in practice. Using skill building exercises, videos, demonstrations, role plays, and discussions, the clinicians left with a better understanding of MI and how to more effectively conduct MI sessions with their clients.

CFAR World AIDS Day 2014

The Social and Behavioral Science Core, in partnership with the Criminal Justice WorkingGroup, organized and presented an afternoon session on “HIV and Criminal Justice: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box.” Dr. Robert Fullilove discussed the interconnected epidemics of HIV and mass incarceration and the potential of people considered “the problem” to, in fact, be an underutilized, inspiring solution; Dr. Becky White introduced the nature of HIV and the North Carolina prison system; and Dr. Carol Golin spoke about the research history of the Criminal Justice Working Group. This was followed by a moderated discussion among stakeholders including representatives from the state prison system, jail system, academia, mental health advocacy, and harm reduction advocacy sector. Watch the session here.

More Past Events
CHAI eIntervention Workshop

CHAI Core e-Intervention Workshop

CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Core Director Dr. Carol Golin presented on “Texting for Health after Prison Release: Lessons Learned from Project imPACT for Prisoners Living with HIV” as part of CHAI Core’s October eIntervention Workshop. Attendees learned about form v. function of mobile interventions and various applications of technology to health dilemmas. Dr. Golin spoke about the use of SMS to increase ART adherence in recently released prisoners, who could customize their own inspirational or reminder messages.

A collage of photos from the Fall 2014 networking event focused on implementation science.

Fall 2014 Implementation Science Networking Event

Exemplifying its commitment to stimulate and promote new HIV-related research at UNC, FHI, and RTI, the SBS Core hosted a Fall networking event for multidisciplinary researchers to discuss integrating Implementation Science in to HIV research. Bryan Weiner (UNC), Catherine Rohweder (UNC), Oscar Fleming (National Implementation Research Network, Triangle Implementation Group), and Theresa Hoke (FHI 360) shared their expertise and insight with a crowd of over forty researchers, students, and others in the field of public health. In addition to discussion with panelists, all guests networked with other professionals and discovered resources for incorporating implementation science into their work. Presentations are available here.

Technology Symposium

To view the videos from our inaugural technology symposium, please visit our YouTube link.


Please listen to our most recent webinar on the Introduction to the Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) Database: A One Stop Shop for Valid and Reliable HIV Measures to learn more about how the SABI database was created and to see a live demo on how to use SABI.

Past Webinars

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing – click here for the slides about Motivational Interviewing and how to apply it in a variety of public health settings.


The Social and Behavioral Sciences Core holds regular trainings for research professionals. Please access our open source training materials here.


The Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) Database is a user-friendly database of instruments (also called measures or scales) measuring social and behavioral constructs relevant to HIV research that researchers can use to find and compare measures.  The database presents a comprehensive list of instruments have been used to measure certain domains in HIV research.  To use the SABI database, please visit our website.


This database includes information about the journals most frequently publishing UNC CFAR-assisted articles. This information can be used to 1) assist researchers in selecting a target journal for their manuscripts, and 2) provide researchers with an overview of journal submission requirements. Data include a description of the journal, impact factor, acceptance rate, length limitations, costs associated with submission and publishing, details about formatting requirements, and supplementary materials required for submission. In addition to the Journal Selection Database available here, the CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Core also offers in-person consultation services to supplement online resources. If you are interested in additional guidance regarding journal selection, please request this service here.



Buchbinder M, Blue C, Juengst E, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Rennie S and Rosen DL. Expert stakeholders’ perspectives on a Data-to-Care strategy for improving care among HIV-positive individuals incarcerated in jails. AIDS Care.1-7. 2020.

Chapman Lambert C, Tarver WL, Musoke PL, Stringer KL, Whitfield S, Turan B, Modi R, Mugavero MJ, Fredericksen RJ, Weiser S, Johnson MO and Turan JM. Complexities of HIV Disclosure in Patients Newly Entering HIV Care: A Qualitative Analysis. J. Assoc. Nurses AIDS Care. 31(2):208-218. 2020. PMC7047518.

Chapman Lambert C, Westfall A, Modi R, Amico RK, Golin C, Keruly J, Quinlivan EB, Crane HM, Zinski A, Turan B, Turan JM and Mugavero MJ. HIV-related stigma, depression, and social support are associated with health-related quality of life among patients newly entering HIV care. AIDS Care. 32(6):681-688. 2020. PMC6893118.

Collins LF, Sheth AN, Mehta CC, Naggie S, Golub ET, Anastos K, French AL, Kassaye S, Taylor T, Fischl MA, Adimora AA, Kempf M-C, Palella FJ, Tien PC and Ofotokun I. The Prevalence and Burden of Non-AIDS Comorbidities Among Women Living With or at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in the United States. Clin. Infect. Dis.:[Epub ahead of print]. 2020.

Cope AB, Edmonds A, Ludema C, Cole SR, Eron JJ, Anastos K, Cocohoba J, Cohen M, Ofotokun I, Golub ET, Kassaye S, Konkle-Parker D, Metsch LR, Wilson TE and Adimora AA. Neighborhood Poverty and Control of HIV, Hypertension, and Diabetes in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study. AIDS Behav.:[Epub ahead of print]. 2020. PMC7319872

Cressman AE, Howe CJ, Nunn AS, Adimora AA, Williams DR, Kempf M-C, Chandran A, Wentz EL, Blackstock OJ, Kassaye SG, Cohen J, Cohen MH, Wingood GM, Metsch LR and Wilson TE. The Relationship Between Discrimination and Missed HIV Care Appointments Among Women Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 24(1):151-164. 2020. PMC6824941

Crockett KB, Entler KJ, Brodie E, Kempf M-C, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Tien PC, Wingood G, Neilands TB, Johnson MO, Weiser SD, Turan JM and Turan B. Brief Report: Linking Depressive Symptoms to Viral Nonsuppression Among Women With HIV Through Adherence Self-Efficacy and ART Adherence. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 83(4):340-344. 2020. PMC7266092

Day S, Mathews A, Blumberg M, Vu T, Mason H, Rennie S, Kuruc JD, Gay CL, Margolis DM and Tucker JD. Expanding community engagement in HIV clinical trials: a pilot study using crowdsourcing. AIDS. [Epub ahead of print]. 2020.

Day S, Mathews A, Blumberg M, Vu T, Rennie S and Tucker JD. Broadening community engagement in clinical research: Designing and assessing a pilot crowdsourcing project to obtain community feedback on an HIV clinical trial. Clin. Trials. 17(3):306-313. 2020. PMC7255944

Giovenco D, Kahn K, Hughes JP, MacPhail C, Wagner R and Pettifor A. Self-Esteem as an Indicator of Transactional Sex Among Young Women in Rural South Africa (HPTN 068). AIDS Behav. 24(3):823-826. 2020. PMC7226909

Graybill LA, Kasaro M, Freeborn K, Walker JS, Poole C, Powers KA, Mollan KR, Rosenberg NE, Vermund SH, Mutale W and Chi BH. Incident HIV among pregnant and breastfeeding women in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS. 34(5):761-776. 2020. PMC7275092.

Hershow RB, Ha TV, Sripaipan T, Latkin C, Hutton HE, Chander G, Bui Q, Nguyen VQ, Frangakis C and Go VF. Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence Among Men Living with HIV in Northern Vietnam. AIDS Behav.:[Epub ahead of print]. 2020.

Hill LM, Golin CE, Pack A, Carda-Auten J, Wallace DD, Cherkur S, Farel CE, Rosen EP, Gandhi M, Asher Prince HM and Kashuba ADM. Using Real-Time Adherence Feedback to Enhance Communication About Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives. J. Assoc. Nurses AIDS Care. 31(1):25-34. 2020. PMC6815236.

Hill LM, Lightfoot AF, Riggins L and Golin CE. Awareness of and attitudes toward pre-exposure prophylaxis among African American women living in low-income neighborhoods in a Southeastern city. AIDS Care.[Epub ahead of print]. 2020.

Hurt CB, Carpenter DM, Evon DM, Hennessy CM, Rhea SK and Zule WA. Mitigating the Risk of Infectious Diseases Among Rural Drug Users in Western North Carolina: Results of the Southern Appalachia Test, Link, Care (SA‐TLC) Health Care Provider Survey. The Journal of Rural Health. 36(2):208-216. 2020. PMCID Number: Journal In Process. PMC7102930

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Erlen JA, Tamres L, Reynolds N, Golin CE, Rosen M, Remien RH, Banderas J, Schneiderman N, Wagner GJ, Bangsberg DR, Liu HH, for the MACH 14 Investigators. Assessing Usual Care in Clinical Trials. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2015 Mar; 37(3):288-298. doi: 10.1177/0193945914526001.

Evon DM, Golin CE, Bonner JE, Grodensky C, Velloza J. Adherence During Antiviral Treatment Regimens for Chronic Hepatitis C: A Qualitative Study of Patient-reported Facilitators and Barriers. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2015 May-Jun;49(5):e41-50. doi: 10.1097/MCG.00000000.

Feinstein L, Edmonds A, Okitolonda V, Cole SR, Van Rie A, Chi BH, Ndjibu P, Lusiama J, Chalachala JL, Behets F. Maternal Combination Antiretroviral Therapy is Associated with Improved Retention of HIV-Exposed Infants in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Jul 1;69(3):e93-9. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000644.

Fogel CI, Crandell JL, Neevel AM, Parker SD, Carry M, White BL, Fasula AM, Herbst JH, Gelaude DJ. Efficacy of an Adapted HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention Intervention for Incarcerated Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr;105(4):802-9. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302105.

Garrett KP, Widman L, Francis DB, Noar SM. College students’ awareness and use of emergency contraception on a university campus: Implications for health communication. Women and Health. 2015 [In Press]

Gaynes BN, O’Donnell J, Nelson E, McGuinness T, Edwards M, Zinski A, Modi R, Montgomery C, Pence BW.  Psychiatric Comorbidity in Depressed HIV Individuals: Common and Clinically Consequential. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.03.021.

Grewe ME, Taboada A, Dennis A, Chen E, Stein K, Watson S, Barrington C, Lightfoot AF. ‘I learned to accept every part of myself’: the transformative impact of a theatre-based sexual health and HIV prevention programme. Sex Education. 2015 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2015.1022820.

Grodensky CA, Golin CE, Jones C, Mamo M, Dennis AC, Abernethy MG, Patterson KB. “I Should Know Better”: The Roles of Relationships, Spirituality, Stigma and Shame for Older Women Living with HIV Seeking Support in the South. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 Jan-Feb;26(1):12-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2014.01.005.

Hightow-Weidman LB, Muessig KE, Pike EC, LeGrand S, Baltierra N, Rucker AJ, Wilson P. Building Community Though a Mobile-Optimized, Online Health Promotion Intervention. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Aug;42(4):493-9. doi: 10.1177/1090198114562043.

Hughes JP, Haley DF, Frew PM, Golin CE, Adimora AA, Kuo I, Justman J, Soto-Torres L, Wang J, Hodder S. Regression to the Mean and Changes in Risk Behavior following Study Enrollment in a Cohort of US Women at Risk for HIV. Ann Epidemiol. 2015 Jun;25(6):439-44. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.03.013.

Jennings L, Rompalo AM, Wang J, Hughes J, Adimora AA, Hodder S, Soto-Torres LE, Frew PM, Haley DF, HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN 064) Women’s HIV SeroIncidence Study (ISIS). Prevalence and Correlates of Knowledge of Male Partner HIV Testing and Serostatus Among African-American Women Living in High Poverty, High HIV Prevalence Communities (HPTN 064). AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb;19(2):291-301. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0884-y.

Justman J, Befus M, Hughes J, Wang J, Golin CE, Adimora AA, Kuo I, Haley DF, Del Rio C, El-Sadr WM, Rompalo A, Mannheimer S, Soto-Torres L, Hodder S. Sexual Behaviors of US Women at Risk of HIV Acquisition: A Longitudinal Analysis of Findings from HPTN 064. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jul;19(7):1327-37. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0992-8.

Khan MR, Golin CE, Friedman SR, Scheidell JD, Adimora AA, Judon-Monk S, Hobbs MM, Dockery G, Griffin S, Oza KK, Myers D, Hu H, Medina KP, Wohl DA. STI/HIV Sexual Risk Behavior and Prevalent STI among Incarcerated African American Men in Committed Partnerships: The Significance of Poverty, Mood Disorders, and Substance Use. AIDS Behav. 2015 Aug;19(8):1478-90. doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1062-6.

Lightfoot AF, Taboada A, Taggart T, Tran T, Burtaine A. ‘I learned to be okay with talking about sex and safety’: assessing the efficacy of a theatre-based HIV prevention approach for adolescents in North Carolina. Sex Education. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] doi:10.1080/14681811.2015.1025947.

Long DL, Preisser JS, Herring AH, Golin CE. A Marginalized Zero-inflated Poisson Regression Model with Random Effects. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 2015 April 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Montgomery B, Rompalo AM, Hughes J, Wang J, Haley D, Soto-Torres L, Chege W, Justman JE, Kuo I, Golin CE, Frew P, Mannheimer S, and Hodder SL on behalf of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 064 Study Team. Violence Against Women in Selected Areas of the United States. Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar 19:e1-e11. [Epub ahead of print]

Onsomu EO, Abuya BA, Okech IN, Rosen DL, Duren-Winfield V, Simmons AC. Association Between Domestic Violence and HIV Serostatus Among Married and Formerly Married Women in Kenya. Health Care Women Int. 2015 Feb;36(2): 205-28. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.943840.

Oramasionwu CU, Johnson TL, Zule WA, Carda-Auten J, Golin CE. Using Pharmacies in a Structural Intervention to Distribute Low Dead Space Syringes to Reduce HIV and HCV Transmission in People Who Inject Drugs. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun;105(6):1066-71. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302581.

Pence BW, Quinlivan EB, Heine A, Edwards M, Thielman N, Gaynes BN.  When Need Plus Supply Does Not Equal Demand: Challenges in Uptake of Depression Treatment in HIV Clinical Care. Psychiatr Serv. 2015 Mar 1;66(3):321-3. doi: 10.1176/

Peterson M, LeDell E, Schwab J, Sarovar V, Gross R, Reynolds N, Haberer JE, Goggin K, Golin C, Arnsten J, Rosen M, Remien R, Etoori D, Wilson I, Simoni JM, Erlen JA, van der Laan MJ, Liu H, Bangsberg DR. Super learner analysis of electronic adherence data improves viral prediction and may provide strategies for selective HIV RNA monitoring. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 May 1;69(1):109-18. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000548.

Pettifor A, Corneli A, Kamanga G, McKenna K, Rosenberg NE, Yu X, Ou SS, Massa C, Wiyo P, Lynn D, Tharaldson J, Golin C, Hoffman I; HPTN 062 Study Protocol Team. HPTN 062: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Exploring the Effect of a Motivational-Interviewing Intervention on Sexual Behavior among Individuals with Acute HIV Infection in Lilongwe, Malawi. PLOS ONE. 2015 May 11;10(5):e0124452. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124452.

Rennie S, Perry B, Corneli A, Chilungo A, Umar E. Perceptions of voluntary medical male circumcision among circumcising and non-circumcising communities in Malawi. Global Public Health. 2015 May-Jul;10(5-6):679-91. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2015.1004737.

Roman Isler M, Golin CE, Hughes J, Wang J, Haley DF, Justman J, Hodder S, on behalf of the HPTN 064 Team. Venues for Meeting Sex Partners and Partner HIV Risk Characteristics: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN064) Women’s HIV Seroincidence Study (ISIS). AIDS Behav. 2015 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Rosen D, Golin CE, Grodensky CA, May J, Bowling JM, DeVellis RF, White BL, Wohl D. Opt-out testing in prison: Informed and voluntary? AIDS Care. 2015;27(5):545-54. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2014.989486.

Viswanthan M, Kahwati L, Golin CE, Blalock S, Coker-Schwimmer E, Posey R, Lohr K. Medication Therapy Management Interventions in Outpatient Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jan 1;175(1): 76-87. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.5841.

White BL, Walsh J, Rayasam S, Pathman DE, Adimora AA, Golin CE. What Makes Me Screen for HIV? Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Conducting Recommended Routine HIV Testing among Primary Care Physicians in the Southeastern United States. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2015 Mar;14(2):127-35. doi: 10.1177/2325957414524025.

White BL, Golin CE, Grodensky CA, Kiziah N, Richardson A, Hudgens M, Wohl DA, Kaplan AH. Effect of Directly Observed Antiretroviral Therapy Compared to Self-Administered Antiretroviral Therapy on Adherence and Virological Outcomes among HIV-infected prisoners. A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. AIDS Behav. 2015 Jan; 19(1): 128-36. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0850-8.