Expanding PrEP in Communities of Color (EPICC+)
EPICC+ seeks to adapt existing evidence-based provider and patient education and support tools and materials (EBT) for use in young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and to train providers in the use of the EBT to facilitate PrEP shared decision making.
This study involves three distinct aims to adapt and test the EBT:
Aim 1: formative assessments with providers and patients to inform adaptation and enhancement of existing patient and provider PrEP EBT by conducting in-depth interviews and design workshops.
Aim 2: training providers on the use of newly developed EBT via virtual training workshops.
Aim 3: hybrid effectiveness – implementation pragmatic clinical trial with 540 YMSM.
- To adapt existing EBT and materials in Aims 1 and 2.
- Effectiveness objectives: to test the efficacy of the EBT in increase PrEP adherence, retention in PrEP care, PrEP decision-making.
- Implementation objectives: provider use of a competence with adapted EBT in clinical practice.
University of North Carolina
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH | Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Medicine
MacKenzie Cottrell, PharmD, MS | Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacotherapy & Experimental Therapeutics
Audrey Pettifor, PhD | Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, MPH, MS | Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Medicine
Kate Muessig, PhD | Associate Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Crissi Rainer, MS | Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill
Aimee Rochelle, MPH | Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill
Kristina Claude, MPH | Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Henna Budhwani, PhD, MPH | Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
Allysha Maragh-Bass, PhD | Scientist, Behavioral, Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences
Andrés Martinez | Statistician, Clinical Sciences
Elizabeth Tolley, PhD | Director of Behavioral, Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences
Amanda Souto | Research Program Manager
Ese Aikhuele | Research Assistant
Florida State University
Sylvie Naar, PhD | Professor, Center for Translational Behavioral Science, College of Medicine
Avery George | Youth Outreach Coordinator, Center for Translational Behavioral Science, College of Medicine
Jonathan Morgan | Center for Translational Behavioral Science, College of Medicine
Youth Advisory Boards
BATLab Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Consultants (DEI RC) | Meets 3rd Monday of each month. Learn more about the DEI RC here.
FLASH Network | Meets 3rd or 4th Friday of the month. Learn more about the FLASH network here.