The Population and Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS (PPAH) study section reviews applications that employ epidemiologic, population-based and health services research approaches to understand HIV incidence and prevalence; structural, macro-level, or policy factors affecting HIV infection, transmission, and management; and the delivery of health services to prevent infection and ensure care for those living with HIV/AIDS.
This study section operates on an expedited cycle as mandated by Congress and only applications in which there is a clear and compelling HIV/AIDS research component are eligible for review in PPAH. Those deemed insufficiently related to HIV/AIDS are assigned to other non-expedited study sections and must be submitted in time to meet the regular application due dates.
The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.
- Studies addressing clinic-based, community, and structural factors that affect screening, testing, and access to and quality of care of those at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS.
- Population based approaches of social, economic, or contextual studies of the impact of HIV/AIDS on communities or populations.
- Epidemiologic studies of the incidence, prevalence, transmission, progression, prevention and treatment of HIV infection, including health disparities at the community, national and international or policy level.
- Studies examining the impact of structural factors on HIV risk and prevention. As well as that of health services along the HIV care continuum in populations and communities.
- Studies examining models which incorporate care for substance use and/or psychiatric disorder with HIV care in populations and communities.
- Dissemination and implementation science studies of HIV/AIDS-related prevention, screening, and treatment interventions.
- Studies using technology to improve the delivery of health services including tools that incorporate telehealth strategies, and that leverage electronic health record data.
- The development and testing of behavioral biostatistical methods to examine HIV infection, transmission, risk factors, disease progression and monitoring. Such methods include social network analysis, phylodynamic tracking, mathematical modeling, big data, and simulation/computational approaches.
Shared Interests and Overlaps (HIV/AIDS):
There are shared interests with HIV/AIDS Intra- and Inter-personal Determinants and Behavioral Interventions (HIBI). Studies addressing the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of HIV prevention or HIV care continuum interventions at the individual level may be reviewed by HIBI, while studies of interventions at the community or population level may be reviewed here. Studies with a combination of both community and individual level interventions are assigned based on the principal outcomes of the proposed research. Clinic-based studies addressing HIV prevention and/or HIV care involving interventions primarily at the individual level may be reviewed in HIBI, while clinic-based studies involving interventions primarily at the community level may be reviewed. Developmental and/or small-scale implementation science studies to establish appropriate measures and/or populations, for example, may be reviewed in HIBI.
There are shared interests with HIV Comorbidities and Clinical Studies (HCCS). Epidemiological studies employing biological assays and/or focusing on biological outcomes may be reviewed in HCCS, whereas epidemiological studies employing behavioral measures and/or behavioral outcomes may be reviewed here.
There are shared interests with HIV Coinfections and HIV Associated Cancers Study Section (HCAC). Studies of HIV coinfections and HIV associated cancers in human populations employing biological assays and/or focusing on biological outcomes may be reviewed in HCAC, while studies of HIV coinfections and HIV associated cancers in human populations employing behavioral measures and/or behavioral outcomes may be reviewed here.
Shared Interests and Overlaps (Non-AIDS):
The Population Sciences and Epidemiology (PSE) IRG reviews epidemiologic and demographic research covering a range of diseases and health conditions in large populations.
The Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior (RPHB) IRG research interests include behavioral interventions and risk factor modification studies, and psychological and biobehavioral responses to disease screening and management.
The Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies (HDM) IRG reviews clinical, community, and population research studies which examine the sociocultural, economic, environmental, and infrastructure factors that influence the delivery of health care, patient outcomes, population health, and health policies.