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Research

Center for Healthcare Integration and Outcome Research

The center for healthcare integration and outcomes research is dedicated to discovering, evaluating and implementing best practices that enhance and sustain behavioral health services within the medical health care setting.

Implementation Science

STIRR-IT: Co-Located HIV/HCV Prevention & Treatment in a Behavioral Health Setting 

The overarching goals of this project are to provide co-located, integrated mental health, substance abuse and HIV/HCV testing and medical care services for African American men and women at high risk for HIV/AIDS and HCV seeking psychiatric care within a community mental health clinic

Principal Investigator: Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH
Funding Source: SAMHSA  

This Women Empowered to Live Life (WELL) 

The goal of this project is to implement integrated mental health and physical health treatment program for African-American women infected with HIV who have co-occurring mental health problems.

Co-Investigator: Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH
Funding Source: SAMHSA

Technology

HEART to HAART: Smartphone Intervention to Improve HAART Adherence for Drug Users 

The goal of this project is to further develop and pilot test a smartphone based intervention called HEART (Helping Enhance Adherence to Retroviral therapy using Technology) to HAART, to enhance adherence to HAART among HIV infected drug users.

Principal Investigator: Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH
Funding Source: NIDA

Feasibility and Acceptability of Using the M-Pathy Telepsychiatry Intervention in an ACT Team 

The goal of the project is to develop and pilot test a tele-psychiatry intervention in an ACT team setting.

Co-Principal Investigator: Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH
Funding Source: UMB

Health Behaviors

Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Smoking Cessation in VHA HIV Care 

The goal of this grant is to better understand what factors contribute to the differential adoption of smoking cessation treatment in HIV treatment programs in the VA system of care.

Role: Principal Investigator: Seth Himelhoch, MD, MPH
Funding Source: VA