Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) SWG


The goals of the EHE SWG are to catalyze the development of high-impact implementation science initiatives that will contribute to bringing an end to the HIV epidemic.


  1. To catalyze the development of high-impact implementation science initiatives that will contribute to bringing an end to the HIV epidemic in local, regional and national “hotspots”
  2. To support innovative science for the four pillars of the national EHE initiative - diagnose, treat, prevent and respond
  3. To engage early stage, women and underrepresented minority investigators in implementation science and the EHE initiative.


Clover Barnes

Clover L. Barnes, RN, BSN, MBA

 Government Lead

Abby Charles

Abby Charles, MPH

Community Lead



Implementation Science & Community Partnerships Seminar Series (2024):

In this series, the Ending the Epidemic Scientific Working Group and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core hosted four seminars on Implementation Science. These seminars are tailored for both IS practitioners and community members working in IS, with an emphasis on using IS in partnership with community groups and settings.

Seminar 1: Intro to Implementation Science 

Our first seminar featured Nanette Benbow, MAS, from the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research. Her presentation can be found here.

Seminar 2: Study Design 

Our second seminar featured Dr. Denis Nash from the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research, with Dr. Nina Yamanis from American University as our local CFAR Speaker. 

Dr. Nash's presentation can be found here. Dr. Yamanis' presentation can be found here

Seminar 3: Models and Frameworks

Our third seminar featured Dr. Christopher Kemp from the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, with Dr. Julie Pulerwitz, from the Population Council and GWU as our local DC CFAR speaker.

Dr. Kemp's presentation can be found here. Dr. Pulerwitz' presentation can be found here.


EHE Jurisdictions Dept. of Health Seminar Series:

Implementation Science Webinar Series Recordings:

  • Part I: Dr. Sheree Schwartz (JHU) - "HIV-related implementation research and the scientific journey: Reframing the questions to get the answers you need".

  • Part II: Dr. Mirjam-Colette Kempf (UAB) -"Using Big Data to estimate Undiagnosed HIV Infection and inform HIV Testing Interventions in Alabama" and Dr. Jose Bauermeister (U Penn) -"Implementation barriers and opportunities to support the HIV Healthforce in Philadelphia".

  • Part III:  Dr. Allan Rodriguez (Miami CFAR) - "Advancing Implementation of Rapid Response (AIRR) Project: Preliminary Findings" and Dr. Ann Avery (CWRU CFAR) - "Molecular Cluster Analysis Understanding its use in NE Ohio".

2019 Citywide Seminar: Ending the HIV Epidemic and SWG Kick-off: