Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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Irene Kuo, PhD, MPH

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
Floor 5
Address: 950 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-0367

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • CARE Corrections: Technology for Jail HIV/HCV Testing, Linkage, and Care (TLC). Role: Co-Principal Investigator. The goal of this research is to adapt and evaluate information and communication technology-based tools used for HIV testing and for improving adherence to HIV treatment, adding rapid hepatitis C virus testing and prevention to the delivery of HIV services for jailed populations. 1R01DA030747
  • Assessing the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Needs Among HIV-Positive Individuals in Washington, DC. Role: Principal Investigator. This project involves conducting is a qualitative assessment of substance abuse and mental health treatment needs of HIV-positive clinic-attending individuals in Washington, DC. The study \ consists of in-depth interviews among patients, clinicians, and community stakeholders. Project number: TBD.
  • HPTN 064: The Women's HIV SeroIncidence Study (ISIS). Role: Principal Investigator Washington, DC site). Longitudinal study to measure seorincidence in high risk minority women. CTU: 5 UO1 AI69503-04
  • HPTN 061: The BROTHERS Study. Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Washington, DC site). Longitudinal, randomized controlled trial for peer health navigation among newly identified HIV positive Black MSM and network members. CTU: 5 UO1 AI69503-04
  • National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) Survey. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Role: Co-investigator and Project Director (Washington, DC site). On-going serial cross-section surveys of 3 major high-risk groups for HIV transmission: men having sex with men, injection drug users and high-risk heterosexuals. Study focuses on trends in behavioral risk factors associated with HIV transmission. Contract Number POHC-2006-C-0030, funded in part by PS000966-01.

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Guest lecture "HIV/AIDS and Injection Drug Use" in HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Course (Instructor: Manya Magnus, Ph.D., M.P.H.).
  • Guest lecture "National HIV Behavioral Surveillance in Washington, DC" in HIV/AIDS Surveillance Course (Instructor: Amanda Castel, M.D., M.P.H.)
  • Guest lecture "Epidemiology of Viral Hepatitis A-E" in Infectious Disease Epidemiology Course (Instructor: Daniel Hoffman, Ph.D.)
  • Guest lecture "Epidemiology of Hepatitis B and C Viruses" in Infectious Agents and Cancer Course (Instructor: Paul Levine, M.D.)

Current HIV/AIDS Service Activities:

  • Ad-hoc manuscript reviewer:
    • Addiction
    • American Journal of Epidemiology
    • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
    • International Journal on Drug Policy
    • JAIDS
    • Journal of Urban Health
    • Public Health Reports
    • Women's Health Issues