Social and Behavioral Sciences Core

The mission of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core is to facilitate the development and implementation of research related to the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS that utilizes social and behavioral perspectives and methodology that is innovative, theoretically driven, rigorous, interdisciplinary and of high impact.

The Core provides opportunities for continuing education, training, and access to resources related to theory, methods, analyses, and social and behavioral research design. The Core also aims to facilitate the conduct of community-engaged research that is guided by, responsive to, and of benefit to diverse communities at the local, regional and national level. In this way, the Core ensures that DC CFAR research is innovative and has maximum potential for impact.

Available Services

Request to Use Core Services

Investigators interested in core services with the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core should complete the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Services Request Form. 

Deanna Kerrigan

Deanna Kerrigan, PhD, MPH
Core Director
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Lisa Bowleg

Lisa Bowleg, PhD, MA
Core Co-Director
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Maria Cecilia Zea
Maria Cecilia Zea, PhD
Core Co-Director
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David Huebner
David Huebner, PhD, MPH
Core Co-Director
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Nina Yamanis

Nina Yamanis, PhD, MPH
Associate Core Director
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Allison O
Allison O'Rourke, MPH
Core Manager
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