From Research to Action
Situated at a renowned university with years of experience and expertise in global health, ICAP’s research helps to inform and improve the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV and related health issues. Faculty-appointed researchers at Columbia University contribute to clinical, epidemiologic, behavioral, health systems, and implementation science studies that guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of ICAP-supported programs in the field. Drawing from current and emerging scientific evidence and best practices to support on-the-ground technical assistance, ICAP’s research also fosters opportunities for new approaches and innovations. Findings from ICAP’s research are published in an array of scientific journals and have informed the scientific and policymaking community about global health needs, priorities, and challenges.
Examples of ICAP’s research:
- The Engage4Health study seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of combination intervention strategy programs for linkage to HIV care for adults who newly test positive for HIV in Mozambique
- The Safe Generations project is working to understand the cost effectiveness, patient provider acceptability and proportion of pregnant women who initiate ART treatments in Swaziland
- Start TB patients on ART and Retain on Treatment (START) aims to identify an efficient, cost-effective, acceptable intervention that addresses challenges to ART initiation and retention during TB treatment in Lesotho
- The Swaziland HIV Incidence Measurement Survey (SHIMS) assesses the change in HIV incidence following expanded HIV prevention and treatment programs in Swaziland