CEHDR Programs

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Center for Epidemiology and Healthcare Delivery Research

Optimize Prevention and Early Detection

Optimize Treatment Effectiveness and Minimize Adverse Events

Optimize Care Delivery

CANCER PROGRAM: Rachel J. Meadows, PhD; Program Lead

Our investigators partner with care providers in the JPS Oncology and Infusion Center, which is an accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. In addition, we collaborate with JPS primary care providers, universities, and community organizations to strengthen our ability to solve problems across the cancer care continuum. Our priorities include:

  • Enhancing approaches for early detection
  • Evaluation effectiveness and safety of treatments for cancer and comorbid conditions
  • Understanding and addressing survivorship care needs

HIV PROGRAM: Afiba Manza-A Agovi, PhD; Program Lead

Our investigators partner with care providers in Healing Wings Clinic, which is a comprehensive HIV clinic partially supported by the Ryan White Program. In addition, we collaborate with JPS primary care providers, universities, and community organizations to strengthen our ability to solve problems across the HIV prevention and care continuum. Our priorities include:

  • Optimizing early initiation, engagement, and retention in care
  • Identifying strategies to implement best practices for HIV care
  • Evaluating approaches to mitigate or prevent HIV-associated comorbidities and complications

SUBSTANCE USE PROGRAM: Mirsada Serdarevic, PhD; Program Lead

Our investigators partner with care providers in JPS Behavioral Health, Gastroenterology, and Emergency Medicine to cover the scope of healthcare needs for people with substance use disorders. In addition, we collaborate with JPS primary care providers, universities, and community organizations who focus on health disparities related to substance use. Our priorities include:

  • Identifying and implementing substance use screening tools
  • Improving linkage to appropriate substance use treatment
  • Providing continued support for treatment sustainability