The Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) is based at the University of Florida with research projects and initiatives across the state of Florida and the southeastern United States. Explore our locations.

The mission of the southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV infection in Florida. To fulfill this mission, SHARC will foster interdisciplinary translational research, training and community engagement.

Funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), SHARC is one of five national Consortia for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation (CHAART). 


SHARC conducts and supports HIV and alcohol research with the mission to translate findings into clinical and public health interventions.

In addition to our research projects, SHARC shares publications and presentations from affiliated faculty, trainees, and students.

We also support the Researcher Hub for researchers interested in SHARC research, publication, presentations, and the opportunity to access, and analyze datasets via the SHARC Concepts System.


SHARC is home to leading HIV and alcohol faculty and researchers across the southeastern United States at the University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida International University, University of South Florida, and more.

Drawing upon our diverse disciplines and our engagement in collaborative research projects, we encourage a team science approach to cross-cutting topics and specializations for our trainees and students.

With a focus on training and educating future HIV and alcohol researchers, we provide a broad spectrum of training and educational opportunities, including the Professional Development Program (PDP), the Research Seminar Series, Working Groups, the T32 Pre and Postdoc Fellowship Program, and Internship and Volunteer Opportunities.

Community Outreach

SHARC engages in the community by participating in community-based events and programs, presenting research-based information in the community, and providing resources guides to community services and care.

To develop community relationships, SHARC collaborates with key community organizations including Area 3/13 Ryan White Planning Council, WellFlorida Council, the Florida Department of Health, and more.

Our Mission

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Research Opportunities

Are you interested in participating in SHARC Research? Please call our recruitment staff at (352) 888-4375 or click the button below to take a short survey and we’ll be in touch with details!

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