Research Seminars

SHARC seeks to encourage integrative, cross-disciplinary connections through monthly one-hour seminars.

Researchers from the University of Florida and other affiliated institutions present their latest HIV and alcohol related research for interaction and feedback, which supports the development of research-in-progress into high-quality papers and presentations.

If you are interested in presenting, please email Dr. Leeman at

Upcoming Seminars

Date time location speaker affiliation Topic
1/20/2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm Virtual Meeting Stephen Cole, PhD Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fusion Designs and Estimators
2/17/2022 11:00am – 12:00pm TBD Haesuk Park, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida Effectiveness of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for Prevention of HIV: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis
3/3/2022 11:00am – 12:00pm TBD Adam Carrico, PhD Professor, Public Health Sciences and Psychology, Director of Division of Prevention Science and Community Health, University of Miami Health System Running With Scissors: Stimulant Use and Viral Suppression in the Era of HIV Treatment as Prevention
4/7/2022 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Philip Chan, MD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Brown University Characterizing and Improving the PREP Care Continuum

Past Seminars

Date Time Location Speaker Affiliation Topic (Click link to watch video if available)
12/2/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Awewura Kwara, MD, CHB, MPH, & TM Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida Deadly Duo: TB and HIV Coinfection
11/19/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Hybrid Meeting Mark Roberts, MD, MPP Distinguished Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Director, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh $100 Billion Here, $100 Billion There: Using the New Treatments for Hepatitis C to Understand Cost Effectiveness Analysis
10/6/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Karen Ingersoll, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Center for Behavioral Health and Technology, University of Virginia School of Medicine Enhancing HIV Care Engagement: Design, Development, and Implementation of an mHealth Platform
9/9/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Eric W. Schrimshaw, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida Mobile Technology, Communication, and HIV Risk Behaviors in Gay and Bisexual Men
7/15/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Khairul Siddiqi, PhD / Natalie Chichetto, PhD, MSW / Karina Villalba, PhD, MPH University of Florida / University of Central Florida New Faculty Showcase – Dr. Khairul Siddiqi, Dr. Natalie Chichetto, and Dr. Karina Villalba
6/17/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Liana Hone, MS, MPH, PhD / Preeti Manavalan, MD, MSc / Nichole Scaglione, PhD, CHES University of Florida New Faculty Showcase – Dr. Liana Hone, Dr. Preeti Manavalan, Dr. Nichole Scaglione
5/20/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Eric Porges, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida Application of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) in the Study of HIV, Alcohol, Aging
04/15/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Nadra Tyus,DrPH, MPH Commander,United States Public Health Service, Health Scientist Administrator, NIMDH Integrative Biologicaland Behavioral Sciences Biopsychosocial Factors Contributing to Health Disparities
03/11/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Sarit Golub, PhD, MPH Professor of Psychology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center City University of New York, Associate Director of Behavioral Science Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research Decision-making; Risk perception; Stigma; HIV
02/18/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Brenda Curtis, PhD Investigator, Technology and Translational Research Unit, NIDA Digital Phenotyping & Clinical SUD Treatment
1/28/2021 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Judith Hahn, PhD, MA Professor in Residence, HIV, ID, and Global Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco The Tools and Toys for Measuring Alcohol Consumption in HIV/Alcohol Research
12/03/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Maria R. Khan, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine Estimating the influence of police harassment and incarceration on mental health, addictions, and STI/HIV transmission risk: Development of conceptual models to inform policy and intervention
10/29/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Keith Horvath, PhD Associate Professor, San Diego State University The Use of mHealth to Address the HIV Continuum with Sexual and Gender Minorities
09/10/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Lynn Fiellin, MD Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine Building a Program and Effective Platform for Health and Learning Games Research: A Decade in the Making
6/18/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Marco Salemi, PhD Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Florida SARS-CoV-2 origin and molecular epidemiology: What we know so farAccess Password: edgebarlab1!​
5/21/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm Virtual Meeting Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Chapel Hill Innovations in Digital Health Strategies for Engaging Youth in HIV Treatment and Prevention
2/19/2020 3:00pm – 4:00pm Reitz Union 2365 Kelly Cue Davis, PhD Associate Professor, Arizona State Coercive Condom Use Resistance: an Understudied Behavior in the Alcohol, Sexual Risk, and Sexual Violence Nexus
1/16/2020 11:00am – 12:00pm CTRB 3161 Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Understanding and Intervening on Stigma Affecting HIV Key Populations
12/05/2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm CTRB 3161 Sylvie Naar, PhD Distinguished Endowed Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Director, Center for Translational Behavioral Science, Florida State University Translational Behavioral Research to Improve Health Outcomes in Youth Living with HIV
11/07/2019 11:00am – 12:00pm CTRB 2161 Katherine Theall, PhD, MPH and Tekeda Ferguson, PhD. MPH, MSPH, CHES Cecile Usdin Professor in Women’s Health, Director Mary Amelia Women’s Center, Tulane University and Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Louisiana State University Place-Matters: Neighborhood Influences on Alcohol Use and Clinical Outcomes among PLWH
10/10/2019 11:00am – 12:00pm CTRB 3161 Stephanie Marhefka, PhD Associate Professor, Assistant Dean for Research, University of South Florida Reaching our people living with HIV ‘where they are’: Group-based video chatting for smoking cessation and beyond
9/26/2019 11:00am – 12:00pm CTRB 3161 Taylor Kuhn, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California – Los Angeles Effects of Aging, HIV Infection and Psychosocial Determinants on Brain and Cognitive Health: Insights from Advanced Neuroimaging and Proposals for Non-Invasive Cognitive Prosthetics
7/25/2019 11:00am – 12:00pm HPNP G-112 Meredith Berry, PhD Assistant Professor, Health Education & Behavior,University of Florida Does Being Drunk or High cause HIV Sexual Risk Behavior? A Systematic Review of Drug Administration Studies