Working Groups

SHARC Working Groups are open to all students, staff, and faculty with interest in improving health outcomes among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV.

Community Engagement

Engage students, faculty, and local community residents in developing and supporting HIV awareness, relationships, education, and research.

Meets every other Friday
from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW
Nanyangwe Siuluta

Data Team

Learn data skills and statistical methods, receive guidance on data analysis, review data from SHARC research projects, and prepare data for research abstracts or manuscripts.

Meeting time to be decided

Alex Li

Marijuana Working Group

Collaborate on papers and hear from leading clinicians and researchers on marijuana relevant science and policy.

Meeting time to be decided

Juan Perez
Sophie Maloney


In coordination with the Florida DoH, the group works to combat HIV-stigma, understand the impacts of stigma, and identify mitigation strategies.

Meets every Thursday
from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Christina Parisi
Aislann Woody

Women’s Health

Focus on sexual and reproductive health of women, barriers and facilitators to access to SRH care, HIV infection treatment and care, alcohol, and other substance use.

Meets every other Tuesday
from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Caroline Deaterly, BS, BSN, RN


Need help with your writing projects? Join our SHARC Writing Group! We meet bi-weekly to write and support each other’s progress.

Meets every Monday
from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
and every Thursday
from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Elena Kalina

Qualitative Research Colloquium

This colloquium aims to provide an online collaborative space where qualitative researchers from all disciplines gather and present qualitative research ideas and questions, discuss latest qualitative research articles and reflect on emerging theories and methodologies in qualitative research. Graduate students and faculty members from diverse academic disciplines present their qualitative research projects and ideas and seek inputs from the group.

Meets every Wednesday
from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Deepthi Varma, PhD