September 27, 2013
The Penn State Methodology Center, in collaboration with Columbia University's School of Social Work, organized a two-day meeting of leading experts in HIV prevention and experts in methods for engineering better behavioral interventions on September 12 and13 in Bethesda, Maryland. The meeting gave methodologists insight into the state of HIV research and the challenges faced by HIV researchers. The HIV researchers were introduced to new methods for experimental design, specifically the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) and the sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART). Videos of the keynote addresses by Seth Kalichman and Rick Altice, and slides from all presenters are available below.
We thank the National Institute on Drug Abuse (through R13-020334 and P50-DA10075), the Office of AIDS Research, and the Office of Behavior and Social Science Research for their generous support of this meeting.