Talea Cornelius, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.S.

Jeffrey Birk, Ph.D., MS

Kathleen J. Sikkema, Ph.D.


Date: November 1, 2022, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM EST
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In this final session, participants will learn about applying a mechanistic approach in completed and ongoing behavioral HIV studies. Dr. Sikkema will describe the arc of her behavioral intervention research, leading to study designs that aim to assess mechanisms of action. Dr. Sikkema will be joined by Drs. Talea Cornelius and Jeffrey Birk, of the Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) program, to discuss core questions about designs for mechanistic studies, as discussed in the second session of the seminar series.

  • Dr. Sikkema is a clinical psychologist who specializes in health and community psychology.
  • Funded by NIH for thirty years, her domestic and international research program has focused on community-level HIV prevention trials, mental health interventions to improve HIV care engagement, and university-community research collaboration.