The HIV Biobehavioral and Symptom Science Lab is dedicated to conducting and cultivating multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research to help adults with HIV live and age well. We use innovative and rigorous research techniques to examine how non-pharmacological approaches prevent and mitigate chronic disease, reduce symptoms, and improve quality of life in people living with HIV.
The PROSPER-HIV Study is a 5-year observational study investigating how physical activity and diet intake impact the symptom experience of adults living with HIV. This study is being conducted at University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center; University of Alabama at Birmingham; University of Washington; and Fenway Health.
The Sleep K23 Study is a 3-year study comparing the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and continuous moderate-intensity exercise (CME) interventions on sleep in older people with HIV.
Case Western Reserve University is serving as a site for the International Nursing Network for HIV Research, which is conducting an international study describing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with HIV.
EXTRA-CVD is an implementation science study adapting and testing a nurse-led intervention to reduce systolic BP in non-HDL cholesterol over 12 months in adults living with HIV. This study is being conducted at University Hospitals, Cleveland Medical Center; MetroHealth Systems; and Duke Health.
Understanding the Management of Chronic Disease in Women Living with HIV/AIDS (MANAGE)
The MANAGE study examined self-management as practiced by women living with HIV/AIDS in the context of their lives and developed and validated a self-reported HIV self-management scale.
Exploring relationship among sTRess, Isolation, and Physical activity (TRIP) in older adults living with HIV/AIDS
This exploratory study identified modifiable psychosocial risk factors in older PLWH and laid the foundation for the development of novel, evidence-based self-management interventions for this population.