EPICC+

Overview

EPICC+ seeks to adapt existing evidence-based provider and patient education and support tools and materials (EBT) for use in young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and to train providers in the use of the EBT to facilitate PrEP shared decision making.

Background

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Study Description

This study involves three distinct aims to adapt and test the EBT:

Aim 1

Formative assessments with providers and patients to inform adaptation and enhancement of existing patient and provider PrEP EBT by conducting in-depth interviews and design workshops

Aim 2

Training providers on the use of newly developed EBT via virtual training workshops

Aim 3

Hybrid effectiveness – implementation pragmatic clinical trial with 540 YMSM

Objectives

To adapt existing EBT and materials in Aims 1 and 2

Effectiveness objectives: to test the efficacy of the EBT in increase PrEP adherence, retention in PrEP care, PrEP decision-making

Implementation objectives: provider use of a competence with adapted EBT in clinical practice

Our Team

University of North Carolina

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH | Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Medicine

MacKenzie Cottrell, PharmD, MS | Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacotherapy & Experimental Therapeutics

Audrey Pettifor, PhD | Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, MPH, MS | Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Medicine

Kate Muessig, PhD | Associate Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Crissi Rainer, MS | Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill

Aimee Rochelle, MPH | Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill

Kristina Claude, MPH | Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill

FHI 360

Allysha Maragh-Bass, PhD | Scientist, Behavioral, Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences

Andrés Martinez | Statistician, Clinical Sciences

Elizabeth Tolley, PhD | Director of Behavioral, Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences

Amanda Souto | Research Program Manager

Ese Aikhuele | Research Assistant

Youth Advisory Boards

BATLab Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Research Consultants (DEI RC) | Meets 3rd Monday of each month. Learn more about the DEI RC here.

FLASH Network | Meets 3rd or 4th Friday of the month. Learn more about the FLASH network here.

Our Partnerships

Findings and Takeaways

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What’s Next

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