Substance Use, HIV and Related Infections T32

​Training Program in Substance Use, HIV and Related Infections (T32): funded by NIDA grant T32 DA 023356

Co-PI: Natasha Martin
Co-PI: Steffanie Strathdee

he purpose of this training program is to mentor the next generation of behavioral scientists with expertise in substance abuse and its relationship with HIV and other infectious diseases, especially viral hepatitis, TB and sexually transmitted infections (STls). Our program will build upon the joint doctoral programs in epidemiology, health behavior and clinical psychology offered through a longstanding partnership between the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the San Diego State University (SDSU) Graduate School of Public Health and College of Arts and Sciences.

Our specific objectives are:

  1. To provide interdisciplinary training experiences for pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in epidemiology, health behavior, and biostatistics, and public health who wish to focus on prevention research at the intersection between substance abuse and HIV or other syndemics (e.g. viral hepatitis, TB, STIs, SARS-CoV-2, overdose, stigma, trauma);
  2. To support advanced training in key NIH research areas, including a new focus on data sciences as applied to substance use and HIV or related syndemics in both domestic and international settings; 
  3. To recruit and equip researchers from diverse academic backgrounds and under-represented minority populations with the tools needed to become independent behavioral scientists with state-of-the-art skills in substance use and HIV prevention research;
  4. To train individuals in the responsible conduct of research with human subjects, especially in international and cross-cultural settings.
This is a rolling application process. Trainees are selected for the program when openings become available.  For further information, please contact Dr. Natasha Martin. ​​