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Principal Investigator - Jack DeHovitz; Ukraine Principal Investigator - Tetiana Kiriazova
01.06.2017 - 31.05.2022

Fogarty International Center

The aim of the project is to build capacity in conducting implementation science research that will address gaps in the HIV care cascade in Ukraine through a research training collaboration with the School of Public Health of National Ukraine Kyiv- Mohyla Academy and The State University of New York.

Sergii Dvoriak
15.09.2016 - 30.06.2024

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The aim of this project is to study the effectiveness of the integrated model of health care services in primary care clinics and the interventions for quality improvement of health care services by means of training of physicians and their financial motivation

1. Introduction opiate agonist maintenance treatment in primary healthcare facilities;
2. Setting up a system of tele-education for physicians of primary care clinics - "Improving the effectiveness of community-based health services" (Intervention with Proven Efficiency - Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome);
3. Working out of the model of increase of payment for quality (P4P);
4. Assess of cost-effectiveness of treatment based on comparing the cost of treatment and its efficacy in specialized institutions and in primary care clinics using a modern methodology of cost-effectiveness calculation.
Oleksandr Zeziulin
30.09.2021 - 31.07.2024

National Institute of Health

The purpose of this study is to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a peer-to-peer intervention for people who use opioids (mainly HIV-infected) in initiating the MAT program start, assessment of barriers to MAT, ART initiation, and retention in the treatment.

Kostyantyn Dumchev
28.08.2020 - 01.08.2025

The Western-Eastern European Partnership Initiative on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and TB

Evaluate feasibility and effectiveness of a simplified HCV care and treatment model integrated into OAT programs in Ukraine.

- To develop SHIM and demonstrate its feasibility.

- Using a multi-level implementation science framework, to examine the client, clinician and organizational factors that contribute to SHIM adoption and clinical outcomes.

Tetiana Kiriazova
01.01.2019 - 30.04.2021

Johns Hopkins University

1. Empirically identify and characterize patterns of layered stigma (HIV, drug use, and gender-based) among drug using WLWH in Ukraine.

2. Examine the relationship between patterns of layered stigma identified through LCA and mental health outcomes and engagement in HIV care.

3. Qualitatively explore the association between layered stigma class, mental health, and engagement in HIV care.

Oleksandr Zeziulin
01.10.2018 - 30.06.2024

National Institute of Health

To develop and test a two-step shared decision-making (SDM) aid, with a focus on HIV+ PWID, to promote OAT entry and retention in PWID who have previously or never been prescribed OAT.

Sergii Dvoriak
01.08.2015 - 31.07.2021

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

To study the spread of socially dangerous infectious diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis; injecting drug use, the use of other psychoactive substances and mental disorders not related to the use of PS among prisoners in Ukraine.

Frederick L Altice, Lyuba Azbel, Jack Stone, Ellen Brooks-Pollock, Pavlo Smyrnov, Sergii Dvoriak, Faye S Taxman, Nabila El-Bassel, Natasha K Martin, Robert Booth, Heino StÖver, Kate Dolan, Peter Vickerman.  The perfect storm: incarceration and the high-risk environment perpetuating transmission of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The Lancet. July 14, 2016. (EN)

Azbel L., Wickersham J.W., Wegman M., Polonsky M., Suleymanov M., Ismayilov R., Dvoryak S., Altice F.L. Burden of substance use disorders, mental illness, and correlates of infectious diseases among soon-to-be-released prisoners in Azerbaijan. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015 Mar 19 (EN)

Polonsky, M.; Rozanova, J.; Azbel, L.; Bachireddy, C.; Izenberg, J.; Kiriazova, T.; Dvoryak, S.; Altice, F.L. Attitudes toward addiction, methadone treatment, and recovery among HIV-infected Ukrainian prisoners who inject drugs: Incarceration effects and exploration of mediators.  AIDS and Behavior. 2016 Dec; 20(12) (EN)

Azbel L., Grishaev, Y., Wickersham J.W., Chernova O., Dvoryak S., Polonsky, M., Altice F.L. Trials and tribulations of conduction bio-behavioral surveys in prisons: Implementation science and lessons from Ukraine. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 2016 Jun 13; 12(2) (EN)

Polonsky M, Azbel L, Wickersham JM, Marcus R, Doltu S, Grishaev E, Dvoryak S, Altice FL. Accessing methadone within Moldovan prisons: Prejudice and myths amplified by peers. Int J Drug Policy. 2016; 29 (EN)

Azbel L, Grishaev Y, Wickersham JA, Chernova O, Dvoryak S, Polonsky M, Altice FL. Trials and tribulations of conducting bio-behavioral surveys in prisons: implementation science and lessons from Ukraine. Int J Prison Health. 2016; 12(2) (EN)

Звіт про відвідування м. Суми групою дослідників за проектом «Співпраця із запобігання поширення ВІЛ в місцях позбавлення волі» УІПГЗ, 2018 (UA)