HIV/AIDS has been an international crisis for decades. All current research suggests that there is not likely to be any medical cure anytime soon, and that prevention is the best strategy that we can employ. However, notwithstanding that HIV/AIDS prevention has been the goal and primary focus of funding internationally for decades, we still see a sharp increase in the number of new HIV/AIDS cases across the globe annually. Clearly, there needs to be more focus and research dedicated to ensuring that we are using the best prevention techniques possible. My long term goal is to develop new methodologies for advancing clinical and community AIDS behavioral research. In addition, my aim is to develop new methods that will lead to enhanced HIV prevention interventions. This application supports the mission of the National Institute of Mental Health by providing methodologies for incomplete data, this will be used to help develop effective interventions and by providing training to position this candidate to engage in future research to improve the HIV prevention.

Public Health Relevance

HIV/AIDS has been an international crisis for decades. All current research suggests that there is not likely to be any medical cure anytime soon, and that prevention is the best strategy that we can employ. My long term goal is to develop new methodologies for advancing clinical and community AIDS behavioral research. In addition, my aim is to develop new methods that will lead to enhanced HIV prevention interventions, In particular, methods to deal with incomplete data.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Research Scientist Development Award - Research & Training (K01)
Project #
5K01MH087219-03
Application #
8246512
Study Section
Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Preventing HIV/AIDS Study Section (BSPH)
Program Officer
Brouwers, Pim
Project Start
2010-04-09
Project End
2015-01-31
Budget Start
2012-02-01
Budget End
2013-01-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$179,677
Indirect Cost
$13,309
Name
University of Connecticut
Department
Biostatistics & Other Math Sci
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
614209054
City
Storrs-Mansfield
State
CT
Country
United States
Zip Code
06269
Larose, Chantal; Harel, Ofer; Kordas, Katarzyna et al. (2016) Latent Class Analysis of Incomplete Data via an Entropy-Based Criterion. Stat Methodol 32:107-121
Thomas, Neal; Harel, Ofer; Little, Roderick J A (2016) Analyzing clinical trial outcomes based on incomplete daily diary reports. Stat Med 35:2894-906
Harel, Ofer; Nazzaro, Valerie (2016) Brief Report: Rethinking Data Collection for HIV Prevention Trials. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 72:462-4
McGinniss, J; Harel, O (2016) Multiple Imputation in Three or More Stages. J Stat Plan Inference 176:33-51
Harel, Ofer (2015) Incomplete Categorical Data Design: Nonrandomized Response Techniques for Sensitive Questions in Surveys. J Am Stat Assoc 110:451-452
Van Hook, Jennifer; Bachmeier, James D; Coffman, Donna L et al. (2015) Can we spin straw into gold? An evaluation of immigrant legal status imputation approaches. Demography 52:329-54
Chaurasia, Ashok; Harel, Ofer (2015) Partial F-tests with multiply imputed data in the linear regression framework via coefficient of determination. Stat Med 34:432-43
Bartlett, Jonathan W; Harel, Ofer; Carpenter, James R (2015) Asymptotically Unbiased Estimation of Exposure Odds Ratios in Complete Records Logistic Regression. Am J Epidemiol 182:730-6
Kalichman, Seth C; Simbayi, Leickness C; Cain, Demetria et al. (2014) Randomized community-level HIV prevention intervention trial for men who drink in South African alcohol-serving venues. Eur J Public Health 24:833-9
Siddique, Juned; Harel, Ofer; Crespi, Catherine M et al. (2014) Binary variable multiple-model multiple imputation to address missing data mechanism uncertainty: application to a smoking cessation trial. Stat Med 33:3013-28

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