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Prevention and Implementation Sciences Core

The central purpose of the Prevention and Implementation Sciences (PAIS) Core is to advance research and interventions designed to prevent new infections and improve health equity in populations living with and at risk for HIV.

The Core accomplishes this by supporting the implementation of evidence-based biomedical, behavioral, and social prevention intervention and research methods for studies of pre-exposure prophylaxis, treatment as prevention, technology-supported prevention, and geospatial analyses.

Implementation Science (IS) is the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings to improve individual outcomes and benefit population health (NIH). The Emory CFAR Implementation Science (IS) Hub provides training and technical assistance to HIV researchers conducting IS research, uniquely contributes specialized expertise to complement the ongoing IS capacity-building activities of the other funded CFAR IS Hubs, and engages in collaborative, multi-site HIV IS research to inform best practices.

Access past editions of the Emory CFAR PAIS Core & IS Hub Newsletter >

Want to better understand the HIV epidemic where you live? Check out AIDSVu, an interactive online mapping tool led by Prevention Science Core faculty: https://aidsvu.org/.

Find a PrEP provider at PrEPLocator.org, an online directory used by over half a million people, created by Prevention and Implementation Sciences Core faculty: https://preplocator.org/.

Services Offered by the Core

Consultation: (Contact Core for pricing; first hour at no cost)

  • Design and programming of web-based behavioral surveys
  • Molecular Laboratory and university partnership best practices
  • Integration of STI biomarkers in behavioral research
  • Data collection methods, analysis, and integration
  • Research participant management and retention
  • Project management for HIV research studies
  • Intervention design and adaptation
  • Mobile app development
  • Geospatial data analysis
  • Implementation study designs
  • Implemenations frameworks, measures, and outcomes

Access to Shared Equipment:

  • Equipment loan program including:
    • iPads and tablets for web-based data collection and study recruitment (no cost)
    • Laptops (no cost)
    • MiFis to support web-based survey administration ($34/month per equipment for MiFi. Cell rates vary by plan)

Access to HIPAA-Compliant Alchemer Survey Platform: ($322/account for annual subscription fee)*

  • Account development, login, and access
  • Training and/or survey setup may incur additional fees.


  • Proposal writing/manuscript preparation (no fee)
  • HIV prevention interventions (no fee)
  • Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling ($152/per person)*
  • Connection to phlebotomy trainings (TBD/person)* 

*subsidies are available for students and community-based organizations

To request any of the services listed above, please complete an Emory CFAR service request form >

Core Leadership and Key Staff

Natalie Crawford, PhD


Jessica Sales, PhD


Aaron Siegler, PhD


Katy Berteau, MA

Manager, CFAR PAIS Core

Olivia Sadler, MPH

Program Coordinator,
Emory CFAR IS Hub

Contact the Core

To contact the Core, reach out to Katy Berteau.

Katy Berteau, MA
Manager, Programs & Research
Email: k.berteau@emory.edu  
Office Phone: 904.753.2213

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Contact Us

Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
1518 Clifton Rd, NE
R. Randall Rollins Building, R558
Mailstop: 1518-002-5CC
Atlanta, GA 30322-4201
404.727.2924  |  cfaradmin@emory.edu