CBCS News

MHLP Professor Collaborates on Intervention Accepted as an Evidence-Based HIV Behavioral Intervention by the CDC

MHLP Professor Collaborates on Intervention Accepted as an Evidence-Based HIV Behavioral Intervention by the CDC

Celia Lescano, PhD, is a collaborator on a team of investigators from Brown University (PI: Larry Brown, MD), Emory University (PI: Ralph DiClemente, Ph.D.), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (PI: Geri Donenberg, Ph.D.), whose NIMH multisite trial, Project STYLE (2RO1 MH063008), has been identified by the CDC as meeting criteria for the "Best evidence of efficacy" and will be listed in their Compendium of Evidenced-based HIV Behavioral Interventions (EBI). This designation will greatly aid in the dissemination of this useful intervention, which will help to improve the health of adolescents, especially those in mental health treatment. Dr. Lescano's current NIMH-funded study, Latino STYLE, is a cultural adaptation of Project STYLE and targets community Latino adolescents and their parents. The collection of 18-month follow-up data from the Latino STYLE trial is currently being completed and the results of the Latino STYLE trial will be available soon. More information regarding the newly-designated CDC EBI, Project STYLE, can be found here.