Marya V. Gwadz,
HIV/AIDS – prevention and treatment issues, substance use and substance use problems, mental health, racial/ethnic and gender disparities in health, vulnerable adolescent and adult populations, social and behavioral interventions, peer-driven interventions, multi-level interventions
Private Psychotherapy Practice (adults)
This project is developing and testing a parenting intervention for at-risk adolescent mothers which uses mindfulness meditation and social cognitive skill building and is enhanced by a biosensor wristband that communicates intervention material wirelessly to a smartphone at the moment of emotional arousal.
This project will evaluate the efficacy of an individualized, culturally-tailored video-based intervention to increase initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection among those who have delayed or declined ART.
This project will evaluate the efficacy of a peer-driven intervention to seek out heterosexuals at high risk for HIV but who do not know they have HIV, test them, and link them to care if found to be HIV-infected.
The goal of this project is to conduct a small scale efficacy trial of a cognitive-behavioral intervention enhanced by mindfulness meditation among incarcerated adolescents.