Cost benefit of a community-based HIV/AIDs risk reduction strategy

This is an ongoing project.

Faculty Researcher: Julie Gleason-Comstock

Contact Details

Julie Gleason-Comstock


The research project is cost benefit analysis of a community-based risk reduction strategy that focuses on HIV counseling and testing, access to Hepatitis C counseling and testing, condom use and syringe exchange. Wayne State University Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences and the Center for Urban Studies has a ten-year evaluation IRB-approved protocol and partnership with Community Health Awareness Group, Inc. (CHAG) for baseline and follow-up data. Additional surveys with CHAG will be required.


Research experience in economics and public health; participation in honors classes preferred.

Project Timeline

October 2015 - December 2016


Minimum of four hours/week required; participation in two community advisory group meetings (to introduce project and provide results), completion of WSU CITI IRB training, presentation at a national or international conference and a peer-reviewed paper.

Last Updated

September 29, 2015