Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit

  • The CARE Unit is an academic unit in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center. The mission of the unit is to conduct research, educate health professionals, provide health care, and inform clinical and public health practice and policy to improve the lives of people with unhealthy alcohol and other drug use. Some URBAN ARCH research is conducted by CARE Unit faculty.

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

  • CFAR is a joint research effort between Brown, Tufts, and Boston Universities and their affiliated hospitals and centers. Their goals are to provide infrastructure and leadership to the entire range of HIV/AIDS research on their University campuses and collaborating institutions and for developing high impact cross-disciplinary HIV/AIDS research.

Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR)

  • The CDUHR is based in the College of Nursing at New York University. The center aims to end the HIV and HCV epidemics in drug-using populations and their communities by conducting transdisciplinary research and disseminating its findings to inform programmatic, policy, and grass roots initiatives at the local, state, national and global levels.

Center for Addictions Research & Services (CARS)

  • The CARS is based in the School of Social Work at Boston University to address a broad range of addiction issues affecting individuals, families, and communities struggling with substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and access to substance abuse treatment. The mission of the center is to aid society in reducing addictive disorders by providing more effective, knowledge-based, and equitable addiction treatment through quality research, evaluation, program development, and training.

Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH)

  • CHERISH is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Center’s mission is to develop and disseminate health economic research on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and health-related behaviors that informs substance use disorder treatment policy and HCV and HIV care of substance users.

The Grayken Center for Addiction 

  • The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center serves as the umbrella for all of BMC’s work in addiction including treatment, training, research and prevention. The Grayken Center aims to revolutionize care for substance use disorders by innovating, educating and advocating, working to empower and improve the lives of people affected by the disease.

Other NIAAA HIV and Alcohol Consortia and Centers

Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS)

  • VACS is a prospective, observational cohort study of HIV-positive and an age/race/site matched control group of HIV-negative veterans in care in the United States. The study’s aim is to understand the role of comorbid medical and psychiatric disease in determining clinical outcomes in HIV infection.

Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC)

  • The mission of SHARC is to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV infection in the Southeastern United States. Within this mission, SHARC is focusing on persons living in Florida, a state with high HIV incidence, substantial population diversity, and a high number of older persons living with HIV.

Johns Hopkins Alcohol Research Consortium in HIV (ARCH)

  • ARCH was established to address critical questions regarding the clinical epidemiology of hazardous alcohol use in HIV-infection, and to determine the best treatment interventions for hazardous alcohol use in HIV infected persons in care. The consortium advances knowledge of the impact of alcohol on disease burden and long-term outcomes in a large, geographically and demographically diverse population of HIV-infected patients in care.

Brown University Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH)

  • ARCH provides an integrated, multifaceted, interdisciplinary approach to forward science on alcohol/HIV interactions and inform clinical approaches to caring for people living with HIV and efforts to prevent HIV transmission. The center has eight integrated parts and two Resources Cores (U24s) funded by NIAAA that conduct work on mechanisms of behavior change in alcohol-HIV interventions and on alcohol and HIV in minority and sexual minority populations.

The CNICS Research Network

  • The CNICS Research Network is the first electronic medical records-based network poised to integrate clinical data from the large and diverse population of HIV-infected persons in the modern HAART era. CNICS provides research infrastructure to support HIV clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research using data collected at one of eight Center for AIDS Research (CFARs).