This presentation will discuss benefits and challenges of conducting complex, rigorous public health research in community settings. Two case examples will be presented. The first is a multi-level, mixed methods collaborative study to implement and evaluate female condom promotion for HIV and STI prevention among women in Southern China engaged in the sex industry. The second is a participatory study conducted in Hartford, CT to develop, validate, and apply a system dynamics model of the HIV care continuum and use of a simulation tool designed to aid in strategic decision making to improve care continuum outcomes.
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