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Digital HIV Adherence Solutions

APRIL 5, 2024

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH
Distinguished and Endowed McKenzie Professor
Interim Associate Dean for Research
Founding Director, Institute on Digital Health and Innovation
College of Nursing, Florida State University

About the Presentation: This talk will review the landscape of digital adherence solutions to support patient adherence along the HIV prevention and care continuum. The talk will also discuss Dr. Hightow-Weidman’s work to develop a comprehensive platform to support long-term sustainability.

About the Presenter: Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH is a Distinguished and Endowed McKenzie Professor in the College of Nursing at the Florida State University (FSU) and the Associate Dean for Research. She is the founding director of the Institute on Digital Health and Innovation at FSU.

Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an expert in the development, implementation, and evaluation of digital health interventions (DHIs) to address the HIV Care Continuum for adolescents and young adults, particularly among sexual and gender minority populations. She has developed DHIs that aim to increase uptake and adherence to biomedical prevention and treatment, to increase HIV diagnosis, linkage, and retention in care and to ameliorate stigma and increase resilience. Her focus includes DHIs that incorporate game-based elements, self-monitoring and tracking and provision of social support to increase engagement and impact. She currently co-leads the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV Interventions (ATN) Scientific Leadership Center. She has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles on these topics and has a proven track record of successful funding from the National Institutes of Health, HIV/AIDS Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.