Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education, and Service

Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education, and Service

Domestic Research


Drew CARES researchers fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic by studying the behavioral and clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Our research strengthens the work of scientific collaborators and community partners, as well as improves the quality of services we offer.

Our leadership and commitment to research have substantially advanced the understanding of fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in underserved communities. Research by Drew CARES is respected worldwide and is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of California Universitywide AIDS Research Program (UARP), the Los Angeles Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP) and other national, state and local funding agencies. Our research findings have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lancet, Archives of General Psychiatry, the American Journal of Public Health and other prestigious journals.

Drew CARES provides an environment for minority researchers to work together with communities of color to make significant strides in reducing health disparities. Drew CARES researchers hold a wide range of graduate degrees spanning biological and medical sciences, behavioral and social sciences, and public health. Researchers’ skills are honed by ongoing professional development activities, including seminars, journal clubs and courses for junior investigators.

Drew CARES has fostered groundbreaking collaborations among our researchers and a growing family of partners in the U.S., including the Unversity of California Los Angeles, the University of California San Francisco, Bienestar Human Services and Minority AIDS Project.