eHealth and Behavioral Economics for HIV Prevention and Treatment
Friday, April 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
West Haven, CT
Electronic technologies and behavioral economics are being used increasingly in health behavior change. This conference, organized in two half-day sessions, will cover recent theory and research in both domains for health behavior change in general and as applied to HIV prevention and treatment.
Morning Session - How can eHealth Technology Inform HIV Prevention and Treatment?
Hand-held mobile devices, the internet, and interactive web sites offer new and exciting ways to provide health education and support behavioral modification. The morning session is a follow on to the conference held last year on this topic with the purpose of bringing together investigators who have experience with these technologies and the theory and practice behind their optimal application in both resource rich and poor settings.
Each presentation during the morning session will last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A and discussion.
|8:00am-9:00am||Morning Registration and Breakfast|
|9:00am-9:10am||Introduction - Amy Justice|
|9:10am-9:40am||The LifeWindows Project: Computer-Delivered Intervention Improves Antiretroviral Adherence among People with HIV in Clinical Care - Deborah Cornman|
|9:40am-10:10am||The VACS Risk Index Calculator: A Website and Smart Phone App to Promote Healthy Aging with HIV - Amy Justice|
|10:30am-11:00am||The Serious Work Behind Building a Videogame for HIV Prevention - Lynn E. Fiellin|
|11:00am-11:30am||Using SMS to Improve Adherence to Care in a Resource-poor Country - Brian Forsyth|
|Evaluation of a Sexual Health Information Mobile Texting Service in Rural Uganda - Pia Raffler|
Afternoon Session - Employing the Principles of Behavioral Economics in HIV Interventions
Changing human behavior can be challenging. Behavioral economics is a field that combines findings from economics and psychology to identify ways to influence behavior. Behavioral economics includes strategies such as message framing, financial incentives, and prospect theory, among others. The afternoon session will present an overview of behavioral economics and provide specific examples of how its principles can be used to inform interventions in those with and at risk for HIV.
Each presentation during the afternoon session will last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A and discussion.
|12:00 Noon-1:00pm||Afternoon Registration and Lunch|
|1:00pm-1:10pm||Welcome and Introduction - David Fiellin|
|1:10pm-1:40pm||Introduction to Behavioral Economics and Health - Jody Sindelar|
|1:40pm-2:10pm||Neuroeconomics: The Neurobiology of Decision-Making - Ifat Levy|
|2:20pm-2:50pm||Reinforcement Interventions for Substance Abuse and HIV - Nancy Petry|
|2:50pm-3:20pm||Maximizing the Number of HIV Infections Averted in New York City: A Computer Simulation and Policy Portfolio Optimization - Scott Braithwaite|
|3:20pm-3:50pm||Managing Clients’ Disability Benefits - Marc Rosen|
Directions to Savin Rock Conference Center
From New York & West: Take I-95 north to Exit 43. Take right at end of ramp onto Campbell Avenue. Travel 1.5 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard, and turn right. Savin Rock Conference Center is 0.5 mile on left, next to Jimmies restaurant.
From Hartford & North: Take I-91 south to I-95 south to Exit 42. Take right at end of ramp onto Route 162, Sawmill Road. Proceed 2 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard. Savin Rock Conference Center is straight ahead.
From Rhode Island & East: Take I-95 south, and follow directions From Hartford & North.
There is ample free parking available at the Conference Center.
When & Where
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator