HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI)
For over 10 years, the Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) has been providing early career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. Directed by Dr. Celia Fisher, the intensive summer training program addresses the need for HIV investigators who can identify and address ethical issues, engage drug-using and other at-risk communities in the construction and evaluation of population-sensitive research protections, and generate empirical data to inform ethical practice and policies for HIV prevention science.
Keywords: research ethics; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; addiction and substance abuse; vulnerable populations; people who use drugs (PWUD); LGBTQ; MSM; transgender youth and adults; racial/ethnic minorities; institutional review boards (IRB); community-engaged research (CEnR); research ethics education
Research Areas: trust/mistrust;
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Trainees and Alumni in the News
- The HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) was highlighted in The American Journal of Bioethics article, "Bioethics Must Exemplify a Clear Path toward Justice: A Call to Action" by Fletcher et al. (2021) for its selection of scholars of color with expertise in bioethics and health equity, and leadership in research with marginalized communities.
- Faith Fletcher, PhD, MPH: Dr. Faith Fletcher Of The Baylor College Of Medicine: In Light Of The Pandemic, Here Are The 5 Things We Need To Do To Improve The US Healthcare System
- Brandon Brown, PhD, MPH: Epidemiologist named Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by National Academy of Medicine
- Kimberly Nelson, PhD, MPH: Professor Receives $3.2M NIH Grant to Study COVID-19 Impact on Adolescent Health