The purpose of the HIV and Substance Use Cohort Coordinating Center (CC) for Emerging and High Impact Scientific Cross Cohort Studies: (HIV SUCCESS) is to advance knowledge and address crucial unanswered questions on the intertwining HIV and substance use epidemics and related syndemics through dynamically combining data across National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and other HIV cohorts and coordinating people, data, analytics, training, and emerging priorities.
Our goals are to:
- Develop a state-of-the-art scientific agenda to address critical research questions can that support public health, healthcare and interventions that result in human health and well-being
- Support cutting edge research with respect to HIV and substance use
- Expand our understanding of the impact of substance use on human health and well-being, HIV acquisition and outcomes, and unique challenges related to substance use in vulnerable subpopulations
- Accelerate scientific capacity through supporting future generations of HIV and substance use scientists through our mentoring activities
- Expand the capacity for scientific discovery on HIV and substance use through bringing together data from unique substance use and HIV-risk cohorts to provide robust sample sizes and greater geographic representation driven by the top researchers focusing on substance use and HIV