The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services faculty members Andy Roach, Franco Dispenza, and Melissa Zeligman collaborated on the below publication. School Psychology doctoral student, Anne Stair, contributed to the research. This manuscript reports findings from a community-based evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Metro Atlanta Area. The project was timely because of the elevated rate of new HIV infections in the region, and the need to provide effective outreach and intervention to at-risk populations (including individuals with disabilities).
The project was one of a series of community-focused projects support by the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research in The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). CPS Faculty and graduate student collaborated with staff from Georgia State’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) and a number of community agencies to gather, analyze, and report analyze the data.