The HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Promising New Investigators from Underrepresented Groups (HISTP) was established in 2007, over a decade ago. HISTP aims to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented groups conducting HIV-related dissemination and implementation (D&I) research.

The training program employs a multidisciplinary set of training activities and a number of dedicated, interdisciplinary mentors who will work with junior investigators from underrepresented groups recruited from Columbia University and other universities around the U.S. Via an innovative gamut of multidisciplinary training activities and a number of dedicated, interdisciplinary mentors, the training program will facilitate the growth and development of a new cadre of researchers from underrepresented groups who will conduct dissemination and implementation research on interventions targeting HIV and co-morbid mental health issues to ensure that effective prevention and treatment programs reach underserved HIV-vulnerable populations.

The HISTP is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), grant #R25MH080665.

HISTP is part of the Social Intervention Group (SIG), housed within Columbia University’s School of Social Work.