2021 Research Poster Library

As part of this year’s HIV Prevention and Education Virtual Summit, CHTA is pleased to bring to you the most up-to-date research as it pertains to the following topics. 

  • HIV treatment/prevention/testing/cure
  • Opiate use disorder
  • Harm reduction
  • Sexual health
  • Current and relevant public health matters impacting our communities 
  • COVID-19
  • Hepatitis
  • Community integration in healthcare
  • Health equity 

It is our hope that you will feel empowered to explore the below information on your own time and terms. Additionally, you may contact the researchers directly with any questions you may have. 


‘Anything Could Happen’: How Perceived HIV Risk Influences PrEP InitiationAmong Women Who Inject Drugs in Philadelphia

Kerry Miley. klm538@drexel.edu


Towards Understanding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Adherence among Women who Inject Drugs

Kerry Miley. klm538@drexel.edu


Preliminary Evidence Suggests Pairing Syringe Exchange Services and PrEP Care is Acceptable to Women who Inject Drugs

Kerry Miley. klm538@drexel.edu


Early phase implementation of routine opt out hepatitis C testing in the Philadelphia jail system

Lora Magaldi lmagaldi@fight.org

215-809-2293


Marne Castillo gwiazdowsb@.chop.edu

267-425-1339 


HIV-Infected, Art-Suppressed PLWH Receiving Naltrexone Have Lower Immune Activation Compared To Similar Patients Receiving Methadone

Livio Azzoni azzoni@Wistar.org


Increasing PrEP Use In Cisgender Women Through Contextualization Within Sexual Wellness Services: A QI Intervention Pilot

Alexander Auchus auchusa@sas.upenn.edu


Opioid Withdrawal: Does a Day Make a Difference?

Emily Loscalzo eloscalzo@fight.org

215-709-3381


Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers SARS-coV-2 Vaccination Efforts: Programmatic Launch, Patient Vaccination, and Plans for the Future

Linden Lalley-Chareczko lchareczko@fight.org

215-525-8695


Provision of Hepatitis C Care in a Federally Qualified Health Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alex Ripkin aripkin@fight.org

215-525-8665


Research Continuity and Operations During a Global Pandemic: Remote Work, Security, and Patient Safety

Linden Lalley-Chareczko lchareczko@fight.org

215-525-8695


Targeted versus routine opt out hepatitis C testing in the Philadelphia jail system

Lora Magaldi lmagaldi@fight.org

215-809-2293


The Impact of PrEP Counseling in Family Planning Care for Women

Hil O’Connell Hil.OConnell@accessmatters.org

215-985-2620

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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