Dr. Wei-Ti Chen awarded an R03 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Dr. Wei-Ti Chen, Associate Professor at Yale School of Nursing, was awarded an R03 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. This competitive award provides partial salary support and funding for research activities for two years. In this project, Dr. Chen will focus on understanding the self-management barriers and facilitators among HIV-positive Asian Americans. She will recruit 20-30 pairs of HIV+ Asian Americans and their family members to learn how they manage their physical and psychological discomforts, antiretroviral adherence and quality of life, and how clinicians assess the need and readiness for self- and family-management intervention. Dr. Chen is a certified nurse-midwife and her research interests include medication adherence, substance use, cognition and self- and family-management in HIV-infected individuals.