Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC+) Implementation Science Consultation Hub

As one of the five national IS hubs for the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, the Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium Implementation Science Consultation Hub (MACC+) provides technical assistance through coaching, group-based mentorship, training, and review to CFAR investigators, EHE awardees, health department officials, community stakeholders, and other HIV implementation science investigators. Led by Drs. Sheree Schwartz and Stefan Baral, the MACC+ is funded by the NIH under the national EHE initiative. The Hub seeks to accelerate HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies by providing mentoring and technical support to ongoing and future implementation science (IS) projects and investigators. We also offer mentorship and development opportunities through didactic training, applied learning activities, and intensive IS coaching. By expanding collaboration across the CFAR network and strengthening partnerships with Health Departments and community stakeholders, the MACC+ Hub is developing a collaborative network aimed at supporting the EHE agenda and NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities.

Book an Implementation Science Consultation

Are you a CFAR investigator, Health Department official, EHE Awardee or other community member who would benefit from expertise in implementation science related to HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for ongoing research or a new proposal? Sign up for a time to speak with one of our IS coaches.

Book a consultation with one of our core MACC+ Hub members. When you follow the link, you will be provided with a list of our Hub members and their areas of expertise. Once you book your consultation, the Hub member will be notified and you both will receive an e-mail with your booking information. Should you require support within our larger network of IS experts, please contact Lisa Lucas (llucas11@jhmi.edu) or Sheree Schwartz (sschwartz@jhu.edu). 

Who is eligible?

  • EHE awardees
  • CFAR investigators
  • Health department officials
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Other faculty
  • Students
  • Other HIV IS researchers


What do we offer?
As one of the five IS hubs for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, MACC+ provides technical assistance in the areas of HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Examples of technical support that we can offer are:

  • Selecting or better understanding a framework
  • Exploring ways to engage partners, including utilization of participatory methods, human-centered design and community-led monitoring
  • Identifying data sources
  • Defining your target, source, and study population
  • Framing implementation science research questions and/or refining your specific aims
  • Developing your logic model
  • Selecting study designs, including use of adaptive study design methods
  • Applying implementation outcomes
  • Use of technologies
  • And many more!