Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)

The PPHG (formerly the Institute for Global Health) is a dynamic nexus of applied prevention and public health research working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); World Health Organization (WHO); Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our multidisciplinary faculty has led highly effective programs in many developing countries.

Director George W. Rutherford, MD, AM, is head of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health and is the Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. PPHG works with academic, government, private organizations and community partners throughout the world using evidence-based methods to build capacity in surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, clinical care, and scientific best practices. PPHG has strengths in training, technical assistance and mentoring in surveillance methodologies, core and ancillary survey design, implementation, evaluation and use.

Active Projects: 29

Project Investigator All Organizations Start date End date
Population-based HIV Impact Assessments in Resource-Constrained Settings under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Cumulative Risk for Preterm Birth by Characteristics and Biomarkers Across Pregnancies in African-American Women Laura L. Jelliffe, PhD, MS Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
ACEs Connection Network: building awareness about the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and creating trauma-informed and resilient communities Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Cambodia Integrated HIV and Drug Prevention Implementation Ellen S. Stein, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate
Supporting the Implementation and Expansion of High Quality HIV Prevention Care and Treatment Activities and Facility and Community Level in the Republic of Kenya under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Cambodia Integrated HIV and Drug Prevention Implementation Program Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Technology development for rapid detection and diagnosis of metabolic disorders Laura L. Jelliffe, PhD, MS Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Uganda METS HMIS (Activity D) George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Improving quality of obstetric and neonatal care through mentoring and simulation training: a collaboration in Bihar Dilys M. Walker, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Tuberculosis Risk Reduction Project George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Que Vivan Las Madres: Scaling Up an Integrated Approach to Reduce Maternal and Perinatal Mortality in Northern Guatemala Dilys M. Walker, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Impact and Cost-effectiveness of Safer Conception Strategies for HIV Prevention Joelle M. Brown, PhD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Disrupting Vector-Borne Disease Transmission in Complex Urban Environments Caryn L. Bern, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch Contract George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
A cognitive behavioral and structural HIV prevention intervention for young Ugandan women engaging in high risk sexual behavior Rachel King, PhD, MPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Strategic Information Technical Assistance Consortium George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Achieving durable retention in care for PMTCT Option B+: An intervention research Jaco Homsy, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
International Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (ITAPS) George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Spurring Innovation in HIV Testing and Linkage: A Crowdsourcing Approach Chongyi Wei, DrPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Uganda METS CBS (Activity C) George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Uganda METS M&E (Activity A) George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
UCSF-GSI Technical Assistance in Strategic Information and Health Systems Strengthening under NAM-PHACTS (Program Area C: Strategic Information Activities) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Enhancing Strategic Information Capacity for HIV/AIDS Programs in Kenya through Surveillance and Epidemiology and Monitoring and Evaluation under the U.S. PEPFAR (Program Areas A & B) George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Gestational Dating at Birth by Metabolic Profile: Testing and Adaptation in African Settings and Added Benefits of Test Laura L. Jelliffe, PhD, MS Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Naturally acquired immunity to norovirus in a newborn cohort in Peru Caryn L. Bern, MD, MPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Food insecurity and maternal and child health in Nepal Nadia Diamond-Smith, MS, PhD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate
HIV Global Strategic Information Education and Training in Kenya Sandy Schwarcz, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Emergency Medicine training program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Zlatan Coralic, PharmD, BCPS Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate
STD Prevention Training Center George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate

Archived Projects: 120

Project Investigator All Organizations Start date End date
The Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries Project Carol A. Medlin, PhD, MPA Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Development of an Integrated Social Franchising Model/Health Co-op Model George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
BCP and HBAC Cost-Effectiveness Analysis George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
UCSF-Mexico Collaborative International Health Program in Internal Medicine John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Development of an Integrated Social Franchising/ Health Co-op Model to Address TB and HIV among Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa Dominic D. Montagu, DrPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Sarlo Foundation Philippines Project John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Development and Evaluation of Health Care Delivery in Developing Countries Dominic D. Montagu, DrPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Sustaining Vietnam's First Anonymous HIV Testing and Counseling Center Christina (Krysia) P. Lindan, MD, MSc Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Global Health Initiatives Carol A. Medlin, PhD, MPA Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Global AIDS Technical Assistance Triangulation Project and Case Study in Botswana George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Multidisciplinary Working Group on Non-State Sector Dominic D. Montagu, DrPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
The Seventh Vital Sign: Predicting Expenditures with a Global Health Status Measure John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
ICOHRTA Visiting Scientists Program George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Technical Assistance on Social Franchising Project Dominic D. Montagu, DrPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Impact Evaluation in Malawi George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
International Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (ITAPS) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
HIV/AIDS and Family Planning/Reproductive Health Linkages Christina (Krysia) P. Lindan, MD, MSc Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
HSV-2 Avidity Testing for Intervention for Male Sexually-Transmitted Disease (STD) Patients in India Christina (Krysia) P. Lindan, MD, MSc Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Triangulation Resource Guide Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
International AIDS Training Program George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
An Intervention for Male STD Patients in India / HIV Related Christina (Krysia) P. Lindan, MD, MSc Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Monitoring and Evaluation of a Malaria Control Program in Vanuatu Carol A. Medlin, PhD, MPA Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Late Starter Study George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Bioterrorism Emergency Preparedness George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Specialized Infectious Disease Control Program George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Capacity Building and Stakeholder Relations Contract [Prime: CDC] George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Sexual Reproductive Health/HIV Linkages Evidence Project Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
International Health Policy and Reform Network Carol A. Medlin, PhD, MPA Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
International CAPS/Fogarty Visiting Scientists George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
HIV Prev Case Management Tech Assistance, Curriculum Dev and Training George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Specialized Infectious Disease Control Program George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Gay Men/Men Who Have Sex with Men Curriculum Development and Training George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
HIV Group Facilitation Curriculum Development and Training George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Acute Hepatitis C Infection in Young Injectors Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Studying Drug-Using Populations in Northern California Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Amphetamine-Type Stimulant (ATS) Use HIV among Young Female Sex and Entertainment Workers in Cambodia Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Cochrane Project: Systematic Reviews for GRADE Profiles for HIV Infected Children George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Cochrane Project: PMTCT Project George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Cochrane Project: Antiretroviral Therapy Project Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Rwanda Triangulation II Project Stephanie V. Taché, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Peruvian Men Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Support for Male Circumcision Evalutation Meeting George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Improved Health Sustainability in the Philippines John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Center for International AIDS Support, Training, and Evaluation (CIASTE) / University Technical Assistance Project in Support of the Global AIDS Program (GAP) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Valley Fever Vaccine Project George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Project SEARCH Nigeria HIV Prevention Project George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Hanoi School of Public Health GIS Workshop George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Development and Facilitation of Scientific Workshop in South Africa George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Congenital Syphilis Elimination Cost-Effectiveness Analysis James G. Kahn, MD, MPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Cochrane: Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (PMDT) Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Strengthening Indigenous Food Identity and Minimizing Chronic Disease Risk Margaret A. Handley, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate
WHO Cochrane Novel Strategies to Prevent MSM HIV/AIDS George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
The Philippine Child Health and Policy Experiment John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
GH Tech Project: MNCH/FP/HIV George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Transmission of KSHV/HHV-8 in South Africa Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Valley Fever Vaccine Project 2010 George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
A review of available evidence on the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in preventing transmission in sreo-discordant couples George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Cochrane Couples Counseling and Testing Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Centre for Rural Health, University of KwaZulu Natal Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Training Course on Evaluation Design and Methodology George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Cryptococcus Infection (Meningeal and Non-Meningeal) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Children's Resiliency Program John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Culture and HIV Prevention in Cambodia Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Technical Assistance for KPMG Response to Global Fund-issued RFP George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Viral & Rickettsial Disease Laboratory (VRDL) Project George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Enhanced HIV Prevention in the Republic of Uganda Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Guidelines on Health Services Delivery for People with HIV George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Adolescent HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Adolescent Disclosure (PO# 200612583) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
The Development of a Physician Risk-Based Payment Incentive Model John W. Peabody, MD, PhD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Adolescent Community-Based Approaches (PO# 200616590) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Implementation Outcomes of a Health IT Program For Vulnerable Diabetes Patients Margaret A. Handley, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Posting at the Makerere University and Johns Hopkins University HIV Clinical Trials Unit in Kampala, Uganda Jaco Homsy, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Agricultural Intervention to Improve Health of HIV-affected Children in Kenya Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO ART Guidelines - When to Start (PO 200670959) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO ART Guidelines - What to Use (PO 200671213) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
WHO Adolescent HTC Review Update (PO# 200660799) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
ICOHRTA - Brazil Scientists Program George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
CAPS/Fogarty Visiting Scientists and In-Country Research Training Activities George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Comparative Effectiveness of Pediatric HIV Disclosure Interventions in Uganda Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
CHAT: mHealth Innovation for HIV-MNCH Community Health Workers in South Africa Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
ECHPP Evaluation George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
New Hazards for Young Women Sex Workers; Effects and Crises Arising from Recent Anti-Trafficking Laws in Cambodia Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
International Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
HCV Prevention and Care Education Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Guide to Community Preventive Services George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Novel Techniques for the Detections of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Ethiopia Caryn L. Bern, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
METIDA- M&E related Technical Assistance and Improved Data Application in HIV Roger K. Myrick, PhD, MA Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Interventions for Improving Retention in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Programs (PO 200988865) George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Acute Hepatitis C Infection in Young Injectors Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Crucial Transitions in Young Opioid Users in Iran Mohsen Malekinejad, MD, DrPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Rwanda Triangulation George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Nigeria Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Support George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
HIV Prevention for Sero-Discordant Couples George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
University of Guyana-Vanderbilt-UCSF MPH program for Guyana George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Writing Workshop on Smoking in South Africa George W. Rutherford, MD Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Tanzania: UCSF Technical Assistance to Support PEPFAR George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Kenya: Strengthening HIV Strategic Information Activities - Monitoring and Evaluation George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Home Based Care Service Assessment Services - Tanzania George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Routine System strengthening (RSS) situation analysis George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Atlanta HQ: UCSF Technical Assistance to Support PEPFAR George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
International Collaborative of Prospective Studies of HIV and Hepatitis in IDU Kimberly A. Page, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Ghana: UCSF Technical Assistance to Support PEPFAR George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Provision of Technical Assistance to Strengthen HIV Strategic Information Activities Christina (Krysia) P. Lindan, MD, MSc Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Reaching high risk post-partum women for nutritional assessment and counseling via a telephone-based coaching program Margaret A. Handley, PhD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Zambia Most-at-Risk Populations (MARPS) Surveillance George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Global Fund Strategic Review George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Tuberculosis Free California George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
A Social Marketing Approach to Increase HIV Testing among High-Risk Men in China Chongyi Wei, DrPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Predictors of Cardiomyopathy Progression in a Cohort of Bolivian Patients with Chagas Disease Caryn L. Bern, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Tanzania: Implementation of Strategic Information Programs for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of HIV/AIDS for PEPFAR George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Development of PRONTO Implementation Plan for Community-Based Maternal and Newborn Program in Kenya Dilys M. Walker, MD Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Global Health Sciences (GHS), Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention George W. Rutherford, MD Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Comparative Effectiveness of Pediatric HIV Disclosure Interventions in Uganda Rachel King, PhD, MPH Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
HIV Measurement, Surveillance & Evaluation Methods Consortium George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Uganda METS District (Activity B) George W. Rutherford, MD Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate, Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), AIDS Research Institute
Primary HIV Prevention in Pregnant and Lactating Ugandan Women Jaco Homsy, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)
Designing and pilot testing methods for a cohort study of people who inject drugs for future HIV and HCV prevention research in Iran Ali Mirzazadeh, PhD, MD, MPH Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG), Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate
Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium George W. Rutherford, MD Prevention and Public Health Group (PPHG)