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Jane Simoni and Liying Wang receive grant from UW Population Health Initiative to address urgent mental health needs and disparities among MSM in China

Jane Simoni and her grad student Liying Wang received an eight-month, award from UW Population Health Initiative, Tier 1 Pilot Grant program. The award title is Turning to Sunshine: Developing a CBT-Based Depression and Adherence mHealth Intervention for HIV-positive Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in China Using a Community-based Participatory Approach. This project will address the urgent mental health needs and health disparities among MSM by developing a mHealth intervention based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to facilitate adaptive coping post-HIV diagnosis. It expands the partnership with a community-based organization in Shanghai, China.