The mission of the HIV/AIDS Research and Policy Institute (HARPI) is to address the
disproportionate incidence and complex burdens of HIV/AIDS in minority populations
through research and policy.
The HIV/AIDS Research and Policy Institute will serve as a center of research excellence.
It will also serve as a center for training and capacity building for community-based
organizations and agencies.
The Institute currently draws from the expertise and intellectual talents of Chicago
State University faculty and researchers in public health, behavioral and biological
sciences, population-based needs assessment, program evaluation, communication and
social marketing. The Institute works to facilitate research, policy analysis, and
service that are culturally sensitive and responsive to the complexities of HIV/AIDS
that fuel the epidemic in minorities, particularly within African American populations.