UW Research

UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH)



Our mission is to catalyze research that integrates mental health and HIV prevention and care, guided by communities and practitioners seeking to end the epidemic. We aim to support and apply the science of dissemination and implementation, to bring such interventions to scale.

Core Services Offered

  • BIRCH Researchers Interested in Quantitative Methods (BRIQ) – Monthly meetings and mentoring to discuss research methods for behavioral research around HIV and mental health.
  • Methods consultations – Investigator consultations with Methods Core faculty
  • Methods Workshops and Seminars
  • SPARC mentoring for ESI pilot grant recipients
  • Pilot awards – Awards are focused on methods, early-stage investigators, and community engagement

Funding Information

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2021-2025

Reporting Structure


Related UW Entities

Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Department of Global Health

External Partners

Entre Hermanos, African Americans Reach and Teach Health