Chenglin Hong

Chenglin Hong is a second-year Ph.D. student in Social Welfare at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He earned his MSW/MPH dual-degree from the School of Social Work and Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW).

Chenglin’s research focuses on health disparities among sexual and gender minorities (SGM). He is particularly interested in designing, testing, and implementing technology-based interventions (TBIs) to promote sexual and mental health in the SGM populations. His current work with Dr. Ian Holloway aims to develop Machine Learning models to understand sexual risk behaviors and substance abuse among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) and apply them in HIV-related behavioral research. His long-term goal is to develop effective, evidence-based TBIs to reduce risks and promote pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention.

Chenglin has been working with multidisciplinary research centers and teams from the Emory University, University of Michigan, Columbia University, and the University of Washington on various HIV prevention research projects, and his work has been published on AIDS and Behaviors, Journal of Medical Internet Research, etc.

Selected Publication:

Hong, C., Horvath, K. J., Stephenson, R., Nelson, K. M., Petroll, A. E., Walsh, J. L., & John, S. A. (2021). PrEP Use and Persistence Among Young Sexual Minority Men 17–24 Years Old During the COVID-19 Pandemic. AIDS and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03423-5

Hong, C., Puttkammer, N., Riabokon, S., Germanovich, M., Shost, A., Parrish, C., Shapoval, A., & Dumchev, K. (2021). Patient-Reported Treatment Satisfaction and Quality of Life Among People Living with HIV Following the Introduction of Dolutegravir-Based ART Regimens in Ukraine. AIDS and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03461-z

Ovalle, A., Goldstein, O., Kachuee, M., Wu, E. S. C., Hong, C., Holloway, I. W., & Sarrafzadeh, M. (2021). Leveraging Social Media Activity and Machine Learning for HIV and Substance Abuse Risk Assessment: Development and Validation Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(4), e22042. https://doi.org/10.2196/22042

Robles, G., Hong, C., Yu, M., & Starks, T. J. (2021). Intersecting Communities and PrEP Uptake among US-based Latinx Sexual Minority Men. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-01154-w

Hong, C., Abrams, L. S., & Holloway, I. W. (2022). Technology-Based Interventions to Promote the HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Care Continuum: Protocol for a Systematic Review. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(3), e33045. https://doi.org/10.2196/33045

Hong, C., Feinstein, B. A., Holloway, I. W., Yu, F., Huang, W., Sullivan, P. S., Siegler, A. J., & Mi, G. (2022). Differences in Sexual Behaviors, HIV Testing, and Willingness to Use PrEP between Gay and Bisexual Men Who Have Sex with Men in China. International Journal of Sexual Health, 0(0), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1080/19317611.2022.2053922

Santos, G.M., Hong, C., Wilson, N., Nutor, J. J., Harris, O., Garner, A., Holloway, I., Ayala, G., & Howell, S. (2022). Persistent disparities in COVID-19-associated impacts on HIV prevention and care among a global sample of sexual and gender minority individuals. Global Public Health, 0(0), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2022.2063362

Wang, L., Hong, C., Simoni, J. M., He, N., Li, C., Chen, L., & Wong, F. (2022). Correlates of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. Journal of Global Health Reports, 6, e2022020. https://doi.org/10.29392/001c.33816

Beltran, R. M., Holloway, I. W., Hong, C., Miyashita, A., Cordero, L., Wu, E., Burris, K., & Frew, P. M. (2022). Social Determinants of Disease: HIV and COVID-19 Experiences. Current HIV/AIDS Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11904-021-00595-6

 

Khush Cooper

Khush Cooper, MSW, PhD. is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as well as a consultant to public child welfare systems and private child welfare organizations in the areas of foster care reform, LGBTQ youth in systems, implementation science, and leadership. Dr. Cooper teaches Child Welfare Research, Leadership, Public Policy for Children and Youth, and Macro Practice at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA and is a foster care subject matter advisor to the UCLA Williams Institute, a nationally renowned LGBT research and policy analysis center. She received her MSW (2000) and PhD (2010) in Social Work from Luskin.

 

Her research projects include the California Residentially-Based Services (RBS) Demonstration Project which tested new models for the provision of residential treatment to foster children across four jurisdictions, which models influenced AB 403 Continuum of Care Reform – the largest overhaul of California’s child welfare system in 30 years; the RISE Project, a $13 million, federally-funded 5-year demonstration project which developed evidence-based practices and a rigorously evaluated training curriculum aimed at reducing barriers to permanency for LGBTQ youth in foster care; the Los Angeles Foster Youth Study, the first empirical study to determine the disproportionality of LGBTQ youth in a large urban child welfare system; and the LA LGBTQ Youth Preparedness Scan which used a preparedness framework (as opposed to a cultural competence framework) to analyze the eleven youth-relevant Los Angeles County departments’ capacity to properly serve LGBTQ children, youth and families.

 

Additionally, as a social entrepreneur and specialist in the study and implementation science, Dr. Cooper has cultivated long-standing relationships with policymakers, leading practitioners, and consumers to shield and guide California’s child welfare organizations, both public and private, through reform initiatives. Her credibility in the child welfare field is further enhanced by her years of direct practice experience in foster care, residential treatment and community adolescent service settings. She has deployed performance management systems for large multi-site child welfare and mental health provision organizations; designed practical implementation support and readiness initiatives with regard to state and federal legislative mandates (such as the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project and the Families First Prevention Services Act; and currently is an adjunct member of the Implementation Collaborative within Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago as well as CQI subject matter expert utilized widely by Casey Family Programs.