Dr. Sheon is Co-Director of the Methods Core at UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention (CAPS) and a research design consultant for the Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) where he provides expertise on the qualitative methods for UCSF faculty and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Sheon's current research at UCSF CAPS has revolved around qualitative methods for understanding the process of HIV test counseling in order to develop structural interventions at test sites to improve the quality of counseling and prevent HIV infections. These structural interventions address two obstacles to quality HIV prevention services we identified in our analysis of recorded HIV test sessions: excessive paperwork and a lack of counselor training and supervision.
Dr. Sheon's role on CHARM is a Co-Investigator on the tobacco cessation project. He will be collaborating with the PI to develop focus group guides, manage qualitative data, focus group analysis, and data collection.