Project 1: The PreNAPs study
The Prenatal Nutrition and Psychosocial Health Outcomes (PreNAPs) study was a two year collaboration between Gulu, Makerere, Cornell, and Tufts universities. The PreNAPs study’s primary goals were: (a) to determine the differential impacts of food insecurity on gestational weight gain and prenatal depression, and, (b) to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the relationship between food insecurity and weight gain and/depression among HIV infected and HIV uninfected pregnant women in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The PreNAPs study began enrolling pregnant women on 10/10/2012 and completed recruitment on August 29th 2013 with over 403 pregnant women enrolled. Data collection for the PreNAPs study ended on 19th March 2014.
Project 2: The PostNAPs study
The Postnatal Nutrition and Psychosocial Health Outcomes Study (PostNAPs) was a one year collaboration between investigators at the two Cornell campuses i.e. Weil Cornell Medical College in New York City and Cornell University at the Ithaca Campus. Other collaborators on the PostNAPs study were from Tufts, Columbia, Makerere and Gulu Universities. The PostNAPs study was conceptualized as a continuation of the PreNAPs study cohort. Data collection for the PostNAPs study was completed on the 21st of January 2015.
Project 3: The FINITH Study
The Food Insecurity and Nutritional status of patients Infected with TB and HIV (FINITH) in Gulu, Northern Uganda was cross-sectional study supported by a grant from the Peers Foundation in the United Kingdom. The seed grant was administered by the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The primary goal of the FINITH study was to generate preliminary data to compare the prevalence of food insecurity, depression, and under-nutrition in patients with HIV, TB, and HIV+TB co-infections. The FINITH study completed recruitment and data collection with 240 TB and/or HIV participants in September 2013.