Comprehensive Alcohol and HIV Research Center (CARC)

Dr. Katherine Theall is one of a team of Principal Investigators at the Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center (CARC), housed within the Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center. The scientific focus of the CARC is to conduct cutting-edge basic research on alcohol and HIV that can be translated into effective community-based interventions. Innovative research currently ongoing at CARC includes the ALIVE study, a dynamic longitudinal cohort of adults (18+ years) living with HIV in and around the New Orleans metro area. Data from this cohort will be used to develop a better understanding of the mechanism linking early life adversity and chronic psychosocial stress to HIV clinical outcomes and the potentially harmful role of coping behaviors including alcohol use. Findings from this line of research will inform disease management and prevention efforts, providing critical information for targeted structural, individual-level, and multilevel interventions.
For more information regarding CARC, please visit LSUHSC CARC