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Abigail Winston Batchelder, Ph.D.

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Columbia University, New YorkBA05/2003Psychology
Columbia University, New YorkMPH05/2008Sociomedical Science Research, Public Health
Yeshiva University, New YorkMA12/2010Clinical-Health Psychology
Yeshiva University, New YorkPhD06/2014Clinical-Health Psychology
University of California, San FranciscoIntern06/2014Clinical Psychology
University of California, San FranciscoFellow10/2015Clinical Research in Integrative Medicine
University of California, San FranciscoResearch Associate12/2016Clinical Research in Integrative Medicine
Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital, BostonFellow1/2017Clinical Research in Behavioral Medicine
2021 - 2023
Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Director, Behavioral Medicine Program for Stigma and Substance Use Research, Massachusetts
Member of Harvard University CFAR Executive Committee
2021 - 2023
Director, Harvard University CFAR Substance Use Scientific Working Group
Steering Committee Member, Inter-CFAR Substance Use Research Community
2019 - 2021
Co-Chair, Behavioral Medicine SIG, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Invited Participant and Discussant, National Institute of Health Meeting on HIV and Mood Disorders
2017 - 2022
K23 Early Career Development Award, National Institute of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse
2017 - 2019
Harvard University CFAR Development Award
OBSSR/NHLBI Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials selected fellow
Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research Enrichment Award
2016 - 2018
NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse Loan Repayment Program recipient
2019 - 2020
NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse Loan Repayment Program recipient
National CFAR Selected Junior Career Mentee
CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Mentorship Day Selected Attendee
CFAR Virology Core Voucher Award (supported by NIAID)
College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Travel Award for Early Career Investigators
CAPS HIV Innovative Early Investigator Pilot Award (supported by NIMH)
Association of Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Travel Award
Dr. Morton Berger Memorial Prize for Excellence in Research, Yeshiva University
Sidney A. Orgel Memorial Leadership Award, New York State Psychological Association
Nominated Member of NY State Psychological Association’s Health Care Reform Think Tank
Montefiore Medical Center Team Engagement Award
2009 - 2012
Greenberg Scholarship, F/J Scholarship
2008 - 2009
Ferkauf Schoarship
Student Government Leadership Award, Barnard College, Columbia University
1999 - 2003
Barnard College Grant
1990 - 2000
AmeriCorps Education Award


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  1. 5P30AI060354-19 (BATCHELDER, ABIGAIL WINSTON) Aug 2, 2022 - Jul 31, 2023
    EHE Administrative Supplement, National Institute of Health
    Harvard University Center for AIDS Research – Status Neutral Psycho-Behavioral Capacity Building Intervention for People Who Use Drugs (PWUD)
    Role Description: This collaborative project with leaders and staff from Victory Programs, Inc., a local community-based organization which serves PWUD with and vulnerable to HIV, and PWUD to collaboratively select prioritized evidence-based brief interventions, optimize them for PWUD seeking services at Victory Programs, and make the optimized interventions available via a website and staff-training.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. (BATCHELDER, ABIGAIL WINSTON) Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2024
    Chong Jin Park Innovative Early Career Pilot Award in Aging and Palliative Care
    Feasibility and Acceptability of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-Based Group Intervention to Reduce Inflammation in Older People with HIV
    Role Description: This study assesses the feasibility and acceptability of an evidence-based CBT group intervention, developed for older people living with HIV (OPWH), and research methods in a pilot randomized controlled trial (Aim 1); and explores changes in inflammation biomarkers (i.e., IL-6 and CRP), psychological distress (i.e., general distress, HIV-specific stress, and depressive and anxiety symptoms), and health risk behaviors (i.e., tobacco-smoking, alcohol use, sedentary behaviors, and poor diet quality) in the intervention group versus an information-only control group (Aim 2).
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R34DA053686 (BATCHELDER, ABIGAIL WINSTON) Sep 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2024
    Stigma-Treatment Enhanced Incentivized Directly Observed Therapy for People with HIV who Inject Drugs
    Role Description: This project aims to adapt and implement video-delivered incentivized directly observed therapy plus an optimized evidence-based psycho-behavioral intervention. The goal of the project is to improve antiretroviral adherence and mitigate the negative impact of stigma among people living with HIV who inject drugs and are inconsistently virally suppressed in Massachusetts.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. (BATCHELDER, ABIGAIL WINSTON) Sep 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2023
    Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Non-Verbal Measurement of Negative Self-Conscious Emotion
    Role Description: This pilot grant involves an innovative machine-learning approach to assess the covariance of multimodal methods of measuring and differentiating shame from other emotions.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. K23DA043418 (BATCHELDER, ABIGAIL WINSTON) Jun 15, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Understanding and Addressing Internalized Stigma and Shame as Barriers to Engagement in HIV Care among Men who Have Sex with Men who Use Substances.
    Role Description: This early career development award involved conducting a pilot randomized controlled trial of the MATTER intervention, a psycho-behavioral intervention aimed at reducing psychological barriers to HIV-related self-care among HIV+ men who have sex with men with active substance use disorders who are sub-optimally engaged in care.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.