Core J services flow chart.WEB 022720The Behavioral and Community Sciences Core offers services to researchers and community partners who are conducting, or who are interested in conducting, behavioral and community science studies in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment.

For a free INITIAL 1-hour consultation with one of our staff members, submit a



- Developing researcher's skills in established and innovative methodologies in behavioral and community sciences through methodological seminars, in-depth workshops, trainings, and individual consultations with experts focusing on qualitative and mixed methods research, implementation science designs and methods, advanced quantitative analytical techniques, and mHealth research tools.

- Cultivating collaborations between community stakeholders and HIV researchers to create meaningful and sustained partnerships, assisting with the recruitment of hard-to-reach populations, supporting networks of researchers and community members, and providing capacity-building opportunities.

- Advancing HIV-related behavioral and community science in priority areas of stigma reduction, faith and spiritual community collaborations and initiatives, uptake and adherence for new HIV prevention technologies, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and engagement in HIV care. Specific forums bring together multidisciplinary researchers and community members to collaborate on research addressing these priority areas for ending HIV.

To watch the presentation from our most recent seminar - Qualitative Research Methods Seminar Series: Conducting Focus Groups, please click here.

Qualitative & Mixed Methods

Qualitative & Mixed Methods

 nvivo logoNVivo qualitative coding software is now FREE university-wide! To find the most recent version of NVivo (NVivo 12) on school-issued, UAB IT-maintained computers, IT has installed a new Software Center with applications to download without higher administrative privileges or specialized requests. If you do not have access to Software Center (or if you need to request a license code for an older version of NVivo or any other software) follow this link to request desired software or call 6-5555 to be walked through getting the software.

The UAB Schools of Health Professions and Nursing are offering a completely online graduate certificate program in mixed methods research open to doctoral and post-master students, instructors, researchers, and practitioners. The program requires 5 courses and can be completed in 3 to 5 semesters.
Current doctoral students may apply by contacting      

For more program information download this flyer and visit the certificate website on the School of Health Professions page.

Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Courses at UAB        wordle7.qualitativedata

- School of Public Health Course

Course Leader:
Dr. Janet Turan, Professor, Health Care Organization and Policy

Fall Semesters


- School of Nursing/School of Health Professions Courses

Course Leader:
Dr. Nataliya V. Ivankova, Associate Professor

Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions
Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care, School of Nursing

For more information email Dr. Ivankova 

Click here for all SHP/SON courses currently offered

Qualitative Resources

Qualitative Data Analysis Software Packages

Transcription Services

Qualitative Research Services




 Landmark Associates, Inc. - offers Spanish services

At Home Typing Service - offers Spanish services

Same Day Transcription

The Odom Institute at UNC

Qualitative Health Research Consultants, LLC

To request qualitative and mixed methods expertise from our core staff, complete our CORE SERVICES REQUEST FORM

Partners & Collaborators

Partners & Collaborators

Community-based studies require effective academic-community partnerships. The Core employs a Community Engagement Coordinator who works with the Jefferson County HIV/AIDS Community Coalition and provides leadership and training on building these relationships. Click on the map below for information on the Core's partnering community-based organizations and the services they offer. 

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Interactive map courtesy of the Geospatial Mapping, Analysis, and Data (GeoMAD) Unit, a service unit developed by the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health. More information on GeoMAD.

UAB Center for the Study of Community Health (CSCH)
The CSCH is a University-Wide Research Infrastructure Center housing the CDC-funded UAB Prevention Research Center and its Core Research project CITY Health, which involves HIV testing. CSCH projects/services will be coordinated with Core J services to reduce redundancies and maximize resources.

Deep South Network for Cancer Control / UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jefferson County Department of Health

Alabama Department of Public Health