Institute for Mental Health Policy Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
(416) 535-8501 ext. 34097
Dr. Paul Shuper is a Senior Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; an Assistant Professor in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health; and an Affiliate of the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention at the University of Connecticut.
Areas of Research
Dr. Shuper’s research focuses on behavioral and psychological factors associated with health outcomes, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS. Within this context, Dr. Shuper has established a program of research on alcohol and HIV/AIDS that involves a multi-faceted approach, comprised of: 1) controlled experiments to identify alcohol’s causal role in HIV acquisition and transmission; 2) community-based research aimed at identifying HIV resilience among alcohol- and substance-using gay and bisexual men; and 3) a collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) that focuses on improving HIV treatment outcomes through the implementation of brief, alcohol-focused interventions. Additionally, Dr. Shuper’s research involves the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based behavioural interventions targeted toward people living with HIV/AIDS, with the aim of reducing HIV transmission. This line of work has included, for example, large-scale randomized controlled trials of safer sex interventions for HIV-positive individuals in South Africa. Dr. Shuper’s research is currently funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)/National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), and the South African Medical Research Council (MRC).
View Dr. Shuper’s publications on PubMed.