HPTN Community Involvement & Participation
Community participation and engagement are critical in the conduct of scientific research. There is mutual benefit to communities and researchers when both parties work together throughout the scientific research process. In the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), community participation occurs throughout the network, community and site levels through various mechanisms that include representation on the Ethics Working Group, the Science Review Committee and protocol teams.
Each CRS has dedicated staff to help support community involvement, engagement, and education in HIV prevention research.
Various resources are available to support efforts for community involvement and participation.
For technical assistance or additional information contact the HPTN CORE Community Program Staff:
Jonathan Lucas, Community Programs Manager, FHI 360
Rhonda White, Community Programs Manager, FHI 360
Cheryl Cokley, Community Prograsm Associate, FHI 360
Kristy Alston, Community Programs Administrative Assistant, FHI 360
Janet Frohlich, HPTN Community Working Group Co-Chair - International
Melisa Turner, HPTN Community Working Group Co-Chair - U.S./Domestic