LaRon NelsonDr. LaRon Nelson, a 2011-2012 HPTN Domestic Scholar, is the Independence Foundation professor and associate dean of Global Affairs and Planetary Health at the Yale School of Nursing in New Haven, Conn. He is also the director of the Justice, Community Capacity, and Equity Core in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Nelson's research focuses on developing and testing strategies to optimize the equitable implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV and STI treatment in Black communities in the United States and Canada, as well as sexual minorities in East and West Africa. His research has been sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, U.S. National Institute of Nursing Research, U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research, and Grand Challenges Canada. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Nurses.