Dr. Sheldon Fields, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN is a HIV/AIDS prevention research scientist with a significant focus on young men of color. He has 29 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, researcher, clinician, administrator, consultant, health policy specialist, and entrepreneur / business owner. He received his Ph.D., in Nursing Science from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S., in Family Nursing and B.S., in Nursing from Binghamton University. He completed post-doctoral work in the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California San Francisco. He is an Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse and a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Fields is a former director of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and currently serves on the board of directors of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. He is a former chair of the HPTN Black Caucus and served as the Co-PI of the HPTN 073 study that investigated the uptake and use of PrEP among Black-MSM in three U.S cities. He is currently Research Professor, and the inaugural Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing at Penn State University.