Conversations with the HPTN

LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP is the Dean’s Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities and an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He is also a scientist and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Research Chair in HIV Program Science with African, Caribbean and Black Communities at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. He was lead implementation scientist on HPTN 073 where he led the development of the client-centered care coordination model that was used to support PrEP for Black MSM.

Elizabeth Shambadza (ES) Magada, MA, is a community liaison officer (CLO) for the Parirenyatwa and Spilhaus clinical research sites in Zimbabwe. She has spent more than 19 years working in large and complex HIV treatment, care, and behavior change projects under the University of Zimbabwe in collaboration with the University of California San-Francisco (UZ-UCSF).

Roy (“Trip”) M. Gulick, MD, MPH, is the Rochelle Belfer Professor in Medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine, and attending physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He serves as the co-chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection and chairman of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research Advisory Committee (OARAC).

Josephine Ayankoya, MPH, is the Community Programs Manager for Bridge HIV, a research unit of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. In this role, she leads the organization's recruitment, education, and engagement efforts for NIH-funded research studies.