Conversations with the HPTN

Louis Shackelford is a community education coordinator at the Harlem Prevention Center CRS in Harlem, New York. He is responsible for fostering partnerships with community-based organizations, serving as a liaison and conducting educational activities for the community around research and sexual health.

Charles Chasakara is the CTU Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Zimbabwe-University of California San Francisco Clinical Trials Unit in Harare, Zimbabwe. Charles currently works on HPTN 076, HVTN 703/HPTN 081 and HPTN 082.

Nyaradzo Mavis Mgodi, (MBChB, MMed) is a histopathologist with 8 years of experience conducting HIV clinical trials in women of reproductive age in Harare, Zimbabwe, the home of the University of Zimbabwe-University of California San Francisco (UZ-UCSF) Collaborative Research Programme, a DAIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). She is lead investigator for the HPTN 076 and HPTN 082 protocols in Harare. She is protocol co-chairperson for HVTN 703/HPTN 081 study, also known as Antibody Mediated Prevention (AMP).

Christopher Hucks-Ortiz, MPH, is an evaluation specialist and currently works at JWCH Institute, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Los Angeles, California. He uses his expertise in the community-based HIV prevention research to assess the impact of federally-funded protocols on disenfranchised communities. In addition to his own research interests, Hucks-Ortiz also consults with other researchers to ensure cultural capacity a