Conversations with the HPTN
Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a 2015-2016 HPTN Scholar. She completed her Ph.D. in International Health at Johns Hopkins University. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Yale University, a Master of Medical Science from Emory University, and a Master of Public Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
Nozizwe Makola, BEd, PGDip (HIV/AIDS), PGDip (Applied Ethics), is currently working as a community liaison officer for the HPTN 071 (PopART) study at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. She leads the Community Engagement team.
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP is the Associate Dean for Global Health and Equity, Independence Foundation Professor, and Associate Professor at the Yale School of Nursing in Orange, Conn. 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. He is currently the HPTN Black Caucus representative to the AMP Study (HVTN 703/HPTN 081 and HVTN 704/HPTN 085) protocol teams.
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).