Dr. Darrell Wheeler is president of the State University of New York at New Paltz. He currently serves on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA); is a member of the SUNY Research Council; is on the HPTN Executive Management Committee; and co-chairs the HPTN Scholars Program. Wheeler earned his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in public health, a master’s in social work from Howard University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Cornell College. He served as vice chair of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (2016-17) and was president of the U.S. Board of the National Association of Social Workers 2014-2017. He has also served on the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. In 2015, he was named among the 30 most influential social workers alive today.