Adolescent Science Committee

The goal of the Adolescent Science Committee is to develop and review concepts for HIV prevention science for adolescents and young people (approximately 10-24 years old people) by providing guidance and input on HPTN research. We aim to ensure that the Network’s research portfolio is inclusive of adolescents, that research involving this population is tailored to their needs and addresses topics that are important to move forward the field of HIV prevention (and related topics) for adolescents and young people globally.


Committee Chairs

Audrey Pettifor (Chair)

Linda Gail-Bekker (Co-chair)



  • Susannah Allison (Voting member)
  • Bethany Coomes (LOC Representative)
  • Fei Gao (SDMC Representative)
  • Brenda Gati Mirembe (Voting member)
  • Marianne Gildea (LOC Contact)
  • Sybil Hosek  (EC Representative)
  • Lisa Hightow-Weidman (Voting member)
  • Rikki Oneil (Finance Representative)
  • Stuart Rennie (Ethics Representative)
  • Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin (Voting member)
  • Lynda Stranix-Chibanda (Voting member)
  • Ellen Townley (NIH Liaison)
  • Ethel Weld (LC Representative)
  • Ntando Yola (Community Representative)


Adolescent Science Committee Contact

Marianne Gildea, FHI 360