Meet the Scholars

Domestic Scholars 2021-2022

Noelle M. St. Vil

Noelle M. St. Vil, PhD, MSW

University of Buffalo

Mentor(s)
  • Danielle Haley Gina Wingood
Project

An Exploration of the Social Determinants of Violence Against Women At-Risk of HIV

Mentor(s)
  • Audrey Pettifor
Project

Examining the role of social support in PrEP uptake and utilization for young African women: implications for HIV prevention

Donaldson F. Conserve

Donaldson F. Conserve, PhD, MS

George Washington University

Mentor(s)
  • Chris Beyer
Project

Assessment of Case Manager Intervention Dosage Impact on Viral Suppression among MSM: A Mixed Method Study

Adedotun Ogunbajo

Adedotun Ogunbajo, PhD, MPH

Harvard University

Mentor(s)
  • Kenneth Mayer
Project

Intimate Partner Violence, Social Support, and Substance Use among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in the United States

International Scholars 2021-2022

Mentor(s)
  • Audrey Pettifor
Project

Alcohol Use and HIV-HSV2 Incidence in Female Adolescents in Rural South Africa

Mentor(s)
  • Peter Bond, Lungiswa Nkonki, Ayana Moore
Project

Determinants strategies and cost implications for participant recruitment, and retention in an HIV cohort, perspectives from HPTN 071 (PopART)

Mentor(s)
  • Virginia Bond, Musonda Simwinga
Project

Thinking on their feet: Lessons learnt from the role, identity and experiences of community-based HIV service providers in delivering Universal Test and Treat within the (PopART) trial in Zambia and South Africa

International Scholars 2019-2020

Mentor(s)
  • Craig Hendrix
Project

PK-PD Relationship of Antiretroviral drugs dosed for PrEP in Ex-vivo HIV-1 infection (HPTN 069)

Mentor(s)
  • Linda-Gail Bekker
  • Rivet Amico
Project

The role of agency in young African women’s adherence to PrEP (in HPTN 067)

Mentor(s)
  • Theo Sandfort
  • Ravindre Panchia
Project

Identifying predictive factors for condom use in MSM and TGW in sub-Saharan Africa: Results from HPTN075

Domestic Scholars 2019-2020

Rodman Turpin

Rodman Turpin, PhD, MS

University of Maryland, College Park

Mentor(s)
  • Typhanye Penniman-Dyer (primary)
  • Ken Mayer
Project

External and Internalized Homophobia Mediates Sexual Identity and Sexual Risk Behavior among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (HPTN 061)

S. Raquel Ramos

S. Raquel Ramos, PhD, MBA, MSN, FNP-BC

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Mentor(s)
  • LaRon Nelson
Project

Characteristics of Client Centered Care Coordination between Black MSM PrEP Users and Non-Users in HPTN 073: An Analysis of Perceived Autonomy Support and Care

Derek Dangerfield II

Derek Dangerfield II, PhD

JHU School of Nursing

Mentor(s)
  • Irene Kuo
Project

Underlying sexual risk and PrEP use patterns among BMSM in the HPTN 073 Study

Scholars Alumni

2018-2019

International Cohort 4 and Mentors
Yamikani Mbilizi - Sufia Dadabhai and Theo Sandfort
Wilfred T. Gurupira - James Hakim and Taha Taha
Maganizo Chagomerana - Mina Hosseinipour

Domestic Cohort 9 and Mentors
Tamara Taggart - Sten Vermund, Yusuf Ransome, and Ken Mayer
Maria Luisa Mittal - Dave Metzger
Darren Whitfield - Sheldon Fields
Allysha Maragh-Bass - Betsy Tolley
 

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2017-2018

International Cohort 3 and Mentors
Ulrika Makuraj - Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

Domestic Cohort 8 and Mentors
Jasmine Abrams - Paula Frew
Michelle Odlum - Sharon Mannheimer
Emeka Okafor - Steve Shoptaw, Ken Mayer, and Christopher Hucks-Ortiz
Diana Sheehan - Carl Latkin
Yordanos “Yordi” Tiruneh - Theresa Gamble and Nirupama Sista
 

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2016-2017

International Cohort 2 and Mentors
Nomhle Khoza - Sinead Delany-Moretlwe and Catherine MacPhail
Emily Makunike-Shava - Yuhua Ruan and Yiming Shao
Jabulani Ncayiyana - Kathleen Kahn and Audrey Pettifor

Domestic Cohort 7 and Mentors
Victoria Ojeda - Craig Hendrix and Rivet Amico
Yusuf Ransome - Kenneth Mayer
Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz - Steve Safren
Glenn-Milo Santos - Steven Shoptaw
Laurens Van Sluytman - Carl Latkin
Kiyomi Tsuyuki - Steven Shoptaw

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2015-2016

International Cohort 1 and Mentors
Emilia JalilDr. Beatriz Grinsztejn
Jesne KistanDr. Linda-Gail Bekker

Domestic Cohort 6 and Mentors
Brandon BrownDr. Tom Coates
Dustin DuncanDr. Steve Safren and Ken Mayer
Mandy HillDr. Carl Latkin
Florence Momplaisir David Metzger and Dr. Carl Latkin
Tonia PoteatDr. David Celentano

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2014-2015

Domestic Cohort 5 and Mentors
Laramie Smith - Carl Latkin and Steffanie Strathde
Nicole Salazar-Austin - David Celentano
Tiarney Ritchwood - Audrey Pettifor
Bisola Ojikutu - Steven Safren and Ken Mayer

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2013-2014

Domestic Cohort 4 and Mentors
Tandrea Carter - Carol Golin
Grace "Chela" Hall - Beryl Koblin
DeMarc Hickson - Ken Mayer
Malika Roman Isler - Carol Golin
Larissa Jennings - Audrey Pettifor 
Brooke Montgomery - Sally Hodder
Jennifer Stewart - Ada Adimora

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2012-2013

Domestic Cohort 3 and Mentors 
C. Andres Bedoya - Ken Mayer and Steven Safren
Oni Blackstock - Sharon Mannheimer
Grace "Chela" Hall - Beryl Koblin
Sophia Hussen - Carlos del Rio and Robert Stephenson
Malika Roman Isler - Carol Golin
Brooke Montgomery - Sally Hodder
Chevette Williams - David Metzger

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2011-2012

Domestic Cohort 2 and Mentors 
Russell Brewer - Darrell Wheeler
Yvonne Carter - Ada Adimora
Risha Irvin - Susan Buchbinder
LaRon Nelson - Ken Mayer 
Typhanye Penniman Dyer - Steven Shoptaw

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2010-2011

Domestic Cohort 1 and Mentors
Russell Brewer - Darrell Wheeler
Yvonne Carter - Ada Adimora
Risha Irvin - Susan Buchbinder 
LaRon Nelson - Ken Mayer 
Typhanye Penniman Dyer - Steven Shoptaw
Zandretta Tims-Cook - Carlos del Rio and Paula Frew