Parya Saberi, PharmD, MAS, AAHIVP is an Assistant Professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Saberi is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the California HIV Research Program for Health Disparities. Her research includes assessing technology-based strategies such as mobile applications, video-conferencing tools, and text messaging to improve antiretroviral adherence and engagement in HIV care among youth living with HIV. She is examining various novel adherence assessment methods and an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) tool for healthcare providers who are prescribing PrEP.

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Hyman Scott, MD, MPH is the Medical Director, Clinical Research at Bridge HIV and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and currently sees patients the Positive Health Program (HIV/AIDS Clinic) at Ward 86 at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Scott’s research focuses on the epidemiology of HIV-related disparities among men who have sex with men (MSM) and clinical trials of interventions to reduce barriers to HIV testing. At Bridge HIV, he provides leadership in scientific expertise to develop HIV prevention interventions focused on MSM of color and is currently leading a study to develop an intervention to support home HIV self-testing among young Black and Latino MSM in San Francisco and Oakland. He also has expertise in clinical provision of PrEP and has conducted provider trainings on PrEP provision for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. After receiving his MD from Yale School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency, Chief Residency, Infectious Disease fellowship, and post-doctoral research training at UCSF.

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Albert Liu, MD, MPH is the Director of HIV Prevention Intervention Studies at Bridge HIV and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a board certified internist and instructs internal medicine residents in the care of underserved populations. Dr. Liu’s research focuses on the evaluation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a novel HIV prevention strategy, strategies to promote PrEP adherence and the accurate measurement of drug exposure, and combination HIV prevention strategies. He has directed local trial efforts of the CDC-sponsored safety study of tenofovir in men who have sex with men (MSM) and is leading a cross-site analysis of sexual behavior and risk compensation in this cohort. He is also the San Francisco Department of Public Health co-principal investigator of the Global iPrEx trial and Open Label Extension and oversees overall protocol safety for the 11 trial sites as the iPrEx Medical Officer. He is currently leading an analysis of depression and how it correlates with sexual risk and PrEP adherence in iPrEx. Dr. Liu has also pioneered work in developing hair as a biomarker of drug exposure in PrEP studies. After completing his MD at the UCSF and MPH at the University of California, Berkeley, he served as Medical Director of the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic for two years.

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Kristin Ming is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, coordinating studies utilizing technology to improve HIV medication adherence and increasing PrEP access in clinics.

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James Wendelborn is a PrEP Coordinator, working with clients to help gain access to PrEP. James has worked in HIV research for over a decade, serving as Research Associate in the Population Health Division of the San Francisco Department of Public Health's Applied Research, Community Health Epidemiology, and Surveillance Department, and has also worked as an HIV Clinical Research Coordinator at UCSF.

Isha Shrestha is a PrEP Coordinator with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Isha has served in various roles across San Francisco including being a Community Outreach Worker with Street Outreach Services (mobile outreach component of San Francisco Community Consortium’s Health Care for the Homeless program), a Care Coordinator with the Care Management program at San Francisco Health Plan and a Research Assistant with UCSF’s VIP and HERO studies. Isha is looking forward to working with dedicated staff at UCSF and SFDPH to increase PrEP access in our communities. 

Veronica Jimenez is a PrEP Coordinator with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

 

 

 

 

 

Ale Vazquez is a PrEP Coordinator with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Wayne Steward, PhD, MS is an Associate Professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine. His research program focuses on understanding and intervening with structural and environmental factors affecting the utilization of HIV-related treatment and prevention services. This work includes studies of health policies and systems of care, as well as projects investigating the impact of stigma among people living with or affected by HIV. He brings expertise in the scale up and evaluation of practice transformations in clinical settings.

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Torsten Neilands, Ph.D. is a Professor at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at UCSF and directs the Center’s Methods Core. Originally trained as a social psychologist, he spent eight years as a statistical consultant at the University of Texas academic computing center before coming to CAPS in 2001. At CAPS he has participated as statistical co-investigator or consultant on over 50 NIH, CDC, and state projects in the areas of HIV prevention, reproductive health, and tobacco prevention.

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Mallory Johnson, PhD is a Professor at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies and a licensed clinical health psychologist, whose research has focused on understanding, measuring, and improving the health of patients with chronic diseases such as HIV. Over the past decade, he has developed a thriving program of multidisciplinary collaborative research focused on improving HIV treatment outcomes through patient empowerment. He has collaborated on, developed, and led studies that address the intersection of psychological health and medical care and their entwined impact on health outcomes. His multidisciplinary work brings together expertise in medicine, nursing, psychology, and anthropology.

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