LaRon,Stephaun,Jewell,Lane,Tagbo, Greg ,Robert , Oni J, Adaora,Yvonne committed to ending HIV in Black America

LOS ANGELES, - The Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation's only think and do tank dedicated to ending HIV in Black America, is proud to announce its 10-member Scientific Advisory Committee. The committee comprised totally of Black experts will grant BAI with timely and culturally relevant scientific guidance, and will additionally overview the first-class and relevance of the technical information that BAI incorporates into its programmatic and policy endeavors.

BAI's all-Black Scientific Advisory Committee represents an integrative method to neighborhood fitness by consisting of famend specialists across medicine, public health, research, and academia. By combining evidence-based methods precise to Black communities and centering undermined experiences such as medical mistrust, the committee's training will toughen BAI's mission to revolutionize the Black HIV response. This, in turn, will cross us toward entire freedom for Black people to live long, wholesome lives.

"The well timed formation of BAI's Scientific Advisory Committee is critical in addressing Black health disparities that have been documented in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, are being repeated in the COVID-19 pandemic, and expected in the development and dissemination of the coronavirus vaccine," says Raniyah Copeland, MPH, President & CEO, BAI. "With 100+ years of cumulative infectious sickness experience, the 10 committee members' expertise and their lived experiences of Black-centric health fairness obstacles borne from racist health systems, will beautify BAI's strategic programming and neighborhood engagement in Los Angeles and throughout the U.S."

The esteemed participants of the Scientific Advisory Committee consist of Scientist & OHTN HIV Research Chair in Implementation Science with Black Communities, LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN; Social and Behavioral Sciences Junior Investigator Liaison, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Stephaun E. Wallace, PhD, MS, MOL; Founder of Village Health Foundation, Jewell Thais-Williams, L.Ac., DipLAc; Director of Clinical Education & Research, Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA), Dr. Lane Rolling, MD; Family Medicine Physician, Tagbo Ekwonu, MD, AAHIVS; Vice President and Director, Public Policy, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Greg Millett, M.P.H.; Adjunct Professor of Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.; Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of HIV, Oni J. Blackstock, MD, MHS; American medical doctor and academic, Adaora Adimora, MD; and Former Vice President for Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Defense And President and CEO TAThornton Foundation, Yvonne T. Maddox, PhD. 

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