• Goal with HISTP

    "By participating in HISTP, I hope to gain additional knowledge and skills in developing culturally-tailored interventions, as well as network with other junior scholars and mentors in the field of HIV prevention."

  • Goal with HISTP

    "I look forward to learning, networking and working towards submitting a winning HIV implementation grant."

    Dr. Memiah is a Forward Fellow with HISTP.

  • Goal with HISTP

    "I hope the program will provide essential training and support which will enable me to submit a K01 application and enhance my ability to transition to a career as an independent researcher focusing on developing interventions to increase uptake of PrEP and reduce HIV disparity among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM)."

  • I recently completed my PhD at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My dissertation was titled 'Information Behaviors and Engagement along the HIV Prevention and Care Continua.' It examined how and why Black gay and bisexual men living in the state of North Carolina acquire and use HIV/AIDS information through the use of social technologies and mobile devices, and factors which motivate or deter their adoption of HIV protective and risk reduction behaviors. I will be joining the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University - New Brunswick in September 2020 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science. As an early career researcher, I intend to use interdisciplinary strategies to develop, implement, and evaluate technology-based HIV/STI behavioral interventions. The goal of my work is to reduce HIV and sexual health disparities affecting communities made vulnerable my systems of oppression, including sexual and gender minorities and racial/ethnic minorities.

    As a Forward Fellow, I hope to gain training and mentorship critical for my develop as an early career researcher.  I look forward to collaborating with HISTP mentors and fellows on the development, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based HIV prevention and care interventions.

    I recently accepted a position a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Michigan. I was hired as part of their racial justice in healthcare: informatics and data driven approaches cluster hire initiative. I will start Fall 2022.

  • Dr. Keosha T. Bond is a Behavioral Scientist and Sexual Health Educator who has centered her work on the complex intersections of race, sexuality, social justice, and health equity among individuals of marginalized genders. Dr. Bond’s primary research interests have focused on understanding how socio-structural and cultural factors influence the transmission of HIV and the use of digital technology to develop culturally appropriate interventions to address these factors. Specifically, her work is focus on the exploration of the relationship between race, gender, and power imbalances in society that increase vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections and sexual inequality among individuals of marginalized genders.  Dr. Bond ‘s most recent work has concentrated on the development of innovative eHealth education interventions using digital technology and social media for a broad dissemination of behavior change interventions related to sexual health for both cisgender and transgender women of color.

    “As part of HISTP, I seek to gain mentorship to strengthen my research career and advance my technical skills in designing sexual health interventions that utilize digital technologies and telecommunication. “

  • "Through HISTP, I would like to gain mentorship and guidance regarding my academic and research career, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who are interested in using technology and computer science in the efforts to prevent HIV."

  • Dr. E. Wairimu Mwangi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trinity Washington University in Washington D.C. Her research focuses structural factors that influence HIV and related outcomes in Africa and the US. In line with this interest, Dr. Mwangi previously worked as a consultant for the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. ’s, and her work focused on the interactions between agricultural contexts, food insecurity and women’s vulnerability to HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.  Dr. Mwangi is expanding her research to explore social structural factors, particularly food insecurity, that influence the synergistic effect of HIV and neurocognitive disorders.

  • Goal with HISTP

    "As part of the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Underrepresented Scholars, I hope to deepen my knowledge of the mHealth literature, network with potential collaborators, and obtain the necessary skills and mentoring to prepare a successful R01 application."

  • Goal with HISTP

    "To develop culturally relevant technology-delivered HIV and sexual health interventions that can better address linkage to and retention in care."

    Dr. Kingori is a Forward Fellow with HISTP.

  • Goal with HISTP

    My goal is to gain mentorship and foundational skills in the intersection between behavioral science and mHealth technologies. This would support my goal to exploit novel mHealth strategies to promote engage in care and treatment among highly marginalized people living with HIV.