Dr. Caroline Kingori named Chair-Elect of APHA HIV/AIDS Section
Dr. Caroline Kingori was named Chair-Elect for the HIV/AIDS Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
August 03, 2021
Dr. Caroline Kingori was named Chair-Elect for the HIV/AIDS Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Of this accomplishment, she shares:
“I am happy to be elected by my peers to serve as Chair-Elect for the HIV/AIDS Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). My 1 year term begins on October 28, following the 2021 Annual Meeting. Thereafter, I will take over position of Chair beginning October 2022.
I have been a member of APHA for over a decade and have served in various leadership roles in both the HIV/AIDS Section and International Health Section. This current role is important to me because HIV is my primary research focus. I am glad to see the progress made to advance HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts through various programmatic initiatives. However, there is a need to enhance advocacy efforts that address disparities in HIV related stigma and mental health, as well as access to targeted health care services for HIV infected individuals, particularly in rural and underserved communities.
I look forward to working with various students, scholars, practitioners who are engaged in HIV/AIDS work. Additionally, I will collaborate with various APHA sections on drafting pertinent policy statements that will help advance the field.”
Caroline Kingori, Ph.D., MPH, is an HISTP scholar and Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, as well as Associate Professor and MPH Program Coordinator at Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, at the Department of Social and Public Health.