CIRA Talks - Jacob van den Berg
Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
CIRA Talks is an interdisciplinary academic forum for dissemination and discussion of HIV/AIDS related research and policy. Lunch will be served but registration is required.
"A call to action: Reaching African American and Hispanic/Latino MSM about HIV through social media”
It is estimated that half of all Black/African American and a quarter of all Hispanic/Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) will be diagnosed with HIV within their lifetime. Innovative approaches for reaching these key populations are critical for reducing new HIV infections. This presentation will explore potential strategies for reaching Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino GBMSM through social media.
Dr. Jacob van den Berg received his M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Duke University and his postdoctoral clinical and research training through the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. van den Berg also serves as the Program Director of the Brown University AIDS Program and Core Manager of the Prevention Sciences Core of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research. In addition, he is an Affiliated Scientist with the Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and a Scholar in the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions.
CIRA supports innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines behavioral, social and biomedical approaches, focused on the implementation of HIV prevention and treatment and the elimination of HIV disparities.
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Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator