Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) - Don Operario
Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
HIV Prevention with MSM in Coastal Kenya
Dr. Operario is Associate Professor of Public Health, Director of Graduate Studies in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention, a master's program in the School of Public Health, and Associate Dean of the Graduate Studies at Brown University. He came to Brown from the faculty of the University of Oxford, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and has also worked at the University of California San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies - Department of Medicine. He conducts research addressing both U.S. domestic and international public health issues.
More about the speaker:
He was trained as a Social and Health Psychologist (BA, UCLA; MS, PhD, UMass Amherst; Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco). His research addresses two inter-related areas. The first general area is the social context of HIV transmission and the social sequelae of HIV/AIDS in affected communities, with an emphasis on developing and evaluating theory-based social and behavioral interventions in high-risk groups. A second research area is the lived experiences associated with social inequality, with an emphasis on understanding the perspectives of disadvantaged group members and addressing associated health and psychosocial disparities. He conducts research addressing both U.S. domestic and international public health issues.
Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD), the Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) is an interdisciplinary academic forum which brings together 50-60 faculty, researchers, pre/postdoctoral and international fellows and first year MPH students to discuss topics of HIV/AIDS-related research and policy.
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.
When & Where
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