Monday, February 28, 2022
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Kathryn Macapagal, PhD is a research associate professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and Associate Director of the THRIVE Center at Northwestern’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. She is a clinical health psychologist with a background in experimental, qualitative, and online research methods. Macapagal’s research leverages social media and technology to improve sexual health in LGBTQ adolescents and young adults.
Jim Pickett, who has been living with HIV since 1995, is a consultant working on domestic and global advocacy in support of HIV prevention research and implementation of new modalities. His work in this space has been ongoing for more than two decades, including working at AIDS Foundation Chicago for 17 years and a 6-year consultancy with the Chicago Department of Public Health. He led the development and implementation of Chicago’s renown PrEP4Love social marketing and community mobilization campaign and continues to work on the PrEP4Teens project with Northwestern inspired by PrEP4Love. POZ magazine refers to him as “a soldier, instrumental in fighting for much-needed new prevention methods, undeterred by subjects many would prefer to ignore.” He was inducted into Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2005.