EHE Awardee Seminar
Monday, September 12, 2022
RSVP on Zoom required.
John Schneider, MD is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Social Work at the University of Chicago and an applied network scientist employing social-, sexual- and molecular network analyses to accelerate HIV/STI prevention intervention programs both in the United States and internationally. His work has focused on public health interventions among marginalized populations including Black SMM and transgender women, substance users and criminal justice involved populations (and the intersection of these groups). This work advances interventions through: 1) rigorous network assessment; 2) mathematic modeling and other forecasting; and 3) leveraging network structures as human interventions integrated with biomedical prevention. He is also a clinician and Medical Director of Howard Brown Health 55th street, an FQHC that specializes in the high quality care of mostly Black sexual and gender minorities. Most of his ideas stem from this clinical work which he truly enjoys and is privileged to be a part of.
Moctezuma Garcia, PhD is an assistant professor at San Jose State University and a member of the UCSF CFAR. His research explores health inequities associated with infectious diseases based on the intersectionality of race, sexuality, and gender. Dr. Garcia developed and implemented molecular HIV surveillance (1 of 4 demonstration projects in the nation) for the Houston Health Department to enhance culturally informed cluster detection and response interventions for Latino/a/x Sexual and Gender Minorities. He was also a research fellow at Yale University and administered a bilingual (English/Spanish) comparative mixed-methods study exploring HIV-related factors among young adult Latino cisgender male sexual minorities in San Juan, PR and San Antonio, TX.