2016 RAMP Profiles

Cohort 6 Scholars

Blessing Aroh
Blessing Aroh
Howard University
College of Medicine

HVTN Site: University of Zimbabwe-UCSF Seke South Clinical Research Site

Mentors: Michele Andrasik, Lynda Stranix-Chibanda

Project Title: “Perception of Risk and Stigma Related to Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Zimbabwean Youth”


Angela Broad-White
Angela Broad-White
University of California-
San Francisco

HVTN Site: Bridge HIV - San Francisco Dept. of Public Health

Mentors: Hyman Scott, Michele Andrasik

Project Title: “Using Photo Sharing Platforms for Community Engagement and Recruitment of MSM and Transwomen of Color”


Abena Bruce
Abena Bruce
University Of Rochester
School of Medicine
and Dentistry

HVTN Site: Perinatal HIV Research Unit – Bara

Mentors: Mike Keefer, Janan Dietrich

Project Title: “Understanding Young Adult Attitudes Toward PrEP Uptake in Cape Town, South Africa”


Gia Garrett
Gia Garrett
The George Washington
University School
of Medicine

HVTN Site: Bridge HIV - San Francisco Dept. of Public Health

Mentors: Hyman Scott, Michele Andrasik

Project Title: “Engaging Black and Latino MSM in HIV Research through Gay Social Networking Apps”


Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez
Columbia University
College of Physicians
and Surgeons

HVTN Site: Columbia University HIV Vaccine Unit

Mentors: Magda Sobieszczyk, Hong Van Tieu

Project Title: “A Pilot Study Assessing Acceptability and Feasibility Of Self-Administered Drug-Level Testing Among At-Risk MSM Taking PREP”


Danielle Johnson
Danielle Johnson
Tufts University
School of Medicine

HVTN Site: Perinatal HIV Research Unit – Bara

Mentors: Ken Mayer, Janan Dietrich

Project Title: “A Qualitative Analysis of the Social and Behavioral Factors Affecting PrEP Uptake Among Youth in South Africa”


David Sanchez
David Sanchez
Howard University
College of Medicine

HVTN Site: HVTN Core Lab

Mentors: Steve DeRosa, Nicole Frahm

Project Title: “Development of Robust Assays That Identify Functional and Phenotypical Immune Correlates for HIV-1 Vaccine Optimization”


Arame Thiam Diouf
Arame Thiam Diouf
Baylor College
of Medicine

HVTN Site: HVTN Core Operations Center

Mentors: Michele Andrasik, Barb Metch

Project Title: “Substance Use Patterns Among HVTN Phase I and II Clinical Trial Participants and Effects on Retention”