New SBS-CEU Staff at HVTN Core

Luciana Kamel, MA
Luciana Kamel, MA, HVTN Community Engagement Project Manager

Luciana Kamel, MA

Luciana Kamel joined the HVTN and her first day was December 11th. Luciana is the newest Community Engagement Project Manager who is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As the newest member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement Unit, Luciana will be primarily focused on implementing the HVTN Community Engagement program in Argentina and Brazil for the Mosaico Study (HVTN 706/HPX3002).

Luciana joins our team with a wealth of experience in community engagement in clinical research environments and health education. She was previously at the Fiocruz CRS in Rio as the Community Engagement Manager, and has extensive experience engaging MSM and transgender communities in health education and research. She's earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and law from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2000 and 2013, respectively, and a Master of Arts degree in psychosociology also from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2005. She is excited to join the team in this capacity.

Luciana can be reached via email at:

For more information about the MOSAICO Study’s community engagement efforts, please reach out to Stephaun Wallace, PhD, HVTN Social and Behavioral Sciences Junior Investigator Liaison via email at: