Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit
In honor of Black History Month, please join us at this special community gathering to focus on issues that disproportionately impact black people. Learn what we can do to help improve overall health and the health of our families and community. This is an opportunity for black community members to learn and talk honestly about some of these issues and incorporate healthy strategies for healthier and more informed communities.
Facilitator Information: Dr. Michele Andrasik works to address psychosocial and structural factors associated with HIV risk and STI disparities among marginalized communities in the US. Her efforts have focused on developing collaborative and reciprocal relationships between researchers, community members and organizations to address existing health disparities Dr. Andrasik has a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami and is an expert in Community-Based Participatory Research approaches and Qualitative methods. Prior to returning to graduate school, she worked as Director of AIDS services for a community-based organization with locations in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Currently, she is the lead Behavioral Scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s (Fred Hutch) HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), Senior Staff Scientist in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of FHCRC and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington (UW).
In collaboration with Hutch Diversity Council, Fred Hutch, HIV Vaccine Trials Unit, POCAAN, Legacy Project, AARTH and Center for MultiCultural Health.
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