Jeffrey Schouten, MD, JD, AAHIVE, is the HANC Director and provides leadership and strategic direction for all of the cross-network coordination activities that the HANC project encompasses. The Director works closely with the Network Leaders and DAIDS to develop and implement strategies to coordinate activities and optimize collaboration between the networks and DAIDS and other funding and operational partners. Dr. Shouten has been the HANC Director since September 2008. He is a former general surgeon with a focus on surgical oncology. He has been involved in HIV clinical research and HIV primary care for more than a decade. He is also a clinical investigator at the University of Washington AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and has a strong interest in HIV public policy.