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Warren Scott Comulada

W. Scott Comulada, DrPH, is an associate professor-in-residence in the UCLA Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Health Policy and Management. He is also a Methods Core Co-Director for the Center for HIV Prevention, Identification, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) and an Analytic Core Project Lead for an Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) U19. His roles on CHIPTS and the ATN have supported the development of electronic data collection systems and evaluations of large-scale intervention trials for HIV prevention and treatment. Dr.

Dvora Joseph Davey

Dr. Joseph Davey's research focuses on how best to prevent and treat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in peri-conception, pregnant women and couples, as well as other vulnerable populations. She has expertise in study design and use of epidemiological methods to inform interventions aimed at reducing the burden of HIV and related diseases on women, children, and families.

Kimberley Shoaf

Kimberley Shoaf

Dr. Shoaf is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the UCLA School of Public Health. Her expertise is in the combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies for studying the social and health impacts of disasters. She has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and professional publications, specifically in the areas of disasters and emergency public health. She is a member of numerous committees.

Donald E. Morisky

Donald Morisky

Involved in CHS, Dr. Morisky served as Vice-Chair in the Department from 1994 to 2003 and Department Chair from 2004-2005.  His research is directed to both chronic and infectious diseases, specifically the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and elevated cholesterol), tuberculosis control and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Virginia C. Li

Virginia C. Li, Ph. D., is Professor Emerita in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health. She was born in China and came to the United States as a teen. She received her baccalaureate and masters degree in Foods and Nutrition. When she was a mother of three young children, she returned to graduate school and received her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

Snehendu B. Kar

Dr. Kar is a Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair (Global Health), Professor Emeritus of Public Health and Asian American Studies, and the Founding Director of the Executive MPH program (CHS) at the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Jessica D. Gipson

Dr. Gipson's work focuses on reproductive health, mostly in lower-income settings. Her research incorporates both qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate reproductive health and reproductive decision-making among women and couples.

Gilbert Gee

Gilbert Gee

Gilbert C. Gee, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. He received his bachelor degree in neuroscience from Oberlin College, his doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University, and post-doctoral training in sociology from Indiana University. His research focuses on the social determinants of health inequities of racial, ethnic, and immigrant minority populations using a multi-level and life course perspective.

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