World AIDS Day - Expert Discussion

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More than thirty years have passed since the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, yet the disease still casts a shadow over the lives of so many Americans. In honor of World AIDS Day, GSEHD is hosting a community discussion with Dr. Jonathan Rendina, Senior Director of Research at Whitman-Walker Institute and Associate Research Professor of Epidemiology at GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health. Dr. Rendina will highlight how the nature of the AIDS crisis has evolved over time, along with an update on the efforts to address the marginalization and stigmatization of those living with HIV in 2022. He will also share information about the community educational initiatives needed to combat the spread of the virus, followed by a Q and A session.

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Dr. Jonathon Rendina

Jonathon Rendina is an Associate Research Professor of Epidemiology in GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health and jointly appointed as the Senior Director of Research at Whitman-Walker Institute; he holds a PhD in social psychology and an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics. Dr. Rendina has received several NIH-funded grants as Principal Investigator that broadly focus on multilevel investigations of intersectional stigma and discrimination in their impact on health outcomes for sexual and gender minorities and people living with HIV.

In his dual role at GW and Whitman-Walker, he oversees the collaborative relationship between both organizations, including representing Whitman-Walker on the Executive Committee for the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR). Dr. Rendina received the Psychology & AIDS Emerging Leader Award from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Psychology and AIDS in 2018 and the World AIDS Day Commissioner’s Special Recognition Award for LGBTQ Health from the New York State Department of Health in 2020; he has been a Fellow of the NIH-funded HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute at Fordham University.