Effective April 1, 2012, Dr. Nathan Hansen, a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Prevention and Community Research of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, has assumed the role of Director of CIRA's Development Core previously held by Dr. Robert Dubrow.
Please join us in thanking Dr. Robert Dubrow, CIRA’s Development Core Director since July 2008, for his significant contributions to the success of the Core and to CIRA's overall mission. Although Dr. Dubrow has stepped down as Core Director, he will continue to participate in CIRA as a senior scientist on the Development Core. He maintains a strong interest in HIV prevention however his primary research focus has shifted to the epidemiology of cancer. His recent projects include patterns of care and outcomes for malignant glioma, descriptive epidemiology of glioma, and antiretroviral therapy in relation to cancer incidence and survival in an HIV-infected cohort.
Dr. Hansen's research centers on the intersection of trauma, particularly interpersonal violence, and negative health consequences, such as psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and sexual risk behavior. Additionally, Dr. Hansen has focused his research and clinical work specifically on populations living with or at risk for HIV infection, both domestically and internationally.
In July 2010, Dr. Hansen was appointed Associate Director of CIRA’s Development Core. He is Program Co-Director of the NIMH-funded NRSA Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program (5T32MH020031-13, J. Ickovics, PI), Primary Training Faculty on the NIMH-funded R25 Community-based HIV Education Research Program for Diverse Scholars (5R25MH087217-02, B. Guthrie/J. Schensul/M. Singer, PIs), and an Investigator on CIRA’s Clinical and Health Services Research (CHSR) Core.
Since joining the leadership of the Development Core at CIRA, Dr. Hansen has been actively involved in managing the activities of the Core, and has worked to develop a series of regular career consultation services for junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows affiliated with CIRA, and to integrate domestic and international fellows within CIRA’s cores and activities. These experiences make him well suited to provide leadership and innovative direction as Development Core Director, working with the many talented members of the Core and the continued support of Dr. Dubrow.
Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012