Yale University

CIRA Welcomes New and Returning REIDS Scholars

CIRA and the Yale School of Public Health welcome eight junior faculty from around the U.S. appointed to the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS). REIDS aims to increase the number and impact of racial and ethnic minority researchers dedicated to reducing HIV inequities in communities of color through education and training in cutting-edge biomedical and behavioral research. Scholars attend two consecutive four-week intensive summer institutes at Yale and monthly online professional development seminars for two years. 

This year's REIDS Scholars are (L to R):

  • Oluwamuyiwa "Winnie" Adebayo, Assistant Professor, Penn State College of Nursing
  • Donte T. Boyd, Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston
  • José E. Diaz, Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • Karen Johnson, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, School of Social Work
  • Ashleigh LoVette, an Interdisciplinary Training in Trauma and Violence T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Asa Radix, an infectious disease/HIV specialist at the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in NYC and an adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • Portia Thomas, nurse scientist and postdoctoral fellow at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
  • Megan Threats, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Communication and Information

Now in its 11th year, REIDS has trained 37 scholars and supported them to forge independent and impactful research careers in HIV research.

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021