FREE Historical Trauma & HIV Webinar by The Legacy Project
February 07, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm CST

About this event

The Legacy Project works nationally to increase awareness of and build support for HIV prevention and treatment clinical and behavioral research by addressing factors that influence participation of historically underrepresented communities. The Legacy Project recognizes that historical trauma along with abuses of research such as the Tuskegee syphilis study, institutional racism, sexism, and homophobia have contributed to the lack of participation of communities of color and women (cis and trans) in accessing medical and other services, specifically HIV medical services and participation in HIV clinical research.

The Legacy Project’s mission is to directly address these issues by building trust and collaboration between historically underrepresented communities most impacted by the domestic HIV epidemic, researchers, and research institutions; enhancing cultural competence; and initiating scientific investigation to increase clinical research participation. As part of this work, we invite you to join us for this powerful webinar where Dr. Andrasik will focus on the importance of understanding historical trauma and how it impacts communities most impacted by HIV.

Dr. Andrasik will highlight how historical trauma impacts, culture, traditions, and mental and physical well-being, specifically for those communities disparately impacted by HIV. The webinar will identifyhow carrying a legacy of historical trauma influences engagement along the HIV care continuum.

The Legacy Project works nationally to increase awareness of and build support for HIV prevention and treatment clinical and behavioral research by addressing factors that influence participation of historically underrepresented communities. The Legacy Project recognizes that historical trauma along with abuses of research such as the Tuskegee syphilis study, institutional racism, sexism, and homophobia have contributed to the lack of participation of communities of color and women (cis and trans) in accessing medical and other services, specifically HIV medical services and participation in HIV clinical research.

The Legacy Project’s mission is to directly address these issues by building trust and collaboration between historically underrepresented communities most impacted by the domestic HIV epidemic, researchers, and research institutions; enhancing cultural competence; and initiating scientific investigation to increase clinical research participation. As part of this work, we invite you to join us for this powerful webinar where Dr. Andrasik will focus on the importance of understanding historical trauma and how it impacts communities most impacted by HIV.

Dr. Andrasik will highlight how historical trauma impacts, culture, traditions, and mental and physical well-being, specifically for those communities disparately impacted by HIV. The webinar will identifyhow carrying a legacy of historical trauma influences engagement along the HIV care continuum.

About the presenter

Dr. Michele Andrasik

Dr. Michele Andrasik is a clinical health psychologist. She is the Director of Social Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement for the Fred Hutchinson-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), Senior Staff Scientist in the Fred Hutchinson Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and an Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Dr. Andrasik received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami. She also has a Masters Degrees in Health Education and Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. Dr. Andrasik brings extensive expertise utilizing Community-Based Participatory Research, Qualitative Research Methods and working with communities and community organizations, both as a researcher and as a service provider. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Andrasik was the Director of AIDS Services for a community-based HIV/AIDS service organization with offices in the New York area.

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