By night, Lee is Chancellor of Social Media University, Global (SMUG), a free, online higher education institution that provides practical, hands-on training in social media for lifelong learners. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Lee spent more than a decade in political and government communications at the local, state, and federal level.
He has helped to develop resources such as the National Guidelines for Internet-based STD and HIV Prevention for the National Coalition of STD Directors, as well as the members peer-to-peer support group National Internet Partner Services (NIPS), accessible through STDPreventionOnline.org. Stephan assists the websites Adam4Adam and BarebackRT in their health initiatives and is the webmaster for the Wiki project www.internetinterventions.org, which houses protocols and other resources to support internet interventions focused on sexual health and disease intervention.
The goal of TheBody.com, founded in 1995, is to use digital media to lower the barriers between patients living with HIV and clinicians. Becky joined TheBody.com in 2007 and as site manager is responsible for shaping the user experience to make content more accessible and shareable. She created and spearheads TheBody.com's social media presence, including its Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as its widgets, blog/RSS feeds, podcasts, and social bookmarking tools. She is responsible for implementing new features and sections of the site, such as TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men and its annual World AIDS Day section. She also reports, writes, and blogs on a wide variety of topics at a number of sites.
Previously she was a Communication Analyst in the Health Marketing Science Office in the CDC's Office of the Director for the National Center for Health Marketing, where she led the project management of key initiatives, including serving as Conference Manager for the 2008 and 2009 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media.
Prior to joining CDC, Diane spent 20 years in the private sector in a variety of marketing roles including client services, account management, and marketing communications. She has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.
Previously, she served for 14 years in various capacities in the field of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Department of Health, including nine years as an Assistant Commissioner of Health with scientific and administrative responsibility for the offices of AIDS Surveillance, HIV/AIDS Research, and Vital Statistics and Epidemiology. Dr Chiasson's primary research interest is in the sexual transmission of HIV. She co-directs HIV is Still a Big Deal, the online HIV prevention video project for men who have sex with men, in collaboration with Dr. Francine Shuchat Shaw of New York University.
He is one of the founders and is now on the Executive Committee of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). In 2010, he was appointed to serve on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), which provides recommendations on national and global issues to further the goals of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and contribute to the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
In New York, he has been pivotal in the development of virtually every major HIV/AIDS policy and program. He has participated in or been responsible for the development of a comprehensive continuum of care, enhanced Medicaid rates for HIV care, provider reimbursement for services to the uninsured, HIV-related managed care, programs focused on specific populations, and skills training to facilitate the participation of people with HIV/AIDS in program planning. As Director, he has presided over all education, prevention, and health care activities of the Institute, which has also recently integrated services related to hepatitis C, epidemiology, and sexually transmitted diseases.
As Commissioner, Dr. Daines heads one of the nation's leading public health agencies with a budget of more than $50 billion. Under his leadership, the Department of Health administers the state's public health insurance programs, regulates hospitals and other health care facilities, conducts research in a premier biomedical laboratory, and supports public health prevention initiatives. Dr. Daines has helped to shape New York's significant health care reforms, including increased access to health insurance coverage for the uninsured, greater emphasis on primary and preventive care, quality improvement initiatives, and investment in health information technology. He currently is leading efforts to integrate social media into the Department's public health communications strategies, appearing in five YouTube videos about health care reform and the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Prior to becoming Commissioner, Dr. Daines was the President and CEO of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Previous to joining the Hospital Center as Medical Director in 2000, Dr. Daines served as Senior Vice President for Professional Affairs and Medical Director at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
Kicesie is committed to providing direct and accessible information about human sexuality and safety and spends more than 20 hours a week writing letters to those who seek her out for help. Currently based in Dallas, TX, she will soon graduate with a degree in psychology and go on to receive her national certification as a sex educator.
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Susannah is the former editor of the website for U.S. News & World Report and is a regular contributor to the public conversation about health care through her blog posts on e-patients.net and on Twitter: @SusannahFox. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in anthropology.
He has been working on HIV/AIDS issues since 1984 as an advocate at the Gay Rights National Lobby, which provided services and support to some of the first AIDS organizations in the nation. He has since held positions with national AIDS organizations and the Federal government. He is the Office of the Secretary's senior representative to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Web Council.
In 2001, he co-founded and was Editor in Chief of LGNY Latino, the first bilingual Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender periodical in the U.S. (now Gay City News), and is a member and former Vice President of Print and New Media for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He was also Managing Editor of DiversityInc magazine, which focuses on workplace diversity management, Executive Director of the DiversityInc Foundation, and Communications Director for DiversityInc Media.
He holds a B.A. in print journalism and an M.S. in publishing from New York University. Diagnosed with HIV in 1992, Oriol is an outspoken advocate for people with HIV/AIDS.
Since 2001, he has worked for TAG publishing critiques and policy statements concerning vaccine and treatment research. He writes on the pathogenesis and immunology of HIV infection for a range of publications and in 2002 launched the Project's blog, a forum focusing on scientific literature and conference presentations.
Her work examines ways in which emerging technologies influence sex seeking behaviors and affect STD transmission and the use and evaluation of these technologies for STD prevention and education. She has utilized a variety of new media, especially webcasts and podcasts, and contributed to numerous conferences and publications. She was the lead author, among recent projects, of the National Guidelines for Internet-Based STD and HIV Prevention and is currently leading development of a white paper focusing on adolescents, sexuality, and technology.
David received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in Social Welfare, where his dissertation focused on heterosexist attitudes and changes following contact with an openly gay instructor.
Since 2004, Ms. Kistler has built bridges between Kaiser's mass media campaigns and community organizations in Russia, Latin America, and the Caribbean and throughout the United States. She holds a degree in Soviet and Russian Studies from Oberlin College and studied international nonprofit management at the University of Washington Graduate School of Public Affairs.
Eric previously worked for Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless, where he launched hundreds of wireless products and programs with major media companies. He developed Cingular's first HBO Mobile video relationship and the first Hispanic wireless operator mobile content portal and set up the SMS Common Short Code business in the U.S. in 2003. Eric has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Heather was one of the first social media trainers for the nonprofit sector in the country and to date has presented over 300 social media trainings. In 2009, Heather's @NonprofitOrgs was added to Twitter's much-coveted "Suggested User List" and she was named a Fundraising Star of the Year by Fundraising Success Magazine. She's currently writing a book about social media for nonprofits, which will be available in the fall of 2011.
Jennifer has been working in the HIV/AIDS service and prevention field for the last 13 years, beginning at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), where she was Assistant Director of Health Education and Prevention responsible for coordination of agency-wide programs, including on-site and mobile HIV testing and counseling and two CDC funded programs, SISTA and Street Smart. She went on to become Director of Programs at Cable Positive, the AIDS action organization of the cable industry where she built and managed programs on traditional and new media platforms.
At the NY City DOHMH, she implemented the NYC Condom Art Design Contest and has worked on the New York City Condom Facebook page. She holds an MPH and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Meredith joined the Global Center team in July 2010 with a background in broadcast journalism and academia. She was Multimedia Tech Manager and an Adjunct Professor teaching multimedia journalism at the Medill School of Northwestern University and spent several years reporting and producing for large and small media outlets, including NBC Chicago and The History Channel. In addition, she has been a writer and editor and is a skilled videographer. In 2006, she received a special citation for Excellence in Online Journalism from the National Press Foundation for an interactive report Digital Trails.
Meredith holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and an MS from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Kara also is the Chairperson of the CDC mandated HIV/AIDS Program Review Panel to review, revise, and approve all HIV prevention social marketing materials created by contracted agencies for distribution to the public. Previously, Kara served as the Assistant to the Director of HIV Prevention at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Kara graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
During a fellowship at WNBC in New York, she was a field and online content producer for morning and evening news broadcasts and also worked as a producer, reporter, and web editor for ABC affiliate WCJB in Gainesville, Florida.
Eunic has a B.S. in Telecommunication with concentrations in broadcast news and new media from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Graphic Communication Management and Technology at New York University.
Before being elected to the City Council, Speaker Quinn served for five years as Chief of Staff to Council Member Thomas K. Duane and then worked as Executive Director of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.
Prior to her work at JSI, Michelle was the Communications Manager for the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, where she directed the award-winning website, YourDiseaseRisk.com. She co-instructs the course "Designing and Evaluating Websites for Public Health Interventions" at Boston University School of Public Health. She has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Hawaii and conducted HIV research in Hanoi, Vietnam. Michelle is fluent in Spanish.
She is Co-Director of HIV is Still a Big Deal, the online HIV prevention video project for men who have sex with men, in collaboration with Dr. Mary Ann Chiasson of Public Health Solutions. The project designs, produces, and conducts evaluations of short videos dramatizing stories about HIV prevention. Prior to joining NYU, she was on the faculty of the Department of Filmmaking and Television at Rochester Institute of Technology.
His fascination with the mobile web began three years ago, after noticing that his four year-old daughter immediately understood how to use his iPhone. Since then he has focused on mobile strategies and usability, mobile development frameworks, and application building. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and lives in Fairfax, VA.
Lily also oversees MTV's It's Your Sex Life campaign in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation. It's Your (Sex) Life, which includes the Get Yourself Tested program at its own site and through Facebook, has reached over 200 million young people on sexual health issues.
Previously, Lily was a Program Officer at World Learning. She is a graduate of Bucknell and is completing her MPA in Public and Non-Profit Management at New York University.