Dr. Nina Harawa, is an Associate Professor-in-Residence with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an Associate Professor with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.  Trained in Epidemiology, her research involves understanding trends in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and developing effective, culturally relevant interventions for prevention, care, and treatment.  She has conducted innovative research with a variety of populations – including high-risk African American men, sexually active African American and Latina women, older adults, and incarcerated and post-incarcerated men.  Much of this work has involved partnering with local governmental and community organizations in order to address health issues in populations that experience major health disparities.