Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) is to promote the mental health of people living with HIV infection and AIDS through research, evidence based treatments, and education.  The CAB will foster communications and partnerships among affected individuals, advocacy and provider organizations and researchers, and will help guide the PMHARC research agenda.

CAB Board Members and Affiliations

Name Affiliations
Lana Watkins (Chair) Consortium Inc.
Andre Ford, PhD. Penn Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) CAB & Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) CAB
Michael Long, PsyD. AIDS Care Group
Andrea Johnson Girl You Can Do It
Naida Elena Burgos Temple University School of Medicine
Stephanie Josephson University of Pennsylvania Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction
Laurie Corbin (Vice Chair)  PHMC, Forensic Services
Nicole Marie Sage Prevention Point
Lynette Medley COLOURS Organization
Carol Rogers Healthy Philadelphia
Loren Jenkins  COLOURS Organization

Strategic Plan

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Connecting the Dots:
Understanding the Intersection of HIV and Mental Health
A Symposium for Front Line workers in Behavioral Health Care

Sponsored by
Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center
October 7th, 2022
10:30 AM — 4:30 PM
JMB Class of 1962 Auditorium, Hamilton Walk, Penn's Main Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19107


For the video presentations from this year's symposium please visit:




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