Dr. Gina Wingood, Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, and director of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, was named guest editor for a special issue of the journal Vaccines, “Vaccination and Public Health: Optimizing Vaccine Uptake Through the Application of Social and Behavioral Science Theory, Principles, and Strategies.”
Dr. Wingood is also director of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, director of the health communication certificate, and co-director of the Clinical and Behavioral Sciences HIV Center at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She received her doctorate from Harvard University School of Public Health.
A distinguished researcher and academic leader in the fields of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and public health promotion, Dr. Wingood has decades of expertise designing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based interventions that reduce health disparities in HIV. She is dedicated to developing gender- and culturally-appropriate HIV prevention interventions for African American women; her interventions have been widely endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and implemented globally.
Dr. Wingood has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 20 NIH-funded grants. She has been invited to the White House to speak on her research several times, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Ryan White HIV Leadership award.
The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion fosters interdisciplinary collaborations among public health professionals by addressing health inequalities through communication science, research, knowledge translation, community engagement, and advocacy.
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