PhD Student Sabrina Cluesman elected APHA HIV/AIDS Section Student Liaison
By NYU Silver Communications OfficeJul 21, 2021
PhD Student Sabrina Cluesman has been elected by her peers to serve as the Section Student Liaison of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) HIV/AIDS Section. Her one-year term, during which she will collaborate with Section leadership to plan the Section’s programs and activities, begins on October 28, 2021 following the association’s annual meeting.
Sabrina, who is entering her third year in our PhD Program, has been active in the APHA HIV/AIDS Section since Fall 2020. At the 2020 APHA Annual Meeting, she received the Section’s David Rosenstein Award for Best Student Abstract for “Stopping, starting, and sustaining HIV antiretroviral therapy: A mixed methods retrospective exploration among long-term survivors of HIV in high-risk contexts.”
A self-described “LGBTQ+ youth and HIV researcher committed to antiracism, intersectionality, and resilience,” Sabrina is a member of the Intervention Innovations Team Lab (IIT-Lab), led by her PhD Program mentor, Professor and Associate Dean for Research Marya Gwadz. Sabrina will be presenting for the second time at the 2021 APHA annual meeting on recent IIT-Lab research, “More than “hesitancy”: A qualitative exploration of COVID-19 vaccination perspectives among Black and Latino people living with HIV”.
She is also active in racial equity and social justice efforts at NYU Silver, serving as a member of the School’s Social Justice Praxis Committee, participating in the task force that developed the parameters and criteria for the School’s Racial Equity Scholarship Fund, and completing the School’s inaugural Faculty Antiracism Pedagogy Seminar.