“Love and Freedom: Towards Integrated Social, Structural and Behavioral Approaches to HIV Prevention Among Gay and Bisexual Men in Ghana, West Africa”
LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FNYAM, FAAN
Associate Dean for Global Affairs & Planetary Health
Independence Foundation Professor and Associate Professor of Nursing, Yale School of Nursing
Dr. Nelson co-founded the Central and West Africa Implementation Science Alliance (CAWISA)—a collaboration of implementation scientists and implementing agencies from Cameroon, Congo, Ghana and Nigeria aimed to improve HIV related outcomes among adolescents the region. He is also leading implementation science efforts to reduce racial disparities in HIV incidence, treatment and viral suppression among African, Caribbean, and Black communities in Canada. His work in the US focuses on the use of multi-level (e.g., social/structural, behavioral, and clinical) interventions to reduce HIV infections among Black MSM.