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The Black HIV Researchers Directory is a newly launched online resource where Black researchers can elevate their visibility, expertise, and desire to serve Black communities, while Black-led community organizations can easily connect with researchers to bolster their work. The Directory offers an easy and streamlined way for anyone in need of the expertise, knowledge, and cutting-edge research that can push our collective work forward and end the HIV epidemic for Black people.

The Directory is free to use and only requires a few minutes for researchers to sign up, create a profile, and get connected. The Directory offers users multiple pathways for connection and collaboration – Black researchers can connect with other Black researchers and Black-led community organizations can find researchers that align with their interests and needs. Additionally, researchers with varying backgrounds and experience can achieve visibility that can be challenging to gain with more organic opportunities.

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NOTE: Registration is required in order to submit an entry into the Black HIV Researchers’ Directory. Profiles will appear in the directory once they are approved by UWR. Read the instructions below or Click Here to view the video tutorial.

Registration and Update Instructions

  1. Click on the New Registration button and enter the required fields to create an account.
  2. Check your e-mail for a message from United We Rise to set your password. If the message did not reach your inbox, check the spam/junk folder and mark the message as “not spam”.
  3. Click on the link or copy and paste the link provided in the e-mail into a web browser and set your password.
  4. Login to the directory. After logging in you will be taken to your profile page.
  5. In the left sidebar menu, click on the Your Directory Entry link and fill out the necessary fields and categories. To ensure that your profile will be approved please fill out the following required fields: Name, Email, Title, Organization, Image or Logo (select one), Categories, and Biographical Info.
  6. Click on the Add Entry blue button in the right sidebar.
  7. The Logout link is located in the top right corner under your profile user name.
  1. Click on the Update My Profile button and login to the dashboard.
  2. Click on the Your Directory Entry link located in the left sidebar.
  3. Update the necessary information and click the Update button located in the right sidebar.
Photo of Dr. Latrice C. Pichon

Dr. Latrice C. Pichon

Professor The University of Memphis School of Public HealthDivision of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Website: Faculty Webpage


Latrice C. Pichon, PhD, MPH, CHES is a Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Memphis School of Public Health. Dr. Pichon received post-doctoral training in the application of community-based participatory research approaches in the Kellogg Health Scholars Program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She was selected for the Visiting Assistant Professor Program at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Pichon’s current research focuses on the development and implementation of a faith-based intervention in Mid-South churches. Previously, she led the local evaluation of PrEP uptake among Black men who have sex with men and Black transgender women for CDC Project PrIDE. Lastly, she co-led the development, implementation, and evaluation of a photovoice project addressing internalized HIV stigma among people living with HIV via Gilead Science COMPASS Initiative. The quality of her work is demonstrated by receipt of over $2 million in extramural funds. The areas in which she has published include health behavior and disease prevention among Black Americans, and specifically HIV and CBPR (N=57 peer reviewed papers and N=10 technical reports) in respected international journals such as International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IF=4.828). Moreover, she has consistently presented papers (N=77) at national and international scientific conferences. Collectively, Dr. Pichon and other community partners from Connect 2 Protect Memphis, The Memphis Headliners, and Memphis Ryan White HIV-Care and Prevention Committee are working toward implementing the official plan for Ending the HIV Epidemic in Memphis, Shelby County, TN found at: