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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.

Search Database

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.
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Marguerita Lightfoot

Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs

Dr. Lightfoot currently serves as the Associate Dean for Research at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Dr. Lightfoot is a counseling psychologist whose research focuses on improving the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults, as well as the development of culturally competent, efficacious preventive interventions for populations disproportionately burdened by health disparities. She has a passion for research that promotes the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults from disenfranchised populations and enables them to live their best lives.…

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Dr. Latrice C. Pichon


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.…

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Wakefield Other S.

I have had the privilege of a working career in academia and nonprofit organizations where I have been able to ensure a moral compassionate commitment to better living while fighting the HIV virus.  In retirement from “employment” my personal mission is to ensure my energies center on opportunities to support and lead friends, institutions, governments, grassroots activists, and communities to HIV prevention in a manner that saves lives – prioritizing strategies which improve quality of living for Black Gay Men. …

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Dr. Zandraetta Tims Cook, MD, MPH


I am a board-certified internist and infectious diseases physician in Atlanta, GA. I developed an interested in the health concerns of women while studying Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY in 1990s. I became especially concerned about HIV health disparities involving African-American women upon learning that the disease was the #1 cause of death for a woman of my age at the time.…

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