Nada Fadul: University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States
Nada Fadul is an Assistant Dean, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the HIV Program at the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She completed her medical degree from the University of Khartoum-Faculty of Medicine in Sudan and subsequently completed her training in the US. Her main research areas are health disparities and implementation science in HIV. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, authored and co-authored several abstracts and book chapters, presented her research at national and international meetings, and mentored several students and trainees. She serves on several committees at the IDSA and HIVMA.
Gengfeng Fu: Jiangsu provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Dr Gengfeng Fu obtained his doctor degree at the Life Science School, Nanjing University in China. He joined the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention (JSCDC) in 2006. He is currently the professor and director of the STD/AIDS control and prevention unit at JSCDC. His research focuses on cell immunology and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and STD. He is the Principal Investigator in the field of immunology and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS at JSCDC.
Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal
Álvaro Lopes-Sousa obtained his first PhD in Sciences from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and his second PhD in Global Health from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), Lisbon, Portugal. He currently works as a researcher at the Global Health and Tropical Medicine department within IHMT and at Hospital Sírio-Libanês in São Paulo, Brazil. His research focuses on infectious diseases, global health, Global Pathogen Dispersion, and population mobility. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member for Frontiers in Public Health, Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease, and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Alessandra Vergori: National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani IRCCS, Italy
Dr Alessandra Vergori is a physician specialized in infectious diseases. She graduated with honors in Medicine at the University of Siena, Italy in 2009. In 2015, she received a specialist degree in infectious diseases from the University of Florence, Italy and a sub-specialization degree in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium in 2016. Since 2016, she has been working at the HIV/AIDS Unit of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases, L. Spallanzani, IRCCS in Rome, Italy. She has worked on the front line of COVID-19 and Long COVID-19 management at the same Institute since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research interest focuses on simplification strategies of antiretroviral therapy and coinfections, particularly HIV/COVID19 and SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in people living with HIV.
Xueying Yang: Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, United States
Dr Yang is an Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina (USC) Arnold School of Public Health. Her academic training has provided her with an excellent interdisciplinary background (epidemiology, health promotion, behavioral science, and psychology). She has focused on HIV prevention and treatment research since 2008 and has been working with diverse vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g., men who have sex with men). In the past several years, she has been actively engaged in using data-science approaches to investigate the intersection of HIV and COVID-19 pandemic-related research. Currently, she serves as PI or Co-I on five NIH (e.g., R21AI170159-01A1 to examine the COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness among people with HIV) grants and several internal grants (e.g., ASPIRE).