public finance issues in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island. She holds a law degree from New York University School of Law.


Benjamin Tsoi, M.D., M.P.H., joined the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) in 2006 and currently serves as the Director of HIV Testing in the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control. Prior to this position, he worked for the CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in NYC DOHMH’s Bureau of Communicable Disease. Dr. Tsoi received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. He completed specialty training in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. Following residency, he worked for 5 years in the Indian Health Service in the Navajo Nation at Shiprock, New Mexico.


Darrell P. Wheeler, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., is the Associate Dean for Research and Community Partnerships and an Associate Professor at the Hunter College School of Social Work. He is also a member of the School of Public Health doctoral faculty at the City University of New York and a member of the Hunter College Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function. In addition to being a Protocol cochairperson to the HPTN 061 Study (part of the HIV Prevention Trials Network), he was the Co-PI of Brothers y Hermanos, a CDC epidemiologic HIV/AIDS research study of black men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City. He has served on the NYC Prevention Planning Group and on review panels for the CDC, NIH, National Institute of Mental Health, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, International Journal of Men’s Health, and Journal of HIV/AIDS in Social Services. Dr. Wheeler was recently elected the national Vice-President of the National Association of Social Workers (2009–2012), is a New York Academy of Medicine Fellow, and is a member of the American Public Health Association. His overall research agenda and publications focus on the identification and exploration of individual and communal resiliency in HIV prevention and intervention, with particular emphasis on African American and black gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Dr. Wheeler received his B.A. in Sociology from Cornell College, his M.S.W. from Howard University, and his M.P.H. and Ph.D. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh.



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