Halkitis Invited to Serve on U.S. Health and Human Services HIV Advisory Committee

Perry Halkitis, professor and associate dean for research and doctoral studies at NYU Steinhardt, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The appointment was conferred by Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment advises the HRSA administrator and CDC director on activities related to prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other STDs, the support of health care services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, and the education of health professionals and the public about HIV/AIDS and other STDs.

Halkitis serves as director of Steinhardt’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), an HIV, substance abuse, and mental health, behavioral research center that is focused on the well-being of all people. He is co-editor of Barebacking: Psychosocial and Public Health Approaches (Informa Healthcare, 2006) and HIV+Sex: The Psychosocial and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-seriopositive Gay and Bisexual Men’s Relationships (APA, 2005).

Halkitis is the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2010 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. He teaches the course, HIV Prevention and Counseling: Psychoeducational Perspectives in London, England.