SYNCING VIRTUALLY DECEMBER 6–8, 2022

SYNC Posters

SYNC 2022’s virtual poster hall features presentation abstracts on the topics of
HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment; Hepatitis C; COVID-19; Harm Reduction; MSM of Color Health; Equity and Inclusion; LGBTQ Health;  Women’s Health; and intersectional public health topics.


Achieving Health Equity for Black Women with HIV through a Theoretically Driven Community-Based Intervention

Helena Kwakwa, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Alexandra Dongala, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Mondy Dorsainvil, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Tawanaha Stokes, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Alexa Primavera, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Natasha McKoy, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Judith Jolie Mairs, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Barbara Washington, Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Brenda Shelton-Dunston, Philadelphia Department of Public Health


Addressing the Greatest Needs: New Partnerships to Eliminate Hepatitis C Among People Living with HIV in San Francisco

Aminah Habib, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Rachel Grinstein, San Francisco Department of Public Health


Centering Harm Reduction, PWLE, and PWUD in State HCV Elimination Planning

Dia Obonyo, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Claire Holladay, Kentucky Department for Public Health


Collective Resiliency: Social Support Among Young Black MSM Living with HIV

Carter Oselett, AIDS Foundation Chicago

Katherine Quinn, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dexter Voisin, Case Western Reserve University

Andrea Dakin, AIDS Foundation Chicago

Nora Bouacha, AIDS Foundation Chicago

Travonne Edwards, University of Toronto

Silvia Valadez, AIDS Foundation Chicago


Developing Implementation Strategies to Increase Behavioral Health Screener Engagement

Devan Derricotte, AIDS Foundation Chicago


Donut Stress Just Test Campaign

Megan Westerly, Iowa Primary Care Association

Julie Baker, Iowa Primary Care Association

Rebecca Clair, Iowa Primary Care Association

Maggie Koenig, Iowa Primary Care Association


Ending the HIV Epidemic/Healthcare Access

Brenda Ryer, VIP Community Services


Equity and Inclusion of Trans Women in Women-specific HIV Care: Results of a Qualitative Study and Implications for HIV Care

Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, University of Michigan

Amy Jacobs, Michigan Medicine


Establishing Connections: How Michigan is Trying to Help People Living with HIV get Screened for Cancer

Benji Raap, Cancer Prevention and Control Section

Sara McGirr, Michigan Public Health Institute


Examining Nurse Attitudes Towards Universal HIV Screening in the Emergency Department

Jackson Montgomery, University of Chicago

Kimberly Stanford, University of Chicago

Jessica Schmitt, University of Chicago

Nicole Blum, University of Chicago

Alida Bouris, University of Chicago


Expanding Your SSP to Include HRT: Meeting the Needs of the TGNCNB Community

Taylor Edelmann, National Harm Reduction Coalition


Findings From a Survey of Alaska Native People Who Identify as 2SLGBTQIA+

Cornelia Jessen, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

MaKaela Dickerson, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium


Food Insecurity and Housing Instability in Urban Gender Diverse Individuals Living with or at Risk for HIV

Diana Finkel, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Joachim Sackey, Rutgers School of Health Professions

Corey Rosemarin-DeStefano, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Mina Ghbrial, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Bishoy Gad, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Syd Rosen, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Tess Olson, Rutgers Graduate School of Public Health

Michelle DallaPiazza, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Health Disparities, Health Equity in Key Populations

Ronni Marks, Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group-HCMSG


Hepatitis C Treatment at SAPs: Meeting Drug Users “Where They Are”

Christina Kliesch, ALFA

Liz Ramseur, ALFA


HIV Prevention Integration with Monkeypox Vaccination Efforts in Gwinnett County, GA

Alana Sulka, GNR Public Health

Dorian Freeman, Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments

Audrey Arona, GNR Public Health

Peter Clark, GNR Public Health

Phillys Mwaura, GNR Public Health


Housing, Healthcare, and a Status Neutral Approach to Serve People Living with HIV or at Disproportionate Risk of Exposure to Improve Health Outcomes and Address Health Disparities

Chelsea Martin, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


Impact of the Addition of a Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) to an Interdisciplinary Team to Improve Outcomes

Jordan Almazan, Walmart Specialty Pharmacy

Jasmeet Braich, Walmart Specialty Pharmacy

Corrinne Sanger, MDHHS-PHA HIV/STD Programs

Sarah Karram, MDHHS-PHA HIV/STD Programs

Antoine Brantley, MDHHS-PHA HIV/STD Programs


Implementation of Rapid Ethnography in a Remote Environment: A Health Department’s Experience

Corrinne Sanger, MDHHS-PHA HIV/STD Programs

Sarah Karram, MDHHS-PHA HIV/STD Programs

Antoine Brantley, MDHHS-PHA HIV/STD Programs


Increasing Access to Monkeypox Vaccination for People with HIV

Nichole Regan, Nebraska Medicine


Intimate Partner Violence, Partner Risk and Depression as a Predictor for PrEP Uptake among African American Women in the United States

Charlotte Nwogwugwu, University of Maryland School of Nursing


Mixed Methods Evaluation of HIV Testing Rates Among Substance Abuse Disorder Patients

Nicole Nelli, California State University, East Bay


Our WORK: Women Organizing Resources and Knowledge

LaDawn Tate, Lead Housing Peer Support Specialist

Chunnika Hodges, Our WORK

Evelyn Postell-Franklin, Wayne State University/Sinai Grace


Project Innovate: Building Entrepreneurs to End the HIV Epidemic

Ja’Mel Ware, THRIVE SS


Providing Culturally Humble Care to the LGBTQ+ and HIV+ Communities

Brittany Feeling, Equitas Health Institute


Self-Testing as a Means of Reaching Populations Disproportionately Impacted by HIV

Samantha Kwiatkowski, CAN Community Health

Grace Ashu, CAN Community Health

Melissa Whittaker, CAN Community Health

Yelitza Lemoine, CAN Community Health


Shared HIV Networks (SHiNe) in Action: Utilizing Data to Inform Response and Engagement Efforts

Loren Powell, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Jacob Watson, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


Syncing the ED and EHE through Capacity Building

Rama Murali, CAI

Lisa Muttiah, Tarrant County HIV Administrative Agency

Eric Moore, CAI

Kaitlin Lopez, Tarrant County HIV Administrative Agency

Tamara Robertson, CAI

Lonnetta Wilson, Tarrant County Administrative Agency

Douglas White, Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital

James d’Etienne, JPS Health System

Amelia Gonzalez, CAI


The RWHAP Best Practices Compilation: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer to Improve HIV Services

Shaivi Herur, RWHAP Best Practices Compilation

Katelyn Flaherty-Dore, RWHAP Best Practices Compilation

Julie Hook, RWHAP Best Practices Compilation


Tobacco Use Reduction Among PLWH: Promising Practices, Data Informed Programming, and Shifting Attitudes

Sheyonna Watson, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Tom Moore, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Bennetta Thomas, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


Trauma-informed, Sensory Conscious Skills to Address Burnout in HIV Care Providers

Nicole Villegas, Boston University


Vaccination By Trusted Community Partners Increases Uptake of Monkeypox Vaccinations Among Black and Latinx Individuals

Diana Finkel, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Corey Rosemarin-Destefano, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Angelica Andjur, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Viviana Garcia-Ramos, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Sonia Vera, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Christian Villa-Espinoza, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Christian Mendez-Baez, North Jersey Community Research Initiative

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