Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH is the Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion; Director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, a Professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Dr. Wingood received her doctorate from Harvard University School of Public Health. She has served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on 20 NIH-funded grants. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator of the NIAID-funded Women’s Interagency HIV Study and the Research Director of the NIH-funded BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health). Her research examines the efficacy of HIV prevention interventions for African-American women. She has published over 200 articles, which have appeared in JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, JAIDS and AJPH. In 2009, Dr. Wingood was invited to the White House inaugural meeting on Women and HIV to speak on her suite of efficacious HIV prevention interventions for women, and in 2012 she was invited back to the White House to discuss the influence of gender based violence on HIV risk. In 2011, Dr. Wingood was identified by the journal Science as a highly funded African American, NIH grant recipient. Dr. Wingood was awarded the Eminent Women in Science Scholar Award from Rutgers University. She is the recipient of the Allen Edwards Endowed Lectureship in Psychology from the University of Washington and she is the recipient of the John P. McGovern Award in Health Promotion, University of Texas at Houston. She serves as an Executive Director for the NIH-funded Social Behavioral Science Research Network. Fellows attending this program have received 19 federally-funded awards.