Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC)

The Mid Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC) is a collaboration between the John Hopkins University, DC and Penn CFARS. The Consortium works on manuscripts and joint funding applications in relation to the HIV epidemic among black MSM, and in particular young black MSM, in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

DC CFAR Clinical and Population Sciences Core Co-Director, Dr. Manya Magnus represents the DC CFAR leadership on the MACC.


CFAR MACC Award Recipients

Adeline Koay


2020 MACC Scholar DC CFAR Investigator:

Dr. Adeline Koay (Childen's)

 Dr. Koay's study will focus on "the impact of Rideshare Services on Health Outcomes in Youth Living with HIV ".



2020 MACC Scholar DC CFAR Investigator:

Dr. Blair Spence (GU)

Dr. Spence's study focuses on "HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in participants of the MACS-WIHS Combined Cohort Study".


DeMarc Hickson


2018 MACC Scholar DC CFAR Investigator:

Dr. DeMarc Hickson (Us Helping Us) 

Dr. Hickson examined optimal behavioral economic strategies that promote long-term PrEP adherence among Black MSM in the region as well as received mentoring services from investigators at each of the participating CFARs. For more information visit the MACC Scholar website