Thespina "Nina" Yamanis

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Thespina "Nina" Yamanis

Ph.D., M.P.H.

Core Co-Director


Office Phone: (202) 885-6562
4400 Massachusettes Avenue NW Washington DC 20016

Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
School of International Service, American University

Affiliate Professor 

College of Arts & Sciences, American University

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • PI of R21 grant funded by NIMH (2017-2019): "A Pilot Social Network Intervention to Reduce HIV and IPV among Adolescent Girls”. (MH114570) This grant is in collaboration with Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Master's and undergraduate level courses on global health and program planning

Current HIV/AIDS Service Activities:

  • Member of Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA), sponsored by the Fogarty Center for Global Health Studies and other NIH Institutes and Centers.
  • Member of the International AIDS Society.
  • Community Advisory Board, Empoderate! Center, La Clinica del Pueblo.
  • Reviewer for AIDS and Behavior, AIDS Care, Journal of the International AIDS Society, International Journal of STD & AIDS.