The Expanded HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Program (xTLC) institutes routine testing programs in disproportionately affected populations in Chicago. We collaborate with community-based organizations and hospitals to ensure that HIV testing and subsequent linkage to care becomes a standard and unstigmatized part of health care.
Dr. Russell Brewer currently serves as Research Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Medicine and Director of Community Engagement at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. He recently joins the CCHE team from New Orleans, Louisiana. From 2011-2017 he was the Director of the HIV/STI Portfolio at the Louisiana Public Health Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has more than 19 years of experience in program development, implementation, evaluation, and public health research in a variety of settings (e.g., non-profit, governmental public health, and philanthropy) and levels (e.g., local, state, and national).
Sarah Nakasone sat down with him on his first week as Director of Community Engagement here at CCHE.
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