Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST), New York
The mission of the Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) is to conduct research to identify and promote strategies that prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV. We have been advocating for and working within LGBT communities since 1996.CHEST is part of Hunter College of the City University of New York, where Dr. Parsons is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Public Health. CHEST has strong affiliations throughout the CUNY system, with CUNY Faculty Investigators (Dr. Christian Grov from Brooklyn College and Dr. Tyrel Starks from Hunter College), and Faculty Affiliates (Dr. David Bimbi from Laguardia Community College). In addition, CHEST has strong collaborative partnerships with investigators at Northwestern University, Wayne State University, University of Minnesota, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Emory University, Purdue University, and UCLA.
As an academic research center, CHEST supports post-doctoral fellows, doctoral candidates, masters’ students, and undergraduate interns. The majority of our doctoral students attend the CUNY Graduate Center‘s Health Psychology, Basic and Applied Social Psychology doctoral programs, or the doctoral program in Public Health.