11th Annual Conference on HIV/AIDS and Aging
H. Dawn Fukuda, ScMDawn Fukuda is the Director of the Office of HIV/AIDS in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Infectious Disease. She has served in this role since 2010, and has worked in the Office of HIV/AIDS for the past ten years.
Prior to joining the health department, she worked in community-based health and social service organizations, including teh Jordan Hospital Ryan White Part C program in Plymouth, Massachusetts and the AIDS Action Committee in Boston. Her first “real job” was interviewing hospitalized patients with AIDS in Baltimore, Maryland about their experiences with illness-related pain and nursing care needs—it was 1988.
Dr Fukuda has remained engaged in the HIV/AIDS response for the past twenty-six years – in direct care, research and administrative capacities. She is the Past Chair of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and an appointed member of the national CDC and HRSA Advisory Committee for HIV, STDs and Viral Hepatitis (CHAC).
Virginia Triant, MD, MPHDr Triant is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Physician in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. She joined the MPEC in 2012.
Her research focuses on the intersection of HIV and chronic disease complications, with a focus on cardiovascular disease. She has developed a Partners HealthCare System-based HIV longitudinal clinical care cohort to investigate cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes, risk factors, prevention, risk prediction and management, as well as other HIV epidemiology questions.
Dr Triant earned her MD from Yale School of Medicine.
Steve Karpiak, PhDAs Senior Director for Research & Evaluation, Dr Karpiak oversees all of ACRIA’s behavioral research, including studies of depression, sexuality, multi-morbidity management and other issues affecting HIV-positive older adults. He also is an Adjunct Professor at the New York University College of Nursing.
Prior to joining ACRIA, Dr Karpiak served for over 20 years on the faculty at Columbia University’s medical school as a research scientist in neurobiology and immunology. Dr. Karpiak has also served as Director at AIDS Project Arizona, Executive Director of the HIV/AIDS homeless shelter, A Place Called Home, in Phoenix, and Executive Director of Pride Senior Network in New York City.
Fadi H. Rmadan, PhDDr Ramadan grew up in Beirut, Lebanon.
He received his Medical Degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1992. After completing a Residency in Internal Medicine in 1996 at State University of New York, Buffalo, he went on to finish a Geriatric Fellowship in 2002 at the Veterans Affairs Western New York Health System, State University of New York. He became Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1996, 2006) and in Geriatrics (2002).
Dr Ramadan was on the faculty of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Teaching Hospitals from 1996-2009 where he Directed Acute In-patient Geriatric Services, taught students, residents and fellows and earned several teaching awards. From 2009-2011, he was on the faculty of Tufts Medical Center as Director, Inpatient Geriatrics.
Understanding that Geriatrics is a complex, challenging and very rewarding field, he chose to hone his interest in the physiology of aging and Geriatric Education, which brought him to Mass General Senior Health to work with fellows (our future Geriatricians) and Direct the Fellowship Program. He is currently interested in Geriatric Education, Clinical Research, and the improvement of health care delivery for frail older adults with comorbidities.
Dr Ramadan developed the first comprehensive electronic resource on Human Aging, a comprehensive & detailed CD-ROM / web link on age-related changes in organ systems. He is currently working on converting the CD to text (book). He was also one of the first to report on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in behavioral symptoms of dementia.
He was the recipient of the prestigious Geriatric Academic Career Award from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2003-2008.
He enjoys skiing, biking and racket ball.
"In Geriatrics, simple therapeutic interventions can lead to positive outcomes and improve the quality of life of older adults." – Dr Fadi Ramadan
Camilla Graham, MDDr Graham received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in 1987. She completed her MD at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1994 and later earned an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. Internship and residency were both completed at Boston Medical Center. A fellowship in infectious disease was completed at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is certified in infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr Graham is the associate editor of the Viral Hepatitis Section of the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal. She has worked with the Infectious Diseases Society of America to develop a hepatitis C virus module for infectious disease certification.
Other current projects include building the viral hepatitis program in the division of infectious disease at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; working with the Project ECHO HCV telemedicine program to increase the number of clinicians who can treat patients with HCV; and developing electronic medical decision support within the CareGroup System, which aims to increase the number of people who undergo HCV antibody testing.
Betty Morgan, PhDDr Morgan is an Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she is the coordinator for the Adult Psychiatric Mental Health nursing graduate program, the post-Master’s Adult Psychiatric Mental Health nursing certificate. She graduated from Grace-New Haven School of Nursing and completed a BA in Legal Services and Labor Studies from University of Massachusetts Boston.
She received an MSN from Yale School of Nursing and completed a PhD in nursing at Boston College and received a post-graduate certificate in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse from the Boston University School of Social Work. She is an End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELENC) trainer. Dr Morgan is a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, specialized in Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nursing. She has worked with a variety of medically ill patients, over the past 20+ years with people with HIV/AIDS. She maintains a small clinical practice providing therapy to HIV infected persons who have substance abuse and mental health problems and consults on HIV and mental health, pain and addictive disorders and end of life care.
She helps groups of nurses providing support for health care providers who work with “difficult”, underserved and disenfranchised patients. Her research interests are in the areas of pain and addictive disorders, psychiatric mental health, HIV/AIDS and palliative and end of life care. Dr Morgan received the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) 2008 Richard L. Sowell Award for Outstanding Journal of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care JANAC Article. In 2006 she received the Research in Addictions Nursing Award from The International Nurses Society on Addictions.
She has written articles for the Journal of Addictions Nursing (in press), Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing ('08), Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care ('07), Journal of Chinese PLA ('07), Perspectives in Psychiatric Care: The Journal for Advanced Psychiatric Nurses ('06) and Pain Management Nursing ('02, '06).
Dr Morgan co-authored Substance abuse in older adults ('05, '10) in Geropsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, and authored a chapter for The Textbook of Palliative Care Nursing ('10). She is co-author of Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care ('10).
John Hogan, MDDr Hogan is a graduate of Brandeis University. He attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine with a fellowship in Gastrointestinal Diseases at Howard University Hospital.
He provides primary care medicine and is a HIV specialistl employed by Unity Healthcare to work at Upper Cardoza Community Health Center, The Phoenix Health Center and the DC jail. He serves a diverse patient population from cultures around the world.
Dr Hogan is also the Medical Director for RAP Inc, the oldest residential substance abuse treatment program in the Washington metropolitan area.
Dr Hogan is well known in the Washington metropolitan medical community and serves on several local and national medical committees. He has served as expert clinical faculty for Howard University’s National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center for over six years. He has trained scores of Caribbean clinicians and continues to provide primary care to Caribbean national in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Kevin Ard, MD, MPHDr Ard earned his MD from Washington University in Saint Louis and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as a fellowship in infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr Ard also served as a chief medical resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
He is the recipient of the Edward H. Kass award for clinical excellence from the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society and the Soma Weiss award for excellence in teaching from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Currently, he is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr Ard has written and lectured widely on LGBT health disparities, intimate partner violence in LGBT relationships, and HIV prevention. His current interests include LGBT health education, the intersection of clinical medicine and public health, and the care of patients with HIV and hepatitis C.