Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH

Co-Director, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
Sidney and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University


Gina M. Wingood, ScD, MPH, is a distinguished researcher and academic leader in the health promotion field, with decades of expertise designing and evaluating interventions that reduce health disparities in HIV. Dr. Wingood dedicated her life to developing gender- and culturally-appropriate HIV prevention interventions for African American women. She has received international acclaim for her research on social determinants of health, and was previously featured in Science as a highly-funded African American NIH grant recipient. Dr. Wingood's Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics in AIDS (SISTA) intervention, as well as five other HIV prevention interventions, have been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented widely across the country. She has been invited twice as a speaker to the White House to share her experience with evidence-based, multi-level interventions. Dr. Wingood is currently serving as one of the HIV Center's Co-Directors. 


Boston University, Boston, MA
BA - 1985

University of California, Berkley, CA
MPH - 1990

Harvard University
ScD - 1995