COPA Call for Nominations for Term 2015-2017

The American Psychological Association Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA) is seeking nominations for three new members whose term will begin on Jan. 1, 2015, and end on Dec. 31, 2017. The mission of COPA, an ad hoc committee that reports to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI), is to guide the development and implementation of APA’s organizational responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Prospective Nominees

COPA members must be APA members and are required to attend two face-to-face meetings per year in Washington, D.C., with expenses reimbursed by APA, and to participate in monthly conference calls. Between meetings, members must devote appropriate levels of time to COPA projects, provide consultation to the APA’s Office on AIDS staff and participate in advocacy activities as needed. Each face-to-face meeting begins on a Friday at 8:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday at noon. The schedule for the face-to-face meetings is: March 27-29, 2015; Sept. 18-20, 2015; April 1-3, 2016; Sept. 23-15, 2016, etc.

Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in dealing with HIV/AIDS issues as a researcher, practitioner, educator and/or policy advocate. COPA aspires to involve a diverse group of psychologists, including persons of color, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and individuals are living with HIV. At least one position will be filled by a mid-career or senior-level psychologist. COPA is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  1. Rural populations.
  2. Children and families.
  3. Aging.
  4. Health disparities.
  5. Interventions to address HIV-related syndemics.

Nomination Deadline

Nomination materials should include a summary of the nominee's qualifications, a letter from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve on COPA and a curriculum vita. Self-nominations are encouraged. An application may be submitted online or materials may be sent by mail or email to:

Cherie Mitchell
Office on AIDS
750 First Street, NE,
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-6042

Deadline: All materials must be received no later than Sept. 1, 2014.