APA ad hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA): Seeking three new members (2014-2017)

COPA seeks three new members for 2014-2017.

COPA is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas: 

  1. HIV prevention and care for gay, bisexual, other men who have sex with men and transgender populations; 

  2. public health aspects of HIV;

  3. clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS; 

  4. knowledge of emerging biomedical technologies and their interface with behavioral interventions and/or 

  5. syndemic aspects of HIV/AIDS (e.g., low socioeconomic status, severe mental illness, substance use, trauma).

Moreover, candidates should have demonstrated expertise in dealing with HIV/AIDS issues as a researcher, practitioner, educator and/or policy advocate. COPA seeks to involve a diverse group of psychologists, including persons of color, persons self-identified as LGBT and individuals who are living with HIV. At least one position will be filled by an early career psychologist (10 years or less since doctoral degree).

COPA members must be APA members and they 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 are expected to devote a substantial portion of time to COPA projects, provide consultation to APA Office on AIDS staff, and participate in advocacy activities as needed. Each of the face-to-face meetings begins on a Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. and ends on Sunday morning at noon. On average, in addition to the time associated with the one-hour monthly conference calls and the time associated with the two face-to-face meetings each year, members spend approximately two to four hours per month on COPA business.

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. Materials should be sent by email to Cherie Mitchell or via mail to:

Cherie Mitchell
APA Office on AIDS, 750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

Deadline: All materials must be received no later than Aug. 15, 2013.