Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH
Professor and Agnes Moore Faculty Endowment in HIV/AIDS Research, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.
Dr. Wingood, in collaboration with her research partner, Dr. Ralph DiClemente, developed model programs to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among teens and young adults. One of their most successful efforts is SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS), used across the country to encourage young African American women to act responsibly when it comes to sex. Drs. Wingood and DiClemente designed other interventions to guide African American teens and their parents, women in rural South Africa, sex workers in Armenia, adolescents in the Caribbean, and Latina women in Miami.