Rutgers School of Public Health assistant professor, Dr. Devin English, has been selected to receive the 2020 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award as the Emerging Leader recipient. Dr. English was selected by the American Psychological Association (APA) Ad Hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS for his innovative research on racial discrimination and health inequities, and commitment to addressing the effect intersectional stigma has on the psychological well-being of communities most impacted by HIV.
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding efforts and leadership in the conduct, dissemination, and translation of high-quality research in human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention, treatment, and policy.
The Psychology and AIDS Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held during the APA convention in Washington, DC in August 2020.
“I want to thank those who nominated me for this award and the APA for recognizing the work to which I have contributed that examines racial discrimination and intersectional stigma,” said Dr. English. “I believe that all leaders must be good followers. I want to acknowledge some of the amazing people who have mentored me and whom I’ve had the privilege of following thus far in my career including Sharon Lambert, Lisa Bowleg, David Malebranche, and Sarit Golub. I hope to continue to contribute to the path that you have dedicated your careers to build. One incredibly important aspect of that path for me is addressing racial inequities in research itself to ensure the training and recognition of generations of emerging leaders who reflect the Black and Latinx communities most affected by HIV/AIDS.”Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on February 28