CarlC. Bell, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatryand Public Health, is Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR),University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). IJR is century old, multi-milliondollar academic institute providing child and family research, training, andservice, employing 257 academic faculty and support staff.Â Dr. Bell is President and C.E.O. - CommunityMental Health Council (CMHC) and Foundation, Inc. in Chicago. CMHC a large multi-millioncomprehensive community mental health center employing 390 social servicegeniuses. During 40 years, he has published more than 450 articles, chapters,and books on mental health and authored TheSanity of Survival.Â He has beeninterviewed by Ebony; Jet; Essence; Emerge;New York Times; Chicago Tribune Magazine; People Magazine; Chicago Reporter; "Nightline";ABC News; NPR; "CBS Sunday Morning"; The News Hour with Jim Lehrer;the Tom Joyner Morning Show; Chicago Tonight; and the "Today" show. A1967 graduate of UIC, he earned his M.D. from Meharry College in Nashville,Tennessee in 1971. He completed his psychiatric residency in 1974 at theIllinois State Psychiatric Institute/Institute for Juvenile Research inChicago. Willo Pequegnat, Ph.D., is Associate Director of theInternational AIDS Prevention Research in the NIMH Division of AIDS Research atthe National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Pequegnat has a range ofexperience with both national and international HIV/STD prevention research andhas expertise in primary and secondary behavioral preventive interventions,stress and coping, psychological, neuropsychological, and physical functioning,and quality of life. Her research involves multilevel social organization andcomplex relationships: couples, families, communities, societal (media,policy), technological (internet, web, smart phones, etc.). She is working onthe issue of social instability, such as consequences of war, terrorism,migration, female and drug trafficking on HIV/STD transmission. She took the initiativeto develop a research program on the role of families in preventing andadapting to HIV/AIDS and chairs the only annual international researchconference on families and HIV/AIDS. She co-edited the book on this program ofresearch entitled, Working with Families in the Era of AIDS. Dr.Pequegnat initiated and is co-editor of How to Write a Successful ResearchGrant Application: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists,2ndedition, Community Interventions and AIDS, and From Child Sexual Abuse toAdult Sexual Risk: Trauma, Revictimization, and Intervention. She hasdeveloped three special issues of AIDS and one of JAIDS. Sheplans and implements national and international workshops, conferences, andsymposia on HIV/STD, and represents NIMH on science policy-making committeesand workgroups in the Public Health System on a broad range of HIV/STD issues.
Willo Pequegnat is Associate Director of the International AIDS Prevention Research in the NIMH Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Ellen Stover is Director of the Division of AIDS and Health and Behavior Research at the National Institute of Mental Health.Cheryl Boyce is Associate Director for Pediatric Research Training and Career Development and Chief, Child Abuse and Neglect Program at the National Institute of Mental Health.