Trainees

Current Trainees

The Research Department at the CORE Center has served as a formative training environment in nursing, psychology, public health, and social work.

Christopher V. Balthazar, MA

Mr. Balthazar is currently a Community Psychology PhD student at National Louis University. Chris has served as the Project Director for the #ChopViolence/#ChopHIV (R34), and POSSE (R01) studies. He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator on a CFAR Community Collaborative Award with Dr. Darnell Motley (University of Chicago/Third Coast Center for AIDS Research). He is the lead on Implement TransPrEP, an NIMH Diversity Supplement Award to the Transgender Youth and PrEP study (R01).

Pedro A. Serrano, MPH, CPH

Mr. Serrano is currently a Public Health DrPH student at Walden University. Pedro has served as the Project Director for Keeping it LITE (UG3/UH3) and Transgender Youth and PrEP (Ro1) studies. He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator on a CFAR Community Collaborative Award with Dr. Gregory Phillips II (Northwestern University/Third Coast Center for AIDS Research).

Former Trainees

Former trainees have gone on complete their doctoral programs and taken on roles as scholar-practitioners in psychology, public health, and social work.

Ciuinal Lewis, PhD. Dr. Lewis was formerly a Project Director with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.

Keith Green, PhD. Dr. Green was formerly a Project Director with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.

Diana Lemos, PhD. Dr. Lemos was formerly a Project Director with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.

Jennifer Brothers, DrPH. Dr. Brothers was formerly a Project Director with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.