63rd Family Institute Conference
HBCUs on the Frontline: Scholarship, Programs, and Interventions for HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction
April 16-18, 2007
Robert E. Fullilove, EdD is the Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and the co-director of the Community Research Group. He also co-directors the newly formed degree program in Urbanism and Community Health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences. Dr Fullilove has authored numerous articles in the area of minority health. From 1995 to 2001, he served on the Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academy of Sciences. Since 1996, he has served on five IOM study committees that have produced reports on a variety of topics including substance abuse and addiction, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and damp indoor spaces and health. In 2003 he was designated a National Associate of the National Academies of Science. In 1998 he was appointed to the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention (ACHSP) at the Centers for Disease Control, and in July, 2000, he became the committee’s chair. Finally, in 2004, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health [NIH]. Dr Fullilove serves on the editorial boards of the journals Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and the Journal of Public Health Policy. He has twice been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award at the Mailman School of Public Health, and in May, 2002, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bank Street College of Education.
Dr. Fullilove, along with his wife, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, were among the first group of African American researchers to begin conducting research on the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on communities of color here in the U.S. Beginning in 1986, with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco, and then in New York at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Mailman School of Health at Columbia University, they are identified with a body of research that examines the interaction between the geography of HIV/AIDS and race/ethnicity.