Susan M. Kegeles, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Susan was trained in social psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a leader in the field of HIV prevention research since 1985 and is well known for her research in conducting behavioral interventions regarding AIDS-risk behavior. She was the co-developer of the Mpowerment Project and the Principal Investigator on the original study that demonstrated the efficacy of the Mpowerment Project.  Read more >

Gregory M. Rebchook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSF

Greg received his doctorate at the University of Colorado, Boulder in Sociocultural Psychology. He has been working in the HIV prevention field since 1987. In 1989 he worked as the Education Director at a local CBO (the Boulder County AIDS Project) where he implemented community-based HIV prevention efforts. Later he became the AIDS Coordinator at the Boulder County Health Department, and he held that position for five years. Read more >

John D. Hamiga

Technology Exchange Specialist, UCSF

John has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of New Mexico and he has been a trainer and technical assistance specialist at CAPS since 2003. He began his work in HIV in 1991 as a volunteer with the National Association of People Living with AIDS. Read more >

Robert Williams

Technology Exchange Specialist, UCSF

Robert Williams is the newest member of the Mpowerment Team. He is a native of San Francisco and was raised in Oakland, CA which is where he still calls home, and where he remains closely connected to his family, friends and community.  Read more >

Scott Tebbetts

Research Analyst, UCSF

Scott completed undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder and obtained a graduate certificate in Health Policy and Management from the University of Southern Maine. He has been involved in HIV prevention for 17 years.  Read more >

Ben Zovod

Research Analyst, UCSF

Ben completed his undergraduate work at Humboldt State University where he studied psychology with an emphasis in counseling and African American studies. He began researching HIV risk and prevention issues while attending college. Ben then moved to San Francisco to do an internship with the AIDS Health Project. Read more >

David Sweeney

Mpowerment Trainer, UCSF

David worked full-time for the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies as a trainer and technical assistant specialist from 2000-2006. Prior to that, he was an Mpowerment Project Coordinator in Austin, TX. Before his work with the Mpowerment Project, Mr. Sweeney was the peer education supervisor at Youth Options Project Phase in Austin where he conducted an HIV prevention peer education group. Read more >

Alberto Curotto, PhD

Academic Specialist, UCSF

Alberto received his doctorate in Linguistics and American Studies at the University of Florence (Italy) and undertook a PhD in Comparative Studies in Culture, Theory, and Literature, with a focus on queer studies, at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Later, in New York, he made a living as a college professor, a free-lance editor, and a published translator, while pursuing his ideals of social justice by volunteering as a tutor for at-risk LGBT youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute. Landed at long last in San Francisco, he volunteered to assist community-based AIDS and LGBT organizations pursue their missions. Read more >