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.

After researching youth services in San Francisco, Ben joined the Mpowerment team at the University of California San Francisco. Ben has been working with Susan and Greg for the past 12 years, looking at the needs of young gay/bisexual men and the development of the Mpowerment Project, an HIV prevention project designed for young gay/bisexual men. Ben’s current role as research coordinator has him being the contact person for all inquires from community based organizations and health departments in regards to their interest into the Mpowerment Project. He also coordinates regional Mpowerment trainings. Ben is married and raising a 3 year old son and border collie.