HIV/AIDS Programs Staff

The HIV/AIDS Programs staff are part of the APA Public Interest Directorate, and respond to questions about HIV/AIDS received from APA members, other mental health researchers and practitioners and the media.

Staff routinely provide information, training and technical assistance in the areas of:

  • Behavioral research

  • Mental health services

  • Ethics

  • Networking

  • Resources pertaining to HIV/AIDS

Director Cherie D. Mitchell, MHS

Mitchell has over 20 years of experience in management, evaluation, research, training and technical assistance with an emphasis on policy, health disparities/health equity, diversity, HIV/AIDS substance abuse and service delivery. Her expertise includes strategic planning, operations, program and training/curriculum design, capacity building and event management. Mitchell has served in a senior management capacity at consulting firms, such as The Lewin Group, managing and directing multi-year contracts with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, The California Endowment, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (also with CSAT), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which included programs such as the National Medicare Education Program and the National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center. During her tenure at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, she worked in the Office of Planning and Evaluation on substance abuse policy and legislation. Mitchell received her Masters of Health Science in health policy from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Yale.

Email Cherie D. Mitchell