Implementation Science Interest Group

Ending the Epidemic WIP: Kim Koester and Greg Rebchook

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Kim Koester, PhD

"Adapting a Sexual Health Services Model for Young Men of Color in Sacramento, California"

Kim Koester at ISC3I meeting
Kimberly A Koester is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She serves as the Director of Qualitative Research in the AIDS Policy Research Center at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Her work focuses on the social aspects of HIV prevention, care and treatment including patient-provider communication, patient-centered care, PrEP and long-acting injectable formulations of anti-retroviral therapy. She is particularly interested in sexual health and well-being of persons with a history of facing discrimination in health care settings. In addition to having significant experience working with vulnerable populations e.g., gay and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, sex workers, her work also includes policy-related research involving health care providers and key stakeholders in public health. 


Greg Rebchook, PhD

"The Texas PrEP Planning Grant"

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Dr. Rebchook received his doctorate at the University of Colorado at Boulder in sociocultural psychology and is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Prevention Research Center (PRC), and Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. He has been in the HIV prevention field since 1987 and is currently the Director of the Community Engagement Core at CAPS and the PRC. He is the Principal Investigator on a HRSA-funded Capacity Building Assistance Grant and is a prevention researcher studying innovative high-impact HIV prevention and engagement in care models for young, African American gay, bisexual and other MSM and transgender women of color living with HIV.