Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH

Research Director



Gina is the Agnes Moore Endowed Faculty in HIV/AIDS Research; a Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; a Co-PI of the NIAID-funded Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS); Co-Director, Prevention Science Core, Emory CFAR and, Director, of the NIDA-funded Center for Prevention Implementation Methods.   She has served as the PI or Co-PI on 20 NIH-funded grants.  Her research examines the efficacy of HIV prevention interventions for African-American women.  She has published over 200 articles, which have appeared in JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, JAIDS and AJPH.  In 2009, Dr. Wingood was invited to the White House inaugural meeting on Women and HIV to speak on her suite of efficacious HIV prevention interventions for women, and in 2012 she was invited back to the White House to discuss the influence of gender based violence on HIV risk.  In 2011, Dr. Wingood was identified by the journal Science as a highly funded African American, NIH grant recipient.   Dr. Wingood was awarded the Eminent Women in Science Scholar Award from Rutgers University. She is the recipient of the Allen Edwards Endowed Lectureship in Psychology from the University of Washington and she is the recipient of the John P. McGovern Award in Health Promotion, University of Texas at Houston. At Emory University, Dr. Wingood has mentored 12 postdoctoral fellows, 5 are behavioral scientists at CDC or NIH and 7 have received NIH funding. She serves as an Executive Director for the NIH-funded Social Behavioral Science Research Network.  Fellows attending this program have received 19 federally funded awards.