Our Team

Our Team

Susan Buchbinder, MD


Susan completed her medical training at UCSF. Her research focuses on risk factors for HIV acquisition and interventions to prevent HIV infection, including HIV vaccines, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), behavioral interventions, rectal microbicides and combination modalities. Learn more about Dr. Buchbinder.

Albert Liu, MD, MPH


Al completed his medical training at UCSF. His research focuses on testing new PrEP strategies for HIV prevention and optimizing the delivery of PrEP in the community.
Learn more about Dr. Liu.

Hyman Scott, MD MPH


Hyman completed his medical training at Yale and UCSF. He fights for health equity by combining biomedical & behavioral strategies in HIV prevention research.
Learn more about Dr. Scott.

Cat-Dancing Alleyne


Cat-Dancing is thrilled to be a part of the ongoing effort at Bridge HIV to engage our communities locally and globally in ending HIV! She is ardent and eager to further immerse herself in this activism.

Christopher Britton


Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from UC Santa Cruz and an MPH in Public Health from West Coast University. His interests are in clinical drug research and combating health disparities such as access to health services for vulnerable communities.

Tisha Brooks


Tisha grew up in a healthcare family. Her great grandmother was a mid-wife and she knew her destiny was to follow suite when she lost someone to HIV. She finds purpose in working to bring the HIV epidemic to an end, honoring those who’ve been lost.

Cornelius Carter, MTM, BSN, RN


Cornelius has 15 years experience as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department. He has a Master of Translational Medicine degree from UC Berkeley-UCSF and is passionate about HIV/STI research.

Alfonso Diaz


Alfonso has over 15 years of experience in the field of HIV prevention research. In his career he has worked with queer youth, and with homeless & low-income adults.

Essie Garcia


Essie graduated with a BA in Communications Studies from University of San Francisco. Her passion for investigating intersectionality has brought her to focus on ending health disparities amongst those under or misrepresented.

Avery Hines


Dedicated to serving others, Avery embodies a commitment to fostering connections and making a tangible difference in the lives of those around him. His passion for community helps his team empower thoughtful and meaningful outreach within the Bay Area.

Koa’li Kim


Koa’s bio is coming soon!

Delia Molloy, MA, MTS


Delia lost several close friends to AIDS in the early days of the epidemic and was drawn to work that would help bring an end to HIV. She approaches life with gratitude, curiosity, and a deep love of learning.

Juwann Moss


Juwann studied Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He is grateful for the opportunity to do his part in advancing HIV prevention research.

Geovanny Muñoz Acosta


Geovanny earned a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health from Tufts University. He is passionate about community engaged research and strives to apply a participant-centered approach to his work.

Elba Overton


Elba obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Public Health Nurse certificate from the University of San Francisco. Elba is passionate about clinical research and fighting health disparities.

Emily Schaeffer


Emily is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a background in theater. Now she uses her organizational skills to support our studies and human research protections.

Alicia Stephens, PSM


Alicia is a San Francisco Native passionate about research and prioritizing communities of color. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from CSU Hayward and a PSM in Biotechnology with an emphasis in Data Science from University of San Francisco.

Sam Torres


Sam is a first generation Mexican-American & member of the LGBTQ+ community. They find hope working with our participants in both English & Spanish. They strive to make their family orgulloso through their work in HIV prevention.

Ivette Vazquez


Ivette is a San Francisco Native who has worked in healthcare for 10 years. A graduate of the UCSF School of Nursing, she has a passion for sexual health education and health equity.

Janie Vinson


Janie studied graphic design at Academy of Art University and has Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands.

Patricia Von Felten


Patricia has over 10 years in database administration, application development and data management.  She is honored to support the dedicated team of Researchers and staff in their import work to end HIV.

Nicole Walker


Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Environmental Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UC Berkeley. Her work reflects the passion she has for uplifting and serving the Bay Area LGBTQ+ community as well as communities of color.


In Memoriam

Garza Jose Carlos Asencios

As a core member of the Bridge HIV team for over 17 years, Garza was a powerful member of the LGBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was a former professional ballet dancer, activist, advocate, and recipient of the Ollin Award for community Service from Instituto Familiar de la Raza.

Learn more about Garza