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Lab Members

Core Lab Team

  • Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases, AIDS) and Epidemiology in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology; Associate Program Director of Research, Infectious Diseases

    Dr. Meyer is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Yale. She is a physician with board certification in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Her clinical work has included a weekly HIV clinic at York Correctional Institution for Women, the only carceral facility for women in the state of Connecticut, which informs her investigative work. She has received formal training in clinical research methods through two post-doctoral fellowships, one in Investigative Infectious Diseases and one in Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, and a Master of Science in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health. Her research focuses on HIV prevention and treatment in women, addressing justice system involvement, substance use disorders, and intimate partner violence. She has published in a broad array of peer-reviewed journals, collaborating with interdisciplinary teams of scientists, and has been continuously funded by the NIH and other federal, industry, and foundational sources for over a decade.
  • Research Assistant 2 HSS

    Stacey Brunson, MPH is a research assistant at the Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research for clinical trials related to HIV prevention and treatment, substance use disorders, and the criminal justice system. Ms. Brunson holds a Master of Public Health degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Temple University. During her graduate education, Ms. Brunson worked with the Nathan Smith Clinic at Yale New Haven Hospital on a marketing strategy for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Prior to joining Yale, she worked as a medical case manager for women and youth living with HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders at Cornell Scott Hill Health Center. Her interests include HIV/STD prevention, women’s health, and substance use disorders.
  • Research Assistant HSS 1

    Ana Hernandez. B.S. is a Research Assistant in the Family Violence Research Program in the Sullivan Lab, wherein Ana researches intimate partner violence (IPV), firearm exposure, post-traumatic stress, substance use, and HIV/sexual risk. Ms. Hernandez’s research interests center on trauma and posttraumatic stress responses. More specifically, she is interested in the retrieval of traumatic memories of bilingual and/or multilingual speakers and its effect on memory details. Throughout her research career, Ms. Hernandez has developed expertise in survey programming, trauma-informed interviewing practices, and cultural adaptation and translation of research materials. Ms. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut where she completed training in the Research Assistant Program through the Office of Undergraduate Research. Throughout her baccalaureate training, she worked in the Dr. Meyer’s Language and Brain Lab researching neurobiology and the influence of talker idiolect on phonetic adaptation. Additionally, Ms. Hernandez has experience researching health risk factors for cardiovascular disease from her work with Dr. Bruce Blanchard in the Department of Allied Health Sciences.
  • Program Manager; Research Coordinator, Internal Medicine

    Carolina Price, MPA is a Program Manager in the Department of Internal Medicine, Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research. She serves as the Research Project Coordinator for Dr. Jaimie Meyer's research on HIV prevention and treatment, substance use disorders, mental illness, and the criminal justice system. She also serves as Project Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry for Dr. Tami Sullivan's studies on intimate partner violence (IPV), post-traumatic stress, substance use, sexual risk, and criminal protective orders. Ms. Price holds Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut, with a certification in Nonprofit Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Valley Forge. Prior to joining Yale University, Ms. Price worked as a Counselor Advocate and Transitional Housing Program Manager at The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County. Her interests include IPV research, criminal justice system reform, healthcare access, public policy and program evaluations with nonprofit and government sectors.
  • Research Assistant 2 HSS

    DeShana Tracey works as a Research Assistant at the Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research. She currently works for Dr. Jaimie Meyer on her research on HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, mental illness, homelessness, and the criminal justice system. Additionally, she supports Dr. Tami Sullivan's research on domestic violence and its intersection with HIV. Previously, she worked for Dr. Sandra Springer on her studies involving HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, mental illness, and medication-assisted treatment. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2022 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Quinnipiac University in 2016. Her interests include medical and mental illness, substance use disorders, and social injustices.