stigma to combat hiv-stigma barriers through barriers through sounds research that will shape, reform and build towards change here in florida

SHARC Stigma, a Working Group, is a coordinated effort between SHARC and the Florida DOH to utilize data to identify how HIV-stigma is a barrier to care and ultimately how we can aid in overcoming this barrier and contribute to ending the HIV-epidemic. 


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Stigma Structure

The Florida Stigma Task Force consists of Community stakeholders and the Florida Stigma Committee. The Florida Stigma Committee consists of The Florida Department of Health and the SHARC Stigma Working Group.

Interested in the work we are doing?
Contact Stigma Contract Coordinator, Charlee Ford at


  • Charlee Ford, BS 
  • Christa L. Cook, PhD, MSN, RN
  • Robert Cook, MD, MPH
  • Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN
  • Gladys Ibañez, PhD, MS
  • Zhi Zhou, DDS, MPH
  • Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPhil, MSW, MPE
  • Shantrel Canidate, PhD, MPH
  • Nichole Stetten, PhD, MPH
  • James Gigliello, PhD
  • Alinka Foldesi-Freeman, ARNP
  • Renessa Williams, RN
  • Veronica Richards, MPH
  • Angel Algarin, MPH
  • Sheena Pryce Fegumps, MPH, MS