Working Groups

SHARC Working Groups are open to all students, staff, and faculty with interest in improving health outcomes among the diverse range of populations affected by alcohol and HIV.

Community Engagement

Engage students, faculty, and local community residents in developing and supporting HIV awareness, relationships, education, and research.

Meets every other Friday
from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW
Anna Shavers, MPA

Data Team

Learn data skills and statistical methods, receive guidance on data analysis, review data from SHARC research projects, and prepare data for research abstracts or manuscripts.

Meets every other Tuesday from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Alex Li


Establish collaboration with microbiome researchers and develop skills to conduct microbiome analyses.

Meets every other Tuesday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Natalie Chichetto, PhD, MSW


Meets the second Tuesday of every Month from 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Varan Govind, PhD
Joseph Gullet, PhD


In coordination with the Florida DoH, combat HIV-stigma barriers through sound research that will shape, reform, and build towards change in Florida.

Meets every other Tuesday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Shantrel Canidate, PhD
Amy Gandy

Women’s Health

Focus on sexual and reproductive health of women, barriers and facilitators to access to SRH care, HIV infection treatment and care, alcohol, and other substance use.

Caroline Deaterly, BS, BSN, RN
Christina Parisi, MPH


Need help with your writing projects? Join our SHARC Writing Group! We meet bi-weekly to write and support each other’s progress.

Meets every Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Akemi Wijayabahu


Meets the last Monday of every Month from 3:00PM-4:00PM

Mark Britton
Destin Shortell

Social Events