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 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Krishna Vaddiparti, PhD, MPE, MSW
Arienne Shelton

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.

Meeting time to be decided

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


Investigate the neural underpinnings of various factors related to HIV and alcohol use.

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

Joseph Gullett, PhD
Varan Govind, PhD


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

Meeting time to be decided

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.

Meets every other Tuesday
from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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 Monday
from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
and every Thursday
from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Christina Parisi