Fair, a professor of public health studies, was joined by Amanda Bingaman ‘20 and Sarah Alger ‘17 at AIDS 2020, the 23th International AIDS Conference.
Amanda Bingaman ‘20 and Sarah Alger ‘17 joined Professor Cynthia Fair in the Department of Public Health Studies to present at AIDS 2020, the 23th International AIDS Conference
The International AIDS Conference is the world’s largest conference dedicated to HIV. Originally scheduled to take place in San Francisco and Oakland, the conference was held virtually due to COVID-19. Both Bingaman and Alger presented qualitative research on parents who adopt children living with HIV from outside the US.
Bingaman presented her Honors and Lumen research titled, “A qualitative longitudinal study of adoption and disclosure narratives among U.S. families with internationally adopted children living with HIV.” She currently works as a research associate at Research Triangle Institute in the Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation program.
Alger shared her Master’s culminating experience research, “There’s not even a potential rule book for any of this”: A qualitative study of challenges and coping mechanisms among US parents who internationally adopt children living with HIV.” Alger works in the field of global health as an Associate Health Practice Specialist at DAI Global, LLC, primarily supporting implementation of USAID projects in the health systems strengthening portfolio. Both projects were in collaboration with Dr. Rosemary Olivero, at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Claudia Crowell from Seattle Children’s Hospital.