Amy Ragsdale, M.A.


Executive Director


Amy brings with her experience in program development, management, HIV clinical research operations, branding, and grant writing. She has curated and managed working groups, meetings and conferences focusing on HIV behavioral research and communications. Her development experience has involved private, local, state, and federal funders. Amy’s Master’s degree training focused on her interests in ethics and understand more deeply the underpinnings of social action. Over the course of the last seven years, she applied this training and interest to the realm of HIV/AIDS clinical trial research and behavioral science in particular. Working with NIH-funded networks in her previous role at the Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) provided Amy with a deep knowledge of global HIV/AIDS organizations and research activities. Among other things, she directed the behavioral science; communications; statistical and data management; and financial disclosure/conflict of interest programs. She facilitated cross-network/trans-NIH youth prevention research activities, the Behavioral Science Working Group, and coordinated a Behavioral Science Consultative Group designed to address network-specific behavioral research recruitment.  Amy is also a co-author and organizing committee member on the NIAID Social and Behavioral Science Points to Consider document providing behavioral research recommendations for HIV/AIDS clinical research.



M.A., Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
B.A., Humanities, Seattle University

Research and Interests:

HIV behavioral and biomedical interventions, social media and mobile technologies, implementation strategies