Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, FAAN

Scientific Advisory Board Member


Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nationally board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and an advanced HIV/AIDS certified registered nurse. He is currently Professor of Nursing in the School of Health Professions at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York.  His career in the field of nursing spans 27 years and includes work as an educator, practitioner, researcher, policy analyst, and administrator. He is a well-known HIV prevention research scientist who has maintained a primary focus on HIV prevention and treatment among Black men, the population of focus for this application. He has contributed to national and international level research and has been the recipient of research funding from foundations, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other governmental agencies. In total, he has participated in over $20 million dollars of research projects focused on HIV prevention and he is extensively published in the field. Most recently, he co-lead the HPTN073 Black MSM PrEP study. He is also a HPTN research scientist and serves on the HPTN083 (Injectable PrEP) scientific team.