February 12, 2015 – Dr. Andrew Jolivette presented to the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV as part of the CHIPTS HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series. He presented findings from his “Indian Blood” study, which was a two year ethnographic, community-based study of risk factors for HIV/AIDS seroconversion among mixed-race American Indians in the San Francisco Bay Area. The presentation explores six key factors that produce greater levels of risk within the Native population through the development of the Indian Blood Psycho-Social Nexus (IBPN) of Risk Model.
Andrew Jolivette (Opelousa/Atakapa-Ishak) Ph.D., is an accomplished educator, writer, speaker, and social/cultural critic. His work spans many different social and political arenas – from education reform and cultural representation in Native America to community of color identity issues, critical mixed-race movement building, LGBT/Queer community of color identity issues and gay marriage, and AIDS disparities within Indigenous and people of color communities.
Dr. Jolivette is Associate Professor and Department Chair in American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is an affiliated faculty member in Educational Leadership and Race and Resistance Studies. Dr. Jolivette is an IHART (Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training) Fellow at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2005, he completed a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship through the National Academy of Sciences.
CHIPTS hosts a monthly HIV Research and Community Colloquia Series in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV to highlight current issues and conversations surrounding HIV. Click here for past lectures and check out the events page for more information on future Colloquia presentations!