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Lowell Hamilton, PhD

Research and Public Engagement Manager

Lowell is a public health professional with over 12 years of experience. His research focus includes global HIV prevention strategies for Black men, specifically the use and uptake of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Throughout his career, Lowell joined the U.S. States Peace Corps where he served two years in a rural community in the Limpopo province offering HIV prevention and health education to his community. He then returned to Peace Corps for a third year and was stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa where he worked as an intern for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on their DREAMS initiative which aimed to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. Lowell has actively engaged with HIV research and has published, alongside multiple teams of researchers, several peer-reviewed articles focused on HIV in various regions of the world including the Caribbean, U.S., and East Africa. He has also worked in local government, overseeing the administration of $1.3 million in federal funding for HIV treatment programming in Mecklenburg County (NC) and providing ongoing analysis of the community’s health and planned programs in Wauwatosa (WI).

Lowell earned his bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Studies in 2010 and his Master’s degree in Health Education & Promotion in 2012, both at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and his PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina.