New resources to live well with HIV

Pos4Health Team

Pos4Health was developed at the University of Virginia in the Center for Behavioral Health and Technology. The research team is composed of a group of psychologists, doctors, and nurses who have worked with people living with HIV for many years and others who have developed other Internet interventions.



Team members include: Karen Ingersoll, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Clinical Psychologist


Rebecca Dillingham, M.D., M.P.H, Co-Investigator, HIV Physician


Lee Ritterband, Ph.D., Co-Investigator, Clinical Psychologist


Linda Bullock, R.N., Ph.D., Nursing School Faculty Member


Holly Lord, Ph.D., Data Analyst


Ava Lena Waldman, Health Educator


Mahlatse Modipane, Psychology Doctoral Student


Christina Frederick, Research Coordinator


Kirsten MacDonnell, Research Coordinator


Videographer Stace Carter


Instructional Designer Michelle Hilgart, Ph.D.


Program Developers Steve Johnson


Gabe Heath



We would also like to acknowledge and thank our undergraduate students who worked on this project.
Student Interns include:

  • Vega Bharadwaj
  • Josephine (Jem) Iwatsubo
  • Brogan Jones
  • Dustin Wessells
  • John Bond
  • Sesi Cadmus
  • Emily Cowen
  • Michelle Cox
  • Daniel Kim
  • Caroline Schmelter

The development and testing of this program was supported by R34 DA039011from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the University of Virginia, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or the National Institutes of Health.