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AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC)

The AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) provides on-site HIV training for health care providers in Brooklyn and Staten Island, targeting community-based clinics, hospitals, and substance abuse treatment programs that provide HIV care.The training population includes physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing assistants, dentists, dental assistants, and health care support service professionals. For those clinicians who would like experiential training in HIV care, AETC organizes observational preceptorships at the STAR Health Center. Funding for this program is provided by HRSA through a subcontract with Columbia University.

Key Personnel:

Jameela Yusuff, MD, MPH           Medical Director, STAR Health Center
David Odegaard, MPH                    Director of Clinical Education Programs
Michele Wilson, MPH                      Education Coordinator

Clinical Consultants:

Jack DeHovitz, MD, MPH ID, HIV Specialist
Elliot DeHaan, MD ID, HIV Specialist, HCV
Jessica Yager, MD ID, HIV Specialist 
Kristina Brown, RPA-C HIV Specialist, Quality of Care
Barbara O’Sullivan, ANP HIV Specialist, Colposcopy
Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, MPH Adolescent HIV Specialist
Ryan Scanlan, PA HIV Specialist

Special Annual Events:

HIV Update for Pharmacists (in collaboration with Long Island University School of Pharmacy)

Site Area of Expertise:

  • ARV Treatment (all aspects)
  • Women and HIV
  • Case Conferencing
  • Substance Use Related Issues (Smoking Cessation, Adherence, etc.)
  • Prevention Related Issues (PwP, Motivational Interviewing, Vertical Transmission, etc.)
  • LGBT Cultural Competency

Longitudinal Training Sites:

  • Interfaith Hospital
  • Wyckoff Medical Center
  • Brookdale Hospital
  • Brooklyn Hospital
  • Caribbean American Family Health Center
  • Sunset Terrace Family Health Center
  • Brownsville Multi-Service Center
  • Lutheran Hospital
  • Pierre-Toussaint Clinic
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Beacon Christian Community Health
  • Richmond University Hospital
  • Project Samaritan

Programs to Expand/Regionalize:

Scaling up HCV treatment in HIV Primary Care Settings

Catchment Area: Brooklyn and Staten Island

AETC Partner since: 2002

Archived Training Presentations:

Archived Webinar:

"Implementation of Hepatitis C Treatment"

A Presentation for the Hepatitis C in 2014 Webinar Series

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Presented by:

Jameela Yusuff, MD, MPH

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

The Hepatitis C in 2014 Webinar Series is presented by the New York/New Jersey AETC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Region II.

Release Date: March 31, 2014


For more information please visit the NY NJ AETC Website:

Or contact:

David Odegaard, MPH
Director of Clinical Education

Telephone: (718) 270-4752


Michele Wilson, MPH

Program Coordinator

Telephone: (718) 270-4490


SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012
Fax: (718) 270-2440