Watkins-Hayes joins El-Sayed to talk about HIV/AIDS impact

February 23, 2022 America Dissected

Celeste Watkins-Hayes, associate dean for academic affairs and founding director of the Center for Racial Justice, recently appeared on, America Dissected, a podcast hosted by Abdul El-Sayed, former Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence. She discussed the impact of HIV on patients' lives. 

"It is critically important to listen to the voices of those most affected by a particular social experience or condition," Watkins-Hayes said. "When I think about studying the HIV epidemic, some of our most important lessons to be learned come from talking to the people who are living the experience, who are navigating the health care system in the context of living with illness, and who are in some cases getting involved in the activism around a particular illness and the conditions that fuel an illness."