LaRon E Nelson is the Independence Foundation Professor and Associate Dean of Global Affairs and Planetary Health at the Yale School of Nursing. He is also the Director of the Justice, Community Capacity & Equity Core in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at the Yale School of Public Health. LaRon’s research focuses on developing and testing strategies to optimize the equitable implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV and STI treatment in Black communities in the United States and Canada, as well as sexual minorities in East and West Africa. His research has been sponsored by the US National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, US National Institute of Nursing Research, US National Institute of Mental Health, Canadian Institute of Health Research and Grand Challenges Canada. LaRon is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Nurses.