Dr. Michele Andrasik
is a clinical health psychologist. She is the Director of Social Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement for the Fred Hutchinson-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), Senior Staff Scientist in the Fred Hutch Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and an Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her research interests include resilience, social and structural drivers of disease, identifying and reducing barriers to HIV prevention, community-based participatory research and qualitative methods.
Dr. Andrasik received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami in 2006, where her work focused on assessing and addressing barriers to access to care and treatment among low income African American HIV seropositive and HPV seropositive women. She also has a Masters Degrees in Health Education and Psychological Counseling from Columbia University.
Dr. Andrasik is highly committed to developing collaborative relationships between researchers and community members and brings extensive expertise utilizing Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approaches, Qualitative Research methods and working with communities and community organizations, both as a researcher and as a service provider. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Andrasik was the Director of AIDS Services for a community-based HIV/AIDS service organization with offices in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. She has also served on several community boards and committees in New York, Miami, and Seattle.