Our Team

Integrated PA DOH – PSCOM Co-PI Team
The Pennsylvania Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (PEHTI) is a PA DOH-directed initiative led by an integrated collaboration team of Co-Investigators from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) and Penn State College of Medicine (PSCOM). As implementation matures, the focus and project capacity is transitioning to technical support for: a) scale-up of site operations to truly routine opt-out HIV screening through EHPS protocols, b) USPSTF grade A recommendations on opt-out screening (& the implications for insurance reimbursement/billing), and c) Critical Phase Interventions focus areas of referral tracking, and linkage to and retention in prevention/care. Accordingly, the integrated PA DOH – PSCOM team reflects consolidation of the strengths of PEHTI & CPI projects:
Vladimir Krepets, PhD, MSci
PSCOM Co-Investigator/Associate Project Director for Technical Support for Operations
Faculty Research Associate
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
John J. Zurlo, MD
PSCOM Co-Investigator/Clinical Faculty Advisor
Professor of Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
Department of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Kenneth McGarvey
PA DOH Co-Principal Investigator
Director, Division of HIV/AIDS
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Benjamin Muthambi, DrPH, MPH
PA DOH Co-Principal Investigator/Project Director for Operations & Technical Support
Epidemiologist, HIV Epidemiology Investigation Section
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Technical Support for Field Operations Team
Lekhena Sros, PhD, MPH, RPh
Project Associate/Protocol Assurance for Correctional Healthcare
Faculty Research Associate/Snr Applied Public Health Fellow
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Thabiso Phiri, MS
Project Associate/Applied Public Health Fellow for Protocol Assurance,
Field Operations on Opt-Out HIV Screening & Referral Tracking/Linkage to Prevention/Care
HIV Epidemiology Investigation Section
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Vacant
Project Associate/Applied Public Health Fellow
Protocol Assurance, Field Operations on Referral Tracking, and Linkage to & Retention in Prevention/Care
Division of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
Department of Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Technical Support for Operations, Data Management & Analyses Team
Vladimir Krepets, PhD, MSci
Associate Project Director for Technical Support for Operations
Faculty Research Associate
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Nathaniel Geyer, MS
Project Associate/Applied Public Health Fellow
Technical Support for Scale-up
Division of Epidemiology
Department of Public Health Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine
Joseph Quick
Data Support Systems
Majco Services
Hershey
Logistics, Budget & Operations Support