Stephen Molldrem Stephen Molldrem, MA

Stephen Molldrem is a PhD Candidate in American Culture and the Graduate Certificate Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the University of Michigan. He is a Rackham Predoctoral Fellow for Academic Year 2018-2019. Since August of 2016, he has lived and worked in Atlanta.

Stephen's research extends across multiple domains in sexual and gender and minority health, health information technology (health IT), and how data about HIV, sexuality, and gender are used by key actors in the healthcare system. He has conducted community-engaged fieldwork in metropolitan Atlanta's HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ health, and public health communities for over two years. He has also studied transformations in U.S. federal policy in these areas that have taken place since 2009, focusing on the development of new IT systems, standards, and data exchange infrastructures. Stephen is currently finishing his dissertation, which argues that developments in biomedical HIV prevention, sexual and gender minority health, and health IT are profoundly remaking contemporary sexuality, which he conceptualizes as a system of power that deeply organizes society and individuality. The dissertation also proposes new methods for scholars to study and understand these transformations. Stephen identifies as an AIDS activist and a sex radical.

He is involved in multiple efforts in Atlanta and elsewhere on issues related to HIV and sexual freedom. He is a member of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). His academic writing has appeared in Porn Studies, CATALYST: Feminism, Theory Technoscience, and Feminist Formations.


Vickie Lynn Vickie Lynn, MSW, MPH

Vickie Lynn is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida (USF), College of Public Health, Community and Family Health, with a focus on Behavioral Health and is also an adjunct instructor at USF's School of Social Work.

Vickie earned both her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health at USF and is also a graduate scholar of the Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health at USF's College of Behavioral & Community Sciences. Her dissertation research focuses on implementation science and the integration of behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) services into primary care. Vickie also conducts workshops focusing on the history of HIV communication and how language (word choices) affect stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV.

For the past three decades, Vickie has worked with local and national organizations to address issues related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment, as well as, social justice and human rights issues.