Veronica L. Richards

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Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Hometown: Jupiter, Florida
Research Interests: My primary research interest is the epidemiology of HIV and related health outcomes.
Long-term career goals: My long-term career goals include remaining in academia as a researcher and professor.
What philosophy guides your education? “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
Date Accomplishments
February 2019
  • Paper accepted for publication. Richards, V., Tremblay, E., Assessment of Current MRSA Screening Protocols and Outcomes at an Academic Medical Center. Accepted, AJIC.
January 2019
  • Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, GA: V. Richards, R. Williams, A. Fiore, C. Cook, R. Lucero, A. Algarin, S. Canidate, E. Spencer, R. Cook. “Exploring HIV-related stigma in the Southern United States: a qualitative study.”
December 2018
  • Abstract accepted for presentation at the Miami Winter Symposium: Evolving Concepts in HIV and Emerging Viral Infections in Miami, FL. V. Richards,R. Williams, A. Fiore, C. Cook, R. Lucero, A. Algarin, S. Canidate, E. Spencer, R. Cook “Exploring HIV-related stigma in the Southern United States: a qualitative study
November 2018
  • Co-authored abstract accepted for presentation at the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) 17th Annual Conference in January 2019 in San Diego, CA. Rich SN, Mavian C, Richards V, Cook R, Prosperi M, Salemi M. “Integrating Phylodynamic Techniques for Next-generation HIV Surveillance in Florida.”
October 2018
  • Letter to the Editor published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases: Should we consider marijuana use in relation to physical activity and cognitive impairment in persons with HIV infection?The Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiy598, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiy598
August 2018
  • Received award for best poster in phylogenetic inference at the 23rd International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) in Berlin, Germany.