Dolls of Hope Workshop
Friday, June 23, 2023, 10:00 am
In conjunction with Living Room, San Francisco 1986
Dollmaking Workshop with Dr. Cynthia Davis. Dolls are sent to children in Africa recently diagnosed with HIV
Cyntha Davis teaches in the Urban MPH Program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. From 1981 to 1983, she served as a Research Assistant with the National Hospice Study and was recruited to work at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in 1984, directing a teen pregnancy prevention program targeting at risk racial/ethnic minority youth residing in South Los Angeles County. In 1986, she was recruited to direct the federally CDC funded National HIV/AIDS Information and Education Project, a national HIV/AIDS education and primary prevention project targeting elected and appointed African American officials from throughout the U.S.; she directed this national program from 1986 to 1992. She developed the first dedicated HIV mobile testing and community outreach project in Los Angeles County in 1991 and she served as Co-Investigator, from 2001 to 2006, on the HRSA funded National SPNS Project. She joined the Board of Directors of AIDS Healthcare Foundation in 1988, formerly the AIDS Hospice Foundation, which is the largest non-profit AIDS Service Organization in the world, serving over 1.2 million clients globally. She actively is engaged in community service and research projects for the university and in 2018, the Cynthia Davis Lifelong Learning Institute for Community Transformation was named in her honor by the College of Science and Health at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.