Miami AIDS Project
Jesus Felizzola is the Chairman of MAP’s Board of Directors. He received his degree as a Doctor of Medicine and a post-doctoral degree in Health Services Administration from the Northern University in Colombia, South America. He also holds a post-doctoral degree in Latin American Studies with focus on Public Health and Economics from Florida International University. He brings to MAP more than 20 years of experience in HIV/AIDS clinical care, research, program evaluation, and community organizing both in Latin America and in the United States. Jesus Felizzola currently serves as associate Director of Howard University’s Research Program in the Epidemiology and Prevention of Drug Abuse and AIDS (PEPDAA), and project Director of the Minority Institutions Drug Abuse Research Development Program (MIDARP), both endeavors in the university’s College of Medicine. Felizzola has worked in a variety of professional positions and major appointments including serving as Manager of the Cultural Competency Program for the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC) at Howard University and consultant to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Communicable Disease Branch to develop a statewide community-mobilizing HIV/AIDS Initiative targeting Latinos. He has also served as principal investigator and co-investigator in NIH and HRSA-funded grants which included serving as Associate Director for the Latino HIV/AIDS Behavioral Sciences Center at Florida International University and Evaluation Services Manager at Community AIDS Resource in Miami, Florida. He has served on committees and expert panels of national significance providing consultation and insight on an array of healthcare related areas for agencies including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and the National Association of People Living with AIDS.