Maile Young Karris, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA

Dr. Maile Karris is a board-certified internal medicine and infectious diseases physician who has been caring for persons living with HIV since 2004. She cares for a variety of persons living with HIV but has a special interest in the successful aging of persons living with HIV.
Dr. Karris is also an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health and Geriatrics & Gerontology and participates in clinical and translational HIV research at the AntiViral Research Center and through the Center For AIDS Research (CFAR). She also currently serves as the Associate Director of the CFAR Clinical Investigation Core and the Owen Clinic Research Director. Through these roles, Dr. Karris fosters the performance of clinical and translational HIV research by assisting with study design, study implementation, participant recruitment, the research regulatory processes, and data safety monitoring.
Currently, her research interests stem from the “bedside-to-bench”, in that she pursues research questions that directly respond to the day-to-day needs of the people she cares for. Examples of Dr. Karris’ current research interests include novel approaches to managing chronic pain in older adults living with HIV and the development of novel approaches to caring for older adults living with HIV with a focus on loneliness and stigma.

Patrick Kenney, DO

Infectious Disease Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Dr. Patrick Kenney is an infectious disease specialist in Weston, FL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cleveland Clinic Florida and Cleveland Clinic Florida. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice 9 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French, Italian, and Spanish. He specializes in HIV/AIDS medicine, healthcare associated infections, transplant/immunocompromised states, and international health, travel & tropical and is experienced in sexually transmitted infections.

Jeff Taylor

Executive Director
HIV + Aging Research Project - Palm Springs (HARP-PS)
Palm Springs, CA

HIV+ for 35 years, Jeff has served as a community advisory to many research groups—beginning with the UCSD AntiViral Research Center Community Advisory Board (CAB), now called, the Community Scientific Subcommittee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. He continues to serve on the NCI's AIDS Malignancy Consortium as a community representative to their Steering Committee, HPV Working Group, and the ANCHOR Study; DHHS AntiRetroviral Guidelines Panel, the Community Advisory Board for the CARE Collaboratory, the Gladstone amfAR Cure Institute CAB, the CROI Program Committee; and on the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition's Drug Development Committee--which meets regularly with pharmaceutical and Food and Drug Administration on HIV drug development issues. Locally, Jeff produces a monthly treatment education series on HIV treatment issues for HIV patients & providers, and is the executive director of the HIV+ Aging Research Project-Palm Springs that conducts patient-centered, community-based research on aging & HIV.