DIRECTOR OF CBA PROGRAMS
Miguel Chion, MD, MPH is currently the Associate Director of Education and Capacity Building for AIDS Project Los Angeles. He oversees two national CBA programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This initiative provides trainings and technical assistance to community based HIV/AIDS organizations and health departments nationally. Chion has been working in the HIV/AIDS field for more than 15 years, and is an expert in prevention to diverse high risk communities, having received his MPH in health services from UCLA. In 2004, he began specializing in capacity building in the western region of United States, helping HIV organizations and health departments effectively use technology and information to expand HIV prevention scope and effectiveness.
In 2009, under his leadership he increased the funding for these capacity building programs and launched two national CBA programs entitled Shared Action and Shared Action HD. Chion also received his MD in general practice in Peru, and has worked as a physician in clinical settings. Most notably, Chion worked at the ministry of health in Peru implementing the first national sentinel surveillance program. Beyond his professional work, Chion has supported community coalitions that focus on Latino health. Chion served on the board of directors of ALIANZA Latino caucus, which conducted lectures and professional trainings in Spanish for service providers working in Latino communities. He has also conducted several presentations to people living with AIDS/HIV on different topics related to the epidemic, related diseases such as Hepatitis C and treatment.