Austin Nation, PhD, RN, PHN is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco -- School of Nursing, Community Health Systems. He has been a nurse for over 30 years and is currently an Assistant Professor at California State University (CSU), Fullerton. His research interest is with understanding substance use and HIV among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM), funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)/ American Nurses Association (ANA) Minority Fellowship Program. Dr. Nation was also a fellow in the Black AIDS Institute's African American HIV University -- Science and Treatment College. He has been doing HIV prevention education for over 15 years.
As part of his pre-doctoral studies, Austin completed both the Minority Control Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR), as well as was awarded the California Pre-doctoral Program -- Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholars, completing summer research internships at both Yale University and Duke University..
Dr. Nation completed his Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in leadership and education from California State University, Fullerton. He was the recipient of the CSU Chancellor/William Randolph Hearst Award and the Graduate Assistant in Areas of National Need (GAANN) -- Clinical Teaching and Research Scholar Fellow..
He is actively involved in a number of professional organizations including past president of The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) -- Bay Area Chapter, past vice president of the Bay Area Black Nurses Association (BABNA), and secretary of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) -- Greater San Francisco Chapter.
Jenna Kawamoto, PharmD is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center (VAGLA). Dr. Kawamoto earned her doctor of pharmacy degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the VA in Roseburg, Oregon and then completed a PGY-2 fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the VAGLA. Dr. Kawamoto has involved in all steps of hepatitis C care including screening, referral, evaluation, treatment and follow-up care. She serves a preceptor for rotational and PGY-1 pharmacy residents. She also participates in clinical research, quality assurance, and quality improvement projects involving hepatitis C and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). .