Currently, Liz Salomon works as the program director for the Data and Operations Center of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study — a project that examines the long-term impact of exposure to HIV and antiretroviral therapies in children born to mothers living with HIV — at the Harvard School of Public Health. She began her public health career in 1998 when she began working on HIV prevention research in the Research and Evaluation Department (now The Fenway Institute, or TFI) at Fenway Health. She then joined the MGH Clinical Research Program (now Division of Clinical Research), where she worked as the assistant director of the education unit, directing the development and dissemination of hospital-wide investigator and study staff clinical research training.
Liz then returned to TFI to serve as the project director of community-based research for the Boston site of the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN), where she directed Connect to Protect Boston and the SMILE Program which, together, worked to examine the power of racial justice and health-equity-focused community mobilization and structural (program, policy, and practice-level) change as a means of primary and secondary HIV prevention for youth in Boston. She then served as the director of programs at Primary Care Progress, an organization that works with health professions students and practitioners across the United States to inspire, nurture, and activate leadership, innovation, and advocacy among interprofessional teams of primary care change-makers.
Liz received her Master of Education degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus on qualitative and participatory research and education for social and political change. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and has received training in mindfulness-based stress reduction from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society. When Liz is not working, she loves to spend time with her wife and 13-year-old twins, ride her bike, swim, and practice yoga.