Dr. Darrell Wheeler, PACHA Member and Nationally Recognized HIV Researcher, Appointed President of SUNY New Paltz

Content From: Kaye Hayes, Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and Acting Director, Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for HealthPublished: May 16, 20221 min read


Darrell Wheeler at a PACHA Meeting

Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and a nationally recognized HIV researcher, has been appointed President of the State University of New York (SUNY) New Paltz. On May 3, 2022, SUNY Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley and the SUNY Board of Trustees announced his appointment.

Dr. Wheeler has served on PACHA since August 2021. Previously, during the Obama administration, Dr. Wheeler served as PACHA’s vice chair. His decades of scholarly work have focused on health disparities experienced by Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. He has led several significant HIV prevention and intervention studies and currently serves on the executive management committee of the NIH-supported HIV Prevention Trials Network. Dr. Wheeler also has worked to promote the engagement and success of underrepresented minorities in HIV prevention sciences.

My colleagues at the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy and I extend our sincere congratulations to Dr. Wheeler on his appointment. The Council has benefitted from his wisdom and insights and I am certain SUNY New Paltz will as well. We look forward to continuing to work with him to end the HIV epidemic.

Read Dr. Wheeler’s full bio on the PACHA Members & Staff page. Read the SUNY New Paltz announcementExit Disclaimer of Dr. Wheeler’s appointment as president.