YG is a Project Director for the UNI Project. His work centers on critically examining—and ultimately eliminating—the entrenched disparities in HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men (MSM) and transgender and gender diverse individuals (TSM) who have sex with men in high-burden, resource-limited settings. Previously, YG was a Research Assistant for CNU.
YG is currently completing a dissertation that uses data from the UNI Project to investigate contemporary approaches to addressing HIV prevention needs (e.g., HIV testing and treatment) among the study participants. He plans to build on this research to develop and test an intervention aimed at generating demands for safe and equitable HIV prevention and care among MSM and TSM through harnessing peer influence and emerging technology.
YG received his BA in International Studies from Emory University, and his MSW from CSSW, where he was also a recipient of the Linda and Peter Hoffman Writing Award. YG calls Seoul and Jakarta home, and also speaks Korean and Indonesian.