Michaela Maynard

Michaela graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. Upon graduation, she enrolled at The George Washington University, where she attained a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Global Health. She worked for several years as a clinical research assistant, studying HIV and hepatitis C coinfection, before deciding to pursue a career in nursing. Michaela holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Yale University. As a Nurse Practitioner at The Miriam Hospital, Michaela provides direct patient care and assists with research projects. Her clinical time is spent at the only publicly funded sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Rhode Island, as well as Rhode Island’s only dedicated Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program. She also cares for HIV-infected patients at The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center. Michaela is involved in research dedicated to HIV screening and prevention. She is also actively involved in community-based public health programs that work to encourage prevention and improve testing and treatment of HIV and STIs among sexual and gender minorities in Rhode Island. In her free time, Michaela enjoys reading, bike riding, cooking and spending time with her family.