KARTERRIA FINKLEY has more than 10 years of public health and health promotion service. She has previously worked as a linkage to care navigator and HIV clinical quality improvement assistant in Atlanta, and as a health educator for the DeKalb County board of health, and she completed a health information technology practicum with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her areas of research include health information exchange, health informatics, health promotion, HIV and sexually transmitted infections risk reduction and prevention, adolescent health, and wellness and occupational health and wellness. She received a B.S. from Kennesaw State University, an MPH and MBA from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is working to complete a Ph.D. in public health from Georgia Southern University.
Atlanta is navigating a duel-pandemic, with city leaders focused on combating the spread of Covid-19, while also battling the continued spread of HIV/AIDS in pockets of communities. To support this work, Atlanta is partnering with FUSE Executive Fellow Karterria Finkley to help devise a targeted, cross-sector strategic plan to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic, improving the health of Black residents who have been disproportionately impacted by both public health crises.