Mariam Davtyan is Doctoral Candidate at UC Irvine’s Program in Public Health. Her research focuses on HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination; particularly in healthcare settings and within provider-patient interactions. Mariam’s interest in HIV/AIDS goes back more than a decade. Since 2005, she has been conducting pediatric and adult HIV/AIDS research studies at the LAC+USC Maternal, Child & Adolescent Center for Infectious Diseases and Virology (MCA Center), focusing on the effects of HIV medications on children and pregnant women. She is the founder and liaison of MCA’s English-speaking Community Advisory Board (CAB); a forum that consists of women of color living with HIVAIDS who provide feedback on clinical services and community needs. Her work with women with HIV has inspired her to study stigma, a significant stressor that leads to poor health outcomes. She has received two fellowships from the University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) and UC Irvine’s Newkirk Center for Science and Society to examine HIV-stigma in women of color using PhotoVoice, a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methodology involving documentary photography. She has applied this unique methodological tool to define and describe the extent of stigma among African American and Latina women living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. She is currently running a PhotoVoice-informed research study to train healthcare workers, including physicians, nurses, and ancillary support staff, about stigma. Mariam has presented her research at many national and international conferences, including the International Conference on HIV-Stigma at Howard University in Washington, DC and at the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study network meeting in Bethesda, MD. Most recently, she presented her work on HIV-stigma in healthcare settings at the International AIDS Summit in Durban, South Africa.