John W. Coberg II
During his time at IUPUI, he started volunteering for The Damien Center while taking an “AIDS & Society” course. This course help plant the seed that later blossomed into a passion for working to end HIV in Indiana. He is excited to combine his two passions and make an impact at The Damien Center, combined with background in public health with a concentration in community health, program planning, implementation and evaluation. John has worked for the school of public health as a research assistant where he did a variety of things ranging from data transfer between databases, one on one interviewing participants for a project on stable housing for that chronically homeless, helped develop a best practices guide for a local county jail for implementing HIV & HCV rapid testing upon entry, worked on school based health clinics in charter schools, and I also was able to be trained as a Mental Health First Aid through Adult and Child. Currently a masters student in sociology with a medical concentration focusing on queer health issues. John is also the IUPUI Volunteer Coordinator for The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. John also volunteers for Team Friendly Indiana, another organization that educates on HIV stigma and how to combat it by having friendly conversations one person at time.