Rodney VanDerwarker oversees operations and administration for our Medical and Behavioral Health departments along with The Fenway Institute. He also oversees the partnership between AIDS Action Committee and Fenway Health. Rodney has held his current position since January, 2013.
Rodney joined Fenway in 1997 after directing an AIDS service organization in southwest New Hampshire for several years. His first role at Fenway was coordinator of the Explore study, a randomized controlled trial of a multi-site behavioral intervention to help prevent HIV transmission among MSM. In 1999, he was named Associate Director for Research Operations and oversaw community education on research studies for Fenway Health as well as other study operations. In 2002, Rodney was appointed Administrative Director of The Fenway Institute working closely with Institute faculty and other collaborating researchers on the design and implementation of research studies and professional development programs in HIV/AIDS and LGBT health. He also oversaw program design and implementation for community education efforts.
Rodney earned his Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) in 2008 and received their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. He currently serves on the BUSPH Health Policy, Management and Law Department’s Advisory Board and on the Alumni Advisory Council for the school. Over the years, he has co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and conference abstracts with colleagues in the areas of LGBT health and HIV prevention and care.