The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)’s Endgame Leadership Chair Award is competitively awarded to an Ontario HIV researcher with an excellent and relevant program of data collection, evidence-sharing, and impact that aims to close gaps in HIV prevention, testing and diagnosis, engagement in care and/or achievement of viral suppression. Endgame Leadership Chair recipients drive change in Ontario by working with defined priority populations of people affected by HIV. Their data, evidence-sharing, and impact activities should uncover gaps and identify solutions, and/or examine interventions at multiple points on the cascade.
Professor David J. Brennan currently holds the OHTN Endgame Leadership Chair in Gay and Bisexual Men’s Health (Social Work). In line with the OHTN’s strategic directions to 2026, his program of research among gay, bisexual, two-spirit, and other men who have sex with men (GB2M) seeks to: 1) gather and analyze data on the HIV epidemic among GB2M in Ontario; 2) conduct targeted and high impact community-engaged research; 3) support the use of the best available data and research to advance efforts to mitigate the impact of HIV and STIs among GB2M; and 4) assist the OHTN in building the backbone for collective impact among policy makers, other researchers, community organizations and the GB2M communities across Ontario.