Yvette Cuca is a Research Specialist with the UCSF School of Nursing and the UCSF Women's HIV Program. She serves as Evaluator for a SAMHSA-funded program addressing trauma and substance use in women living with HIV; and for a HRSA-funded Black Women First SPNS program on trauma, substance use, and stigma in Black women living with HIV. She is Co-PI of an international multi-site study on the impact of COVID-19 on people living with HIV, in collaboration with the International Nursing Network for HIV Research. She is collaborating on qualitative research examining best practices for the implementation of Long-Acting Injectable ART in community pharmacies. Her past research has focused on sexual and reproductive health, and childbearing decision-making for women living with HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on the role of social stigma.