Athi Myint-U is a public health specialist and experienced instructional designer who directs programs and research studies in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, including HIV/AIDS and mental health. Her work informs best practices in developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions to vulnerable populations, as well as Web-based training and technical assistance resources for health care providers and community agency staff.
During her career at EDC, Myint-U has developed multiple video-based and online interventions related to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, including Safe in the City and VOICES/VOCES. She also led a multi-year study on the effectiveness of an audio-based HIV prevention program for parents living in low-income, urban communities, and she developed digital and mobile-responsive tools for veterans coping with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Myint-U earned a BA from Harvard College and an EdM from Harvard University.
“It’s critical to get input from representatives of the target audience throughout the development process to make sure a program is not only relevant but one that people will want to use.”
Myint-U, A., Bull, S., Greenwood, G. L., Patterson, J., Rietmeijer, C. A., Vrungos, S., . . . O’Donnell, L. N. (2008, June 10). Safe in the city: Developing an effective video-based intervention for STD clinic waiting rooms. Advance online publication. Health Promotion Practice. doi:10.1177/1524839908318830
Myint-U, A., O’Donnell, L., Osher, D., Petrosino, A., & Stueve, A. (2008). Piloting a searchable database of dropout prevention programs in nine low-income, urban school districts in the Northeast and Islands Region. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.
The Safe in the City kit includes prevention posters, a user's guide, and a DVD of Safe in the City, a 23-minute HIV/STD prevention video designed to be easily integrated into cli
Based on a popular smartphone app created by the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, the Web-based PTSD Coach Online offers 17 different evidence-informed tools to help individ
EDC developed Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex (VOICES/VOCES), a video-based intervention designed to increase condom use among heterosexual African American and La