Athi Myint-U



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.”

Speaking Highlights

Using Online Content Sharing and Social Networking Strategies to Support High-Impact Condom Distribution Programs

Co-presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
Boston, MA
November 2013

Delivering Online Skills-Based Training on HIV Prevention Interventions through the Creative Use of Interaction and Rich Media

Co-presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
San Francisco, CA
October 2012



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.

Selected Resources


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