Aron is an espresso-sipping interdisciplinary researcher who lovingly intermingles the biomedical sciences with feminist and cultural theory in his work. A curious scientist, Aron’s passion for HIV/AIDS research is driven by values rooted in social justice, and informed by his own experiences navigating the medical system with a chronic disease, as well as being in the LGBTQ community. In 2014, he joined up with Project Open Hand (POH), a non-profit based in San Francisco that provides nutrition support to people living with HIV, and jumped on an opportunity to coordinate a study investigating the impact of a full nutrition intervention for people living with HIV. The study, Changing Health Through Food Support, is a joint project between POH and UCSF. Aron is eager to explore avenues in the public policy arena where findings from the study, and more broadly HIV research, could be applied.