Connie Trexler, RN, CPN, MSHS, serves as the program manager for Adolescent Clinical Research with a focus on HIV prevention, HIV treatment and transgender health. Her interests include adolescent sexual health, HIV prevention, and advocacy for inclusion of youth advisory boards into research and planning. She has worked extensively with the Adolescent Medicine HIV/AIDS Research Network (ATN) since 2001, serving as the Study Coordinator Chair from 2001 to 2006 and directing their Youth Advisory Board Program from 2006 to 2013. She has maintained certification in pediatric nursing for the past 25 years. Prior to moving into research, she worked as a nurse and clinical manager on the inpatient medical care unit at Children's National. She currently focuses her efforts on development of resources and support for implementation of research studies being conducted under the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and being a resource for others conducting research.