PHIL MEYER is a member of the adjunct faculty. A licensed clinical social worker, he serves as associate director of the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is a founding member of SPECTRUM, Charles Drew’s HIV psychosocial program, and over the last 20 years has served in various capacities with the agency, from direct service provider to clinical director. He currently provides clinical supervision for social workers on staff.
Meyer is also executive director of Drew Cares International, a nonprofit organization that gives support to HIV prevention and care programs in Rwanda and Angola. He developed and maintained psychosocial services for soldiers living with HIV in the Rwandan Defense Force and trained soldiers in peer counseling techniques in Namibia.
Previously, he served as a consumer liaison for the HIV/AIDS Treatment Adherence, Health Outcomes and Cost Study, a project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the HIV/AIDS Bureau and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He was also a lecturer in the graduate school of public policy and social research at the University of California, Los Angeles, for six years.
He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a master’s degree in social welfare from UCLA. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Glendale, California.