Dr. Barbara Blake received her Bacelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Southern College located in Lakeland, Florida; her Master of Science in Nursing from University of South Florida located in Tampa, Florida; and her Doctor of Philosopy in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University located in Denton, Texas. Dr. Blake is a Professor of Nursing at Kennesaw State University and has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. Her area of nursing practice has been primarily in community health settings. For the several years Dr. Blake has been involved in HIV prevention projects for the State of Georiga. She served as the project director/co-director for the 2004 – 2006 and 2007 HIV Comprehensive Community Services Assessments and the 2005 – 2006 and 2008 HIV Comprehensive Plans. Dr. Blake has co-authored numerous publications, presented on a variety of topies at both national and international conferences, and is currently focusing her research on HIV and aging.