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SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Health Center
STAR Health Center (SHC)
Sophia Gibbs-Cohen, BA
Ms. Gibbs-Cohen is the Administrative Director of the Adult HIV Service of University Hospital of Brooklyn. Her responsibilities include administrative oversight for both the STAR Health Center as well as the inpatient HIV service of University Hospital of Brooklyn. She comes to us from Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute where she had substantial responsibility overseeing research and community-based activities in the Division of Substance Use.
Ms. Cooper joined the SHC in 2005 as a patient greeter and administrative assistant. In 2007 she was promoted to Administrative Support Supervisor. In this role, she oversees all activities related to patient scheduling and maintenance of medical records. Ms. Cooper holds an associate's degree in human services is currently working towards completion of a bachelor's degree in health administration.
Ms. Hamilton, Administrative Secretary, joined the STAR Program as a temporary worker in 1994. She worked in the main office and the WIHS program before transferring to the SHC. She is currently completing a BS in Nursing and also presently works as an emergency medical technician (EMT) for the Fire Department of New York.
Ms. Yee-Reid has joined the SHC as a Registrar in 1997. Prior to her tenure at University Hospital, she worked eight years at Long Island College Hospital in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Ms. Arthur-Collymore joined the SHC in 2005 as a Registrar. Previously she worked 22 years as an Assistant and Registrar in UHB's Ambulatory Care Suite B. She is also a certified Nurse Technician.