Robert Sember works at the intersection of art and public health.  He is a member of the international sound-art collective, Ultra-red, which helped establish the Arbert Santana Ballroom Archive and Oral History Project, an initiative by and for members of the African-American and Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in New York City.  His ethnographic research in the U.S. and South Africa has focused on governmental and non-governmental substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness service sectors with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment access.  He is a Senior Associate with the Center for Social Innovation where he leads initiatives concerning the impact of the Affordable Care Act on addiction and mental health recovery.  Robert is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at The New School’s Eugene Lang College and is on the faculty of the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society at the University of Amsterdam’s Graduate School of Social Sciences.