Jae Sevelius, PhD
I am an Associate Professor in Residence with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Division of Prevention Sciences, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco. I lead several community-based research projects at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health focused on leveraging data to develop culturally relevant, trauma-informed, and transgender–specific programs and interventions to promote holistic health and wellness among transgender people, with an emphasis on serving transgender women of color and those affected by HIV. I am also a licensed clinical psychologist.
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, - Behavioral Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Bachelor of Science, - Psychology, University of Florida
PhD, - Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri
M.A., - Gender Studies, University of Missouri
Pre-doctoral internship, APA-accredited, - Counseling and Testing Center, University of Oregon
Honors and Awards
- Mid-career Development Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2020
- Outstanding Achievement Award, American Psychological Association, Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2018
- Strengthening Team Science in California, CREDITS - Center for Research, Excellence, and Diversity in Team Science, 2017
- Early Career Research Excellence Award - Behavioral Science, Gladstone Center for AIDS Research, UCSF, 2016
- UCSF CORO Faculty Leadership, CORO, UCSF, 2015
- Innovative Dissemination Award, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF, 2010
- Couples-based approach to HIV prevention for transgender women and their partners: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial testing the efficacy of the 'It Takes Two' intervention.
- We Are All Women: Barriers and facilitators to inclusion of transgender women in HIV treatment and support services designed for cisgender women
- Sex Hormone Therapy and Tenofovir Diphosphate Concentration in Dried Blood Spots: Primary Results of the iBrEATHe Study.
- What sexual and gender minority people want researchers to know about sexual orientation and gender identity questions: a qualitative study
- A Pilot Study to Evaluate a Novel Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Peer Outreach and Navigation Intervention for Women at High Risk for HIV Infection
- Research with Marginalized Communities: Challenges to Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- HIV Testing and PrEP Use in a National Probability Sample of Sexually Active Transgender People in the United States
- Sheroes: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Community-Driven, Group-Level HIV Intervention Program for Transgender Women.
- "She is Like a Sister to Me." Gender-Affirming Services and Relationships are Key to the Implementation of HIV Care Engagement Interventions with Transgender Women of Color.
- A Longitudinal Cohort Study of HIV-Negative Transgender Women of Color in New York City: The TURNNT (‘Trying to Understand Relationships, Networks and Neighborhoods among Transgender women of color’) Study
- Identifying Opportunities for Collaboration Across the Social Sciences to Reach the 10-10-10: A Multilevel Approach.
- Relationship Stigma and HIV Risk Behavior Among Cisgender Men Partnered with Transgender Women: The Moderating Role of Sexual Identity.
- "Some of us, we don't know where we're going to be tomorrow." Contextual factors affecting PrEP use and adherence among a diverse sample of transgender women in San Francisco.
- Developing Correctional Policy, Practice, and Clinical Care Considerations for Incarcerated Transgender Patients Through Collaborative Stakeholder Engagement.
- The Psychedelic Renaissance and the limitations of a White-dominant medical framework
- Evidence for the Model of Gender Affirmation: The Role of Gender Affirmation and Healthcare Empowerment in Viral Suppression Among Transgender Women of Color Living with HIV.
- Medical Mistrust and PrEP Perceptions Among Transgender Women: A Cluster Analysis.
- Optimising HIV programming for transgender women in Brazil.
- Commitment, interpersonal stigma, and mental health in romantic relationships between transgender women and cisgender male partners.
- From erasure to opportunity: a qualitative study of the experiences of transgender men around pregnancy and recommendations for providers.
- Challenges and opportunities for gender-affirming healthcare for transgender women in prison.
- Transgender Population Size in the United States: a Meta-Regression of Population-Based Probability Samples.
- The Transgender Women of Color Initiative: Implementing and Evaluating Innovative Interventions to Enhance Engagement and Retention in HIV Care
- The future of PrEP among transgender women: the critical role of gender affirmation in research and clinical practices.
- Transgender Women in Clinical Trials of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis.
- Transgender women, hormonal therapy and HIV treatment: a comprehensive review of the literature and recommendations for best practices.
- PrEP adherence among trans women in Brazil-access needed for this key population - Authors' reply.
- 'You should build yourself up as a whole product': Transgender female identity in Lima, Peru.
- Acceptability and Feasibility of HIV Self-Testing Among Transgender Women in San Francisco: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study.
- Adult development and quality of life of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
- Barriers to healthcare for transgender individuals.
- 'I am not a man': Trans-specific barriers and facilitators to PrEP acceptability among transgender women.
- In the name of brevity: The problem with binary HIV risk categories.
- HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in transgender women: a subgroup analysis of the iPrEx trial.
- Syndemics and gender affirmation: HIV sexual risk in female-to-male trans masculine adults reporting sexual contact with cisgender males.
- Transgender men who experienced pregnancy after female-to-male gender transitioning.
- Becoming Janet Mock. [Review of the book Redefining realness: My path to womanhood, identity, love and so much more., by J. Mock]
- Correlates of antiretroviral adherence and viral load among transgender women living with HIV.
- Barriers and facilitators to engagement and retention in care among transgender women living with human immunodeficiency virus.
- Racial/ethnic disparities in history of incarceration, experiences of victimization, and associated health indicators among transgender women in the U.S.
- Gender Affirmation: A Framework for Conceptualizing Risk Behavior among Transgender Women of Color.
- Transgender women of color: discrimination and depression symptoms.
- Preliminary support for the construct of health care empowerment in the context of treatment for human immunodeficiency virus.
- HIV/AIDS programming in the United States: considerations affecting transgender women and girls.
- Antiretroviral therapy adherence among transgender women living with HIV.
- "There's no pamphlet for the kind of sex I have": HIV-related risk factors and protective behaviors among transgender men who have sex with nontransgender men.
- Informing interventions: the importance of contextual factors in the prediction of sexual risk behaviors among transgender women.
- Student responsiveness to women's and gender studies classes: The importance of initial student attitudes and classroom relationships
- Men who have sex with transgender women: challenges to category-based HIV prevention.
- The effects of prior attitudes and attitude importance on attitude change and class impact in women’s and gender studies