Judith Auerbach


I am a sociologist who works at the nexus of science and policy, with a focus on HIV. My research and practice interests focus on the social organization of scientific knowledge, specifically the role and standing of social research; community engagement in research; and attention to women in the HIV response. In my work, I promote integrated approaches, engaging biological, behavioral, and social sciences and community experience.
PhD, 1986 - Sociology, University of California Berkeley
MA, 1982 - Sociology, University of California Berkeley
BA, 1978 - Sociology, University of California Berkeley
Honors and Awards
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2022
  • Team Award, National Institutes of Health, 2016
  • Feminist Scholar-Activist Award, American Sociological Association, Sex & Gender Section, 2014
  • Thomas M. Kelly Leadership Award, Project Inform, 2010
  • Career Award for Contributions to the Sociology of HIV/AIDS, Sociologists AIDS Network, 2008
  • Research in Action Award, Treatment Action Group, 2006
  • Mentor Award, Public Leadership & Education Network, 2005
  • Feminist Activist Award, Sociologists for Women in Society, 2004
  1. Auerbach JD, Forsyth AD, Davey C, Hargreaves JR, Group for lessons from pandemic HIV prevention for the COVID-19 response. Living with COVID-19 and preparing for future pandemics: revisiting lessons from the HIV pandemic. 2022. PMID: 36370713

  2. Campbell DM, Dubé K, Cowlings PD, Dionicio P, Tam RM, Agarwal H, Stockman JK, Auerbach JD, Sauceda JA, Conroy AA, Johnson MO. "It comes altogether as one:" perceptions of analytical treatment interruptions and partner protections among racial, ethnic, sex and gender diverse HIV serodifferent couples in the United States. 2022. PMID: 35810288

  3. Auerbach JD, Moran L, Weber S, Watson C, Keatley J, Sevelius J. Implementation Strategies for Creating Inclusive, All-Women HIV Care Environments: Perspectives From Trans and Cis Women. 2021. PMID: 33941451

  4. Adimora AA, Ramirez C, Poteat T, Archin NM, Averitt D, Auerbach JD, Agwu AL, Currier J, Gandhi M. HIV and women in the USA: what we know and where to go from here. 2021. PMID: 33617768

  5. Dubé K, Perry KE, Mathur K, Lo M, Javadi SS, Patel H, Concha-Garcia S, Taylor J, Kaytes A, Dee L, Campbell D, Kanazawa J, Smith D, Gianella S, Auerbach JD, Saberi P, Sauceda JA. Altruism: Scoping review of the literature and future directions for HIV cure-related research. 2020. PMID: 33294210

  6. Auerbach JD, Gerritsen AA, Dallabetta G, Morrison M, Garnett GP. A tale of two cascades: promoting a standardized tool for monitoring progress in HIV prevention. 2020. PMID: 32602653

  7. Hargreaves JR, Auerbach JD, Hensen B, Johnson S, Gregson S. Strengthening primary HIV prevention: better use of data to improve programmes, develop strategies and evaluate progress. 2020. PMID: 32602656

  8. Hargreaves J, Davey C, Group for lessons from pandemic HIV prevention for the COVID-19 response. Three lessons for the COVID-19 response from pandemic HIV. 2020. PMID: 32298644

  9. Dube K, Eskaf S, Evans D, Sauceda J, Saberi P, Brown B, Averitt D, Martel K, Meija M, Campbell D, Barr L, Kanazawa J, Perry K, Patel H, Luter S, Poteat T, Auerbach JD, Wohl DA. The Dose Response: Perceptions of People Living with HIV in the United States on Alternatives to Oral Daily Antiretroviral Therapy. 2019. PMID: 31608651

  10. Auerbach JD. Getting to Zero Begins With Getting to Ten. 2019. PMID: 31658195

  11. Zissette S, Atujuna M, Tolley EE, Okumu E, Auerbach JD, Hodder SL, Aral SO, Adimora AA. Cognitive testing of an instrument to evaluate acceptability and use of pre-exposure prophylaxis products among women. 2019. PMID: 32051657

  12. Deeks SG, Lewin SR, Ross AL, Ananworanich J, Benkirane M, Cannon P, Chomont N, Douek D, Lifson JD, Lo YR, Kuritzkes D, Margolis D, Mellors J, Persaud D, Tucker JD, Barre-Sinoussi F, Alter G, Auerbach J, Autran B, Barouch DH, Behrens G, Cavazzana M, Chen Z, Cohen ÉA, Corbelli GM, Eholié S, Eyal N, Fidler S, Garcia L, Grossman C, Henderson G, Henrich TJ, Jefferys R, Kiem HP, McCune J, Moodley K, Newman PA, Nijhuis M, Nsubuga MS, Ott M, Palmer S, Richman D, Saez-Cirion A, Sharp M, Siliciano J, Silvestri G, Singh J, Spire B, Taylor J, Tolstrup M, Valente S, van Lunzen J, Walensky R, Wilson I, Zack J. International AIDS Society global scientific strategy: towards an HIV cure 2016. 2016. PMID: 27400264

  13. Grossman CI, Ross AL, Auerbach JD, Ananworanich J, Dubé K, Tucker JD, Noseda V, Possas C, Rausch DM. Towards Multidisciplinary HIV-Cure Research: Integrating Social Science with Biomedical Research. 2015. PMID: 26642901

  14. Adimora AA, Ramirez C, Auerbach JD, Aral SO, Hodder S, Wingood G, El-Sadr W, Bukusi EA. Preventing HIV infection in women. 2013. PMID: 23764631

  15. Klot JF, Auerbach JD, Veronese F, Brown G, Pei A, Wira CR, Hope TJ, M'boup S. Greentree white paper: sexual violence, genitoanal injury, and HIV: priorities for research, policy, and practice. 2012. PMID: 22953712

  16. Heidari S, Abdool Karim Q, Auerbach JD, Buitendijk SE, Cahn P, Curno MJ, Hankins C, Katabira E, Kippax S, Marlink R, Marsh J, Marusic A, Nass HM, Montaner J, Pollitzer E, Ruiz-Cantero MT, Sherr L, Sow PS, Squires K, Wainberg MA. Gender-sensitive reporting in medical research. 2012. PMID: 22400977

  17. Adimora AA, Auerbach JD. Structural interventions for HIV prevention in the United States. 2010. PMID: 21406983

  18. Auerbach JD. The iPrEx results: lifting hopes, raising questions. 2010. PMID: 21591604

  19. Smith DK, Grohskopf LA, Black RJ, Auerbach JD, Veronese F, Struble KA, Cheever L, Johnson M, Paxton LA, Onorato IM, Greenberg AE. Antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after sexual, injection-drug use, or other nonoccupational exposure to HIV in the United States: recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2005. PMID: 15660015

  20. Auerbach JD. Principles of positive prevention. 2004. PMID: 15385909

  21. Auerbach JD. HIV/AIDS and aging: interventions for older adults. 2003. PMID: 12853853