Judy Tan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Judy Y. Tan is Assistant Professor of Medicine, at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), Division of Prevention Science, at UCSF. She received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut, where she was a fellow in the NIMH T-32 Predoctoral Fellowship, Social Processes of AIDS. She has certifications in Quantitative Research Methods and Health Psychology. Dr. Tan's research focuses on HIV-related behaviors among gay men of color and is guided by her interest in the health and behavioral impact of social inequality in marginalized and disenfranchised populations. Her work utilizes theory and advanced quantitative methods that include daily process methods and multilevel analyses. Dr. Tan has recently been awarded a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a couple-based mobile health intervention for enhancing HIV care engagement outcomes among HIV+ black men who have sex with men.
Ph.D., 2011 - Psychology, University of Connecticut
MA, 2010 - Psychology, University of Connecticut
BA, 2003 - Psychology, Mount Holyoke College
  1. Re-conceptualising gender and power relations for sexual and reproductive health: contrasting narratives of tradition, unity, and rights.
  2. A Person-Centered Approach to HIV-Related Protective and Risk Factors for Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Implications for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis and HIV Treatment as Prevention.
  3. Improving Shared Decision Making For Asian American Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities.
  4. Serious quit attempts and cessation implications for Asian American male smokers.
  5. The Unaddressed Needs of Alcohol-Using Couples on Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi: Formative Research on Multilevel Interventions.
  6. Injecting-related trust, cooperation, intimacy, and power as key factors influencing risk perception among drug injecting partnerships.
  7. Mobile Technology for Healthy Aging Among Older HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Qualitative Study.
  8. Patient and provider perceptions of a comprehensive care program for HIV-positive adults over 50 years of age: The formation of the Golden Compass HIV and aging care program in San Francisco.
  9. Couple-Level Dynamics and Multilevel Challenges Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Framework of Dyadic HIV Care.
  10. Marital infidelity, food insecurity, and couple instability: A web of challenges for dyadic coordination around antiretroviral therapy.
  11. A Conceptual Model of Dyadic Coordination in HIV Care Engagement Among Couples of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis.
  12. Whose Responsibility Is It? Beliefs About Preventing HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.
  13. The Role of the Primary Romantic Relationship in HIV Care Engagement Outcomes Among Young HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men.
  14. Mobile Technology for Healthy Aging Among Older HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Qualitative Study
  15. High Stakes for the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients of Color.
  16. Shared Decision Making Among Clinicians and Asian American and Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities: An Intersectional Approach to Address a Critical Care Gap.
  17. Social-structural indices and between-nation differences in HIV prevalence.
  18. A social-ecological perspective on power and HIV/AIDS with a sample of men who have sex with men of colour.
  19. Sexual positioning and race-based attraction by preferences for social dominance among gay Asian/Pacific Islander men in the United States.
  20. Filial ethics and judgments of filial behaviour in Taiwan and the United States.
  21. A meta-analysis of the efficacy of HIV/AIDS prevention interventions in Asia, 1995-2009.
  22. Annual review of Asian American psychology, 2010.
  23. Us versus Them in Context: Meta-Analysis as a Tool for Geotemporal Trends in Intergroup Relations.
  24. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD) in HIV-infected individuals.
  25. Retention challenges for a community-based HIV primary care clinic and implications for intervention.
  26. Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2010
  27. Power basis theory: A psycho-ecological approach to power