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    Jae Sevelius, PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address550 16th Street
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Research ScholarMedicine
      University of MissouriPhDClinical Psychology
      University of OregonPre-doctoral internship, APA-accreditedCounseling and Testing Center
      University of MissouriM.A.Gender Studies
      University of FloridaBachelor of SciencePsychology
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      CAPS, UCSF2010Innovative Dissemination Award
      Association of American Medical Colleges2014Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development (EWIMS)
      CORO, UCSF2015UCSF CORO Faculty Leadership

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      Jae Sevelius, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sevelius leads several research projects at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health to promote increased access to culturally competent health care for transgender people. With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the California HIV/AIDS Research Program, Dr. Sevelius’ research is focused on leveraging data to develop culturally relevant, 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. Dr. Sevelius is currently conducting a pilot randomized controlled trial of ‘Sheroes’, a sexual risk reduction and empowerment intervention developed in collaboration with and for transgender women of color (R34MH102109) with funding from NIMH. She is also developing an intervention for transgender women incarcerated in the San Francisco County Jail (R34DA038541) with funding from NIDA to increase engagement in health care upon reentry into the community. Additionally, Dr. Sevelius is Co-Investigator on several transgender-focused projects, including a national demonstration project testing interventions to engage and retain HIV+ transgender women of color in care (PI: G. Rebchook), and formative research with transgender women in Brazil (PI: S. Lippman). Dr. Sevelius is also interested in exploring pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention tool for transgender people, and has conducted several qualitative studies to explore barriers and facilitators to PrEP uptake among transgender women, especially those at highest risk of HIV acquisition. Maintaining a focus on community collaboration and trauma-informed intervention development, Dr. Sevelius seeks to develop and evaluate health promotion programs for transgender people that empower and draw on inherent strengths in the communities she serves.

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      Community-based research with transgender communities, transgender health, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among transgender people, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for transgender people, treatment compliance/medication adherence, trauma-informed care, transgender mental health, intervention development, health care empowerment, correctional settings, substance use and treatment, sexuality, harm reduction, diversity issues, complimentary and alternative medicine.

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      1. Reisner SL, White Hughto JM, Pardee D, Sevelius J. Syndemics and gender affirmation: HIV sexual risk in female-to-male trans masculine adults reporting sexual contact with cisgender males. Int J STD AIDS. 2015 Sep 18.
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      2. Light AD, Obedin-Maliver J, Sevelius JM, Kerns JL. Transgender Men Who Experienced Pregnancy After Female-to-Male Gender Transitioning. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Dec; 124(6):1120-7.
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      3. Deutsch MB, Keatley J, Sevelius J, Shade SB. Collection of gender identity data using electronic medical records: survey of current end-user practices. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec; 25(6):657-63.
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      4. Sevelius JM, Saberi P, Johnson MO. Correlates of antiretroviral adherence and viral load among transgender women living with HIV. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(8):976-82.
        View in: PubMed PMC4054817
      5. Sevelius JM, Patouhas E, Keatley JG, Johnson MO. Barriers and facilitators to engagement and retention in care among transgender women living with human immunodeficiency virus. Ann Behav Med. 2014 Feb; 47(1):5-16.
        View in: PubMed PMC3925767
      6. Reisner SL, Bailey Z, Sevelius J. Racial/Ethnic disparities in history of incarceration, experiences of victimization, and associated health indicators among transgender women in the u.s. Women Health. 2014; 54(8):750-67.
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      7. Sevelius JM. Gender Affirmation: A Framework for Conceptualizing Risk Behavior among Transgender Women of Color. Sex Roles. 2013 Jun 1; 68(11-12):675-689.
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      8. Jefferson, K., Neilands, T.b., Sevelius, J. Transgender women of color: Discrimination and depression symptoms. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 2013; 6(4):121-136.
      9. Sevelius JM, Keatley J, Gutierrez-Mock L. HIV/AIDS programming in the United States: considerations affecting transgender women and girls. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Nov; 21(6 Suppl):S278-82.
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      10. Sevelius, J., Keatley, J., Gutierrez-Mock, L. . Women's Health Issues. HIV/AIDS programming in the United States: Considerations affecting transgender women and girls. 2011; 6(21):S278-S282.
      11. Sevelius JM, Carrico A, Johnson MO. Antiretroviral therapy adherence among transgender women living with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2010 May-Jun; 21(3):256-64.
        View in: PubMed PMC2859994
      12. Sevelius J. "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. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2009 Sep-Oct; 20(5):398-410.
        View in: PubMed PMC2785444
      13. Sevelius JM, Reznick OG, Hart SL, Schwarcz S. Informing interventions: the importance of contextual factors in the prediction of sexual risk behaviors among transgender women. AIDS Educ Prev. 2009 Apr; 21(2):113-27.
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      14. Stake, J.E., Sevelius, J.M., Hanly, S. . NWSA Journal. Student responsiveness to women's and gender studies classes: The importance of initial student attitudes and classroom relationships. 2008; 2(20):189-215.
      15. Operario D, Burton J, Underhill K, Sevelius J. Men who have sex with transgender women: challenges to category-based HIV prevention. AIDS Behav. 2008 Jan; 12(1):18-26.
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      16. Sevelius, J.M. & Stake, J.E. . The effects of prior attitudes and attitude importance on attitude change and class impact in women’s and gender studies. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 2003; (33):2341 – 2353.
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