Judy Tan, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #3233
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-502-1000 ext. 14624
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    UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)2018K-Scholars Program
    UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities2017CADC Scholars Program
    University of California San FranciscoT32 Postdoctoral Fellowship2014Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
    University of ConnecticutPh.D. in Social Psychology2012Department of Psychological Sciences
    University of ConnecticutQuantitative Research Methods2011Graduate Certificate Programs, Psychological Sciences
    University of ConnecticutHealth Psychology2011Graduate Certificate Programs, Psychological Sciences
    University of ConnecticutMA in Social Psychology2010Department of Psychological Sciences
    University of ConnecticutT32 Predoctoral Fellowship2009Social Processes of AIDS
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    Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF School of Medicine2020Population Health and Health Equity Scholar
    UCSF Gladstone CFAR2020Early Career Research Excellence Award - Behavioral Science
    Sage Bionetworks Digital Health Catalyst Program, Sage Bionetworks2018Digital Health Catalyst Award
    NIMHD2016  - 2018LRP Award Health Disparities Research
    UCSF Academic Senate Chancellor's Office2017  - 2018Faculty Enrichment Award

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    Dr. Judy Tan is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Prevention Science, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), at the University of California San Francisco. She is a behavioral and prevention scientist trained in social and health psychological theory, quantitative research methods, and intervention development. Her research aims to develop novel interventions to reduce health disparities, particularly those among sexual and gender minority people of color.

    Dr. Tan is the principal investigator of a NIMH R01 award to develop mHealth capabilities that target and leverage dyadic factors for enhancing HIV care engagement among Black gay and bisexual men. This project was awarded a Sage Bionetworks Digital Health Catalyst Award. She is also the principal investigator of a NIA R21 to develop a choir intervention to promote psychosocial wellbeing among older people living with HIV. Dr. Tan’s research interests also include food insecurity, HIV and aging, smoking cessation, and dietary acculturation and cancer risks. She is a UCSF Deans’ Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholar.
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    Developing a group singing intervention for promoting psychosocial wellbeing among older people living with HIV
    NIH R21AG066556Jan 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    LetSync: An mHealth approach to HIV care engagement among black men in couples
    NIH R01MH118967May 10, 2019 - Feb 28, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of a Couple-Based Mobile Health Intervention for Enhancing HIV Care Engagement Outcomes
    NIH K01MH106416Apr 1, 2015 - Jan 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Acceptability of the LetSync App Wireframes for an mHealth Intervention to Improve HIV Care Engagement and Treatment Among Black Partnered Sexual Minority Men: Findings from In-Depth Qualitative Interviews. JMIR Form Res. 2023 Aug 25; 7:e43676. Becker N, Kim HC, Bright DJ, Williams Iii R, Anguera JA, Arnold EA, Saberi P, Neilands TB, Pollack LM, Tan JY. PMID: 37624634; PMCID: PMC10492169.
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    2. Positive and Negative Experiences With Supportive Services and Programming: Gaps and Recommendations From Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Youth & Society. 2023 Jul 3; 56(3):500-518. Tan TJ, Ratliff RG, Lund LI, Adams AS, Auerswald AC, Lightfoot LM. .
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    3. Recruiting Black Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Couples via Dating Apps: Pilot Study on Challenges and Successes. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Apr 08; 6(4):e31901. Witkovic YD, Kim HC, Bright DJ, Tan JY. PMID: 35394432; PMCID: PMC9034429.
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    4. Examining the Impact of the Golden Compass Clinical Care Program for Older People with HIV: A Qualitative Study. AIDS Behav. 2022 May; 26(5):1562-1571. Tan JY, Greene M, Blat C, Albers A, Grochowski J, Oskarsson J, Shiels M, Hsue P, Havlir D, Gandhi M, Myers J. PMID: 34705153; PMCID: PMC8548856.
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    5. Development and Validation of the Couple Sexual Satisfaction Scale for HIV and Sexual Health Research. Arch Sex Behav. 2021 10; 50(7):3297-3311. Conroy AA, Ruark A, Neilands TB, Darbes LA, Johnson MO, Tan JY, Mkandawire J. PMID: 34609644.
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    6. Study protocol: a pilot randomised waitlist-controlled trial of a dyadic mobile health intervention for black sexual-minority male couples with HIV in the USA. BMJ Open. 2021 09 02; 11(9):e055448. Kim HC, Pollack LM, Saberi P, Neilands TB, Arnold EA, Bright DJ, Williams RW, Kegeles SM, Tan JY. PMID: 34475191; PMCID: PMC8413948.
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    7. Food insecurity and frailty among women with and without HIV in the United States: a cross-sectional analysis. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 06; 24(6):e25751. Tan JY, Sheira LA, Frongillo EA, Gustafson D, Sharma A, Merenstein D, Cohen MH, Golub E, Edmonds A, Ofotokun I, Fischl M, Konkle-Parker D, Neilands T, Tien P, Weiser SD. PMID: 34128343; PMCID: PMC8204023.
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    8. Food insecurity and neurocognitive function among women living with or at risk for HIV in the United States. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 11 11; 112(5):1280-1286. Tan JY, A Sheira L, Frongillo EA, A Adimora A, Tien PC, Konkle-Parker D, Golub ET, Merenstein D, Levin S, Cohen M, Ofotokun I, A Fischl M, Rubin LH, Weiser SD. PMID: 32844175; PMCID: PMC7657325.
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    9. The Unaddressed Needs of Alcohol-Using Couples on Antiretroviral Therapy in Malawi: Formative Research on Multilevel Interventions. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jun; 24(6):1599-1611. Conroy AA, Ruark A, McKenna SA, Tan JY, Darbes LA, Hahn JA, Mkandawire J. PMID: 31456201; PMCID: PMC7044068.
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    10. The Golden Compass Program: Overview of the Initial Implementation of a Comprehensive Program for Older Adults Living with HIV. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2020 Jan-Dec; 19:2325958220935267. Greene M, Myers J, Tan JY, Blat C, O'Hollaren A, Quintanilla F, Hsue P, Shiels M, Hicks ML, Olson B, Grochowski J, Oskarsson J, Havlir D, Gandhi M. PMID: 32715875; PMCID: PMC7385829.
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    11. Improving Shared Decision Making For Asian American Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities. Med Care. 2019 12; 57(12):937-944. Bi S, Gunter KE, López FY, Anam S, Tan JY, Polin DJ, Jia JL, Xu LJ, Laiteerapong N, Pho MT, Kim KE, Chin MH. PMID: 31567862; PMCID: PMC7135924.
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    12. Resilience and depression in young Black men who have sex with men: A social-ecological model. Stigma and Health. 2019 Nov 11. Vincent VW, Peterson PJ, Huebner HD, Storholm SE, Neilands NT, Rebchook RG, Pollack PL, Tan TJ, Kegeles KS. .
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    13. Resilience and Depression in Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Social-Ecological Model. Stigma Health. 2020 Aug; 5(3):364-374. Vincent W, Peterson JL, Huebner DM, Storholm ED, Neilands TB, Rebchook GM, Pollack L, Tan JY, Kegeles SM. PMID: 35505775; PMCID: PMC9060536.
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    14. Re-conceptualising gender and power relations for sexual and reproductive health: contrasting narratives of tradition, unity, and rights. Cult Health Sex. 2020 04; 22(sup1):48-64. Conroy AA, Ruark A, Tan JY. PMID: 31633456; PMCID: PMC7170748.
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    15. 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. AIDS Behav. 2019 Oct; 23(10):2803-2815. Vincent W, Peterson JL, Storholm ED, Huebner DM, Neilands TB, Calabrese SK, Rebchook GM, Tan JY, Pollack L, Kegeles SM. PMID: 31407211; PMCID: PMC7299803.
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    16. Serious quit attempts and cessation implications for Asian American male smokers. Addict Behav. 2020 01; 100:106129. Guan A, Kim-Mozeleski JE, Tan JY, McPhee SJ, Burke NJ, Sun A, Cheng JW, Tsoh JY. PMID: 31627162; PMCID: PMC7354905.
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    17. Injecting-related trust, cooperation, intimacy, and power as key factors influencing risk perception among drug injecting partnerships. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0217811. Morris MD, Andrew E, Tan JY, Maher L, Hoff C, Darbes L, Page K. PMID: 31150518; PMCID: PMC6544289.
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    18. Leveraging Power in Intimate Partner Relationships. Power in Close Relationships. 2019 Feb 28; 72-85. Tan TJ, Pratto PF, Conroy CA, Lee LI. .
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    19. Mobile Technology for Healthy Aging Among Older HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Qualitative Study. JMIR Aging. 2018 Dec 10; 1(2):e11723. Tan JYR, Nguyen TT, Tabrisky A, Siedle-Khan R, Napoles AM. PMID: 31518233; PMCID: PMC6715097.
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    20. 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. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0208486. Greene ML, Tan JY, Weiser SD, Christopoulos K, Shiels M, O'Hollaren A, Mureithi E, Meissner L, Havlir D, Gandhi M. PMID: 30517193; PMCID: PMC6281256.
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    21. Couple-Level Dynamics and Multilevel Challenges Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Framework of Dyadic HIV Care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018 11; 32(11):459-467. Tan JY, Campbell CK, Conroy AA, Tabrisky AP, Kegeles S, Dworkin SL. PMID: 30339464; PMCID: PMC6247374.
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    22. Marital infidelity, food insecurity, and couple instability: A web of challenges for dyadic coordination around antiretroviral therapy. Soc Sci Med. 2018 Oct; 214:110-117. Conroy AA, McKenna SA, Comfort ML, Darbes LA, Tan JY, Mkandawire J. PMID: 30172140; PMCID: PMC6163055.
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    23. A Conceptual Model of Dyadic Coordination in HIV Care Engagement Among Couples of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 Aug; 22(8):2584-2592. Tan JY, Campbell CK, Tabrisky AP, Siedle-Khan R, Conroy AA. PMID: 29464429; PMCID: PMC6051888.
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    24. Whose Responsibility Is It? Beliefs About Preventing HIV Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex With Men. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 07; 45(7):e43-e48. Truong HM, Fatch R, Tan JY, Raymond HF, McFarland W. PMID: 29465652; PMCID: PMC5995631.
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    25. The Role of the Primary Romantic Relationship in HIV Care Engagement Outcomes Among Young HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2018 03; 22(3):774-790. Tan JY, Pollack L, Rebchook G, Peterson J, Huebner D, Eke A, Johnson W, Kegeles S. PMID: 27844296; PMCID: PMC5839634.
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    26. Mobile Technology for Healthy Aging Among Older HIV-Positive Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: Qualitative Study. JMIR Aging. 2018; 2(1):e11723. Tan JYR, Nguyen TT, Tabrisky A, Siedle-Khan R, Napoles AM.
    27. High Stakes for the Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients of Color. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1390-1395. Tan JY, Baig AA, Chin MH. PMID: 28798997; PMCID: PMC5698216.
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    28. Shared Decision Making Among Clinicians and Asian American and Pacific Islander Sexual and Gender Minorities: An Intersectional Approach to Address a Critical Care Gap. LGBT Health. 2016 10; 3(5):327-34. Tan JY, Xu LJ, Lopez FY, Jia JL, Pho MT, Kim KE, Chin MH. PMID: 27158858; PMCID: PMC5073238.
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    29. Social-structural indices and between-nation differences in HIV prevalence. Int J STD AIDS. 2015 Jan; 26(1):48-54. Tan JY, Earnshaw VA, Pratto F, Rosenthal L, Kalichman S. PMID: 24700198; PMCID: PMC4183719.
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    30. A social-ecological perspective on power and HIV/AIDS with a sample of men who have sex with men of colour. Cult Health Sex. 2014; 16(2):202-15. Tan JY, Pratto F, Paul J, Choi KH. PMID: 24387597; PMCID: PMC3947190.
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    31. HIV/AIDS During Older Adulthood. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion. 2014 Jan 1; 2014-2020. Tan TJ, Johnson JB. .
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    32. Sexual positioning and race-based attraction by preferences for social dominance among gay Asian/Pacific Islander men in the United States. Arch Sex Behav. 2013 Oct; 42(7):1233-9. Tan JY, Pratto F, Operario D, Dworkin SL. PMID: 23546892; PMCID: PMC3999158.
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    33. HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Handbook of Asian American Health. 2013 Jan 1; 375-388. Operario OD, Tan TJ, Kuo KC. .
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    34. Filial ethics and judgments of filial behaviour in Taiwan and the United States. Int J Psychol. 2012; 47(3):161-8. Lee IC, Tan JY. PMID: 22248308; PMCID: PMC4004061.
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    35. A meta-analysis of the efficacy of HIV/AIDS prevention interventions in Asia, 1995-2009. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Aug; 75(4):676-87. Tan JY, Huedo-Medina TB, Warren MR, Carey MP, Johnson BT. PMID: 22001231; PMCID: PMC3288715.
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    36. Annual review of Asian American psychology, 2010. Asian American Journal of Psychology. 2011 Jan 1; 2(4):225. Okazaki OS, Kassem KA, Tan TJ. .
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    37. Us versus Them in Context: Meta-Analysis as a Tool for Geotemporal Trends in Intergroup Relations. Int J Conf Violence. 2010 Jun 01; 4(2):288-297. Tan JY, Huedo-Medina TB, Lennon CA, White AC, Johnson BT. PMID: 24910718; PMCID: PMC4045643.
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    38. A randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression (CBT-AD) in HIV-infected individuals. Health Psychol. 2009 Jan; 28(1):1-10. Safren SA, O'Cleirigh C, Tan JY, Raminani SR, Reilly LC, Otto MW, Mayer KH. PMID: 19210012; PMCID: PMC2643364.
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    39. Retention challenges for a community-based HIV primary care clinic and implications for intervention. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2007 Sep; 21(9):691-701. Coleman S, Boehmer U, Kanaya F, Grasso C, Tan J, Bradford J. PMID: 17919096; PMCID: PMC4062571.
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    40. Power basis theory: A psycho-ecological approach to power. Social Motivation. 191-222. Pratto, F., Lee, I. C., Tan, J. Y., & Pitpitan, E. V. (2010). Power basis theory: A psycho-ecological approach to power. Social motivation, 191-222.
    41. Annual Review of Asian American Psychology, 2010. Asian American Journal of Psychology. 2(4):225-290. Okazaki, S., Kassem, A. M., & Tan, J. Y. (2011).
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