Rachel L. Kaplan, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Addressing Health Disparities among Transgender Women
    NIH K01MH102142Aug 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. 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. BMJ Open. 2020 10 15; 10(10):e038723. Gamarel KE, Sevelius JM, Neilands TB, Kaplan RL, Johnson MO, Nemoto T, Darbes LA, Operario D. PMID: 33060086.
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    2. Pilot Results from the First HIV/AIDS Intervention Among Transgender Women in the Middle East: Gender Affirmation and Social Support from Within Trans Communities in Beirut, Lebanon. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2020 06; 36(6):501-512. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C, Wehbe S, Lize N, Mokhbat J. PMID: 31914788.
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    3. Feasibility and Acceptability of a Behavioral Group Support Intervention Among Transgender Women: A Sexual and Mental Health Mixed-Methods Pilot Study in Beirut, Lebanon. AIDS Educ Prev. 2019 06; 31(3):246-258. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C, Lize N, Wehbe S, Mokhbat J. PMID: 31145003.
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    4. Characterizing the relationship between incarceration and structural risks among female sex workers in Iran: findings of a nationwide biobehavioral surveillance survey. Ann Epidemiol. 2019 07; 35:29-34. Karamouzian M, Shokoohi M, Kaplan RL, Noroozi A, Sharifi H, Baral SD, Mirzazadeh A. PMID: 31171443.
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    5. Visibility, transphobia, and resilience: addressing transgender women's health in Lebanon. The Lancet Global Health. 2019 Mar 1; 7:s5. Rachel L Kaplan, Abhinav Veerina, Cynthia El Khoury. .
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    6. In the name of brevity: The problem with binary HIV risk categories. Rethinking MSM, Trans* and other Categories in HIV Prevention. 2018 Dec 7; 6-16. Rachel L. Kaplan, Jae Sevelius, Kira Ribeiro. .
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    7. Discussions about the health of women should include transgender women. Lancet Public Health. 2018 06; 3(6):e269. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C, Lize N. PMID: 29884432.
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    8. The Elephants in the Room: Sex, HIV, and LGBT Populations in MENA. Intersectionality in Lebanon Comment on "Improving the Quality and Quantity of HIV Data in the Middle East and North Africa: Key Challenges and Ways Forward". Int J Health Policy Manag. 2017 08 01; 6(8):477-479. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C. PMID: 28812848.
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    9. The elephants in the room: Sex, HIV, and LGBT populations in MENA. Intersectionality in Lebanon. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2017; (6). Kaplan, R.L. & El Khoury, C.
    10. HIV prevalence and demographic determinants of condomless receptive anal intercourse among trans feminine individuals in Beirut, Lebanon. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016; 19(3 Suppl 2):20787. Kaplan RL, McGowan J, Wagner GJ. PMID: 27431468.
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    11. Living Day by Day: The Meaning of Living With HIV/AIDS Among Women in Lebanon. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2333393616650082. Kaplan RL, Khoury CE, Field ERS, Mokhbat J. PMID: 28462340.
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    12. Suicide risk factors among trans feminine individuals in Lebanon. Int J Transgend. 2016; 17(1):23-30. Kaplan RL, Nehme S, Aunon F, de Vries D, Wagner G. PMID: 27616943.
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    13. The role of the illusion in the construction of erotic desire: narratives from heterosexual men who have occasional sex with transgender women. Cult Health Sex. 2016 08; 18(8):951-63. Reback CJ, Kaplan RL, Bettcher TM, Larkins S. PMID: 26967172.
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    14. In the name of brevity: The problem with binary HIV risk categories. Glob Public Health. 2016 Aug-Sep; 11(7-8):824-34. Kaplan RL, Sevelius J, Ribeiro K. PMID: 26824592.
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    15. Disclosure of Male Sexual Partnering and HIV Serostatus Among a Sample of Heterosexually Identified Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women. AIDS Educ Prev. 2015 Jun; 27(3):227-39. Reback CJ, Kaplan RL, Larkins S. PMID: 26010314.
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    16. An Exploratory Study of HIV Risk Behaviors and Testing among Male Sex Workers in Beirut, Lebanon. Soc Work Public Health. 2015; 30(4):373-84. Aunon FM, Wagner GJ, Maher R, Khouri D, Kaplan RL, Mokhbat J. PMID: 25950906.
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    17. Forms of Safety and Their Impact on Health: An Exploration of HIV/AIDS-Related Risk and Resilience Among Trans Women in Lebanon. Health Care Women Int. 2015; 36(8):917-35. Kaplan RL, Wagner GJ, Nehme S, Aunon F, Khouri D, Mokhbat J. PMID: 24588138.
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    18. Sexual stigma, psychological well-being and social engagement among men who have sex with men in Beirut, Lebanon. Cult Health Sex. 2013; 15(5):570-82. Wagner GJ, Aunon FM, Kaplan RL, Karam R, Khouri D, Tohme J, Mokhbat J. PMID: 23730919.
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    19. Condom use attitudes and HIV risk among American MSM seeking partners for unprotected sex via the internet. Int Public Health J. 2012 Oct-Dec; 4(4):419-434. Klein H, Kaplan RL. PMID: 30147844.
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    20. Women’s Acceptance of Spousal Abuse in Iraq: Prevalence Rates and the Role of Female Empowerment Characteristics. Journal of Family Violence. 2012 Oct 1; 27(7):625-633. Natalia Linos, Marwan Khawaja, Rachel L. Kaplan. .
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    21. A qualitative exploration of sexual risk and HIV testing behaviors among men who have sex with men in Beirut, Lebanon. PLoS One. 2012; 7(9):e45566. Wagner GJ, Aunon FM, Kaplan RL, Rana Y, Khouri D, Tohme J, Mokhbat J. PMID: 23029103.
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    22. Condom use attitudes and HIV risk among American MSM seeking partners for unprotected sex via the internet. International Public Health Journal. 2012; 4:419-433. Klein, H. & Kaplan, R.L.
    23. Women's acceptance of spousal abuse in Iraq: Prevalence rates and the role of female empowerment characteristics. Journal of Family Violence. 2012; 27:625-633. Linos, N., Khawaja, M., & Kaplan, R.L.
    24. Sexual risk behaviors and acceptability of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among HIV-negative gay and bisexual men in serodiscordant relationships: a mixed methods study. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Feb; 26(2):87-94. Brooks RA, Landovitz RJ, Kaplan RL, Lieber E, Lee SJ, Barkley TW. PMID: 22149764.
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    25. Husband's control and sexual coercion within marriage: findings from a population-based survey in Egypt. Violence Against Women. 2011 Nov; 17(11):1465-79. Kaplan RL, Khawaja M, Linos N. PMID: 22312040.
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    26. Are HIV epidemics among men who have sex with men emerging in the Middle East and North Africa?: a systematic review and data synthesis. PLoS Med. 2010 Aug; 8(8):e1000444. Mumtaz G, Hilmi N, McFarland W, Kaplan RL, Akala FA, Semini I, Riedner G, Tawil O, Wilson D, Abu-Raddad LJ. PMID: 21829329.
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    27. Motivators, concerns, and barriers to adoption of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men in HIV-serodiscordant male relationships. AIDS Care. 2011 Sep; 23(9):1136-45. Brooks RA, Kaplan RL, Lieber E, Landovitz RJ, Lee SJ, Leibowitz AA. PMID: 21476147.
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    28. Caregiving mothers of children with impairments: Coping and support in Russia. Disability and Society. 2010; 25:715-729. Kaplan, R.L.
    29. A common pathway toward women's health. Glob Public Health. 2008; 3(1):26-38. Chibber KS, Kaplan RL, Padian NS, Anderson SJ, Ling PM, Acharya N, Van Dyke C, Krishnan S. PMID: 19288357.
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