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Rachel L. Kaplan, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-5895
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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. Kaplan R, El Khoury C, Wehbe S, Lize N, Mokhbat JM. 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 Jan 09. PMID: 31914788.
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    2. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C, Lize N, Wehbe S, Mokhbat J. 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. PMID: 31145003.
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    3. Karamouzian M, Shokoohi M, Kaplan RL, Noroozi A, Sharifi H, Baral SD, Mirzazadeh A. 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. PMID: 31171443.
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    4. Rachel L Kaplan, Abhinav Veerina, Cynthia El Khoury. Visibility, transphobia, and resilience: addressing transgender women's health in Lebanon. The Lancet Global Health. 2019 Mar 1; 7:s5.
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    5. Rachel L. Kaplan, Jae Sevelius, Kira Ribeiro. 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.
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    6. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C, Lize N. Discussions about the health of women should include transgender women. Lancet Public Health. 2018 06; 3(6):e269. PMID: 29884432.
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    7. Kaplan RL, El Khoury C. 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. PMID: 28812848.
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    8. Kaplan, R.L. & El Khoury, C.The elephants in the room: Sex, HIV, and LGBT populations in MENA. Intersectionality in Lebanon. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2017; (6).
    9. Kaplan RL, McGowan J, Wagner GJ. 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. PMID: 27431468.
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    10. Kaplan RL, Khoury CE, Field ERS, Mokhbat J. Living Day by Day: The Meaning of Living With HIV/AIDS Among Women in Lebanon. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2333393616650082. PMID: 28462340.
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    11. Kaplan RL, Nehme S, Aunon F, de Vries D, Wagner G. Suicide risk factors among trans feminine individuals in Lebanon. Int J Transgend. 2016; 17(1):23-30. PMID: 27616943.
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    12. Reback CJ, Kaplan RL, Bettcher TM, Larkins S. 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. PMID: 26967172.
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    13. Kaplan RL, Sevelius J, Ribeiro K. In the name of brevity: The problem with binary HIV risk categories. Glob Public Health. 2016 Aug-Sep; 11(7-8):824-34. PMID: 26824592.
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    14. Reback CJ, Kaplan RL, Larkins S. 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. PMID: 26010314.
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    15. Aunon FM, Wagner GJ, Maher R, Khouri D, Kaplan RL, Mokhbat J. 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. PMID: 25950906.
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    16. Kaplan RL, Wagner GJ, Nehme S, Aunon F, Khouri D, Mokhbat J. 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. PMID: 24588138.
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    17. Wagner GJ, Aunon FM, Kaplan RL, Karam R, Khouri D, Tohme J, Mokhbat J. 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. PMID: 23730919.
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    18. Klein H, Kaplan RL. 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. PMID: 30147844.
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    19. Natalia Linos, Marwan Khawaja, Rachel L. Kaplan. 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.
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    20. Wagner GJ, Aunon FM, Kaplan RL, Rana Y, Khouri D, Tohme J, Mokhbat J. 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. PMID: 23029103.
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    21. Klein, H. & Kaplan, R.L.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.
    22. Linos, N., Khawaja, M., & Kaplan, R.L.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.
    23. Brooks RA, Landovitz RJ, Kaplan RL, Lieber E, Lee SJ, Barkley TW. 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. PMID: 22149764.
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    24. Kaplan RL, Khawaja M, Linos N. 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. PMID: 22312040.
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    25. Mumtaz G, Hilmi N, McFarland W, Kaplan RL, Akala FA, Semini I, Riedner G, Tawil O, Wilson D, Abu-Raddad LJ. 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. PMID: 21829329.
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    26. Brooks RA, Kaplan RL, Lieber E, Landovitz RJ, Lee SJ, Leibowitz AA. 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. PMID: 21476147.
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    27. Kaplan, R.L.Caregiving mothers of children with impairments: Coping and support in Russia. Disability and Society. 2010; 25:715-729.
    28. Chibber KS, Kaplan RL, Padian NS, Anderson SJ, Ling PM, Acharya N, Van Dyke C, Krishnan S. A common pathway toward women's health. Glob Public Health. 2008; 3(1):26-38. PMID: 19288357.
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