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Jae Sevelius, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Jae Sevelius, PhD, is an Assistant Professor with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, which promotes increased access to culturally competent health care for transgender people through research, training, and advocacy. Dr. Sevelius is Principal Investigator of an NIH/NIMH-funded project to assess HIV risk behaviors and protective factors among transgender women of color to develop a culturally specific HIV prevention intervention for this high-risk, underserved population. With funding from the California HIV/AIDS Research Program, building on work of the Transitions Project and in collaboration with API Wellness' TRANS:THRIVE program, Dr. Sevelius is also working to adapt and evaluate the evidence-based HIV prevention intervention SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS) for transgender women of color. Another CHRP-funded project of Dr. Sevelius' is a qualitative investigation of the barriers to HIV treatment engagement and adherence among transgender women living with HIV.