Julia Raifman, ScD SM
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management




Julia Raifman, ScD, SM, uses econometric methods to study HIV and mental health with a focus on reducing LGBT, racial, and ethnic health disparities. She has two main areas of emphasis in her research. The first is evaluating how social policies affect health outcomes. In a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, she and her coauthors found that state legalization of same-sex marriage was associated with a reduction in overall adolescent suicide attempts. Her second area of emphasis is scaling up implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV among men who have sex with men and other populations at high risk of HIV. Dr. Raifman's research has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and The Advocate. She has a doctoral and masters degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins prior to joining Boston University.
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  1. Raifman JR, Gebo KA, Mathews WC, Korthuis PT, Ghanem KG, Aberg JA, Moore RD, Nijhawan AE, Monroe AK, Berry SA. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Case Detection Increased When Testing Increased in a Multisite US HIV Cohort, 2004-2014. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 01; 76(4):409-416. PMID: 28777262.
  2. Raifman J, Moscoe E, Austin SB. Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage and Drop in Adolescent Suicide Rates: Association But Not Causation-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Sep 01; 171(9):915-916. PMID: 28738123.
  3. Raifman J, Nunn A, Oldenburg CE, Montgomery MC, Almonte A, Agwu AL, Arrington-Sanders R, Chan PA. An Evaluation of a Clinical Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Education Intervention among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Health Serv Res. 2017 Jul 25. PMID: 28744983.
  4. Montgomery MC, Raifman J, Nunn AS, Bertrand T, Uvin AZ, Marak T, Comella J, Almonte A, Chan PA. Insurance Coverage and Utilization at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic in a Medicaid Expansion State. Sex Transm Dis. 2017 May; 44(5):313-317. PMID: 28407650.
  5. Raifman J, Moscoe E, Austin SB, McConnell M. Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Association Between State Same-Sex Marriage Policies and Adolescent Suicide Attempts. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 01; 171(4):350-356. PMID: 28241285; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4529;.
  6. Chan PA, Glynn TR, Oldenburg CE, Montgomery MC, Robinette AE, Almonte A, Raifman J, Mena L, Patel R, Mayer KH, Beauchamps LS, Nunn AS. Implementation of Preexposure Prophylaxis for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Among Men Who Have Sex With Men at a New England Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Nov; 43(11):717-723. PMID: 27893604.
  7. Raifman JR, Flynn C, German D. Healthcare Provider Contact and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis in Baltimore Men Who Have Sex With Men. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jan; 52(1):55-63. PMID: 27662698.
  8. Raifman J, Chetty T, Tanser F, Mutevedzi T, Matthews P, Herbst K, Pillay D, Bärnighausen T. Preventing unintended pregnancy and HIV transmission: effects of the HIV treatment cascade on contraceptive use and choice in rural KwaZulu-Natal. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Dec 01; 67 Suppl 4:S218-27. PMID: 25436821; PMCID: PMC4251916.
  9. Raifman JR, Lanthorn HE, Rokicki S, Fink G. The impact of text message reminders on adherence to antimalarial treatment in northern Ghana: a randomized trial. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109032. PMID: 25350546; PMCID: PMC4211682.
  10. Boardman LA, Morlan BW, Rabe KG, Petersen GM, Lindor NM, Nigon SK, Goldberg J, Gallinger S. Colorectal cancer risks in relatives of young-onset cases: is risk the same across all first-degree relatives? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Oct; 5(10):1195-8. PMID: 17702662; PMCID: PMC2180165; DOI: 10.1016/j.cgh.2007.06.001;.

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