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

ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MSc, Harvard School of Public Health

Julia Raifman, ScD, SM conducts research on health and social policy drivers of population health and health inequities with a focus on mental health and HIV. Her research includes studies linking changes in state LGBT rights with changes in suicide attempts and mental health. Dr. Raifman is currently continuing her policy research on LGBT rights as well as investigating policy drivers of racial and ethnic health inequities and evaluating how state firearms policies affect mortality. Dr. Raifman's research has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and The Advocate.

Dr. Raifman also conducts research on structural barriers and facilitators of HIV and STI prevention and treatment. She has also highlighted that young men who have sex with men are less likely to report receiving HIV education in school, despite accounting for most new cases of HIV. She has also published studies on interventions to improve HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness and uptake and documented racial and ethnic disparities in PrEP awareness. She is currently evaluating PrEP implementation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Dr. Raifman teaches Quantitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research. She enjoys mentoring and is committed to promoting the success of diverse students.

Dr. Raifman received her 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.

2018 Altmetric: Top 100 articles of 2017
2017 JAMA Pediatrics: Best paper by a trainee
2016 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Postdoctoral recognition award
2016 Johns Hopkins Delta Omega Society: First place, policy and practice research
2011-2015 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Doctoral fellowship and stipend
2009-2011 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Masters fellowship
2007 Tufts University: Class of 1942 Prize: Most likely to become an outstanding university teacher or administrator

A Structural Approach to improving HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation Among High Risk Men
07/11/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Evaluating HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Implementation Using an All Payers Claims Database
09/01/2017 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIMH

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  1. Jin H, Marshall BDL, Raifman J, Montgomery M, Maynard MA, Chan PA. Changes in Patient Visits After the Implementation of Insurance Billing at a Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic in a Medicaid Expansion State. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Aug; 46(8):502-506. PMID: 31295216.
  2. Charlton BM, Hatzenbuehler ML, Jun HJ, Sarda V, Gordon AR, Raifman JRG, Austin SB. Structural stigma and sexual orientation-related reproductive health disparities in a longitudinal cohort study of female adolescents. J Adolesc. 2019 Jul; 74:183-187. PMID: 31238178.
  3. Jin H, Marshall BDL, Raifman J, Montgomery M, Maynard MA, Chan PA. Changes in patient visits following the implementation of insurance billing at a sexually transmitted diseases clinic in a Medicaid Expansion state. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 May 27. PMID: 31145269.
  4. Tuddenham S, Ghanem KG, Gebo KA, Moore RD, Mathews WC, Agwu A, Mayer K, Schumacher C, Raifman J, Berry SA. Gonorrhoea and chlamydia in persons with HIV: number needed to screen. Sex Transm Infect. 2019 Apr 06. PMID: 30954953.
  5. Raifman J, Dean LT, Montgomery MC, Almonte A, Arrington-Sanders R, Stein MD, Nunn AS, Sosnowy CD, Chan PA. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Awareness Among Men Who have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav. 2019 Mar 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30874995.
  6. Knopov A, Sherman RJ, Raifman JR, Larson E, Siegel MB. Household Gun Ownership and Youth Suicide Rates at the State Level, 2005-2015. Am J Prev Med. 2019 Mar; 56(3):335-342.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30661885.
  7. Raifman JR, Schwartz SR, Sosnowy CD, Montgomery MC, Almonte A, Bazzi AR, Drainoni ML, Stein MD, Willie TC, Nunn AS, Chan PA. Brief Report: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Awareness and Use Among Cisgender Women at a Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Jan 01; 80(1):36-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30531295; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001879;.
  8. Raifman J, Althoff K, Rebeiro PF, Cheever LW, Hauck H, Aberg J, Gebo K, Moore R, Berry SA. HIV viral suppression after transition from having no healthcare coverage and relying on Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Support to Medicaid or private health insurance. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Dec 24. PMID: 30590421.
  9. Raifman J. Sanctioned Stigma in Health Care Settings and Harm to LGBT Youth. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Aug 01; 172(8):713-714. PMID: 29868716.
  10. Raifman J, Galea S. The New US "Conscience and Religious Freedom Division": Imposing Religious Beliefs on Others. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jul; 108(7):889-890.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29874507; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304488;.
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