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, uses econometric methods to conduct research on policy drivers of health inequities and on structural barriers and facilitators of HIV and STI prevention and treatment. Her policy research includes studies linking state LGBT rights and mental health based on difference-in-differences approaches to causal inference. In her ongoing research, Dr. Raifman is evaluating policy drivers of racial and ethnic health inequities. In her work on HIV and STIs, she has published studies on interventions to improve HIV (pre-exposure prophylaxis) PrEP awareness and uptake and documented racial and ethnic disparities in PrEP awareness. 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 is currently evaluating PrEP implementation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Dr. Raifman's research has been covered in the New York Times, The Guardian, National Public Radio, and The Advocate.

Dr. Raifman teaches Quantitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research. She enjoys mentoring students 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

07/11/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

09/01/2017 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIMH

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  1. Raifman J. Sanctioned Stigma in Health Care Settings and Harm to LGBT Youth. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Aug 01; 172(8):713-714. PMID: 29868716.
  2. 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;.
  3. Chan PA, Crowley C, Rose JS, Kershaw T, Tributino A, Montgomery MC, Almonte A, Raifman J, Patel R, Nunn A. A Network Analysis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Online Hookup Sites Among Men Who Have Sex With Men. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Jul; 45(7):462-468. PMID: 29465663.
  4. Raifman J, Moscoe E, Austin SB, Hatzenbuehler ML, Galea S. Association of State Laws Permitting Denial of Services to Same-Sex Couples With Mental Distress in Sexual Minority Adults: A Difference-in-Difference-in-Differences Analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Jul 01; 75(7):671-677.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29799924.
  5. Lee AJ, Montgomery MC, Patel RR, Raifman J, Dean LT, Chan PA. Improving Insurance and Health Care Systems to Ensure Better Access to Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Prevention. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Apr; 45(4):283-286. PMID: 29465707.
  6. Raifman J, Lam F, Keller JM, Radunsky A, Savedoff W. How well are aid agencies evaluating programs? An assessment of the quality of global health evaluations. J Dev Effect. 2018; 10(2):277-289. PMID: 30275927.
  7. Raifman J, Sherman SG. U.S. Guidelines that empower women to prevent HIV with pre-exposure prophylaxis: Women and PrEP Guidelines. Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Feb 15. PMID: 29465635.
  8. Dean LT, Montgomery MC, Raifman J, Nunn A, Bertrand T, Almonte A, Chan PA. The Affordability of Providing Sexually Transmitted Disease Services at a Safety-net Clinic. Am J Prev Med. 2018 04; 54(4):552-558. PMID: 29397280.
  9. Raifman J, Beyrer C, Arrington-Sanders R. HIV Education and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. LGBT Health. 2018 Feb/Mar; 5(2):131-138. PMID: 29297755.
  10. 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.
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