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 policy and HIV/STI research. She focuses her research on policy drivers of health inequities and on structural barriers and facilitators of HIV/STI prevention and treatment. Her research on policy drivers of health inequities has focused on the relationship between sexual minority rights and mental health disparities, including a study indicating that state same-sex marriage policies were associated with reduced adolescent suicide attempts. In the area of HIV/STIs, she has published studies on interventions to improve PrEP awareness and uptake and has highlighted racial and ethnic disparities in PrEP awareness. She is currently evaluating implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV 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. 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.

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

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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Apr; 54(4):552-558. PMID: 29397280.
  4. 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 Jan 04. PMID: 29465663.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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;.
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