Julia Raifman, ScD
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 study policy drivers of health inequities and structural barriers and facilitators of HIV and sexually transmitted infection 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 her research on structural barriers and facilitators of HIV, 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.
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  1. 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 Jan 31. PMID: 29397280.
  2. Raifman J, Beyrer C, Arrington-Sanders R. HIV Education and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. LGBT Health. 2018 Jan 03. PMID: 29297755.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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;.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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