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

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Julia Raifman, ScD, SM conducts research on how health and social policies drive population health and health disparities. Much of her current work is focused on evaluating how state and federal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis are shaping the spread of COVID-19 and mental distress during the pandemic. She created the COVID-19 U.S. State Policy Database (CUSP) to facilitate widespread, rapid response research on how state policies are affecting health and well-being: https://tinyurl.com/statepolicies. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, her research includes analyses on associations between LGBT rights and mental distress and on associations between state firearm policies and adolescent suicide. She also conducts research on how structural stigma and structural racism shape disparities in the burden of infectious diseases such as HIV and COVID-19. 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 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
5K01MH116817-03

Expanding and making more accessible the prevention and social safety-net policies tracked in the COVID-19 US State Policy Database
08/15/2020 - 02/14/2022 (PI)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Predicting the Impact of cost on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake and racial/ethnic disparities among men who have sex with men
12/05/2018 - 11/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIMH
5R21MH118019-02

CFAR Developmental: A Novel Approach to Evaluating HIV PrEP Implementation among People who Inject Drugs and MSM in Massachusetts using an All Payer Claims Database
03/20/2019 - 09/19/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
2P30AI042853-20A1

Evaluating HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Implementation Using an All Payers Claims Database
09/01/2017 - 03/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIMH
5R21MH113431-02



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  1. Jay J, Bor J, Nsoesie EO, Lipson SK, Jones DK, Galea S, Raifman J. Neighbourhood income and physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Nat Hum Behav. 2020 Nov 03.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33144713
     
  2. Harlow AF, Lundberg D, Raifman JR, Tan ASL, Streed CG, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual+ and Risk of Cigarette Smoking in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth and Young Adults. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Oct 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33104174; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3565;
     
  3. Earlywine JJ, Hadland SE, Raifman J. State-level prescription drug monitoring program mandates and adolescent injection drug use in the United States, 1995-2017: A difference-in-differences analysis. PLoS Med. 2020 09; 17(9):e1003272.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32976539
     
  4. McDowell A, Raifman J, Progovac AM, Rose S. Association of Nondiscrimination Policies With Mental Health Among Gender Minority Individuals. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 Sep 01; 77(9):952-958. PMID: 32374362
     
  5. Sosnowy C, Tao J, Nunez H, Montgomery MC, Ndoye CD, Biello K, Mimiaga MJ, Raifman J, Murphy M, Nunn A, Maynard M, Chan PA. Awareness and use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among people who engage in sex work presenting to a sexually transmitted infection clinic. Int J STD AIDS. 2020 Oct; 31(11):1055-1062. PMID: 32753003
     
  6. Raifman J, Bor J, Venkataramani A. Unemployment insurance and food insecurity among people who lost employment in the wake of COVID-19. medRxiv. 2020 Jul 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32766606
     
  7. Raifman J, Larson E, Barry CL, Siegel M, Ulrich M, Knopov A, Galea S. State handgun purchase age minimums in the US and adolescent suicide rates: regression discontinuity and difference-in-differences analyses. BMJ. 2020 07 22; 370:m2436.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32699008
     
  8. Raifman J, Sampson L, Galea S. Suicide fatalities in the US compared to Canada: Potential suicides averted with lower firearm ownership in the US. PLoS One. 2020; 15(4):e0232252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32353022
     
  9. Raifman MA, Raifman JR. Disparities in the Population at Risk of Severe Illness From COVID-19 by Race/Ethnicity and Income. Am J Prev Med. 2020 07; 59(1):137-139. PMID: 32430225
     
  10. Raifman J, Nocka K, Galárraga O, Wilson IB, Crowley C, Tao J, Napoleon S, Marak T, Chan PA. Evaluating statewide HIV preexposure prophylaxis implementation using All-Payer Claims Data. Ann Epidemiol. 2020 04; 44:1-7.e2. PMID: 32279914
     
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What’s Your State Doing About COVID? Check This Databas

Futurity 11/10/2020

What Are States Doing about COVID-19? This BU Database Has Answers

BU Today 10/17/2020

SPH Launches Series of Panels on Suicide Prevention Thursday

BU Today 9/30/2020

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Will America Let COVID-19 Become The Next HIV?

HuffPost 8/11/2020

With Tighter Handgun Laws, U.S. Would See Fewer Suicides by Young People

Health Day 7/23/2020

Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors for Coronavirus Deaths

The New York Times 7/8/2020

The New Coronavirus Deaths of Despair

Bloomberg 5/12/2020

The Next Covid Crisis Could Be a Wave of Suicides

Bloomberg 5/8/2020

Why Are Blacks, Other Minorities Hardest Hit By COVID-19?

Drugs.com 5/6/2020

Fewer LGBT Teens Plagued by Suicidal Thoughts, But Rates Still High

U.S. News & World Report 2/10/2020

A Surge for Sexual Minority Youth

U.S. News & World Report 2/10/2020

Number of non-heterosexual teens grows, but suicide attempts remain high

The Hill 2/10/2020

Fewer LGBT Teens Plagued by Suicidal Thoughts, But Rates Still High

Health Day 2/10/2020

Suicide rates fall among sexual-minority youth but still outpace heterosexual peers

Reuters 2/10/2020

Huge Mental Health Gap For Gender Minority College Students

Futurity 8/21/2019

Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers

News Medical 8/18/2019

Trans Students Are Found Far More Likely Than Others to Suffer From a Host of Psychological Problems

The Chronicle of Higher Education 8/16/2019

Bullied, discriminated transgender college students face significantly higher risk of suicide

MEAWW 8/16/2019

Students with Different Gender Identities are 4 Times More Likely to Develop Mental Health Issues, New Study Finds

New York Daily News 8/16/2019

How to Fight LGBT Health Disparities

Futurity 6/27/2019

Can a 'Pay-It-Forward' Model for STI Testing Work in the US?: Public Health Watch

Infectious Disease Today 1/23/2019

Gay fathers face stigma as parents

Reuters 1/15/2019

HIV viral suppression under Ryan White care comparable to Medicaid, private insurance

Infectious Disease News 1/9/2019

Transgender rights are constitutional rights

The Hill 11/8/2018

It Was Never Just About a Cake

NewNowNext 6/14/2018

Legal denial of service to same-sex couples tied to mental distress

Reuters 6/6/2018

What The Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Means For Public Health And The Rule Of Law

WBUR 6/5/2018

Denial of services to same-sex couples can harm their health

The Hill 5/23/2018

Men Who Have Sex with Men Receive Less HIV Education

MD Mag 1/30/2018
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