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Research Expertise & Professional Interests 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.
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