Jeffrey Wickersham Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Biographical Info

Jeffrey Wickersham is an Associate Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Wickersham’s research is focused on the development and evaluation of biomedical and behavioral interventions to address HIV prevention and substance abuse treatment among sex workers. His work targets both cisgender female and trasngender women in the sex work industry in Southeast Asia. Broadly, his work seeks to understand the effect of gender differences in substance use etiology, drug and sex risk taking behavior, and to develop interventions sensitive to gender-specific needs to improve HIV and substance dependence outcomes.

Dr. Wickersham is the Principal Investigator on a 5-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Grant# K01DA038529) examining combination biomedical and behavioral approaches to HIV prevention among sex workers in Malaysia.


International Activity

  • HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention for Sex Workers
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(2014 - 2019)
    Evaluation of behavioral and biomedical interventions for HIV and substance abuse prevention among female and transgender women sex workers in Malaysia.
  • HIV & Substance Dependence
    Kiev, Ukraine(2011 - 2016)
    Development and evaluation of medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid dependence among individuals reentering the community from correctional settings.
  • HIV and Drug Abuse in Malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(2010 - 2015)
    Intervention of HIV, Drug Use and the Criminal Justice System in Malaysia

Education & Training

B.A.
Southwestern University (2000)
M.A.
University of Maine (2005)
Ph.D.
University of Connecticut (2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University

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