Jeffrey Wickersham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (AIDS); Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

Departments & Organizations

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases: YCCR


Jeffrey Wickersham is an Associate Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases. He 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. Dr. Wickersham’s research addresses the intersection of epidemiology, gender and women, and HIV Prevention. Specifically, his work 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 transgender 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 also a Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Education & Training

PhD University of Connecticut (2010)
MA University of Maine (2005)
BA Southwestern University (2000)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University

International Activity

  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention among Transgender Women Sex Workers in Malaysia 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

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Jeffrey Wickersham, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
135 College St., Suite 323
New Haven, CT 06510-2483

Curriculum Vitae

Yale Clinical & Community Research