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Jeffrey Wickersham, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (AIDS)

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Jeffrey Wickersham, PhD

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  • 135 College St., Suite 323

    New Haven, CT, 06510-2483

    United States



Jeffrey Wickersham is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the section of 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 transgender women in Malaysia. 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

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale School of Medicine (2012)
  • PhD
    University of Connecticut (2010)
  • MA
    University of Maine (2005)
  • BA
    Southwestern University (2000)


  • HIV Testing and Prevention among Thai Transgender Women and MSM
    Bangkok, Thailand 2018
    Research collaboration with Mahidol University examining innovations around HIV testing service delivery, including online HIV testing and at-home HIV testing, among Thai transgender women and men who have sex with men (MSM).
  • 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
    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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