Jessica Jaiswal
Jessica Jaiswal, PhD
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS - Visiting Scholar
Rutgers University, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies - Affiliated Investigator
PhD, Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
MPH, Behavioral Science and Health Education, Emory University
BA, Women’s Studies, Native American Studies and Latin American Studies, University of Michigan
Research Interests
HIV care continuum, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Medical mistrust, Medication beliefs, Stigma, Qualitative and mixed methods
Jessica Jaiswal earned her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences, an interdisciplinary program in social science and public health from Columbia University. Her research interests focus on disparities along the HIV care continuum, particularly engagement in HIV care, adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, a daily pill for HIV prevention). As a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University, Dr. Jaiswal is conducting a mixed methods investigation funded by an NIH R25 award. This study focuses on how medical and health-related mistrust and stigma may influence the ways in which young men who have sex with men think about and make decisions regarding the decision to use PrEP.

In the BST program, Dr. Jaiswal is exploring PrEP use among people who use injection drugs and clinicians providing medication-assisted therapy (e.g., methadone). Prior to coming to NYU, she conducted a qualitative investigation that explored the social and structural factors related to disengagement from outpatient HIV care among low-income people of color living with HIV, with a focus on mistrust, racism and stigma. Before beginning the BST program, Dr. Jaiswal was a Provost’s Faculty Fellow in the College of Global Public Health at New York University.
Principal Investigator, HIV Prevention in Methadone Treatment Settings: A Qualitative Study of PrEP Utilization Among Patients and Providers. Active
Principal Investigator, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, Medical Mistrust, Prep-Related Stigma, and Medication Beliefs Among a Diverse Sample of Young Adult Men. Completed


Jaiswal J, LoSchiavo C, Maiolatesi A, Kapadia F, Halkitis PN (2020).
Misinformation, gendered perceptions, and low healthcare provider communication around HPV and the HPV vaccine among young sexual minority men in New York City: The P18 cohort study
Journal of Community Health, 45 (4), 702-711. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00784-w.

Jaiswal J, LoSchiavo C, Perlman DC (2020).
Disinformation, misinformation and inequality-driven mistrust in the time of COVID-19: Lessons unlearned from AIDS denialism
AIDS and Behavior [Epub 2020 May 21]. doi: 10.1007/s10461-020-02925-y. PMCID: PMC7241063.

Meanley S, Chandler C, Jaiswal J, Flores DD, Stevens R, Connochie D, Bauermeister JA (2020).
Are sexual minority stressors associated with young men who have sex with men’s (YMSM) level of engagement in PrEP?
Behavioral Medicine [Epub 2020 May 13]. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2020.1731675.

Griffin M, Jaiswal J, King D, Singer SN, Halkitis PN (2020).
Sexuality disclosure, trust, and satisfaction with primary care among urban young adult sexual minority men
Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 16 (5), 378-387. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.02.001.

Jaiswal J, Singer SN, Lekas HM (2020).
Resilience and beliefs in the effectiveness of current antiretroviral therapies among recently disengaged low-income people of color living with HIV
Behavioral Medicine, 46 (1), 75-85. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2019.1570070.

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