Jae Sivelius, PhD

Jae Sevelius

Jae Sevelius, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a licensed clinical psychologist. As co-founder and principal investigator at the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Dr. Sevelius’ community-based, federally-funded research is focused on leveraging data to develop transgender-specific, trauma-informed programs led by trans communities themselves. Dr. Sevelius’ interventions seek to promote sexual health and resilience among transgender people, with an emphasis on serving transgender women of color and those affected by HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area and in São Paulo, Brazil. For their scholarship on transgender health, Dr. Sevelius was recently awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Sevelius’ research and advocacy interests lie at the intersection of health, identity, and social justice.

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