Jae Sevelius, PhD

Professor in Residence
Medicine
She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs

Jae Sevelius, PhD, (they/them) is Professor of Medicine and Director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS; P30MH062246) and the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.

Dr. Sevelius is a licensed clinical psychologist and community-engaged researcher whose portfolio of NIH-funded behavioral health research focuses on intervention science and the investigation of risk and protective factors in transgender and gender diverse communities, elucidating and intervening upon relationships between intersectional stigma, gender affirmation, and health-related behaviors and outcomes.

Most recently, Dr. Sevelius' research has focused on developing, testing, and disseminating peer-led interventions to promote sexual health and resilience among transgender people by addressing intersectional stigma among transgender women of color and those affected by HIV in the San Francisco Bay Area and in São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Sevelius is also a dedicated mentor of early-stage investigators, with a focus on those with backgrounds and identities that are under-represented in academic medicine. They are a passionate advocate for transforming academic institutions to create environments where diversity is truly celebrated, equity is non-negotiable, and inclusion follows naturally from a culture of belonging.