Jeffrey Wickersham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (AIDS)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases


Jeffrey Wickersham is an Associate Research Scientist in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Wickersham’s research 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 trasngender 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 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.

Education & Training

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

International Activity

  • HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention for Sex Workers 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
Lab Location
270 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
135 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale School of Medicine135 College St., Suite 323
New Haven, CT 06510-2483

Yale Clinical & Community Research