Dr. Anita Raj


Anita Raj, PhD, is Director of UCSD's Center on Gender Equity and Health and is a Professor in the Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine. Dr. Raj is a developmental psychologist with approximately 20 years of experience conducting research on sexual and reproductive health/HIV/STI, gender-based violence, substance misuse and abuse, and the intersection of these issues. Her current research is based in South Asia, West and Central Africa, the United States and Russia. This work includes qualitative and quantitative research to support intervention development and implementation, as well as efficacy and effectiveness trials to evaluate behavioral interventions. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on more than 30 grants from various federal funding agencies including NIH [NIMH, NICHD, NIDA, NIAAA], CDC, SAMHSA, and the Office of Minority Health, as well as foundations including the Lucile and David Packard Foundation and Kaiser Foundation. She has authored or co-authored 100+ peer-reviewed publications from these studies. In addition to this research, Dr. Raj has for the past 20 years been involved with various community based organizations working for immigrant rights and against gender-based violence against immigrant health vulnerabilities. Currently, Dr. Raj has projects related to adolescent girls’ early marriage and reproductive/maternal health, gender equality and empowerment measures for monitoring and evaluation, sexual violence prevention programs, engagement of men and boys in family planning promotion and prevention of violence against women, and HIV prevention and test and treat interventions.  Curriculum Vitae

Email Dr. Raj: anitaraj@ucsd.edu

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Selected Publications:
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Research Projects:
Evaluating a Structural and Behavioral HIV Risk Reduction Program for Black Men Funding source: NIMH (MH085614-02)
Cross-Site Evaluation of Kaiser Permanente HIV Prevention Program. Funding source: Kaiser Permanente