Dr. Jamila K. Stockman


Jamila K. Stockman, PhD, MPH, is the Vice Chief and an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. manages the iSTRIVE Research Lab: Investigating Syndemic and Trauma Related Influences on HIV Etiology. Dr. Stockman received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MPH degree from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Dr. Stockman has dedicated her research career towards improving the lives of women with experiences of intimate partner and sexual violence. An epidemiologist by training, her research focuses on the intersecting epidemics of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, HIV acquisition and transmission, and substance abuse among marginalized populations. She is working to advance understanding of the underlying immunological and physiological mechanisms linking these epidemics and develop interventions that provide maximal reductions in HIV, substance abuse, and violence against women. Currently, she conducts her work in the US, US-Mexico border region, Latin America and Caribbean.  In addition to her research, Dr. Stockman actively collaborates with local public health departments and community-based organizations to ensure ethical and cultural appropriateness of her research among members of the community. She also serves on various domestic-violence prevention steering committees and community-based organizations working to address the deleterious effects of violence and HIV in families and relationships.

Curriculum Vitae


Selected Publications:

  1. Draughon JE, Lucea MB, Campbell JC, Paterno MT, Bertrand DR, Sharps PW, Campbell DW, Stockman JK. Impact of intimate partner forced sex on HIV risk factors in physically abused African American and African Caribbean women. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25248623.
  2. Ludwig-Barron N, Wagner KD, Syvertsen JL, Ewald IJ, Patterson TL, Semple SJ, Stockman JK. “When you get old like this … you don’t run those risks anymore”: influence of age on sexual risk behaviors and condom use attitudes among methamphetamine-using heterosexual women with a history of partner violence. Women's Health Issues. 2014;24(6):620-8. PMID: 25128035. PMCID: PMC4254316. 
  3. Stockman JK, Lucea MB, Campbell JC. Forced sexual initiation, sexual intimate partner violence and HIV risk in women: A global review of the literature. AIDS Behav. 2013;17(3):832-47. PMID: 23143750. PMCID: PMC3586980.
  4. Stockman JK, Strathdee SA. HIV among people who use drugs: A global perspective of populations at risk. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2010;55 Suppl 1:S17-22.
  5. Stockman JK, Campbell JC, Celentano DD. Sexual violence and HIV risk behaviors among a nationally representative sample of American women: The importance of sexual coercion. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2010;53(1):136-43.
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Research Projects:

  1. The Thrive Study-Trauma and HIV Risk: Investigating Stress and the Immune Disruption of the Vaginal Environment
    Funding Source: NIAID RO1-AI-128803-01
  2. The Essence Project: Examining Stress, Sexual Experiences, and Neighborhood Correlates of HIV Risk among African American Women
    Funding Source: NICHD R01HD0077891
  3. Enhanced Peer Navigation to Improve HIV Care for Women (EmPower Women)
    Funding Source: California HIV/AIDS Research Program Grant: HD15-SD-059
  4. Double Vulnerabilities of Violence and HIV among Women in Brazil
    Funding Source:Sexual Violence Research Initiative/World Bank

Collaborative Research Projects:

  1. Networks and Normative Influences on Sex and Drug-Related HIV Risk in Black Women (CONnect the DOTS):
    Funded by NIDA grant R01 DA038185; PI: Karla Wagner, University of Nevada, Reno
  2. PrEP Adherence Enhancement Guided by iTab and Drug Levels for Women (AEGiS)
    Funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program grant I11-SD-005B Supplement; Collaborative effort by the Los Angeles County PATH Team and the UCSD’s California Collaborative Treatment Group, UCSD PI: Sheldon Morris

Completed Projects:

  1. Impact of Violence & Power on an HIV Behavioral Intervention for Female Meth Users in San Diego
    Funding Source: NIDA K01 DA031593
  2. Highlites: Highlighting the Importance of Getting Help While Living in Traumatic Environments
    Funding Source: Columbia University HIV Intervention Science Training Program, NIMH R25MH080665

Courses Taught:

  • FPM 270 Cultural Preceptions about Health and Disease


  • In 2015, Dr. Stockman won the Linda Saltzman New Investigator Award. Read More.