Yale University

Jessica Jaiswal

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Jessica is currently completing her doctoral work at Columbia University in public health and sociology in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences. Her recent research qualitatively explores disengagement from outpatient HIV care, and the ideas commonly referred to as HIV-related “conspiracy beliefs”. Broadly, she is interested in the HIV care continuum, particularly (re)engagement, and different forms of medical mistrust among populations of color. In addition to participating in the REIDS program, Jessica will begin a two-year appointment in fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor-Faculty Fellow at New York University in the Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity. Her REIDS mentor is Dr. Frederick Altice.