Yale University

Jessica Jaiswal, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Faculty-Fellow, College of Global Public Health at New York University
  • Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)


Dr. Jaiswal is a Faculty-Fellow in the College of Global Public Health at NYU, where she is engaged in research at the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS). Her current research, a mixed methods investigation, focuses on how medical and health-related mistrust may influence the ways in which young men who have sex with men (MSM) think about and make decisions regarding their sexual health, including the decision to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Prior to this study, she conducted a primarily qualitative investigation that explored disengagement from outpatient HIV care among low income people living with HIV (PLWH) of color, and the ideas commonly referred to as HIV-related "conspiracy beliefs".

Dr. Jaiswal completed her BA in Women's Studies, Latin American Studies and Native American Studies at the University of Michigan, an MPH from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and her PhD in Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. She teaches Health and Society in a Global Context in NYU's College of Global Health, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary AIDS Research at Yale University.