Jay Silverman, PhDUCSD Co-investigator
Director of Research at Center on Gender Equity and Health
Professor of Medicine and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Jay Silverman, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine and the Director of Research for the Center on Gender Equity and Health at UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Silverman is a leading global health researcher on understanding and preventing gender-based violence against adolescent and adult women, including development and testing of community and health service-based interventions to reduce gender-based violence and improve sexual, reproductive, maternal, and child health. He has led major federally funded and UN-funded studies, and has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Silverman’s current major projects include “UC Speaks Up”, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded evaluation of statewide rape prevention education programs across 33 California communities in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, and two Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded grants.

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