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S. Wilson
Beckham
,
PhD

Assistant Scientist

Will Beckham, PhD '13, MPH, MA, researches treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, with a focus on LGBTQ health, particularly that of transgender and gender diverse people.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 757
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

HIV prevention, treatment and care; Sexual and reproductive health and rights; Maternal health; Women's health; Sub-Saharan Africa; Gender; Men; Mixed-methods research; Structural interventions; Implementation Science; Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention; LGBTQ health; Transgender health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2013
MPH
Yale University School of Public Health
2009
MA
Yale University
2009
BA
Brigham Young University
2001
Overview
Dr. S. Wilson (Will) Beckham's (he/him) research focuses on socio-structural influences on health, and social and behavioral interventions. He uses implementation science approaches to ensure evidence-based interventions reach populations most in need. His research is on sexual and reproductive health, including prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, especially among sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender populations, and other sexual and gender minorities. His research is currently focused on the implementation of HIV prevention technologies such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on transgender people. He also co-teaches courses on domestic and global LGBTQ health, and is particularly interested in the health of transgender and gender diverse people.
Honors & Awards
Excellence in Teaching, Epidemiology of LGBTQ Health, 2019, 2020 K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, 2017-2022 Gustav J. Martin Award for Innovation in HIV Research, JHU-CFAR, 2016 JHU-CFAR Scholar Career Development Award, 2016 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2013
Select Publications
Select Publications
  • Jarrett BA, Peitzmeier S, Restar A, Adamson T, Howell S, Baral S, and SW Beckham. (2021). Gender-Affirming Care, Mental Health, and Economic Stability in the Time of COVID-19: A Multi-national, Cross-Sectional Study of Transgender and Nonbinary People. PLoS ONE Jul 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254215
  • Beckham SW, Karver T, Mantsios A, Shembilu C, Donastorg Y, Perez M, Gomez H, Barrington C, Mwampashi A, Davis W, Likindikoki S, Mbwambo JK & D Kerrigan. (2021). Acceptability and perceptions of HIV oral self-testing across settings: A comparative qualitative study among Dominican and Tanzanian female sex workers. Global Public Health, 1-15. Mar 19. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2021.1901129.
  • Beckham SW, Stockton M, Galai N, Davis W, Mbwambo J, Likindikoki S, and D Kerrigan. (2021). Family Planning Use and Correlates among Female Sex Workers in a Community Empowerment HIV Prevention Intervention in Iringa, Tanzania: A Case for Tailored Programming. BMC Public Health 21: 1377 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11426-z
  • Jarrett BA, Peitzmeier S, Restar A, Adamson T, Howell S, Baral S, and SW Beckham. (2021). Gender-Affirming Care, Mental Health, and Economic Stability in the Time of COVID-19: A Multi-national, Cross-Sectional Study of Transgender and Nonbinary People. PLoS ONE Jul 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254215
  • Beckham SW, Crossnohere NL, Gross M, JFP Bridges. (2020). Eliciting Preferences for HIV Prevention Technologies: A Systematic Review. The Patient 14(2):151–174. doi: 10.1007/s40271-020-00486-9. PMCID: PMC7884379
Projects
Preferenes for Long-acting Injectable Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis