Jay Silverman

Jay Silverman, Ph.D, is Director of Research for the Center on Gender Equity and Health and a Professor of Medicine and Global Public Health at UCSD. He is a leading global researcher on understanding and preventing gender-based violence against adolescent and adult women (e.g., intimate partner violence, sexual violence and sex trafficking). Dr. Silverman has led multiple major federally, foundation and UN-funded studies of gender-based violence and its effects on the health of women and their children, with a focus on gendered effects on the girl child. His current research revolves around structural interventions to prevent HIV risk and sex trafficking along the US-Mexican border, building the first reliable, population-based data on the prevalence of sex trafficking in Central America in collaboration with the CDC, as well as designing and evaluating a program to address chronic threats to adolescent girls’ sexual safety in Washington, DC.
  • Gender-based violence prevention against adolescent and adult women

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