Scholars selected for career development awards through the UCSF/Kaiser BIRCWH program have studied diverse topics, including:

  • the complex relationship between birth control use, accidental pregnancy, and women’s attitudes about both topics;
  • whether women and men use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) differently than men, and how consistently women need to use PrEP to have optimal pharmacologic levels of the medications;
  • post-traumatic stress among HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • genetic differences in cancer risk among Latinas;
  • the impact of pregnancy on mental health; and
  • age-associated functional impairment.

Learn more about the work of our current scholars