Kaitlyn Jaffe

PhD Candidate

Research Area

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia (expected 2021)

M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago, 2014

B.A. (Honors), Psychology, University of South Carolina, 2010

Research

Research Interests

social determinants of health, construction of biomedical knowledge, medical research participation, substance use, bioethics, HIV/AIDS,  gender & sexuality, mixed & experimental methods.

Research Experience

  • British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, Dr. Lindsey Richardson
    • Research Coordinator, OPTIMA Research Participation Ancillary Study
  • University of British Columbia, Dr. Wendy Roth
    • Research Assistant, Identity, Attitudes and Genetic Ancestry Testing Study
  • University of Chicago, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
    • Research Coordinator, “Project nGage” / “Young Men’s Affiliation Project” / “Youth Health Leadership Corps”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Laura Hein
    • Research Coordinator, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Survival Strategies of Female Homeless Adolescents”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Suzanne Swan
    • Research Assistant, “Violence Prevention with College Populations”

Publications

Peer-reviewed Articles

Roth, W., Yaylacı, S., Jaffe, K., Richardson, L. 2020. How Genetic Ancestry Testing Impacts Genetic Essentialist Views of Race: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE, 15(1).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227399

Yaylacı, S., Roth, W., Jaffe, K. 2019. Measuring Racial Essentialism in the Genomic Era: The Genetic Essentialism Scale for Race (GESR). Current Psychology, 1-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00311-z

Jaffe, K., Dong, H., Godefroy, A., Boutang, D., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M., Kerr, T., Richardson, L. 2018. Informal recycling, income generation and risk: Health and social harms among people who use drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 60: 40-46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.07.010

Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Eavou, R., Liao, C., Kuhns, L., Voisin, D., Schneider, J. 2017. Project nGage: Results of a randomized controlled trial of a dyadic network support intervention to retain young Black men who have sex with men in HIV care. AIDS and Behavior, 21(12): 3618-3629. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1954-8.

Quinn, K., Voisin, D. R., Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Kuhns, L., Eavou, R., Schneider, J. 2017. Multiple dimensions of stigma and health related factors among young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 21(1): 207-216. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1439-1.

Kuhns, L., Hotton, A., Garofalo, R., Muldoon, A., Jaffe, K., Bouris, A., Voisin, D., Schneider, J. 2016. Index of multiple psychosocial, syndemic conditions Is associated with antiretroviral medication adherence among HIV-positive youth. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 30(4): 185-192. DOI: 10.1089/apc.2015.0328.

Presentations

Jaffe, K., Shulha, H., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2019) “Income Generation and Gendered Precarity among People who use Drugs.” Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association. New York, New York.

Jaffe, K., Nosova, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2019) “Gender, Income, and Service Engagement among People who use Drugs.” BC Centre on Substance Use Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jaffe, K., Korthuis, T., Richardson, L. (2018). “'This could be my last chance': Therapeutic optimism in a substance use disorder randomized controlled trial." Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jaffe, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, DeBeck, K., Richardson, L. (2018). "Trust in physicians as a key dimension of randomized controlled trial participation in clinical addictions research." Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jaffe, K., Socías, E., Richardson, L. (2018). “Research participation in addictions RCTs: Protocol for a multi-sited nested qualitative study.” Addiction Research Day, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Received “Best Oral Presentation" award. 

Jaffe, K., Dong, H., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2017). “Informal recycling, income generation and risk: Health and social harms among people who use drugs.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Roth, W., Jaffe, K. (2017). “Does Genetic Ancestry Testing Promote an Essentialist View of Race? Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Jaffe, K. (2017). “PrEP and the Medicalization of Sex: Sociological Approaches to Biomedical HIV Prevention.” 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fisher, K., Jaffe, K. (2014). “Strategies for Participatory Adolescent Engagement and Retention in Care.” Fourth Annual STI and HIV Intervention Network Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.     Received “Innovation Award” and cash prize for project design.

Fisher, K., Jaffe, K. (2014). “Youth Led Visions of HIV Elimination.” Illinois Public Health Association Annual Conference on HIV/STI, Springfield, Illinois.

Jaffe, K. (2013).“’The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’: Gender Expectations and the Peace Corps.” Engendering Change: The Fourth Annual Gender and Sexuality Graduate Student Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.


Awards

2019 - Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award, SAGE Publishing

2019 - Graduate Student Research Award, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

2017–2020 - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2017, 2019 - Public Scholars Initiative Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2015 - Four Year Doctoral Fellowship and International Tuition Award, University of British Columbia

2013 - MAPSS Program Scholarship, University of Chicago

2006 - McKissick Scholar Award, University of South Carolina


Teaching

Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

SOCI 384: Sociology of Health and Illness

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

SOCI 381: Mixed and Experimental Methods

SOCI 387: Drugs & Society

SOCI 369: Sociology of Sexualities

SOCI 303: Sociology of Migration


Kaitlyn Jaffe

PhD Candidate

Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia (expected 2021)

M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago, 2014

B.A. (Honors), Psychology, University of South Carolina, 2010

Research Interests

social determinants of health, construction of biomedical knowledge, medical research participation, substance use, bioethics, HIV/AIDS,  gender & sexuality, mixed & experimental methods.

Research Experience

  • British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, Dr. Lindsey Richardson
    • Research Coordinator, OPTIMA Research Participation Ancillary Study
  • University of British Columbia, Dr. Wendy Roth
    • Research Assistant, Identity, Attitudes and Genetic Ancestry Testing Study
  • University of Chicago, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
    • Research Coordinator, “Project nGage” / “Young Men’s Affiliation Project” / “Youth Health Leadership Corps”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Laura Hein
    • Research Coordinator, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Survival Strategies of Female Homeless Adolescents”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Suzanne Swan
    • Research Assistant, “Violence Prevention with College Populations”

Peer-reviewed Articles

Roth, W., Yaylacı, S., Jaffe, K., Richardson, L. 2020. How Genetic Ancestry Testing Impacts Genetic Essentialist Views of Race: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE, 15(1).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227399

Yaylacı, S., Roth, W., Jaffe, K. 2019. Measuring Racial Essentialism in the Genomic Era: The Genetic Essentialism Scale for Race (GESR). Current Psychology, 1-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00311-z

Jaffe, K., Dong, H., Godefroy, A., Boutang, D., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M., Kerr, T., Richardson, L. 2018. Informal recycling, income generation and risk: Health and social harms among people who use drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 60: 40-46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.07.010

Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Eavou, R., Liao, C., Kuhns, L., Voisin, D., Schneider, J. 2017. Project nGage: Results of a randomized controlled trial of a dyadic network support intervention to retain young Black men who have sex with men in HIV care. AIDS and Behavior, 21(12): 3618-3629. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1954-8.

Quinn, K., Voisin, D. R., Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Kuhns, L., Eavou, R., Schneider, J. 2017. Multiple dimensions of stigma and health related factors among young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 21(1): 207-216. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1439-1.

Kuhns, L., Hotton, A., Garofalo, R., Muldoon, A., Jaffe, K., Bouris, A., Voisin, D., Schneider, J. 2016. Index of multiple psychosocial, syndemic conditions Is associated with antiretroviral medication adherence among HIV-positive youth. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 30(4): 185-192. DOI: 10.1089/apc.2015.0328.

Presentations

Jaffe, K., Shulha, H., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2019) “Income Generation and Gendered Precarity among People who use Drugs.” Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association. New York, New York.

Jaffe, K., Nosova, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2019) “Gender, Income, and Service Engagement among People who use Drugs.” BC Centre on Substance Use Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jaffe, K., Korthuis, T., Richardson, L. (2018). “'This could be my last chance': Therapeutic optimism in a substance use disorder randomized controlled trial." Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jaffe, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, DeBeck, K., Richardson, L. (2018). "Trust in physicians as a key dimension of randomized controlled trial participation in clinical addictions research." Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jaffe, K., Socías, E., Richardson, L. (2018). “Research participation in addictions RCTs: Protocol for a multi-sited nested qualitative study.” Addiction Research Day, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Received “Best Oral Presentation" award. 

Jaffe, K., Dong, H., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2017). “Informal recycling, income generation and risk: Health and social harms among people who use drugs.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Roth, W., Jaffe, K. (2017). “Does Genetic Ancestry Testing Promote an Essentialist View of Race? Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Jaffe, K. (2017). “PrEP and the Medicalization of Sex: Sociological Approaches to Biomedical HIV Prevention.” 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fisher, K., Jaffe, K. (2014). “Strategies for Participatory Adolescent Engagement and Retention in Care.” Fourth Annual STI and HIV Intervention Network Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.     Received “Innovation Award” and cash prize for project design.

Fisher, K., Jaffe, K. (2014). “Youth Led Visions of HIV Elimination.” Illinois Public Health Association Annual Conference on HIV/STI, Springfield, Illinois.

Jaffe, K. (2013).“’The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’: Gender Expectations and the Peace Corps.” Engendering Change: The Fourth Annual Gender and Sexuality Graduate Student Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

2019 - Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award, SAGE Publishing

2019 - Graduate Student Research Award, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

2017–2020 - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2017, 2019 - Public Scholars Initiative Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2015 - Four Year Doctoral Fellowship and International Tuition Award, University of British Columbia

2013 - MAPSS Program Scholarship, University of Chicago

2006 - McKissick Scholar Award, University of South Carolina

Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

SOCI 384: Sociology of Health and Illness

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

SOCI 381: Mixed and Experimental Methods

SOCI 387: Drugs & Society

SOCI 369: Sociology of Sexualities

SOCI 303: Sociology of Migration

Kaitlyn Jaffe

PhD Candidate

Ph.D., Sociology, University of British Columbia (expected 2021)

M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago, 2014

B.A. (Honors), Psychology, University of South Carolina, 2010

Research Interests

social determinants of health, construction of biomedical knowledge, medical research participation, substance use, bioethics, HIV/AIDS,  gender & sexuality, mixed & experimental methods.

Research Experience

  • British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, Dr. Lindsey Richardson
    • Research Coordinator, OPTIMA Research Participation Ancillary Study
  • University of British Columbia, Dr. Wendy Roth
    • Research Assistant, Identity, Attitudes and Genetic Ancestry Testing Study
  • University of Chicago, Chicago Center for HIV Elimination
    • Research Coordinator, “Project nGage” / “Young Men’s Affiliation Project” / “Youth Health Leadership Corps”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Laura Hein
    • Research Coordinator, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Survival Strategies of Female Homeless Adolescents”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Suzanne Swan
    • Research Assistant, “Violence Prevention with College Populations”

Peer-reviewed Articles

Roth, W., Yaylacı, S., Jaffe, K., Richardson, L. 2020. How Genetic Ancestry Testing Impacts Genetic Essentialist Views of Race: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE, 15(1).  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227399

Yaylacı, S., Roth, W., Jaffe, K. 2019. Measuring Racial Essentialism in the Genomic Era: The Genetic Essentialism Scale for Race (GESR). Current Psychology, 1-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00311-z

Jaffe, K., Dong, H., Godefroy, A., Boutang, D., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M., Kerr, T., Richardson, L. 2018. Informal recycling, income generation and risk: Health and social harms among people who use drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 60: 40-46. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.07.010

Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Eavou, R., Liao, C., Kuhns, L., Voisin, D., Schneider, J. 2017. Project nGage: Results of a randomized controlled trial of a dyadic network support intervention to retain young Black men who have sex with men in HIV care. AIDS and Behavior, 21(12): 3618-3629. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-017-1954-8.

Quinn, K., Voisin, D. R., Bouris, A., Jaffe, K., Kuhns, L., Eavou, R., Schneider, J. 2017. Multiple dimensions of stigma and health related factors among young Black men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior, 21(1): 207-216. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-016-1439-1.

Kuhns, L., Hotton, A., Garofalo, R., Muldoon, A., Jaffe, K., Bouris, A., Voisin, D., Schneider, J. 2016. Index of multiple psychosocial, syndemic conditions Is associated with antiretroviral medication adherence among HIV-positive youth. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 30(4): 185-192. DOI: 10.1089/apc.2015.0328.

Presentations

Jaffe, K., Shulha, H., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2019) “Income Generation and Gendered Precarity among People who use Drugs.” Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association. New York, New York.

Jaffe, K., Nosova, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2019) “Gender, Income, and Service Engagement among People who use Drugs.” BC Centre on Substance Use Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jaffe, K., Korthuis, T., Richardson, L. (2018). “'This could be my last chance': Therapeutic optimism in a substance use disorder randomized controlled trial." Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jaffe, K., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, DeBeck, K., Richardson, L. (2018). "Trust in physicians as a key dimension of randomized controlled trial participation in clinical addictions research." Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jaffe, K., Socías, E., Richardson, L. (2018). “Research participation in addictions RCTs: Protocol for a multi-sited nested qualitative study.” Addiction Research Day, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia.  Received “Best Oral Presentation" award. 

Jaffe, K., Dong, H., Hayashi, K., Milloy, M-J, Richardson, L. (2017). “Informal recycling, income generation and risk: Health and social harms among people who use drugs.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Roth, W., Jaffe, K. (2017). “Does Genetic Ancestry Testing Promote an Essentialist View of Race? Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Jaffe, K. (2017). “PrEP and the Medicalization of Sex: Sociological Approaches to Biomedical HIV Prevention.” 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fisher, K., Jaffe, K. (2014). “Strategies for Participatory Adolescent Engagement and Retention in Care.” Fourth Annual STI and HIV Intervention Network Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.     Received “Innovation Award” and cash prize for project design.

Fisher, K., Jaffe, K. (2014). “Youth Led Visions of HIV Elimination.” Illinois Public Health Association Annual Conference on HIV/STI, Springfield, Illinois.

Jaffe, K. (2013).“’The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’: Gender Expectations and the Peace Corps.” Engendering Change: The Fourth Annual Gender and Sexuality Graduate Student Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

2019 - Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award, SAGE Publishing

2019 - Graduate Student Research Award, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

2017–2020 - Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2017, 2019 - Public Scholars Initiative Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2015 - Four Year Doctoral Fellowship and International Tuition Award, University of British Columbia

2013 - MAPSS Program Scholarship, University of Chicago

2006 - McKissick Scholar Award, University of South Carolina

Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

SOCI 384: Sociology of Health and Illness

Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

SOCI 381: Mixed and Experimental Methods

SOCI 387: Drugs & Society

SOCI 369: Sociology of Sexualities

SOCI 303: Sociology of Migration