Research Interests: social determinants of health, construction of biomedical knowledge, medical research participation, substance use, HIV/AIDS,  gender, sexuality, mixed and experimental methods.


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.


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.

Teaching Assistantships

SOCI 387 – Drugs & Society

SOCI 369 – Sociology of Sexualities

SOCI 303  – Sociology of Migration

Research Experience

  • BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Dr. Lindsey Richardson
    • Research Assistant, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
    • National 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 Project Coordinator, “Project nGage” / “Young Men’s Affiliation Project” / “Youth Health Leadership Corps”
  • University of South Carolina, Dr. Laura Hein
    • Research Project 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”


Ph.D., Sociology,  University of British Columbia, expected 2019 – Supervisor: Dr. Lindsey Richardson

M.A., Social Science, University of Chicago, 2014  – Advisor: Dr. Kristen Schilt

B.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina, 2010 – Honors advisor: Dr. Suzanne Swan

Recent Awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Public Scholars Initiative – Research Grant, University of British Columbia

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia

MAPSS Program Scholarship, University of Chicago

McKissick Scholar Award, University of South Carolina