Faculty Profile

Amy Braksmajer, PhD

Research Associate
Amy Braksmajer

Dr. Amy Braksmajer joined the School of Nursing as a faculty Research Associate in 2014. In this role, she has acted as Project Director for studies exploring the development of an innovative HIV risk-reduction intervention targeting women with a history of childhood sexual abuse (Senn, PI), as well as the development of a technology-based intervention aimed at retaining HIV+ Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in medical care (Senn, PI). Currently, she serves as Project Director for a mixed-methods prospective open-label PrEP demonstration project (McMahon, PI).

Dr. Braksmajer earned her MPH from Columbia University in 2003 and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 2013. She has a broad background in public health and sociology, with specialized training in qualitative research methods and a substantive focus on the intersection of gender and sexual health. As such, Dr. Braksmajer takes an interdisciplinary approach to research on HIV prevention among vulnerable populations, particularly women and MSM who experience intimate partner violence (IPV). She has recently completed a qualitative study exploring feasibility and acceptability of the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among women in violent relationships. Furthermore, having obtained a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Pilot Grant, Dr. Braksmajer is currently conducting an online study investigating associations among IPV, sexual risk behavior, PrEP willingness, and PrEP uptake among MSM.

See Amy Braksmajer's curriculum vitae.