Sarah Calabrese

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology
Address: 2125 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
United States
[email protected]


Current Research

Dr. Calabrese's research focuses on sexual health promotion among racial and sexual minorities and other socially marginalized groups. A key component of this work is identifying and addressing barriers to HIV prevention, including stigma and inequities in access to new biomedical prevention resources (e.g., pre-exposure prophylaxis; PrEP). More broadly, Dr. Calabrese is interested in sexual stereotypes and discrimination in the context of health.
For more information about Dr. Calabrese's current interests, projects, and research team, please click here.



Ph.D. 2012, George Washington University


Calabrese, S.K., Earnshaw, V.A., Underhill, K., Krakower, D.S., Magnus, M., Hansen, N.B., Mayer, K.H., Betancourt, J.R., Kershaw, T.S., & Dovidio, J.F. (in press). Prevention paradox: Medical students are less inclined to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis for patients in highest need. Journal of the International AIDS Society.

Calabrese, S.K., Dovidio, J.F., Tekeste, M., Taggart, T., Galvao, R.W., Safon, C.B., Willie, T.C., Caldwell, A., Kaplan, C., & Kershaw, T.S. (2018). HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis stigma as a multidimensional barrier to uptake among women who attend Planned Parenthood. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001762

Calabrese, S.K., Earnshaw, V.A., Magnus, M., Hansen, N.B., Krakower, D.S., Underhill, K., Mayer, K.H., Kershaw, T.S., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2018). Sexual stereotypes ascribed to Black men who have sex with men: An intersectional analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 47(1), 143-156. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0911-3

Calabrese, S.K., Earnshaw, V.A., Krakower, D.S., Underhill, K., Vincent, W., Magnus, M., Hansen, N.B., Kershaw, T.S., Mayer, K.H., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2018). A closer look at racism and heterosexism in medical students’ clinical decision-making related to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Implications for PrEP education. AIDS and Behavior, 22(4), 1122-1138. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1979-z

Calabrese, S.K., Krakower, D.S., & Mayer, K.H. (2017). Integrating pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) into routine preventive healthcare to avoid exacerbating disparities. American Journal of Public Health, 107(12), 1883-1889. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304061

Calabrese, S.K., Underhill, K., & Mayer, K.H. (2017). HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and condomless sex: Disentangling personal values from public health priorities. American Journal of Public Health, 107(10), 1572-1576. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303966

Calabrese, S.K., Magnus, M., Mayer, K.H., Krakower, D.S., Eldahan, A.I., Gaston-Hawkins, L.A., Underhill, K., Hansen, N.B., Kershaw, T.S., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2017). “Support your client at the space that they’re in”: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescribers’ perspectives on PrEP-related risk compensation. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 31(4), 196-204. doi: 10.1089/apc.2017.0002

For a more comprehensive list of publications, please click here.