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., & Mayer, K.A. (in press). Providers should discuss U=U with all HIV patients. The Lancet HIV.

Calabrese, S.K., Tekeste, M., Mayer, K.H., Magnus, M., Krakower, D.S., Kershaw, T.S., Eldahan, A.I., Gaston Hawkins, L.A., Underhill, K., Hansen, N.B., Betancourt, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (in press). Considering stigma in the provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: Reflections from current prescribers. AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Calabrese, S.K., Krakower, S.K., Willie, T.C., Kershaw, T.S., & Mayer, K.H. US guideline criteria for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis: Clinical considerations and caveats. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz046.

Calabrese, S.K. (2018). Interpreting gaps along the PrEP cascade and addressing vulnerabilities to stigma. American Journal of Public Health, 108(10), 1284-1286. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304656

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. (2018). Prevention paradox: Medical students are less inclined to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis for patients in highest need. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 21(6), e25147. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25147

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, 79(1), 46-53. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001762

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