Ayden Scheim


Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Please note Dr. Scheim will not be taking any summer students in 2019.

Dr. Scheim is an Affiliate Scientist with the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He is also a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He holds a Ph.D. (2017) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Western University, where he was a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. Dr. Scheim investigates the impacts of social, policy, and healthcare environments on the health of stigmatized populations. In particular, his research program involves community-engaged research with transgender populations and marginalized people who use drugs, both domestically and globally.

Recent Publications

  1. Scheim, AI, Appenroth, MN, Beckham, SW, Goldstein, Z, Grinspan, MC, Keatley, JG et al.. Transgender HIV research: nothing about us without us. Lancet HIV. 2019;6 (9):e566-e567. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30269-3. PubMed PMID:31439535 .
  2. Scheim, A, Knight, R, Shulha, H, Nosova, E, Hayashi, K, Milloy, MJ et al.. Characterizing Men Who Have Sex with Men and Use Injection Drugs in Vancouver, Canada. AIDS Behav. 2019; :. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02605-6. PubMed PMID:31327107 .
  3. Dharma, C, Scheim, AI, Bauer, GR. Exploratory Factor Analysis of Two Sexual Health Scales for Transgender People: Trans-Specific Condom/Barrier Negotiation Self-Efficacy (T-Barrier) and Trans-Specific Sexual Body Image Worries (T-Worries). Arch Sex Behav. 2019;48 (5):1563-1572. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1383-4. PubMed PMID:31172396 .
  4. Scheim, A, Lyons, C, Ezouatchi, R, Liestman, B, Drame, F, Diouf, D et al.. Sexual behavior stigma and depression among transgender women and cisgender men who have sex with men in Côte d'Ivoire. Ann Epidemiol. 2019;33 :79-83.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.03.002. PubMed PMID:30955993 .
  5. Bauer, GR, Scheim, AI. Advancing quantitative intersectionality research methods: Intracategorical and intercategorical approaches to shared and differential constructs. Soc Sci Med. 2019;226 :260-262. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.03.018. PubMed PMID:30914246 .
  6. Scheim, AI, Bauer, GR. The Intersectional Discrimination Index: Development and validation of measures of self-reported enacted and anticipated discrimination for intercategorical analysis. Soc Sci Med. 2019;226 :225-235. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.016. PubMed PMID:30674436 .
  7. Bauer, GR, Scheim, AI. Methods for analytic intercategorical intersectionality in quantitative research: Discrimination as a mediator of health inequalities. Soc Sci Med. 2019;226 :236-245. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.015. PubMed PMID:30674435 .
  8. Meyers, SA, Scheim, A, Jain, S, Sun, X, Milloy, MJ, DeBeck, K et al.. Gender differences in the provision of injection initiation assistance: a comparison of three North American settings. Harm Reduct J. 2018;15 (1):59. doi: 10.1186/s12954-018-0270-6. PubMed PMID:30514384 PubMed Central PMC6280353.
  9. Leonardi, M, Frecker, H, Scheim, AI, Kives, S. Reproductive Health Considerations in Sexual and/or Gender Minority Adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019;32 (1):15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.09.010. PubMed PMID:30317009 .
  10. Scheim, A, Werb, D. Integrating supervised consumption into a continuum of care for people who use drugs. CMAJ. 2018;190 (31):E921-E922. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.180824. PubMed PMID:30087127 PubMed Central PMC6078768.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Diego