Ayden Scheim


Affiliate Scientist


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

Dr. Scheim is an Affiliate Scientist with the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

His primary appointment is as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. Dr. Scheim investigates the impacts of social, policy, and healthcare environments on the health of populations facing stigma. In particular, his research program involves community-engaged research with transgender populations and structurally vulnerable people who use drugs.

Recent Publications

  1. Zlotorzynska, M, Sanchez, TH, Scheim, AI, Lyons, CE, Maksut, JL, Wiginton, JM et al.. Transgender Women's Internet Survey and Testing: Protocol and Key Indicators Report. Transgend Health. 2021;6 (5):256-266. doi: 10.1089/trgh.2020.0071. PubMed PMID:34993298 PubMed Central PMC8664099.
  2. Scheim, AI, Coleman, T, Lachowsky, N, Bauer, GR. Health care access among transgender and nonbinary people in Canada, 2019: a cross-sectional survey. CMAJ Open. ;9 (4):E1213-E1222. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210061. PubMed PMID:34933879 PubMed Central PMC8695530.
  3. Everhart, AR, Boska, H, Sinai-Glazer, H, Wilson-Yang, JQ, Burke, NB, LeBlanc, G et al.. 'I'm not interested in research; i'm interested in services': How to better health and social services for transgender women living with and affected by HIV. Soc Sci Med. 2022;292 :114610. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114610. PubMed PMID:34923191 .
  4. Scheim, AI, Baker, KE, Restar, AJ, Sell, RL. Health and Health Care Among Transgender Adults in the United States. Annu Rev Public Health. 2021; :. doi: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-052620-100313. PubMed PMID:34882432 .
  5. Bouck, Z, Tricco, AC, Rosella, LC, Ling, V, Gomes, T, Tadrous, M et al.. Validation of self-reported opioid agonist treatment among people who inject drugs using prescription dispensation records. Epidemiology. 2021; :. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001443. PubMed PMID:34799473 .
  6. Lacombe-Duncan, A, Logie, CH, Persad, Y, Leblanc, G, Nation, K, Kia, H et al.. Implementation and evaluation of the 'Transgender Education for Affirmative and Competent HIV and Healthcare (TEACHH)' provider education pilot. BMC Med Educ. 2021;21 (1):561. doi: 10.1186/s12909-021-02991-3. PubMed PMID:34732178 PubMed Central PMC8566115.
  7. Maghsoudi, N, Tanguay, J, Scarfone, K, Rammohan, I, Ziegler, C, Werb, D et al.. Drug checking services for people who use drugs: a systematic review. Addiction. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/add.15734. PubMed PMID:34729849 .
  8. Scheim, AI, Bauer, GR, Bastos, JL, Poteat, T. Advancing Intersectional Discrimination Measures for Health Disparities Research: Protocol for a Bilingual Mixed Methods Measurement Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021;10 (8):e30987. doi: 10.2196/30987. PubMed PMID:34459747 PubMed Central PMC8438612.
  9. Morgan, R, Baker, P, Griffith, DM, Klein, SL, Logie, CH, Mwiine, AA et al.. Beyond a Zero-Sum Game: How Does the Impact of COVID-19 Vary by Gender?. Front Sociol. 2021;6 :650729. doi: 10.3389/fsoc.2021.650729. PubMed PMID:34212026 PubMed Central PMC8239350.
  10. Scheim, AI, Sniderman, R, Wang, R, Bouck, Z, McLean, E, Mason, K et al.. The Ontario Integrated Supervised Injection Services Cohort Study of People Who Inject Drugs in Toronto, Canada (OiSIS-Toronto): Cohort Profile. J Urban Health. 2021;98 (4):538-550. doi: 10.1007/s11524-021-00547-w. PubMed PMID:34181179 PubMed Central PMC8237772.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Diego