Ayden Scheim


Affiliate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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

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, Perez-Brumer, AG, Bauer, GR. Gender-concordant identity documents and mental health among transgender adults in the USA: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Public Health. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30032-3. PubMed PMID:32192577 .
  2. Ferlatte, O, Panwala, V, Rich, AJ, Scheim, AI, Blackwell, E, Scott, K et al.. Identifying Health Differences Between Transgender and Cisgender Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men Using a Community-Based Approach. J Sex Res. 2020; :1-9. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2020.1740148. PubMed PMID:32186417 .
  3. Rich, AJ, Salway, T, Scheim, A, Poteat, T. Sexual Minority Stress Theory: Remembering and Honoring the Work of Virginia Brooks. LGBT Health. 2020; :. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2019.0223. PubMed PMID:32053038 .
  4. Moran, A, Scheim, A, Lyons, C, Liestman, B, Drame, F, Ketende, S et al.. Characterizing social cohesion and gender identity as risk determinants of HIV among cisgender men who have sex with men and transgender women in Côte d'Ivoire. Ann Epidemiol. 2020;42 :25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.11.003. PubMed PMID:31902624 .
  5. Bardwell, G, Strike, C, Mitra, S, Scheim, A, Barnaby, L, Altenberg, J et al.. "That's a double-edged sword": Exploring the integration of supervised consumption services within community health centres in Toronto, Canada. Health Place. 2019; :102245. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102245. PubMed PMID:31740126 .
  6. 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 .
  7. 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;23 (12):3324-3330. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02605-6. PubMed PMID:31327107 PubMed Central PMC7032567.
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 PubMed Central PMC6980364.
  10. 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 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California San Diego