Faculty Detail

Amy Braksmajer, PhD

Research Associate
Amy Braksmajer

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: 273-3876


Ph.D., 2013. Stony Brook University , NY, US

M.P.H., 2003. Columbia University , New York, NY, US

B.S., 2000. Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, US


Professional Experience: 2014 - Current. Project Director and Faculty Research Associate. School of Nursing, University of Rochester. Rochester, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2013 - 2014. Research Scientist. Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), New York University College of Nursing. New York, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2011 - 2013. Research Coordinator. Dept. of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2012 - 2012. Research Assistant. National HIV Behavioral Surveillance IDU-3, New York State Dept. of Health. Albany, NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2004 - 2006. Research Coordinator. Dept. of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University. NY, US.

Professional Experience: 2002 - 2003. Research Associate. National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.. New York, NY, US.


Formative Research to Assess Utility, Feasibility, and Acceptability of PrEP use Among MSM in Violent Relationships. 8/2016 - 8/2017. NIH/NIAID (CFAR Pilot Award).

Acceptability and feasibility of using pre-exposure prophylaxis: perceptions of women experiencing intimate partner violence. 2015 - 2016. Center for AIDS Research Micro Grant.


Braksmajer A, Fedor TM, Chen S-R, Corales R, Holt S, Valenti W, McMahon J.. (n.d.). Willingness to Take PrEP for HIV Prevention: The Combined Effects of Race/Ethnicity and Physician Trust. (In review).

Senn TE, Braksmajer A, & Carey, MP. (n.d.). Development and refinement of a novel HIV risk reduction intervention for women with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (In press).

Braksmajer A, McMahon JM, LeBlanc N, Urban MA. (n.d.). Feasibility and Acceptability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Use Among Women In Violent Relationships. (In review).

Senn TE, Braksmajer A, Urban MA, Coury-Doniger P, Carey MP. (2017). Pilot Test of an Integrated Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention for Women with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse [Epub ahead of print]. AIDS Behav.

Anugu M., Braksmajer A., Huang J., Yang J., Ladowski K., Pati S. (2017). Enriched medical home interventions using community health workers reduces emergency room use. Pediatrics, 139 (5).

Braksmajer A. (2017). "That's Kind of One of Our Jobs": Sexual Activity as a Form of Care Work Among Women with Sexual Difficulties. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Senn TE, Braksmajer, Coury-Doniger, Urban MA, Carey MP. (2017). Mobile technology use and desired technology-based intervention characteristics among HIV+ Black men who have sex with men. AIDS Care, 29 (4), 423-427.

Braksmajer A. (2017). Struggles for Medical Legitimacy and Perceptions of Gender Bias among Women Experiencing Sexual Pain (epub ahead of print). Women & Health, 1 -15.

Senn TE, Braksmajer A, Coury-Doniger P, Urban MA, Rossi A, & Carey MP. (2017). Development and preliminary pilot testing of a peer support text messaging intervention for HIV+ Black men who have sex with men. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 74 Suppl 2. S121-S127.

Cort NA, Senn TE, Carey MP, Braksmajer A . (2016). Recalled explanations for adolescent girls' engagement in age-discordant sexual relationships. AIDS and Behavior, 20 (6), 1327-33.

Braksmajer A, Senn TE, McMahon JM. (2016). The potential of pre-exposure prophylaxis for women in violent relationships. AIDS Patient Care and STDS, 30 (6), 274-281.

Roschelle A, Watson C, French T, Braksmajer A . (2012). National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, Injection Drug Users (IDU): Primary Data Report. New York State Department of Health: Albany, NY.

Desai S, Aldea D, Daneels E, Soliman M, Braksmajer AS, Kopes-Kerr CP. (2006). Chronic addiction to dextromethorphan cough syrup: a case report. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 19 (3), 320-323.

Jaber R, Braksmajer A, Trilling J. (2006). Group visits for chronic illness care: models, benefits and challenges. Family Practice Management, 13 (1), 37-40.

Jaber R, Braksmajer A, Trilling J . (2006). Group visits: A qualitative review of current research. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 19 (3), 276-290.


PrEP Acceptability Among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.
University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research: World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention among Women in Violent Relationships.
2016 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference

Development of an HIV Prevention Intervention among Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence.
9th Annual Meeting of the CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network

Identifying Barriers to Clinical Counseling about PrEP for Serodiscordant Couples.
9th Annual Meeting of the CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network

Mobile Technology Use Among HIV+ Black Men Who Have Sex with Men.
2014 World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium, University of Rochester Center for AIDS Research

Why Do People Living with HIV/AIDS Delay, Decline, or Discontinue Antiretroviral Therapy? A Mixed-Methods Exploration.
2014 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association

Heterosexuals at high risk for HIV: Comparing gender differences in HIV testing patterns and correlates among those recruited in a high-risk area in New York City.
2014 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association

Partners of the Transgendered: Negotiating Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy.
2007 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hand Washing Education In Spreading Awareness in El Mokattam Settlement.
8th Annual Northern California International Health Conference: Global Health Challenges of Emerging Diseases, University of California

Brainstorming the Chronic Care Model of the Future.
Northeast Conference for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Measuring Outcomes in Group Medical Visits.
Northeast Conference for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine


Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference, 2015


Center for AIDS Research, University of Rochester, Member

Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, University of Rochester, Member

Interdisciplinary Sexual Health and HIV Research Group, University of Rochester, Member

American Public Health Association, Member

American Sociological Association, Member