Judy Y. Tan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Judy Y. Tan is a behavioral scientist and social psychologist, currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS). She received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut, where she was a fellow in the NIMH T-32 Predoctoral Fellowship, Social Processes of AIDS. She has also received certifications in Quantitative Research Methods and Health Psychology. Dr. Tan’s research focuses on HIV-related behaviors among gay men of color and is guided by her interest in the health and behavioral impact of social inequality in marginalized and disenfranchised populations. Her work utilizes theory and advanced quantitative methods that include daily process methods and multilevel analyses. Dr. Tan’s current research endeavors include examining the role of relationship dynamics–including the role of relationship-based power–on the medication adherence among men in same-sex serodiscordant or concordant-positive primary relationships.


I graduated cum laude with honors with Mount Holyoke College. I have an MA and PhD from the University of Connecticut in Social Psychology, and have completed both the Quantitative Methods and Health Psychology certifications.

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of California San Francisco
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
50 Beale Street, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105