Arjee Restar

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health



Postdoctoral Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, 2021
PhD Behavioral Science, Social Sciences, Brown University, 2020
MPH Epidemiology, Columbia University, 2016
BS Biology, Philosophy, Pace University, 2013



Box 351619
Department of Epidemiology
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 865B


Arjee Restar (she/her) applies epidemiologic methods to behavioral, social, structural, and health services research and policy to address inequities in health outcomes and access, particularly as experienced by communities of transgender and nonbinary people in the US and Asia. She is expanding transgender health as a field by building research environments that produce high-quality evidence that speaks to the myriad of health priorities of transgender and nonbinary communities at-large, along with community stakeholders, scientists, scholars, and trainees who are also paving this field forward. This work includes advocating for institutional policies and practices that dismantle systems of oppression, inequality, and inequity.

Research Interests

Transgender and nonbinary health, health policy; social epidemiology; behavioral, social and structural determinants of health; substance use prevention and care; mental health promotion; HIV/STI prevention and care; behavioral economics; gender affirming care

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Drivers of Active Amphetamine-Type Stimulant Use among Transgender Women in Malaysia: A Cross-Sectional Study.
(2023 Nov 16)
Res Sq
JadKarim L, Galka J, Shrestha R, Mazzeo R, Restar A, Gautam K, Azwa I, Wickersham JA

First They Came for Us All: Responding to Anti-Transgender Structural Violence With Collective, Community-Engaged, and Intersectional Health Equity Research and Advocacy.
(2023 Sep 25)
Health Educ Behav
Thompson HM, Wang TM, Talan AJ, Baker KE, Restar AJ

Adolescent Providers' Experiences of Harassment Related to Delivering Gender-Affirming Care.
(2023 Oct)
J Adolesc Health 73(4): 672-678
Hughes LD, Gamarel KE, Restar AJ, Sequeira GM, Dowshen N, Regan K, Kidd KM

Why confronting positionality matters to advancing trans research and discourse.
(2023 Aug)
Lancet Reg Health Am 24(): 100568
Restar AJ

Assessing the Health Status of Sexual and Gender Minority Adults: What We Can Learn When We Include All of Us.
(2023 Jul 3)
JAMA Netw Open 6(7): e2324948
Streed CG Jr, Lett E, Restar A

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