Arjee Restar

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



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




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)

Letter to the Editor 1.
(2022 Nov 29)
Lett E, Everhart A, Streed C, Restar A

Utilization and Costs of Gender-Affirming Care in a Commercially Insured Transgender Population.
J Law Med Ethics 50(3): 456-470
Baker K, Restar A

Transgender Individuals and Digital Health.
(2022 Sep 22)
Radix AE, Bond K, Carneiro PB, Restar A

Experiences of violence and discrimination among LGBTQ+ individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic: a global cross-sectional analysis.
(2022 Sep)
BMJ Glob Health 7(9):
Adamson T, Lett E, Glick J, Garrison-Desany HM, Restar A

High Awareness But Low Uptake of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Community Sample of Trans Masculine Adults in Massachusetts.
(2022 Jul)
AIDS Patient Care STDS 36(7): 249-253
Hughto JMW, Fernández Y, Restar A, Klasko-Foster LB, Deutsch MB, Peitzmeier S, Potter J, Mimiaga MJ, Reisner SL

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