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San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego
Alex Ma is a doctoral student in the San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Japanese Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. Before his doctoral studies, Alex worked as a study coordinator at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University. Guided by his lived experience as an Asian LGBTQ asylum seeker, Alex’s research interests focus on structural and sociocultural determinants of sexual minority health disparities (e.g., PrEP awareness/uptake; HIV treatment/prevention) among LGBTQ people of color. He also has a special interest in health outcomes among individuals with multiple marginalized identities and aims to design and implement culturally sensitive interventions for HIV prevention in the future.