Jocelyn Lehrer, ScD is Founder/Director of the Men’s Story Project and affiliated Senior Research Associate at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Her research on masculinities, gender-based violence, sexual health and mental health has been published in leading journals including Men & Masculinities, Pediatrics and Journal of Adolescent Health.
Her applied work in the U.S., Latin America, Middle East and Africa includes consulting with MTV/VH1, UN Women, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, and the Stanford University Global Center for Gender Equality; serving as a senior advisor at the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, leading evaluation projects with HIV/GBV organizations in East Africa, and facilitating support groups with women and LGBTQIA+ youth who are living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco.
Jocelyn has been certified as a rape crisis counselor and given presentations at 80+ universities and conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Her awards include the 2021 Public Health Innovator Award from the Harvard School of Public Health and UCSF Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, and her work has been highlighted on CNN, ABC and other media. Jocelyn holds a doctoral degree in public health (Harvard 2004) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. She is Chilean-American and a native Spanish speaker.