Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Behavioral Medicine


Jessica Montoya, PhD





Research Interests

Most broadly, my research interests are in the treatment and prevention of HIV and substance use disorders. I am also interested in the application of technology and digital health methodologies for enabling the development, delivery, and dissemination of evidence-based practices in behavioral medicine.

Representative Publications
  • Kozlov, E., McDarby, M., Prescott, M., & Altman, M. (2021). Assessing the Care Modality Preferences and Predictors for Digital Mental Health Treatment Seekers in a Technology-Enabled Stepped Care Delivery System: Cross-sectional Study. JMIR Formative Research, 5(9), e30162. https://doi.org/10.2196/30162

  • Sagui-Henson, S. J., Prescott, M. R., Corcoran, J. B., Pillai, S., Mattila, L., Mathur, S., Adkins, T., & Altman, M. (2021). Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Telecoaching Delivered Through an Employer-Sponsored Mental Health Benefits Platform. Telemedicine and E-Health, 28(4), 486–494. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2020.0555

  • Hsiang, E., Offer, C., Prescott, M., Rodriguez, A., Behar, E., Matheson, T., Santa Maria, D., & Santos, G. M. (2020). Bridging the Digital Divide Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Men Who Have Sex With Men to Reduce Substance Use and HIV Risk: Mixed Methods Feasibility Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(4), e15282. https://doi.org/10.2196/15282

  • Prescott, M. R., Hern, J., Petersen, M., & Santos, G. M. (2019). Does HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Modify the Effect of Partnership Characteristics on Condom Use? A Cross-Sectional Study of Sexual Partnerships Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in San Francisco, California. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 33(4), 167–174. https://doi.org/10.1089/apc.2018.0179

  • Prescott, M. R., Santos, G. M., Arayasirikul, S., & Wilson, E. (2019). Partnership-level correlates of sexual risk taking within the sexual partnerships of young transwomen in San Francisco, California. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 96(1), 58–61. https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2018-053609

  • Santos, G. M., Rowe, C., Hern, J., Walker, J. E., Ali, A., Ornelaz, M., Prescott, M., Coffin, P., McFarland, W., & Raymond, H. F. (2018). Prevalence and correlates of hazardous alcohol consumption and binge drinking among men who have sex with men (MSM)

  • Clinical Psychology JDP Fellowship – 2022 – UCSD Graduate Division

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