Jesse Fletcher

Jesse Fletcher, Ph.D.

Jesse Fletcher, Ph.D.
Jesse Fletcher, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
jfletcher@friendsresearch.org
Phone: 323-463-1601
Fax: 323-463-0126
Brief Biography

Jesse Fletcher received his doctoral degree from the University of California, Riverside with a dual specialization in sociological theory and social psychology. His dissertation, “A Revised Theory of Cognitive Consistency,” is a small but significant challenge to the cognitive consistency principle. His dissertation suggests that small cognitive inconsistencies may in some instances actually elicit positive emotional responses from actors, an insight that would rewrite many of the foundational statements in social psychology. Jesse has worked as a graduate student researcher in the Social Psychology Research Laboratory at UC Riverside, has won numerous teaching awards at UC Riverside, and has worked on the project evaluation team for the Copernicus Grant to improve science education in the state of California.

Selected Publications
Reback CJ, Clark K, & Fletcher JB (in press). TransAction: A Homegrown, Theory-based, HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Extremely High-risk Transgender Women Experiencing Multiple Health Disparities. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. doi: 10.1007/s13178-018-0356-7.
Reback CJ, Kisler KA, Fletcher JB (in press). A Novel Adaptation of Peer Health Navigation and Contingency Management for Advancement Along the HIV Care Continuum Among Transgender Women of Color. AIDS and Behavior. 2019 Jun 11. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02554-0. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31187355.
Reback CJ, Rünger D, Fletcher JB (in press). Drug Use is Associated with Delayed Advancement Along the HIV Care Continuum Among Transgender Women of Color. AIDS and Behavior. 2019 Jun 11. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02555-z. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31187356.
Anderson-Carpenter KD, Fletcher JB, Swendeman D, Reback CJ (2019). Associations Between Sociodemographic Characteristics and Substance Use Disorder Severity Among Methamphetamine-using Men Who Have Sex with Men. Substance Use & Misuse. 54(11):1763-1773. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2019.1610445. Epub 2019 May 10. PMID: 31075997.
Reback CJ, Clark K, Fletcher JB, Holloway IW (2019). A Multilevel Analysis of Social Network Characteristics and Technology Use on HIV Risk and Protective Behaviors Among Transgender Women. AIDS and Behavior. 23(5):1353-1367. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02391-1. PMID: 30617525.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB, Fehrenbacher AE, Kisler K (2019). Text Messaging to Improve Linkage, Retention, and Health Outcomes Among HIV-Positive Young Transgender Women: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Text Me, Girl!). JMIR Res Protoc. 8(7):e12837. doi: 10.2196/12837. PMID: 31359867.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB, Leibowitz AA (2019). Cost effectiveness of text messages to reduce methamphetamine use and HIV sexual risk behaviors among men who have sex with men. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 100:59-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2019.02.006. Epub 2019 Feb 27. PMID: 30898329.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB, Swendeman DA, Metzner M (2019). Theory-Based Text-Messaging to Reduce Methamphetamine Use and HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Automated Unidirectional Delivery Outperforms Bidirectional Peer Interactive Delivery. AIDS and Behavior. 23(1):37-47. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2225-z. PMID: 30006792.
Clark K, Fletcher JB, Holloway IW, Reback CJ (2018). Structural Inequities and Social Networks Impact Hormone Use and Misuse Among Transgender Women in Los Angeles County. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 47(4):953-962. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1143-x. Epub 2018 Jan 8. PMID: 29313190.
Fletcher JB, Swendeman D, Reback CJ (2018). Associations Between Major Depressive Episode, Methamphetamine Use Disorder Severity, and Engagement in Sexual Risk-Taking Among Methamphetamine-Using Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. 22(5):1461-1466. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1974-4. PMID: 29164354.
Fletcher JB, Swendeman D, Reback CJ (2018). Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity among Methamphetamine-Using Men Who have Sex with Men. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 50(3):206-213. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2018.1447173. Epub 2018 Apr 2. PMID: 29608132.
Reback CJ, Clark K, Holloway IW, Fletcher JB (2018). Health Disparities, Risk Behaviors and Healthcare Utilization Among Transgender Women in Los Angeles County: A Comparison from 1998-1999 to 2015-2016. AIDS and Behavior. 22(8):2524-2533. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2165-7. PMID: 29804273.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB (2018). Elevated HIV and STI Prevalence and Incidence Among Methamphetamine-Using Men Who Have Sex With Men in Los Angeles County. AIDS Education and Prevention. 30(4):350-356. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2018.30.4.350. PMID: 30148668.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB, Swendeman D (2018). Associations between Sociodemographic Characteristics and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Methamphetamine-using Men who Have Sex with Men. Substance Use & Misuse. 53(11):1826-1833. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1436566. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 29432057.
Reback CJ, Rünger D, Fletcher JB, Swendeman D (2018). Ecological momentary assessments for self-monitoring and counseling to optimize methamphetamine treatment and sexual risk reduction outcomes among gay and bisexual men. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 92:17-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2018.06.005. Epub 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 30032940.
Anderson-Carpenter KD, Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2017). Associations between Methamphetamine Use, Housing Status, and Incarceration Rates among Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women. Journal of Drug Issues. 47(3):383-395. doi: 10.1177/0022042617696917. Epub 2017 Mar 9. PMID: 28670005.
Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2017). Mental health disorders among homeless, substance-dependent men who have sex with men. Drug and Alcohol Review. 36(4):555-559. doi: 10.1111/dar.12446. Epub 2016 Aug 12. PMID: 27516073.
Kussin-Shoptaw AL, Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2017). Physical and/or Sexual Abuse Is Associated with Increased Psychological and Emotional Distress Among Transgender Women. LGBT Health. 4(4):268-274. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2016.0186. Epub 2017 May 12. PMID: 28498023.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB (2017). Outcomes from a Homegrown HIV Prevention Program for Extremely High-risk, Substance-using Men who have Sex with Men with Multiple Health Disparities. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2017.1296394.
Reback CJ, Rünger D, Fletcher JB (2017). Physical and/or Sexual Abuse Are Associated with Negative Health Outcomes among Transgender Women of Color Living with HIV. Violence and Gender. 4(4): 130-136. DOI: 10.1089/vio.2017.0042.
Rusow JA, Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2017). Sexual Venue Choice and Sexual Risk-Taking Among Substance-Using Men Who have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. 21(4):1149-1162. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1630-4. PMID: 27905014.
Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2016). Mental health disorders among homeless, substance-dependent men who have sex with men. Drug and Alcohol Review. doi: 10.1111/dar.12446.
Rusow JA, Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2016). Sexual Venue Choice and Sexual Risk-Taking Among Substance-Using Men Who have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. 1-14.
Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2015). Depression Mediates and Moderates Effects of Methamphetamine Use on Sexual Risk Taking Among Treatment-Seeking Gay and Bisexual Men. Health Psychology. 34(8):865-9. doi: 10.1037/hea0000207. Epub 2015 Jan 12. PMID: 25581704.
Landovitz RJ, Fletcher JB, Shoptaw S, Reback CJ (2015). Contingency management facilitates the use of postexposure prophylaxis among stimulant-using men who have sex with men. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 1;2(1):ofu114. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofu114. eCollection 2015 Jan. PMID: 25884003. PMCID: PMC4396429.
Reback CJ, Ferlito D, Kisler KA and Fletcher JB (2015). Recruiting, Linking, and Retaining High-risk Transgender Women into HIV Prevention and Care Services: An Overview of Barriers, Strategies, and Lessons Learned. International Journal of Transgenderism. 16(4): 209-221. DOI: 10.1080/15532739.2015.1081085.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB, Shoptaw S, Mansergh G (2015). Exposure to Theory-Driven Text Messages is Associated with HIV Risk Reduction Among Methamphetamine-Using Men Who have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. 19 Suppl 2:130-41. doi: 10.1007/s10461-014-0985-7. PMID: 25563501.
Fletcher JB, Dierst-Davies R, Reback CJ (2014). Contingency management voucher redemption as an indicator of delayed gratification. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 47(1):73-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Mar 12.PMID:24674235.
Fletcher JB, Kisler KA, Reback CJ (2014). Housing Status and HIV Risk Behaviors among Transgender Women in Los Angeles. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 43: 1651-1661. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-014-0368-1.
Fletcher JB, Shoptaw S, Peck JA, Reback CJ (2014). Contingency Management Reduces Symptoms of Psychological and Emotional Distress among Homeless, Substance-dependent Men Who Have Sex with Men. Mental Health and Substance Use. 7(4):420-430.PMID:25364379.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB (2014). HIV prevalence, substance use, and sexual risk behaviors among transgender women recruited through outreach. AIDS and Behavior. 18(7):1359-67. doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0657-z.PMID:24287786.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB (2014). Reductions in HIV prevalence rates among substance-using men who have sex with men in Los Angeles County, 2008-2011. AIDS Education and Prevention. 26(5):459-70.doi: 10.1521/aeap.2014.26.5.459.PMID:25299809.
Rusow JA, Fletcher JB, Le H, Reback CJ (2014). Sexual Abuse is Associated with Negative Health Consequences among High-risk Men who have Sex with Men. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. 26(2):244-257.PMID:25505831.
Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2013). Antisocial personality disorder predicts methamphetamine treatment outcomes in homeless, substance-dependent men who have sex with men. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 45(3):266-72.
Fletcher JB, Rusow JA, Le H, Landovitz RJ, Reback CJ (2013). High-risk sexual behavior is associated with postexposure prophylaxis nonadherence among men who have sex with men enrolled in a combination prevention intervention. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 210403. doi:10.1155/2013/210403.
Reback CJ, Fletcher JB, Shoptaw S, Grella CE (2013). Methamphetamine and other substance use trends among street-recruited men who have sex with men, from 2008 to 2011. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 133 (1), 262-265.
Bowers JR, Branson CM, Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2012). Predictors of HIV sexual risk behavior among men who have sex with men, men who have sex with men and women, and transgender women. International Journal of Sexual Health. 24 (4), 290-302.
Landovitz RJ, Fletcher JB, Inzhakova G, Lake JE, Shoptaw S, Reback CJ (2012). A novel combination HIV prevention strategy: Post-exposure prophylaxis with contingency management for substance abuse treatment among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 26 (6), 320-328.
Reback CJ, Grant DL, Fletcher JB, Branson CM, Shoptaw S, Bowers JR, Charania M, Mansergh G (2012). Text messaging reduces HIV risk behaviors among methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior. 16 (7), 1993-2002.
Reback CJ, Peck JA, Fletcher JB, Nuno M, Dierst-Davies R (2012). Lifetime substance use and HIV sexual risk behaviors predict treatment response to contingency management among homeless, substance-dependent MSM. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 44 (2), 166-172.
Bowers JR, Branson CM, Fletcher JB, Reback CJ (2011). Differences in substance use and sexual partnering between men who have sex with men, men who have sex with men and women and transgender women. Culture, Health, and Sexuality. 13 (6), 629-642.