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Jesse Fletcher

Jesse Fletcher
Research Scientist

Degree: Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
Phone: 323-463-1601
Fax: 323-463-0126

Research Interests

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, C.J., Ferlito, D., Kisler, K.A. & Fletcher, J.B. (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

Fletcher, J.B. & Reback, C.J. (2015). Depression Mediates and Moderates Effects of Methamphetamine Use and Sexual Risk Taking among Treatment-seeking Gay and Bisexual Men.  Health Psychology. 34(8): 865-869. DOI: 10.1037/hea0000207.

Reback, C.J., Fletcher, J.B., 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 & Behavior. 19:S130-S141. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-014-0985-7.

Landovitz, R.L., Fletcher, J.B., Shoptaw, S. & Reback, C.J. (2015). Contingency Management Facilitates the Use of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis among Stimulant-using Men Who Have Sex with Men. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2(1): DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofu114.

Fletcher, J.B., Shoptaw, S., Peck, J.A, & Reback, C.J. (2014). Contingency Management Reduces Psychological and Emotional Distress among Homeless, Substance-dependent MSM. Mental Health and Substance Use. 7(4): 420-430. DOI: 10.1080/17523281.2014.892897

Reback, C.J. Fletcher, J.B. (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): 459-470.

Fletcher, J.B., Kisler, K.A., & Reback, C.J. (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

Reback, C.J. Fletcher, J.B. (2014). HIV Prevalence, Substance Use, and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Transgender Women Recruited Through Outreach.  AIDS and Behavior. 18(7): 1359-1367. DOI: 10.1007/s10461-013-0657-z

Rusow, J.A., Fletcher, J.B., Le, H., Reback, C.J. (2014). Sexual Abuse is Associated with Negative Health Consequences among High-risk Men Who Have Sex with Men. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 26(2): 244-257. DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2014.891451

Fletcher, J.B., Dierst-Davies, R., & Reback, C.J. (2014). Contingency Management Voucher Redemption as an Indicator of Delayed Gratification. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 47: 73-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.03.003

Reback, C.J. & Fletcher, J.B. (2014). Developing a Methamphetamine-abuse Treatment/Intervention App: Expanding Brick-and-Mortar Treatment to mHealth. The Addictions Newsletter, The American Psychological Association. Spring: 16-20.

Fletcher, J.B. & Reback, C.J. (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. PubMed PMID: 23579078; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3714361.

Reback, C.J., Fletcher, J.B., Shoptaw, S., Grella C.E. (2013). Methamphetamine Use Trends among Street-Recruited Gay and Bisexual Males, From 2008 through 2011. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 133: 262-265.

Fletcher, J.B., Rusow, J.A., Le, H., Landovitz, R.J., Reback, C.J. (2013). High-risk Sexual Behavior is Associated with Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Non-adherence among Men who have Sex with Men Enrolled in a Combination Prevention Intervention. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Bowers, J.R., Branson, C.M., Fletcher, J.B., & Reback, C.J. (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: 290-302. Doi 10.1080/19317611.2012.715120.

Landovitz, R.J., Fletcher, J., Inzhakova, G., Lake, J.E., Shoptaw, S., & Reback, C.J. (2012). Safety and Feasibility of Contingency Management with Post-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention among Methamphetamine-using Men who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 26(6): 320-328. PMID: 22680280. PMCID: PMC3366332.

Reback, C.J., Grant, D.L., Fletcher, J.B., Branson, C.M., Shoptaw, S., Bowers, J.R., Charania, M., & Mansergh, G. (2012). Text Messaging Reduces HIV Risk Behaviors among Methamphetamine-using Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS and Behavior. doi 10.1007/s10461-012-0200-7.

Reback, C.J., Peck, J.A., Fletcher, J., Numo, M., & Dierst-Davies, R. (2012). Lifetime Substance Use and HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors Predict Treatment Response to Contingency Management among Homeless, Substance-dependent Men who Have Sex with Men. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 44(2): 166-172.