Closeup of Maximo Prescott

Maximo Prescott, M.S.

Pronouns: Maximo

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Medicine

San Diego


Areas of Research

HIV, Substance Use Disorders, Application of Technology, Digital Health Methodologies


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.


Jessica Montoya, Ph.D., UC San Diego


  1. Master of Public Health, Epidemiology
    UC Berkeley
  2. B.S. Public Health
    UC San Diego
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  1. Clinical Psychology JDP Fellowship – 2022 – UCSD Graduate Division