You can find information on research conducted at other organizations and research centers below:
Research at Other Organizations
AIDS United is a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States
HIV-access to Care Intervention Study - AIDS United and Boston University School of Public Health’s Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice ( CAHPP ) have been tapped to lead a national, first-of-its-kind project to disseminate and test evidence-informed interventions to improve access to HIV care for people who face some of the largest disparities across the United States. Using an implementation-science approach, 12 sites across the country will be supported with practical tools, technical assistance and evaluation expertise to ensure successful replication of four interventions to improve patient outcomes.
The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.
- HVTN133: HIV Vaccine Trials - These research studies are looking at the safety, tolerability, and immune response to HIV antibodies and HIV vaccines.
- Project Matter - The goal of the study is to intervene on barriers to HIV care, including stigma among men who have sex with men (MSM).
- Music Study - A mixed-methods study exploring the effect of a brief music intervention to modulate the experience of pain in individuals living with HIV who misuse opioids.
- PrEPsteps - A study funded by the National Institutes of Health to build and test a smartphone-based PrEP adherence system that responds to adherence data collected through a novel digital pill, with a focus on improving PrEP adherence among who have sex with men (MSM) who use stimulants.
- Syphilis Study - A clinical trial comparing two approved methods of treatment for syphilis.
- P3 (Prepared, Protected, Empowered) - P3 is an app for young men and transgender women who are taking PrEP for HIV prevention. It helps folks create tailored strategies for taking your meds daily and tracks how often you take them, provides information about PrEP and sexual health, and you can anonymously connect with other young people on PrEP. The purpose is to see if using an app helps people take their PrEP more regularly.
- The Legacy Project - The LEGACY Project is the first community-based transgender cohort study. The study uses health information from the clinic and survey data to see how gender-affirming healthcare affects health outcomes like quality of life, mental health, and sexual health.
- The Path Project - The PATH Project (Plan and Act for Transgender Health), is a partnership of local transgender and non-binary community members, The Fenway Institute, Cooley Dickinson Health Care and researchers from Harvard Medical School. This project seeks to learn more about the experiences of transgender and non-binary people navigating health systems in central and western Massachusetts, and other parts of New England and New York, as well as the experiences of service providers.
- Project Impact - A research study to test a holistic therapy to treat issues related to stimulant use, depression, and adult sexual health.
HealthHIV advances effective prevention, care, support, and health equity for people living with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C—particularly with LGBT and other underserved communities—by providing education, capacity building, health services research, and advocacy to organizations, communities and professionals.
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.
National Opinion Research Center in Chicago (NORC)
NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Global Development Partnership Evaluation - This performance evaluation seeks to assess how and to what extent the Global Development Partnership has accomplished its purpose to support and empower LGBTI individuals and civil society organizations in developing countries as they advocate for their own human rights and seek to improve their lives.
- Developing Tools for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth - NORC, TFI, and DASH are working together to develop appropriate, effective HIV prevention materials to assist young gay and bisexual men and transgender youth in accessing HIV prevention and testing resources.
- Chicago African-American Network Health Study - The Chicago African-American Network Health Study (CAANHS) also known as uConnect is a NIDA funded study of the effect of social network dynamics on HIV risk of young (16-29 year old) Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) from the Southside of Chicago, carried out in partnership with researchers at the University of Chicago. YBMSM have the highest rate of new HIV infection of any single demographic group in the U.S. in spite of similar or even lower levels of individual risk than White MSM. CAANHS used Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS), a network based rigorous chain referral sampling methodology for sampling hard to reach populations, to recruit the largest single site sample of YBMSM to date.
- Survey of Today’s Adolescent Relationships and Transitions (START) - In 2015, NORC began work in partnership with the Fenway Institute for the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop an innovative social media based recruitment and data collection effort targeting 13 to 18 year old, gay, bisexual, questioning, and transgender youth who were born male.
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. and around the world.
National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council is a non-profit association that advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.
University of Pittsburgh Center for LGBT Health Research
The mission of the Center is to understand and improve the health of the LGBT community by maintaining an infrastructure that provides research concerning LGBT health and wellness needs.
- A training program to address hiv-related health disparities in men who have sex with men - This NIMH-funded institutional training grant is designed with the goal of leaving trainees with the necessary skill sets to not only launch their careers, but also to make a real difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS among MSM.
- Evaluation of an online intervention to help gay youth cope with bullying - a mixed methods study, with the first part being qualitative interviews with LGBT youth about bullying experiences and gaming preferences. From this data we developed an online interactive game to help LGBT youth who are bullied seek help. The second part is a randomized control trial (RCT) that will test this game and we will evaluate it for feasibility to possibly scale up the study if it is successful.
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)
A university-wide institute at Northwestern University, whose goal is to connect scholars from numerous disciplines with the SGM community to forge collaborations and stimulate innovative research to improve SGM health and wellbeing.
- CONNECT Program - the CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program, is focused around elucidating the complex mechanisms driving the health disparities of stigmatized populations, in particular gender and sexual minorities.
- EDIT Program - the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program attempts to foster a learning community to improve the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations in Chicago and beyond.
- IMPACT Program - The IMPACT Program’s mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Medical Education Research Group (LGBT MERG)
A research group at the Stanford University College of Medicine that seeks to create and communicate new knowledge through innovative research, by influencing health and educational policies, and by advocating for LGBT patients and providers.
The Center for LGBT Health Equity (CLHE)
The Center for LGBT Health Equity (CLHE) at the University of Southern California was created to lead scientific inquiry into the physical, emotional and social health of LGBT youth, adults and families, and guide best practices for achieving health equity for this population.