NIMH R01 MH133484
Awarded: September 1, 2023
Projected end date: August 31, 2028
Brief synopsis: This 5-year observational cohort study will examine how romantic partnerships contributes to HIV risk, protective behaviors, sexually transmitted infections, and PrEP use among gender diverse (e.g., transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming) persons.
NIMH P30 MH058107-27S1
Awarded: July 1, 2023
Projected end date: June 30, 2025
Brief synopsis: This project will leverage our uniquely qualified community-academic collaborative research team proposes to assess the acceptability, feasibility, appropriateness, and preliminary effects of integrating mental health services into an ongoing gender-affirming PrEP implementation project for transgender, non-binary (TGNB) community members at the Los Angeles Trans Wellness Center.
Awarded: August 9, 2022
Projected end date: December 31st, 2023
Brief synopsis: This project will leverage our ongoing community-academic collaboration to conduct a sequential cohort design where three cohorts of transgender/non-binary participants will be recruited from a trans community center currently implementing a community-led PrEP program to collect preliminary data on the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary effects of three discrete behavioral economic approaches for encouraging engagement in the PrEP program currently being implemented at the Los Angeles Trans Wellness Center.
NIDA R21 DA053164
Awarded: July 1, 2021
Projected end date: June 30, 2023
Brief synopsis: This project will identify modifiable intervention targets for reducing substance use and other syndemic conditions to strengthen the HIV care continuum, particularly during times of acute social and economic stress, in order to help facilitate vaccine distribution among young Black sexual minority men living with HIV in the US South.
NIMH R01 MH126762
Awarded: May 1, 2021
Projected end date: April 30, 2026
Brief synopsis: This 5-year longitudinal cohort study will examine how romantic same-sex male relationships contribute to HIV risk, sexually transmitted infections, and PrEP use among a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of 500 sexual minority men.
Awarded: February 1, 2021
Projected end date: January 31, 2024
Brief synopsis: This 3-year California HIV/AIDS Research Program Implementation Science Award for Ending the HIV Epidemic in California proposes to implement and pilot test “PrEP Well”, a comprehensive implementation strategy that addresses structural barriers to HIV prevention for trans and non-binary persons by integrating culturally appropriate and gender-affirming PrEP care into existing sexual and gender wellness services at the Los Angeles Trans Wellness Center.