Research Projects

Please browse below for details of past studies completed by the Center for Sexuality ad Health Disparities Team

Completed studies

Couples Health and Attitudes on Prevention

Couples Health and Attitude on Prevention Study (CHAPS), is an online survey that aims to examine how individual, dyadic, social network and community factors shape  HIV prevention activities. The study’s goal is to recruit a diverse sample of 800 men or 400 male couples from across the United States.

Findings from this study will help inform the development of effective HIV prevention messaging for gay men

Principal Investigator(s): Rob Stephenson 

Study Team:                      Stephen Sullivan & Tanaka Chavanduka

Project Flourish is an online University of Michigan study that aims to understand preferences and usage of HIV prevention services. 

Principal Investigator(s): Erin Kahle & Akshay Sharma

Project Moxie is an online study that measures HIV knowledge and focuses on the uptake of HIV testing of transgender youth . The study asks trans youth to receive an at-home HIV-testing kit that will be mailed to an address of their choice and then they will report their results. Over a period of a year, participants are asked to take five surveys.

Principal Investigator(s): Rob Stephenson 

Study Team:                      Kieran todd

Project Nexus is a national online trial that seeks to understand how telemedicine could improve HIV testing and reduce risk among gay and bisexual male couples. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the project will send at-home HIV test kits to male couples across the United States and then remotely counsel them in their own home using a HIPAA compliant video call service

Principal Investigator(s): Rob Stephenson 

Project Manager:             Stephen Sullivan

VIVA

Viva aims to understand the willingness and preferences of people to receive different kinds of HIV tests in dental care settings. The research will improve the understanding of people’s preferences to utilize HIV prevention services in non-traditional settings. 

Co-Principal Investigator(s): Akshay Sharma

Project Manager:              Matthew Rosso

The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities

University of Michigan School of Nursing 

400 North Ingalls St. 
Ann Arbor,MI, 48109-5482