ResearchProjects

PrEP Uptake and Adherence among Young Black MSM: Neighborhood and Network Determinants
Funded by: National Institute of Mental Health
Project dates: September 2016 - May 2022
Principal Investigator: Duncan, Dustin
Principal Investigator: Schneider J
PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project seeks to use real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between GPS-defined activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and adherence among young Black MSM in the Chicago IL metropolitan statistical area, a population in the United States heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Abstract on NIH RePORTER
Related Publications
Timmins L, Schneider JA, Chen YT, Pagkas-Bather J, Kim B, Moody RL, Al-Ajlouni YA, Lee F, Koli K, Durrell M, Eavou R, Hanson H, Park SH, Duncan DT (2022).
COVID-19 stressors and symptoms of depression and anxiety among Black cisgender sexual minority men and Black transgender women during the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology [Epub 2022 Apr 22]. doi: 10.1007/s00127-022-02282-2. PMCID: PMC9030680.

Moody RL, Chen YT, Schneider JA, Knox J, Timmins L, Hanson H, Koli K, Durrell M, Dehlin J, Eavou R, Martins SS, Duncan DT (2022).
Polysubstance use in a community sample of Black cisgender sexual minority men and transgender women in Chicago during initial COVID-19 pandemic peak
Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy, 17 (1), 4. doi: 10.1186/s13011-022-00433-x. PMCID: PMC8796750.

Chen YT, Duncan DT, Del Vecchio N, Timmins L, Pagkas-Bather J, Lacap S, Hotton A, Knox J, Hanson H, Koli K, Durrell M, Dehlin J, Schneider JA (2021).
COVID-19-related stressors, sex behaviors, and HIV status neutral care among Black men who have sex with men and transgender women in Chicago, USA
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 88 (3), 261-271. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002770. PMCID: PMC8518204.

Timmins L, Schneider JA, Chen YT, Goedel WC, Brewer R, Callander D, Knox J, Eavou R, Hanson H, Duncan DT (2021).
Sexual identity, sexual behavior and pre-exposure prophylaxis in Black cisgender sexual minority men: The N2 Cohort Study in Chicago
AIDS and Behavior, 25 (10), 3327-3336. doi: 10.1007/s10461-021-03246-4. PMCID: PMC8419005.