Research Opportunities with Collaborative Partners

Studies from Collaborative Partners

Whenever possible, Howard Brown Health is proud to partner with local researchers to promote studies that may lead to improved care and access to care for our community members in Chicago.

If you are interested in volunteering to participate in research but aren’t eligible for any of our currently enrolling studies, please follow the contact information provided below and let them know that Howard Brown sent you!

The Use of Racialized Preferential Language on Dating and Hookup Apps Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Objective: Study will investigate the dis/use of racialized language (BBC, Whites only, No Asians, Latin+++) on dating/hookup apps among MSM; uncovering motivations behind the dis/use of such language, impacts on recipients/ viewers, and correlates to the same.
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Recruitment link:

Men’s Daily Experience Study (MeDES)

University of Illinois at Chicago
Objective: To investigate the ways that different experiences of daily living – particularly every day stressors – influence the health and well-being of men.
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Follow this link to see if this study is a good fit for you:

PrEP for Women

University of Chicago
Objective: To reach women who are at risk for contracting HIV in order to improve use of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP
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Contact Information: or call 773.702.1334

First Pelvic Exam

University of Chicago
Objective: To improve the experiences of LGBTQ patients with their first pelvic exam, and narrow the gap of reproductive health disparities for LGBTQ individuals.
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Contact Information: or call/text 224.408.0522

Eating Disorder Treatment of Trans-Women

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Objective: To understand the experience of eating disorder treatment for trans-feminine clients. Through interviews, the study aims to gain insight into the eating disorder trajectory, factors relevant to recovery, and overall treatment experience.
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Contact Information: Kayti Protos, MSW, LCSW at

Homelessness of LGBTQ Youth – Outcomes and pathways into adulthood

Northwestern University
Objective: To better understand the pathways of homelessness that LGBTQ+ youth take and how those affect them as they become adults.
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Contact Information: Erik Lovell at or call/text 702-300-4262


University of Chicago
Objective: To Assess outcomes of a novel intervention aiming to improve retention in care, ART adherence, and viral suppression among youth and young adults (ages 16-25) living with HIV who are involved with the criminal-justice system.
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Contact Information: Call 608-618-6968


Stanford University of Medicine & University of California, San Francisco
PRIDEnet is a national network of individuals and organizations that actively engage LGBTQ communities. The PRIDE Study is the first long-term national health study of LGBTQ+ people. By participating in the study over time, participants’ unique stories provide vital insights on the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people in the United States.

The main question we want to explore over many years is: how does being LGBTQ+ influence physical, mental, or social health? By participating in the study, you bring us one step closer to understanding how the experience of being LGBTQ+ relates to all aspects of health and well-being. Learn more about participation at


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