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!


University of Chicago
Objective: To determine the percentage of LGBTQ+ patients who have had a Full Body skin Exam (FBSE), what factors influence participation in a FSBE, and identify areas for the improvement of clinical care practices.

To complete the eligibility screener follow this link:

TIME Study

University of Chicago
Researchers at the University of Chicago Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology want to learn more about how the fertility of transgender women may be affected by the use of gender affirming hormones. This research study is for transgender women, age 18 or older who are interested in fertility preservation or understanding their fertility potential who have used estrogen and other related hormones. Research is always voluntary!

To take part in this study or for more information, contact Dr. Amanda Adeleye or Bridget Huepfel at 715.781.3705

The SHARED Project

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Objective: Supporting high-risk African American men in research and engagement in decision making for lung cancer screening.

Contact: Dami at or 312.694.3956


The Pride Study

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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