Welcome to the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) website. CHIBPS is a nationally recognized center for the study of health behaviors with a focus on behavioral research in the domains of HIV, substance use, and mental health burden.

The CHIBPS research team is composed of individuals from a variety of disciplines including: psychology, public health, social work and neuroscience to name a few. For more information about the CHIBPS team please visit our Faculty and Staff page.

CHIBPS is affiliated with the College of Global Public Health.

CHIBPS is also a member organization of the New York HIV Research Center Consortium.


Shabaab Study

The purpose of this pilot study is to learn more about the experiences of Arab men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States; to survey and measure encounters with racism, ethnic and/or religious based discrimination and homophobia; and to find whether these experiences are associated with sexual risk behavior. Several research studies have shown associations between racial and ethnic discrimination, homophobia and sexual risk among other racial ethnic minority MSM in the U.S. However these associations have not yet been explored among Arab MSM. This pilot study seeks to shed light on a sorely understudied population. 

The survey can be found here!

Congratulations Marybec!

Congratulations to Marybec on her acceptance to NYU’s Summer Dissertation Writing Program! Marybec will be spending six weeks in Paris to focus on her dissertation. 

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