Completed Research Studies

Title: Collective Trauma and Resilience among LGBTQ People in the Aftermath of the Orlando Mass Shooting

Dates: 07/27/2016 - 10/31/2016

Principal Investigator: Perry Halkitis, PhD, MPH

Student Investigator: Christopher Stults, MS, LMHC

 Description: In the aftermath of traumatic events, including mass shootings, people in communities that were geographically close to the event often experience symptoms of trauma. However, the recent shooting in Orlando, FL, appears to have been motivated, at least in part, by hatred towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identified (LGBTQ) people. As such, experiences of trauma among people in the LGBTQ community may extend far beyond the geographic confines of the Greater Orlando area. To assess this hypothesis, a brief Internet survey assessing collective trauma (i.e., trauma experienced by an entire community) will be advertised on LGBTQ email listservs and Facebook pages. LGBTQ people will be invited to complete the survey, which includes items intended to assess experiences of collective trauma and resilience in the face of such atrocities.


Title: Heroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study

Name: Change Study

Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health

Dates: 9/20/2007-7/31/2015

Principal Investigator: Danielle C. Ompad, PhD

Description: The purpose of this case-control study is to characterize  the prognostic indicators, including HIV infection, for the positive outcome of sustained heroin cessation among persons with a prior history of chronic heroin use within economically disadvantaged, predominantly  racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods in New York City (NYC). With drug use as a major risk factor for HIV and a chronic relapsing condition, identifying factors that promote sustained cessation can be key to  enhancing HIV prevention and treatment efforts.

 

Title: Assessing HIV/STI Risk in Emerging Adult Gay and Bisexual Men in Consensual Non-monogamous Relationships

Dates: 12/09/14-12/31/15

Funder: Doug Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

Principal Investigator: Christopher Stults, MS, LMHC

Description: The purpose of this qualitative study was to elucidate how consensual non-monogamous (e.g. open, polyamorous, monogamish, etc.) relationships relate to HIV/STI risk. The study aimed to describe different types of CNM relationships among large sample of urban YMSM, assess how different CNM relationship structures relate to sex risk, elucidate how partners in CNM relationships perceive their own risk for HIV/STIs, communicate about extradyadic sex, and negotiate sex practices. 

 

Title: Assessing the HIV Care Cascade in Key Populations in Accra, Ghana.

Funder: Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund

Dates: 9/1/2014–08/31/2015

Principal Investigator: Farzana Kapadia, PhD, MPH

Description: To characterize the extent to which the HIV care cascade is achieved for key, at-risk populations in Accra, Ghana.



Title: Use of Real-Time Geospatial Methods in YMSM 

Funder: Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, NYU School of Nursing

Dates: 1/1/2014-12/31/2014

Principal Investigator: Farzana Kapadia, PhD, MPH and Dustin Duncan, ScD

Description: This pilot study will provide an assessment of the feasibility of using real-time geospatial methods to explore spatial contexts of substance use and HIV risk in YMSM.

 

Title: Neurocognitive and Psychiatric Outcomes among HIV+ Older Adults 

Funder: NYU / Steinhardt Challenge Community Collaborative Awards

Dates: 5/1/2014-08/31/2014

Principal Investigator: Farzana Kapadia, PhD, MPH

Description: To conduct a pilot study to determine the logistics and feasibility of examining the prevalence and correlates of a range of psychiatric and neurocognitive health states among older, HIV+ adults.

 

TitleSocial and Sexual Networks of Racially/Ethnically Diverse YMSM

Name: Project 18S (P-18S)

Funder: NYU / HHC Clinical and Translational Science Instittue

Dates: 4/1/2012- 3/31/2013

Principal Investigator: Farzana Kapadia, PhD, MPH

Co-Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MPH

 

TitleHarlem Community Academic Partnership: Influenza Immunizations

Name: Project VIVA Harlem

Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Dates: 5/22/2008 - 1/31/2013

Principal Investigator: David Vlahov, PhD, RN (UCSF School of Nursing)

CHIBPS Co-Investigator: Danielle C. Ompad, PhD

 

TitleHIV and Aging

Name: Project Gold

Funders: New York University, Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) (12/1/2009-8/31/2010) and New York University Center for AIDS Research (9/1/10-8/31/2011) 

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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TitleHeroin Cessation and HIV Risk: A Case-Control Study

Name: CHANGE (Cessation of Heroin Addiction: A Neighborhood Grounded Approach) Study

Funder: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dates: 9/20/2007 - 7/31/2012

Principal Investiagator: Danielle C. Ompad, PhD


Title: YMSM Prevention Research Project

Name: Project Desire

Funder: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Dates: 12/1/2007-9/30/2009

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Title: Methamphetamine Technical Assistance Grant

Name: LGBT Center Project

Funder: New York Department of Justice

Dates: 3/1/2007-6/30/2008

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS


Title: Getting Older with HIV in New York City

NameProject 50+

Principal Investigator
Sigal Bar-Gill, MPH, MA, HHC

CHIBPS Co-Investigator
Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MPH


Title: Methamphetamine Use, HIV Behaviors and Mental Health in the Black Communities of New York City

Name: Project HOPE

Funder: New York Community Trust

Dates: 11/1/2006-12/31/2007

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

 

Title: Strategies for Identifying at-risk African American MSM who are Unaware of Their HIV Status

Name: Project ACCESS

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dates: 8/1/2006-8/31/2009

Principal Investigators: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, Rashi Rohagtghi, MPH.

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Name: Straight Street - Risk Behaviors Among Young, Heterosexual, Emergent Adults

Dates: 8/1/2006-10/31/2006

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

 

Title: Evaluation of Women's Case Management Services

Name: Project VOCALL (Voices of Clients at the Local Level)

Funder: New York State AIDS Institute & The United Way

Dates: 1/1/2005-12/31/2006

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

 

Title: The Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse and Stress on the Frontal Lobes and Social Cognitive Functioning of Emergent Adults

Name: Project MASC (Methamphetamine and Social Cognition)

Funder: National Institute of Health/ National Institutes of Mental Health

Dates: 8/1/2004-7/31/2007

Principal Investigators: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, Bruce Homer, PhD

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Title: MSM's Gym Sites Survey

Name: Project PUMP (Project Understanding Men's Physicalities)

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ New York City Department of Health

Dates: 3/1/2004-12/31/2005

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Title: OAR Supplement: Understanding Bareback Behavior

Name: Project B2B (BUMPS to Bare): Role of Intentions for HIV Prevention in Men

Funder: National Institute of Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health

Dates: 9/1/2003-08/31/2005

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Name: Project SPIRIT (Study of Religiousness and Spirituality among LGBT Individuals)

Dates: 6/1/2003-6/30/2009

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

 

Title: Perceived HIV Resistance among Men who Have Sex

Name: Project RADAR (Research and Discovery About Resistance)

Funder: National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dates: 7/1/2001-06/30/2002

Principal Investigators: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, Fred Valentine, MD, Michael Marmor, PhD

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Title: Club Drug Use and Men's Health

Name: Project BUMPS (Boys Using Multiple Party Substances)

Funder: National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Drug Abuse

Dates: 10/1/2000-08/31/2005

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Title: Protease Inhibitor Adherence among Drug Users

Name: Project PILLS (Protease Inhibitor Longitudinal Life Study)

Funder: National Institute of Drug Abuse / National Institutes of Health

Dates: 9/20/1999-08/31/2004

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Title: Methamphetamine Use among Gay/Bisexual Men in NYC

Name: Project TINA (Context of Methamphetamine Use)

Funder: American Psychological Foundation

Dates: 10/1/1999-09/30/2002

Principal Investigator: Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Title: Behavioral Intervention Research

Name: Project SUMIT (Seropositive Urban Men's Intervention Trial)

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dates: 9/30/1998-9/29/2002

Principal Investigator and Co-PI: Jeffrey Parsons, PhD, Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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Title: Formative Behavioral Research among HIV+ MSM

Name: Project SUMS (Seropositive Urban Men's Study)

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dates: 9/30/1996-09/29/1998

Principal Investigator and Co-PI: Jeffrey Parsons, PhD, Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS

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