POPULATION BASED HEALTH RESEARCH

CURRENT PROJECTS

SMILE Study (Mental Health and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries)

The SMILE Study is an NIH-funded R01 longitudinal cohort study in Brazil, Kenya, and Vietnam that seeks to estimate prevalence of mental health symptomatology among SGMs by country and SGM identity group, identify cultural, contextual, interpersonal, and individual determinants of mental health over time, and determine SGMs' mental health intervention preferences through discrete choice experiments.

Transforming & Sustaining: Teacher Wellbeing

The main purpose of this study is to better understand teacher wellbeing in a multi-country context (Qatar, Kenya, and Cambodia) and to identify the individual and contextual factors (such as national and state policies and local educational structures) that may transform and sustain teacher wellbeing.

Positive Outcomes for Orphans

The objective of this multi-country longitudinal study of orphaned and separated children in Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, and Tanzania is to examine the influence of residential characteristics, caregiver characteristics, and culture, on: 1) children's behavior and emotional adjustment; 2) health status including health related quality of life; 3) learning and achievement outcomes; and 4) relationship outcomes.

Southern AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI)

This research project analyzes and synthesizes research on HIV epidemiology, care financing, and factors influencing HIV in the Southern United States.

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