Transgender, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, or Gender Non-Conforming Research Study


Out with Cancer study

The 'Out with Cancer’ study, funded by an Australian Research Council linkage grant, is a three-year project focused on understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) experiences of cancer and cancer care.

The ‘Out with Cancer’ study wants to know about LGBTQI+ experiences of cancer and cancer care. 

LGBTQI+ includes people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, born with a variation in sex characteristics (intersex variation), and those who identify with other descriptor terms used in our communities (+).

This study will ask about your experience of cancer or caregiving, wellbeing, social support and relationships, and experiences with the healthcare system.  We will use this information to develop better information and support for LGBTQI+ people with cancer and their carers. 

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Take the survey here.

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LGB Emerging Adults Research Study

The purpose of this study is to understand how life experiences affect the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of cisgender lesbian, gay, and bisexual young men and women. 

The study involves completing surveys one time. You are eligible to participate if you are an emerging adult between the ages of 18-25 and identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and cisgender. The study will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of twenty $20 Amazon gift cards. Participation is completely voluntary, and your responses are anonymous and confidential. This study has been approved by the St. John’s University IRB.

Interested in participating? Click here to take the survey & for more information!


Purdue University Research Study

"Are you over the age of 18? Do you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community? Do you live in the U.S., including Puerto Rico? Are you currently or have you been previously employed? We are researchers at PurdueUniversity, and we want to know about your experiences with work and stress as someone who identifies as LGBTQ+. Our online survey is anonymous and should take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete in English or Spanish. Results of this study may influence future public policy. We want to achieve 10,000 complete survey responses nationwide before the Supreme Court hears this issue in their 2019/2020 term."

Click here to participate!

If you would like more information about this study before you proceed, you may email the principal investigator, Dr. Tesa Rigel Hines, at


LGBTQ+ Relationship Experiences Study


Bispecific Antibody Study for 18-60-year-old People Who Live With HIV/AIDS

"Antibodies are one of the natural ways that our bodies fight or prevent infection. Were testing an antibody to find out if its safe, if it doesn't make people feel uncomfortable and to find out what may be the best dose if its given by IV infusion or sub-cutaneous injection. You cannot get HIV from the Bispecific Antibody. We'll ask you to complete a brief online questionnaire at your leisure to find out if you meet basic study criteria. If eligible, we'll invite you to our clinic to review the study and possibly draw blood to find out if you meet medical criteria.If you're eligible and decide to participate, you'll come to our research clinic for 11 visits over 6 months. You'll receive an injection or infusion of the antibodies at 1 visit only and we'll ask you to return to the clinic another 10 times to complete follow up visits that require blood to be drawn. You will be compensated $200 for the injection or infusion visit, $50 for each of 10 visits involving blood draw only, and an additional $275 will be given to those that complete all 11 study visits as scheduled.Information learned from your participation will help end HIV by benefiting science and HIV prevention."

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Contact Point Person Jorge Benitez: 212-342-0402 / 

Understanding and Intervening With Heavy Drinking Among Patients With HIV and HCV

"For individuals who have both HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV), heavy drinking poses serious risks to their health. We do not yet know which interventions are effective at helping individuals with HIV and HCV drink less. The goal of the study is to compare two different interventions to find out if they help patients drink less. Patients who are eligible will be randomized to one of two conditions. One group will receive in-person meetings with a counselor and will use a smartphone app to track their drinking over two months. The other group will receive educational materials and advice to decrease drinking. Participants will complete five appointments (a screening, three study appointments with a counselor, and a follow-up survey) over three months. Participants will be compensated up to $230 for full participation in the study."

For more information, click here, or contact lead investigator Jennifer Elliott, PhD: 646-774-7953 /!


HIV Prevention Study

Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk of Columbia University is looking for HIV-negative individuals 18 to 60 years old who are interested in learning more about HIV prevention research studies. Her team will ask you to complete a brief questionnaire to find out if they can schedule you for a one-on-one, 1-hour education visit to learn about the research they do. The education visit will help you decide if you want to participate in one of their studies. You will be compensated for the visit. Your responses to this questionnaire will be kept strictly confidential. She is currently enrolling into this study.

Sign up or learn more here, or contact Dr. Sobieszczyk at 212-305-2201 or


Interviews to learn about new ways to inject PrEP

"We want to make PrEP better for transgender women! Your input will help us to understand how to support transgender women who use a potential future HIV prevention product: injectable PrEP. In this study, we will show you short videos on potential different ways to inject PrEP and ask you to tell us about your likes and dislikes about each method. We will also ask for your input on a new smartphone app to support transgender women who decide to use injectable PrEP. This will take about 1 hour of your time. This study offers compensation."


Click here for more information, or contact Christine Rael, Ph.D.: (646) 774-6967, or


Wellness Study for People Living with HIV Residing in NYC Area

The Wellness Study is a 6-month study looking at how a phone app, a fitness tracker, and a pill dispenser can help people living with HIV monitor and improve their health by tracking their fitness and helping them remember to take their medication. You may receive up to $200.00 for your participation.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, and must be able to visit the clinic at Columbia University three times over the course of the six month study.

For more information, click here or contact Gabriella Flynn: 212-305-8198 or!


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