About CRUISElab

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

246 Bloor Street W, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V4

1. Who We Are

CRUISElab is an interdisciplinary social work research lab focused on using community-based research methods and principles to examine the optimal health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM), particularly men who experience being marginalized by age, ethnoracial identity, HIV status, location, socio-economic status and/or Aboriginal identity.

2. What We do

Grounded in a commitment to social justice and a passion for making HIV research applied and relevant to community needs, our lab seeks to reduce the impact of HIV on the lives of marginalized GBM. Our research is currently focused on a number of projects: 1) examining resiliency among long term HIV-positive Two-spirit Aboriginal males; 2) examining the ways in which GBM in Ontario use the internet and/or mobile apps to access sexual health information; 3) examining the transition from hospital back to the community among people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs).

3. Who We Work With

All of our research projects involve a community advisory board whose members are representative of the communities being studied. This includes PHAs, Two-spirit males, GBM from a variety of ethnic and racial communities, and GBM from outside Toronto. For more information on our community partners, please see the Community Partner page.