Current Projects
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#iCruise: Exploring the Sex-and Health-Seeking Practices within Evolving Online Environments for Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and other Men Who Have Sex with Men (GB2M) in Ontario

#iCruise seeks to examine the ways in which GB2M interact with and experience online sexual health outreach through websites and mobile apps. Online outreach is broadly defined as the delivery of information and/or support services regarding HIV, STIs, and general health…

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The Investigaytors

The Investigaytors is a free, volunteer training program for young gay, bi, queer, trans, and 2-Spirit men in Toronto who are interested in learning more about research. The Investigaytors equips young guys with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the field of gay men’s health research, and provides fun and interactive opportunities to apply these skills and gain practical research experience…

Past Projects
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Cruising Counts: Examining Online and App-based Sexual Health Outreach for MSM in Ontario

Gay, bisexual, 2-spirit, straight, queer cis- and trans-gender men of all ages and immigration statuses who have sex with other men (MSM) are increasingly using the Internet to seek social and sexual relationships.  Research has demonstrated increased risk for HIV transmission by men seeking partners online, but also the effectiveness of online interventions to reduce these risks…

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2-Spirit HIV/AIDS Wellness and Longevity Study: Exploring the Health and Wellness of Long-Term HIV Positive Two-Spirit Males in Ontario

Despite numerous obstacles, many two-spirit and/or gay/bisexual HIV-positive Aboriginal men (APHAs) who have been living with HIV for a long time report that they are doing well.  This study was designed to bring together a team of researchers comprised of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members and academics to examine the ways in which two-spirit men with HIV understand the skills, resources, knowledge and practices that contribute to their health and wellbeing…

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From Hospital to Community: A Collective Case Study of the Discharge and Transition Experience of Adults with HIV/AIDS

As hospitalization and re-hospitalization rates of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) remain high, it is important to understand the PHAs’ lived experience within the context of discharge from hospital and the subsequent transition to community.  Through a series of client interviews, stakeholder focus groups, chart review, and reflective journals, the study examines the qualitative experience of individuals during this transitional period…