HIV disproportionately impacts transgender women, especially transgender women of color. Twenty-five years of HIV prevention research, practice, and policy have not adequately produced evidence-based, effective prevention options for this population at disproportionately high risk for HIV acquisition and transmission.
There are currently very few available interventions specifically developed to meet the unique needs of high-risk transgender women that have been carefully evaluated in randomized controlled trials, especially those that are community-led and community-informed. To address this gap, in collaboration with communities and providers we are developing and evaluating innovative interventions that address the unifying lived experiences of trans women at risk for contracting or living with HIV.
Active Research Projects
Completed Research Projects
- Girlfriends Connect
- Healthy Divas
- TRIUMPH (Trans Research-Informed communities United in Mobilization for the Prevention of HIV)
- We Are All Women