CURRENT PROJECTS

CURRENT PROJECTS

PrEP Uptake and Adherence Among Young Black MSM: Neighborhood and Network Determinants

This project seeks to use real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence cross-sectionally and longitudinally among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Chicago IL metropolitan statistical area (MSA) followed over two years. We will enroll 350 Black MSM in the proposed NIH-funded uConnect Neighborhoods and Networks Cohort Study to address the aims of the research.
Funded By: NIH National Institute of Mental Health | Grant Number: R01MH112406
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PrEP Uptake and Adherence Among Young Black MSM: Neighborhood and Network Determinants

This project seeks to use real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence cross-sectionally and longitudinally among young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Chicago IL metropolitan statistical area (MSA) followed over two years. We will enroll 350 Black MSM in the proposed NIH-funded uConnect Neighborhoods and Networks Cohort Study to address the aims of the research.
Funded By: NIH National Institute of Mental Health | Grant Number: R01MH112406
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Impact of Neighborhoods and Networks on HIV Prevention and Care Behaviors Among Black MSM in the Deep South

This project seeks to use real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV prevention and care behaviors cross-sectionally and longitudinally among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan statistical area (MSA) followed over a year. We will enroll 300 Black MSM from the CDC-funded MARI Study to address the aims of the research.
Funded By: CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention | Grant Number: U01PS005122
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Impact of Neighborhoods and Networks on HIV Prevention and Care Behaviors Among Black MSM in the Deep South

This project seeks to use real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods, social and sexual networks, and HIV prevention and care behaviors cross-sectionally and longitudinally among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan statistical area (MSA) followed over a year. We will enroll 300 Black MSM from the CDC-funded MARI Study to address the aims of the research.
Funded By: CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention | Grant Number: U01PS005122
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Neighborhoods, Mobility and HIV Among Young MSM

This project seeks to investigate spatial mobility across neighborhoods as well as relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in the New York City metropolitan area, through the use of innovative methodological approaches including real-time geospatial methods and geo-located Twitter posts. We will enroll 250 young MSM in the NIH-funded P18 Cohort Study in the proposed study to address the aims of the research.
Funded By: NIH National Institute of Mental Health | Grant Number: R21MH110190
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Neighborhoods, Mobility and HIV Among Young MSM

This project seeks to investigate spatial mobility across neighborhoods as well as relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods and HIV risk among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in the New York City metropolitan area, through the use of innovative methodological approaches including real-time geospatial methods and geo-located Twitter posts. We will enroll 250 young MSM in the NIH-funded P18 Cohort Study in the proposed study to address the aims of the research.
Funded By: NIH National Institute of Mental Health | Grant Number: R21MH110190
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Activity space neighborhoods, drug use and HIV among black MSM in the Jackson, MS MSA

This project seeks to utilize real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods, drug use and HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan statistical area (MSA). We will recruit 150 Black MSM in the proposed study to address the aims of the research using multiple community-based methods implemented in our current and past portfolio of work in Mississippi. Consistent with previous research conducted in the Jackson, MS MSA, including the NIH-funded Jackson Heart Study, participants will be recruited from urban and rural areas of counties that make up the Jackson, MS MSA.
Funded By: NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse | Grant Number: R03DA039748
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Activity space neighborhoods, drug use and HIV among black MSM in the Jackson, MS MSA

This project seeks to utilize real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods, drug use and HIV risk among Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan statistical area (MSA). We will recruit 150 Black MSM in the proposed study to address the aims of the research using multiple community-based methods implemented in our current and past portfolio of work in Mississippi. Consistent with previous research conducted in the Jackson, MS MSA, including the NIH-funded Jackson Heart Study, participants will be recruited from urban and rural areas of counties that make up the Jackson, MS MSA.
Funded By: NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse | Grant Number: R03DA039748
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COMPLETED.PROJECTS

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COMPLETED.PROJECTS

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Neighborhood Activity Space, Drugs and HIV Risk Among Black MSM in the Deep South: A Pilot Study

The specific aims for the novel research include: 1) To determine the feasibility of obtaining GPS spatial behavior data to define activity space neighborhoods, using an innovative 2-week GPS protocol, among a sample of 25 Black MSM in Jackson, MS. 2) To qualitatively evaluate the meaning of activity space environments and reasons for spatial mobility among a sample of 25 Black MSM in Jackson, MS.
Funded By: NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Neighborhood Activity Space, Drugs and HIV Risk Among Black MSM in the Deep South: A Pilot Study

The specific aims for the novel research include: 1) To determine the feasibility of obtaining GPS spatial behavior data to define activity space neighborhoods, using an innovative 2-week GPS protocol, among a sample of 25 Black MSM in Jackson, MS. 2) To qualitatively evaluate the meaning of activity space environments and reasons for spatial mobility among a sample of 25 Black MSM in Jackson, MS.
Funded By: NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Ecological Momentary Assessment of Neighborhood Conditions and Cardiovascular Health Behaviors in New York City Public Housing Residents

Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods focus on what is happening in the current moment and therefore are effective in contextualizing the moments in which health behaviors occur. The purpose of this pilot study is a) to evaluate the acceptability of collecting data via EMA methods qualitatively in a sample (n = 60) of New York City public housing residents and b) to evaluate the feasibility of collecting data on neighborhood conditions and cardiovascular health behaviors (e.g. physical activity, diet and nutrition, smoking) via text messaging among a small sample (n = 30) of New York City public housing residents.
Funded By: Aetna Foundation/Academy Health

Ecological Momentary Assessment of Neighborhood Conditions and Cardiovascular Health Behaviors in New York City Public Housing Residents

Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods focus on what is happening in the current moment and therefore are effective in contextualizing the moments in which health behaviors occur. The purpose of this pilot study is a) to evaluate the acceptability of collecting data via EMA methods qualitatively in a sample (n = 60) of New York City public housing residents and b) to evaluate the feasibility of collecting data on neighborhood conditions and cardiovascular health behaviors (e.g. physical activity, diet and nutrition, smoking) via text messaging among a small sample (n = 30) of New York City public housing residents.
Funded By: Aetna Foundation/Academy Health

Understanding Obesity Among Public Housing Residents in New York City: A Community-Based Geospatial Approach

The overall aim of this community-based geospatial project is to test the use of novel real-time geospatial technologies (particularly global positioning systems [GPS] tracking) for neighborhood health research in a sample (n = 120) of low-income and public housing residents to examine the link between neighborhood environmental conditions and cardio-metabolic outcomes (e.g. obesity and hypertension outcomes).
Funded By: NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Bad Neighborhoods Affect Your Health? – Trailer
Low income and public housing residents in New York City document how their neighborhoods can impact their health, including their barriers to accessing healthy food options in their communities. This documentary was produced and directed by Mykwain Gainey, as well as produced by Dr. Dustin Duncan.
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Understanding Obesity Among Public Housing Residents in New York City: A Community-Based Geospatial Approach

The overall aim of this community-based geospatial project is to test the use of novel real-time geospatial technologies (particularly global positioning systems [GPS] tracking) for neighborhood health research in a sample (n = 120) of low-income and public housing residents to examine the link between neighborhood environmental conditions and cardio-metabolic outcomes (e.g. obesity and hypertension outcomes).
Funded By: NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Bad Neighborhoods Affect Your Health? – Trailer
Low income and public housing residents in New York City document how their neighborhoods can impact their health, including their barriers to accessing healthy food options in their communities. This documentary was produced and directed by Mykwain Gainey, as well as produced by Dr. Dustin Duncan.
CLICK HERE FOR LINK

Feasibility Assessment of Using Real-Time Geospatial Methods to Explore Social and Spatial Contexts of Substance Use and HIV Risk in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

The purpose of this pilot study is to use global positioning system (GPS) technology as a means of exploring associations between multiple neighborhoods with substance use and risky sexual behaviors among a racially and ethnically diverse sample (n = 75) of young men who have sex with men (YMSM).
Funded By: NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Feasibility Assessment of Using Real-Time Geospatial Methods to Explore Social and Spatial Contexts of Substance Use and HIV Risk in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

The purpose of this pilot study is to use global positioning system (GPS) technology as a means of exploring associations between multiple neighborhoods with substance use and risky sexual behaviors among a racially and ethnically diverse sample (n = 75) of young men who have sex with men (YMSM).
Funded By: NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV Research

Health App Use Among Verizon Users in the United States

The proposed study will fill this gap in knowledge about demographics of health app users and reasons for health app use by examining these factors in a sample Verizon users in the United States. More specifically, the aims of the proposed project are to survey US-based Verizon users on: demographic characteristics, reasons for health app use, frequency of health app use, perceived effectiveness of health apps used and reasons for stopping use. This innovative project has substantial implications for marketing and improving smart phone-based health apps.
Funded By: Funded By: The Verizon Foundation

Health App Use Among Verizon Users in the United States

The proposed study will fill this gap in knowledge about demographics of health app users and reasons for health app use by examining these factors in a sample Verizon users in the United States. More specifically, the aims of the proposed project are to survey US-based Verizon users on: demographic characteristics, reasons for health app use, frequency of health app use, perceived effectiveness of health apps used and reasons for stopping use. This innovative project has substantial implications for marketing and improving smart phone-based health apps.
Funded By: Funded By: The Verizon Foundation

Neighborhood Walkability and Cardiometabolic Outcomes in the Paris Metropolitan Area

The goal of the proposed project is to use novel measures of neighborhood walkability to understand how neighborhood walkability outcomes (especially obesity and hypertension) among a unique population-based sample of adults in the Paris (France) metropolitan area. Data from this project come from the Residential Environment and Coronary Heart Disease (RECORD) Cohort Study, led by Dr. Basile Chaix.
Funded By: NYU Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund

Neighborhood Walkability and Cardiometabolic Outcomes in the Paris Metropolitan Area

The goal of the proposed project is to use novel measures of neighborhood walkability to understand how neighborhood walkability outcomes (especially obesity and hypertension) among a unique population-based sample of adults in the Paris (France) metropolitan area. Data from this project come from the Residential Environment and Coronary Heart Disease (RECORD) Cohort Study, led by Dr. Basile Chaix.
Funded By: NYU Global Public Health Research Challenge Fund