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All of the current and ongoing research endeavors of our Department of Research and Evaluation are indicated here.


NIMH: Perceived Immigration Laws Impact on Hispanic Immigrants HIV Health Behavior

In collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin, this project explores the relationships between perceptions of immigration laws and the HIV health behaviors of Hispanic immigrants in the US. The beliefs and concerns of Hispanic immigrants regarding current immigration laws and policies will be measured in accordance with their willingness to utilize and active utilization of various health services such as HIV testing or alcohol and drug dependency services.

This project will take place across four US metropolitan areas with diverse immigration law and enforcement environments.

1R01MD011573 (PI: Galletly– Medical College of Wisconsin) 10/1/16 – 5/31/21


NIMH: Mobile Technology and Incentives (MOTIVES) for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Los Angeles, CA

In partnership with the RAND Corporation, the Mobile Technology and Incentives (MOTIVES) proposes a novel approach to disseminate and improve HIV prevention messages and knowledge retention.

By targeting men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) with weekly text messages in combination with behavioral economics-based incentives, the MOTIVES study aims to increase the frequency of HIV testing and ultimately reducing seroconversion.

This project takes place in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

1R34MH109373-01A1 (PI: Linnemayr– RAND)  07/01/16 – 06/30/19


Siempre Seguiré


Siempre Seguiré is a research project of Bienestar that offers Latino men who have sex with men a safe space to get support in coping with discrimination.

As part of the Siempre Seguiré project, you will participate in 8 group sessions with the opportunity to explore different ways of addressing discrimination.

By helping develop skills to cope with discrimination, this project aims to help increase healthy behaviors among Latino men who have sex with men.

You will receive up to $310 in gift cards for your participation.

For more information or to participate in Siempre Seguiré, call (323) 477-3439 or email siempre@bienestar.org or find us on Facebook @SiempreSeguire.

R01MH121256 (PI: Bogart-RAND) 9/01/19 – 05/31/24

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