The Sexual Health and Reproductive Experiences (SHARE) Lab at Tufts University is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research group directed by Dr. Madina Agénor, Gerald R. Gill Assistant Professor of Race, Culture, and Society at Tufts University.

The SHARE Lab conducts cutting-edge quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research on the structural and social determinants of sexual and reproductive health in relation to sexual orientation and heterosexism, race/ethnicity and racism, and gender identity and cissexism using an intersectional lens.

Studies focus on the role of health information, beliefs, and attitudes; bias, stigma, and discrimination in health care settings; patient-provider interactions, including communication; and health and social policies in shaping access to and utilization of cervical cancer screeninghuman papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention and testing, and contraceptive care among lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, Black women, and transgender and gender diverse people.

The SHARE Lab’s ultimate goal is to help inform the development and implementation of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices that promote sexual and reproductive health among structurally marginalized groups as well as equity in sexual and reproductive health outcomes.