The SHARE Lab conducts quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research projects pertaining to the patient-, provider-, and policy-level societal determinants of sexual and reproductive health inequities in relation to various dimensions of social inequality – especially sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and gender identity – using an intersectional lens.

Current Projects 

  • Policy- and provider-level determinants of sexual orientation and racial/ethnic disparities in HPV vaccination among young U.S. women (funded by National Cancer Institute)
  • Multilevel social determinants of sexual health care among transmasculine young adults of color (funded by National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Body image, romantic relationships, and sexual health among transfeminine and transmasculine young adults (with Dr. Allegra Gordon; funded by Aerosmith Endowment Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital)
  • Intersecting sexual orientation and racial/ethnic disparities in contraceptive care among U.S. women

Past Projects 

  • Intersecting sexual orientation and racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer screening
  • Intersecting sexual orientation and racial/ethnic disparities in HIV testing among U.S. women and men (supported by Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University)
  • Contraceptive care among transmasculine young adults (funded by Society of Family Planning)
  • Cervical cancer screening among transmasculine individuals (with Drs. Jennifer Potter and Sari Reisner)
  • STI risk and testing among Southern African American sexual minority women (with Dr. Christina Muzny)
  • Intersecting sexual orientation, racial/ethnic, and nativity disparities in HPV vaccination (funded in part by American Cancer Society)