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Project SHIBI:  Social Health & Implications for Behavioral Intervention


This study attempts to expand on the current research of men who have sex with men (MSM), the influence and structure of social networks, health risk behavior (sexual risk behavior, specifically) and associated co-morbidities.  In essence, this study will not only add to the current behavioral research on MSM and health disparities, but will also attempt to create a new facet that will address questions surrounding social networks and the influence of social context while creating opportunities for future research that focuses on preventing HIV and other disparities through the use of theoretically driven methods and empirical data.


Funding Source:  PSC-CUNY/Research Foundation of CUNY, Award # 64641-00 42 
Funding Period:  July 1, 2011-December 31, 2012
Principal Investigator:  Nicholas A. Grosskopf, EdD, MCHES
Co-Investigator:  Michael T. LeVasseur, MPH
Status:  Closed; Data Analysis Only

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