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Our Projects/Research

CRG-HPP's research and projects are often interdisciplinary in nature.  Team members draw on research, theory, policy and practice from a number of fields such as psychology, sociology, social work, public health, political science, economics, statistics, etc.


Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance in Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs at HudsonPride Connections Center

Sexual Coercion Information, Education and Prevention in the Age of Social Media:  A Systematic Content Analysis of YouTube Videos


Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Information and Education in the Age of Social Media:  A Systematic Content Analysis of YouTube Videos  


Sex[Ed] & the City v. 1.0


Sex[Ed] & the City v. 2.0


Project iSmash:  Influences of Social Mobile Apps on Sexual Health


Project MATCHE:  Mentored-Approach to Training in Community Health Evaluation


Project SHIBI:  Social Health & Implications for Behavior Intervention


The Importance of the Pipeline:  Development of an Urban Undergraduate Public Health Training Program


Anti-Gay Harassment, Violence and Psychosocial Correlates among a Select Sample of LGBT Pride Event Participants in New York City
Maternal Caregiving of Children in HIV Affected Families:  Pilot Study

Spirituality & Identity Formation in Same-Sex Attracted Men


Comparison of Hybrid and Face-to-Face Learning Environments Among Social Work Students
Project EPOCH:  Education & Prevention for Online Community Health
Planning for the Continuous Care of Children in HIV-Affected Families   A Study of the Training Needs of Social Workers
Past Conference Posters
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Selected Publications


CRG-HPP Members Names are in Red

Beckerman, N. & Letteney, S. (2000). Couples of mixed HIV status: Key emotional issues. Social Work in Health Care, 31, 25-41.

Burke, R.C., Wilson, J., Bernstein, K., Grosskopf, N.A., Murrill, C., Cutler, B. & Begier, E., & Sweeney, M. (2009). The NYC condom: Use and acceptability of New York City's branded condom. American Journal of Public Health, 99, 2178-2180.

Glaser, D.B., Roberts, K.J., Grosskopf, N.A., & Basch, C.H. (2016). An evaluation of the effectiveness of school-based breastfeeding educationJournal of Human Lactation, 32(1), 46-52.


Grosskopf, N.A., Harris, J.K., Wallace, B.C., & Nanin, J.E. (2011). Online sex-seeking behaviors of MSM in New York City. American Journal of Men's Health, 5(5), 78-385.

Grosskopf, N.A., LeVasseur, M.T., & Glaser, D.B. (2014). Use of the internet and mobile-based “apps” for sex-seeking among men who have sex with men in New York City. American journal of men's health, 8(6), 510-520.


Krauss, B.J., Letteney, S., De Baets, A.J., Baggaley, R., & Okero, F.A. (2013). Disclosure of HIV status to HIV-positive children 12 and under: A systematic cross-national review of implications for health and well-being. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 8(2), 99-119.

Krauss, B.J., Letteney, S., De Baets, A J., Baggaley, R., & Okero, F.A. (2013). Caregiver's HIV disclosure to children 12 years and under: A review and analysis of the evidence. AIDS care, 25(4), 415-429.

Krauss, B., Letteney, S., De Baets, A., Murugi, J. & Okero, O.  (November, 2011).  Guideline on HIV disclosure counselling for children of ages up to 12 Years.  World Health Organization.  Geneva. 

Letteney, S., Krauss, B., & Kaplan, R. (2012). Examining HIV-Positive Parents' Disclosure to Their Children: A Biopsychosocial Approach. Social work in public health, 27(4), 345-360.

Letteney, S. (2002). How Do I Tell My Children?. The Counselor, March/April, 13-17.


Letteney, S. (2002). Issues Confronting HIV-Affected Families. Social Work Today, 22-23.


Letteney, S. (2006). Mothers disclosure of maternal HIV status to children: Key psychosocial correlates. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 5(1), 67-84.


Letteney, S. (2010). Disrupted Caregiving and Maternal HIV Disease: A Proposed Model for Evaluating HIV-Affected Children's Psychosocial Adjustment. Social work in health care, 49(8), 753-763.


Letteney, S. (2012). Fathers with HIV Disease and Disclosure to Children: Reported Experiences and Unique Characteristics. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(1), 101-114.


Letteney, S., & Laporte, H.H. (2004). Deconstructing stigma: Perceptions of HIV-seropositive mothers and their disclosure to children. Social Work in Health Care, 38(3), 105-123.

LeVasseur, M.T., Goldstein, N.D., & Welles, S.L. (2014). A public health perspective on HIV/AIDS in Africa: Victories and unmet challenges. Pathophysiology, 21(3), 237-256.


LeVasseur, M.T., Kelvin, E.A., & Grosskopf, N.A. (2013). Intersecting identities and the association between bullying and suicide attempt among New York City youths: results from the 2009 New York City youth risk behavior survey. American journal of public health, 103(6), 1082-1089.


Paschen-Wolff, M.M., Kelvin, E., Wells, B.E., Campbell, A.N., Grosskopf, N.A., & Grov, C. (2019). Changing Trends in Substance Use and Sexual Risk Disparities among Sexual Minority Women as a Function of Sexual Identity, Behavior, and Attraction: Findings from the National Survey of Family Growth, 2002–2015Archives of sexual behavior, 1-22.

Porsch, L., Zhang, H., Paschen-Wolff, M., Grosskopf, N.A., & Grov, C. (in press). Contraceptive Use by Women Across Multiple Components of Sexual Orientation: Findings from the 2011-2017 National Survey of Family Growth. LGBT Health.

Porsch, L., Zhang, H., Paschen-Wolff, M., Grosskopf, N.A., & Grov, C. (in press). Dimensions of Sexual Orientation as Predictors of STI-related Outcomes: An Examination of 2011-2017 National Survey of Family Growth Data. Journal of Women's Health.


Rodriguez, K., Ventura-DiPersia, C., LeVasseur, M.T., & Kelvin, E. A. (2014). Inconsistencies on US Departments of Health Websites Regarding Anal Use of the Female Condom. AIDS and Behavior, 1-9.

Wampold, C.H. (2018). Volvivity, Femininity, Fraternity: Breaching the Sexual Orientation FortressArchives of sexual behavior, 47(1), 43-46.


Wampold, C.H. (2018). The Association Between Fraternal Birth Order and Anal-Erotic Roles of Men Who Have Sex with MenArchives of sexual behavior, 1-10.

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