Healthcare Research Studies
Join one of our studies at Children's Hospital Los Angeles focused on improving the health and wellness of people of color who identify as gay, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, MSM, and/or questioning. Compensation will be provided.
Visits Conducted in
LA County or Virtually
Black, Latinx or Mixed-Race Individuals
16 - 26 Years Old
Key Facts
About Our Research Studies
Our projects aim to understand how young people access and use healthcare and barriers to accessing these services. We also aim to test PrEPresent, a smartphone application designed to provide health and wellness information and resources relevant to young people interested in accessing PrEP in the Los Angeles area.

Our research will allow us to understand intersectional identities, minority stress, and learn more about HIV, drug use, and mental health risk factors.

Your participation will help us find new interventions designed to reduce this risk by addressing minority stress and intersectional stigma. Check eligibility today!

Additional Information
Why are these studies being done?
Our studies aim to better understand how young people are accessing healthcare and what puts individuals at risk for HIV.
Are these studies for me?
You may be eligible to participate in one of our studies if:

  • You are between the ages of 16-26 years old
  • You identify as Black, Latinx, or mixed-race
  • You identify as MSM, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and/or questioning
  • You live in Ventura, Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, or LA County
What will happen if I participate in a study?
Our study will last for up to 5 years. Participants take an online survey, administered by a research assistant and complete COVID-Safe STI/HIV and Drug testing at CHLA. We meet with participants at our office once every six months for about 2 hours.
Will I be compensated for being in a research study?
Participants receive $55-$110 per study visit.
Will it cost me anything to participate in a study?
About 2 hours of your time would be needed every 6 months