Mental Health & Well-Being

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Project Transcendence - HIV PrEP Uptake, Use, and Adherence Among Black Transgender Women

Funded by Gilead Sciences Inc., the goal of this study is to determine factors that impact engagement in the HIV prevention continuum for Black transgender women in two communities and pilot a gender affirmation theory informed group level intervention designed to move Black transgender women through the prevention continuum.

(PI: Darren Whitfield)

Adolescent Religiosity As a Predictor of
Well-Being In Young Adulthood 

Religiosity has been identified as a significant predictor of well-being during adolescence. Much less is known about whether the benefits of adolescent religiosity extend into early adulthood. This study explores the association between religiosity in adolescence and well-being in early adulthood and whether the associations vary by sex or race. (PI: Theda Rose)

The Mediating Role of Flexible Workplace Policies on Employees’ Health and Well-Being

Flexible work policies and programs can have beneficial or detrimental effects on the workplace and on workers. Researchers working on this project conducted an extensive systematic review of research related to flexible workplace policies and how these policies and options affected employee mental health and well-being. (PI: Philip Osteen)

Psychosocial Problems, Positive Development, and Educational Outcomes

Despite a reduction in racial gaps, educational achievement remains a major public health crisis for black adolescents. The study explores how developmental assets mediate and moderate relations between psychosocial problems and educational outcomes among black youth, while considering the effect of contextual factors. Further, the study investigates whether these relations vary by cultural factors (ethnicity, racial socialization), sex, and younger versus older youth. Study findings will improve precision in identifying culturally relevant targets of interventions designed to promote better educational outcomes among black youth and address racial disparities in adolescent educational outcomes. (PI: Theda Rose)