Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

Sexual & Gender Minority Health

The Sexual and Minority Health RIG of the ProvBos CFAR focuses on cross-cutting areas including health disparities, behavioral and social sciences, epidemiology & capacity building. The proposed focus on reducing HIV incidence as well as addressing HIV-associated comorbidities, co-infections and complications promises to support a powerful area of research with a potential for high impact towards ending the HIV epidemic.

The Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research Interest Group (RIG) works to develop lines of research that focus on developing effective interventions to reduce HIV incidence and transmission among the Sexual & Gender Minority Health (SGM) populations that are disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic. The RIG supports research activities related to promoting care outcomes across the HIV care continuum from testing through viral suppression. This area of research also intersects with approaches designed to characterize and address complications, co-morbid conditions and complications arising for HIV/AIDS.

The RIG seeks feedback and guidance as it develops activities and research priorities from CFAR leadership, clinical providers working with SGM populations as well as community leaders and stakeholders. The RIG holds recurring meetings whereas interested investigators from across the CFAR institutions (Brown and Boston University) are invited to participate and contribute to discussions related to research priorities, activities and grant application development. The RIG actively supports interdisciplinary research activities and grant applications at both campuses that address SGM population needs and NIH HIV/AIDS priority areas.


Matthew Murphy, MD

Carl G Streed Jr MD MPH

SGMH Research Interest Group Administrative/Programmatic contact: Kaylyn Bruciati

If you are interested in joining the Sexual & Gender Minority Health RIG, please contact us at [email protected]