We are committed to deepening our understanding of the intersections between gender identity, sexual orientation, social classifications, and healthcare disparities through rigorous academic and community LGBTQ+ research. Join us in making a valuable contribution to this important research by exploring the paid opportunities listed below. Don’t forget to also explore our current research projects and past publications authored by members of the OutCare community and OutList providers, located at the bottom of the page. Together, we can drive positive change and improve healthcare outcomes for LGBTQ+ communities.
Paid Research Opportunities
- A research study is being conducted on how diverse families make pregnancy decisions together. If you or your partner are between 18-26 weeks pregnant, or if you or your partner delivered a baby between 22-25 weeks, you may each qualify for this study. Participants who complete a 1-hr zoom interview will be paid $50 each. Both members of the parenting team must be willing to complete an interview. Click here for more information: https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/surveys/?s=3WRERWCPNWCL4WAF
- The Henne Group (THG), a research organization, is pleased to invite LGBTQ+ community members to participate in a study that is being conducted by RTI International and is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Participants will join a virtual individual interview as part of a project about HIV. The purpose of the interviews is to learn more about community members’ thoughts about HIV prevention. Your opinions are important to us and will contribute to the CDC’s efforts supporting the national Ending the HIV Epidemic plan. If eligible and chosen to participate in a 60-minute virtual interview, participants will receive a $40 digital gift card as a token of our appreciation for participating in this important project. Those interested can complete this short questionnaire: www.ETEpreventionstudy2023.thehennegroup.com For this same project, THG is also conducting virtual interviews with Primary Care Providers (MDs, PAs and NPs). The purpose of the interviews is to speak with clinicians about topics related to HIV prevention. Those interested in joining this research can complete this questionnaire: www.HCPstudy2023.thehennegroup.com
- Parkinson’s Research with Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (“PRIDE”) focuses on understanding the health and healthcare needs of the LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ communities living with Parkinson’s disease. What are we asking participants to do? We are asking people living with Parkinson’s and those who help with their care to do a 45-minute survey over the phone. Participants receive a $25 electronic Visa card for completing the survey. Give us a call at 1-888-709-7689.
- Research Inclusion Supports Equity (“RISE”) – the first federally funded research registry for LGBTQIA+ individuals. The RISE research registry strives to create a network in research of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for the LGBTQIA+ community through community-focused, inclusive approaches to research engagement, recruitment, and support of caregivers and people living with memory loss. For more information, please visit: https://www.theriseregistry.
org/. What are we asking participants to do? Participate in a 45 to 75-minute focus group interview for which they will be compensated $25 for their time. 833-966-6974
- Stonewall Generations Study – This project is actively recruiting diverse LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ older adults aged 50+. This study will help us to better understand memory and thinking concerns, as well as health and social needs of the community. What are we asking participants to do? Complete a ~45-minute phone interview with a member of the research team to receive $25 compensation. 833-966-6974
Supporting Trans Affirmation, Relationships, and Sex (Project STARS) – Paid research opportunity to develop and test a gender-affirming, peer counseling program for transgender women and transfeminine people. Participation involves meeting one-on-one with a trans woman or transfeminine peer counselor for 4 sessions. We are currently enrolling participants for a clinical trial! Eligible participants can earn up to $250. Interested? Complete a quick online screening survey at this link to see if you’re eligible to enroll.
Current OutCare Research Projects
- Assessment of LGBTQ+ clinical preparedness, attitudinal awareness, and knowledge among students, residents, providers, and organizations
- Evaluation of LGBTQ+ affirming providers
- Development and implementation of interventions in promoting LGBTQ+ care and equity
- Examination of physical and mental health disparities across LGBTQ+ subgroups (e.g., nonbinary, genderqueer, and transgender identities)
Past OutCare Research Projects
McGeough BL, Paceley MS, Greenwood E…Gleason T, et al. Transgender and gender diverse youth’s perspectives of affirming healthcare: Findings from a community-based study in Kansas. SAGE Open. 2023.
Patel AU, Nowaskie DZ. Affirmation of LGBTQ+ healthcare providers: A dynamic process, requiring ongoing education and training. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. 2023.
Nowaskie DZ, Choi Y, Kerswill SA. LGBTQ+ health factors and outcomes differences across gender identity: Comparisons between cisgender minorities, transgender minorities, and nonbinary/genderqueer minorities. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. 2023.
Nowaskie DZ, Garrison SD. U.S. urology residents’ LGBTQ+ education, patient exposure, preparedness, attitudes, and knowledge. Urology Practice. 2023;10(3):209-211.
Nowaskie DZ, Najam S. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) cultural competency across the intersectionalities of gender identity, sexual orientation, and race among healthcare professionals. PLoS One. 2022;17(11):e0277682.
Patel AU, Moyer JS. An assessment of LGBTQ+ cultural competency and attitudes of US otolaryngologists. OTO Open. 2022;6(3):2473974X221126167.
Nowaskie DZ. Development, implementation, and effectiveness of a self-sustaining, web-based LGBTQ+ national platform: A framework for centralizing local health care resources and culturally competent providers. JMIR Formative Research. 2021;5(9):e17913.
Nowaskie DZ, Roesler AC. The impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ community: Comparisons between cisgender, heterosexual people, cisgender sexual minorities, and gender minorities. Psychiatry Research. 2022;309:114391.
Nowaskie DZ. Evaluation of the three national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+)-competent provider directors in the United States. Journal of Homosexuality. 2022;70(9):1718-1724.
Nowaskie DZ, Patel AU. How much is needed? Patient exposure and curricular education on medical student LGBT cultural competency. BMC Medical Education. 2020;20(1):490.
Nowaskie DZ, Patel AU. LGBT cultural competency, patient exposure, and curricular education among student pharmacists. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2021;61(4):462-469.e3.
Nowaskie DZ, Garcia-Dehbozorgi S, Cortez JL. The current state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultural competency among U.S. dermatology residents. International Journal of Women’s Dermatology. 2022;8(3):e030.
Nowaskie DZ. US plastic surgery residents’ LGBTQ+ education, patient exposure, and cultural competency. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2022.
Nowaskie DZ. A national survey of U.S. psychiatry residents’ LGBT cultural competency: The importance of LGBT patient exposure and formal education. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. 2020;24(4):375-391.
Nowaskie DZ, Sewell DD. Assessing the LGBT cultural competency of dementia care providers. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions. 2021;7(1):e12137.
Nowaskie DZ, Sowinski JS. Primary care providers’ attitudes, practices, and knowledge in treating LGBTQ communities. Journal of Homosexuality. 2019; 66(13):1927-1947.
Nowaskie DZ, Fogel RS, Fogel JM. Impact on patient satisfaction and importance of medical intake and office staff in a multidisciplinary, one-stop shop transgender program in Indianapolis, Indiana. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2019;12:665-673.
Nowaskie DZ, Filipowicz AT, Choi Y, Fogel JM. Eating disorder symptomatology in transgender patients: Differences across gender identity and gender affirmation. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 2021;54(8):1493-1499.
Nowaskie DZ, Patel AU, Fang RC. A multicenter, multidisciplinary evaluation of 1701 healthcare professional students’ LGBT cultural competency: Comparisons between dental, medical, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and social work students. PLoS ONE. 2020;15(8):e0237670.
Ghazzawi A, Casoy F, Libby N…Nowaskie DZ, et al. A qualitative investigation into faith and LGBTQ identities in a nonclinical sample of readers of the Dear Abby column: The Dear Abby project. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2021;209(12):855-858.
Silverberg B. Best practices for LGBTQ-friendly care in urgent care. The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine. 2020.
Guerrero DL, Sowinski JS, Patel KM. Effects of gender-affirming medical and surgical therapy on breast imaging findings and breast cancer risk. Applied Radiology. 2022;51(3):24-32.
Sowinski JS, Gunderman RB. Transgender patients: What radiologists need to know. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2018;210(5):1106-1110.
Taylor M, Nowaskie DZ, Witchey A. LGBTQ+ Community Needs: 2020 Indianapolis. Indianapolis, IN: Damien Center. 2020.