Ongoing Projects 

The focus of the Young Men’s Health Matters project is to address the critical gaps in the perceptions of young Black men’s health and healthcare. This project seeks to build capacity and infrastructure for a community-academic partnership between Detroit Community Health Connection (DCHC), a non-profit based health organization, and the University of Michigan School of Nursing.

The goal of this study is to gather qualitative data from young heterosexual African American men in Detroit at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and in the local community in order to identify barriers to sexual health care and strategies for circumventing them. 

The purpose of this study is to understand the willingness and preferences of young Black men with regards to their sexual reproductive health and healthcare and to promote better optimization of sexual reproductive health (SRH) services that clinics provide to adolescent and young adult Black men through the use of social media. 

Our goal is to explore the spectrum of masculinities experienced, projected, and enacted by young black men. We plan to examine how these function as risk and protective factors and how they influence care-seeking behaviors. We also plan to compare this to that of transgender men (MASCS I) to explore their similarities and differences.