Recruitment Sites & Partnerships

Recruitment Sites for BATLab Studies

PRISM Atlanta: PRISM Health

PRISM Health (Programs, Research, & Innovation in Sexual Minority Health) is based within the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta GA. PRISM Health conducts a broad portfolio of National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and foundation-funded studies and projects and actively collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct research, to generate theories and knowledge, and to translate findings into effective sexual health interventions and programs. PRISM also provides resources such as technical/research assistance to external public health bodies with support from the Center for AIDS Research (CfAR).

Studies: iTech

Birmingham: The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Sociology features faculty who are either teaching specialists or leaders in research in a research-intensive environment. The Social Determinants of Health Core of the Mid-South Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center investigating the health of African Americans in the Mid-South is housed in our department. It is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) through the Division of Preventive Medicine at UAB and involves the participation of several graduate students, PhD alumni, and faculty.

Studies: AllyQuest | iTech

Fenway Boston: The Fenway Institute

The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Our mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Studies: iTech

The Bronx: Adolescent AIDS Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is the only hospital in the Bronx exclusively dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of children. Nestled between Manhattan and Westchester County, CHAM is a premier academic children’s hospital, nationally renowned for its clinical excellence, innovative research and commitment to training the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

Studies: iTech | Tough Talks


Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina’s Behavior and Technology Lab (BATLab) works to facilitate health behavior change through conducting technology-based research on all aspects of sexual health including factors that impact the acquisition and transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

The BATLab is a part of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Studies: AllyQuest | iTech | Tough Talks

Charleston: The Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is the premier biomedical research institution in South Carolina, with a record of more than $284 million in research funding in Fiscal Year 2019. This funding reflects the quality of the research and discovery at MUSC, a direct result of recruiting top scientists with a strategic focus to serve the needs of the people of South Carolina.

However, that only tells a small part of the story. In today’s research world, the central focus is to serve the public and accelerate the process of translating scientific discoveries to successful patient and public health care. Our faculty are internationally recognized for their work in cancer, stroke, health disparities, addiction sciences, inflammation and fibrosis, and digestive disease – just to name a few!

Studies: AllyQuest

Charlotte: RAIN

RAIN empowers persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.

Studies: AllyQuest | iTech | Tough Talks


Chicago: Adolescent and Young Adult Research (AYAR) at the CORE Center

The Adolescent and Young Adult Research (AYAR) at the CORE Center is dedicated to HIV prevention and treatment research in adolescents and young adults in the Chicagoland area. The AYAR team also provides clinical services for adolescents and young adults throughout the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, including Stroger Hospital, the CORE Center, and the Austin, Fantus and Dr. Jorge Prieto Health Centers.

Studies: iTech

Detroit: Wayne State University

Through our dedication and leadership, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized center of excellence in research. Our faculty lead the nation in many key research areas and their groundbreaking discoveries make a difference in the everyday lives of others around the corner and around the world, and we strive to continue making an impact by our groundbreaking research.

Studies: AllyQuest

Houston: Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Retrovirology Clinic provides comprehensive primary and specialty medical care and social services to HIV-infected and -exposed infants, children and adolescents. The clinic participates in the education of US and foreign health professionals and in clinical research in pediatric AIDS and currently operates programs in Houston, TX.

Studies: iTech | Tough Talks

Jackson: University of Mississippi Medical Center

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow’s health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status.

Studies: iTech

Los Angeles: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today our medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.

CHLA is a provider of more than $316.2 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.

Studies: iTech

New Brunswick: Rutgers University

Breakthroughs in knowledge—technology, the humanities, or health care—are the essence of a top research university. At Rutgers, we have a strong track record of discovery—from finding a cure for tuberculosis to developing eco-friendly building materials, just to name a few.

Studies: AllyQuest

New York: PRIDE Consortium at Hunter CUNY

Hunter College’s Promoting Resilience, Intersectionality, Diversity, and Equity in Health Research Consortium‘s (PRIDE Consortium) mission is to support research to understand the structural, social, and psychological determinants of health disparities for sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities and to design and implement empirically-supported interventions to reduce disparities among these communities in pursuit of health equity.

Studies: iTech

Philadelphia: Adolescent Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Since 1993, the Adolescent Initiative at Children’s Hospital has been a leader in the evaluation, prevention and care of adolescents living with HIV and prevention to high-risk youth. The clinic provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary and HIV specialty care.

A team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, peers and mental-health professionals creates a seamless continuum of service. The clinic is nationally recognized as a center for research and treatment and recently participated in two major national research initiatives for adolescents: the Adolescent Trials Network and the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group.

Studies: iTech

Tampa: University of South Florida Infectious Diseases

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of the University of South Florida manages the full spectrum of infectious diseases, including bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections. Its integrated approach combines basic science research, translational trials and community research, along with dedicated bedside care.

Studies: iTech | Tough Talks

Advance Advance Community Health

We are on a mission to deliver quality, compassionate healthcare- every patient, every time- in response to the needs of our community. As a federally-funded Community Health Center since 1972, we have provided primary and preventive care to underserved areas and have reached out to meet specific community needs. We go to where the need is greatest.

Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research at Duke University Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research at Duke University

The Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research (CHPIR) is an instigator and facilitator of a broad range of health policy and health disparities research that address policy relevant issues. Activities focus on population based health research, health systems research, and intervention and evaluation research. The Center fosters an interdisciplinary collaborative investigative environment that also seeks to educate Duke students by providing experiences in working with our research teams and through individual mentorship.
The Center is part of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), joining them in their work to reduce health disparities. Together we recognize that local is global when dealing with health inequalities. So, in that spirit CHPIR enhances DGHI’s partnerships, research, and impact.

Duke Health Duke Health

Duke Health conceptually integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke University, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy.

Duke Health is committed to conducting innovative basic and clinical research, rapidly translating breakthrough discoveries to patient care and population health, providing a unique educational experience to future clinical and scientific leaders, improving the health of populations, and actively seeking policy and intervention-based solutions to complex global health challenges. Underlying these ambitions is a belief that Duke Health is a destination for outstanding people and a dedication to continually explore new ways to help our people grow, collaborate and succeed.

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El Centro Hispano works to strengthen the community, build bridges, and serves as advocate for equity and inclusion of Hispanic/Latinos in the Triangle area of North Carolina.


RAIN engages the community to transform lives and promote respect and dignity for all people touched by HIV through compassionate care, education and leadership development.


Triad Health Project

Triad Health Project provides emotional and practical support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, to their loved ones, and to those at risk for HIV/AIDS; implements strategies to educate those at risk and the community about HIV/AIDS; and advocates locally, regionally, and nationally for individuals and groups infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. They stand together for as long as it takes until HIV/AIDS is no more, promoting enlightenment, dignity, acceptance, understanding, and love; demonstrating that we are not only enduring this epidemic, but also prevailing over it.

UNC Health Care

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UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and eleven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.

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