Project LUST (Let Us Stand Together) is a mixed-methods study with the goal of examining the dimensions of intimate partner violence among gay and bisexual men in the Atlanta area. We used qualitative focus group discussions to inform a cross-sectional survey of gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Atlanta over a five-month period in 2011. The research goals of are geared towards forming an MSM-specific definition of intimate partner violence and examining the intersections of IPV with sexual risk-taking, minority stress, and demographic characteristics. Project LUST is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Principle Investigator: Rob Stephenson, PhD
Co-Investigators: Patrick Sullivan, DVM, PhD; Craig Hadley, PhD [Emory Rollins School of Public Health]
Project Manager: Catherine Finneran, MPH
Additional Staff: Ayesha McAdams-Mahmoud, MPH; Anna Chard, MPH
For more information on Project LUST, click here.