Do you want to help shape the future of women's sexual health?

Live in Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb or Gwinnett County? Join our study and you can get a $50 gift card!

The IT-PHITS Study is a collaboration between @EmoryUniversity and #SisterLoveinc to strengthen HIV prevention for women in Metro Atlanta.

We are currently conducting virtual one-on-one community interviews to have conversations with community leaders across Metro Atlanta about their awareness, experience, and knowledge of HIV prevention and PrEP for women.

IT-PHITS Project

Emory University

The goal is to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions including heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders that affect people living with HIV. 

To participate you must be: 
- HIV negative age 30-70 
- HIV positive age 30 - 70.


Emory University

Did the Pandemic affect your medical treatment?

"Patient Connect' is working on HIV research study that is looking for fifteen diverse adult patients located and receiving treatment in the United States. The study goal is to better understand the patient
treatment journey, navigating the pandemic, especially for minority and underserved communities. Did
the pandemic affect you; we would love to hear from you? Participation would involve a 60-minute web-
based discussion, which would require access to a computer/Iaptop/iPad/smartphone for screen sharing and would receive $125. 

For more information or questions, please contact Shannon Coates-Layne. 

To see if you might qualify, take 5 minutes to answer the preliminary questions.  

Each Foundation collaborating with us, will be receiving a donation, please support:

Shannon Coates-Layne
Patient Connect or Direct (760) 529-1247

Our Mission is to improve human health care by supporting research organization to help develop and improve the medical treatments of tomorrow.

Pandemic Patient Study Panel

Patient Study Connect

Approved IRB language for recruitment in English:
We would love to hear from you if you have experienced pregnancy whether you had a birth, a miscarriage, or an abortion! 

We are conducting a research study that involves a confidential, one-time telephone interview to explore your thoughts and feelings about pregnancy and parenthood when you found out you were pregnant. The interview will take about
 30-45 minutes to complete and can be scheduled at your convenience. You will receive a gift card for your time.  

To be eligible, you must:  
Be currently pregnant OR have been pregnant within the last year
Be between the ages of 15-49  
Speak English or Spanish fluently 

If you would like more information about the study or are interested in participating, please call: Flor Cameron at (412) 246-6934 

Nos encantaría saber de usted si ha tenido un embarazo ya sea que tuviera un Nacimiento, un aborto espontáneo, o un aborto
Estamos llevando a cabo un estudio de investigación que involucra una entrevista telefónica confidencial para explorar sus pensamientos y sentimientos sobre el embarazo y la paternidad al momento de enterarse que estaba embarazada. La entrevista tardará unos 30-45 minutos en completarse y se puede programar a su conveniencia. Recibirás una tarjeta regalo por su tiempo.  

Para ser elegible, debe: 
Estar actualmente embarazada o haber estado embarazada en el último año 
Estar entre las edades de 15-49 
Hablar inglés o español con fluidez. Contacto Flor Cameron a (412) 246-6934

Pregnancy Acceptability Study

University of Pittsburgh

Our long-term research study seeks to learn more about factors related to different HIV and Reproductive Health Outcomes for persons born female between the ages of 18-45 years old HIV Positive or HIV Negative. The study will consist of multiple visits that include questionnaires , lab testing and other sample collection. You will be compensated at each study visit for your time.


Emory University

We aim to learn how different types of hormonal birth control may affect the ability of the vagina to fight off infections by altering the immune system, microbiome, and vaginal microenvironment. This study will help us better understand the individual factors that alter a person’s risk profile with contraceptives to help providers conduct individualized contraceptive counseling with their patients. 
Study participants must be women under the age of 45 who have a regular menstrual cycle, are HIV-negative, and want to start a hormonal contraceptive. Participants can choose among three types of birth control: Liletta (IUD), Nexplanon (Implant), or Depo-Provera (Shot). They will receive their choice of contraceptive at no cost and will be compensated for their time and effort.
Participants will have up to 10 study visits over a 12-month period at Grady Memorial Hospital. 
Visits will include a physical/pelvic exam, urine and blood collection, and swabs of the mouth, vagina, cervix, and rectum. Samples collected will only be identified by a participant number and HIPAA compliance standards are followed.

The CHIME Study

Emory University

The EMPOW-HER Project is a health study conducted by RTI International aimed to help African American women in the Atlanta metro area improve their health. We are recruiting providers to participate in focus groups. It will take less than 5 minutes to find out if you might be eligible to take part in this study. You will be asked a few questions, including some about your race and gender, and other information about healthcare services that you offer. Your answers will be kept private and strictly confidential and you will not need to provide your name unless you later decide to be involved in the study.

The EMPOW-HER Project


The S.H.A.R.E. Research Study (Stopping the Spread of HIV/AIDS Through Relationship Engagement) is designed to address some of the reasons why the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is experienced disproportionately among African American women.

The SHARE Study

Tuft University