Hunter College's Promoting Resilience, Intersectionality, Diversity, and Equity in Health Research Consortium was created to serve as a hub for Hunter's expanding work in sexual and gender minority (SGM) health and broader focus on sexuality, gender, and health. The PRIDE Consortium supports research at the nexus of psychology, public health, and the health and helping professions that is relevant to understanding and addressing the health needs of diverse SGM individuals. A major focus of studies supported by the PRIDE Consortium has been to understand the structural, social, and psychological determinants of health disparities for SGM communities and to design and implement empirically-supported interventions to reduce disparities in the pursuit of health equity.
We aim to cover a range of SGM health issues and have particular expertise in conducting research within HIV treatment and prevention. Researchers within the PRIDE Consortium conduct a mix of formative, observational work to understand the processes underlying these issues, intervention development and testing to improve health, and implementation science to improve methods for disseminating evidence-based practices within real-world settings. The PRIDE Consortium maintains a community-engaged research focus and strives to actively collaborate with partner organizations serving SGM communities toward the ultimate goal of achieving health equity for the communities we serve.