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Stigma reduction through forum engagement in a digital health intervention for young Black and Latinx men and trans women who have sex with men – IAS 2022
Engagement in a digital health intervention for young Black and Latinx men and trans women who have sex with men – IAS 2022
Acceptability of At-Home Blood Sampling Using Volumetric Absorptive Microsamplers among Young Black and Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities Assigned Male Sex at Birth in the United States – IAS 2022


HealthMpowerment publishes its research findings in peer-reviewed academic journals including AIDS & Behavior, AIDS Care, and more. Check out our full list of publications below!

Cp-occurring Epidemic Conditions Among Southern U.S. Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in an Online eHealth InterventionHouang ST, Kafka JM, Choi SK, Meanley SP, Muessig KE, Bauermeister JA, Hightow-Weidman LB.AIDS Behav2023Syndemics; Black health; mHealth
Sexual Empowerment Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with MenChoi SK, Boynton MH, Ennett S, Muessig K, Bauermeister JA, LeGrand S, Hightow-Weidman LBJ Sex Res.2021MSM; CFA; confirmatory factor analysis; SEF; sexual empowerment factor; safer sex; mental health; HIV prevention
Building Community in the HIV Online Intervention Space: Lessons From the HealthMPowerment InterventionBlackburn NA, Dong W, Threats M, Barry M, LeGrand S, Hightow-Weidman LB, Soni K, Pulley DV, Bauermeister JA, Muessig K.Health Educ Behav2021mHealth; HIV; stigma; Black health; structuration theory
Media representation, perception and stigmatisation of race, sexuality and HIV among young black gay and bisexual menSallabank G, Blackburn NA, Threats M, Pulley DR, Barry MC, LeGrand S, Harper GW, Bauermeister JA, Hightow-Weidman LB, Muessig KE.Cult Health Sex.2021Black health; stigma; MSM; YBMSM
A Multidimensional Model of Sexual Empowerment Among Young Black Men Who have Sex with Men: A Latent Profile AnalysisChoi SK, Bauermeister JA, Muessig KE, Ennett S, Boynton MH, Hightow-Weidman LB. AIDS & Behavior2021empowerment; Black health; MSM; HIV prevention
Sexual Empowerment Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with MenChoi SK, Boynton MH, Ennett S, Muessig KE, Bauermeister JA, LeGrand S, Hightow-Weidman LB.J Sex Res.2021Empowerment; Black health; MSM
Increasing HIV Testing and Viral Suppression via Stigma Reduction in a Social Networking Mobile Health Intervention Among Black and Latinx Young Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men (HealthMpowerment): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled TrialMuessig KE, Golinkoff JM, Hightow-Weidman LB, Rochelle AE, Mulawa MI, Hirschfield S, Rosengren LA, Aryal S, Buckner N, Wilson MS, Watson DL, Houang S, Bauermeister JA.JMIR Res Protoc.2020HIV testing; viral suppression; stigma; Black health; Latinx health; transgender health
Engagement in mHealth behavioral interventions for HIV prevention and care: making sense of the metricsHightow-Weidman LB, Bauermeister JA.mHealth2020HIV prevention; HIV care; paradata
A Randomized Trial of an Online Risk Reduction Intervention for Young Black MSM. Hightow-Weidman LB, LeGrand S, Muessig KE, Simmons RA, Soni K, Choi SK, Kirschke-Schwartz H, Egger JR.AIDS & Behavior2019MSM; Black health; HIV; HIV care; living with HIV
HIV and Sexuality Stigma Reduction Through Engagement in Online Forums: Results from the HealthMPowerment Intervention.Bauermeister JA, Muessig KE, LeGrand S, Flores DD, Choi SK, Dong W, Sallabank G, Hightow-Weidman LB.AIDS & Behavior2019MSM; mHealth; paradata
Online sex partner seeking and HIV testing frequency among young black sexual minority menRosengren-Hovee LA, Davy-Mendez T, Hightow-Weidman LBJournal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services2019HIV prevention, Black health, HIV testing, mHealth
Stigma and Mobile App Use Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With MenRosengren AL, Menza TW, LeGrand S, Muessig KE, Bauermeister JA, Hightow-Weidman LB.AIDS Educ Prev.2019Stigma; Black health; MSM; YBMSM
Condom use intentions mediate the relationships between psychosocial constructs and HIV sexual risk behavior in young Black men who have sex with men.Choi SK, LeGrand S, Dong W, Muessig KE, Hightow-Weidman LB. AIDS Care2018HIV prevention; MSM; Black health; IBM; Integrated Behavioral Model
“Stay Strong! keep ya head up! move on! it gets better!!!!”: resilience processes in the healthMpowerment online intervention of young black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.Barry MC, Threats M, Blackburn NA, LeGrand S, Dong W, Pulley DV, Sallabank G, Harper GW, Hightow-Weidman LB, Bauermeister JA, Muessig KE.AIDS Care2018resilience; empowerment; MSM; Black health
Correlates of Self-Reported Viral Suppression Among HIV-Positive, Young, Black Men Who Have Sex With Men Participating in a Randomized Controlled Trial of An Internet-Based HIV Prevention Intervention.Menza TW, Choi SK, LeGrand S, Muessig K, Hightow-Weidman LB.Sex Transm Dis.2018HIV prevention; living with HIV; HIV care; viral suppression
Stigma Diminishes the Protective Effect of Social Support on Psychological Distress Among Young Black Men Who Have Sex With MenBauermeister JA, Muessig KE, Flores DD, LeGrand S, Choi SK, Dong W, Harper GW, Hightow-Weidman LB.AIDS Educ Prev.2018Black health; MSM; YBMSM; stigma
Exploring the HIV continuum of care among young black MSM.Hightow-Weidman LB, LeGrand S, Choi SK, Egger J, Hurt CB, Muessig KE.PLOS One2017living with HIV; Black health; MSM
Addressing engagement in technology-based behavioural HIV interventions through paradata metricsBauermeister JA, Golinkoff JM, Muessig KE, Horvath KJ, Hightow-Weidman LB.Curr Opin HIV AIDS.2017Paradata; HIV interventions; apps; mHealth
More than just tracking time: Complex measures of user engagement with an internet-based health promotion interventionBaltierra NB, Muessig KE, Pike EC, LeGrand S, Bull SS, Hightow-Weidman LB.J Biomed Inform.2016HIV; MSM; mHealth Building Community Through a Mobile-Optimized Online Health Promotion InterventionHightow-Weidman LB, Muessig KE, Pike EC, LeGrand S, Baltierra N, Rucker AJ, Wilson P.Health Educ Behav.2015MSM; Black health; mHealth; social media
Achieving HIV risk reduction through, a user-driven eHealth intervention for young Black men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men.Muessig KE, Baltierra NB, Pike EC, LeGrand S, Hightow-Weidman LB.Digit Cult Educ. 2014MSM; transgender; trans health; mHealth
If you build it will they come? Addressing social isolation within a technology-based HIV intervention for young black men who have sex with men.LeGrand S, Muessig KE, Pike EC, Baltierra N, Hightow-Weidman LB.AIDS Care2014isolation; HIV; Black health; MSM
Putting Prevention in Their Pockets: Developing Mobile Phone-Based HIV Interventions for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men. Muessig KE, Pike EC, Fowler B, LeGrand S, Parsons JT, Bull SS, Wilson PA, Wohl DA, Hightow-Weidman LB.AIDS Patient Care STDS2013MSM; HIV; Black health; feasibility and acceptability of delivering an Internet intervention to young Black men who have sex with men.Hightow-Weidman LB, Pike E, Fowler B, Matthew DM, Kibe J, McCoy R, Adimora A.AIDS Care2012HIV; living with HIV; Black health; MSM Development of a theory-based HIV/STI website for young black MSM. Hightow-Weidman LB, Fowler B, Kibe J, McCoy R, Pike E, Calabria M, Adimora A.AIDS Educ Behav.2011Black health; MSM; HIV