Transgender women of color have unique lives. We need data to better understand how their experiences affect health and well-being.
In the United States, transgender women of color can face challenges to their health and well-being. Their relationships, social and sexual networks, and neighborhood environments likely play a part in overcoming or exacerbating those challenges. We need data to better understand these forces and how they affect the health transgender women of color.
‘TURNNT’ (Trying to Understand Relationships, Networks and Neighborhoods among Transwomen of color) is a cohort study based in New York City. It will engage transgender women of color in a year-long research project that will collect data in order to improve health and access to health care.
This project is being run by researchers in New York University’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab in partnership with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University. TURNNT is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
More information will be available in mid-2019. In the meantime, please contact the study coordinator for more information.