Participate in Research
Our mission at IMPACT is to conduct research that improves the health of sexual minority people and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity.
If you are a member of the LGBTQ youth community, your participation in IMPACT’s research projects can help us develop findings that give back to your community.
Here is some feedback from our participants:
“I think it’s important as a gay male to continue to evaluate your health and to comprehensively think about your mental and physical well-being. A lot of the survey questions are about your past and the things you’ve been through, and thinking about all of that really made me think about where I want to be in the future and the steps I want to take to improve my over all well-being. ”
“Everything is completely anonymous and totally private. [The researchers] really value your time. It’s not a waste of time, it’s something really important. I’m a part of this community and being a part of this project gives me a sense of responsibility and achievement.”
To learn more about how you can get involved in our research studies contact us at [email protected] or call 773-661-0742.
You will be compensated for your time. Participation is always voluntary. We will protect your confidentiality.
“It was interesting, it talked about stuff that people should know…it got me more focused about my health, to be honest…some of the questions and topics just got me thinking about how [STDs] can transfer with two females…”
“like a big family, just show support”
“With your answers, you’re helping someone else out. No matter if your answers are different from someone else…all the answers are helping a greater cause.”
“I come for the cause. It’s good for the money, but that’s besides the point, I’m here to help, you know.”
“I do different surveys, but they’re nothing like this…this one is like, kind of like you become family. Because I tell Q2 so much stuff about me”
“And you learn a lot while you do it…It makes you think about a lot of stuff, the questions make you think about your life a lot”