Chen Zhang

Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Rochester

2 active projects

GBMSM and alcohol use

Using AllofUs data, we aim to advance the knowledge of unhealthy drinking among immigrant ethnic minority GBMSM. The purpose of this study is to bridge the knowledge of unhealthy alcohol use and its risk factors among immigrant ethnic minority GBMSM,…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

Using AllofUs data, we aim to advance the knowledge of unhealthy drinking among immigrant ethnic minority GBMSM.
The purpose of this study is to bridge the knowledge of unhealthy alcohol use and its risk factors among immigrant ethnic minority GBMSM, with following aims:
1) to assess the prevalence of unhealthy alcohol use and co-occurring health problems among immigrant ethnic minority GBMSM.
2) to examine the relationship between unhealthy alcohol use and co-occurring health problems (other substance use, HIV, and other mental health issues.
3) to explore relevant demographic, psychosocial and behavioral correlates.
4) to assess factors associated with unhealthy alcohol use (risky sexual behaviors, discrimination experience regarding race and sexual orientation, abuse and trauma experience, socio-economic status, mental health issues).

Project Purpose(s)

  • Educational

Scientific Approaches

We will explore descriptive analyses for alcohol use prevalence among GBMSM and explore factors associated with unhealthy alcohol use among this group. In addition, multivariate regression models will be applied to examine factors related to alcohol use and mental health problems. Furthermore, moderation and mediation analyses will be applied.

Anticipated Findings

This analysis will provide a robust foundational understanding of the alcohol use patterns and associated challenges among ethnic minority immigrant GBMSM. It will become imperative for research, public health policies, and interventions to address these findings, ensuring a comprehensive and targeted approach to support and improve the health outcomes of this vulnerable group.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Geography
  • Others

Data Set Used

Controlled Tier

Research Team

Owner:

  • Wonkyung Chang - Graduate Trainee, University of Rochester
  • Chen Zhang - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Rochester

Depression and substance among Black women with HIV

What is the prevalence of depression among Black women who living with HIV? What factors at multiple levels impact Black women's depression status?

Scientific Questions Being Studied

What is the prevalence of depression among Black women who living with HIV?
What factors at multiple levels impact Black women's depression status?

Project Purpose(s)

  • Educational
  • Other Purpose (This is the first project that I am using to practice AoU data. )

Scientific Approaches

I would use descriptive analysis to identify depression among Black women living with HIV. Subgroup analyses will be employed. Furthermore, multiple regression models will be employed.

Anticipated Findings

Identify prevalence of depression among Black women who live with HIV.
Explore factors that may associated with depression among Black women living with HIV.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Sex at Birth
  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Geography
  • Access to Care
  • Education Level
  • Income Level

Data Set Used

Controlled Tier

Research Team

Owner:

  • Chen Zhang - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Rochester
  • Caitlin Dreisbach - Early Career Tenure-track Researcher, University of Rochester
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