The DISH Survey – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

The DISH Survey

Nina Nguyen

Nina Nguyen

Pronouns: She/Her

Research Mentor(s): Renee Pitter, Clinical Research Coordinator
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, School of Nursing
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 1 (10am-10:50am)
Breakout Room: Room 11
Presenter: 6

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The original purpose of this research project was to perform a full literature review on the articles published by researchers at the University of Michigan’s Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities (CSHD). This would have produced the annual Community Report, which was created in order to keep the general public up to date on research findings that pertain to the sexual reproductive health of marginalized communities with a special focus on sexual and gender minorities and/or people of color. However, while beginning the process of creating the Community Report, the research project shifted towards wanting to discover how and where the general American public receives their sexual health information. The Dissemination of Information on Sexual Health (DISH) Survey was created with the intent of better understanding the relationship between demographics, health information-seeking behavior, and perceptions of sexual health issues. This 70+ question survey will recruit individuals using Facebook advertisement for approximately two weeks, with 300-600 responses expected to be collected. Participants will be asked to answer questions concerning their gender, sexuality, and state of health. The CSHD will utilize the data collected to better develop methods to inform the public about their research findings, which would create a more health-informed community.

Authors: Renee Pitter, Nina Nguyen
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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