“The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind...can ever feel”

- Claude Bernard -


Broadly, I am interested in research questions related to health and health behaviors; the health of individuals in romantic relationships; and, health research methodology.


Specifically, I focus on depression, sex, medication adherence, and exercise; health behaviors of individuals in sexual and gender minority (SGM) partnership and long-distance relationships; and, African American health research participation. 


American Psychological Foundation

Co-Principal Investigator (Steve N. Du Bois & *Stephen D. Ramos)

The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grant ($1,000), December 2018. Proposal title: Examining Barriers and Facilitators to PrEP Uptake in Sex Workers, using a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach


Adler University

Co-Principal Investigator. Steve N. Du Bois & Seema Saigal

Seed Grant ($3,000). November 2017. Proposal title: Dyadic, Longitudinal Assessment of Health in Long Distance Relationships


Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiatives

Co-Principal Investigator (Steve N. Du Bois, *Arryn A. Guy, Novie Thomas)

Proposal title: Prepare to Thrive: Investigating HIV treatment adherence among African Americans with serious mental illness. ($21,000). December 2017. A Subaward of "Training and Development to Engage African Americans with Mental Illness as Research Leaders," (2017-2018). Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (3974-IIT), P.I., Lindsay Sheehan, $250,000


Adler University

Principal Investigator

Seed Grant ($1,817), November 2015. Proposal title: Gender and Health in Long Distance Relationships


The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Principal Investigator

Early Researcher Award ($1,200) March 2013. Proposal title: Long Distance Relationships and Health