Welcome to the Sexuality, Health, and INtersectional Experiences (SHINE) Lab at UConn!

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About Us

The SHINE Lab focuses on understanding health disparities among sexual and gender diverse (SGD) youth and adults. Our research explores relationships between sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), ethnoracial identity, family experiences, school contexts, and health outcomes (e.g., sexual health, substance use, disordered eating) among SGD populations. 

For more details on our current research projects, visit the Research page.

For direct access to the lab's publications, visit the Publications page.

To learn about who's involved with the SHINE Lab, visit the People page.

For the latest news and announcements about the lab, visit the News page.