SHARE Lab

Overview

The Sexual Health and Reproductive Experiences (SHARE) Lab, directed by Dr. Madina Agénor, is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research group at Tufts University. The SHARE Lab conducts cutting-edge quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research on the patient-, provider-, and policy-level societal determinants of sexual and reproductive health inequities in relation to various dimensions of social inequality – especially sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and gender identity – using an intersectional lens.

Topics of study include: sexual orientation, racial/ethnic, and gender identity disparities in cervical cancer screeninghuman papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinationHIV and STI testing, and contraceptive care, especially among sexual minority women, Black women, and transgender and gender diverse AFAB people; health care provider clinical decision-making and cervical cancer prevention equity; and state Medicaid expansions and sexual orientation and racial/ethnic disparities in HPV vaccination and HIV, STI, and Pap testing.

The SHARE Lab’s ultimate goal is to help inform the development and implementation of evidence-based policiesprograms, and practices that promote sexual and reproductive health among structurally marginalized groups as well as equity in sexual and reproductive health outcomes.