SMART Project

A Real-World Sex Ed and HIV Prevention Program for Guys Who Like Guys
Why SMART?

Every year, about 1,425 teen guys who have sex with guys become infected with HIV in the United States. That’s why we created the SMART Project! We hope that through SMART, guys like you feel safe, confident, and empowered. By joining SMART, you could make a big difference in helping us create better sexual health programs for queer teens!

What is SMART?

– A sexual health program offered entirely online
– Available in English and Spanish
– For teens who live in the U.S and Puerto Rico
– A paid program: Earn up to $125 for participating! 

What else does SMART cover?

The SMART Project also covers topics that are important to gay, bi, and queer teen guys like navigating sex and romantic relationships, understanding their sexual and gender identities, and connecting with the LGBT community.

Want to Join the SMART Squad?

To find out if this study is a good fit for you, click here!

Have questions or want to get involved? Call (224) 307-5355 or email smart.project@northwestern.edu to learn more!

Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Mustanski
Co-Investigators: Drs. Kathryn MacapagalMichael Newcomb, and C. Hendricks Brown of Northwestern University; Drs. Jonathon Rendina and Tyrel Starks of Hunter College, City University of New York; Drs. Eric Laber and Marie Davidian of North Carolina State University; and Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz of University of Puerto Rico.
Project Director: Dr. David Moskowitz
Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities