10-07-2016 | Anti-Tobacco Campaign Evaluation Paper by Sentient Research Accepted in the Journal of Health Communication
The article details a 2013-2014 evaluation we conducted of an anti-tobacco marketing campaign for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Los Angeles County.
09-20-2016 | Sentient Research Presents New Study Results and Entertainment Education Program at the 2016 National Sexually Transmitted Disease Conference
The four presentations covered our work on an HIV linkage study, an HIV/STD social marketing evaluation, developing a new video intervention to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STDs, and results of a qualitative study to improve sexual health service utilization by youth.
09-01-2016 | PrEP Study Conducted by Sentient Research
Sentient Research conducted an online survey in 2015 to examine PrEP awareness and use among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in California. This study demonstrated relatively low use of PrEP and identified barriers that currently impede PrEP uptake among YMSM.
05-15-2016 | Sentient Research Evaluates American Heart Association Program, Kids Cook with Heart
Our 2015 evaluation of the American Heart Association's Kids Cook with Heart found very positive outcomes for students and parents.
07-22-2015 | New Study Finds Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Questioning Middle School Students More Likely to Experience Public Homelessness
recent study co-authored by Sentient Research staff in the Journal of School Health found that middle school LGBTQ students were more likely to be in high-risk homeless situations.
05-05-2015 | Sentient Research Co-Authors Study on Middle-School Cyberbullying in the American Journal of Public Health
In an article published in March 2015 in AJPH we examined correlations between gender, race, sexual identity, and technology use, and patterns of cyberbullying experiences and behaviors among middle-school students.
07-02-2014 | Middle School Sexting Paper Published in Pediatrics Receives Widespread Media Coverage
Sentient Research staff co-authored a second paper on sexting that was just published in Pediatrics. This study, the ﬁrst to look at sexting in a probability sample of middle school students, found high levels of sexting and associated sexual risk behavior...
06-12-2014 | Sentient Research Staff Co-Author Two Posters at the 2014 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta, GA.
These posters covered lessons learned about community engagement and a youth-led sexual health summit that were part of the Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS) initiative in Los Angeles County…
11-23-2013 | Project U Gets Exciting New Features
We just launched some really great new features and upgrades for Project U. The new website has responsive design, so it automatically adjusts to any computer screen, smart phone, or tablet. It also has greatly enhanced social networking capabilities and a (super exciting) new store...
9-2-2013 | Evaluation of a Youth Gun Violence Prevention Program Developed by Art Center, LAUSD, and Sentient Research has Promising Results
In 2012, Sentient Research partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena to produce and evaluate Where’s Daryl?, an innovative anti-gun violence prevention education program for middle school youth...
2-01-2013 | The Community Approaches to Reducing STDs (CARS) Program Distributed Over 1,300 STD Test Kits to Young Women in 2012
Since 2011, Sentient Research has managed a CDC funded initiative, Community Approaches to Reducing STDs (CARS) that focuses on engaging community stakeholders to plan and implement sustainable interventions and programs to reduce STD disparities...
1-26-2013 | Our Study of Homeless Youth and Sexual Risk Published in the Journal of Adolescent Health
This 2011 study is among the first to use a single probability sample to examine the association between sexual risk behavior and various types of homelessness experiences...
1-17-2013 | Jorge Montoya, Aaron Plant, and Colleagues Publish an Evaluation of the I Know Home STD Testing Program in the American Journal of Public Health
This paper reports on our evaluation of the first year of I Know, an innovative program created and implemented by the authors to detect and treat chlamydia and gonorrhea through a free home test kit...
11-17-12 | 3rd Project U Youth Leadership Summit Held at UCLA was a Big Success
On November 17th, Project U held its 3rd Student Leadership Summit at UCLA. These summits have been a key component of the program from the beginning, and are a perfect way to gather student input to ensure that Project U continues to be student driven at every level. In total, over 700 students have attended the three youth summits held thus far...
10-31-2012 | AJPH Presentation About Youth Sexual Behavior and Smart Phones Gets 50+ Media Hits
Our survey results on youth sexual behavior and smart phones in the Los Angeles Unified School District were presented in three presentations at the American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Fifty-six news outlets across the country and internationally covered our findings...
9-17-2012 | Our Pediatrics Sexting Article Gets 195 Media Hits Internationally
In September of 2012, a paper co-authored by Jorge Montoya and Aaron Plant of Sentient Research titled “Sexually Explicit Cell Phone Messaging Associated with Sexual Risk among Adolescents” was published in the journal Pediatrics. Upon publication, the paper received widespread coverage in 195 media outlets including newspapers, on television, and radio...