case studies

LGBTQ Health

related journal articles

Developing a Video Intervention to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Older Adolescents.


Plant A, Montoya JA, Snow EG, Coyle K, Rietmeijer C. Health Promotion Practice. 2019;20(4):593-599.

Effects of a brief video intervention on treatment initiation and adherence among patients attending human immunodeficiency virus treatment clinics

Neumann MS, Plant A, Margolis AD, Borkowf CB, Malotte CK, Rietmeijer CA, Flores SA, O’Donnell L, Robilotto S, Myint-U A, Montoya JA, Javanbakht M, Klausner JD. PLoS One. 2018;13(10):e0204599.

The Break Up: Evaluation of an Anti-Smoking Educational Campaign for Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals in Los Angeles County.


Plant A, Montoya JA, Tyree R, Aragon L, Weber M, Le Veque M, Anderson CM, Soler RE, Kent C. Journal of Health Communication. 2017;22(1):29-36.

Brief Report: PrEP Uptake, Adherence, and Discontinuation Among California YMSM Using Geosocial Networking Applications.

Holloway I, Dougherty R, Gildner J, Beougher SC, Pulsipher C, Montoya JA, Plant A, Leibowitz A. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2017 1;74(1):15-20.

Facilitators and Barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Willingness Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Use Geosocial Networking Applications in California.


Holloway IW, Tan D, Gildner JL, Beougher SC, Pulsipher C, Montoya JA, Plant A, Leibowitz A. AIDS Patient Care and STDS. 2017;(12):517-527.

Acceptable Interventions to Reduce Syphilis Transmission Among High-Risk Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles.


Stahlman S, Plant A, Javanbakht M, Cross J, Montoya JA, Bolan R, Kerndt PR. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(3):e88-94.

Syphilis Experiences and Risk Perceptions Among Repeatedly Infected Men Who Have Sex with Men.


Plant A, Stahlman S, Javanbakht M, Cross J, Montoya JA, Bolan R, Kerndt PR. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2015;47(4):181-6.

Homelessness and Sexual Identity Among Middle School Students.


Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Barman-Adhikari A, Winetrobe H, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. Journal of School Health. 2015;85(8):552-7.

Cyberbullying Perpetration and Victimization Among Middle-School Students.


Rice E, Petering R, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Goldbach J, Plant A, Montoya J, Kordic T. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(3):e66-72.

Cell Phone Internet Access, Online Sexual Solicitation, Partner Seeking, and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adolescents.


Rice E, Winetrobe H, Holloway IW, Montoya J, Plant A, Kordic T. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2015;44(3):755-63.

Check Yourself: A Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Syphilis Screening in Los Angeles County.


Plant A, Javanbakht M, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, O’Leary C, Kerndt PR. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2014;41(1):50-57.

Homelessness Experiences, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Risk Taking Among High School Students in Los Angeles.


Rice E, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;52(6):773-778.

Sexually Explicit Cell Phone Messaging Associated with Sexual Risk Among Adolescents.


Rice E, Rhoades H, Winetrobe H, Sanchez M, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Pediatrics. 2012;130(4):667-673.

Stop the Sores: The Making and Evaluation of a Successful Social Marketing Campaign.


Plant A, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, Mall KL, Pappas LG, Kent CK, Klausner JD, Kerndt PR. Health Promotion Practice. 2010;11(1)L:23-33.

Methamphetamine Use and Sexual Risk Behaviours Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Diagnosed with Early Syphilis in Los Angeles County.


Taylor MM, Aynalem G, Smith LV, Montoya J, Kerndt P. International Journal of STDs & AIDS. 2007;18(2):93-97.

Healthy Penis: San Francisco’s Social Marketing Campaign to Increase Syphilis Testing Among Gay and Bisexual Men.

Ahrens K, Kent CK, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, McCright J, Kerndt P, Klausner J. PLoS Medicine. 2006;12: e474.

Circuit Parties: Sexual Behaviors and Disclosure Practices at the White Party, Palm Springs, California, 2003.


Patel P, Taylor M, Montoya JA, Hamburger ME, Kerndt P, Holmberg SD. AIDS Care. 2006;18(8):1046-1049.

Social Marketing Campaign Significantly Associated With Increases in Syphilis Testing Among Gay and Bisexual Men in San Francisco.


Montoya JA, Kent C, Rotblatt H, Kerndt P, Klausner J. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2005;32(7):395-399.

related presentations

Taking Care of Me, Educating and Empowering Persons Living with HIV.

Neumann M, Plant A, Margolis A, Borkowf C. Video screened at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 4-8, 2017; Atlanta, GA.

Providing Inclusive Care for LGBTQ Patients at School-Based Health Centers: An Evaluation of Clinical Staff Trainings, Los Angeles, 2016.

Roush S, Uysal J, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; November 4-8, 2017; Atlanta, GA.

PrEP Awareness, Attitudes and Uptake Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in California.

Pulsipher C, Holloway IW, Gildner J, Beougher S, Curtis P, Plant A, Montoya J, Leibowitz A. Presented at: AIDS 2016 – International AIDS Conference; July 18-22, 2016; Durban, South Africa.

Online Sexual Solicitation and Partner Seeking in Relation to Sex Risk Behavior Among Adolescents.

Winetrobe H, Rice E, Holloway I, Montoya JA, Plant A, Kordic T. Presented at: 140th American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting; October 27-31, 2012; San Francisco, CA.

Grindr and Other Geosocial Networking Applications: Advent of a Novel, High-Risk Sexual Market Place.

Rudy E, Beymer M, Aynalem G, Rodriguez J, Plant A, Bolan R, Kerndt P. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 12-15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN.

Heads Up! Qualitative Findings from Focus Groups with Transgenders to Inform Development of a Home HIV/STD Testing Program.

Copeland J, Rotblatt H, Plant A, Montoya JA, & Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 12-15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN.

Check Yourself: Community Response to a Syphilis Social Marketing Campaign for Men Who Have Sex with Men.

Plant A, Rotblatt H, Montoya J, O’Leary C, Kerndt P. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 8-11, 2010; Atlanta, GA.

Testing Behavior and Perceived Risk for Syphilis in a Time-Space Sample of Men Who Have Sex with Men.

Plant A, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, O’Leary CM, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.

How Men Who Have Sex with Men Conceptualize and Manage Their Risk of Contracting Syphilis: Results from Qualitative Research.

O’Leary CM, Plant A, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Using Choice-Based Conjoint Exercise to Assess Self-Reported Serosorting Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Cruising the Internet for Sex.

Montoya JA, Plant A, Rotblatt H, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; March 10-13, 2008; Chicago, IL.

Evaluation of “Stop the Sores”: A Successful Social Marketing Campaign for Syphilis Elimination Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, Los Angeles County, 2004.

Plant A, Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, Kent CK, Mall K, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; May 8-10, 2006; Jacksonville, FL.

Pilot Segmentation of Gay and Bisexual Men in Los Angeles: Sexual Practice Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs.

Montoya JA, Rotblatt H, Kent C, Plant A, Javanbakht M, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; May 8-10, 2006; Jacksonville, FL.

Choice-Based Conjoint: A New Methodological Approach to Assess Sexual Practices and Decision Making Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Cruising the Internet for Sex.

Montoya JA, Plant A, Kerndt PR. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; May 8-10, 2006; Jacksonville, FL.

Evaluation of Healthy Penis 2004.

Ahrens K, Kent CK, McCright J, Montoya JA, Plant A, Klausner JD. Presented at: National STD Prevention Conference; May 8-10, 2006; Jacksonville, FL.