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Research is how we find new, innovative ways to preserve your health and promote the health of our community. Trillium Health is proud to partner with many community organizations that conduct research in Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Check out the studies below to learn more!

If you have questions about a particular study, please contact the organization conducting the research. For general questions about partnering with Trillium Health for research opportunities, please contact Shealynn Hilliard at

Latino/a Smokers Living With HIV Study

If you are Hispanic or Latino/a, at least 21 years old, living with HIV, and currently smoke, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

Researchers at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute are looking for Latino/a smokers living with HIV to evaluate a text messaging program to quit smoking. Participants are asked to complete a 12-week texting program, in English or Spanish, to help them quit smoking. Compensation along with nicotine patches, gum, and/or lozenges are provided.

For more information, please contact the study team at or 585.353.0035.


Experiences of LGBTQ+ Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

If you are at least 18 years old, identify as LGBTQ+, live in New York State, and have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

Researchers from the Minority Stress and Trauma Lab at Syracuse University are looking to better understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals living in New York who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The survey includes questions about trauma exposure, help-seeking behaviors, and mental health. If you are interested in learning more, complete a brief (5 minute) online screening survey here.

For more information, please contact the Minority Stress and Trauma lab at