The UW-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) has awarded almost $250,000 for a new research project to Assistant Professor LB Klein (co-investigator) and colleagues. The project aims to address barriers to care for sexual violence survivors of color, LGBTQ+ survivors, survivors living in poverty, and people with multiple minoritized identities.
The project, “A Mixed-Methods, Multi-Stakeholder Study to Understand and Improve Access to Post-Sexual Assault Care for Survivors of Color, LGBTQ+ Survivors, and/or Survivors Living in Poverty,” may help improve and increase access to care and inform policy recommendations.
The researchers will use in-depth interviews and focus groups with survivors of sexual assault, as well as input from nurses, social workers, advocates and advocacy organizations about barriers to seeking post-assault care hope to better understand the perspective of survivors.
The Increasing Social and Economic Inclusion (ISEI) initiative is funded by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
Dr. Klein’s research focuses on gender-based violence (GBV; e.g., sexual assault/harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and anti-queer/trans harassment) prevention, survivor advocacy, and LGBTQ+ health.