• 429 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Research interests

Dr. Hubach is the Director of the Sexual Health Research Lab at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Associate Professor of Rural Health at Oklahoma State University—Center for Health Sciences.  As a behavioral scientist and public health researcher, he has gained a practical understanding of the challenges associated with the delivery of public health programs that are scientifically sound and responsive to the needs of diverse communities. Dr. Hubach’s research interests include using community engaged principles to address sexuality-related health disparities, sexual behavior, LGBT population health, and HIV/AIDS within urban and rural communities.

Research Opportunities with Dr. Hubach

Research Area: Public Health

Project Title: Rural Health and Sexual Health

Project Description: The Sexual Health Research Lab at OSU-CHS actively engages students within our current projects, while providing them research mentorship. Currently, the following projects have openings for students to participate:

  1. NIH-funded COVID Rapid Response Project: Interviews will be conducted with active substance users in rural Oklahoma regarding their use, risk behavior, and hard reduction opportunities in an era of COVID. Students will able to assist with qualitative data analysis, literature reviews, and manuscript development.
  2. Oklahoma Adult Prevention Needs Assessment: Substance use and mental health data has been collected from 3,400 Oklahomans to assess public health prevention opportunities. Students will be able to assist with qualitative and quantitative data analysis, manuscript development, and development of reports to be disseminated to the funder, stakeholders, and community organizations.
  3. OCAST-funded HIV and STI Prevention Program: This program engages men, 18-15 years of age in rural Oklahoma, in an HIV/STI intervention where we seek to: 1) Evaluate the acceptability, uptake, and barriers to: 1) HIV and STI self-sampling in asymptomatic non-routine testers and 2) using telehealth visits to counsel and treat those who test positive for an STI and/or HIV; and 3) Pilot the effectiveness of a mHealth HIV and STI prevention intervention when adapted for and delivered to rural emergent adults. Students will be able to do assist with data collection, data cleaning, and preliminary data analysis.

Currently Seeking Students: Yes

Time Commitment: 5+ hours per week

Possible Coauthorship: Yes

Compensation: Unpaid

Location: OSU-CHS and online

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Research Output

  • 429 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 47 Article
  • 2 Editorial
  • 1 Poster
  • 1 Letter

Assessing determinants of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence among a sample of rural Midwestern men who have sex with men (MSM)

Owens, C., Hubach, R. D., Lester, J. N., Williams, D., Voorheis, E., Reece, M. & Dodge, B., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Differences in US COVID-19 case rates and case fatality rates across the urban-rural continuum

    Pro, G., Hubach, R., Wheeler, D., Camplain, R., Haberstroh, S., Giano, Z., Camplain, C. & Baldwin, J. A., 1 Aug 2020, In : Rural and remote health. 20, 3, p. 6074 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Open Access

    Exploring the pre-exposure prophylaxis (Prep) health care experiences among men who have sex with men (msm) who live in rural areas of the midwest

    Owens, C., Hubach, R. D., Williams, D., Lester, J., Reece, M. & Dodge, B., 2020, In : AIDS Education and Prevention. 32, 1, p. 51-66 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    Facilitators and Barriers of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Uptake Among Rural Men who have Sex with Men Living in the Midwestern U.S.

    Owens, C., Hubach, R. D., Williams, D., Voorheis, E., Lester, J., Reece, M. & Dodge, B., 1 Aug 2020, In : Archives of Sexual Behavior. 49, 6, p. 2179-2191 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations