Research

We believe in the systematic process of investigation that leads to new knowledge, discovery, and innovation in the field of men's health.

Our transdisciplinary, mixed-methods research is primarily in the health, behavioral, and social sciences, but our diversity in topics is directed by the need in communities and the research interests of our Fellows.

Our purpose is to reduce the gender health disparity and the health inequities experienced by males. We recognize that this can only be achieved through collaborative work with other like-minded individuals and organizations. 

If you are interested in collaborating on a research or grant writing project, please contact our Chairman, Dr. Michael J. Rovito, at mrovito@MHInitiative.org.

 

Some examples of research topics we pursue include:

  • Testicular self-examination and testicular cancer
  • 'Normative content' and health inequity enculturation
  • Equitable access to care
  • Masculinity redefined and positive masculinity
  • Phenomenological approaches to understanding male behaviors
  • Personality typologies
  • Faith and masculinity
  • Family health
  • Adolescent and young adults