Projects

There are multiple ongoing projects in the SASH Lab (please contact Dr. Holland for more information about datasets and papers in progress: kholland4@unl.edu).

Two upcoming projects include:

Student Support Seeking Study: A longitudinal, mixed-method study that will include recruiting, surveying, and interviewing LGBTQ and straight undergraduate students who have had unwanted sexual experiences. Some central questions driving this research are: What supports are these students seeking? What barriers prevent them from using formal supports and services (i.e., counseling, healthcare, victim advocacy)? How do those barriers change over time? What are the consequences of these service barriers for students’ mental and physical health? Are there unique barriers and consequences for LGBTQ students, and how can formal supports best reach and serve this student population?

Menstruation, Bodies, and Sexual Health Study: A cross-sectional survey of emerging adult women. Some central questions driving this research are: What are the relationships among young women’s attitudes about menstruation and their body? How do attitudes about menstruation and their body relate to women’s comfort communicating and advocating with sexual partners, and sexual health outcomes (e.g., satisfaction with sexual activity, unwanted consensual sexual activity)? How do these attitudes relate to women’s comfort communicating and advocating with healthcare providers, and sexual health outcomes (e.g., satisfaction with providers, accessing preventative care)?