Our Projects

Promoting the Health of Our LGBTQI Elders

We are dedicated to LGBTQIA+ inclusion in research on aging

Rainbows of Aging is a team of public health researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas dedicated to learning about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ elders and promoting representation of the community in research. Learn more about our active research studies related to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, and affordable housing below.

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Our Active Research Studies

Stonewall Generations study

The Stonewall Generations study is seeking both LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ aged 50+ to particiated in research focused on identifying risk and protective factors associated with cognitive impairment among LGBTQIA+ older adults.

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PRIDE Parkinson’s Research

The Parkinson’s Research with Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (PRIDE) study is seeking LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ people living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers to participate in research on their health and support needs.

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RISE Research Registry

The Research Inclusion Supports Equity (RISE) registry is a federally-funded project to connect people with LGBTQIA+ friendly dementia-related resources and research opportunities.

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State of LGBTQ Aging (SOLA) Study

In partnership with Sage USA, we are exploring the health-related experiences of LGBTQIA+ older adults across the United States. The SOLA study will be open to LGBTQIA+ adults age 50 and older.

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Building HOUSE Study

The Building Healthy Outcomes Using a Supportive Environment (HOUSE) study examines the health impact of providing affordable housing in communities designed for LGBTQIA+ older adults, and has launched in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

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Pride Cares Caregiving Study

The Pride Cares study aims to enhance understanding of experiences, roles, and dynamics for LGBTQIA+ dementia caregivers, and will be open to LGBTQIA+ adults who are caregivers to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

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