Xiang (Justin) Cai is a rising senior at Boston University studying Psychology. As a SHARP scholar, Justin worked closely with Dr Erin Wilson and Sean Arayasirikul. He designed and conducted a qualitative study to explore limitations of Respondent Driven Sampling in recruiting trans*female youths to the SHINE Study. In addition, Justin assisted Dr Galindo to conduct focus groups to explore resiliency factors among trans-Latina participants in the SHINE Study.
After SHARP, Justin will apply to Ph.D programs in Clinical Psychology and MSPH programs during his senior year. He will also conduct an independent research project discovering predictors of mental health disparities among Asian Pacific Islander men who have sex with men.