Kystal Madkins

Kystal Madkins

Kystal Madkins

Krystal Madkins received her B.A. in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College and her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health. She has worked for 5 years as a Research Project Coordinator for eHealth programs at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing.

She began working as the Project Coordinator for the community service implementation of the online HIV prevention intervention, Keep It Up! (KIU!), and was promoted to coordinate the multisite randomized control trial (RCT) of KIU! Since the completion of the trial, she has been involved in dissemination of study findings.

In addition to KIU!, Krystal has also worked as Project Coordinator for a text message based intervention program, txt2protect, which aims to increase rates of HPV vaccination among young sexual minority men.

Her research interests are in health disparities and STI prevention in overlooked populations.

Presentation: Assessing the Viability of Self-Collected Urethral and Rectal Samples for Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing in an Online HIV Prevention Intervention for Young Sexual Minority Men
Day: Thursday
Time: Breakout Session 2
Where: Monroe

Objectives:
1. List the differences by demographics and HIV/STI risk behaviors in the return rate of STI test kits.
2. Describe the prevalence of urethral and rectal STIs (chlamydia and gonorrhea) among young sexual minority men.