Welcome to the SHINE Study!

The SHINE Study is the first longitudinal study of trans*female youth ages 16-24 in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the first time in history, over 300 SHINE'ers in the San Francisco Bay Area have shared their experiences with us in this groundbreaking effort to inform society, science and policy makers about the ways in which risk and resilience is constructed! Though we are not currently looking for new SHINE participants, we would love to keep in touch and keep YOU in the loop as we publish or present findings in this next chapter.

Please check out conference abstracts, scientific articles, presentations and other SHINE findings by clicking on the "our findings" tab above. 

If you are a part of the SHINE Study, you can ALWAYS contact us to see if you have a survey or interview scheduled soon. 

You can always contact Sean Shine at (415) 622-6371 or on Facebook. You can also contact the SHINE Study line at (415) 622-6370 or visit our Facebook Fan Page

We want to keep in touch with you! 


Bookmark our website as new publications, updates and news comes out in the following months!!! If you would like more information, we encourage you to send us a message at seanshinestudy@gmail.com.