In his work, Alan strives to improve mental health, prevention and support services for members of ethno-racial communities infected and affected by HIV. His research focuses on issues facing ethno-racial communities, particularly issues related to men who have sex with men (MSM), immigrant and refugee communities, and the greater involvement of people with AIDS (GIPA).
Alan helped guide the work of the 2009 Ethno-racial MSM Think Tank, which was organized to address the issue of underrepresented MSMs in research and program development. He was also a lead investigator on the following OHTN-funded grants including:
- Improving the Capacity of the HIV Sector to Respond to Ethno-Racial MSM: Tapping Front-Line Expertise and Wisdom (2007)
- Global Village Evaluation Study (2006)
- The Immigrant and Refugee PHA Think Tank (2006)
- Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Immigrant and Refugee PHAs (2005)