Minnesota Youth Sex Trading (MYST) Project

The Minnesota Youth Sex Trading (MYST) project uses actionable research to identify prevention opportunities, guide systems change, and promote wellness among youth. The project is a collaborative of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Minnesota working in partnership with non-profits, government entities, and people with lived experience. For more than 15 years, members of the MYST team have translated research findings into tangible actions for policy and program development. Our longstanding partners in the field use our data to inform their programming, shift public opinion, implement improvements in service delivery and policy, and help youth transform lives.

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Meet the University of Minnesota MYST team

Lauren Martin, PhD
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Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Barbara J. McMorris, PhD
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Associate professor
School of Nursing

Nic Rider, Ph.D.
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Assistant professor
Medical School

Katie Johnston-Goodstar
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Associate professor
School of Social Work

Camille Brown PhD
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Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Montana Filoteo
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Virtual Engagement Lead
School of Nursing

Emily Singerhouse
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@theMYSTProject
Co-founder
MNCASA

Teo Crespo-Carrión
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Digital Marketing Consultant