Michelle Birkett, PhD Promoted to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track

ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Michelle Birkett has been promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track! Dr. Birkett is the director of ISGMH’s CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities program.

Dr. Birkett’s research uses network and quantitative methodologies to understand the social contextual influence of stigma on the health and wellbeing of marginalized populations, and in particular, sexual and gender minority youth. Continue Reading ▶︎

Gregory Phillips II, PhD Promoted to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track

ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Gregory Phillips II has been promoted from Research Assistant Professor to Assistant Professor on the Tenure-Eligible Investigator Faculty Career Track! Dr. Phillips is the director of ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program.

Dr. Phillips’ research focuses on understanding social-, sexual-, and network-level factors that drive the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly among young MSM and Black MSM. Continue Reading ▶︎

Join us for the 5th annual National LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice

This exciting National LGBTQ Health Conference:

  • Brings together scientists, health professionals, and providers to improve the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer populations
  • Includes access to a Professional Development Institute included in your registration fee!
  • Offers continuing education units to Illinois psychologists and licensed mental health providers

Event Information:

April 28-30, 2017

Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile

Chicago, IL

 

Keynote Speakers Include:

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Dr. Francesca Gaiba Publishes Op-Ed on LGBTQ Youth and Family Support

Dr. Francesca Gaiba was published recently speaking to the importance of family support throughout the LGBTQ coming out journey.  In the Rewire article, Gaiba shares insight from coming out narratives in LGBTQ communities and emphasizes the lasting impact one’s coming out story can have.  

Citing findings from a recent study conducted by Elizabeth McConnell and Drs. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Judy Moskowitz Elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

ISGMH is proud to share that Judy Moskowitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of Medical Social Sciences, director of Research at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and ISGMH affiliate faculty member has been elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR).

Dr. Moskowitz is the principal investigator of several NIH-funded trials of an intervention designed to increase positive emotion and improve psychological and physical well-being in people experiencing various types of life stress. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Francesca Gaiba Op-Ed Discusses Bisexual Health Disparities

Francesca Gaiba, Ph.D., associate director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing and research associate professor of Medical Social Sciences, recently published an op-ed on Role Reboot highlighting how prejudice and discrimination aimed at bisexuals can lead to harmful health disparities. Citing research conducted by ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Featured in Article about Transgender Youth

Health.com, in collaboration with American Academy of Pediatrics recently published an informative article outlining 5 important facts about transgender youth that highlighted the work of Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., director of ISGMH and tenured professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology at Northwestern University.

A study conducted by Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

Francesca Gaiba Publishes Op-Ed on Transgender Identities in a Binary Society

Francesca Gaiba, PhD, research associate professor of Medical Social Sciences; associate director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University; and a Public Voices Fellow through The OpEd Project was recently published in Medium speaking about gender binaries.  

Dr. Gaiba notes, “The reason we insist on binary definitions for gender answer is likely political-ideological, rather than strictly chromosome-XX-XY biological.”  Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Moves to New Space

We are proud to announce that due to ISGMH’s incredible growth over the past year, we have moved to a new floor! ISGMH is happy to now call the 14th floor of 625 N. Michigan Ave home. Our new space is complete with beautiful offices, multiple gender neutral restrooms, and a new open event space that we can’t wait to share with our colleagues and supporters. Continue Reading ▶︎