Drs. Michelle Birkett and Gregory Phillips II Guest Editors for Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Drs. Michelle Birkett and Gregory Phillips II have been nominated as guest editors to organize a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The special issue is titled “Breakthroughs in LGBT Health Research” and will focus particularly on innovative methods, measurement, or data analyses, the use of nationally representative data, transgender populations, and factors related to resiliency or intersectionality. Continue Reading ▶︎

YRBS R01 Featured in the Huffington Post

The YRBS R01, a project in ISGMH’s EDIT program utilizing YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey) data to assess alcohol use disparities among young sexual minority populations, was featured in the Huffington Post. The Huffington Post article highlights important recent LGBTQ wellness stories and cites results from a YRBS R01 publication indicating high school students identifying as bisexual or reporting having partners of multiple sexes were up to twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to engage in alcohol use.   Continue Reading ▶︎

Northwestern Evaluators Welcome American Evaluation Association President and Form New Collaborative

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, evaluators from across Northwestern gathered to welcome American Evaluation Association (AEA) President Dr. Kathryn Newcomer to the university. Organized by the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program, the Center for Community Health (CCH) and the Department of Preventive Medicine, reception attendees represented more than 10 Northwestern departments and programs, and included many community partners such as the Chicago Department of Public Health. 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 ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Speaks at Northwestern Faculty Affairs Symposium

Gregory Phillips II, Ph.D., Director of Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in ISGMH and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University spoke today at the Northwestern Faculty Affairs Symposium, an event designed to allow faculty affair colleagues, administrators, faculty members, and university leaders to explore topics related to diversity, inclusion, and supporting faculty. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. George Greene, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and Lurie Children’s Hospital Awarded Funding for CURE HIV Project

George Greene, Ph.D., associate director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and research assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern, and Amy K. Johnson, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Ann and Robert H. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. George Greene and the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project Awarded Funding for Community-Academic Partnership

Dr. George Greene, associate director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and research assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern, and the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project (CWAP) were recently awarded a Community Collaborative Award through the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research to establish their community-academic partnership. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH: Expanding the Scope of SGM Research

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is committed to researching and understanding more about sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, especially those who are underrepresented in research. While ISGMH has long been—and continues to be—a leader in HIV research among men who have sex with men (MSM), the Institute’s research now encompasses other SGM groups and health and wellness concerns. Continue Reading ▶︎

HIV Prevention Research by Drs. Mustanski and Phillips Featured in Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research News

Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research (IPR) recently highlighted an article published in AIDS and Behavior by researchers including Gregory Phillips II, Ph.D., Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in the Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and principal investigator Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health. Continue Reading ▶︎