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 ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Named a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern


Gregory Phillips II, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing was recently named a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Quoted in Metro Weekly Article on Hookup Apps and STIs

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 was recently interviewed for a Metro Weekly piece by John Riley on the risks of STIs in relation to hookup apps. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. George Greene to Lead New PrEP Implementation Science Grant through the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

The National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded supplemental funding to the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (TCCFAR) to support the Chicago site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Project PrIDE through a project titled “PrEP Implementation Science Research to Inform an Integrated Public Health Model for Biomedical HIV Prevention in Chicago.” Richard D’Aquila, M.D., Director of TCCFAR, is the Principal Investigator, and Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

Third Coast CFAR Core Subsidy Grant to Study Meningitis Vaccination Uptake among MSM Awarded to Dr. Gregory Phillips II

Dr. Gregory Phillips II, 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, and Dr. Amy Johnson, Director of Research, Evaluation and Data Services at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) were awarded a core subsidy grant through the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) entitled “Diffusion of information in networks of MSM to increase awareness and acceptability of vaccination programs.”

Since 2015, a sustained outbreak of Serogroup C Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) has affected MSM in the Chicago area, with a total of 10 confirmed cases and 1 death. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. George Greene Awarded Funding from CDPH to Evaluate PrEP Implementation and Data to Care Services

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) awarded funding to Dr. George Greene, Associate Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program in ISGMH and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, to evaluate PrEP implementation and data to care services in Chicago. Continue Reading ▶︎

ARCC Seed Grant Awarded to Dr. Gregory Phillips, II of ISGMH and Alfredo Flores of CALOR for Their Community-Academic Partnership

Dr. Gregory Phillips, II, Director of Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) in ISGMH and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, and Alfredo Flores of CALOR have been awarded a seed grant for their project titled “Building and Enhancing Capacity for Conducting HIV Research with Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chicago through a Community-Academic Partnership.” The grant was one of six awarded through the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) to support the development and growth of community-engaged research partnerships. Continue Reading ▶︎