“Effects of Parental Monitoring and Knowledge on Substance Use and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men: Results from Three Studies” published in AIDS and Behavior

Dr. Brian Mustanski, Greg Swann, and Dr. Michael Newcomb were recently published in AIDS and Behavior.

The article pulled from the ChiGuys, Crew 450, and RADAR studies to examine the relationship between positive parenting practices and substance use and HIV risk behaviors among young men who have sex with men (YMSM).  Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski and Queer Sex Ed Project Featured in Family Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth Article

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing; Tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology at Northwestern was recently featured in an article from Family Youth Services Bureau’s National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth addressing sexual health disparities in transgender and gender nonconforming youth. 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. Michael Newcomb Receives R01 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to Study Couples-Based HIV Prevention in Young Men

Dr. Michael Newcomb, Associate Director for Scientific Development at ISGMH and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, has been awarded an R01 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study HIV prevention with young male couples. The five-year study, “Efficacy of Couples-Based HIV Prevention in Vulnerable Young Men” will be a randomized controlled trial of the 2GETHER program, an innovative couples-based intervention for young same-sex male couples that was developed through formative research. Continue Reading ▶︎

Windy City Times Article with Dr. Mustanski Highlights State of LGBT Health Research

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and Karen Parker, Ph.D., director of the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office at the National Institutes of Health, sat down with Windy City Times to discuss the state of LGBT health research during Dr. Parker’s recent visit to Northwestern University. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Awarded $9.3 Million in NIH Funding for eHealth HIV Prevention Project

Dr. Brian Mustanski, Tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology at Northwestern University; Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing; and Co-Director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, has been awarded $9.3 million from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to for an innovative study of eHealth interventions to prevent HIV among adolescent men who have sex with men (AMSM). Continue Reading ▶︎