ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently elected president of the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR). The IASR’s mission is to promote sexuality research by convening scholars and disseminating research in their journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior. Dr. Mustanski will serve as IASR president-elect in 2018 and IASR president in 2019. Continue Reading ▶︎
Several ISGMH faculty and postdoctoral research fellows recently presented at an Out Network Lunch and Learn titled “New Faculty and Fellow LGBT Health Research at Northwestern.” Drs. Brian Feinstein, Ashley Kraus, Dennis Li, Kathryn Macapagal, and Ethan Morgan each gave individual presentations sharing their recent research with LGBT Northwestern faculty and staff. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Advisory Council advises the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, the NIH director, and the director of the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) on matters related to the NIMHD’s mission to ensure all populations have equal opportunity to lead healthy lives. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH faculty and staff members from the SMART Project, an online HIV prevention and sexual health promotion program for teens, recently visited San Juan, Puerto Rico to meet with colleagues from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and to attend San Juan Pride. This was the first San Juan Pride event since Hurricane Maria. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is seeking male models for a photo shoot to help promote the IMPACT program’s 2GETHER and SMART research studies on same sex couples. Males between the ages of 18-30, of all looks and body types, are eligible. Each model will receive $75 in compensation.
Gay, bi or queer men of color are highly encouraged to audition. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Jeremy Birnholtz joined ISGMH on April 10th to present the first lecture in the Social Media Working Group (SMWG) lecture series.
In his talk titled “Remember When Nobody Knew You Were a Dog? Anonymity, Identity and Location in Online Social Environments,” Dr. Birnholtz discussed his past and present work regarding identity and social media. Continue Reading ▶︎
On April 11th, Dr. Kathryn Macapagal will be speaking at Virginia Tarlow, M.D. Grand Rounds in the Northwestern Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She will present “Ethical issues in research and healthcare for sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth” which will incorporate insights from several ISGMH studies related to ethics and SGM youth research. Continue Reading ▶︎
On February 22, Drs. Kathryn Macapagal and Ashley Kraus presented a guest lecture for a Health and Social Media undergraduate class in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Their lecture discussed the use of social media to promote sexual health in sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth.
Their guest lecture was given as a part of ISGMH’s new Social Media Working Group (SMWG). Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce Dr. Brian Feinstein has been appointed as research assistant professor in the Institute! Dr. Feinstein started at ISGMH in 2015 as a postdoctoral research fellow.
In addition to his faculty appointment, Dr. Feinstein recently received a Career Development Award (K08) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Continue Reading ▶︎
A recent IMPACT publication on the potential protective factors of romantic relationships for gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents was recently highlighted by Northwestern Now and The Washington Post. The publication detailed findings from IMPACT’s Q2 study, the longest running longitudinal study of LGBT youth ever conducted. The publication showed that while romantic involvement served as a stress buffer for gay and lesbians, the opposite is true for bisexuals, who often face unique stressors in relationships. Continue Reading ▶︎