The 2017 National LGBTQ Health Conference was recently featured in a Windy City Times article. Author Matt Simonette summarizes keynote speaker Dr. Ilan Meyer’s remarks regarding minority health disparity models as well as Dr. Karen Parker’s overview of federal sexual and gender minority health research.
Over 250 scientists, public health professionals, students, and healthcare providers braved the rain for the 5th Annual National LGBTQ Health Conference. With the goal of creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners and fostering professional development and networking opportunities, the conference focused on six themes, namely HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescent Health, Violence and Trauma, Suicide and Mental Health, and Intersections of Race/Ethnicity and LGBTQ Health. Continue Reading ▶︎
SGM youth HIV prevention research conducted by Drs. Brian Mustanski and Kathryn Macapagal et al. was recently featured in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities quarterly newsletter. In the article, Dr. Mustanski spoke of parental permission for youth research participation as being a barrier facing important HIV research today. Continue Reading ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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
April 28-30, 2017
Keynote Speakers Include:
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.
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 ▶︎