Research Study Assistant

Job Summary

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking applicants for a Research Study Assistant.

Performs biomedical &/or social-behavioral research by administering tests &/or questionnaires following protocols; collecting, compiling, tabulating &/or processing responses; gathering information; &/or assisting in the preparation of material for inclusion in reports. Continue Reading ▶︎

Brian Mustanski Presents at NIH’s Inaugural Sexual and Gender Minority Scientific Webinar Series

ISGMH Director Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., presented the inaugural Scientific Webinar Series session hosted by the NIH’s Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) on June 30. The presentation focused on health equity for sexual and gender minority (SGM) young people. Mustanski also spoke about how he became interested in SGM health research, his experiences as an early career researcher, and the work ISGMH conducts today. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dennis Li Leads Webinar on Implementation Strategies

Last month, ISGMH faculty member and assistant professor Dennis Li, Ph.D., led a webinar on implementation strategies with Patrick Sullivan, M.D., of Emory University as part of the Implementation Science Consultation, Coordination and Collaboration Initiative (ISC3I). Geared toward project teams supported by ISC3I, the webinar may also be of interest to anyone designing and executing implementation research, especially in the field of HIV research. Continue Reading ▶︎

Parents are a Significant Barrier to Adolescent Male PrEP Use

David Moskowitz, Ph.D., an Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) faculty member and director of the SMART Project, recently co-authored the paper “What If My Dad Finds Out!?: Assessing Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men’s Perceptions About Parents as Barriers to PrEP Uptake.”  The paper explores adolescents’ perceptions of PrEP, their barriers to accessing the HIV prevention medication, and their challenges talking about PrEP with parents. Continue Reading ▶︎

Research Data Analyst Associate

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Utilizes multiple quantitative and qualitative datasets from a variety of sources and interprets results using various techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining. Assists in the design, development and implementation of business solutions partnering with clients to identify analytical requirements. Compiles reports, charts, and tables based on established statistical methods.

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Michelle Birkett Awarded Grant to Use Simulation to Understand Health Disparities

A new R01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) was awarded to Michelle Birkett, Ph.D., of Northwestern University. Birkett is an Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) faculty member and director of the Institute’s CONNECT Complex Systems and Health Disparities Research Program. Continue Reading ▶︎

Brian Feinstein on Nuance and Resilience in Bisexual Male Youth Health Research

Brian Feinstein, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). Feinstein’s research focuses on understanding and reducing the health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority populations, especially bisexual and other non-monosexual individuals. He is currently the principal investigator on the Bi+ Youth Project at ISGMH. Continue Reading ▶︎

Former ISGMH Research Fellow Liz McConnell Wins Dissertation Award

Liz McConnell, Ph.D., who completed a research fellowship with ISGMH in 2018, was awarded the Emory L. Cowen Dissertation Award for the Promotion of Wellness by the Society for Community Research and Action, a division of the American Psychological Association.

In her dissertation, “Race-Related Social Contextual Factors, Substance Use, and HIV Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chicago,” McConnell sought to increase understanding of the many drivers responsible for the disproportionate impact of HIV among Black young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Continue Reading ▶︎

Christina Dyar on the Importance of Intersectional Approaches to Bisexual Health

Christina Dyar, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). Dyar’s research focuses on understanding and reducing health disparities affecting sexual and gender minority populations, especially sexual minority women and bisexual individuals. In this Q&A, Dyar discusses the limited amount of research on bisexual health, how stigma impacts health, and the importance of utilizing intersectional research approaches to evaluate bi+ health. Continue Reading ▶︎