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 ▶︎
Ensures the effective, compliant, & efficient daily management of research operational, financial, & business functions in support of the business area’s mission & in coordination with program administrator and central offices such as OSR, ASRSP, HR, Budget, Facilities, & IT. Provides support in reviewing & recommending policy & procedure designed to enhance operational excellence of a program in order to ensure success. Continue Reading ▶︎
We are delighted to announce that Erique Zhang has been named the recipient of the 2020 Graduate Fellow Research Award! ISGMH established the Graduate Fellow Research Award in 2017 to provide opportunities for high-level research and training for the next generation of sexual and gender minority (SGM) scholars.
Erique Zhang (they/them) is a Ph.D. Continue Reading ▶︎
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 ▶︎
The HR Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for hiring, onboarding, training, and other HR initiatives such as employee appreciation, satisfaction/retention, and the internship program.
Provides management for an education, research &/or operations program/project, recommending goals, assessing feasibility and ongoing performance & providing day-to-day oversight of administrative & operational functions. Continue Reading ▶︎
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, 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 ▶︎
The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) seeks a postdoc to be involved in several new projects within the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program. The postdoc will receive mentorship and training opportunities on a number of local, community-embedded evaluation projects (the Evaluation Center) funded by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), and led by EDIT Director Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎