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 ▶︎
Director of ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) research program, Dr. Gregory Phillips II, has published the paper “The Role of Messaging and Prevention Advocacy in PrEP Attitudes, Perceptions, and Uptake Among YMSM and Transgender Women” in The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). The paper’s co-authors include: EDIT team members Dylan Felt and David McCuskey; two former EDIT employees, Anand Raman and Peter Lindeman; Christina Hayford from the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research; Jim Pickett from AIDS Foundation of Chicago; and ISGMH Director Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎
The Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Director, Dr. Gregory Phillips II, has received two new awards from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to extend his evaluation work in partnership with the City of Chicago.
As part of a new contract with CDPH established through these awards, Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎
The Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) research program is thrilled to announce the recipient of this year’s Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services: Black and Pink!
Black and Pink is a national organization seeking to bring about prison abolition and liberation for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals who are impacted by incarceration or who are living with HIV/AIDS. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Gregory Phillips II, Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) research program, has been officially elected Co-Chair of the LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group (TIG) for the American Evaluation Association (AEA).
Dr. Phillips is an established leader in LGBTQ+ Evaluation methodology and practice. His work has earned him recognition as the sole Affiliate Researcher of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) with an LGBTQ+ focus. Continue Reading ▶︎
EDIT CARES is an annual award designed to support organizations and individuals serving the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community in innovative ways. Evaluation, data management, and technical assistance services can be costly, so we want to support your work by offering to provide these services to you free of charge, by funding up to $5,000 worth of EDIT staff time to work directly with you. Continue Reading ▶︎
ISGMH is proud to announce that Dr. Lauren B. Beach has been promoted from Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Beach, whose primary faculty appointment is within the Department of Medical Social Sciences, also now joins the core faculty of ISGMH. In addition to her new faculty role, Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎
In this role as a member of the journal’s editorial board, Dr. Phillips will help shape emerging discussions in the field of evaluation. In addition to this new leadership position, Dr. Phillips currently serves as the Program Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group as well as a member of the LGBT Topical Interest Group. Continue Reading ▶︎
Network Canvas is one of the research projects participating in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Summer Research Internship Program. This program introduces undergraduate students to the field of drug abuse and addiction research through paid internship placements across the country. The internship program is open to all undergraduate applicants, but places priority on recruiting students who are part of groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences. Continue Reading ▶︎
Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, recently attended the first National LGBTQ Cultural Competency Summit. The Summit was hosted in Washington, DC from October 5-6, 2018 and organized by Whitman-Walker Health and the National LGBT Cancer Network.
Dr. Beach was personally invited to the Summit due to her expertise in designing curriculum for and delivering LGBTQ cultural competency trainings to diverse healthcare providers. Continue Reading ▶︎