Postdoctoral Fellow in Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Evaluation

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 ▶︎

Data Assistant Associate

Job Summary:

Data Assistant Associate, collects, reviews, verifies, validates, codes and inputs data into a computer processing system; audits output data.  Identifies and resolves production related errors.  Maintains and revises procedural lists, control records and coding schemes to process source data.

Project Description:

The goal of this project is to use data collected within a series of three new ongoing evaluation projects in partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health, to provide comprehensive evaluation support and quality management services for community-based organizations overseeing HIV prevention and care initiatives. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT CARES Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals


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 ▶︎

Dr. Gregory Phillips II Appointed Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation

Dr. Gregory Phillips II has been appointed as an associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation.

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 Participating in NIDA’s Summer Research Internship Program (Apply by 2/11)

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 Attends LGBTQ Cultural Competency Summit

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 ▶︎

Dr. Lauren Beach Appointed Associate Director of EDIT Program

Dr. Lauren Beach, ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently appointed to be the new associate director of the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program. A dedicated scholar and activist, Dr. Beach will play a critical role in continuing to grow the EDIT program’s capacity and reach, particularly around bisexual health, chronic health disparities among the SGM community, and monitoring and evaluation in clinic settings. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Lauren Beach’s Diabetes Research Receives Top Altmetric Score

Dr. Lauren Beach, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, recently published a paper finding that lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese, and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth. This paper received the number one altmetric score, which is a high level score for the quantity and quality of online attention, for the journal Pediatric Diabetes. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Program Releases Community Spotlight Podcast with David Jay

ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program recently released the third episode of their Community Spotlight Podcast. This podcast features a series of conversations with advocates, health educators, and researchers highlighting the importance of community engagement in improving the health and wellbeing of SGM individuals.

The guest for their third episode was David Jay, founder of the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)Continue Reading ▶︎