Data Assistant (Network Canvas)

Job Summary:

The Data Assistant ensures submission and maintenance of accurate, timely, complete and reliable data and reports by implementing data management and quality assurance procedures.  Provides feedback to customers and clients regarding systematic data errors or problems.  Documents revisions in codebooks and manuals.

Program Description:

The Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance Program (EDIT), housed in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), is directed by Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

Lauren Beach Receives R01 Grant on Cardiovascular Health in SGM Populations

A new R01 grant from the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) was awarded to Lauren Beach, Ph.D., J.D., faculty member at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) and in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Feinberg School of Medicine. Beach also serves as Associate Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program at ISGMH. Continue Reading ▶︎

Birkett and Phillips Awarded Grant to Help Strengthen HIV Partner Services

After an individual is diagnosed with HIV or other STI, can an interactive digital tool improve the accuracy of identifying who else may have been exposed and the speed of testing and linking those people to care? It’s a question that researchers at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) want to help answer. Continue Reading ▶︎

Public Health Priorities for LGBTQ+ Equity During COVID-19 and Beyond

We sat down with the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program Director Gregory Phillips II, Ph.D.; EDIT Associate Director Lauren Beach, J.D., Ph.D.; and Research Project Coordinator Dylan Felt, B.A., M.P.H. student, to discuss their new editorial in LGBT Health. The article lays out priorities for research, data collection, clinician training, disaster preparedness, and advocacy to support LGBTQ+ health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading ▶︎

Postdoctoral Fellow in LGBTQ Public Health and HIV

The Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is currently looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in LGBTQ Public Health and HIV.

  • The postdoc will support implementation of community-embedded evaluation, quality management, and strategic planning initiatives in Chicago.
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Gregory Phillips II Publishes New Paper Highlighting the Role of Messaging and Prevention Campaigns in HIV Prevention

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 ▶︎

EDIT Announces Black and Pink as the Recipient of the 2019 EDIT CARES Award

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 Named Co-Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s LGBT Issues Topical Interest Group

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 Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services Request for Proposals

Description:

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 ▶︎