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 ▶︎

Dr. Dennis Li Selected to Participate in the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)

Dr. Dennis Li, an ISGMH postdoctoral research fellow, was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH). The TIDIRH is a training institute comprised of a cohort of junior and senior investigators interested in conducting dissemination and implementation health research. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Featured in Feinberg Breakthroughs Podcast

ISGMH director Dr. Brian Mustanski was recently a featured guest on the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Breakthroughs Podcast. The podcast highlighted ISGMH’s work to research and create interventions to improve SGM health and wellbeing. Dr. Mustanski discussed several ISGMH studies as well as the importance of ISGMH’s mission to expand innovate SGM research into new areas. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Program Releases Community Spotlight Podcast with Heather Corinna

ISGMH’s Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program recently released the second 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 second episode was Heather Corinna, the founder and executive director of Scarleteen, a queer-led independent, grassroots sexuality and relationships education and support organization and website. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Brian Mustanski Elected President of the International Academy of Sex Researchers

ISGMH director, Dr. Brian Mustanski, was recently elected president of the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR). The IASR’s mission is to promote sexuality research by convening scholars and disseminating research in their journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior. Dr. Mustanski will serve as IASR president-elect in 2018 and IASR president in 2019. Continue Reading ▶︎

EDIT Releases Call for Proposals: Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services (EDIT CARES)

ISGMH’s EDIT program just released a call for proposals for the Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services (EDIT CARES).

Individuals and organizations serving the sexual and gender minority community are encouraged to apply. The EDIT program will support the EDIT CARES awardee in a variety of ways, including conducting program evaluations, creating and administering surveys, managing and analyzing existing data, or providing other forms of technical assistance. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Study Finds that Diabetes Risk Is Higher Among LGBQ Teens than Heterosexual Teens

A new  study by Dr. Lauren Beach, a postdoctoral fellow at ISGMH, has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) youth are more likely than heterosexual youth are to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese, and engage in sedentary activities. The study, which was published by the journal Pediatric Diabetes, examines how minority stress experienced by LGBQ youth can contribute to stress-linked coping behaviors that lead to poor physical health. Continue Reading ▶︎

How Do Gay and Bisexual Men Feel about Their Privacy When Using Apps? Not Great.

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing Press Release

Authors: 

Dr. H. Jonathon Rendina (hrendina@hunter.cuny.edu)
Dr. Brian Mustanski (brian@northwestern.edu)

Media Contact: Zaina Awad (zaina.awad@northwestern.edu)

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Facebook had provided a political firm with personal data on hundreds of millions of users. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Marches in Northwestern University’s First Chicago Pride Parade Appearance

On June 24, several ISGMH faculty, staff, and interns joined the first-ever Northwestern University group in the Chicago Pride Parade. The Northwestern group walking in the parade was comprised of about 100 Northwestern community members including faculty, staff, and students. Northwestern’s representation at the Pride Parade signals the university’s commitment to LGBTQ rights to the larger Chicago community. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Francesca Gaiba Speaks at American Medical Association Lunch and Learn

ISGMH associate director, Dr. Francesca Gaiba, recently spoke on a Lunch and Learn panel hosted by the American Medical Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Work Group at their Chicago headquarters. Panel members discussed LGBT health in terms of healthcare, policy, and research, and Dr. Gaiba spoke about SGM research trends and ISGMH’s strategic priorities to address SGM health disparities. Continue Reading ▶︎