Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Michael E Newcomb, PhD

Michael E Newcomb, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and the Associate Director for Scientific Development of the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). His research primarily sits within the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program of ISGMH. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his pre-doctoral internship in cli...[Read full text]Michael E. Newcomb, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and the Associate Director for Scientific Development of the Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH). His research primarily sits within the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program of ISGMH. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Newcomb’s research broadly focuses on health disparities in LGBT youth, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, alcohol and drug use, and mental health problems. His work emphasizes the interpersonal contexts that influence health outcomes, including romantic relationships and families. Dr. Newcomb has received multiple grants as PI from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is currently PI of an R01 from NIAAA examining the efficacy of 2GETHER, a relationship education and HIV prevention program for young male couples. He is also the recipient of an Avenir Young Innovator Award (DP2) from NIH to adapt the 2GETHER intervention to an online program and evaluate its effects in a comparative effectiveness trial. In addition to his work with young male couples, Dr. Newcomb is site PI of an NIH-funded longitudinal cohort examining intimate partner violence among female-born sexual and gender minority youth, and he contributes to multiple projects within ISGMH as Co-Investigator. Dr. Newcomb is a Clinical Psychologist with a focus on couples therapy and mental health treatment in the context of chronic medical conditions.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Illinois - Chicago, Clinical Psychology (2012)