Michael E Newcomb, PhD

Michael E Newcomb, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences



633 N. St Clair, 19th Floor
Chicago IL 60611

newcomb( at )northwestern.edu

Education and Certification

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


Description of Interests

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 the recipient of an Avenir Young Innovator Award (DP2) from NIH to integrate primary and secondary HIV prevention into a couples-based HIV prevention program for young male couples. He also serves as site PI of an NIH-funded longitudinal cohort examining intimate partner violence among female-born lesbian, bisexual and queer 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.

Interests (Keywords)

Adolescent health; Drug Abuse; HIV Infection; Health Disparities; Mental Health; Preventive Medicine

Research and Publications

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