The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is a university-wide institute dedicated to improving the health and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals and communities through multidisciplinary research, community engagement, and training. SGM includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and gender-non-conforming people – anyone whose sexual or gender identity does not confirm to social majority categories of sexual orientation and gender.

The ISGMH is directed by Brian Mustanski, PhD, associate professor in Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The establishment of this institute shows Northwestern’s and Feinberg’s commitment to understanding the drivers of health disparities in the LGBT community and reducing them through evidence-based interventions.

Brian Mustanski, PhD

Brian Mustanski, PhD
Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Associate Professor in Medical Social SciencesPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

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