Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Brian  Mustanski, PhD

Brian Mustanski, PhD

Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Co-Director of the NIH Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Co-Director of the NIDA Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology. His research focuses on the health and development of LGBTQ youth and the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. He has been a Principal Investigator of over $40 million in federal and foundation grants and has published over ...[Read full text]Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Co-Director of the NIH Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Co-Director of the NIDA Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology. His research focuses on the health and development of LGBTQ youth and the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. He has been a Principal Investigator of over $40 million in federal and foundation grants and has published over 215 journal articles in the areas of HIV/AIDS, mental health, and substance use. In 2017, NBC News selected him from 1,600 nominees as one of 30 changemakers and innovators making a positive difference in the LGBTQ community. Dr. Mustanski is a frequent advisor to federal agencies and other organizations on LGBTQ health needs and research priorities, including being an appointed member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Indiana University, Clinical Psychology (2004)