The LGBT Health & Development Program


IMPACT trainees present research

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Uncategorized. No Comments

21st April

IMPACT Program undergraduate research trainees Alan, Laurel, Elizabeth, and Caroline presented their research at the annual UIC undergraduate research forum.  Caroline presented qualitative data on youth self-reports of hormones for changing genders.  Elizabeth presented on mental health and HIV risk, while Alan presented on the effects of victimization on mental health.  Laurel, who trained in both the IMPACT Program and Dr. Mary Murphy’s lab presented some of her work with Dr. Murphy on gender roles and academic performance. Alan won third place in the social sciences.


Recuiting young men for a research study

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Youth Blog. No Comments

18th April

Project TRACK is currently enrolling young men who have sex with men for a research study on sexual behavior and health. Help us understand issues affecting the health of young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.  You can earn up to $60 by participating in this gay friendly and confidential research study!

If you are a gay, bisexual, or a young man who engages in same-sex behavior and are between the ages of 16-20, take our brief eligibility questionnaire:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZTQ8R5N

If you are eligible, a researcher from the IMPACT Program will be in contact with you!

This research has been approved by the University of Illinois at Chicago Institutional Review Board, #2010-0750*


Stand Up!

Posted by Lou in Allies, Youth Blog. No Comments

18th April

Check out this new Irish anti homophobic bullying advertisement, created by BeLonG To , an LGBTQ youth organization in Ireland. Just like IMPACT Program and our Chicago-based young people, LGBTQ youth and programs for us are all around the world!


IMPACT Publication: HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Featured, Research Blog. No Comments

11th April

Download IMPACT’s review of the research literature on HIV and YMSM for free.






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