What interests us? Our research blog highlights the evolving work of the IMPACT team, along with other noteworthy findings in the LGBT health field. We invite you to explore the posts below and visit our Current Research Projects and Publications pages to learn more about the breadth of our research.
LA’s hit comedy “Don’t Tell My Mother!” crashes the Windy City in a benefit for The IMPACT Program at Northwestern University
New study investigates the effects of psychosocial variables and demographic differences in smoking habits among LGBT youth.
A Longitudinal Examination of Risk and Protective Factors for Cigarette Smoking Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
Longitudinal study of the correlation between smoking habits and victimization, psychological stress, and social support in LGBTQ youth
Psychologists are working to address the lack of LGBT competency among therapists, but much remains to be done.
Co-edited by Dr. Mustanski with articles by IMPACT faculty, the issue reports on the largest population-based project on LGBT youth health.
Special Section on Sexual Health in Gay and Bisexual Male Couples Published in Archives of Sexual Behavior
Findings answer new questions and challenge traditional research on male couples. Co-edited by Dr. Mustanski with contributions from IMPACT.
The IMPACT Program at Northwestern University is seeking candidates focused on LGBT health for a translational research faculty position.
Diary studies are most often used to observe behavior, but new research suggests they may be able to inspire changes in sexual behavior.
Complex representations of gender expressions and identities are often overlooked but are important to understanding minority stress.
Mixed methods study findings are highlighted and implications for intervention are presented.
Hear what researchers, practitioners, and community members had to say about LGBTI research priorities at the Listening Session with NIH.
Featuring opening remarks from conference organizers and a keynote address from Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak from NIH.
The Intersection of Youth, Technology, and New Media with Sexual Health: Moving the Research Agenda Forward
Study explores the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of using new media and technology for LGBT sexual health promotion.
Elevated levels of developmental stress linked to shifts in sexual orientation, but not connected to sex-atypical prenatal hormones.
Do psychiatric disorders moderate the relationship between psychological distress and sexual risk-taking behaviors in young men who have sex with men? A longitudinal perspective.
Between-person correlates, including ethnicity and MDD, emerged as determinants of unprotected anal sex acts among YMSM.
A latent modeling approach to genotype-phenotype relationships: maternal problem behavior clusters, prenatal smoking, and MAOA genotype.
Study used latent modeling approach to genotype-phenotype relationships to examine problem behavior clusters and MAOA gene in pregnant women.
A Psychometric Investigation of the Hypersexual Disorder Screening Inventory among Highly Sexually Active Gay and Bisexual Men: An Item Response Theory Analysis.
Study shows a quantitative conception of hypersexuality with a clinically relevant cutoff score may be appropriate for diagnostic purposes.
Individual Differences in the Effects of Mood on Sexuality: The Revised Mood and Sexuality Questionnaire (MSQ-R)
Effects of mood on sex and sexuality are assessed using the Mood and Sexuality Questionnaire. Implications and limitations are discussed.
Study explores effects of partner and relationship characteristics on the frequency of unprotected sex within young MSM relationships.
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