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.
A sold out crowd listened, laughed, and rocked out, all in support of the IMPACT Program.
The Windy City Times is hosting 3-day summit for youth, nonprofits, activists, etc. to create a plan to address LGBTQ youth homelessness.
Thought stopping AIDS was impossible? The story is changing. Join us at an IMPACT-sponsored event discussing new frontiers in HIV research.
We describe a new questionnaire, the MSQ-R, which sheds light on the complex relationship between positive and negative moods and sexuality.
Dr. Brian Mustanski accepted the Community Spirit Award on behalf of Northwestern at Center on Halsted’s 2014 Human First gala.
Hispanics’ support of LGBT concerns is on the rise.
Many minority YMSM report a history of violence and abuse, and programs focused on improving resilience are needed.
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.