The LGBT Health & Development Program

Tag: Michelle Birkett


New Northwestern Institute commits to improving LGBT health

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29th February

The IMPACT Program is now a proud part of the new Institute of Sexual and Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing!



A Data-Driven Simulation of HIV Spread Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: Role of Age and Race Mixing and STIs

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11th January

HIV prevention efforts should target YMSM across race and those in partnerships with older MSM.



Substance Use Network Characteristics and Drug and Alcohol Use Behaviors among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men (YMSM)

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11th January

Structural characteristics of substance use networks may provide important information regarding the drug and alcohol use behavior of YMSM.



Neighborhood-Level Associations with HIV Infection Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chicago

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11th January

Study examines census data along with individual-level data from a longitudinal cohort of YMSM in Chicago.



Non-Parental Adults in the Social and Risk Behavior Networks of Sexual Minority Male Youth

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11th January

African American and Latino sexual minority male youth may be particularly poised to benefit from positive non-parental adult relationships.



The Sexual Networks of Racially Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

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11th January

Results indicate several partner- and network-level factors related to HIV outcomes.



Methods for Collection of Participant-Aided Sociograms for the Study of Social, Sexual and Substance-Using Networks Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

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11th January

This approach advances social network data collection and is feasible and appropriate for an adolescent and young adult population.



The Negative Effects of Prejudice on Interpersonal Relationships Within Adolescent Peer Groups

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14th April

Sexual prejudice may have negative effects on the interpersonal interactions of adolescents.



The Role of Geographic and Network Factors in Racial Disparities in HIV Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men: An Egocentric Network Study

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3rd February

Racial disparities in HIV are not shown to be driven by differences in individuals’ HIV risk behaviors.



Does It Get Better? A Longitudinal Analysis of Psychological Distress and Victimization in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth

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3rd February

Psychological distress might get better with less victimization, and early experiences of stress impact the mental health of LGBTQ youth.






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