Our research blog archives highlight the evolving work of the IMPACT team, along with other noteworthy findings in the LGBT health field. For information about our current studies visit our Research page, and for news related to our research visit the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing news page.
Despite adversity, the LGBT community finds a sense of resilience through social networks via virtual communities and other e-approaches.
Halloween was even more exciting this year with the fourth annual Chicago LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice.
As LGBT people in mid-life or later navigate coming out for the first time, they face unique concerns about credibility, spouses, and kids.
Do gays and lesbians experience poor body image, and how does this compare with their heterosexual peers?
Webinar – Participant Recruitment & Retention: Common Challenges & Recommended Strategies for HIV Prevention Research & Practice
Join us on this webinar Oct. 2 about recruitment & retention best practices from the IMPACT Program and Howard Brown Health Center.
Featuring IMPACT Program Director Dr. Brian Mustanski
Can family-focused treatment reduce suicidality in LGB youth? For some teens, yes.
Brian Mustanski’s vision for IMPACT was to create a program that had the full spectrum, from science to application and service.
In his recent paper, Dr. Brian Mustanski describes today as “an exciting time to be conducting this research.”
Recent policy changes have made it easier for transgender people to update their IDs, but we still have a long way to go.
How similar and different are young LGBT couples’ and straight couples’ relationships? Read on to see what IMPACT researchers found!
Relationship development models warrant modifications when applied to young LGBT couples
Marriage equality is now the law of the land. How does this affect your health?
Research finds LGBTQ mental health improves from late adolescence to early adulthood because of decreases in victimization.
Straight or queer, violence in romantic relationships is alarmingly common, but LGB youth may face additional challenges.
What makes a career in LGBT health worthwhile? Krystal, Project Director of KIU!, discusses experiences that led to her path to success.
What does research show about shifts in sexual orientation and sexual attraction for trans men?
To Have Sex or Not to Have Sex? An Online Focus Group Study of Sexual Decision Making Among Sexually Experienced and Inexperienced Gay and Bisexual Adolescent Men
New findings help better understand reasons why adolescent gay and bisexual men may have or abstain from sex.
Developmental Change in the Effects of Sexual Partner and Relationship Characteristics on Sexual Risk Behavior in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men
Psychosocial and neurocognitive developmental changes in LGBT adolescents may influence risky sexual behaviors.
Research Blog—New Initiative to Build HIV Prevention Evaluation Capacity of Community-Based Organizations and Healthcare Centers
The Chicago Department of Public Health recently funded the Center for the Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs in Chicago led by IMPACT.