Brian Mustanski, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
625 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60611
T: 312- 503-5421
Brian Mustanski, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences and directs the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program. A central focus of his research is on the clustering of psychological, behavioral, and physical health, particularly as they relate to HIV in vulnerable populations. Dr. Mustanski received his doctorate in Psychology from Indiana University, where he trained extensively at the Kinsey Institute. He has been the Principal Investigator for multiple National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other foundation research and training awards, including being named a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar. The majority of his research focuses on the health and development of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. In addition, he conducts applied research on HIV prevention among young men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. Mustanski was an early adopter of using the Internet for health research and his ongoing work seeks to apply new technology to improve research and interventions.
Dr. Mustanski also conducts research in the area of psychiatric and behavioral genetics. In 2005 he co-authored the first genome scan of male sexual orientation and he is currently the PI of a NIDA funded natural experiment to study gene-environment interaction. Dr. Mustanski serves as a Co-Investigator on multiple other studies of gene-environment interplay, helping to serve as a bridge between biomedical and behavioral scientists.
Dr. Mustanski is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a focus on the treatment of sexual and relationship problems.
Mustanski, B. (2007). The influence of state and trait affect on HIV risk behaviors: a daily diary study of MSM. Health Psychology, 26(5), 618-626.
Mustanski, B., Garofalo, R., Herrick, A., & Donenberg, G. (2007). Psychosocial Health Problems Increase Risk for HIV Among Urban Young Men Who Have Sex With Men: Preliminary Evidence of a Syndemic in Need of Attention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 34(1), 37-45.
Mustanski, B., Viken, R. J., Kaprio, J., Winter, T., & Rose, R. J. (2007). Sexual behavior in young adulthood: a population-based twin study. Health Psychology, 26(5), 610-617.
Mustanski, B. (2008). Moderating effects of age on the alcohol and sexual risk taking association: an online daily diary study of men who have sex with men. AIDS Behav, 12(1), 118-126.
Newcomb, M. E., & Mustanski, B. (2010). Internalized homophobia and internalizing mental health problems: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review.
Mustanski, B. S., Garofalo, R., & Emerson, E. M. (2010). Mental health disorders, psychological distress, and suicidality in a diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths. American Journal of Public Health, 100(12), 2426-2432.
Mustanski, B. (2011). Ethical and Regulatory Issues with Conducting Sexuality Research with LGBT Adolescents: A Call to Action for a Scientifically Informed Approach. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Newcomb, M. E., & Mustanski, B. (2011). Moderators of the relationship between internalized homophobia and risky sexual behavior in men who have sex with men: a meta-analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40(1), 189-199.