Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medical Social Sciences

Brian  Mustanski, PhD

Brian Mustanski, PhD

Director, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Focus of Work


My research focuses on the mental and behavioral health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with a particular focus on youth. The health issues I study include mental health, HIV/AIDS, and substance use. My research spans the translational spectrum from epidemiological studies of prevalence, to longitudinal studies of risk and protective factors, to the development and testing of intervention, to the dissemination and implementation of these novel interventions.


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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Indiana University, Clinical Psychology (2004)