SENIOR ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Stewart Adelson discusses principles of mental health practice with LGBT children and adolescents
Dr. Alessi recently served as guest editor for the Clinical Social Work Journal‘s first special issue on Clinical Practice with LGBTQ Populations.
He is author or co-author of a wide variety of peer-reviewed publications including “Minority stress and HERoic coping among ethnoracial lesbian and bisexual female adolescents: Intersections of resilience” (Journal of Adolescent Research); “The first year experience for sexual minority students: A grounded theory exploration” (Journal of LGBT Youth); ‘The darkest times of my life’: Recollections of child abuse among forced migrants persecuted because o f their sexual orientation and gender identity” (Child Abuse & Neglect); “Therapist correlates of attitudes toward sexual minority individuals affirmative counseling self efficacy, and beliefs about affirmative practice” (Psychotherapy Research); “Determinants of lesbian and gay affirmative practice among heterosexual therapists” (Psychotherapy); “Development of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Affirmative Counseling Self-Efficacy Inventory-Short Form (LGB-CSI-SF)” (Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity); ). “A framework for incorporating minority stress theory into treatment with sexual minority clients” (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health); “Gay affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy for sexual minority youth: Clinical adaptations and approaches” (Clinical Social Work Journal); “Prejudice events and traumatic stress among heterosexuals and lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. (Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma); “PTSD and sexual orientation: An examination of criterion A1 and non-Criterion events” (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy); “Victimization in a nationwide Internet sample of gay and bisexual men” (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services); “Stressful events, avoidance coping, and unprotected anal sex among gay and bisexual men” (American Journal of Orthopsychiatry); and more.
His publications also include numerous book chapters relating to clinical research and practice for LGBTQ populations.
For more information see: http://socialwork.rutgers.edu/faculty/edalessi.aspx
She has published 7 books, and more than 100 articles in top-ranked peer reviewed journals pertaining to LGBTQ issues, family theories, feminist family studies, diversity, marginalized family relationships, qualitative methods, and sexuality, and is on the editorial boards of top journals as Family Relations, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Family Theory and Research, Journal of Marriage and Family, and the Journal of Sex Research. Especially notable are her leading edge book chapters pertaining to LGBTQ issues including “Navigating family breakup before the advent of legal marriage and divorce” forthcoming in A. E. Goldberg & A. Romero (Eds.), LGBTQ divorce and relationship dissolution: Psychological and legal perspectives and implications for practice, Oxford University Press; and “Family relationships of older LGBT adults” (with K. A. Roberto) in Handbook of LGBT elders: An interdisciplinary approach to principles, practices, and policies (Harley & Teaster (Eds.), Springer, 2016).
Dr. Allen served on the editorial board and authored or co-authored 8 entries in the recent classic “The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies” (2016, A. E. Goldberg, Ed.) including: Cancer and social support; Lesbian bed death; Relationships with former spouses; Social media, use for recruitment; and Trevor project.
In 2013, he was the Guest Editor of the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health for its special issue devoted to “The Black Community and its LGBT Members.”
Dr. Ashley is immediate past president of Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists. He is also a member of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Mental Health Guidelines Committee; the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Minority Medical Student Elective in HIV Psychiatry Faculty/Site Director; and the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on HIV/AIDS, and member of its Executive Council since 2012.
She co-edited the recent book, Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective (Routledge, 2007). Her first book, Money, Myths, and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men (University of Chicago Press, 2001), presented her groundbreaking work debunking the myth of gay affluence. She is also the author or co-author of numerous journal articles and policy reports.
Prof. Badgett’s policy-related work includes testifying as an expert witness in legislative matters and litigation, analyzing public policies, consulting with regulatory bodies, briefing policymakers, and writing op-ed pieces. http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/experts/lee-badgett/lee-badgett/
Dr. Lee Badgett discusses LGBT-Inclusive Economic Policies
Dr. Balsam is currently the PI of an R01 grant from NICHD to conduct a 10-year, mixed-methods longitudinal follow-up study of same-sex and heterosexual couples previously surveyed in 2001-2 (R01HD069370, Longitudinal study of legal status, stigma, and well-being among diverse couples). She has previously been the recipient of NIH grants from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Balsam also has a 20-year history of clinical practice in a wide range of settings, including community mental health, correctional, inpatient, and most recently private practice. Her clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and PTSD and couples therapy with same-sex and heterosexual couples.
Dr. Balsam edited the book Trauma, Stress, and Resilience Among Sexual Minority Women (Taylor & Francis, previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies for which she was Special Issue Editor). She has authored or co-authored 10 book chapters covering such topics as affirmative LGBT psychotherapy; substance abuse in sexual minority youth and young adults; hate crimes; lesbian health; LGB siblings; affirmative cognitive behavioral therapy with LGB clients; victimization of older LGBT adults; and lesbian psychology. For further information see:
Stefan has led epidemiological studies among key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender populations, and sex workers in Southern, Eastern, and Western African countries as well as in Central and Southeastern Asia. In addition, Stefan has led or supported the implementation and evaluation of HIV prevention studies globally characterizing effective combination HIV-prevention packages funded by the World Bank for men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and people who use drugs.
Stefan has also been involved in HIV epidemiology, prevention, and implementation science studies focused on the epidemiology and human rights contexts for key populations in Western and Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa with support from USAID, NIH, amfAR, and the Global Fund. Stefan acts as the Director of the Key Populations Program for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the JHSPH.
Dr. Stefan Baral discusses risks, vulnerabilities, and burden of HIV among key populations in low- and middle-income countries in Southern Asia
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He is Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He also maintains a small private practice of psychiatry.
Dr. Cabaj is the co-author/editor of two classic volumes, Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health and On the Road to Same-Sex Marriage—as well as numerous articles related to LGBTQ sexuality and mental health, substance abuse and mental health, and HIV and AIDS and mental health.
He is the past-president of both the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.
He was honored with the Founder’s Award from NALGAP, the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies, for his contributions to substance-abuse services for LGBT individuals and their families.
Most recently, he was appointed to the American Psychiatric Association Office of Diversity and Health Equity, Expert Panel: Current Issues for the Assessment and Care of GLBT Clients: Wellness in the Community.
He also authored the key chapter, “Gay Men and Lesbians” in the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse, 5th Edition (Galanter, Kleber, and Brady, eds.).
He is author or co-author of over 30 peer-review journal articles. He is a member of
Editorial boards and serves as a reviewer for numerous core family therapy journals.
In the LGBT area, Tom is at the forefront of integrating affirmative LGBT interests in family therapy education, training and practice. Several of his co-authored vitally important peer-review articles in this area include:
“To refer or not to refer: Exploring family therapists’ beliefs and practices related to the referral of lesbian, gay, and bisexual client” (with C.R. McGeorge and Molly Farrell), Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2015.
– “The state of lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative training: A survey of faculty from accredited couple and family therapy programs,” (with C.R. McGeorge) Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, in press
– “Assessing lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative training in couple and family therapy: Establishing the validity of the faculty version of the affirmative training inventory.” (with C.R. McGeorge and R.B.Toomey) Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 2015, 41(1), 57-71.
– “The intersection of spirituality, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity in family therapy training: An exploration of students’ beliefs and practices,” (with C.R. McGeorge, and R.B. Toomey, Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 36(4) 2014.
– “Bisexuality and LGB affirmative training: An exploration of family therapy students’ beliefs and clinical experiences” (with E.A. Nova, E. A. and C.R. McGeorge, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 25(4), 2013
– “Establishing the validity of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative training inventory: Assessing the relationship between affirmative training and clinical competence” (with C.R. McGuire, and R.B.Toomey) Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 39(2), 2013.
For further information, see: https://www.ndsu.edu/hdfs/faculty_staff_graduate_students/tom_stone_carlson/
Dr. Chaney has special expertise in substance use disorders and LGBT populations, and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of substance use disorders, sexual compulsivity, sexual orientation, male body image, social justice and advocacy in counseling.
Dr. Cochran is a member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of LGBT Youth” (Taylor & Francis/Routledge). He is also a peer reviewer for at least 14 academic/scholarly journals, He is a Research Advisory Board member of The Trevor Project as well as The Rockaway Institute.
He has published in numerous peer reviewed journals, including the “Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health,” “Journal of LGBT Youth,” “Journal of Homosexuality,” “Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services,” and others in fields ranging from the addictions, mental health, counseling, and psychology. Amongst his honors was the Researcher’s Award bestowed by NALGAP (National Association of Lesbian and Gay Addiction Professionals).
Dr. Cochran has also authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles and several invited chapters in professional books, as well as book reviews. Many of these focus on his interests in LGBT psychology/mental health, such as “Integrating LGBT Competencies into the multicultural curriculum of graduate psychology training programs (with J.S. Robohm) in Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.
For more information, see: http://hs.umt.edu/psychology/faculty/default.php?s=Cochran
He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the U.S. Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award for his role as senior scientist on Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, released in 2001. In addition, he has received the World Association for Sexual Health Gold Medal and Society for Sex Therapy & Research (SSTAR) Masters and Johnson Award.
He was given the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Alfred E. Kinsey Award by the Midcontinent Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in 2001.
In 2007, he was appointed the first endowed Chair in Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. D’Augelli is one of the most prolific and recognized authors in the field LGBTQ studies. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles/chapters either in top-ranked peer review journals or vetted book chapters from multinational professional publishers, many of them dealing with LGBTQ issues.
He is the co-editor of two outstanding volumes, the “Handbook of psychology and sexual orientation” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) and “The challenges of being a rural gay man: Coping with stigma” (New York: Routledge, 2013).
Dr. D’Augelli has presented hundreds of papers at various scientific meetings, many dealing with sexual minorities and forging our understanding of LGBT psychological well-being and empowerment in contemporary society.
Dr. de Vries is former editor of Sexuality Research and Social Policy (2007-2011) and a former associate editor of The International Journal of Aging and Human Development (2000-2006); he presently serves as associate editor of LGBT Health. He has served as guest editor of Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (1997 and 2004) and as a guest co-editor of Generations (2001). He is currently guest-editing an issue of the Journal of Homosexuality. In addition, he has edited four books, including Kinship Bereavement in Later Life (1997), End of Life Issues (1999), Narrative Gerontology (2001), and Gay and Lesbian Aging (2004); he has authored or co-authored over 90 journal articles and book chapters and he has given over 100 presentations to professional audiences on grief and bereavement in later life as well as the social and psychological well-being of midlife and older LGBT persons.
Dr. Brian de Vries discusses LGBT aging, end-of-life issues, and the special need for practitioner sensitivity training
Dr. Dentato is presently under contract and editing a new textbook on social work practice with the LGBTQ community with Oxford University Press.
Amongst her LGBTQ-related articles in top-ranked peer reviewed journal are “LGBTQ Capacity Building in Health Care Systems: A Social Work Imperative” (Health and Social Work, 2011) and “Matching AIDS Service Organizations’ Philosophy of Service Provision with a Compatible Style of Program Evaluation” (Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 2003).
Amongst the LGBTQ-related book chapters she authored or co-authored are “LGBTQ: Protecting Vulnerable Subjects in All Studies” in D. Mertons & P. Ginsberg (Eds.) Handbook of Social Science Research Ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; “Individual Practice with Lesbian Clients” in G. Mallon (Ed.) Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons. New York: Haworth Press; and “Social work Practice with Lesbian Couples” In G. Mallon (Ed.) Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons. New York: Haworth Press.
New York Medical College; Past President of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Past Chair of APA’s Committee on GLB Issues; Past President of APA’s New York County District Branch; former editor-in-chief, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health.
Dr. Drescher discusses reparative (conversion) therapy
For the past 35 years, Dr. Ehrhardt’s research has included a wide range of studies on determinants of sexual risk behavior among children, adolescents, heterosexual women and men, and the gay population, and on comprehensive approaches to preventing HIV and STD infection.
A native of Hamburg, Germany, Dr. Ehrhardt completed a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Düsseldorf in Germany based on her pioneering work at Johns Hopkins University in the field of human gender and sexual development under the mentorship of sexologist John Money. With Money, she co-authored Man & Woman, Boy & Girl: The Differentiation and Dimorphism of Gender Identity from Conception to Maturity, a landmark 1972 book in the field of sexuality studies.
She was subsequently Co-Director of the Program of Psychoendocrinology at Children’s Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo. Throughout this period, Dr. Ehrhardt has also been a practicing clinical psychologist, working in particular with children with intersex problems and their parents.
In recognition of her work, Dr. Ehrhardt has been presented with the Distinguished Research Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association in 1986; the Research Award “For Excellence in Research” from the State of New York Office of Mental Health in 1990; the Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement for 1991 from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex; and the first Research Award from the National Lesbian and Gay Health Foundation in 1994. Her bibliography includes more than 300 scientific publications.
Dr. Ehrhardt was the President of the International Academy of Sex Research in 1981. She has also been a member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, the Executive Committee of the HIV Prevention Trials Network of Family Health International, the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and completed two terms as a trustee on the Board of Directors of the Ford Foundation.
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Her chief research and scholarly interests focus on risk and protective factors for sexual minority youth; gay lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues in service utilization; HIV prevention interventions with adolescents; and, more recently, interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
Dr. Elze has built a strong record of scholarship in the area of sexual minority issues, publishing articles and book chapters and delivering juried paper and poster conference presentations, invited keynote addresses, and invited workshops. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and formerly the Journal of the Society of Social Work and Research. She has reviewed articles for many academic journals.
Dr. Elze She is a past member of the CSWE Board of Directors, the CSWE Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice, past co-chair of the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, and the Commission on Professional Development.
Her many articles in top-ranked peer reviewed journals which she authored or co-authored include “HIV risk behaviors in the U.S. transgender population: prevalence and predictors in a large internet sample.” Journal of Homosexuality (2014); “Gender dysphoria in a 39-year-old man. Canadian Medical Association Journal (2014); “Updated recommendations from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care.” American Family Physician (2013); and “Standards of care for the health of transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people, 7th version” International Journal of Transgenderism (2012).
His research interests include sexuality, male couple relationships, HIV risk behaviors, same-sex romantic relationships, and the development of adopted children of gay and lesbian parents.
He is primary researcher for The Male Couples Relationships Study. This research project examines how male couples of varying sexual openness types (sexually open, closed (monogamous), and “no agreement” about sexual exclusivity compared in the quality of their relationships, psychological adjustment, communication about outside sex, and HIV prevention practices. For additional information see: https://lgbt.columbian.gwu.edu/stephen-forssell and
For the past 15 years, he has taught clinical practice, social welfare policy, and research methods to masters and doctoral students, social workers, and allied health professionals. Dr. Gardner has substantial experience and expertise in conducting community-based qualitative and mixed methods research and program evaluation. He has published extensively and serves on several editorial boards. His current research explores barriers and facilitators to accessing palliative care and pain management among diverse and underserved community-dwelling older adults.
Dr. Gardner’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Aging, the American Cancer Society, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Translational Institute of Pain in Later Life. He is the National Chair of the Hartford Gerontological Social Work Leaders (HGSWL), a Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work, a founding Board member of the Social Work in Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN), and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).
He has published numerous peer-review articles in medical journals focusing on school-age health risk behaviors and sexual orientation; sexual orientation and suicide risk; risky health behaviors amongst LGBT youth related to technology, substance abuse, and psychosocial variables; and factors that underlie racial/ethnic disparities in HIV risk among YMSM (Young Men Who Have Sex With Men).
He has also authored or co-authored key book chapters in such nationally known publications as the Fenway Guide to Primary Care for the LGBT Community (American College of Physicians) and The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding (Washington, DC: The National Academies Press). For additional information see: http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=11319
Dr. Garofalo discusses major minority sex health and mental health issues
Dr. Gattis has published approximately 13 peer reviewed articles and his research has been funded by Fulbright, the National Institutes of Health, the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School. His research has also been featured in media including Slate, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin State Journal, La Crosse Tribune, Milwaukee Magazine, The Academic Minute, WORT-FM, and Our Lives.
In the LGBTQ arena, Dr. Gattis is also an ad hoc reviewer for numerous top-ranked peer reviewed journals, including the Journal of Homosexuality; Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health; Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services; and the Journal of LGBT Youth; and the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
She is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed articles and two books: Gay Dads (NYU Press; 2012) and Lesbian- and Gay-Parent Families (APA; 2010). She is the co-editor (with Katherine R. Allen) of LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice (Springer; 2013). She has received research funding from the American Psychological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Williams Institute, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer Foundation. She teaches courses on gender and families, diversity in contemporary families, research methods with diverse families, human sexuality, the psychology of sexual orientation, and ethics in clinical psychology.
She is on the editorial boards of 9 top-ranked peer reviewed journals, including (in the LGBTQ arena) the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and the Journal of GLBT Family Studies. She is also an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 top journals, including
the Journal of Lesbian Studies; Journal of Homosexuality; and Journal of Gay & Lesbian Studies.
Dr. Abbie Goldberg discusses LGBTQ marital and family issues in contemporary context.
Most recently he has co-edited Youth Suicide and Bullying: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention (Oxford University Press, 2014).
He has contributed to the professional literature related to gay men’s health, AIDS-related suicide, end-of-life issues, HIV and work, and AIDS bereavement, including two highly acclaimed books: Strategies for Survival: A Gay Men’s Health Manual for the Age of AIDS (with Martin Delaney) and Working with AIDS Bereavement (with Sarah Erickson). In 2008 he received the NCSPP Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Committee Award for his contribution to professional psychology.
In 2013 Dr. Goldblum earned the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award. He also received, as director of CLEAR, the 2013 Presidential Citation for services to LGBTQ Psychology from Arlene Noriega, Ph.D., Division 44 President. Finally, he received the prestigious Larry E. Beutler Faculty Award (2013) “in recognition of outstanding national and international contributions to the field of psychology.” For further information: http://www.paloaltou.edu/faculty/Peter-Goldblum
He is internationally known as a leader in LGBT issues in family psychology, family therapy, and couple therapy/intervention. He is author or co-author of at least 100 professional publications, including many in high impact peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and reviews. Amongst many honors, Dr. Green was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
Dr. Green has served on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Family Psychology, the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, Family Process, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Cultural Diversity and Mental Health, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, and American Journal of Family Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He previously served four elected terms on the Board of Directors of the American Family Therapy Academy and served a term as Vice-President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Family Psychology.
Dr. Green was also co-editor of the classic text, “Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists” (Jossey-Bass).
He is the Principal Investigator of a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (2011-2017): “Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide among Sexual Minority Youth.” This four-year longitudinal research study is designed to follow a diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, ages 15-24, and to examine changes in constellations, magnitudes, and developmental sequences of risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors with a particular emphasis on the major components of the interpersonal psychological theory of suicide. Simultaneously, it is documenting whether or not the risk and protective factors for suicide are uniquely related to LGBT youths’ developmental milestones.
Dr. Grossman continues to analyze data and disseminate findings as the Co-Investigator of “Challenges and Coping: The Q & A Project,” also funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This five-year project used a longitudinal research design to investigate the mental health consequences of sexual orientation victimization of a diverse sample of gay, lesbian, bisexual youth (ages 15 to 21).
Additionally, he is disseminating findings as the Principal Investigator of four other research projects: “Transgender Youth: A Vulnerable Population”; “Caregiving among Middle-Aged and Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults;” and “Using Assessments & Program Assignments to Reduce Sexual Minority Stress & Enhance Psychological Well-Being among LGBT Youth”; and “Project DAN,” a study of hurtful and harmful experiences among sexual minority older adults.”
For further information: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty/Arnold_Grossman
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Dr. Haefele-Thomas will be Guest Editor for the peer-review journal, Victorian Review, an interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal of Victorian Studies, on a thematic issue, “Trans Victorians” (due out 2019). Ardel serves as a Board member of Expanding the Circle, the influential conference devoted specifically to LGBTQ higher education. Professor Haefele-Thomas has authored numerous LGBT-related articles, book chapters and reviews in the area of the humanities, many with a special focus on Gothic studies and Victorian studies.
Amongst his most recent books are Human Sexuality, 1st Ed., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014; Moral Panics, Sex Panics; Same Sex, Different Cultures; Something to tell You; and Sambia: Ritual Sexuality and Change.
Previously he has taught at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, where he was Professor and Chair of the Committee on Human Development. Herdt was the first faculty sponsor of the undergraduate LGBT alliance on Stanford campus in the early 1980s.
He founded the Center on Culture and Mental Health at the University of Chicago and received major NIMH funding to train two cohorts of pre and postdoctoral students, including many who were LGBT scholars.
Dr. Herdt has conducted major fieldwork in Papua New Guinea (1974-2010), Chicago (1986-1989), and the Bay Area of California (2000-01) on issues of sexual orientation development and policy change. Herdt’s work on the Sambia of Papua New Guinea was among the first major foundational works on sexual identity in the field of anthropology. He has published 33 books and edited scientific anthologies, monographs, and some 100 scientific peer- reviewed journal articles, chapters, encyclopedia articles, and scholarly reports
Dr. Herdt’s fieldwork on the Sambia of Papua New Guinea over a period of 19 years and 13 field trips culminated in several books and papers, notably, Guardians of the Flutes (1981), Intimate Communications (1991), Third Sex, Third Gender (1994), and The Sambia (2006). A BBC film also followed.
In the United States, he is best known for his path-breaking community based study in Chicago of self-identified gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents and their families, published as Children of Horizons, 1993, and Something to Tell You, 2000.
Dr. Herdt was the founder at the University of Chicago of the Center on Culture and Mental Health, and with colleagues Andrew Boxer and Bert Cohler a co-founder of the Evelyn Hooker Center for Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.
Dr. Herdt is the founding editor of Sexuality Research and Social Policy (now published by Taylor & Francis/Routledge). Previously he was general editor of a series of books at the University of Chicago Press.
Currently, he is writing The Singers Are Gone: 40 Years of Sambia Sexual Culture Change. He lives in Bali with his partner, Gede.
Dr. Horne has author or co-authored well over 70 articles in high-impact peer reviewed journals, book anthologies and reviews. Her articles have appeared in LGBT-focused journals such as the Journal of GLBT Family Studies, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Journal of Homosexuality, and Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies as well as other major journals in psychology, counseling, and sexuality studies/policy. She has been awarded numerous honors for her contributions to the psychology of sexual orientation, gender roles and gender studies.
Professor Hughes has a distinguished career in substance abuse research focusing on women (total funding exceeding $20 million USD). She is well known for her groundbreaking work in the 1980s related to chemically dependent nurses, and is an internationally recognized expert in the area of alcohol use among sexual minority (i.e., lesbian and bisexual) women. Her pioneering studies on the predictors and consequences of alcohol use among sexual minority women have received continuous funding since 1999 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and other sources and have grown into the world’s longest-running longitudinal study of alcohol use and health among sexual minority women. She has served as co-investigator on numerous other funded studies with researchers from major U.S. and Australian institutions, including the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.
Professor Hughes has more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other scholarly papers to her credit—as well as scores of scientific paper presentations, workshops, and invited addresses at national and international research conferences. She serves or has served as consultant to many U.S. federal agencies and institutes such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Mental Health, and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and to researchers in the United States, Canada, India, Thailand, Rwanda, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The impact of Professor Hughes’ research is evident in the myriad awards she has received from diverse organizations on local, national, and international levels. Examples of these are awards from the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association, the Chicago Lesbian Cancer Project, the Illinois Nurses Society on Addictions, the International Nurses Society on Addictions, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She has been honored as an outstanding alumna of both Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky and by induction into the American Academy of Nursing, the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, and the University of Kentucky College of Nursing Hall of Fame. Last year she was selected to receive three prestigious awards: the 2014 Distinguished Contribution Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the 2014 Inaugural UIC College of Nursing Distinguished Researcher Award, and the 2014 Betty Ford Award from the Association of Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). She will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2015.
Since 2004, Dr. Kauth has also served as the Co-Director for the South Central (VISN 16) Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), one of 10 VA MIRECCs. Between 1998-2015, Dr. Kauth also served as Associate Director for Education with the South Central MIRECC. The mission of the South Central MIRECC is to promote equity in engagement, access and quality of mental health care for veterans facing barriers to care, especially rural veterans.
Dr. Kauth attended the University of Mississippi and completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology and pre-doctoral internship at the New Orleans VA Medical Center. He has worked in the VA for 23 years and is located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Kauth is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine. He teaches a course on LGBT Health to second year medical students. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas. He has published more than 40 journal articles, 2 books, and 14 book chapters on topics that include health psychology, LGBT veteran health disparities, sexual health, implementation of educational interventions, and the evolution of human sexual attraction.
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Michael Kauth, Ph.D., narrates a presentation about LGBT Healthcare for veterans and their families for the Military Partners and Families Coalition.
She has published classic LGBT-focused journal articles which won national awards for their importance and impact. These have included both the Dukeminier Award and Stu Walter Prize in 2010 for “LGBT Elder Law: Towards Equity in Aging” (Harvard Journal of Law & Gender); and the Friel-Scanlan Award for “Science, Identity, and the Construction of the Gay Political
Narrative” (Law & Sexuality). She also published Gay and Lesbian Elders: History, Law, and Identity Politics in the U.S. (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.) (2011).
She has contributed key chapters on LGBT elders for internationally published Anthologies. These include “LGBT Elders: Making the Case for Equity in Aging” in After Same-Sex Marriage The Future of Same-Sex Marriage (ed. Carlos Ball, New York University Press); “LGBT Individuals Living with Dementia: Rigths and Capacity Issues in the United States” in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Individuals with Dementia Theoretical Practical and Research Perspectives (Westwood & Price, co-editors Routledge). She served on the Editorial Board of “The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (SAGE, forthcoming) and authored three entries.
A selection of his seminal articles in or relating to the LGBTQ arena include: “Gay Rights, Religious Accommodations, and the Purposes of Antidiscrimination Law” (Southern California Law Review, 2015); “Judging the Case Against Same-Sex Marriage” (University of Illinois Law Review, 2014); “Why Discrimination Against Lesbians and Gay Men is Sex Discrimination” (New York University Law Review, 1994)“Is Hobby Lobby Worse for Religious Liberty than Smith?”(St. Thomas Journal of Law & Public Policy, forthcoming); and many more.
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Dr. Kull is the author and co-author of multiple juried papers, invited book chapters, and conference panels/symposia on LGBT-related health and mental health topics, including HIV/AIDS, STIs affecting MSM, bullying and harassment of LGBT youth, professional development, LGBT issues in education, and LGBT veterans.
Arlene has been an educator for nearly three decades. She is a lecturer, serving on the part-time faculty of the University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, where she is the Founder and Project Director of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Project (SOGI). She is also an adjunct at Empire College where she teaches Sex and Gender in a Cross-Cultural Perspective. Arlene has taught Gender Studies at Smith College School for Social Work and she also lectures at the Rockway Institute, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Arlene has served as a trainer, workshop leader, presenter and facilitator for numerous conferences, organizations and training programs locally, nationally and internationally. She is an experienced and engaging presenter.
Arlene has authored numerous journal articles and essays including authoring two books: “The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide” and “Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and their Families,” winner of the American Psychological Association (Division 44) Distinguished Book Award, 2006.
She is co-editing with Dr. Andrew Gottlieb “Families in Transition: Parent Perspectives on Raising Gender Diverse Children” (Harrington Park Press/Columbia University Press, forthcoming).
Arlene is also the Clinical Supervisor for Center Support: Counseling Services, a low-cost therapy program at The Pride Center of the Capital Region.
Arlene is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (where she served as a committee member of WPATH’s 7th revision the Standards of Care), the American Psychological Association (Division 44) and is on the Board of the American Family Therapy Academy, where she was the 2011 Conference Chair.
She serves on the editorial Boards of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and the International Journal of Transgenderism.
Dr. Levounis is an internationally renowned academician, author in addiction psychiatry, and sought-after expert speaker. His overarching interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, the teaching of psychiatry, and behavioral addictions. He is a Betty Ford Scholar and Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. From 2005 to 2009, he chaired the national Committee on Addiction Treatment of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Levounis is an ASAM fellow and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Levounis has been interviewed by ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, The Martha Stewart Radio Show, The New York Times, The Daily News, TimeOut New York, and The Washington Post, among other media outlets.
Dr. Levounis has authored/edited nine books, including the self-help paperback Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister—and Not Lose Yourself (Perseus, 2008), the textbook Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders (Civic Research Institute, 2010), Motivation and Change (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2010), Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence (APP, 2011), the award-winning and translated LGBT Casebook (APP, 2012), The Addiction Casebook (APP, 2014) based on the DSM-5, and The Behavioral Addictions (APP, 2015), an innovative book that includes re-enactment video clips played by Rutgers NJMS medical students. He is currently working on the American Psychiatric Publishing’s Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment, which is expected to be available in early 2016.
Dr. Petros Levounis discusses clinical issues for HIV patients with comorbid mental health and substance abuse complications
His research and clinical interests also include multi-cultural adoptive youth living in gay/lesbian-headed households; disclosure practices among adopted youth with gay and lesbian parents; and the stigmization processs of LGBT black folk within historically black churches. For further information see: http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=81521
He is, or has been, on the editorial boards of such prestigious academic journal as Social Science History, Journal of Economic History, and Demographic Research. He is a referee for at least 20 additional high impact journals, and has published numerous peer review articles in disciplines ranging from economics to sociology to history.
In the LGBTQ/gender studies arena, Dr. Logan is a leading international authority on male sex work economics. He published the seminal papers “Personal Characteristics, Sexual Behaviors, and Male Sex Work: A Quantitative Approach,” (American Sociological Review, Vol. 75, No. 5, 2010), and together with Shah Manisha, “Face Value: Information and Signaling in an Illegal Market,” Southern Economic Journal, January 2013.
His new book from Cambridge University Press, is just being released: “Economics, Sexuality, and Male Sex Work.” According to Dr. Christopher Carpenter at Vanderbilt University, “Logan offers a groundbreaking and comprehensive analysis of this poorly understood market. This book should be required reading for a broad class of social scientists at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality.” According to Rene Almeling of Yale University, “Trevon D. Logan takes the reader on a fascinating deep dive into the American market for male sex workers. Through a series of careful analyses, he reveals that the inner workings of this understudied market are profoundly shaped by the intersecting social dynamics of masculinity, sexuality, and race.”
Dr. Mallon is the author of the book, We Don’t Exactly get the Welcome Wagon: The Experience of Gay and Lesbian Youth in Child Welfare Settings (1998), which was the first systematic investigation providing empirical data on LGBTQ youth in foster care. His more recent books and edited volumes include Social Work Practice with LGBTQ People (2008); Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth (2009); Child Welfare for the Twenty-First Century, Second Edition (co-edited with Peg McCartt Hess, 2015); and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Foster & Adoptive Parents: Recruiting, Assessing, and Supporting Untapped Family Resources for Children and Youth (2015). These works have made a significant impact on the study of child welfare and LGBTQ children, youth, and families. He is the author of these amongst 24 books in total along with over 100 articles in high impact peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and other papers.
Mallon was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2014. He received that same ear the NYS Citizens Coalition for Children Award and the Family Equality Council’s Holstetter-Habib Award. In 2012, Mallon was given the Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board’s Award of Distinction. In 2011, Mallon received The Judge Richard Ware Award from the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund as well as the Family Focus Adoption Agency’s Child Welfare Advocate Award. Mallon’s publications have also earned additional distinctions. He received the Academic Book of the Year award from the American Library Association in 2006 and 1999; was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award in 2010; and was nominated for the American Library Association’s GLBT Roundtable Book of the Year award in 1999.
In the MSW program at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, he teaches the elective course Contemporary GLBT Issues and also has taught most of the required Practice and Research courses. In the School’s PhD program he has taught Introductory Statistics and the Dissertation Proseminar. Dr. Martin’s most recent studies examined victimization and coping among gay and bisexual men, and the treatment of LGBT issues in American social work education. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Dr. Martin was Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he co-founded Lambda Faculty and Staff. Previous to entering academic life, he maintained a private clinical practice in Chicago, specializing in practice with lesbian and gay clients, and he led Hartgrove Hospital’s Department of Social Work.
Dr. Martin is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services and the Journal of Homosexuality, as well as other major national social work journals.
He has produced more than 40 publications–many of them focusing on LGBT social work research, theory, and practice–including articles in high impact peer review journals, book chapters, monographs, and bibliographies. He is the co-editor of the Handbook of research with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations (New York, NY: Routledge, 2009), as well as Research methods with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender populations (Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 2009), which was simultaneously published as the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 15(1-2), 2009. Previously, he co-authored Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths and adults: Knowledge for human services practice (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998).
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She has recently been serving on a statewide work group with the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to improve access to culturally competent care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex consumers across the state and on the Cultural Competence subcommittee of the Clinical Standards committee with the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs. She is currently also the Managing Partner of New Perspectives, LLC, which provides consulting and training services for human service organizations, educational institutions, health-care facilities, and communities in order to help them respond effectively to changing cultural landscapes, especially with respect to sexual orientation and gender variance.
She has published numerous peer-review articles pertaining to LGBT issues covering a rich array of topics including LGBT addiction studies, LGBT disabilities, and LGBT counselor education. She is the author of the key chapter “Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals” in the new handbook from Springer, Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice (B. Johnson, editor), and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on LGBT issues in mental health and human services. For additional details see http://newperspectivesforyou.com/MatthewsCV.pdf and also http://newperspectivesforyou.com/publications.php.
Dr. Merlino and his Office are responsible for Downstate’s faculty development programs including the seminar series, interest groups, and formal mentoring programs. The Faculty Affairs Office is committed to a Campus culture that nurtures successful careers and work-life integration.
Dr. Merlino is a member of the Editorial Board of several major academic journals in the area of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, including the “Journal of Psychiatric Administration & Management.” He is a member of the Publications Board of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) and is an “Ambassador Fellow” of the New York Academy of Medicine.
In the LGBTQ arena, Dr. Mezey is author of a rich array of monographs and texts as well as book chapters including: GLBT Families. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press, an imprint of Sage Publications, Inc.; New Choices, New Families: How Lesbians Decide about Motherhood. The Johns Hopkins University Press; “How Lesbians/Gay Men Decide to be Parents or Remain Childfree” in LGBT-Parent Families: Possibilities for New Research and Implications for Practice, edited by Abbie E. Goldberg and Katherine R. Allen (New York: Springer Publishing Company); “Deciding Whether to Parent” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, edited by Abbie Goldberg (20160 Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
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NeJaime is a two-time recipient of the Dukeminier Award, which recognizes the best sexual orientation legal scholarship published in the previous year. He is also the 2014 recipient of UCI Law’s Professor of the Year Award and the 2011 recipient of Loyola Law School’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
NeJaime has provided commentary on issues relating to sexual orientation and same-sex marriage to numerous press outlets, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NPR, and NBC News.
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One of the primary goals of his research is to apply formative studies to psychosocial interventions to improve the health of the LGBT community. One of these interventions has shown preliminary evidence for helping young gay and bisexual men cope with early and ongoing stress to reduce their depression, anxiety, substance use, condomless sex, and sexual compulsivity. Its efficacy was established in the first randomized controlled trial of an LGB-affirmative mental health treatment.
His collaborative research also examines the efficacy of similar LGB-affirmative interventions delivered via novel technologies (e.g., smartphones), in diverse settings (e.g., Eastern Europe), and with diverse segments of the LGBT community (e.g., rural youth). He has a longstanding interest in psychotherapy process research, including determining what psychological interventions work for whom and the reasons explaining why psychological interventions work in the first place.
His research has been featured in national and international media outlets, such as The New York Times and Time. This work has also been cited in several amici curiae briefs in cases related to LGBT stigma and discrimination before state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dr. Pachankis teaches an interdisciplinary class called Stigma and Health at the Yale School of Public Health that examines stigma across multiple levels (e.g., societal, psychological) and across numerous stigmatizing conditions and identities to understand stigma’s full impact on population health.
Dr. Pachankis has published numerous peer reviewed articles in major and highly cited journals in psychology, LGBT studies, and HIV/AIDS. He has authored or co-authored major chapters in numerous books pertaining to these same areas.
He is a Consulting Editor for the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (Division 44, American Psychological Association), and ad hoc reviewer for such journals as AIDS and Behavior; Archives of Sexual Behavior; Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Sex Research, Psychology of Men and Masculinity; Psychology & Sexuality; Sex Roles; and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
The author or editor of many professional books and articles, she has also won a number of distinguished awards. She recently served as a member of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps convened by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. Their report, entitled “The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding,” was released in March, 2011 (free pdf copy: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Reports/2011/The-Health-of-Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender-People.aspx).
She was co-editor with Dr. A. D’Augelli of the Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation; Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities in Families: Psychological Perspectives; Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Among Youth: Psychological Perspectives; and Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives. All of these volumes were published by Oxford University Press.
Amongst her numerous awards were the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from APA’s Division 44 (Society for Psychological Study of LGBT Issues), for Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation; the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, also bestowed by APA Division 44; the Laura Brown Award for Outstanding Contributions in Advancing Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Psychology from the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35); and the Carolyn Attneave Diversity Award from APA Division 43 (Family Psychology) for contributions that advance the understanding of and integration of diversity into family psychology. For further information: http://people.virginia.edu/~cjp/
Dr. Reback has authored or co-authored more than 65 peer-review journal articles pertaining to or relevant to MSM and transwomen on HIV health care, mental health, and community services, as well as numerous book chapters in these areas. The significance of Dr. Reback’s research has been the application of research in community settings, the early integration of biobehavioral approaches to substance abuse and HIV prevention, the application of technology as a novel real-time intervention, and the coupling of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Dr. Reback was one of the first researchers in the country to link the rise in HIV infection among gay and bisexual men to sexual risk behaviors engaged in while using methamphetamine and she was one of the first researchers in the country to identify co-factors for HIV acquisition and transmission that contribute to the disproportionate HIV disease burden among urban transwomen.
In 1997, Dr. Reback served as the co-investigator on the first epidemiological study in Los Angeles to assess health risks among transwomen. Foremost in the design and implementation of her research studies has always been the formation of long-lasting community-research collaborations. She has an extensive background in conducting community-research collaborations, evaluating behavioral treatment therapies, designing and implementing street-based intervention programs for out-of-treatment substance users, and managing large-scale HIV prevention and intervention programs. Dr. Reback collaborates with local community-based organizations to adopt, tailor, and transfer evidence-based interventions into public health and community settings. Dr. Reback’s commitment to community research has led her to become a sought-after collaborator. She has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on ethnographic, intervention, biomedical, mHealth, and epidemiological studies funded by NIDA, NIMH, HRSA, CSAT, CDC, CHRP (formerly UARP), California State Office of AIDS, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Los Angeles.
In addition to her research experience, Dr. Reback has also designed and taught numerous courses in social research, sexuality and society, modern society, society and individual development, sociology of the family, principles of sociology, professions and work, and emotions in society.
Dr. Reback has current or past membership on the Los Angeles Transgender Task Force; Transgender HIV Youth Consortium; Los Angeles County PEP and PrEP Work Group; Los Angeles County HIV Prevention Planning Committee; HIV Drug and Alcohol Task Force of the HIV Commission on Health Services; Los Angeles County Methamphetamine Work Group; Center for Substance Abuse Treatment LGBT Work Group; Los Angeles County LGBT Health Advisory Group; and numerous other local and national HIV/AIDS and substance abuse task forces and advisory committees. Dr. Reback was awarded the City Council Appreciation Award from the City of West Hollywood (2001), the HIV Warrior Award from the City of West Hollywood (2003), the Spirit of Hope award from Being Alive (2005), the Distinguished Community Service Award from California State University at Northridge (2013), and the Outstanding Service Organization award for her work with transgender women from the City of West Hollywood (2014).
More broadly, Dr. Reisner is an international leader in multiple areas pertaining to LGBT health care. He is a social and psychiatric epidemiologist whose overarching research goal is to understand and improve the health and wellbeing of traditionally marginalized and underserved patient populations. His research focuses on: (1) health disparities and inequities, especially in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) populations with specialization in local, national, and global transgender and nonconforming health; (2) epidemiology of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with biobehavioral intervention design and development for high priority populations; and (3) psychiatric epidemiology concentrating in mental health and substance use/abuse risks and resiliencies in adolescents and young adults.
Dr. Reisner has published over 100 peer-review articles, most in top-ranked high impact journals and many pertaining to LGBT health research. He has also contributed chapters to at least three major edited works including HIV Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach (Elsevier); Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford University Press); The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (SAGE Publications).
Dr. Reisner is Research Associate Editor for the Open Access journal Transgender Health. He is also an ad hoc reviewer for numerous high impact journals pertaining to LGBT/HIV research including AIDS Care, AIDS and Behavior, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), Journal of Homosexuality, Journal of Sex Research, Archives of Sex Behavior, LGBT Health, and more.
Dr. Reisner routinely offers clinical competency trainings/courses in transgender health as an advisory board and faculty member of The National LGBT Health Education Center at Fenway Health, including recorded webinar sessions available for CMEU credits. He regularly lectures at Harvard and in the Boston area at local universities, He mentors students, fellows, and research staff in the application of epidemiologic methods to study “hidden” populations. As a mentor, he takes a collaborative approach to nurture student interests, helping mentees to cultivate the skills needed to propel their interests forward.
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Dr. Michael Ross discusses issues of internalized homonegativity, with a special focus on implications for sexual health intervention
In 1986, Simon moved to Australia to complete a Ph.D. in the effects of AIDS education on male homosexual behavior. On the strength of his research, he was awarded an Australian Commonwealth Scholarship, and in 1989, the first Ph.D. in HIV prevention research in the Southern Hemisphere. In 1990, Simon immigrated to Minnesota. In 1992, he completed his postdoctoral clinical/research fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality, and in 1997, completed a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology. Clinically, he specialized in the treatment of unsafe sexual behavior, HIV mental health, sexual orientation and religious identity conflicts, sex offending, and general sexology concerns.
In the first book to evaluate the effects of AIDS education on male homosexual behavior, which was awarded an “Outstanding Academic Book” award by the American College Library Association’s journal, Choice. His other books include Gay Catholics Down Under (Praeger, 1991); with Michael Wright and Onno de Zwaart, he edited New International Directions in HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men (Haworth Press, 1998); with Michael Ross and Lorna Channon-Little, he wrote Sexual Health Concerns: Interviewing and History Taking for Health Practitioners (F.A. Davis, 2000); and with Julie Endersbe, was expert consultant for Homosexuality: What Does It Mean? (LifeMatters, 2000): a book for high risk teens.
In 1993, he developed the Man-to-Man: Sexual Health Seminars, a comprehensive human sexuality program for homosexually active men. In 1994, under a grant from the Swedish Institutes of Health, he trained Swedish HIV prevention workers in this initiative. From 1994-1998, he served on the Minnesota Health Commissioner’s Task Force on HIV/STD Prevention. From 1998-2004, he collaborated with the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, to provide advanced training to HIV prevention workers who work with Latino men who have sex with men. Since 2001, he has served as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health; and since 2016 as chair of the Behavioral and Social Science Prevention of HIV/AIDS Study Section. He is an elected full member of the International Academy for Sex Research, fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, and also fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 44).
Simon is a prodigious researcher as evidenced by five books and approximately over 150 peer reviewed publications. His major areas of research include HIV/STI prevention, unsafe sexual behavior, male homosexuality, religious and sexual identity formation, Internet-sex, effects of internalized homophobia, prostate cancer and sexual health promotion. From 2000-03, he was a visiting researcher in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):in Atlanta, studying HIV prevention in 13 rural states. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple NIH, CDC, and state funded studies. Currently, he teaches two graduate courses, PubH6010 Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS and PubH6000 Sex, Sexuality and Sexual Health.
Dr. Rostosky co-authored with Dr. E.D.B. Riggle two major books: Happy together: Thriving as a same-sex couple in your family, workplace, and community. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (2015) and A positive view of LBGTQ: Embracing identity and cultivating well-being. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. The latter work was recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Book Award, American Psychological Association, Div 44: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues). Dr. Rostosky has authored or co-authored almost 70 peer review articles in top-ranking, high impact journals, many of which are in LGBT or LGBT-related fields. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and also the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and is ad-hoc reviewer for dozens of national or international journals in the fields of psychology, sociology, health, and other fields.
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Dr. Rothblum is a Fellow of seven divisions of the American Psychological Association: Division 1 (General Psychology), Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology), Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues); Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), Division 29 (Psychotherapy), Division 35 (Psychology of Women), and Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues).
Regarding her research on lesbian issues, Dr. Rothblum is former chair of the Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns of the American Psychological Association and Past President of Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues) of APA. She has edited over 20 books, including Lesbian Friendships (New York University Press, 1996), Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia (Sage Publications), Boston Marriages: Romantic But Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians (University of Massachusetts Press, 1993), Lesbians in Academia (Routledge, 1997) and Loving Boldly: Issues Facing Lesbians (Haworth Press, 1989).
Stephen recently co-authored with Jessica Fish a seminal literature review article, “Mental Health in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Youth” in the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology (2016). He has published over a dozen LGBT peer review journal articles amongst almost 100 articles in total in all areas of his expertise.
“I study adolescent development,” notes Dr. Russell, “… with an emphasis on adolescent sexuality, LGBT youth, and parent-adolescent relationships. Much of my research is guided by a commitment to create social change to support healthy adolescent development. I am most proud of my research that has been used to shape local and state policies and laws for school safety, and my most rewarding work is with trainees: I work with an amazing group of postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and I find supporting their development and learning from them to be the most satisfying part of my job.
“I have been involved in community and professional organizations throughout my career, including as Human Relations Commissioner in several cities (Durham, NC; Davis, CA; Tucson, AZ), and currently as chair of the Board of Directors of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). I have been an elected board member of the National Council on Family Relations (2005-2008), and am Past-President of the Society for Research on Adolescence.”
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Stephen Russell discusses the special vulnerabilities of LGBT youth in a past presentation at the National Council on Family Relations.
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His current specific areas of research interest include adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV treatment; primary and secondary behavioral HIV prevention and intervention for MSM (particularly among men who have sex with men); antiretroviral therapy for prevention; treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) in national and international populations; and more.
As of mid 2016 he is the author or co-author of over 250 juried/referred journal articles, as well as author or co-author of six books to date in areas ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy with LGB individuals, ADHD, and coping with chronic illness and depression. Several of his books have been translated into foreign languages.
In the LGBTQ arena, Dr. Safren was coauthor of one of this field’s first premier classic textbooks, “Cognitive behavioral therapy with gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients” (Guilford Press, 2003). This was winner of the Book Award sponsored by Division 44 of the American Psychological Association (Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues), where Dr. Safren is also a Fellow.
He has been Chair of the GLBT Special Interest Group of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (formally the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy).
His scholarly articles include research on mental health among LGBTQ individuals, clinical training, HIV medication adherence, sexual health, cognitive-behavior therapy, adherence to HIV antiretroviral medication, mental health in HIV positive gay and bisexual men, HIV prevention strategies, crystal methamphetamine use in and MSM, polysubstance use and HIV patients, Latinos and HIV/AIDS, transactional sex and HIV risk, and more.
Dr. Safren is the Editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (term ending 2016), an Associate Editor of Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and on the Editorial Boards of AIDS & Behavior; AIDS Education and Prevention; and several other core journals in his field.
Dr. Sandfort has authored or co-authored well over 175 journal articles in top-ranked peer-reviewed Journals. He co-edited several books including Lesbian & gay studies: An introductory, interdisciplinary approach (2000; London: Sage), From social silence to social science: Perspectives on same-sex sexuality, gender and HIV/AIDS in South Africa (2009; Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council), and Boldly Queer: African Perspectives on Same-sex Sexuality and Gender Diversity (2015; The Hague: Hivos).
He is on the Editorial Board of several academic journals, including AIDS Care, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Culture, Health and Sexuality, International Journal of Sexual Health, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, LGBT Health, Sexualities, and the Journal of Sex Research. He served as President of the International Academy of Sex Research and the Dutch Society of Sexology. In 2008, he received the John Money Award from the Society of the Scientific Study of Sexuality for his research work.
This work has resulted in over 60 book chapters and peer reviewed publications. Many of her scholarly contributions in areas relating to LGBT child and family relations and HIV are in such top-ranked, high impact journals such as AIDS Education & Prevention, AIDS Care, Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, Family Relations, and the Journal of Homosexuality. She is a member of the Editorial Board of AIDS Education & Prevention, Journal of GLBT Family Studies, ISRN AIDS, as well as other journals. She has been an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other high impact journals.
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Strub’s articles have appeared in such venues as the Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Women’s History, American Quarterly, Radical History Review, Salon, and Journal of Social History. His work highlights the productive nature of battles over obscenity and pornography as analytical windows into such topics as racial politics in Memphis, heteronormativity and also resistance through gay erotic expression in Los Angeles, and divisive issues with serious consequences in modern feminist activism.
For further information: http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/whitney-strub
Dr. Ron Stall discusses some of his research, which includes stigma against people with HIV/AIDS and the need for prevention at the community level [International AIDS Society, Vienna, 2010]
Dr. Walls has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in top-ranked scholarly/academic journals. He has served as a reviewer or ad hoc reviewer for dozens of prestigious high-impact journals in social work, psychology, sociology, and related fields.
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In 1990, Dr. Warren founded the Center’s groundbreaking Gender Identity Project, one of the first transgender peer counseling and peer support programs in the country. As a consultant she has worked with city, state and federal agencies including the New York State Department of Health, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the Federal Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment and, as the first Community Co-Chair of New York City’s HIV Prevention Planning Group, with the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is principal author of SAMHSA’s training curriculum, A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals.